There are many incredible venues in London, many of them in Central and West London but we have two absolutely stunning ones in the Royal borough of Greenwich. We wrote about the theme of Wolf Hall a couple of weeks ago and now, having seen the BBC adaptation, which was brilliant, we are even more convince that anything Tudor is going to be a major trend for weddings. And so if you fancy a bit of that, you really couldn't get any better than to hold your wedding at Tudor Barn, Eltham
Tudor Barn Eltham is a fully restored Grade 2* listed building that links back to King Henry VIII and the Tudor Monarchy. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Greenwich, this stunning building is steeped in history and is the only Tudor Barn in London. In fact it is all that remains of the country mansion that was built for William Roper and Margaret More, daughter of Thomas More, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII and is surrounded by a medieval moat and nearby scented gardens. The venue is situated in thirteen acres of beautiful award winning gardens and has stood on this ancient site, which is connected historically with the Tudor Monarchs´ residence at nearby Eltham Palace, since 1525.
Sir Gregory Page acquired the Well Hall Estates from the Roper family in 1733 and a new house was built between the moat and Well Hall Road. Its most famous occupant was children’s author Edith Nesbit, who wrote The Railway Children, and lived here from 1899 until 1922.
We haven't visited it ourselves but how beautiful does it look? And so interesting too. In their own words they say that 'It's impossible to appreciate Tudor Barn Eltham without visiting for yourself" So please do contact their Special Event Team to arrange a personal tour and the opportunity to discuss your requirements in greater detail: 0845 459 2351.' And what's more they are holding a Wedding Fayre on the 15 February, so all you newly engaged couples, make sure you do not miss that! Our other hidden gem is
Ramster Hall is one of our loveliest venues - lying on the Surrey / West Sussex borders, it is situated in quiet seclusion of a private country estate, surrounded by parkland and stunning gardens, which are famous for their fine collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. A unique setting for weddings it is available exclusively for the day. Ramster is a much loved family home, and weddings at Ramster are all dealt with on a very personal and intimate level.
Ramster's rhododendrons We love this drawing room!
The date is: Saturday 1st February 2015, 10am – 3pm, and the entry is free. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday….
Every year this gorgeous venue, As you Like it, Jesmond, hosts 'Battle of the Wedding Bands.' It is hosted by AMV Live Music and showcases 6 live acts to give their brides & grooms some inspiration when it comes to booking their bands.
Exterior of As you Like it
Battle of the Brides??
It really will be a fantastic night so all you Geordie bride and grooms need to make sure you are in Jesmond this Thursday - you are guaranteed a fun night!
The cult Medieval fantasy series is a massive inspiration for weddings in 2015. The the most important factor is finding the right venue. It would be no good trying to create the right ambience in a Georgian mansion. Sadly we haven't got many dungeons but we have got many magnificent castles to choose from. Pictured below is an interior shot form the absolutely stunning Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.
And so imagine this with the right lighting - and some goblets throne in, plus a few furs lying around - and you're there…
We absolutely love this picture of Darren Prew and Kerry Ford, both from Hereford, dressed up as their favourite characters for the event. Darren, a 37-year-old plasterer, was kitted out as Night's Watch warrior Jon Snow while his 33-year-old bride dressed as Daenerys Targaryen. Kerry even arrived on that white horse!!
Another castle on our site that we'd recommend for this is