There’s no doubt about it, your wedding location sets the scene for the dress, flowers, catering and your chosen style or theme. Therefore, it’s important to get the location exactly right.
The EAUX team has searched out the finest luxury wedding venues across the county to make your hunt for the perfect wedding venue a little bit easier.
Weddings no longer need to be one day occasions; for those wanting something extra special Somerleyton Hall hosts weekend-long celebrations and can accommodate up to 32 sleeping guests with space for more to join you on the day.
Your weekend starts with afternoon tea on Friday and a tour of the magnificent Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, giving you and your guests time to settle in to your sumptuous home-from-home for the weekend.
Saturday is the big day. To make your wedding extra special Somerleyton Hall’s wedding planner Jude Pontais can help you plan and deliver a myriad of experiences in keeping with a full country house wedding. You’ll arrive in style, and the Jude will work with you to set the scene for what will be the most stylish and exclusive wedding.
Up to 100 seated guests can be accommodated at the ceremony – talk to the Somerleyton Hall wedding designers for inspiring ideas and opportunities to make the day exactly as you’d like.
At any point throughout your wedding weekend Somerleyton Hall can host a wide variety of activities allowing you to make the most of the estate. From water sports on the lake to traditional pursuits like fishing and shooting, you and your guests will soon get a taste of real country life. And of course children of all ages love getting lost in Somerleyton’s maze.
Everything is complemented by a range of drinking and dining options to suit all tastes.
Two nights accommodation and breakfast for 32 starts at £9,600
Two nights accommdation and breakfast for 32 and our wedding weekend for 100 people starts £18,000
For more information call 01502 734907, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.somerleytonweddings.co.uk
Bruisyard Hall itself was built in 1354 and has been in the Rous family since 1611. It was renovated last year and now serves as self-catering accommodation for the wedding party. Bruisyard Barn dates back to 15th and 16th century and was renovated into an events venue in 2011. Both combine traditional elegance with modern luxury.
Bruisyard Hall offer a personal service from beginning to end in order for you to have the most relaxing and seamless lead up, wedding day and weekend. Three nights exclusive use ensures you really get the most out of your wedding weekend, whether it’s filled with activities or simply enjoying the company of your friends and family.
For intimate affairs, the hall can accommodate 30 people for a ceremony and 26 dining and Bruisyard Barn can hold up to 140 for ceremonies and dining. With a marquee extension at the barn they can hold up to 200 for ceremonies and 250 seated. For guest staying over the hall has 10 bedrooms to sleep 20 and the barn has two bedrooms to sleep four.
Events manager, Laura, is on hand for anything and everything, big or small, to ensure a smooth running. Bruisyard Hall also have an in house concierge who can assist with booking activities for your stay as well as any additional accommodation and travel arrangements for your other guests. They are both on hand in the lead up, and one will always be there for your coordination on the day.
Bruisyard Hall offer exclusive use of the hall and barn on weekends for £11,000. This includes three nights accommodation for 24 guests, exclusive use of the 700 acre estate and use of Bruisyard Barn for the wedding day.
For more information contact Laura and the events team on 01787 639000, www.bruisyardhall.co.uk
Elegant. Enchanting. Timeless. Whether you are left spellbound by its beauty, charmed by its romance or simply in awe of its magnitude, Hengrave Hall holds the key to an unforgettable day. Set within 400 acres of parkland and with sweeping lawns and meadows, a majestic lake, and its own idyllic chapel available for blessings and licensed for weddings, let Hengrave Hall make your dream a reality.
Licensed within the Grade 1* listed Tudor Mansion for civil ceremonies, the Long Gallery with its fine timber panelling, crystal chandeliers, subtle tones and charming view of the west garden, is perfect for your wedding breakfast.
The playroom, full of toys and books is there to keep those little ones amused throughout the festivities, and there is a tranquil haven for the tired guests who can take retreat into the beautifully furnished retiring room. Brides are welcome on the morning of their wedding to prepare in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Suite. For the Groom and his ushers the Blue room is complete with flat screen TV, billiard table and a sumptuous wet room.
With 35 bedrooms guests are able to relax and enjoy the ambience of the estate, stunning gardens, planted within excess of 2,000 David Austin Roses and join the newlyweds the following morning for breakfast, the perfect end to a wonderful occasion.
Hengrave promises classic charm and exclusivity, and always with a touch of magic…
Hengrave Hall Viewing Weekend
Friday 20 March- Sunday 22 March 2015 (Viewing Strictly by appointment only)
For prices and more information contact the Hengrave Hall Events Team on 01284 768 024 / www.hengravehall.co.uk