Wedding Venue

Tie the knot in style with EXCLUSIVE weddings at Bowburn Hall Hotel

Bowburn Hall Hotel

A COUNTY Durham hotel is giving loved-up couples the chance to wed like the rich and famous with exclusive access to the whole venue for their special day.

Bowburn Hall Hotel, part of the Ramside Estates group, already promises to only ever host one wedding per day, but now it is giving bridal parties the opportunity to have the whole venue to themselves.

This includes the grounds, all 20 bedrooms, the restaurant and public areas with the hotel closing its doors to any other visitors or customers on the day.

Set in five acres of landscaped gardens, Bowburn Hall Hotel is just two miles from Durham City. Originally built as a country house for the village’s first colliery agent, it was converted to a hotel in the early 1960s.

The BIG 7 Questions for your Wedding Venue

The BIG 7 Questions for your Wedding Venue

Planning a wedding can be a stressful period for even the most organised of couples, but it doesn’t always have to be the case. A little forward thinking and flexibility will go a long way, but there are also a few tools that can help keep you on track. To make things a little easier and ensure your day goes off without a hitch, here are the top 7 questions you need to ask your wedding venue before booking…

1.Is the venue available on the day we’d like it?

Booking the venue is one of the first items on any soon-to-be-wed couple’s to-do list, so make sure you contact them well in advance. Popular venues may have a waiting list months long so the further in advance you enquire, the better.

Make the next moment in history yours at Cardigan Castle

Make the next moment in history yours at Cardigan Castle

Couples looking to create a personalised wedding in a historic venue can find inspiration for their big day at Cardigan Castle. 

Surrounded by Medieval walls and spanning 900 years of history, Cardigan Castle offers a blend of the old and the new, having recently undergone a £13 million restoration.

Couples can hold their wedding ceremony in the Tower Rooms or in the Cardigan Castle’s on-site restaurant, followed by a drinks reception on the grass or in a pavilion.

Arranging a five-star wedding

five-star wedding

Planning a wedding is a big undertaking which is as exciting as it is daunting, particularly if your dreaming of a luxury, opulent affair. The Grand Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel, prides themselves on creating unforgettable experiences for couples and their guests. Here, Catherine Smith, wedding coordinator at The Grand, shares her advice on creating the ultimate five-star wedding.

 

Venue

Securing your dream venue is the first step on your way to creating the ultimate luxury wedding. There’s no substitute for stunning architecture and original features which serve as the perfect backdrop for your special day, as well as surrounding landmarks and unbeatable views for your wedding photography.

 

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa ‘May we Marry’ 2019 Weddings Flash Sale

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa

Inspired by the Royal Wedding and looking for the perfect venue for 2019? Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa are delighted to announce their ‘May we Marry’ wedding flash sale.

Couples wishing to make a saving on their upcoming nuptials will need to be ready to register their interest for 2019 weddings at the hotel on Sunday 13th or Sunday 20th May for an exclusive discount. 

crabwall manor hotelOnce registered, couples have until 5pm on Thursday 31st May to pay their £500 deposit to secure their dream wedding with 10% off! Even better still, the first 10 couples to place their deposit will be rewarded with an additional 5% off!

A unique wedding venue at Drayton Manor

Drayton manor wedding venue

Drayton Manor Park’s onsite 4-star hotel, set in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside offers a unique wedding venue for your special day.

At Drayton Manor, they believe that you should have everything to look forward to and nothing to look after. They will work with you during every stage of the planning process to ensure that all your requirements are treated with the utmost care and attention. From your initial viewing of the venue to a menu tasting with their Chef, you will be able to relax and cherish every moment of your special day.

it's puppy love this wedding season at Slaley Hall

Slaley hall exterior

Having your beloved pooch attend your wedding is no longer seen as a ‘barking’ mad idea, according to the wedding experts at Slaley Hall the luxury Northumberland country hotel, this National Pet Month.

Dog loving couples hoping to include their furry bundle of joy in their special day are in luck as Slaley Hall is offering dog-friendly wedding ceremonies.

Often seen as a member of the family, four-legged friends no longer have to miss out on seeing their owners tie the knot, and can even play the part of ring bearer or doggy guard of honour.

Following the nuptials and once the reception begins, pups can relax in their owner’s hotel room after playing their part in the ceremony. They can also enjoy room service with the happy couple the next morning. 

Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel an inspirational wedding venue

Hanbury Manor wedding venue

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.

Treasure Houses venues add sparkle to your wedding day

treasure houses Venues

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.

 

Shepherd Huts the new addition to the British wedding

Couple outside shephard huts

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.’

Lartington Hall a heart-stoppingly beautiful wedding venue

Wedding at Lartington Hall

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.

Unusual hen night of chocolates or pizzas

Marco Pilloni

BRIDES looking for an unusual hen night and interesting activity to do with their bridesmaids and hens are invited to learn how to make chocolates or pizzas at a gastropub in Somerset this year (2018).

The White Hart in Weston In Gordano is offering brides the chance to book in for a masterclass on making truffles or an authentic Italian lunch in the pub’s garden tepee and open-air pizzeria. 

Weddings are returning to The Derby Conference Centre!

The Derby conference centre

Back in 2015, The Derby Conference Centre announced that it was no longer providing wedding services. However, over the past 12 months it has become evident that with the increased volume of enquiries, the people of Derby really miss not being able to tie the knot at this beautiful venue. Which is why the Centre is incredibly proud to announce that from Valentine’s Day, The Derby Conference Centre will once again be returning to the wedding venue market.

Jimmy Doherty's top 100 wedding venue

Couple dancing at Jimmy's farm

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.