Showing posts from July, 2017

Wedding Spotlight: Crown and Thistle in Abingdon-on-Thames

We’re absolutely delighted to welcome the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon-on-Thames to the Pink Wedding Days directory.

The Crown and Thistle is a Grade II-listed historic coaching inn dating back to 1605.

This superb wedding venue has character and charm by the bucket load along with everything else the discerning modern couple could want: state of the art sound and audio systems, sumptuous food, fast WiFi and a private bar in The Barn.

Its gorgeous rooms are ideal for overnight stays and the venue's conscientious, professional and dedicated staff will ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly.

At the Crown and Thistle, the modern and the historical blend effortlessly into one must-see wedding venue.

Here’s what the venue has to say:“Set in the heart of the historic town of Abingdon-on-Thames, The Crown & Thistle offers a magical setting that can be transformed for your wedding celebrations. The

Use Pink Wedding Days to Find LGBT-Friendly Wedding Venue and Vendors

Pink Wedding Days is an online wedding directory and we’ve got some superb LGBT-friendly venues, service providers and vendors listed on our website.

Looking for something specific?
A castle?
Country manor?
Looking for something in the North of England?The South?In Scotland or Wales? You can search by location.

Need a photographer, a tailor or searching for a celebrant?
You can find those, too.

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If you have a wedding venue or reception space or if you’re a service provider, then we can help you advertise to same-sex couples. Drop our sales team an email or give the office a call.

Gay Marriage: Where is it Legal?

Gay marriage - it’s been an interesting few months.  
Last month, a court in Taiwan ruled that the country’s current marriage law was unconstitutional which means that Taiwan SHOULD become the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage. 
And if the rumours are true, Thailand might not be far behind.
Germany and Malta both legalised gay marriage in July.
Malta has proven something of a pro-LGBT powerhouse in recent years. Remarkable when you consider that it's still a very Catholic society and that the island only legalised divorce in 2011. 
But there’s been frustration recently, too. Australia and Northern Ireland are still teetering on the brink of the same-sex marriage issue with both countries facing political stalemate despite increased public support for gay marriage.

Given that so much has changed since we last posted about equal marriage around the world, we thought it was worth an update.
So where exactly can you get married?
The Netherlands (2000)

Belgium (2003)

Canada (20…

Kiehl Store on Covent Garden is Supporting MTV Staying Alive

Planning a shopping trip to London’s Covent Garden?
Then make sure you pop into the Kiehl store on Monmouth Street and help support MTV Staying Alive – a vitally important HIV and AIDs charity.
A £3 donation will get you a mini facial and a lucky dip travel size item.
We hadn’t heard of the charity until today, but the work they do is absolutely vital. And we'd highly recommend you visit the website. They fund HIV prevention projects at grassroots level right across the world. 
£3 is such a small but important contribution.
And it’s win-win. You get to enjoy a few minutes of pampering (and browse the fabulous Kiehl range) and you get to support a really great charity, too.
You can book on 02072402411or pop-into the store.
Kiehl’s and MTV Staying Alive will be using this hashtag. #KIEHLSXMTVSAF

Askham Hall Wedding Offers

The stunning Askham Hall in Penrith, Cumbria, has two fantastic wedding offers right now including one that would be perfect for a winter wonderland wedding...
(which is a strange thing to write in July when we’re literally sweating our socks off BUT December isn’t far away at all) 
And If you’re looking to book now is the time to do it.
And we're not kidding, this is a beautiful wedding venue. 

29th December 2017 – half-price barn hire
As well as an unbelievable barn hire rate Askham Hall is offering a complimentary glass of fizz for all your wedding breakfast guests. 
This is an excellent choice since many guests will be off work for the Christmas holidays plus Askham Hall is perfectly suited for a winter wonderland themed wedding.

Or is December a little too soon?

Then check out Askham Hall’s February offer because they’re offering £2,000 off your total wedding bill which is RIDICULOUS.
Imagine saving £2,000.
Fantastical Friday Offer
The first couple to book a wedding in Bank Barn in Feb…

Malta Legalises Gay Marriage

Malta is one of the world’s most LGBT friendly destinations.
And as if that wasn’t endearing enough, it’s just voted to legalise same-sex marriage.
The country’s marriage act will be amended to include the term ‘spouse’ rather than 'husband and wife'.
Malta has made terrific progress towards equality in recent years which is all the more impressive as it's still a very Catholic country.
Now ranked number 1 for LGBT rights in Europe,it might surprise you that Malta only legalised divorce in 2011. 
They're certainly making up for lost time.
It's been a positive few months for the international LGBT community; in June a court in Taiwan ruled that its ban on same-sex marriage was unlawful. Weeks later and Germany legalised gay marriage. 

We're hoping that the second half of 2017 will continue to be positive. 

Gay Wedding Venue: The Poachers Country Hotel in Boston

The Poachers Country Hotel in Boston is a superb LGBTQ-friendly wedding venue with heaps of airy rustic charm. This family-run business prides itself on its bespoke approach to wedding planning whatever your budget may be.  
Book your wedding here and you’ll benefit from:
 A personal wedding planner Menus filled with scrumptious food Packages for all budgets and tastes Ample parking for guests A quirky period bar A garden marquee Landscaped gardens And a wedding breakfast for up to 110 guests...
There’s even a complimentary overnight stay for the happy couple.

Download the wedding brochure and see for yourself. It even includes handy printable planners to keep your ideas and budget on track. They’ve happily recommended local vendors and service providers, too, which is perfect if you’re looking for a more hands-off approach to wedding planning or if you’re from out-of-town.
You can take a look at their menus, too, and OMG if it doesn’t all look absolutely delicious.

They have special mid-w…