Venues & Receptions

A destination wedding in a fairytale venue

Destination wedding

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - so if a destination wedding is what you’re after - it simply must be on your list! And where better than this stunning 18th century fairy-tale venue, Dundas Castle.

From an intimate ceremony nestled within a private garden to a rooftop wedding with views across Scotland’s capital, Dundas Castle near Edinburgh offers couples so many spectacular settings to say ‘I do’.

Looking for an authentic Scottish wedding?

scottish wedding

The Hub is one of Edinburgh’s most eye-catching wedding venues, sitting on the historic Royal Mile with superb views of the Castle and the Old Town. The perfect location for couples looking for an authentic Scottish wedding or unusual venue, The Hub promises a unique experience.

The in-house team offers the best service and is totally flexible, helping couples to create the wedding they want. The Hub works with some of the finest wedding suppliers and the team goes the extra mile to make sure every wedding is different and memorable. 

A picture-perfect wedding venue

Set in the most beautiful country in the world, with its secluded, picturesque grounds, stunning landscaped gardens and scenic views over the Clyde Estuary and Scottish countryside, it’s easy to see why the prestigious Gleddoch Hotel makes the ideal picture-perfect wedding venue. The hotel has beautiful banquet rooms for receptions and the expert planning team can assist in tailoring the experience to create the perfect, memorable day.

The Mary Rose in running to be crowned region’s best venue

The mary rose

The events team at the Mary Rose are celebrating after the venue was announced as a finalist in the prestigious Beautiful South Awards, and could be crowned the region's best venue. 

The Mary Rose is in the running to be crowned the top venue in the South East after making it into the final of the Venue and Business Tourism category. The award, run by Tourism South East, highlights outstanding destinations in the region for conferences, business functions, banqueting, and weddings.

best venueThe venue, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is one of four finalists in the category.

Newly opened ultimate Doha wedding venue

Wedding venue

The newly opened Mondrian Doha, sbe’s first Middle East hotel, brings the ultimate wedding venue to Doha’s West Bay Lagoon offering a 360-degree bridal experience. Mondrian Doha is redefining the wedding scene in Qatar, offering a 2000sqm impressive ballroom, a VIP bridal suite with its own 24K gold elevator, an extensive beauty salon, wedding cakes designed by Magnolia Bakery, and an on-site florist and chocolatier, as well as an outstanding culinary offering,

Looking for a winter wedding in a Castle

Wedding castle

Situated along the beautiful Jurassic coast, on the Isle of Portland, is one of Dorset’s top wedding venues Pennsylvania Castle. Catering for both indoor and outdoor weddings, with idyllic gardens, stunning sea views and a fairy tale castle, the Penn provides the most wonderful setting perfect for an intimate and bespoke wedding.

The Penn’s Twilight Weddings offer the perfect atmosphere for a winter celebration. Having an outside ceremony later in the afternoon in the autumn or winter means that you get the full effect of the fairy lights in the trees, candles lining the aisle and the autumnal colours in the gardens.

A wedding venue steeped in history

Wedding venue wine cellar

The Old Ship in Brighton, part of the newly established Cairn Collection, is one of Brighton’s oldest hotels, a wedding venue steeped in history. Set right on the bustling seafront, the 4* hotel boasts 154 guest rooms, 49 of which have far reaching views out to sea. Each guest room is individually designed, providing each with their own unique character.

Steeped in history, much of the hotel dates back to 1559.  At the heart of the hotel lies The Old Wine Cellar, which was once part of a series of smugglers’ tunnels discovered during restorations in the 1990s. A quirky room, with a story to tell, the wine cellar is a popular setting for an intimate wedding breakfast, and can cater for up to 30 guests.

One of Hampshire's favourites, The Mill

The mill

At first glance, the ivy-clad inn of The Mill at Gordleton is unassuming, intriguing yet undeniably beautiful. 

Step inside and you’ll be blown away not only at the elegant interior, but by what’s available at this Hampshire favourite. Comprising of eight country-house style rooms, The Mill – part of the Upham Pub Group – is particularly appealing to foodies thanks to its eclectic kitchen garden and seasonal menus.

A stylish and elegant venue in the heart of Sheffield

Leopold Hotel

Stylish and elegant, Leopold Hotel is situated right in the heart of Sheffield in the sophisticated surroundings of Leopold Square. 

Originally a 19th century grammar school, the building has been sympathetically transformed. It seamlessly fuses stunning historical architecture and period features with modern design to create a unique hotel with a wonderful sense of light and space. 

An idyllic venue in beautiful North Yorkshire

Crathorne Hall

Crathorne Hall, part of the Hand Picked Hotels Group, is a magnificent AA four red star inspector’s choice Edwardian country house set in 15 acres of stunning grounds and gardens that provide the perfect backdrop for beautiful weddings and special events.

The estate’s sweeping drive leads to an idyllic traditional stone building dating back to 1906 from which guests can marvel at the stunning views of the Leven Valley on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.

 

A striking wedding venue in Scotland

Fife’s Carphin House

Fife’s Carphin House is the perfect destination for weddings of all sizes. Set in 15 acres of private land, the striking country house dates back to the 1790s. Nestled at the base of famous beauty spot, Norman’s Law, the triple chimney stacks of the house promise a hidden getaway on an exclusive-use basis whilst being extremely accessible - Carphin House is just an hour from Edinburgh airport and a short distance away from centres like St Andrews, Dundee and Perth.

The ultimate guide to getting married abroad

Holiday abroad

The major wedding destinations for weddings differ seasonally – of course, there’s consistently popular options like Italy – but the range of countries we see couples choosing changes every year.

The hotels and facilities in established wedding locations, like Cyprus and Mexico, are used to hosting ceremonies and receptions, which makes finding a venue much easier. Cyprus is a particularly good option, because, unlike other countries, the paperwork and ceremony are in English.

Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, will open in summer 2018. Anticipation is building ahead of its launch, as the venue is set to become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK.

 

The country estate has been purchased by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, making them the fourth owner in the property’s 550 year history. A sympathetic refurbishment is currently being planned to breathe new life into the spectacular Georgian property.

 

Award winning North East Hotel undergoes £250K refurbishment

Great Hall Main room

The award-winning Northumberland Hotel, Matfen Hall hotel, golf and spa, has announced a £250,000 refurbishment of its wedding spaces as part of the next chapter in its history.

The significant investment will transform the rooms in the East Wing including the Great Hall, Terrace Room and Sir Edward’s Bar, to create luxurious surroundings highlighting the original features of this historic venue.

Maften Hall have employed North East interior designers and architects, Space ID, to manage the project due to their shared aesthetic vision and proven track record with other leading UK hotels.

The new designs couple the impressive, historic features of the hotel with luxurious, modern features to create a romantic and sumptuous atmosphere.