Wedding articles and tips from Find a Wedding Venue
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.
in Four Glorious Venues
Gosfield Hall, Essex is a stunning Georgian manor house set in picturesque rural Essex. Winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’ 2011 and 'Wedding Venue of the Year- Heritage' at the 2012 Essex Wedding Awards. Pictured is The Marquis of Buckingham's former ballroom which provides an exquisite setting for the reception meal for up to 110 guests. Do go along to the open day to see this and several grand and ornate reception rooms - they offer exclusive use of the entire house you can also invite up to 250 guests for the evening reception and party.
Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th January 2015
See their listing on the site for more details http://www.findaweddingvenue.co.uk/gosfield-hall/view-details.html
Or contact Jo on 01787 472914 for directly.
Leez Priory Outdoor Ceremony
Leez Priory, also in Essex and also open on the same weekend, is a three times Winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’. This magnificent Tudor mansion is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty five years of experience in providing perfect wedding days. Set in 40 acres of parkland, complete with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is offered to you exclusively for your wedding day.
Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th January 2015
See their listing for more details
Contact Lin on 01245 362555 directly
Also on that same weekend, there is the open day at the beautiful
May Bank Holiday 2015 Destination Wedding
Spring is a special time of year and is always in beautiful bloom at The Green, where a series of secluded spots scattered amongst 14 acres of private estate provides the perfect wedding backdrop, from the stunning orchard to the tranquil lake.Celebrate the season as well as your love in supreme style by booking a May Bank Holiday wedding, whether you're looking for relaxed and original or traditional and formal, The Green will be yours exclusively for a celebration featuring up to 120 guests, while providing three days of 5* luxury accommodation to 32 of your closest friends and family.The catering can be fine dining or pasties and Pimm's, and there is a world of choice for evening entertainment from Cornish Ceilidh to a juke box or live band. Exchange vows in the rustic barn or outdoors in the natural wooden arbour, which is set on the hillside and framed by two majestic English oaks looking down onto a canopy of trees in the lush valley below.The choice is inimitably yours.Get in touch for more details today.
Inspired by the Great British Seaside
The great British seaside can be a fantastic inspiration for your wedding, and there are endless ways to interpret the theme, for example with food you could go with fish n chips, icecream vans or, if you're feeling flash, oysters! (not forgettting you could always order your own seaside stick of rock with both your names printed through it...). There are also so many props to give your wedding a seaside spin - deckchairs, surf boards, shells, seaweed garlands and vintage metal buckets and spades. The British seaside has such a distinct look and what could be prettier than pastel beach huts and seaside bunting. And although Punch and Judy might not serve as your inspirational couple, they could be your wedding entertainment - for adults and kids alike.
If you don't want to go the whole hog and hold your wedding on a beach, but still want to adopt this lovely theme, you could always consider a venue close by. We've got two great (and very different) venues on the site that we would recommend. Portsmouth Guildhall has the most beautiful exterior and as you can see, grand steps leading to its bronzed doors which would make an incredible wedding photograph. It has a variety of rooms, both elegant and spacious, but our favourite is the Zodiac gallery which has the largest acid-stained mural in the world! Located minutes from the sea, you could easily adopt a seaside-flavoured theme.