Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club is an impressive 17th century country retreat set in 200 acres of Hertfordshire parkland with a Jack Nicklaus II designed golf course, well-appointed spa and highly-regarded restaurants. Hanbury Manor has furthered its position as one of the UK’s most inspirational wedding venues following an extensive £1.7m refurbishment and development of its event spaces by internationally renowned Lucid Interior Design. The fabulous results were revealed on 5 April 2018.
With their rich history, beautiful surroundings and stunning architecture the Treasure Houses of England venues are proving the perfect location for some of the world’s most extravagant wedding celebrations.
Last year Blenheim Palace, one of the 10 iconic palaces, castles and stately homes, played host to a lavish £5m ceremony as Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar tied the knot with Nigerian billionaire Folarin Alakija.
However the UNESCO World Heritage site and Treasure House venues also cater for budgets of all sizes.
The new trend for the modern British wedding is both simple and luxurious and it takes the form of a shepherd’s hut. Adding a rural and traditional element to weddings and wedding venues, Blackdown Shepherd Huts have responded to an increase in requests for shepherd huts and have set about creating special for-hire huts that meet all types of wedding needs from bride’s dressing rooms to the ultimate honeymoon hut.
Will Vickery, who owns Blackdown Shepherd Huts in Ilminster, Somerset, says: ‘The demand for huts to be used at weddings has really increased recently. Shepherd huts appear to be bang on trend, probably because they’re beautiful to look at and work well as photo backdrops, as well as being idyllic and private, special and intimate.’
Lartington Hall is heart-stoppingly beautiful. We’d heard the rumours about ‘brides to be’ literally crying with happiness when they found Lartington Hall. Owner and interior designer Shona Harper-Wilkes reveals to Vows and Venues why Lartington is the venue to be seen at. Oh yes, and just why it makes brides cry.
Built in 1635, Lartington Hall is a private and exclusive hire venue, nestled in 75 acres of romantic and beautifully landscaped parkland, providing a dream wedding setting. Wonderful all year round, there is so much space to enjoy, both inside and out. The very definition of luxury, Lartington is beautiful, refined and every element is of the best quality; from the designer furnishings to our exceptional food.
BRIDES looking for an unusual hen night and interesting activity to do with their bridesmaids and hens are invited to learn how to make chocolates or pizzas at a gastropub in Somerset this year (2018).
The White Hart in Weston In Gordano is offering brides the chance to book in for a masterclass on making truffles or an authentic Italian lunch in the pub’s garden tepee and open-air pizzeria.
Back in 2015, The Derby Conference Centre announced that it was no longer providing wedding services. However, over the past 12 months it has become evident that with the increased volume of enquiries, the people of Derby really miss not being able to tie the knot at this beautiful venue. Which is why the Centre is incredibly proud to announce that from Valentine’s Day, The Derby Conference Centre will once again be returning to the wedding venue market.
Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside sits a unique and charming wedding venue that is certain to leave a lasting impression on all who are lucky enough to be part of your special day.
Owned by TV presenter and one of the UK’s best known farmers, Jimmy Doherty, Jimmy’s Farm has recently been awarded one Conde Nast’s top 100 wedding venues in the world, and it’s not hard to see why.
Brides and grooms-to-be are invited to a unique two-in-one open day to help them fall for the perfect wedding venue.
Set in the heart of the North York Moors, Helmsley is an idyllic wedding location – and couples can now look around two places to tie the knot in one afternoon.
The Black Swan and its sister venue The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa are hosting joint wedding events throughout the year – with experts on hand to talk prospective wedding parties through the distinctive benefits of both.
Planning a special occasion next year or the year after? Magical Alnwick Castle is one of the country’s most romantic and magical wedding venues.
With three enchanting venues to choose from here, endless wedding styles are possible and no two celebrations are ever the same. From a magnificent, traditional marriage in the Castle, or a fun, Harry Potter themed wedding complete with broomsticks, to an exquisite ceremony within the old, atmospheric Hulne Abbey, or an intimate celebration at Friars Well – the choice is yours.
THE North East will be firmly on the map this year as Newcastle and Gateshead prepare to host Great Exhibition of the North, making the region one of the most talked about places in the UK to tie the knot in 2018. On-trend brides planning a summer wedding can align their nuptials with the huge cultural celebration, which will be taking place from 22 June to 09 September, and need look no further than the region of the moment to find their perfect wedding venue.
As more and more people search for a unique wedding location for their special day, Dreamland Margate - Britain’s vintage amusement park by the beach, is celebrating Valentine’s Day by launching a brand-new wedding offering.
The multi-faceted cultural attraction had a complete design revamp in May 2017, which saw the amusement park totally re-landscaped. With a multitude of stylish and alternative venues available and carefully designed food and beverage menus, Dreamland provides an entirely bespoke experience for brides, grooms and their guests, and brings all fun of the fair - with a twist!
When it came to the most important day of her life Danielle Walsh ensured that everything was planned perfectly and that her wedding would include all the things that she and her partner Richard really loved. The fairy-tale white Georgian Grade II* mansion, Hylands House in Essex was chosen for the wedding venue. Drinks were served in the exquisite red and gold Banqueting Room as well as on the Terrace for the 116 day guests. The party had free rein of the house as the couple wanted everyone to see inside the immaculately restored interior.
Selecting just the right wedding venue can be a difficult task for newly-engaged couples and finding the best fit for you and your guests is often considered one of the most important parts of the wedding-planning process, as it can make or break the big day.
Danielle Rolfe, who runs Hampshire-based family home www.pentonpark.co.uk understands the importance of venues after hosting more than 60 at the family-owned property, which sits in more than eight acres of grounds. Here, Danielle offers her top tips for selecting the perfect wedding venue, so you can have the dream ceremony you’ve always wanted.
Win a complete wedding with Rowton Castle worth £12,500!
Rowton Castle, the Shrewsbury based castle wedding venue, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of their current ownership in 2018 and to commemorate the achievement they are giving away a full wedding with all the trimmings worth £12,500!
The #winawedding package includes complete venue hire of Rowton Castle and Gardens, with a selected choice of dates available. The hire will be on an exclusive use basis - whereby the wedding party and guests will have exclusive access to the grounds from midday through to breakfast the following morning.
Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events are event specialists, food experts and corporate hospitality professionals with a collection of over 50 extraordinary venues for meetings, conferences and special events Here we take a look at some of the beautiful locations you could use for your wedding day.
Four amazing venues for your wedding day, from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events
Set amongst the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth has welcomed everyone from Queen Elizabeth I and Charles Dickens to Winston Churchill and Mick Jagger.