Celebrate one of the best days of your life in the unique style and sophistication of this white-laced wedding venue in the heart of Dorset, the Captain’s Club Hotel & Spa. Start as you mean to go on – in laid-back luxury complemented by a unique setting.
No couple is the same and the team here believe no wedding
should be either, so they go all out to ensure that every one held here is
different but equally special. This is your big day, and nothing’s too much
trouble. They are licensed for civil ceremonies and have designed different
wedding packages laced with lots of little luxuries. Happiness is on the
horizon – let’s crack open the fizz!
The Rooms at Browns, Covent Garden make the ideal venue for a ceremony and wedding reception with onsite catering for between 15 and 150 people. Their commitment to excellence, combined with friendly and accommodating service, has made their reputation.
High ceilings, chandeliers, sweeping staircases and original judicial features make the elegant Courtrooms the perfect setting for any wedding day. They offer their two-floor event suite exclusively for private hires: The Judge’s Court and The Barrister’s Court are situated on the first floor and the Judge’s Chamber and The Study on the second.
All rooms have natural daylight, air-conditioning and sound systems and there are full disabled facilities and a lift to all floors. Through their team they can also help recommend and arrange bands, DJs, florists or any other special requirements for your day.
You deserve the very best wedding day in the best venue, so you’ll be pleased to know that WeddingDates lists The Bruntsfield Hotel as a ‘top-rated wedding venue in the city of Edinburgh’.
The four-star townhouse hotel is just a short walk from the city centre and enjoys open views across Bruntsfield Links and The Meadows parkland.
You can trust their management team to take care of all the details for your reception and wedding breakfast. The team can recommend a minister, registrar or humanist for your wedding ceremony, to be conducted in the bright and airy Conservatory, which has direct access to the Terrace Garden – perfect for your wedding photographs. The Cardoon Suite, fully refurbished and redesigned in March 2017 to give it a fresh contemporary look, is ideal for wedding celebrations for up to 100 people.
From New York to the UK – Jason and Glen loved playing the Great Gatsby so much they did it twice, as Jason tells PWM.
Photos by Steven Rosen Photography in New York and This World Wedding Photography in Sunderland.
We met at the gym, where I was an instructor. Glen was a participant in the classes but then we lost contact. We met up later through mutual friends and saw each other as part of the group before eventually getting together.
Our friendship grew and grew and turned into a relationship and we’d been together for seven years when we thought it would be nice to be married. We’d arranged a trip to Paris in November 2014 to celebrate Glen’s birthday, but I had no idea what was about to happen when we went up the Eiffel Tower.
We were at the top of the tower and Glen went to get champagne – which I refused because it was so expensive for a plastic flute.Then he proposed and I wished I had just bought the champagne!
I wanted to elope, but Glen wanted a wedding at home so the family could attend. We ended up having the best of both. I booked a holiday to the USA, asked our friends to come, and then decided to have the wedding in New York as part of our trip. We then decided to have an evening party on our return and Glen surprised me by including a blessing earlier in the day for family and close friends.
We went for ‘Gatsby’ style in both New York and Sunderland.We do like a good dress-up! I arranged the New York trip, with help from our friends. The wedding was held at Wagner Cove in Central Park, with a meal in a French restaurant called Boucherie after the ceremony. We hired full evening suits in New York, which we wore for the entire day, with two-tone black and white brogues and New York to Sunderland cufflinks. We were very sure of the style, and the hotel in New York was very art deco, which tied in with our theme.
Glen arranged the blessing and reception back home in Sunderland, finding everything to get the matching Gatsby look. My daughter Erin was grooms-maid in a full-length Gatsby style gown, my son Cody was best man and he and our two best friends wore evening suits.
We walked down the aisle together with Lola Saunders – a family friend who had appeared on the X Factor – singing John Lennon’s Imagine. We didn’t feel nervous but were excited, trying to notice everything going on around us.
A humanist conducted ceremonies in each location and we used the same words at both. My daughter gave a reading at the Sunderland one, about two people loving each other.
It was just us and two close friends in New York; small and intimate. But in Sunderland we had 60 day guests and 300 in the evening – we were quite overwhelmed by the turnout! All our guests dressed up in the Gatsby theme and it was bold and ‘like something from the Oscars’, as one guest said.We started off with some music by Fergie from The Great Gatsby film – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.
Leopold Hotel Sheffield, located just a short distance from Sheffield City Hall, takes great pride in offering a beautiful, unique and intimate wedding venue. They offer an exclusive setting where couples wanting a small- to medium-size wedding can celebrate in style in a historic yet classily renovated hotel. The original architectural features and elegant décor of the Grade II listed building create a real sense of occasion.
The hotel is licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies in four stunning suites, varying in size and allowing for multiple configurations for up to 60 guests to enjoy the ceremony followed by a wedding breakfast accompanied by fine wines. Throughout the year the hotel features a range of exclusive special offers and discounted rates from their main wedding packages, making this the perfect venue for your Sheffield civil ceremony.
With rolling parkland vistas and steeped in compelling history, the Shuttleworth Estate – a 5,000-acre estate in the heart of Bedfordshire – offers an extraordinary setting for weddings all year round.
