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4 unique venues for the perfect wedding day from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events

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Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events are event specialists, food experts and corporate hospitality professionals with a collection of over 50 extraordinary venues for meetings, conferences and special events Here we take a look at some of the beautiful locations you could use for your wedding day.

Four amazing venues for your wedding day, from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events

Knebworth

Knebworth wedding daySet amongst the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth has welcomed everyone from Queen Elizabeth I and Charles Dickens to Winston Churchill and Mick Jagger.

A romantic wedding venue in Essex

Hylands wedding venue

Set in over 500 acres of historic parkland, Hylands House is a magnificently restored Grade II* Georgian Mansion with the most romantic interior and has in addition a contemporary Grand Pavilion to offer people the best of both worlds. Making it the perfect wedding venue.

Romantic wedding venueIts diverse range of celebration spaces presents the perfect setting for intimate gatherings or lavish receptions. Hylands overlooks landscaped gardens and has a lake and parkland beyond, allowing the bride and groom to choose striking settings to capture their big day.

A luxury wedding destination in the heart of Northumberland

Macdonald wedding destination

As Royal wedding fever sweeps across the country, Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s reputation as the North East’s perfect wedding destination continues to grow.

The luxury four-star hotel, located in the heart of Northumberland, has delivered its third consecutive year of growth for weddings, after reporting a 20% year-on-year increase in bookings to date for the 2018/19 financial year.

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s wedding bookings have risen by more than a third over the past three years as the hotel cements its position as one of the UK’s most prestigious country house wedding destinations.

Coastal wedding in St Ives, Cornwall with The Cottage Boutique

Coastal Wedding apartment

If you’re looking for the perfect destination for a coastal wedding in the UK, then St Ives in Cornwall is ideal. With five breathtaking beaches and beautiful scenery providing the ideal backdrop for photo opportunities, you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere quite so romantic. The Cottage Boutique offers a range of unique and flexible self catering properties for your guests throughout the town, catering to your wedding needs.

Stunning 16th century wedding barn at Bolton Abbey opens its doors for weddings summer 2018

Wedding Barn Bolton Abbey

Located amidst the magnificent surroundings of Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire, The Tithe Barn has started taking reservations for 2018 and is set to become another fabulous venue for wedding barn operator, Cripps. 

Built in the 1600s, The Tithe Barn is located in one of the most romantic settings in England, with a breath-taking backdrop overlooking the Priory ruins and the River Wharfe. Being one of the biggest timbered aisled barns in the north of England, the barn will provide one of the largest, most spectacular exclusive-use spaces in which to get married.

Cornwall’s Award Winning Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle, the stunning location for Sky One’s stunning romantic drama Delicious, starring Dawn French, is the perfect place to say, ‘I do’. Set in the beautiful Cornish countryside, Pentillie Castle is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.

Set on the banks of the beautiful Tamar Valley, with over 55 acres of gardens and woodland, this private estate has a choice of four stunning locations to celebrate your big day.

Pentillie CastleCouples could choose to marry in the grandeur of the Georgian castellated house itself and its beautiful Loggia on the South terrace with far-reaching views across to Dartmoor.

A unique wedding venue in the heart of London

Wedding Venue

In July 2017 the National Gallery welcomed its first bride and groom for an intimate wedding breakfast. Celebrating with a joyful gathering of family and friends, the couple held a very special wedding ‘breakfast’ (this time it was actually breakfast, being hosted before public opening) in the stunning surroundings of the Gallery’s glass-domed Barry Rooms. The pair chose the National Gallery as their wedding venue for their personal love of art and for the opportunity to have the paintings and beautiful spaces all to themselves as part of their wedding celebrations.

Three Perfect wedding venue Locations…

Brocket Hall wedding venue

Brocket Hall: the ideal wedding venue... Since the 18th Century the Brocket Estate in Hertfordshire has been one of the most fashionable and romantic locations for weddings and grand celebrations. Full of exciting incident, glamour and intrigue it possesses a sense of drama and anticipation that is felt immediately upon arrival at the gates and which builds as the journey to the illustrious ancestral home is travelled. Few other venues can offer such far reaching and magical amenities and private entertainment only 40 minutes from Central London.

