In glorious Suffolk
With Wolf Hall about to hit our screens this month, we reckon everyone is going to go a bit mad for anything Tudor. And you couldn't find a more perfect venue for courtly love than the historic Hengrave hall. Set within 350 acres of parkland and with sweeping lawns and meadows, a majestic lake, and its own idyllic chapel, the 500 year old mansion is truly breathtaking. Everything about it, from its spectacular pastoral setting to its grand halls and luxurious chambers, is guaranteed to create a romantic experience for the bride and groom that can only be described as truly unforgettable.
Banquet at Hengrave
Their next viewing day is in March so look out for that. They do also welcome couples for a private viewings if they want - either during the week or weekend.
At beautiful Berwick Lodge
Berwick Lodge is one of our prettiest venues, and is situated just 15 minutes from Bristol city centre, nestled on a hill surrounded by 18 acres of private garden and woodland. It is available for private and exclusive hire for your wedding day, should you want the whole venue to yourself. A good way to find out would be to go to their Autumn Wedding Open afternoon, where you will be able to take a tour of this unique venue and meet a variety of their recommended suppliers. In particular, it might be worth checking out Lisa Keating who has 27 years of experience of designing and making wedding gowns. As well as making bespoke wedding dresses she has an eclectic
Yet more inspiration from the lovely Poundon House
Don't forget that Poundon House are opening their doors for a wedding open day - we alerted you back in January and it's now almost upon us! Their open day is on 28 April and will run from 11am to 4pm. It will showcase another beautiful private family home which is situated on the Oxfordshire/Buckingham borders in a breathtaking countryside setting. The Open Day will give you the opportunity to meet with their
Further info on their wedding open day
Last week we gave you an early heads upabout Hengrave Hall's Wedding Viewing Day, to be held on 25 March 2012. Here are some more images from this historic mansion which also has its own very charming church. We think it looks idyllic! If you are thinking of getting married in Suffolk or its environs do not miss this event, it really will give you a great idea of how your wedding could be, and it's completely free! Worth knowing too that they have 16 fab bedrooms available, so you and your guests (or some of them anyway!) can extend your day by staying the night.