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Could this former monastery be your perfect wedding venue?

historic Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire grade II listed Pugin Abbey

Brides, grooms and their wedding parties are being invited to take a tour of the historic Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire later this month at the venue’s upcoming wedding fayre. Once home to a closed order of Benedictine nuns, the stunning grade II listed Pugin Abbey will be opening its doors on Sunday, May 29th to future husbands and wives so they can explore the venue and its extensive grounds at their leisure. 

During the day the hotel’s wedding coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice and top tips to the brides-to-be.

Weddings at Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower wedding venue Lancashire

Imagine travelling up the long enchanting driveway on your special day and arriving to celebrate at the breathe-taking manor house, Hoghton Tower. Visited by the likes of King James I, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens, it offers a perfect balance between Romance and Lancastrian Heritage. Making the picturesque elegance of 16th century Hoghton Tower, the ideal venue for you to take your first steps into marriage as well as history.

Being the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, it allows you exclusive hire of the impressive manor house and remarkable grounds and a chance to experience your big day in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere.

Weddings at Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower wedding venue Lancashire

Imagine travelling up the long enchanting driveway on your special day and arriving to celebrate at the breathe-taking manor house, Hoghton Tower. Visited by the likes of King James I, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens, it offers a perfect balance between Romance and Lancastrian Heritage. Making the picturesque elegance of 16th century Hoghton Tower, the ideal venue for you to take your first steps into marriage as well as history.

Being the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, it allows you exclusive hire of the impressive manor house and remarkable grounds and a chance to experience your big day in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere.

Deciding on your wedding cars

Grosvenor Classic Cars

Traditionally the bride arrives at the wedding marriage ceremony with her father, or the person chosen to give her away. The mother of the bride travels separately in a car with the bridesmaids to arrive about ten minutes before the bride.

The groom should arrive at the place of marriage well ahead of the bridesmaids together with his best man and the grooms party including the ushers.

Following the marriage ceremony the bride and her new husband travel together in the brides car to the reception venue.


Deciding on your wedding cars

Grosvenor Classic Cars

Traditionally the bride arrives at the wedding marriage ceremony with her father, or the person chosen to give her away. The mother of the bride travels separately in a car with the bridesmaids to arrive about ten minutes before the bride.

The groom should arrive at the place of marriage well ahead of the bridesmaids together with his best man and the grooms party including the ushers.

Following the marriage ceremony the bride and her new husband travel together in the brides car to the reception venue.


Weddings at Weston Hall

Weston Hall, wedding venue in the heart of Staffordshire Countryside

Located in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, Weston Hall is a magnificent grade II* listed building surrounded by 20 acres of breathtaking scenery. The Hall retains many of its Elizabethan features including open stone fireplaces and oak beams in many of the rooms. These charming original features combined with custom-designed, elegant decor result in a truly magical setting for your wedding day celebrations.

Your wedding represents a single day in complete contrast from everyday life, a celebration that creates the precious memories you will hold forever. It takes more than luck to create such a memorable day, at Weston Hall we pride ourselves on providing you with people you can trust.

Weddings at Weston Hall

Weston Hall, wedding venue in the heart of Staffordshire Countryside

Located in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, Weston Hall is a magnificent grade II* listed building surrounded by 20 acres of breathtaking scenery. The Hall retains many of its Elizabethan features including open stone fireplaces and oak beams in many of the rooms. These charming original features combined with custom-designed, elegant decor result in a truly magical setting for your wedding day celebrations.

Your wedding represents a single day in complete contrast from everyday life, a celebration that creates the precious memories you will hold forever. It takes more than luck to create such a memorable day, at Weston Hall we pride ourselves on providing you with people you can trust.

Things to know about getting married abroad

Things to know about getting married abroad

Pros

It can save pounds - Nuptials abroad are definitely cheaper than weddings in the UK, which approximatly cost around £25,000. By getting wed abroad, couples can have a holiday as well – so the weeks after the big day can be spent in relaxing, warm surroundings.

Low peak bargains- If flexible about wedding date, then brides should consider getting married out of season. This is when villa rates are much lower, to save even more cash and still have a fabulous day. 


Things to know about getting married abroad

Things to know about getting married abroad

Pros

It can save pounds - Nuptials abroad are definitely cheaper than weddings in the UK, which approximatly cost around £25,000. By getting wed abroad, couples can have a holiday as well – so the weeks after the big day can be spent in relaxing, warm surroundings.

Low peak bargains- If flexible about wedding date, then brides should consider getting married out of season. This is when villa rates are much lower, to save even more cash and still have a fabulous day. 


Things to know about getting married abroad

Things to know about getting married abroad

Pros

It can save pounds - Nuptials abroad are definitely cheaper than weddings in the UK, which approximatly cost around £25,000. By getting wed abroad, couples can have a holiday as well – so the weeks after the big day can be spent in relaxing, warm surroundings.

Low peak bargains- If flexible about wedding date, then brides should consider getting married out of season. This is when villa rates are much lower, to save even more cash and still have a fabulous day. 


Port Sunlight Village Trust - Wedding Venue Hire

Port Sunlight Village Trust The Dell Bridge

Built in 1894 the Old School Room at the Lyceum was originally the main Village School and Church in the historic 19th century garden village of Port Sunlight. When school numbers increased to over 1,200 pupils, the Lyceum building became stretched to capacity and so new larger buildings werebuilt by village founder William Hesketh Lever for his villagers.

