Venues & Receptions

Get hitched without a hitch with Maritim Mauritius

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For those looking to get hitched without a hitch, the white sandy beaches and turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean surrounding the island of Mauritius is one of the few places on earth to rightfully claim the mantle of ‘‘paradise’’.

With over 27 years’ experience in delivering bespoke fairy-tale weddings, the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius offers specialised multi-lingual staff to provide unparalleled facilities, experiences and service when saying ‘I do’.

Say ‘I DO’ in a room with a view

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BRIDAL couples looking for a room with a view can now say ‘I do’ at one of the UK’s most prestigious venues.

 

BALTIC Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne, is offering three of its most impressive spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

 

And top of the list – quite literally – is its rooftop restaurant Six, which is famous for its panoramic views of Tyneside and its iconic Tyne Bridge.

 

Six can hold wedding breakfasts for up to 120 guests, while its viewing box – overlooking the river - is an ideal setting for smaller ceremonies and canapés receptions.

 

Perrygrove Railway Wedding Venue

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Located in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Perrygrove is a family tourist attraction set in 22 acres of farmland and natural woodland.

2018 wedding dates are filling up – get in touch now to secure your special day!

At Perrygrove, our narrow-gauge steam engines trundle up and down the railway line giving rides to excited people of all ages, from the very young to grandparents. Our trains are fully enclosed and seat up to 100 people per train whatever the weather. 

What better way to transport your guests along with you in style on your wedding journey? 

The Great Hall of Oakham Castle - get married surrounded by hundreds of giant golden horseshoes!

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The Great Hall of Oakham Castle, built in 1180, is a beautiful and dramatic setting for your unique wedding.

The Hall can hold up to 120 people and is conveniently situated in Oakham town centre, yet sits in its own peaceful grounds. There’s some free parking on site, and easy walking access to other car parks, and a selection of excellent hotels, pubs and cafés perfect for either your reception or accommodation.

One bride’s unusual wedding dream became a reality

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A horse, a golf buggy, and a chicken burger: how one bride’s unusual wedding dream became a reality

 

From a young age, little girls the world over dream of their perfect wedding day, yet few are given the opportunity to live out their childhood wedding fantasy to the T. But Jade Collin, from Kirk Ireton, did just that.  

 

After a Hollywood-style proposal, where fiancée Tom wrote ‘Marry Me?’ in the sand during a weekend away in Whitby, followed by an 18-month engagement, on 27 August 2016, Jade, who works as a finance assistant in Castle Donington, finally tied the knot with friend of 10 years and beau of four, Tom Collin. 

 

Barbados Celebrity Hot-Spot Launches Luxury Wedding Breaks

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The Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Suites – a luxury, beach-front hideaway set in the exclusive St James area of Barbados – has this month introduced two bespoke breaks for pre-wedding celebrations and honeymoons.

 

Before the big day, the bride-to-be and members of her wedding party can relax and unwind with a luxurious ‘pre-wedding celebration’ stay that includes:

Why biophilic design will work wonders for your wedding...

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When you picture your dream wedding, where do you feel happiest; the most connected, relaxed or content? Does ‘getting away from it all’ for the big day conjure ideas of wilderness, birdsong and green vistas? The gentle trickle of a water feature in a country garden, hazy dappled sunlight, the scent of wildflowers in the breeze and the comforting sensation of grass between your toes? Is the sensory deprivation of your daily urban grind leaving you wistful for a multi-sensory nature hit? You’re not alone!

What is Biophilia?

Say “i do” at one of salford quays’ unique wedding venues

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Salford Quays: the home of MediaCityUK offers a unique setting for any wedding; a swirling mass of culture, history, waterfront views and contemporary locations. 

 

Whatever your plans, an intimate gathering, or a lavish affair, Salford Quays has a collection of standout venues, restaurants and hotels that provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding day with a difference.

 

Vintage-style afternoon tea wedding for spring/summer 18

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Is looking for a stylish wedding venue with a vintage twist leaving you feeling a little ‘hot under the collar’?  Perhaps The Black Swan has just what you’re looking for…

The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley, are well known for hosting charming country weddings, as well as serving delicious afternoon teas, so they’ve created an all-inclusive wedding package for spring/summer 2018, offering both in one delicious package, ‘A Little Hot Under the Collar’.  

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen this summer

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  • Mercure Hotels launches an exclusive ‘Jane Austen experience’ – a limited edition afternoon tea and walking map inspired by the novelist
  • Guests can trace the steps of the literary heroine this summer, 200 years after her death

To mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s passing on 18th July, Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is offering an exclusive literary experience for guests to enjoy this summer.

Mary Rose Museum – a wedding venue fit for a King

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For a venue brimming with enthralling history and awe-inspiring views inside and out, look no further than the Mary Rose Museum.

In the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, next to Admiral Lord Nelson’s world-famous HMS Victory, the museum features the only 16th century warship on the display in the world – The Mary Rose.

Henry VIII’s flagship was raised from the seabed 35 years ago and now forms the majestic centrepiece of this venue – providing a magical backdrop for any wedding that is guaranteed a real sense of occasion and grandeur.

Say “I do” overlooking Santorini’s iconic Caldera at this spectacular retreat

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EROSANTORINI sits perched on the volcanic cliffs of Santorini overlooking the tranquil Aegean Sea. The two-acre exclusive-use retreat is a calm oasis rarely found on the island that can host enchanting weddings for up to 800 cocktail guests or 350 seated guests, with room for dancing, live music and more among the expansive grounds.  Open year-round, it eloquently combines the luxuries of a hotel with a unique home from home feel, hosting bespoke weddings that range from intimate soirees to exquisite banquets.

Top tips for planning a honeymoon cruise – what to know before you book!

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As such a significant event, a wedding can be stressful to plan, which is why the honeymoon should offer the optimum opportunity to relax, decompress and celebrate your new marriage.

So, what better way to honeymoon than a cruise?  After all, what other type of holiday enables you to unpack only once, but wake up in a brand new beautiful destination each day? 

CruiseCritic.co.uk, the world’s largest cruise reviews, and planning site (TripAdvisor’s cruise site) shares this advice on planning a honeymoon cruise to remember. 

Considerations before you start:

·      Travel dates - do your dates coincide with any events, such as school holidays?