Get hitched at a venue that’s (literally) fit for kings

Scone Palace Wedding Venue

The next Royal wedding will no doubt have many knock-on effects on those getting hitched in 2018, from dress styles to themes to venues.

And for those wanting a venue with a royal flavour, it doesn’t get better – or more authentic - than Scone Palace. Situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, on the outskirts of Perth, the palace is truly a fairytale place – and one steeped in history.

A wedding destination with sublime surroundings

Imagine a palatial hotel wedding destination that exudes elegance and grandeur situated in over 1,065 acres of glorious parklands with lush meadows and exquisite gardens. Grade I-listed Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, located on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border, is that destination. Highlights of the hotel include the fine-dining Wernher Restaurant, with interior design reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles, an ESPA spa and wellness facilities, a 7,107-yard, par 73 golf course and club house, as well as a separate private events venue, Warren Weir, which overlooks a lake. The sublime surroundings, 1,065 acres of grounds, largely landscaped by capability brown provide a picture-perfect backdrop for any wedding celebration.

Three-day weddings are all the rage at country hotel!

Dunkery Wedding Venue

COUPLES getting married are going for extended weddings with celebrations lasting a few days says one award-winning Somerset venue this month.

Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel near Dunster, which is a boutique hotel with a multi-award-winning restaurant, says it is seeing an increase in interest for three-day celebrations. 

Jane Bradley, who co-owns the business with her husband John, explained: “Newlyweds wishing to spread the fun are going for an extended party. It’s getting very popular for couples to want the event to go on for a few days, rather than just focus on one BIG day.

Getting Married in Moroccan Splendour 

Moroccan wedding

If you’ve been dreaming of a colourful, bohemian wedding or your style is more simple and charming, Es Saadi Marrakech Resort can ensure a dream wedding in Moroccan paradise.

An opulent resort set in 20 acres of palms, banana trees, roses, bougainvillea and bird-song, the Es Saadi Marrakech Resort is an oasis of Moroccan splendour in the heart of Marrakech’s Golden Triangle.  Couples looking for an exceptional and beautiful setting for their wedding need look no further, Es Saadi’s setting looking out onto the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, near the bustling souks and Jemaa El Fnaa square, is the ideal location for a destination wedding.

Have You Dreamed of a Tropical Island Wedding?

Phi Phi tropical wedding

From a flower archway on the beach to a floating stage over the resort’s swimming pool, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is leading the way for a tropical island wedding destination promising to exceed all expectations for your special day.

Dramatic scenery framed with swaying palm trees, 800 metres of untouched white sand, traditional long-tail boats and the aquamarine expanse of the Andaman Sea; Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort reveals itself as an unparalleled setting for romance and couples to wed across the globe providing a picture perfect setting for the greatest tropical island wedding.

The Aegean's Coolest Wedding Venue

D-Resort Gocek

A James Bond style getaway with a sunset DJ performance and Izakaya style contemporary Japanese cuisine… A perfect wedding venue

Situated in a quiet fishing village, D-Resort Göcek is a charming paradise within an archipelago of islands amidst picturesque mountains. With its own private beach, a setting framed with lush gardens and mountains beyond, this hotel is a hidden gem ideal for couples looking to mark their love for each other in an unforgettable setting.  

A grand wedding in the heart of York

The Grand York

Situated in York’s most iconic Edwardian building, The Grand Hotel & Spa provides the perfect setting for your special celebration and an impressive backdrop of York Minster for those all-important photographs. You will have a grand wedding at The Grand York.

Steeped in history, the Grade II-listed building was originally constructed in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ for what was then the North Eastern Railway headquarters. Today it is Yorkshire’s only AA-rated five-star luxury hotel and has established a global reputation for its first-class services, impressive bedrooms, and unique historic atmosphere.