Pink Weddings Magazine Spring 2017 PinkWeddings SpringSummer 2017 - Page 68

Promotional Feature Your very own state occasion Steeped in history, the Palace of Westminster provides a unique setting for your wedding celebration. ominating the banks of the River Thames, the Palace of Westminster’s resplendent façade heralds this UNESCO World Heritage site as one of the most iconic in the world. Over the centuries the Palace has evolved to become the historical heart of the country, and home of the United Kingdom’s Parliament. Just imagine getting married here! Well, you can. The House of Commons offers several impressive wedding venues, which are exceptionally versatile and ideal for any wedding celebration. From the ceremony to an intimate reception or lavish wedding breakfast, they have the facilities to suit. Your guests will experience a dramatic sense of occasion as they enter Westminster Hall and pass through the stunning Central Lobby before arriving at the House of Commons. Using the skills and experience acquired from hosting glittering State occasions, their team of coordinators are able to offer you advice and inspiration for your special day, making the planning process enjoyable and stress free. From your initial visit, planning the details and menu, right up to your special day, your event coord - inator will be with you every step of the way. D 68 » pink weddings magazine The Ceremony: Celebrate your vows with up to 150 guests in the grandeur of the Members’ Dining Room overlooking the River Thames, or with up to 60 guests in the beautiful oak panelled Jubilee Room. Both venues are licensed with Westminster Council for civil ceremonies. Ceremonies can take place between 10.30 and 16.30 on Saturdays, and Fridays when neither House is sitting. The Westminster Registry Office accepts provisional bookings and will also allow you to give formal notice of your ceremony up to 12 months before the day. The Celebration: For your wedding breakfast, their selection of venues offers the perfect setting to suit your chosen menu. Among others you can choose from a champagne reception in the riverside Terrace Pavilion, a traditional ‘British’ afternoon tea in the elegant Churchill Room, an intimate dinner in the opulent Pugin Room or the grandeur of a six-course seasonal wedding breakfast in the historic Members’ Dining Room. Their award-winning kitchen team takes as much pride in catering for your wedding guests as they do for those state occasions hosted at the House of Commons. Creating seasonal menus with quality ingredients and impeccable attention to detail, you can be assured that your guests will be wowed at every course. From canapés to a six-course banquet, they have a variety of catering options to suit your timings and budget. www.parliament.uk/visiting/venue- hire/weddings/ Using the skills and experience acquired from hosting glittering State occasions... your event coordinator will be with you every step of the way. pink weddings magazine » 68