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.
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
Featuring our favourite wedding band
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,
In both Yorkshire and London
It's that time of year when brides-to-be are planning their summer and autumn weddings and looking for inspiration. Wedding fairs can do exactly that, and if held in a particular venue can give you a really good sense of the kind of set-up and service that you can get too.
The lovely Denton Hall in Yorkshire are holding what they call a 'Wedding Experience' on 16 March. The day offers champagne and canapes, and the access to the best suppliers in Yorkshire. Their main hall is dressed as if for a wedding, there are mood boards and help is at hand from a range of professionals to guide you through the myriad of options!