Choosing a wedding venue is no small task and, for many couples, this might involve picking two venues – for the ceremony and the reception – so there’s lots to consider!
Stately homes offer a little bit of everything if you’re looking for something that not only you will love as a couple, but your guests will love too. Here are a few reasons why you should book a gorgeous stately home wedding for your special day…
1. Stunning scenery
First and foremost, stately homes are usually set in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, what a feast for the eyes…
2. Size is no object
The great thing about stately homes is that they can cater for all manner of wedding party sizes. Choose a smaller room for a more intimate gathering, or choose the biggest, grandest room in the house for a larger affair.
3. Gorgeous greenery
With a stately home you can expect spectacular gardens. So if you’re having a wedding in the summer time, there’s the option to host reception drinks outside or set up a marquee for extra room! Not to mention the amazing photo opportunities on tap – you can be sure that the photo album will be to die for.
4. Short drive into a city centre
Lots of stately homes are easily accessible, being only a short drive away from a town or city centre – ideal if your guests are looking for somewhere more central to stay after the reception.
5. Wedding packages
Usually, if you’re getting married at a stately home, the price you’re quoted will include things like crockery, linens, glassware, tables, chairs, and a full team of staff. All your essentials are bundled into a package deal that’s not too hard on the pocket.
6. Make it your own
Stately homes offer a great space for you to truly make something unique to you. Whether you opt for something sophisticated and chic, or more of a relaxed, boho feel, stately homes will provide you with all the room you’ll need to put your own stamp on things.
7. Romantic setting
Above all else, stately homes offer some of the most romantic settings for your dream day.
Stately homes in the UK are hundreds of years old, meaning they are swathed in history, some boasting stunning Georgian facades and Baroque and Victorian interiors.
9. A little luxury
Tall ceilings, elegant detail, beautiful architecture – having a stately home wedding will be a special experience for you and all of your guests.
10. Exclusive use
If you hire a stately home for your wedding, it’s exclusively yours for the day – just you, your beloved and your friends and family. You’re guaranteed to avoid random gatecrashers, so you can really relax and enjoy the big day.
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