Leez Priory and Gosfield Hall are two of our favourites!
If Essex is your area of choice for getting married, you really are spoilt for choice! Leez Priory is the three-times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine "Best Wedding Venue" and it's not hard to see why! Set in 40 acres of parkland complete with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, the magnificent Tudor mansion can be yours exclusively for the day. Located in the heart of rural Essex yet only 15 minutes away from the centre of Chelmsford and the M11 to London. They have a special offer on at the moment - if you book before Sunday (when British Summer Time begins) then you get 15 bedrooms completely free of charge for the night of your wedding! Worth a look! Leez Priory is part of the Country House Weddings group, and their other Essex wedding venue is the rather beautiful Gosfield Hall, also award-winning! Formerly a Royal residence, the Queen Charlotte's
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London on 22-23 March 2014
After the success of their first ever bridal show last October, Brides magazine are holding another one this coming weekend. They really do have the most incredible exhibitors, including (as pictured here) Temperley Bridal and Emmy Shoes. They say it's going to be a fully immersive experience, where you can try on the make-up or create your own wedding day details in their imagination room!! Not only that, you can take advantage of the champagne and food tastings which will be going on throughout the day. If you're thinking of going then you need to book your ticket now, which you can do via their website
Due to recent cancellations the glorious Spains Hall in Fitchingfield, Essex currently has two available Saturdays in August. If you are planning a wedding in that area, this stunning Elizabethan Hall set in the most beautiful grounds, must be seen!
For those of you on the lookout for a new wedding fair, get yourselves over to Dulwich, South East London, this coming Sunday 16 March, where the beautiful Belair House is hosting its first full wedding fair. Belair House is, in their own words, South East London's most exciting new bar, dining and social space. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Belair park this eighteenth century Georgian mansion has recently been revived, reflecting its heritage, charm and legacy. The most exciting thing for us, cos we live in Dulwich, is that Ukairo3 are playing there between 12 and 2pm. They are our absolute favourite wedding band and sing a whole range of jazz greats,