Image: Via The Orangery at Settrington
Prestigious Wedding Venues Fit for a Princess
Hello fellow readers, Brides, Grooms and industry professionals, I do hope you’re well as we enter the final working days of the week.
With the Royal Wedding drawing closer and closer by the day, we’re looking into the finer details on the blog this week, and that includes everything from the floral styling to dress styles and catering options. Today, however, we’re talking about how you can take inspiration from the very royals themselves and opt for a wedding venue that is regal, elegant and classical combined.
Luckily in our part of the world, the UK, we lap in luxury and enjoy the presence of a selection of the world’s most breathtaking historic venues – and if you’re looking for grandeur for your big day, you’re in luck! The Wedding Affair have the true pleasure of working with some of the very finest and prestigious venues and we’re honoured to be sharing our most loved that would make the cut for the royals themselves.
Image: Laura Calderwood Photography
The Orangery at Settrington
The Orangery at Settrington, is a beautiful building set in the private gardens of Settrington House, and located in a tranquil North Yorkshire village. It is both charming and peaceful in equal measure, making it an option if you’re looking for an idyllic yet grand venue with romantic touches.
This exclusive venue, which is not open to the public features stunning ornamental gardens, featuring picturesque vistas such as: the Statued Avenue, the Tempietto, the Rose Colonnade, the Millennium Fountain; all of which will provide the perfect regal setting for your wedding day.
We think Royals, Harry and Meghan would adore this venue, and the same applies to you. We’re delighted that we will be hosting the Orangery’s wedding fair on the 16th of September, so this is the perfect chance to tour the venue and liaise with the very finest wedding creatives.
Image: Orangery at Settrington
Let us introduce to you the dreamiest castle and most perfect wedding venue, Swinton Park Estate…
Swinton Park wedding venue is a secluded, luxury castle hotel that sits pretty on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoying a spectacular setting within 200 acres of glorious landscaped grounds, the estate also boasts 5 lakes, a walled garden and deer park. Swinton’s newest addition being a state-of-the-art Spa and Terrace Restaurant that offers everything from sensual treatments and fine dining experiences that are nothing but world class.
The grandeur and elegance of a historic building is complemented by a friendly and professional events team who provide a seamless level of service, together with a total commitment to ensure that your wedding day exceeds every expectation.
Image: Swinton Park
If the vision of your dream wedding day is to have a relaxed yet luxurious English countryside affair, then we have found the dream venue for you.
Chapelgarth is an Edwardian Country house with generous, mature gardens and its own extensive fields. Nestled at the foot of the Cleveland hills, with views over the Yorkshire Moors, Chapelgarth Estate provides the ideal setting for a rural wedding. Approached through a long drive of poplar and lime trees, the house has plenty of outdoor spaces, including a walled garden, an open lawn and a courtyard, all of which can be used as a blank canvas for your dream wedding.
Image: Chapelgarth Estate
Originally owned by the Love family, The Hawkhills Wedding Venue is a beautiful and historic country home, perfect for couples seeking nothing less of excellence. Sympathetically updated, it retains it’s original Georgian and Victorian architecture and features; combining understated grandeur with a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.
Located in idyllic countryside and with its own extensive, landscaped grounds. The Hawkhills Wedding Venue will provide a striking and dramatic backdrop for your special day with a range of inspiring settings for your wedding photography and video.
The immaculately maintained lawns and gardens also offer additional outdoor space, with ample room for outdoor seating or a wedding marquee if required.
Image: The Hawkhills
The grand and opulent Rise Hall was rescued from the brink of dereliction by Channel 4 property expert, Sarah Beeny and her husband Graham Swift and the story of its loving, complex and painful restoration was followed by millions of people worldwide in the series “Sarah Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare”, making the wedding venue rise to fame (literally).
Now, Rise Hall is certainly not the ‘nightmare’ it once was and thanks to Sarah, Graham and their incredible team, this hugely important piece of British heritage has been saved and is enjoying its renaissance as one of the UK’s top wedding and events venues. Graham actually asked Sarah to marry him on the roof of Rise Hall watching a sunset!
Lavish or Intimate, Rise has many beautifully appointed rooms that are nothing less than dreamy for your very own wedding.
Image: Rise Hall – Ally Byron – Joel Skingle
Are you taking inspirations from luxe settings and regal touches for your own wedding day? Let us know in the comments section below lovelies! Oh, and remember for the weeks, we’re talking all about the Royal Wedding and all of the pretty goings on in #weddinghour. You can join us to chat all things regal from 9pm next Wednesday evening.
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