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Grand Ceilings and Staircases

Wedding Venues with the WOW factor

Grand Ceilings and Staircases

There are so many things to consider when choosing a venue for your wedding and normally staircases and ceilings aren't on the list…. however the photo opportunities for a dramatic image with the backdrop of a fabulous staircase are endless!… Here are three of our venues which have jaw dropping features we love...

We have mainly concentrated on municipal buildings - it really is quite remarkable how many of them have such wonderful staircases and ceilings. Our leader image is of the staircase of Greenford Hall in Middlesex. The Hall was built after a 12-year campaign by the people of Greenford to obtain a public hall for the town. It was officially opened on 16 April 1966 and is by far the youngest of our chosen venues.

We absolutely love the Staircase at Ealing Town Hall in West London. Built in 1888 in the "Revived Gothic" style with Kentish ragstone walls, the staircase has been described, 'sumptuous imperial stair with iron balustrades.' From this picture you can see that it divides and one side leads to Victoria Hall with it's unusually beautiful ceiling (pictured)

Ealing Town Hall Staircase

The Staircase at Ealing Town Hall ceiling Ealing Town Hall

The amazing ceiling at Ealing Town Hall

Our second civic building is the glorious Stoke Newington Town Hall in North London. Dark mahoganies, elegant marble and one of Europe’s largest working mirror balls makes it impossible for us not to include it in our amazing ceiling blog! We adore the mahogany and walnut panelling - the warm tones of the wood provide an excellent backdrop for a wedding.

stoke newington ceiling

Stoke Newington Town Hall Ceiling

Fabulous Outdoor Wedding Venues

in the English Countryside….

Fabulous Outdoor Wedding Venues
We have many wonderful venues on the site which offer an outside space where you can hold a ceremony. In England, to make it legal, you have to get married in a permanent structure but this can literally mean anything from pavilions, gazebos, bandstands - even a tree house as long as it has a proper roof! The guests can remain outside so they don't have to be big. In Scotland, outdoor weddings are legal and there doesn't have to be a permanent structure at all. We have featured four great venues here but there are many more to choose from on the site….
Barnsley House
Barnsley House

Barnsley House was built in 1697 of Cotswold stone and the house and grounds have gained international acclaim as a place of remarkable beauty so it's gothic summer  is pretty much the perfect place to hold your ceremony.

Temple island
Temple Island

Temple Island is situated a mile and a half downstream of the picturesque market town of Henley, on one of the most beautiful reaches of the River Thames. Located amidst rolling water meadows and surrounded by wooded hills. 

Temple Island
How romantic is this?

 

Denton Hall Wedding Fayre

It's that time of year again….

Denton Hall

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!

Beautiful Denton Hall

 

The suppliers attending so far are:

Richard Wynn-Davies Photography

Leafy Couture

Ambience Venue Styling

Moore Than Cakes

Poppy Pickering

The Whole Hog UK

Photobooth4You

The Bridal Gown

The Event Music Company

The Wedding Lighting Company

Steve Myers Photography

JB Creatives

Smink Make Up

Martin House Children's Hospice

Wharfedale Wedding Cars

Rose Pink Vintage

Perfect Venues

for a Valentine Themed Wedding

Valentines Venues

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. 

The LanghamThe Langham

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.

valentine Valentine table decoration Fabulous Valentine Centrepiece! Valentine Table decoration

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 

 

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