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Pier Weddings

Grand Pier is hard to beat

Pier Wedding Venues

I've only ever been to one wedding on a pier. It was my cousin Harry, who married the beautiful Holly on Southwold Pier nearly 8 years ago. It was a truly lovely affair and I have always been drawn to Pier Weddings ever since. We've got an absolutely fabulous one listed on the site, and it's big! 

Grand Pier in Weston Super Mare was orginally opened in 1904

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It doesn't look like this anymore - it burnt down completely a few years ago, so this building is brand new and marvellous, offering number of versatile rooms suitable for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. The panoramic views, as you would image, are breathtaking. 

Grand PierGrand Pier - the brilliant British Sea side... For more info on this fantastic unique venue, please go to their listing on the site...

Get me to the Church

New TV series

Get Me To The Church

If you are getting married betwwen July and September this year and fancy being part of this new TV series, then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - sounds like it could be a lot of fun! 

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And a chance to win a 5 star honeymoon

Poundon House Open Day

Bank Holiday 4 May 2015

Poundon House Wedding Venue

One of our loveliest venues has an open day this bank holiday Monday. You'll be able to seee this charming Edwardian-era country house and discuss your wedding plans over a glass of champagne. 

Poundon House is set within beautifully landscaped grounds, and is available for hire on an exclusive basis. Lovingly restored to its original splendour, this Oxfordshire gem features nine bedrooms, three large reception rooms, a handsome library and an intimate wood-paneled study. Designed in the classical Queen Anne-style, the house is an ideal setting to celebrate your wedding. The house is situated in open countryside with far-reaching views across towards Waddesdon. And while the house may be situated in splendid isolation, it is easily accessible from all directions. Poundon is only a little over an hour away from London and Birmingham by car ; just an hour away from Heathrow airport; a mere ten mins from Bicester Village outlet shopping centre; and the culture and heritage of Oxford is only 30 minutes away. 

Poundon House Reception Room

Poundon House

Do not miss this opportunity to see this glorious house. For more info go to their listing on the site...

 

 

 

Big Wedding Weekend at the Southbank, London

on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August

The Big Wedding Weekend Southbank London

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

Big Wedding Weekend

To find out more, go to one of their open evenings where you can hear about the day and see the venue. Their next open evening is tomorrow, Wednesday 15 April. To book your place, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Festival Hall Stage

Festival Hall Stage

The ceremony

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.

2015 PACKAGES

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*

 

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