A rustic romance at Packington Moor

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‘We knew the minute we walked in that we didn’t need to look at another venue.’ Isn’t that the dream of every bride and groom? For childhood sweethearts Sean and Lucy Beck, it was Packington Moor in Lichfield, Staffordshire, that provided that heart-in-mouth moment of joy. (more…)

A groom’s guide to wedding planning

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Brides, grooms, and wedding planning. Rarely is it totally smooth sailing, and rarely does a couple approach the nitty gritty of the big day in the same way. While I’m struggling (and failing) to avoid gender stereotypes here, it is usually the bride who is more concerned with all the details, and the groom who either keeps his distance completely, or only realises with a jolt that, you know, he’s getting married, with a few weeks to go. (more…)

How to choose brilliant bridesmaids

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So you’ve just popped the question, and he’s said yes! Or maybe it was the other way around. Either way, you’ve now got a whole world-of-wedding opening up before you, and lots of big decisions to make between now and the big day. (more…)

All about the glamour: Art Deco venues

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There’s something very now about Art Deco. The 1930s art movement is popping up everywhere, with its rich colours and dramatic geometric shapes. It’s a great style for weddings, with its elegant, streamlined luxe looks – and if it’s a look that appeals to you, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are a number of fantastic wedding venues around the country in the Art Deco style. Feast your eyes below! (more…)

5 Fantastic New Forest Venues

Beaulieu Hotel New Forest

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the country, the New Forest is an utterly magical setting for your special day. This spectacular mix of heathland, resplendent in rich purple heather throughout autumn, and bright yellow with vivid gorse flower all year, and woodland, with its huge ancient oak and beech trees, and exquisite woodland flowers, bluebells, wood anemones, and foxgloves. (more…)

How to survive a hipster wedding

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I was recently at a trendy bar in London (no sign, prohibition-style cocktails, crazy art and lots of beards) and overheard a conversation between a very cool bride-to-be (blue hair, tattoo, 1950s dress) and her girlfriends, discussing the finer details of her forthcoming wedding. It was all so hip I wondered if her guests could possibly be cool enough to keep up with her ideas, and then it hit me – we need a guide to attending a hipster wedding! Here’s our roundup of all you need to be fully trend-ready. (more…)

Wedding table layouts: what you need to know

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Are you a roundy or a squarey? Do you go long and chic or circular and classic? We’re talking wedding breakfast layouts of course. Once the venue is booked and the guest list is coming together, your next big decision is how to accommodate all your guests for that celebratory meal.

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Game, set and match made in heaven!

Bank of England Sports Centre

Wimbledon fever is upon us once more, temporarily distracting us here at weddingvenues.com from the ongoing excitement of peak wedding season. Watching the drama unfold is great entertainment in itself; then, of course, there’s the strawberries, cream, champagne and glorious sunshine (rain? what rain?!) – all the key ingredients for a delightful summer’s day. (more…)

Hodsock Priory: celebrating 10 years of bringing couples together!

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Imagine holding 500 weddings in your family home. That’s 1,000 families united and some 80,000 glasses of fizz! For the past 10 years, that’s exactly what George and Katharine Buchanan have done in their beautiful 19th-century home, Hodsock Priory, in Nottinghamshire. On 29th July 2016, they will be celebrating their landmark 500th wedding there. (more…)