Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 19

Have a ball! Venues Prepare to dance in these historic venues… Historic hall If you’re looking for a historic and unusual wedding venue in Southampton, why not choose Tudor House and Garden or the nearby Westgate Hall, both of which are licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies and make unique and beautiful locations in which to celebrate your big day. The Georgian Room in Tudor House is suitable for your reception or wedding breakfast as well as the ceremony, and accommodates up to 35 guests. Alternatively, the oak-panelled Banqueting Hall makes an atmospheric setting for a prestigious sit-down banquet for up to 28 people. You can als o hire the stone-built 11th-century King John’s Palace at the foot of Tudor House garden. The palace is uncovered, but you can arrange a marquee. A short walk away, Westgate Hall is a 15th-century timber-framed building adjacent to Westgate in the Town Walls of Old Southampton. The two venues can be combined, and a range of catering options is also available from the in-house team. www.tudorhouseandgarden.com Such a perfect day The most important day of your life deserves the perfect setting. Dunchurch Park Hotel, a Grade II listed Manor House in Warwickshire, provides just such an idyllic and romantic setting. A variety of rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies, while the 72 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds – complete with lake and fountain – make the perfect backdrop for your photographs. Impeccable character Your wedding day should be memorable for all the right reasons. Superb planning and organisation and a stunning venue, blending luxury and character, will ensure a perfect wedding day. Villiers Hotel in the ancient market town of Buckingham offers these attributes in what was Buckingham’s old Town Hall. The fully refurbished ballroom offers true Victorian splendour ideal for both the wedding ceremony and celebrations. The hotel can accommodate up to 350 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 500 guests for your evening reception. Planning the most important day of your life can be somewhat daunting, which is why at Dunchurch Park they offer a complete package to give you peace of mind. There are a wide range of menus and drinks options to help you remain within your budget and a number of inclusive packages. Eighty-nine en-suite bedrooms and suites mean that you and your out-of-town guests can stay on site for an even better experience. www.signaturegroup.co.uk Jean Rush, the general manager, has been planning weddings for more than 25 years, and from your first meeting you’ll be confident that you will experience nothing less than the highest standards every step of the way. Creative wedding photographs can be taken in the Victorian magnificence of the Mayor’s and Constable’s Chambers in Villiers’ Ballroom, Villiers’ Courtyard and by the River Ouse. Following a superb meal prepared by Villiers’ AA rosette awarded chefs, let the celebrations begin! Live music, disco, fancy dress themes and casino nights all work beautifully in Villiers’ unique Victorian Ballroom. www.villiers-hotel.co.uk pink weddings magazine » 19