The Lyceum with distinctive red brick façade, high mullion windows, vaulted arched ceiling and parquet flooring is the perfect venue for a handcrafted wedding! Adjacent to the building stands a picturesque sandstone bridge which once spanned a creek and now highlights a pretty sunken garden providing a picture perfect location for your wedding album.

Port Sunlight Village Trust - Wedding Venue Hire

Port Sunlight Village Trust The Dell Bridge

Built in 1894 the Old School Room at the Lyceum was originally the main Village School and Church in the historic 19th century garden village of Port Sunlight. When school numbers increased to over 1,200 pupils, the Lyceum building became stretched to capacity and so new larger buildings werebuilt by village founder William Hesketh Lever for his villagers.

The Lyceum with distinctive red brick façade, high mullion windows, vaulted arched ceiling and parquet flooring is the perfect venue for a handcrafted wedding! Adjacent to the building stands a picturesque sandstone bridge which once spanned a creek and now highlights a pretty sunken garden providing a picture perfect location for your wedding album.

Getting married abroad? 5 fabulous overseas wedding villas

Cepheus House Corfu

When it comes to planning an overseas wedding, we’re all searching for a venue that reflects our taste and requirements, whilst providing a beautiful backdrop to your special day. 

Hiring a private villa is an ideal way to suit your needs when choosing a venue abroad. Not only do many have stunning landscapes and gardens, but you are also free to choose a location with space to accommodate the bride and groom as well as a selection of special guests, enabling you all to enjoy this magical time in an intimate setting. 

Whether you’re aiming for rustic charm or opulent luxury, if you’re searching for an elegant venue with space to sleep a few guests, then look no further than this selection from luxury villas specialist CV Villas

Getting married abroad? 5 fabulous overseas wedding villas

Cepheus House Corfu

When it comes to planning an overseas wedding, we’re all searching for a venue that reflects our taste and requirements, whilst providing a beautiful backdrop to your special day. 

Hiring a private villa is an ideal way to suit your needs when choosing a venue abroad. Not only do many have stunning landscapes and gardens, but you are also free to choose a location with space to accommodate the bride and groom as well as a selection of special guests, enabling you all to enjoy this magical time in an intimate setting. 

Whether you’re aiming for rustic charm or opulent luxury, if you’re searching for an elegant venue with space to sleep a few guests, then look no further than this selection from luxury villas specialist CV Villas

Getting married abroad? 5 fabulous overseas wedding villas

Cepheus House Corfu

When it comes to planning an overseas wedding, we’re all searching for a venue that reflects our taste and requirements, whilst providing a beautiful backdrop to your special day. 

Hiring a private villa is an ideal way to suit your needs when choosing a venue abroad. Not only do many have stunning landscapes and gardens, but you are also free to choose a location with space to accommodate the bride and groom as well as a selection of special guests, enabling you all to enjoy this magical time in an intimate setting. 

Whether you’re aiming for rustic charm or opulent luxury, if you’re searching for an elegant venue with space to sleep a few guests, then look no further than this selection from luxury villas specialist CV Villas

Do you need top quality music for your big day?

Blue Lion Band with dancers

 

The Radio Kings are a premium 3-14 piece band specialising in good-time music! We pride ourselves on providing a wide range of musical styles, and can cover everything from the ceremony, to cocktails, canapés, and the best live party music to start your married life on a high.

As professional musicians, we’ve worked alongside the likes of George Michael, Gotye, The Shires, and in a number of popular stage and touring shows. Our experience ensures the calibre of music that keeps everyone on their feet. Before making any decisions, you can come and see the band live on stage at a regular showcase event - no hiding behind re-takes and overdubs!

Do you need top quality music for your big day?

Blue Lion Band with dancers

 

The Radio Kings are a premium 3-14 piece band specialising in good-time music! We pride ourselves on providing a wide range of musical styles, and can cover everything from the ceremony, to cocktails, canapés, and the best live party music to start your married life on a high.

As professional musicians, we’ve worked alongside the likes of George Michael, Gotye, The Shires, and in a number of popular stage and touring shows. Our experience ensures the calibre of music that keeps everyone on their feet. Before making any decisions, you can come and see the band live on stage at a regular showcase event - no hiding behind re-takes and overdubs!

RENDEZVOUS LAUNCHES SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

RENDEZVOUS LAUNCHES SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Rendezvous has launched a new initiative, ‘Summer Tryst’, to encourage couples to reconnect and spend more quality time together.

Located on the North West of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Rendezvous is an idyllic, all-inclusive Caribbean hideaway. The couples-only luxury resort offers an escape from everyday life, so that couples can enjoy new memories together. Rendezvous is owned and operated by the Barnard family who transformed their St. Lucian family home into a hotel 50 years ago.

RENDEZVOUS LAUNCHES SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

RENDEZVOUS LAUNCHES SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Rendezvous has launched a new initiative, ‘Summer Tryst’, to encourage couples to reconnect and spend more quality time together.

Located on the North West of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Rendezvous is an idyllic, all-inclusive Caribbean hideaway. The couples-only luxury resort offers an escape from everyday life, so that couples can enjoy new memories together. Rendezvous is owned and operated by the Barnard family who transformed their St. Lucian family home into a hotel 50 years ago.

How to make a statement with accessories on your big day

How to make a statement with accessories on your big day

While some people prefer having the limelight more than others, your wedding day is one of the few times in your life that you’ll be the subject of your guest’s undivided attention. With everyone’s eyes on you and your groom, it is important to dress the part, no matter what your style.

One of the best ways to ensure this is with your accessories, which can make or break any outfit. With that in mind, here are our top tips on how to make a statement with accessories on your big day.

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