5 Exclusive Use Wedding Venues
Booking a venue is one of the most exciting elements of wedding planning. Setting the tone for the entire day, it needs to fit perfectly with your ideas, theme and personality, and the best thing is – there are so many to choose from!
For a truly special experience, exclusive use venues allow you and your family free rein, because the place is entirely yours! Whether you hire for a day or a weekend, exclusive use venues are a superb way to share your special day – in its entirety – with every person you hold dear. To follow are 5 unique, exclusive use venues for your wedding day.
1. Historical: Carberry Tower, East Lothian
Situated just fifteen minutes from the enchanted city of Edinburgh and a mere ten minutes from the Scottish coast, Carberry Tower, an extraordinary 15th century castle, is an excellent choice for couples seeking a historic wedding venue. Surrounded by 35 acres of landscape garden, the grounds house a chapel with a 150 capacity, perfect for large wedding ceremonies. Carberry Tower also boasts a number of charming function rooms, including Ceilidh Hall which opens out into an enclosed garden and is ideal for banquets, and Elphinstone Room which exhibits breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding estate.
2. Fairytale: Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons, Oxfordshire
A magical boutique hotel located in the heart of Oxfordshire, Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons is a fairy tale wedding venue like no other. Owned by Michelin-star chef Raymond Blanc and his wife, this hotel caters for weddings and honeymoons, offering exclusive use luxury accommodation as well as a choice of awe-inspiring menus devised by Blanc himself and Executive Head Chef Gary Jones.
3. British: Weston Park, Shropshire
For couples searching for a British stately home, look no further: the architectural elegance of Weston Park has seduced uniting couples to its great halls for decades, and offers something for every occasion. Equipped with a dining room, library, music room, orangery, and a church parish within the grounds, this stately home provides a magnificent ambience for a romantic, tear-jerking wedding.
4. Coastal: Artists’ beach house, Kent
Stationed on a private coastal road overlooking the beach, the Artists’ beach house in Kent is the perfect seaside venue for getting hitched. A picturesque clapperboard beach house complete with a veranda, couples can enjoy the tranquil scenery of the Thames estuary and even venture in for a dip. Child and pet-friendly, this venue is perfect for smaller weddings, and can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests.
5. Hideaway: Lake House, Cumbria
Ideal for couples seeking a hideaway venue to tie the knot in private, Lake House in Cumbria offers sanctuary deep within the Lake District. Equipped with an indoor pool and a large glass conservatory, wedding ceremonies at Lake House are an intimate affair, with additional accommodation is available at a nearby lodge. Exclusive use wedding venues don’t come much more remote than this!
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