Venues & Receptions

Why biophilic design will work wonders for your wedding...

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When you picture your dream wedding, where do you feel happiest; the most connected, relaxed or content? Does ‘getting away from it all’ for the big day conjure ideas of wilderness, birdsong and green vistas? The gentle trickle of a water feature in a country garden, hazy dappled sunlight, the scent of wildflowers in the breeze and the comforting sensation of grass between your toes? Is the sensory deprivation of your daily urban grind leaving you wistful for a multi-sensory nature hit? You’re not alone!

What is Biophilia?

Say “i do” at one of salford quays’ unique wedding venues

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Salford Quays: the home of MediaCityUK offers a unique setting for any wedding; a swirling mass of culture, history, waterfront views and contemporary locations. 

 

Whatever your plans, an intimate gathering, or a lavish affair, Salford Quays has a collection of standout venues, restaurants and hotels that provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding day with a difference.

 

Vintage-style afternoon tea wedding for spring/summer 18

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Is looking for a stylish wedding venue with a vintage twist leaving you feeling a little ‘hot under the collar’?  Perhaps The Black Swan has just what you’re looking for…

The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley, are well known for hosting charming country weddings, as well as serving delicious afternoon teas, so they’ve created an all-inclusive wedding package for spring/summer 2018, offering both in one delicious package, ‘A Little Hot Under the Collar’.  

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen this summer

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  • Mercure Hotels launches an exclusive ‘Jane Austen experience’ – a limited edition afternoon tea and walking map inspired by the novelist
  • Guests can trace the steps of the literary heroine this summer, 200 years after her death

To mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s passing on 18th July, Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is offering an exclusive literary experience for guests to enjoy this summer.

Mary Rose Museum – a wedding venue fit for a King

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For a venue brimming with enthralling history and awe-inspiring views inside and out, look no further than the Mary Rose Museum.

In the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, next to Admiral Lord Nelson’s world-famous HMS Victory, the museum features the only 16th century warship on the display in the world – The Mary Rose.

Henry VIII’s flagship was raised from the seabed 35 years ago and now forms the majestic centrepiece of this venue – providing a magical backdrop for any wedding that is guaranteed a real sense of occasion and grandeur.

Say “I do” overlooking Santorini’s iconic Caldera at this spectacular retreat

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EROSANTORINI sits perched on the volcanic cliffs of Santorini overlooking the tranquil Aegean Sea. The two-acre exclusive-use retreat is a calm oasis rarely found on the island that can host enchanting weddings for up to 800 cocktail guests or 350 seated guests, with room for dancing, live music and more among the expansive grounds.  Open year-round, it eloquently combines the luxuries of a hotel with a unique home from home feel, hosting bespoke weddings that range from intimate soirees to exquisite banquets.

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.