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.
Venues & Receptions
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.
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.
Couples 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pinchinthorpe Hall, the award-winning grade II listed former wedding venue near Guisborough in Cleveland, has been leased to a local operator through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.
Situated near the edge of the North York Moors National Park and overlooking the Roseberry Topping, Pinchinthorpe Hall dates back to the 12th century. Boasting six character en suite rooms, four formal reception rooms, a self contained two bedroom flat and cottage and 10 acres of land including a paddock it is surrounded by natural woodland and even has its own moat and medieval gardens, which are listed as Ancient Monuments and are noted to be of national importance.
In the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, Rudding Park is perfect for an idyllic escape with a loved one. The leading luxury hotel and wedding venue is home to the UK’s very first roof top spa and garden, complete with an outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool, garden sauna cabin, herbal infused steam and spa bath.
Wellness of mind, body and soul form the foundations of Rudding Park Spa, with an emphasis on bringing the best of the outdoors inside. The revolutionary new spa is perfect for a pre-wedding pampering treat or hen party from the organic treatments inspired by nature to head chef Murray Wilson’s kitchen garden cuisine at Horto. With experiences ranging from Moorish mud treatments to the herbal bath steam room and sauna, guests will truly be spoilt for choice.
The stunning art deco façade of luxury 5-star boutique Hotel Gotham, situated in the bustling heart of mid-town Manchester, is one of the city’s grandest buildings and the perfect location for a city wedding. A former bank premises dubbed the ‘King of King street’ due to its grandeur and castle-like design, the building was designed by Edwin Lutyens and referenced in Pevsner's Architectural Guide. Guests are greeted by glamorous Manhattan-inspired interiors, combining modern luxury interiors with an unmistakably vintage style, and housing 60 opulent rooms and suites. Hotel Gotham is situated in Manchester's most upmarket shopping district with boutiques such as Hermès, Whistles, Emporio Armani, Agent Provocateur, Mulberry, Thomas Pink, Reiss and Crombie.