Five of the Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the UK

Nov 03, 2013 No Comments by

Planning your wedding and finding that romantic wedding venue…

Your wedding day is one of the – if not the – most important days in your life. The decision to spend the rest of your life with the partner of your dreams is likewise, one of the most important decisions you”ll ever make. You ought then to do everything you can to make this special day as memorable as possible, and that all starts with your choice of venue. Here are details of five of the most romantic wedding destinations in the UK.


Skibo Castle, Dornoch


Skibo Castle is located in Sutherland, west of Dornoch in Scotland. It was built in the 12th century, strategically placed overlooking Dornoch Firth. It was previously the home of the industrialist Andrew Carnegie, but now operates as a hotel and country club.


The Castle offers some fantastic views of the Scottish countryside, including the 7,500 acres of the forested estate, yet its remoteness and secluded aspect affords it a very private air, making it the perfect choice as a romantic wedding venue.


If you do choose to make Skibo Castle your wedding venue, you”ll be following in some very famous footsteps. The singer Madonna and film maker Guy Ritchie were wed here in 2000, as were golder Sam Torrence and his wife the actress Suzanne Danielle in 1995, and the actor Robert Carlyle and his wife Anastasia in 1997.


The Balmoral, Edinburgh


One of the most familiar landmarks in Edinburgh, The Balmoral is a luxury five-star hotel, located deep within the heart of Scotland”s capital city beneath the Edinburgh Castle Rock.


The hotel is a relatively recent construction, designed by W. Hamilton Beattie and opened in 1902. It was originally designed as a railway hotel, but underwent a complete refurbishment in the late 1980s when it was renamed from the uninspiring moniker of the “North British Hotel”.


The hotel offers its own dedicated Wedding Plan team to make your special day progress as smoothly as possible and allowing you to leave all your worries in the hands of other people. The banqueting suites are fabulous, and all the facilities offer the kind of luxury usually enjoyed by those with serious amounts of cash burning holes in their back pockets.


The hotel will cater for intimate gatherings of just ten people up to glamorous affairs with guests numbering up to 280. The Wedding menus offered cannot surely be bettered as they are created by the Michelin-starred Executive Chef Jeff Bland. They also offer a unique wedding breakfast menu, to be enjoyed before you”re both whisked away on your honeymoon.


Eltham Palace, London


Eltham Palace is a large, unoccupied royal residence owned Eltham Palace Flickr 8257067017_d4316df87e[1]by the Crown Estate in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in South East London. It was fully restored to former glories in 1999 by English Heritage who opened it to the public. The nature of this Art Deco house has been described as a “masterpiece of modern design”.


The original palace was given to Edward II in 1305 by the Bishop of Durham and it remained largely in royal hands until the 1930s. The décor fell into disrepair but eventually was restored with a succinct nod to the 1930s.


A wedding held here is likely to be a truly memorable event, thanks to the splendid architecture of the Palace coupled with the remarkable gardens.


If you hold your wedding here you may find casino you have an extra guest or two. The palace is allegedly one of the most haunted places in England, with rumours that ghosts have been known to provide complete tours to unsuspecting visitors.


The Royal Pavilion, Brighton


Brighton became a favourite seaside visiting place of the then Prince of Wales in the late eighteenth century, and the Royal Pavillion was expressly built for him as a royal residence with construction commencing in 1787. It remained a royal residence until 1850 when Queen Victoria sold the Pavillion to the town of Brighton itself for the princely sum of £53,000.


The unique design of the Pavillion can be traced by the fashion for oriental or “chinoiserie” design that was somewhat prevalent at the end of the eighteenth century. Even today the Pavillion is home to some of the finest examples of chinoiserie style in the UK.


The Pavillion can be hired as a unique venue for civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships. The ceremony itself will be held in the Red Drawing Room in which a maximum number of 40 guests can be accommodated. The party then moves into the Music Room or outside into the splendid Regency-style gardens for photographs.


Bailiffscourt, Climping


The Bailiffscourt in Climping seems to have been left untouched for hundreds of years. A series of passageways with stone floors lead guests through a serious of intimate sitting rooms and lounges which are decorated with a glorious array of tapestries and antiques. The venue comes complete with over 30 acres of private parkland filled with wildlife, small streams and moats which leads down to Climping Beach.


Uniquely, for the ultimate wedding experience you can book the Bailiffscourt in its entirety, which gives you full use of the hotel and its grounds, including all 39 bedrooms. The erection of a marquee within the Bailiffscourt”s grounds can see catering being available for up to 300 guests.


Dating Symbol”s guest post today was written on behalf of the Wedding Show UK; one of the premier wedding exhibitions in the UK.

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