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by Katie 26. January 2016 10:45

An idyllic Cotswold wedding venue, the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel offers everything your wedding dreams are made of: a stunning backdrop complete with a wonderland of lakes, rivers, woodland, and open countryside, as well as gorgeous state-of-the-art hotel and event facilities.

The Cotswold Water Park Hotel also enjoys a convenient central Gloucestershire location, in the heart of the Cotswolds, close to Bristol, Cheltenham, Oxfordshire, the Midlands and Swindon. It is easily accessed from the M4 and M5 motorways.


Flooded with natural light and surrounded by breathtaking views, our flexible wedding and reception rooms are stunning backdrops for any event and have the versatility to accommodate a range of set-ups and sizes.

The ideal Cotswold wedding venue, the Cotswold Water Park Hotel:

  • Offers the flexibility to host events both large and small, in rooms ranging from our glass-fronted suites overlooking the lake, to our impressive 600-guest capacity marquee

  • Features the sought-after Kingfisher Suite, boasting beautiful views across the lake that can be enjoyed from the private decking as well as its own private entrance and small lobby

  • Is an excellent choice for a multicultural wedding venue, providing you the flexibility and accommodations needed to achieve your dream wedding with room hire for up to 800 guests and a range of self-catering options

  • For more information about wedding planning with the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel, honeymoons, travel, the venue, or your budget, phone: 01285 864000


Your Wedding at The Elvetham

by Katie 19. January 2016 10:47

With 35 acres of beautifully manicured grounds paired with ornate and luxurious ceremony and reception rooms,The Elvetham provides the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable wedding day.

Boasting romantic charm, a wealth of history and warm hospitality from the moment of arrival, you can be assured that our experienced team will be on hand every step of the way to ensure that your wedding day is both beautiful and unique.

Whether you are looking for an intimate and romantic wedding or would prefer a lavish affair with family and friends, The Elvetham in North Hampshire is the wedding venue with endless possibilities.

Beautiful whatever the season, you can exchange your vows outside in our Summer House surrounded by rolling countryside or in one of our elegantly appointed rooms within the Main House.


Sample Wedding Package Pricing

Each of our wedding packages are created bespoke to you and alternative options are available. We would be delighted to discuss our packages with you in more detail. Please enquire for further information.

  • Your choice of function rooms for your ceremony and reception
  • Sumptuous canapés from £7.95 per person
  • Delicious Wedding Breakfast menus from £48.00 per person
  • A selection of wines from £19.95 per bottle
  • Perrier-Jouet Champagne from £39.95 per bottle
  • Sparkling wine from £30.95 per bottle
  • Tasty evening buffet options ranging from £8.95 - £17.95 per person

Please note, the above package is an example only.

Weddings at Manor of Groves - Experience a day to remember...

by Katie 10. December 2015 11:03

You’ve found the perfect partner, and now you’ve found the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership – Manor of Groves.  As you drive through the stunning parkland setting to arrive at the venue which perfectly blends the old with the new, you will be enchanted by what’s in store for your special day.

The hotel has two charming outdoor gazebos that are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and partnerships allowing you to exchange your vows al fresco in the stunning grounds.  All of the banqueting suites are also fully licensed for civil ceremonies.

We understand that your choice of venue plays a major part in your once in a lifetime event and will make your day unforgettable.  Our dedicated team of wedding co-ordinators will guide and assist you with your planning to ensure that your special day will be just the starting point of beautiful memories.  When the big day comes, an experienced manager will be dedicated to the running of your wedding, ensuring your requests and wishes are carried out in full.

Whether your dream is to have a small, intimate wedding or large, lavish celebration with all the trimmings, Manor of Groves, Hertfordshire have a choice of styles and size of rooms to suit.  For those looking simply for venue hire, our contemporary Manor Suite can be hired for your own speciality caterer to provide services on your behalf and comes with its own kitchen space.  We pride ourselves with our long standing relationship with many Kosher, Asian, Greek and Italian caterers within the Home Counties.

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Complimentary parking (including coach space)
  • Special Packages available
  • Venue hire only permitted (Manor Suite only)
  • Special bedroom rates available for your guests
  • Services of a dedicated manager on the day (excludes venue hire only)

5 Things to Know Before Choosing a Wedding Planner

by emma 8. December 2015 11:55


First you will have to make the decision: plan it yourself or hire a wedding planner to do it for you. In many cases such a service will increase your budget with 10%, but if you choose carefully you will get that back in discounts that you will not get yourself.

Also, there is nothing to be compared to the burden that a wedding planner will take from your shoulders leaving you the opportunity to enjoy this special event.


