Venues & Receptions

Top tips for planning a honeymoon cruise – what to know before you book!

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As such a significant event, a wedding can be stressful to plan, which is why the honeymoon should offer the optimum opportunity to relax, decompress and celebrate your new marriage.

So, what better way to honeymoon than a cruise?  After all, what other type of holiday enables you to unpack only once, but wake up in a brand new beautiful destination each day? 

CruiseCritic.co.uk, the world’s largest cruise reviews, and planning site (TripAdvisor’s cruise site) shares this advice on planning a honeymoon cruise to remember. 

Considerations before you start:

·      Travel dates - do your dates coincide with any events, such as school holidays?

Top 10 wedding venues in Wiltshire

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Wiltshire’s one of the most romantic places to tie the knot as it continues to stand the test of time with its never-ending story of its ancient landscape. Why not whisk your partner off in a classic car from Vintage Classics and travel in style through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside including the village of Lover in the New Forest National Park?

So perhaps it’s time for you to write your own chapter and consider VisitWiltshire’s top 10 wedding venues for your special day.

Wedding Venues under £5,000

1.    The Bear Hotel, Devizes

The Swan, Shakespeare's Globe - Wedding Venue

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The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, on London’s Bankside is an all-day restaurant, bar and private events space which boasts unrivalled views across St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London. In addition to this, the venue is fully licensed to hold private wedding ceremonies.

Overlooking the Globe Theatre and River Thames, their Balcony Room can seat up to 70 guests, making the ceremony an intimate occasion while boasting unrivalled views. Swan offers a breakfast catering service for the day that can be tailored to suit guests needs.

Wedding coordinators are also available to take care of every last detail; from floral arrangements, cake and furnishing, making the day unique and extra special.

The Brewery - A wedding fit for a Princess

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Following what has been hailed as the nuptials of the year, Pippa Middleton’s marriage to hedge fund manager fiancé James Matthews, has truly given us wedding fever! 

While not strictly a princess, Pippa has an undeniable regal connection as sister of Catherine, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, and as such, there was an air of excitement and expectation that made it a stand-out affair.

As wedding season fast approaches, Hilton provides its top tips for arranging stress-free and bespoke wedding celebrations:

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1.There are plenty of planning tools available out there to help plan your big day. Hilton’s hotels offers a variety of tools and resources including personalised group web pages, ePLANNER and a guest list manager to ensure that to-do list gets done on time. 

 

InterContinental London – The O2, the perfect venue for your dream wedding

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A luxury hotel features Europe’s largest pillar-free Ballroom, accommodating up to 3,000 guests. Situated in the Historic Royal Greenwich, the hotel is the perfect venue for both intimate and opulent weddings. Set on the riverside of Greenwich Peninsular, our venue provides you with the ultimate backdrop for your wedding celebration with spectacular views of The River Thames, Canary Wharf and London skyline.  

River Rooms

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The River Rooms is a blank-canvas, modern wedding venue in the heart of the City of London, boasting a flexible, open-plan layout with plenty of natural light, as well as, panoramic views of the River Thames, including sights of the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and London’s iconic, The Shard – a perfect atmospheric backdrop for celebrations.

 

Fully licenced for weddings and partnerships, the venue offers three great rooms; the Queenhithe, Lower River Room and Upper River Room, in which guests can enjoy their ceremony, drinks reception, dinner and party all in one encompassing venue. The versatile open-plan space can accommodate to up to 300 guests for dinner and up to 500 guests for an evening reception.

Wellness Weddings at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

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Radiating romance across the Kassandra peninsula, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort is Halkidiki’s new answer for those seeking the ultimate romantic getaway, providing a health-boosting backdrop for couples affirming their love. Whether you’re planning a traditional ceremony with your nearest and dearest, a holistic honeymoon experience or wining and dining within the resort's stunning surroundings, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort helps to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.  

 

Multiple award wins for North East wedding venue

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CHAMPAGNE corks are popping at a top North East wedding venue after it scooped four major awards in just three months.

 

Newton Hall, which overlooks the award-winning Northumberland coast and specialises in innovative and creative outdoor weddings, has seen off competition from across Britain to be named Best UK Coastal Venue at the UK Wedding Awards.

 

And the win follows hot on the heels of a trio of regional triumphs, including Best North East Countryside Wedding Venue of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards, Best Wedding Venue at the North of England Wedding Awards and Best North East Venue at the Bridal Book Awards.

 

Historic charm at the Tetley, Leeds

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Described by the London Evening Standard as the ‘heart and soul of Leeds’ art scene’, The Tetley on Leeds’ South Bank is a renowned venue for weddings and celebrations.

Founded by Joshua Tetley in 1822, the Tetley name represents one of Leeds’ oldest brewing dynasties and has been synonymous with the city for over 200 years. It retains many of its original art deco features including the wrought iron scissor lift and the Board Room with its original furniture and paintings of former Chairmen.

Nottingham wedding venue launches unique Shepherd Hut bridal suite and guest accommodation

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The Carriage Hall in Nottingham has launched a unique new bridal suite for its brides-to-be in the form of a luxury double shepherd hut. Created by Blackdown Shepherd Huts from Somerset, the double hut, named The Great Oak, this quirky bridal suite and two additional huts are fitted out with all the necessities to create a luxurious and chic setting for brides and their guests.

Multiple award wins for North East wedding venue

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CHAMPAGNE corks are popping at a top North East wedding venue after it scooped four major awards in just three months.

 

Newton Hall, which overlooks the award-winning Northumberland coast and specialises in innovative and creative outdoor weddings, has seen off competition from across Britain to be named Best UK Coastal Venue at the UK Wedding Awards.

 

And the win follows hot on the heels of a trio of regional triumphs, including Best North East Countryside Wedding Venue of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards, Best Wedding Venue at the North of England Wedding Awards and Best North East Venue at the Bridal Book Awards.