More popular than ever...
Did you know that the average cost of a UK wedding has now topped more than £18,500!! And a rate rise from the Church of England will see 40% added to the cost of church weddings from Janaury next year. Because of this, it seems that more and more couples are opting for destination weddings - in fact according to a recent study more than a third of couples have booked a wedding abroad this year. That means that 80,000 Brits will shun the UK in favour of a foreign wedding. We think we have some amazing UK venues here on the site but if you are tempted to take flight you might like to know that Italy is the most popular destination! We've got two
Another of our amazing destination wedding venues
Villa Bellagio is a new addition to our destinations wedding portfolio and we are thrilled to have it on the site. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious Villa hotels on the famous Italian Lake Como. We think the pictures speak for themselves! The royal hall is a true masterpiece of the 'imperial' style and the celing is decorated with frescos and golden stuccos. The lighting is diffused by large bronze and chrystal chandeliers to evoke the era of Italian nobility.
Another Destination Wedding at Lake Como
Last week we told you about Villa Cernobbio, and this is another beautiful venue from Class Venues Service. This offers you the historic beauty of a private villa but with the services offered by a small hotel. There are 32 rooms that could accomodate up to 75 of your wedding guests - image the weekend you have!! Like Villa Cernobbio, the terraces offer panormaic views of the lake and you can have a civil ceremony on one of them, or alternatively there is a little church only 200 metres from the villa. If the weather is fine (which of course it mostly is!) you can have the whole ceremony outside. In case of bad weather there are two really elegant internal halls.