The Southbank is one of our absolutely favourite parts of London and so when, last year, the Southbank Centre decided to celebrate the fact that same-sex marriage became legal, and created the Big Wedding Weekend, we were extremely excited. 70 couples - gay and straight, young and old - got married or renewed their vows in what was an amazing weekend for everyone.
And as it was such an incredible success, that they are going to do it again!
Big Wedding Weekend
Festival Hall Stage
Each ceremony lasts for up to 90 minutes and includes up to 20 couples. They all declare their vows separately in front of their family, guests and registrars.
Package one - £1950
A 90-minute ceremony with choirs, fanfares and live music on the Royal Festival Hall stage A glass of bubbly for all your guests Registrar Photographs with stunning backdrops Video of your ceremony (unedited) Two bouquets of flowers/buttonholes Day-time and evening activities Riverside location 40 guests*
Just Released great offers for Spring / Summer 2015
Kate Moss did it, and so did George Clooney. But you don't need their bank balances to stretch out your wedding celebrations. Rather than cram everything into one day, why not take a more leisurely approach and we can't think of anywhere better to do this than The Green, Cornwall. Set in a beautiful private estate surrounded by orchards, meadows and a lake, it is the ultimate luxurious escape. There is a main house which can accommodate 12 and 6 further self catering cottages. They offer exclusive use of the whole of the Green for 3 nights weekend, or 2 night midweek and in their own words: 'Relaxed and original or traditional and formal: The Green can be whatever you want for your wedding. Our wedding planners can organise everything for you, or we’ll just provide the venue.'
There are several options for where you can hold the ceremony - either indoors; in the wedding barn or function room or outside under our beautiful arbour. Catering can be fine dining or a hog roast or pasties and Pimms. Then dance the night away under a veil of stars with a live band, disco or Cornish Ceilidh. How very lovely does this sound?? We think it would very probably suit a Wedstival type bride but without any of the discomfort!
The Green Cornwall cottages
5 Star luxury accommodation to 32 of your closest friends and family. But they will give you details of other local accommodation.
So what to do want from a venue in the Winter? You want rich, sumptuous colours, romantic lighting, luxury, warmth, and most definitely glamour! One Wnitehall Place situated on the Thames, is all of those things.
Outside of London we've chosen the absolutely gorgeous Elmore court in Gloucestershire - the rich jewel colours - rubies, sapphires and deep velvety greens, the roaring log fires, frost covered grounds….