Venues & Receptions

Get the look: a festival wedding at Careys Manor

Get the look: a festival wedding at Careys Manor

Delicate floral crowns, silver birch arches, tealights twinkling as the sun goes down, and dancing under the stars. With the festival season in full swing, it’s easy to see how that laid-back festival vibe would work wonderfully for a relaxed woodland wedding. 

With more celebrities like Kate Moss and Matthew McConaughey opting for bohemian-style weddings, Careys Manorhotel in the beautiful New Forest has pulled together a few ideas for couples wanting a festival wedding full of charm and personality.  

1 A woodland setting

Leeming House offers dramatic scenery and choice of entertaining spaces

Leeming House

Hotel review: Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, Penrith – by Editor Victoria Galligan

If, like me, you live relatively close to the Lake District but don’t get the chance to visit often, then stop. Drop everything. And go! As we drove up through Cumbria and along the winding roads approaching Ullswater, I was reminded of previous visits filled with pottering around lakesides, visiting tea shops and feasting in country pubs. I also found myself wondering why we don’t visit more often.

Say ‘I do’ at The Deck 2018 wedding packages

Say ‘I do’ at The Deck 2018 wedding packages

The National Theatre, one of London’s most prestigious and iconic landmarks, has unveiled its new wedding packages. These will be available at the soon to launch rooftop events space, The Deck, available to book now for events taking place from 6 August 2018. 

Set against the iconic urban architecture and statement concrete backdrops of the theatre, the stunning new venue offers breath-taking panoramic vistas across London.

The new space boasts a large reception area wrapped with floor to ceiling glass panels which can be retracted on warmer days to create a free-flowing space onto the private outdoor terrace, meaning the spectacular view can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool is all about the restoration of one of the city’s most historic and iconic buildings.

Set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stylish and spacious 153-bedroom hotel, unique event space West Bay, Stanley’s Bar and Grill, Rum Bar, Maya Blue Wellness and adjoining the incredible Rum Warehouse, has been the catalyst for change in the north of the city.

Titanic Hotel is an experience less ordinary. 

Wedding venues tailored to your special day at Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Five-star Seaham Hall, introduces summer weddings with a difference for 2019

Five-star Seaham Hall, introduces summer weddings with a difference for 2019

It’s unlikely that Seaham Hall requires an introduction. This glorious Georgian manor house, situated on County Durham’s heritage coast, is one of the UK’s most special and sought-after wedding venues. 

New for 2019: Couples keen on having a ‘destination wedding’, yet mindful of the logistics and costs involved for their guests, can have the best of both worlds.

Outdoor wedding ceremonies, overlooking the beach

Summer BBQ weddings 

Build Your Own Weddings At Shireburn Arms

Build Your Own Weddings At Shireburn Arms

As the vogue for weddings embraces a more relaxed approach, the Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green near Clitheroe is becoming the go-to destination for the new-style nuptials.

The idyllic country inn, which has long been a favourite for English country weddings, has launched a brand new programme of ‘build-your-own weddings’. Now couples looking to tie the knot can do so in a less formal way with everything from summer barbecue receptions to ones featuring afternoon tea or classic pub food.

A Royal Surrey Wedding - Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Yvonne Goodright, Conference & Events Marketing Manager at Epsom Downs Racecourse

Weddings can be expensive and we’re keen to help couples who want to take inspiration from the event and are looking to host their very own ‘Royal’ wedding, so here are a few of our top tips and preferred suppliers that can help create a royal affair to rival Harry and Meghan’s. 

Bringing the outside in

Harry and Meghan are big advocates of the great outdoors so we’re expecting to see inspired nods to nature throughout the day, be that through the decorations, cake, colour scheme or photo opportunities.

Cheadle House

Cheadle House

Cheadle House is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that offer a secluded and tranquil retreat from the City of Manchester during the summer. Nestled at the side of the lake, itis equipped with a graceful and elegant marquee. The stylish marquee comes complete with a decked porch area with a China hood and glass front. The versatile structure holds endless opportunities for a wide variety of summer Weddings and special events.

The Marquee is available in August 2019 & 2020 an elegant and modern marquee which can accommodate up to 200 guests perfect for a warm summer Wedding day. 

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.



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.


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.

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.


Hexham House, opens as a Northumberland wedding venue

Hexham House, Northumberland

A Grade-II listed property in Hexham, has opened to the public for the first time as a Northumberland wedding venue with several holiday apartments available exclusively with the UK’s leading self-catering holiday company,

Northumberland County Council in partnership with is inviting guests to say “I do” at Hexham House in the recently redeveloped registry office and and enjoy a stay in one of its seven self-catering apartments in top quality surroundings.

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.’