5 Wedding Venues for a Wonderfully Winter Ceremony
Winter is a great time to get married.
It’s the season of snowballs, thick socks, and hearty soups in front of warm fires.
We absolutely love winter, and it seems that many of you do, too.
Christmas 2015 is little more than a week away, but we thought we’d jump ahead to Christmas 2016 and 2017, because we want to show you 5 venues that would make a perfect winter wonderland for any couple saying I do.
We’re a gay wedding directory, but, as always, you certainly don’t have to be gay to use us. The venues included in Pink Wedding Days are inclusive of all which means they’re all very well versed in the Christmas spirit.
Descriptions come from the venue themselves, and for each one you’ll find a link to either a directory page or website.
The Founder's Building, Royal Holloway, Surrey.
"The Founder's Building is a stunning venue nestled within 135 acres of attractive Surrey parkland bordering Windsor Great Park.
As well as the beautiful surroundings, from the wonderful Picture Gallery and Dining Hall to the impressive grounds, The Founder's Building provides the very best in individually tailored wedding packages, so you can really experience the day you have always dreamed of.
The stunning venue is matched by the warmth and welcoming nature of our staff. Their friendly, approachable manner will leave you relaxed and free to enjoy your special day.
Our wealth of experience in co-ordinating weddings means you start to build your perfect day from the moment you book the reception. A dedicated wedding co-ordinator will be available throughout the build-up should you wish to discuss your ideas or make a particular requests.
All Wedding parties receive complimentary printed menus, cake stand and knife, colour co-ordinated napkins and seating plans."
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Fenton Tower, North Berwick.
"Fenton Tower has held its 5-star award for 13 years, longer than any exclusive use property in Scotland, and we pride ourselves on the level of service that our guests have come to expect.
Set over 5 floors, this stunning private home was re-opened in 2002 after extensive restoration to provide luxury accommodation for upto 13 guests.
Intimate wedding ceremonies are held in the Great Hall in front or a roaring log fire and your wedding dinner will be served in our candle-lit vaulted dining room. You couldn't ask for a more romantic backdrop for your special day!
You and our chefs will put together the menu of your dreams using locally sourced produce prepared on-site from the freshest of local ingredients. We can also help pair wines so all you have to do is arrive, relax and enjoy your time with us.
No matter how large or small your event, Fenton Tower will provide the most relaxed, romantic environment for you and your guests to come together and celebrate your special day."Click here to find out more
Gregynog Hall, Powys.
"Gregynog Hall really is the most romantic of locations, laced with symbolism from the earliest times of the Princes’ of Wales and cultural significance.
Impress your guests with the exquisite good taste of the Davies Sisters, in a building where Renoirs, Monet’s and Picasso’s once hung and Rodin’s still stand. If you wish to hire the whole house, then bespoke packages including the bridal suite are available, providing both privacy and exclusiveness for your wedding.
Click here to find out moreWith glorious Grade 1 listed gardens, the grounds offer inspirational opportunities for photographs with a majestic backdrop of fountains, trees and Rhododendrons.At Gregynog, we offer a genuinely warm Welsh welcome and are focused on providing the best service available, holding a coveted ‘Hospitality Assured’ award since 2002.Unlike many historic houses, Gregynog has maintained its flexibility, added this to imagination and insight, to create individual weddings and personalised packages. You will find that we can provide precisely what you require, including grand marquees on the lawns to a tranquil afternoon of croquet. We even have two helicopter landing positions for those who want to fly in or out from local airports.Four of our historic rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies from the Music Room, which seats up to 200 people for a ceremony, to the Blayney Room, with its fantastic oak carvings from the 17th century. This leaves the Library, with its Art Deco furniture and Senior Common Room, with grand piano and fine works of art, for smaller ceremonies.Our Head Chef has designed a fantastic range of menu’s to suit the most discerning tastes, with a number of options for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. A variety of associated drinks packages, offering cocktails and champagne, are also available."
Butterley Grange Mansion, Swanwick
"Butterley Grange Mansion has all the grandeur of a stately house but without the restrictions many of them have. Our aim at Butterley Grange Mansion is to give you the event of your dreams without the limitations, and your guests a taste of the millionaire lifestyle.
The BGM is set with in 15 acres of beautiful Derbyshire landscape, manicured gardens surround the house and we have a wonderful ivory bandstand which is licensed for civil ceremonies to be held in the gardens.
The house is accessed by private drive way and there is a helicopter landing area should you wish to arrive in style.
If you wish to extend your celebrations we can also offer you the chance to invite your guests to a post wedding pool party brunch! You and your guests can relax and enjoy the swimming pool, while you reminisce about the wonderful day you have had. What a fantastic way to start married life.
We have one of the largest bridal suites in the country with an 8ft emperor bed embraced by 4 columns. The elegantly appointed en suite has a double spa bath and double fountain shower. The bridal suite has a separate dressing room with 2 magnificent marble dressing tables which leads in to the mirrored breakfast room with doors leading out on to the panoramic balcony.
Food of the highest standard is provided by Master Chef of Great Britain, Stephen Harrison."Click here to find out more
Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel, Pontefract.
"The BEST WESTERN PLUS Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel will be the perfect choice for your wedding day. With the flexibility of the Lawrence and Cawthorne Ballrooms or the more intimate Rose Room to choose from we are sure to be able to cater for your needs.
With our dedicated Wedding & Events Manager on hand, we will ensure your day is just how you dreamed it would be!
Our packages are designed to minimise the worry of working out the costs of your wedding. However, if you would prefer, we would be happy to quote for any ideas that you may have for your special day.
We are pleased to announce that you are able to perform your Wedding Ceremony in our Historic Building.
We are also pleased to announce that we can now perform Civil Partnerships and Renewal of Vows here at Rogerthorpe Manor. Please contact our Wedding and Events Managers for further information.
Depending on the size of your Wedding, the Cawthorne & Lawrence Ballrooms each hold up to 102 guests for a Civil Ceremony followed by a traditional Wedding Breakfast and up to 180 evening guests (depending on your evening entertainment) with the availability of extending to 200 day guests and 300 evening guests. The Rose Room holds up to 28 guests for your Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast."Click here to find out more