The house and parkland offer an unrivalled wedding experience and the Jacobean-style country house has an array of grand and finely furnished rooms. Additionally, the Summer House, set within a sunken garden, makes for a charming, idyllic outdoor ceremony venue. The acres of parkland offer an ideal setting if you wish to erect a marquee or tipi.
Their nine-acre Regency-style Swiss Garden was created in the 1820s by Lord Ongley. Within the garden, surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns, are two licensed venues for wedding ceremonies: The Swiss Cottage and The Grotto and Fernery.
The Collection’s Hangar 3 is a unique space that lends itself to a stylish ‘vintage’ celebration, with a backdrop of historical aviation and automotive masterpieces.
Lena and Stacey turned to Disney to make their dreams come true. Stacey captures their special moments. Pictures by JPRShah Photography.
We met online through a dating website called Plenty of Fish. We had been dating for six months when I asked Lena to ‘officially’ be my girlfriend. I took her out on a picnic to the zoo, then when we came back to her flat I had rose petal candles and little notes leading to her bedroom. In the candle-lit room there were roses, music playing, and a giant Millie’s cookie on the bed with ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ written on it.
We’d been dating for about two years when I decided to ask Lena to marry me. First, I went and asked her parents’ permission. Then I took Lena to a log cabin just outside York. As we went out for a meal, the people who owned the cabin arranged fairy lights, rose petals, champagne, music and a giant Millie’s cookie on the bed – and this time it had written on it ‘Will you marry me?’ I blindfolded Lena, took her into the cabin, faced her towards the bed where the cookie was, and then went on one knee behind her.
Deciding on the style of our wedding day was very easy as we are both massive Disney fans and felt we had found our fairy-tale partners! So our theme was classic Disney, with fairy-tale inspiration.
We chose a beautiful place called Middleton Hall, just past Alnwick. Its design is similar to an old-fashioned Scottish manor, with a beautiful interior and original features – the perfect place to get married. We stayed there for the full weekend, including the night before the wedding, when both our families met for the first time. Everything was held at our amazing venue, including the reception.
The ceremony started with my bridesmaids, then Lena’s bridesmaids, walking down the aisle followed by our nieces. Then I went with my dad and Lena followed with hers. We both wore Alfred Angelo Disney princess dresses – mine inspired by Belle and Lena’s inspired by Jasmine. Everyone complimented us on how beautiful we looked, and how we were a lovely couple and well suited to each other.
We wrote our own vows as we thought it more personal. We walked down the aisle to You Raise Me Up by Westlife – Lena’s favourite band – and signed the register to Beautiful in White by Shane Filan and Perfect by Ed Sheeran. Once Upon a Dream, a cover by Holly Henry, played as we were walking out. All of our songs were special to us because they remind us of each other.
Both of our families celebrated with us and there was special involvement – and lots of help – from both sides of our family. We each had our nieces as bridesmaids, together with my best friend and my sister and Lena’s two best friends. My brother-in-law filmed the whole day for us.
The grounds around the hall were stunning. There was a woodland area, lakeside view and much more to discover, as we found during the shoot with our photographers John and Caitlin from JPR Shah, who were absolutely amazing. They helped us so much on the day, from holding up our dresses to grabbing coats and even helping us touch up hair and make-up! They also kept family and friends entertained and both of us calm throughout the day.
We had many features dotted throughout the ceremony around our Disney theme. Each of our table centrepieces represented a different fairy-tale – one of our favourites being the Moana table, where we used a fishbowl with sand as the base, a coconut in the centre, the stone necklace from the film and a small version of the Maui fishhook draped across it.
The Old Finsbury Town Hall is a stunning Grade II listed building, registered with English Heritage as a building of great historical significance. Set in central London’s artistic Clerkenwell district in Islington, this versatile and unique event space exudes opulence and glamour and has true character with its Art Nouveau vintage décor and chic ambience.
The choice of licensed rooms for hire offers flexibility for different-sized groups, and the building is fully accessible for wheelchair users with plenty of parking nearby. Among the options, you have the freedom to arrange your own catering and drinks if you prefer and an experienced team is always on hand to ensure the smooth running of your event – including a professional wedding planner if you wish.
As well as providing an exquisite setting, the venue has another purpose in mind as all profits generated from events go towards bursaries for the performing arts school, the Urdang Academy – who lovingly restored the building in 2007 to continue its 100-year tradition of hosting weddings. Now that really is sharing the love! www.theoldfinsburytownhall.co.uk
The team at Glenskirlie has an amazing track record when it comes to hosting weddings, so if you like the idea of tying the knot in a Scottish castle or Edwardian country house, this is the place for you. Each couple is looked after as if they are the only ones ever to choose Glenskirlie, which is located in the heart of central Scotland.
You can decide between the two exquisite venues. The stunning Glenskirlie Castle is a bespoke 21st-century castle with a completely private wedding facility accommodating up to 126 guests on round tables for dining and up to 150 for dancing. Should period grandeur be more to your taste, then opt for the stunning self-contained Glenskirlie House, which holds up to 156 guests.