Showing posts from October, 2019

Gilwell Park Late Availability Wedding Special Offers (and Open Day)

Gilwell Park is one of our favourite wedding venues.  They really do go above and beyond for all LGBTQ couples and guests. Located in Chingford and just 5-minutes from Junction 26 of the M25 , it's closer than you think! And only 25-minutes from Central London by train.  Set in 108 acres, the Gilwell estate is home to the stunning 17 th Century Grade II listed White House.  There’s space in the main hall to accommodate 150 guests for the wedding breakfast and 40 on-site bedrooms for guests to stay overnight. Tucked away in Epping Forest, Gilwell Park is close to major transport networks allowing couples a real rural retreat but one that’s easily accessible. We’re really excited to share the details of some of Gilwell Park’s current special offers as well as reminding you of their open day in November. Gilwell Park Late-Availability Special Offer Not wanting to wait any longer to say ‘I do’? Check out our late availability offer and save on your

Gay Marriage is Legal in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has legalised same-sex marriage.  It brings the country in line with the rest of the United Kingdom with the first gay weddings expected to take place on February 14 th 2020. Equal marriage has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland since 2014. Over the years, campaigners have made numerous legal challenges arguing the ban  is discriminatory but all have been unsuccessful. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has been the biggest political sticking point having blocked all previous attempts at legislation. Why Now? Northern Ireland’s legislative assembly hasn’t sat at Stormont since January 2017 when power-sharing between the DUP and Sinn Fein collapsed.  Subsequent attempts to restore a devolved Government to Northern Ireland have failed. MPs in Westminster voted 383 to 73 in July 2019 in favour of legalising both same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland.   This gave a 3-month window and an October deadline for t