So YES our advice is to hire a wedding planner, you will just have to be careful which one.


Ask for a consultation before closing the deal

Consultation is a very important aspect before choosing a wedding planner. Make a list of your concerns and things that you think should be taken care of, like catering, flower arrangements, wedding speeches, rehearsal dinner, chapel and so on. Show that list to your prospect wedding planner and look for their reaction. A good one will optimize it, will add things that you forgot and eliminate things that are not efficient. You will not get it right (unless you are a wedding planner yourself) and they should see it. The more they will want to improve it, the more suitable they are for your wedding.


Ask for the amount of time the wedding planner intends to devote towards your wedding as well as their personal backgrounds and relevant experience in wedding planning. Pictures and maybe some videos are great in this situation.


Ask for a contract

It is important to go for a wedding planner who is willing to sign a contract when hired. The good thing with a contract is that you are sure that you are investing your money safely. If the wedding planner breaches the contract terms, you will at least have some leverage.


Don’t overpay

One of the common mistakes that many brides do when hiring a wedding planner is failure to compare prices and making a good decision budget wise. You can go for single day consultation or a full-service wedding planner depending on your budget.


Ensure good communication with your wedding planner


It is very important to make sure that you are in contact with the service that you choose. Even if they should manage every small detail, you should be the decision maker and you should be always in control of that. The bride needs to connect well with the planner so that they can understand one another and to make sure that they are on the same page in every aspect.


Andrei Comsa 


Weddings & Celebrations at the Horn of Plenty

by Katie 3. December 2015 10:31

At The Horn of Plenty, we understand the importance of creating a day that nobody will forget and where the memories go on to last a lifetime.  It’s the innovation and sentiment which goes into the thought and planning that forms the makings of something truly special.

Beautifully bespoke

Every wedding here is completely bespoke.  Our friendly expert wedding planners will help design, organise and implement your Big Day to be perfectly tailored to you.   From your own bespoke menu to dedicated service from an attentive team of staff; from luxury rooms to exquisite grounds, we have the substance and expertise to create your perfect day.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate ceremony or a fairy tale marquee wedding for 200 guests, everything will be crafted to your individual hopes, dreams and budget, creating for you a wedding that is both lavish and unique.

If you wish, you can enjoy exclusive use of our Devon country manor for a day or a weekend. We can offer exclusive use for 40 – 90 guests in the Main House, or up to 200 guests in a marquee located in our stunning grounds.

For those who would prefer a smaller event, we offer both afternoon weddings and weddings without exclusive use.

A reputation for excellence

Our romantic country house hotel is home to one of the South West’s top restaurants.  Over the years we have earned a reputation for superb cuisine (3 AA rosettes), outstanding service, elegant surroundings and show-stopping views overlooking the Tamar Valley. We host a number of Chef’s weddings each year and are widely regarded as the region’s best wedding venue for foodies.

We are proud to have been awarded a number of sought-after accolades, including “Small Hotel of the Year” (Devon Tourism Awards 2014), “Devon Wedding Venue of the Year” (West Country Wedding Awards 2013) and “Best Fine Dining Restaurant” (Devon Food & Drink Awards 2012).

A show-round is by far the best way to find out if we’re your perfect match – please do get in touch to arrange your viewing.  Wedding Co-ordinators Julie Leivers and Emma Mulford will be more than happy to give you an exclusive tour of this beautiful venue and discuss your specific requirements.

Please call us on 01822 832 528 or email weddings@thehornofplenty.co.uk


by Katie 25. November 2015 11:37

Hintlesham Hall Hotel’s magnificent grade I listed country house, set in peaceful and mature grounds and approached via an impressive tree-lined drive, has everything you require for your perfect wedding venue:-

Licensed Civil Ceremony Rooms, Lounge Areas for Aperitifs and Coffee, Gardens for Photography, Rooms for Indoor Photography, Wedding Breakfast Rooms, Evening Reception Rooms, Guest Accommodation, Health & Beauty Centre.

Our friendly and expert team will work with you to plan and organise your wedding from the initial show round and will be on hand to assist you as your plans progress, providing a wedding service that is second to none.

For more information on your perfect Suffolk wedding venue see http://www.weddingvenuedirectory.com/wedding-venues/suffolk/ipswich/hintlesham_hall_hotel/



Weddings at Westonbirt

by Katie 19. November 2015 10:27


We are delighted that you wish to consider Westonbirt House as a venue for your forthcoming Cotswold wedding.

We welcome the opportunity to help you and your partner find the Wedding location that matches your expectations and provides the perfect setting for your family and friends to share on your special day.

