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.
Venues & Receptions
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.
A Grade-II listed property in Hexham, has opened to the public for the first time as a Northumberland wedding venue with several holiday apartments available exclusively with the UK’s leading self-catering holiday company, cottages.com.
Northumberland County Council in partnership with cottages.com is inviting guests to say “I do” at Hexham House in the recently redeveloped registry office and and enjoy a stay in one of its seven self-catering apartments in top quality surroundings.
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.’
Steeped in elegance, London Hilton on Park Lane is the perfect option for sophisticated wedding of any size. From bright and airy rooms overlooking Hyde Park and Knightsbridge to the magnificent Royal and Presidential suites, there is something to suit every taste.
London Hilton on Park Lane’s commitment to the finer details ensures all weddings held at the hotel are memorable for guests as well as for the happy couple. Celebrate in style in the dazzling Grand Ballroom with up to 1,250 guests, have an intimate affair in the Crystal Palace Suite, gaze out at the spectacular panoramic views of Park Lane and Hyde Park in the Wellington Ballroom and Harvest Suite or recite your vows while over-looking the London skyline from the iconic Galvin at Windows.
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.
Traditionally, it is the summer in which most weddings take place, but we must not forget it’s the winter when we see the most proposals. Chillisauce, an international event agency, has found that it’s during the festivities in the Christmas period which drum up the most engagements all year, ready for those summer weddings. If you are one of these newly engaged couples, it is likely you will be starting the search for your ultimate wedding venue.
Penshurst Place in the Weald of Kent is a grand family home and gardens, welcoming up to 40 weddings per year to the 11 acres of formal grounds, and 2,500-acre wider estate.
Dating from 1341 and at the heart of the house is the original medieval Baron’s Hall, which is available to couples for both ceremonies and receptions. It is adjoined by a further two historic reception rooms and a third outside space that can be also be used for ceremonies or entertaining. The private Inner Courtyard, which is only available for use by weddings, is a beautiful area to welcome guests for a drinks reception in summer, and in the winter, a lined-marquee can be erected as an additional reception option.
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.
THE WHITE Hart in Weston In Gordano is officially launching its stunning, novel and contemporary wedding breakfast and reception venue for newlyweds this March 2018.
The Somerset gastropub has a 10-metre high tepee with firepit in its all-weather garden that can host events for more than 100 people and this year it is opening it up for wedding parties.
The Engine Shed is based in the heart of picturesque Wetherby and began its life as a goods shed on the Harrogate to Church Fenton railway line. Now a Grade II listed building, The Engine Shed has been superbly renovated to create a truly unique venue.
The Engine Shed Wetherby is a family-run business and is renowned for its friendly service. Your wedding day is only limited by your own creativity and imagination, so let us be a part of the wedding of your dreams.
The Engine Shed is licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies, offering a unique alternative to the Registry Office. Our wedding co-ordinator can provide advice on timings and seating layouts
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.
Historic country house hotel, Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke, launched its new outdoor wedding venue on Sunday 25th February, with the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Paul Frankum, marking the official opening.
The official ceremony took place at 1.30pm with Cllr Frankum joining the hotel’s Deputy General Manager William Robertson (pictured) and his team to cut the ribbon on Audleys Wood’s brand new Gazebo. The beautifully-finished, hand-built wooden Gazebo is located within the hotel’s picturesque estate just a few steps from the classic Victorian mansion house and the contemporary Garden Pavilion and is now one of only a handful of luxury wedding venues in Hampshire to be fully-licenced for outdoor civil ceremonies and partnerships.
One couple have taken each other’s breath away to tie the knot beneath the water. Yesterday, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) dive volunteer, John Martin, married the love of his life, AnaMaria Plumridge, in an underwater wedding ceremony, held at the marine life rescue centre in Clearwater, Florida.
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.