Venues & Receptions

The ultimate guide to getting married abroad

Holiday abroad

The major wedding destinations for weddings differ seasonally – of course, there’s consistently popular options like Italy – but the range of countries we see couples choosing changes every year.

The hotels and facilities in established wedding locations, like Cyprus and Mexico, are used to hosting ceremonies and receptions, which makes finding a venue much easier. Cyprus is a particularly good option, because, unlike other countries, the paperwork and ceremony are in English.

Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, will open in summer 2018. Anticipation is building ahead of its launch, as the venue is set to become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK.

 

The country estate has been purchased by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, making them the fourth owner in the property’s 550 year history. A sympathetic refurbishment is currently being planned to breathe new life into the spectacular Georgian property.

 

Award winning North East Hotel undergoes £250K refurbishment

Great Hall Main room

The award-winning Northumberland Hotel, Matfen Hall hotel, golf and spa, has announced a £250,000 refurbishment of its wedding spaces as part of the next chapter in its history.

The significant investment will transform the rooms in the East Wing including the Great Hall, Terrace Room and Sir Edward’s Bar, to create luxurious surroundings highlighting the original features of this historic venue.

Maften Hall have employed North East interior designers and architects, Space ID, to manage the project due to their shared aesthetic vision and proven track record with other leading UK hotels.

The new designs couple the impressive, historic features of the hotel with luxurious, modern features to create a romantic and sumptuous atmosphere.

Choose the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel as your perfect wedding venue

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The five-star Celtic Manor Resort  is set in 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales, with spectacular views over pristine golf courses and the beautiful Usk Valley, stretching as far as the eye can see.

As well as a beautiful range of reception venues to suit any style or size of wedding, the luxury resort boasts award-winning dining, three championship golf courses (including the Twenty Ten Course, the first course in history to be designed and built specifically to host The Ryder Cup), two exceptional spas, two state-of-the-art health clubs, fishing, adventure golf, treetop high ropes course and tennis courts.

A Green Wedding

The Green House, Bournemouth, exterior from lawn

As we become more eco-conscious as a society, many couples are looking to celebrate their special day in the same fashion. Weddings are being celebrated in style and luxury at Bournemouth’s favourite eco-boutique hotel as The Green House happily proves you can deliver the big day sustainably with its very special green wedding package.

The UK's hottest new country wedding venue

Woughton House, Woughton-On-Green, perfect venue for country wedding. 

Woughton House – MGallery By Sofitel has opened following the extensive refurbishment of a heritage Georgian country house in the village of Woughton-On-Green, one of the few remaining medieval villages around which Milton Keynes was built. A hidden gem, the luxury boutique hotel is the perfect location for an idyllic, country wedding.  Surrounded by acres of stunning parkland, lakes and orchards of the Ouzel Valley Park in the Buckinghamshire countryside, it offers a picturesque setting for weddings.

Marrying amongst the stars made possible as Space & Rock launches

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Marrying amongst the stars made possible as Space & Rock launches to connect truly unique spaces with couples seeking something out of the blue.

Hailed as the ‘Airbnb of the wedding world,’ a new online platform has launched with a mission to connect home, business and land owners with couples seeking a totally unique space for their wedding celebration. Following a successful campaign on the community funding platform Crowdfunder, Space & Rock is set to become the online destination for anyone looking to tie the knot somewhere out of the ordinary, be it an effortlessly cool vintage cinema, high up in a tree top escape or even at a secret lake!

The World’s Most Gay-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations In Fitness and in Health

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With increasing measures in support of gay rights and anti-discrimination worldwide, there has never been a better time for members of the LGBT community to travel. Indeed, same-sex marriage is now legal in 24 countries, with more to follow, meaning that gay couples everywhere are tying the knot. With more weddings, come more honeymoons, and newly-weds of all orientations and denominations are opting for wellness honeymoons, where they can improve their well-being on holiday. Begin the rest of your lives in fitness and in health as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, highlight the top gay-friendly honeymoon destinations.

Natural History Museum offers refurbished Hintze Hall as wedding space

Hintze Hall

The newly reopened Hintze Hall is the perfect venue for couples to host their wedding reception with the Museum’s latest breathtaking addition, Hope the Whale, providing a stunning ‘wow factor’ as an unforgettable event backdrop.

The Natural History Museum, an iconic Grade I listed building, offers couples the chance to share their special day with friends and family in one of the most spectacular spaces in London.

After a unique and exclusive wedding venue? How about this Victorian prison?

After a unique and exclusive wedding venue? How about this Victorian prison?

Oxford, 21 September 2017: Couples looking for something a little different for their big day are in luck, as the iconic Malmaison Oxford today announced that the former prison-turned-hotel’s ‘A Wing’ can now be exclusively hired for weddings.
 
Housed in one of the hotel’s former prison wings, A wing boasts the most beautiful and unique wedding space within the castle, including the Atrium, and 38 spacious double bedrooms, each converted from three adjoining former cells. With a capacity of 120, the space is perfect for ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts, and the surrounding bedrooms are ideal for guests that want to make a night of it.
 

Five-figure investment enhances Slaley Hall in Hexham

Slaley Hal

LUXURY Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall has boosted its credentials as a premier wedding destination in the North following interior and exterior refurbishment works.

 

A £20,000 cash injection has seen the hotel’s outdoor pagoda found in the Ornamental Garden restored, creating a stunning setting with a difference where couples can tie the knot or have their photography captured on the day.

 

Additionally, the gardens have been fully landscaped with improved accessibility for wedding ceremonies and events, featuring new flowering plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees, as well as lighting adding to its ambience.

 

Waldhaus Flims: Wedding magic in the mountains

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The Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel and Spa: where breath-taking Alpine scenery meets the Grandezza of the Belle Epoque. The perfect setting to celebrate a truly fairytale wedding, this mountain retreat is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Waldhaus Flims has also been named the 6th most beautiful wedding location in Switzerland at the Swiss Location Awards®.