It is our aim to take care of all your requests during the planning and lead up to your function, so that you and your guests can relax and enjoy the day. We only host one wedding per day, allowing you and your guests the exclusive use of all our function rooms, and access to our beautifully landscaped grounds.

We have a number of unique locations for photography, both inside and throughout the 200 acre estate. An accompanied viewing can be arranged upon request, to help you fully appreciate the beauty and splendor of Westonbirt House.

Westonbirt House provides an extremely flexible venue space and can accommodate all types of events from intimate dinner parties for 20, to corporate away days for 400.

Dining for smaller parties may be hosted within our Reading Rooms or Ante Library, providing an opportunity to socialise with family and friends when home is just not quite big enough. Provision of food and wine can be self or table service, with an extensive menu list available. Alternatively, our chefs are very happy to prepare menus to meet dietary, faith and personal requirements.

If you are looking to celebrate a birthday or anniversary and music is required, the grandeur of our Great Hall provides space to comfortably accommodate live bands, discos and DJ's. Further adjoining rooms are also available for provision of casinos, cocktail bars, sweet shops, country fairs, etc... Its your day, you decide!

For details of our party packages starting at just £999, please contact us via weddings@westonbirtweddings.com.


Weddings at The Roof Gardens, Kensington

by Katie 10. November 2015 13:17

Say 'I do' at The Roof Gardens and experience a venue that gives you the best of both worlds: a garden setting with a convenient city location! Tie the knot in our stunning indoor wedding venue, then host a party to remember for 50-500 guests in our beautiful themed London rooftop gardens.

Let us make organising your wedding day as stress-free as possible. We’ll assign you a dedicated Wedding Planner, and we can take care of the wedding cake, the balloons, the photographer, flower arrangements, the entertainment, fireworks and more to make sure you can enjoy every moment of your special day! We’ve even organised ‘diary rooms’ for the wedding party to leave special messages for the bride and groom, releases of white doves, chocolate roses for the tables, and lots more if you’re looking for extra special touches.

Timing is everything...

Day Weddings
Mon – Sat
Hire period 9am – 5pm
Evening Weddings
Mon – Thurs
Hire period 7pm – 12.30am
Hire period 12noon – midnight

To start planning your wedding call us on 0207 368 3971 or click below to email us.


Imagine your special day at Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa

by Katie 4. November 2015 09:36

From intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations; at Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa, your personal wedding co-ordinators Abi and Emma are on hand to help you create the wedding you've always dreamed of. Licensed for civil ceremonies, hosting only one wedding each day and with flexibility to offer what you wish for, we will create a wedding that is completely personal to you.   

The Victorian listed manor house is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, perfect for photos, while your guests enjoy champagne on the lawn.  Macdonald Frimley Hall's oak staircase and log fire create a warm and welcoming atmosphere and along with the picturesque gardens, create the perfect backdrop for stunning photographs.

Whether you have a large celebration for up to 200 guests which would be ideal for our Frimley Suite or an intimate party in the White Room perfect for celebrations of up to 22 guests, we will assist you in creating your perfect wedding day, please visit us at one of our wedding fairs.

Our Head Chef is renowned for his exceptional cuisine and unwavering commitment to producing wonderful dishes using the highest quality ingredients. Sourced from reputible suppliers such as Scot Beef and John Ross Jr to name but a few, your wedding breakfast will be a highlight of your day.






Llangoed Hall - A truly unique wedding venue

by Katie 21. October 2015 10:12

Creating your perfect day

Llangoed Hall hotel is the ultimate venue to celebrate your special occasion, with dedicated and highy experienced staff who will make certain that your day is one that lives long in the memory.

From drinks on the Terrace to a wedding breakfast in the Orangery, the hotel provides a variety of spaces for you to create your perfect wedding reception.

We can help you plan your wedding down to the smallest detail, with advice on every aspect, including wines, florists, cake-makers and photographers.

Our Head Chef, Nick Brodie and his talented team will tailor the menu and wine list for your wedding breakfast, with dishes that make use of he finest local Welsh ingredients together with fresh, seasonal produce from the hotelʼs very own kitchen garden.

The luxury of exclusive use

For the ultimate occasion Llangoed Hall, Powys can be hired exclusively, giving you complete flexibility and absolute privacy.

Exlusive use enables you to use the Drawing Room & Morning Room for drinks and your reception, whilst the hotelʼs 23 rooms are inlcuded on the night required, together with four rooms the night before.

To arrange a visit and find out more, please call the Events Manager, Karen Hurley on 01874 754525

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