Venues & Receptions

Caer Rhun Hall will make your wedding dreams come true - Review

Caer Rhun Hall - exterior

Our editor Victoria Galligan headed off to Wales for a fairytale weekend where guests are treated like royalty…

If your idea of getting married involves images of a handsome prince sweeping you off your feet to a traditional countryside wedding, where the views are breathtaking and the building is steeped in history, then Caer Rhun Hall can make your dreams come true.* This venue on the banks of the River Conwy is secluded enough to provide a cosy little bubble around your wedding, which only the lucky invited can enter, yet easily accessible for guests – just an hour’s drive from the M6 at Cheshire and a short journey from Conwy. 

Escape from the city into a luxury wedding venue - Review

Thorpe Park - wedding venue - reception troom

Vows & Venues editor Victoria Galligan headed off to Leeds to review a wedding venue but soon felt she was holidaying on the Med…

If you live in or around Leeds you’ll know what a bustling, vibrant and cultural city it is. For shopping, meals and a good night out, it’s the perfect location. Situated just outside the thriving city, close to the M1 and easily accessible from the north, lies Thorpe Park hotel – and it’s here where the pace of life slows down a little.

Weddings at Chetham's Library

Bride outside Chetham's Library

Fall in love with the magical atmosphere of Chetham’s Library and say your vows in the medieval Baronial Hall with its beautiful inglenook fireplace and magnificent timber roof. Dating back to 1421, the mellow sandstone buildings, ancient stone cloisters and richly appointed rooms are full of character and history.

You and your guests will have exclusive use of the medieval buildings for your special day, and can mingle in the cloisters, and the courtyard garden, soaking up the unique atmosphere of this haven of tranquillity. The gorgeous time-worn sandstone and sumptuous oak-panelled rooms provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs, and the stunning Baronial Hall will give your ceremony the wow factor.

Cheadle House - A Cheshire Victorian Mansion 

Cheadle House Wedding Interior

Cheadle House - A Cheshire Victorian Mansion 

£500.00 Bar Tab for all remaining 2019 & Spring/Autumn 2020 Wedding Dates

Cheadle House is positioned on the border of Manchester and Cheshire, surrounded by beautiful scenery. The House boasts original character mixed with stylish and modern interiors, offering fantastic photo opportunities with the historic charm of the building and a picturesque lake.What could be more idyllic than saying ‘I do’at a stunning venue that offers a wonderful setting for your wedding day from your ceremony right through to your evening reception. 

Haydock Park Racecourse is a favourite Liverpool wedding venue

Happily married couple at Liverpool wedding venue

Haydock Park Racecourse is a renowned sporting and events venue in the North West and is well versed in hosting spectacular events. This is why many couples choose to hold their special day at such a prestigious Liverpool wedding venue.

 

The spaces and suites at Haydock Park Racecourse can accommodate small, intimate weddings or large celebrations of up to 500 guests. Alongside the exceptional planning and detail which goes into every wedding, the views across the 127 acres of beautiful parkland make the venue a truly romantic setting.

 

Bespoke Luxury Wedding – Why Self-Catering Makes Sense

Married couple stood in the grounds Woodhall Spa

You’re planning the bespoke luxury wedding of your dreams and you set your heart on a lovely country house in beautiful grounds for your big day and your hundred guests.

You draw up a shortlist of half a dozen hotels and arrange initial viewings.

You’re shown around the properties and told just how bespoke they’ll make your luxury wedding.

But how many others have been on the same conveyor belt and told exactly the same story? How many others have chosen their three course menu plus wine and fizz for a mere £120?

That’s £12,000. Ouch!

SAY I DO AT YE OLDE BELL

Ye Olde Bell

Ye Olde Bell understands that asking your partner to marry you can be a daunting task but it hopes to ease the pressure by offering a special proposal package.

The country hotel and spa, located in the village of Barnby Moor, on the borders of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire will create the perfect mood for romance.

It starts with an afternoon of total relaxation at Ye Olde Bell’s award winning spa, which features ten bespoke thermal experiences, stunning indoor-outdoor vitality pool, delicious Herb Garden Brasserie and alpine inspired alfresco relaxation areas.

Northside Farm invests in tiny cottages for wedding accommodation

Olivia Northside Cottages owner

LUXURY Northumberland wedding venue Northside Farm has shed light on its second phase investment plans into expanding its accommodation offering.

Northside Farm in Horsley has injected an additional £50,000 of self-raised funds to build four whimsical ‘tiny cottages’ complete with their own private outdoor seating area and fire pit by the paddocks within the existing glamping site which currently boasts ten timber wigwams with amenities.

The new investment comes just months after owners announced the first phase renovation of an existing derelict circular gin gang as part of a £100,000 total expansion plan for the 75acre working farm.

Glamping Weddings at Wigwam Holidays The Loft, the Highlands, Scotland

Wedding ceremony

Wigwam Holidays The Loft includes four star glamping accommodation, a ceremony room, reception area, a party barn, a working farm, a rural Scottish location, award winning beaches … all this and more ticks many of the 'vows and venues' boxes!

Wigwam® Holidays The Loft is situated in the heart of the Highlands between Forres and Elgin in Moray Speyside. Surrounded by 388-acres of farmland, including fields of barley grown for Speyside Whisky, The Loft is an ideal venue for a rustic, memorable and magical Scottish wedding.

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield is a four-star luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District. The hotel sits amidst six acres of landscaped gardens with unrivalled views over England’s largest lake.

The Laura Ashley designed property offers style and elegance combined with classic British glamour featuring nods to The Belsfield’s past throughout the hotel.Laura Ashley hotel Belsfield

Hold your own royal wedding at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace wedding showcase – a wedding dress is modelled

The State Apartments at Kensington Palace were recently licensed to host civil ceremonies for the very first time. To mark the occasion, a showcase was held which proved that you really can hold your own royal wedding!

Decorated with floral plinths by Hayford & Rhodes, guests took in their surroundings whilst enjoying drinks and canapes served by Blue Strawberry, including prosciutto cannelloni with crispy ham, mushroom and truffle & pea mousse and roasted pumpkin & mandarin ice-cream lollipop.

Say 'I do' at The Beech Hill Hotel & Spa

The Beech Hill Hotel & Spa Lake

Say 'I do' at The Beech Hill Hotel & Spa and experience a venue that gives you a beautiful setting and years of professional experience that will ensure that this most special of days remains not only memorable, but is also tailored exactly to your requirements.

Let us make organising your wedding day as stress-free as possible. We’ll assign you a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator, and we can take care of the accommodation, the menus, the wedding cake, the balloons, the photographer, the flower arrangements, the entertainment, the fireworks, lake cruises and much more to make sure you can enjoy every moment of your special day!

The Hotel’s lakeside setting & gardens provide a unique & beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Historic Royal Palaces to host The Engage!

Interior of Historic Royal Palace

Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, is to host luxury wedding summit Engage! for the first time this autumn alongside Rosewood London and Sarah Haywood Weddings.

Taking place on 28-31st October, the summit will bring together the best in the international luxury events industry for a series of exclusive events at Tower of London, Banqueting House and Kensington Palace.

Did you say yes to a Valentines proposal? 

Valentines proposal

Did you get asked the big question over Valentines Day, and are you now starting to think about the day itself? It might seem daunting, but here Annabel Schwier at the Museum of London offers her insights into the four key elements you need to think about: the guestlist, venue, theme and catering. Annabel’s top tip? Keep it simple and planning will be a piece of cake!

The Guestlist: