Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Weddings at the Treasure Houses of England

Blenheim Palace
For timeless glamour, fairytale romance and awe-inspiring grandeur at some of the country’s most stunning country estates and stately properties – make a statement with a wedding at the Treasure Houses of England.

Featuring ten of England’s most spectacular castles, palaces and houses, the magnificent venues present couples with a beautiful and beguiling backdrop for a brilliantly bespoke and memorable day.  The Treasure Houses’ host of illustrious properties boasts a range of features from fine paintings, objects d’art and antiques to incredible architecture and gorgeous grounds - ensuring extravagant interiors and an atmosphere imbued with Royal heritage and a rich history.

For couples considering a themed wedding, each venue exudes Downton Abbey style romance and nostalgia that are perfect for period costumes and an inspired sense of individual occasion.

Catering for all kinds of weddings, each venue is unique, carefully attending to every need and minutiae for a completely personalised affair.

With an array of options available - every scenario is possible - from lavish, exclusive-hire affairs, marquee weddings and small weddings to civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and elegant evening receptions.

At Beaulieu, couples can enjoy seven thousand acres of enchanting estate and choose from thehistoric setting of Beaulieu Abbey’s 13th century Domus building, elegant Palace House or even the National Motor Museum or Top Gear Enormodrome for something distinctly different. In short, Beaulieu provides an enchanting and unique setting for your wedding day. Beaulieu’s Wedding Fayre is on 24th February.

Oxfordshire’s Blenheim Palace offers the ultimate wedding venue set within stunning ‘Capability’ Brown surroundings.  A variety of unique and elegant facilities are available for you to create your perfect wedding ceremony and reception; from intimate gatherings in the Campaign Rooms, the elegant glass-ceilinged Orangery, to grand receptions inside the Palace’s Long Library. The Palace’s catering partner, Searcys, whose stylish dining additions - including a new Champagne Bar - ensures first-rate food and service at the World Heritage Site Palace.

Opt for the timeless elegance of The Orangery, whose private entrance, glass ceiling, and terrace overlooking the Italian Garden provides a stunning wedding venue. Alternatively, the striking Marlborough Room offers a double vaulted ceiling, chandeliers and fireplace for more intimate gatherings.
Don’t miss Burghley’s Essential Weddings Show (10 November) where a spectacular professional catwalk show combined with canapés, drinks reception, premier pick of wedding suppliers, tour - plus musical firework finale - will provide a planning extravaganza and dazzling day out like no other.

Already making waves throughout Leeds as the ultimate place to get married, Harewood House offers a dramatic and romantic venue courtesy of its Courtyard, elegant Pavilion or the Victorian Terrace with the beautifully restored Italiene Parterre. For the chance to see the venue decked in all its wedding glory, attend the Wedding Showcase Day (10 February and 24 March, 10am-4pm) where the suites will be specially dressed for weddings, and discuss your own dream day with Harewood’s expert co-coordinators.

Chatsworth makes an exceptional location for weddings, receptions and civil partnerships. Set in 1000 acres of stunning Derbyshire parkland with spectacular gardens, it creates the most stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.  This historic venue epitomises quality and elegance, and the Chatsworth Wedding Fair (24 February) provides a fabulous opportunity to meet the dedicated events team and peruse couture gowns while sipping bubbly, sampling cuisine and enjoying a grand showcase of indispensable wedding services.

Kent’s Leeds Castle offers civil marriage and partnership ceremonies at the Castle Dining Room and Maiden’s Tower. A choice of impressive settings is also available for your reception, and when it comes to photographs, Leeds Castle is unrivalled in Kent for its spectacular scenery and backdrops. Leeds Castle Wedding Showcase Days are on the 2 & 3 March.

Hatfield House
Historic Hatfield House is an incomparable choice, with its magnificent Grade 1 listed Old Palace where Elizabeth 1 held her first Council of State, or the stylishly contemporary Riding School that are both available as wedding venues.

Holkham Hall’s tally of four magnificent staterooms present impressive interiors flanked by enticing exteriors at the magical and intimate Temple surrounded by woodland, or the spacious 18th century Walled Gardens that make this one of Norfolk’s premier venues.

Woburn Abbey offers three very distinct wedding venues. From the splendor of The Sculpture Gallery, or The Inn at Woburn for classic country weddings, to the fun and unusual Safari Lodge at Woburn Safari Park - weddings held on the estate are truly unique and can be arranged for just 25 up to 250 guests by a dedicated wedding planner who will ensure that every event is magnificently memorable experience.

Wedding Fair Diary 2013:

10 February    Harewood            Wedding Showcase Day
24 February    Blenheim Palace Wedding Fair
24 February    Chatsworth          Wedding Fair
24 February    Woburn Abbey    Wedding Showcase Day
17 March        Hatfield House     Wedding Fair
24 March        Harewood            Wedding Showcase Day
19 May           Hatfield House     Wedding Fair
20 October     Hatfield House     Wedding Fair
3 November    Hatfield House     Wedding Fair

10 November  Burghley             Essential Wedding Show

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