Venues & Receptions

A unique wedding location for your special day

Couple at roller disco

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!

New Festival Wedding Package launched

Girls sat in glamping tent at wedding

The wedding industry in the UK has seen an increase in demand for a festival wedding. Celebrities such as Jade Jagger, Kate Moss, Kate Halfpenny and Lily Allen have lead the way by having festival style weddings with camping and music at the heart of the event.

South Coast Glamping have provided alternative luxury wedding accommodation at such weddings and recently launched a festival wedding package to encompass everything a bohemian bride may need to create a Festival Wedding.

The perfect wedding venue for a musical wedding

Wedding couple

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.

A picture perfect wedding venue in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire wedding venue

Situated in South Gloucestershire’s countryside lies an idyllic, 20th century house that paints the perfect picture wedding venue for your special day. Drakestone House is a hidden private 10-acre estate, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Steeped in history, it was one of the last country houses to be built before World War One. Reflecting the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, the house resonates with period features, secret gardens with sculpted hedges and one of the most fabulous Cotswold Yew gardens designed over 100 years ago. It offers the perfect place to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

4 unique venues for the perfect wedding day from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events

Knebworth

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

Knebworth

Knebworth wedding daySet 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.

A romantic wedding venue in Essex

Hylands wedding venue

Set in over 500 acres of historic parkland, Hylands House is a magnificently restored Grade II* Georgian Mansion with the most romantic interior and has in addition a contemporary Grand Pavilion to offer people the best of both worlds. Making it the perfect wedding venue.

Romantic wedding venueIts diverse range of celebration spaces presents the perfect setting for intimate gatherings or lavish receptions. Hylands overlooks landscaped gardens and has a lake and parkland beyond, allowing the bride and groom to choose striking settings to capture their big day.

A luxury wedding destination in the heart of Northumberland

Macdonald wedding destination

As Royal wedding fever sweeps across the country, Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s reputation as the North East’s perfect wedding destination continues to grow.

The luxury four-star hotel, located in the heart of Northumberland, has delivered its third consecutive year of growth for weddings, after reporting a 20% year-on-year increase in bookings to date for the 2018/19 financial year.

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s wedding bookings have risen by more than a third over the past three years as the hotel cements its position as one of the UK’s most prestigious country house wedding destinations.

Coastal wedding in St Ives, Cornwall with The Cottage Boutique

Coastal Wedding apartment

If you’re looking for the perfect destination for a coastal wedding in the UK, then St Ives in Cornwall is ideal. With five breathtaking beaches and beautiful scenery providing the ideal backdrop for photo opportunities, you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere quite so romantic. The Cottage Boutique offers a range of unique and flexible self catering properties for your guests throughout the town, catering to your wedding needs.

Stunning 16th century wedding barn at Bolton Abbey opens its doors for weddings summer 2018

Wedding Barn Bolton Abbey

Located amidst the magnificent surroundings of Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire, The Tithe Barn has started taking reservations for 2018 and is set to become another fabulous venue for wedding barn operator, Cripps. 

Built in the 1600s, The Tithe Barn is located in one of the most romantic settings in England, with a breath-taking backdrop overlooking the Priory ruins and the River Wharfe. Being one of the biggest timbered aisled barns in the north of England, the barn will provide one of the largest, most spectacular exclusive-use spaces in which to get married.

Cornwall’s Award Winning Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle, the stunning location for Sky One’s stunning romantic drama Delicious, starring Dawn French, is the perfect place to say, ‘I do’. Set in the beautiful Cornish countryside, Pentillie Castle is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.

Set on the banks of the beautiful Tamar Valley, with over 55 acres of gardens and woodland, this private estate has a choice of four stunning locations to celebrate your big day.

Pentillie CastleCouples could choose to marry in the grandeur of the Georgian castellated house itself and its beautiful Loggia on the South terrace with far-reaching views across to Dartmoor.

A unique wedding venue in the heart of London

Wedding Venue

In July 2017 the National Gallery welcomed its first bride and groom for an intimate wedding breakfast. Celebrating with a joyful gathering of family and friends, the couple held a very special wedding ‘breakfast’ (this time it was actually breakfast, being hosted before public opening) in the stunning surroundings of the Gallery’s glass-domed Barry Rooms. The pair chose the National Gallery as their wedding venue for their personal love of art and for the opportunity to have the paintings and beautiful spaces all to themselves as part of their wedding celebrations.

Three Perfect wedding venue Locations…

Brocket Hall wedding venue

Brocket Hall: the ideal wedding venue... Since the 18th Century the Brocket Estate in Hertfordshire has been one of the most fashionable and romantic locations for weddings and grand celebrations. Full of exciting incident, glamour and intrigue it possesses a sense of drama and anticipation that is felt immediately upon arrival at the gates and which builds as the journey to the illustrious ancestral home is travelled. Few other venues can offer such far reaching and magical amenities and private entertainment only 40 minutes from Central London.

Get hitched at a venue that’s (literally) fit for kings

Scone Palace Wedding Venue

The next Royal wedding will no doubt have many knock-on effects on those getting hitched in 2018, from dress styles to themes to venues.

And for those wanting a venue with a royal flavour, it doesn’t get better – or more authentic - than Scone Palace. Situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, on the outskirts of Perth, the palace is truly a fairytale place – and one steeped in history.

A wedding destination with sublime surroundings

Imagine a palatial hotel wedding destination that exudes elegance and grandeur situated in over 1,065 acres of glorious parklands with lush meadows and exquisite gardens. Grade I-listed Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, located on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border, is that destination. Highlights of the hotel include the fine-dining Wernher Restaurant, with interior design reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles, an ESPA spa and wellness facilities, a 7,107-yard, par 73 golf course and club house, as well as a separate private events venue, Warren Weir, which overlooks a lake. The sublime surroundings, 1,065 acres of grounds, largely landscaped by capability brown provide a picture-perfect backdrop for any wedding celebration.

Three-day weddings are all the rage at country hotel!

Dunkery Wedding Venue

COUPLES getting married are going for extended weddings with celebrations lasting a few days says one award-winning Somerset venue this month.

Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel near Dunster, which is a boutique hotel with a multi-award-winning restaurant, says it is seeing an increase in interest for three-day celebrations. 

Jane Bradley, who co-owns the business with her husband John, explained: “Newlyweds wishing to spread the fun are going for an extended party. It’s getting very popular for couples to want the event to go on for a few days, rather than just focus on one BIG day.