Venues & Receptions

Your large-scale Brighton wedding venue – The Grand Brighton

Your large-scale Brighton wedding venue – The Grand Brighton

Every wedding celebration comes with its own traditions and in the case of many Asian weddings, a very long guestlist! Finding a venue spacious enough to accommodate several hundred guests is one thing, but planning for a wedding with multiple ceremonies, specific catering requirements and ultimately delivering that ‘wow’ factor for guests can seem a near impossible task.

This is where The Grand Brighton comes in…

Large-scale celebrations

Newly engaged? De Vere Tortworth Court has just announced your dream wedding and date to match

Westminister suite at De Vere Tortworth Court

Next year offers a date that won’t be replicated for another thousand years, 02.02.2020 – the perfect mirror image. With such an auspicious date on the horizon, De Vere Tortworth Court has created an exclusive wedding package for one couple looking to tie the knot on this special day.

Museum of London Docklands licensed for weddings and civil partnerships for the first time

Museum of London Docklands licensed for weddings

The award-winning Museum of London Docklands, located on the banks of the River Thames in Canary Wharf, has announced that the venue is now licensed to host weddings and civil partnerships.

2019 will see the converted Georgian sugar warehouse host wedding ceremonies for the first time in its 200 year history and means that couples are able to set both their ceremony and reception to the striking backdrop of Canary Wharf’s only Grade I listed building.

The Brewery - Large weddings

The Brewery - Large weddings

Every wedding is unique, but one factor which often informs the rest of the planning is the size of your big day. For some, an intimate ceremony for close family and friends is ideal, but if you’re looking to stretch the guestlist, then only a large wedding will do! Here at The Brewery, we often host weddings for large numbers and as such, have collated a list of essentials for brides looking for a more lavish affair.

Size and Location

Looking for a stress-free way to plan your perfect wedding? Look no further than Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa

Couple at Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa is inviting those who are looking to turn their dream big day into reality to register for its Wedding Fayre, taking place on Sunday 24th February between 11am and 3pm in the Bradgate & Grove Suite at the hotel and spa in Hinckley.

The exclusive event will provide inspiration and ideas for brides and grooms, as well as making the whole process of planning a wedding as stress-free as possible. Sketchley Grange has teamed up with organiser, Whoop Events East Limited, to hand-pick over 60 expert wedding suppliers to exhibit at the event, including wedding attire specialists, venue dressers, florists and videographers.

Hold an intimate ceremony at The Bridge Prestbury

The Bridge Prestbury

If you’re planning a smaller ceremony or vow renewal, this quaint Cheshire venue is a great choice. Victoria Galligan visited The Bridge Prestbury and found the 16th-century venue may have changed over the years, but its tradition of offering excellent service and quality ingredients is far from outdated…

Couples planning an intimate ceremony with a carefully selected guest list will love The Bridge in Prestbury. Situated in the centre of the charmingly antiquated village which is renowned for its famous inhabitants, you can expect to see the likes of sporting favourites Andrew Flintoff or Wayne Rooney running their weekend errands in this delightful part of the country.

Vows and Venues gives its verdict on new Cheshire wedding venue The Courthouse, Knutsford

The Courthouse wedding venue in Knusford, Cheshire - restaurant

All rise for the Courthouse – a converted public building in Knutsford which is as unique as it is charming. Our editor Victoria Galligan stayed at the wedding venue and did not feel “guilty” about indulging in a four-course feast…

It’s hard to believe when sitting in the restaurant at The Courthouse that as recently as 2010, the judge was banging the gavel and the defendants were being grilled in the dock. The court lay empty until Flat Cap Hotels restored it and it was relaunched as a venue in summer 2017. Thanks to a sensitively planned refurb, the original fixtures and fittings you’d expect to see in a courtroom are still there and give you the feeling you’re right in the middle of a courtroom drama.

Georgian elegance meets contemporary cool at Treseren

Bride at Treseren

Early 2019 will see the introduction of Treseren, a magical ‘homestead under the stars’. Located in Poldark country, just 10 minutes from the spectacular north Cornish coast, Treseren sits in a secluded position in the midst of Trewithen countryside.

A brand new and beautifully elegant venue for intimate weddings, it sprawls across two-and-a-half acres of greenery, with winding paths leading to secret flower-filled gardens, south facing terraces and lawns with endless opportunities for relaxation and play.

Vicars Cross Golf Club - A Special Wedding Venue

Vicars Cross Golf Club - A Special Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and we would be delighted to help make it perfect for you at Vicars Cross Golf Club.   Our experienced staff will ensure that your wedding day is one to remember by helping you to plan every aspect of your day.    Our clubhouse and grounds provide an ideal location for your function and provides a perfect backdrop for those wedding photographs.  The Golf Club is set in the Cheshire countryside close to the city centre of historic Chester.  

St Mary’s Heritage Centre

White roses at St Mary’s Heritage Centre

St Mary’s Heritage Centre is a unique and increasingly popular wedding reception venue in the North East.  A grade 1 listed former medieval church, refurbished in 2008, the building has its original stonework and pillars, blended with modern improvements.  The venue offers a grand, light and unique wedding reception space with plenty of character.

Bookings now open for luxury Herefordshire wedding venue

luxury Herefordshire wedding venue - Crumplebury

With the build progressing apace, bookings are now available at Crumplebury – an exclusive, luxury wedding venue in rural Herefordshire, developed by the husband and wife duo behind the award-winning Green Cow Kitchens restaurant.

Crumplebury is a £2.5million project that’s set to be completed by October 2019; providing the perfect opportunity for those looking to engage in autumnal and winter wedding celebrations in an exquisite and exclusive venue.

Solent Hotel and Spa wins Best Venue award at the Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards

Solent Hotel and Spa LOVE decor

The Solent Hotel and Spa is delighted to announce it has won ‘Best Wedding Venue’ at the Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards 2018. 

The awards recognise those companies throughout Hampshire that have led from the front when it comes to categories such as customer service, product or service offering and generally going over and above as standard for weddings. 

The hotel, located between Portsmouth and Southampton, has hosted many happy couples on their big day over the past 30 years and is constantly evolving its wedding packages to ensure it exceeds the expectations of every bride and groom.

Celebrating in style at Crabwall Manor

Crabwall Manor

Vows & Venues' managing editor Emma Hatherall took a trip to historic Chester for a relaxing spa weekend in a romantic setting…

Crabwall Manor is located a short taxi ride from the historic city of Chester and has a lot to offer whether you're looking for a wedding venue, a hen do or even just a chilled out spa weekend. Set in Mollington, it’s a stone's throw from all that Chester has to offer – the shopping, the horse racing, the history – Crabwall Manor still has that lovely country house feel to it. I took my Mum for an overnight spa break and we loved it

Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings at Museum Of London

After a long hot summer in the capital, the big freeze is finally upon us. While some may complain about the start of the cold season, we see it as a fantastic reason to celebrate the season and create a wedding winter wonderland! 

Winter weddings should channel all the best parts of the season; from log fires and crisp white snow, to cosy colours and comfort food. To help couples make the most of the winter months, we’ve put together a list of a few things to consider including in your big day celebrations.

Colours that compliment and contrast

When it comes to winter, silvers and golds work really well and can add a subtle touch of elegance. Compliment this with a few dashes of greenery to really bring the sparkle to life.