for the glorious Denton Hall, Ilkley in Yorkshire to open it's doors again to couples wishing to enjoy the ultimate wedding experience.
Every year they present an event aimed at newly engaged couples where the emphasis is on providing a unique insight in to what they, the suppliers, have to offer.
Rather than inundated you with endless sales pitches and competition entries from lots of very similar exhibitors – they would like you to sample the fine champagne and canapés, and see the venue dressed to its full potential created by the very best suppliers in the area. We love this approach!
This year Valentine Day falls on a Saturday and so we imagine that there are going to be loads of Valentine Themed Weddings. And why not? Some may say its cheesy, but imagine the fun to be had! Colour wise, it's got to be red and pink - flowers, dresses, table decoration, cake and pink or red lighting - as shown in the picture of the Criterion. It is one of our most stunning venues - history, opulence, glamour and in the heart (get it?!) of London.
Look at the lighting at the Langham in this picture - all it needs is some red centre pieces on the tables, red table cloths, pink fizz - like the image below.
We love the idea of naming the tables after your favourite romantic couples. They don't have to have stayed together forever - because this is meant to be fun - so Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Mr Darcy and
There are many incredible venues in London, many of them in Central and West London but we have two absolutely stunning ones in the Royal borough of Greenwich. We wrote about the theme of Wolf Hall a couple of weeks ago and now, having seen the BBC adaptation, which was brilliant, we are even more convince that anything Tudor is going to be a major trend for weddings. And so if you fancy a bit of that, you really couldn't get any better than to hold your wedding at Tudor Barn, Eltham
Tudor Barn Eltham is a fully restored Grade 2* listed building that links back to King Henry VIII and the Tudor Monarchy. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Greenwich, this stunning building is steeped in history and is the only Tudor Barn in London. In fact it is all that remains of the country mansion that was built for William Roper and Margaret More, daughter of Thomas More, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII and is surrounded by a medieval moat and nearby scented gardens. The venue is situated in thirteen acres of beautiful award winning gardens and has stood on this ancient site, which is connected historically with the Tudor Monarchs´ residence at nearby Eltham Palace, since 1525.
Sir Gregory Page acquired the Well Hall Estates from the Roper family in 1733 and a new house was built between the moat and Well Hall Road. Its most famous occupant was children’s author Edith Nesbit, who wrote The Railway Children, and lived here from 1899 until 1922.
We haven't visited it ourselves but how beautiful does it look? And so interesting too. In their own words they say that 'It's impossible to appreciate Tudor Barn Eltham without visiting for yourself" So please do contact their Special Event Team to arrange a personal tour and the opportunity to discuss your requirements in greater detail: 0845 459 2351.' And what's more they are holding a Wedding Fayre on the 15 February, so all you newly engaged couples, make sure you do not miss that! Our other hidden gem is
Ramster Hall is one of our loveliest venues - lying on the Surrey / West Sussex borders, it is situated in quiet seclusion of a private country estate, surrounded by parkland and stunning gardens, which are famous for their fine collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. A unique setting for weddings it is available exclusively for the day. Ramster is a much loved family home, and weddings at Ramster are all dealt with on a very personal and intimate level.
Ramster's rhododendrons We love this drawing room!
The date is: Saturday 1st February 2015, 10am – 3pm, and the entry is free. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday….