Wedding articles and tips from Find a Wedding Venue
Temple Island and Poundon House
Temple Island is one of our most romantic, intimate and unique venues, situated a mile and a half downstream of the picturesque market town of Henley. The Temple itself is a delightful folly, built in 1771 and surrounded by rolling water meadows and wooded hills. You can only get to it by boat - can you imagine how lovely that approach would be for any bride - with magnificent views of the Oxfordshire countryside and the River Thames. The venue is steeped in history and during the heyday of the Victorian summer season the island and the Temple were used as a vantage point from which members of the Leander Club (famous rowing club) watched the Regatta.
A little further up the M40 towards Bicester is the very different but equally gorgeous Poundon House. Still run as a private home, it was built at the turn of the century by a follower of Lutyens in the palladian style, offers a fantastic setting and is an ideal backdrop for larger weddings. Whilst we could tell you more, they are actually holding a wedding fayre on Sunday 5 October from 11am to 3pm, and will host a variety of 30 wedding suppliers in the reception marquee. We've been to one of their wedding fayres before and they really do give you a great sense of what a wedding would be like here. What's more, parking is free and available on site, and all
In Central London...
We're so excited to welcome the Criterion to the site. The name alone conjures up visions of a glorious past, for this historic venue was where Sir Conan Doyle first imagined the meeting between Dr Watson and the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes. It was where the Suffragettes gathered to mount their revolution, and where Sir Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George thrashed out their views. If you want to be part of such illustrious history and get married in the opulence of the neo-Byzantine architecture - gold and marble shimmering alongside the mosiacs, mirrors and plaques, then the Criterion should be top of your list. They are fully licensed for civil marriages and partnerships and can seat up to a 150 for lunch or dinner, or up to 250 for a canape reception.
Wedding Sunday Spectacular
Wedding Sunday Spectacular 2015 -2016 at the glorious Hampshire Hotel
Sundays in 2015
January and February from £89 per person
April from £99 per person
May and June from £109 per person
Sundays in 2016
January and February from £99 per person
March from £109 per person
at the glorious Pentillie Castle
We absolutely love this venue and it is without doubt one of our most romantic ones. Set in spectacular Cornish location with extensive mature gardens and dreamy views across the River Tamar, it's charms are very hard to ignore! Built in 1698 and re-modelled in 1809, it has a fascinating history [more of which later] and it also has its own utterly fabulous Bathing Hut [pictured] which is a separate stone building within the 2000 acre estate, standing on its own quayside and perfect for more intimate weddings or civil ceremonies.
On Sunday 19 October they are holding a Wedding Fair and so you will have the opportunity to explore this exquisite Castle.