Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 51

Courting elegance Venues These beautiful venues set the stage for your special page in history… Share the love Steeped in history and set in stunning countryside on the Berkshire/Hampshire borders, Ufton Court provides a picturesque location for your wedding. Whether for an intimate ceremony or a reception for up to 150 guests, there is an abundance of romantic settings. Use the venue, with its rustic tithe barn, orchards, sunken garden, grand wrought-iron gates and icehouse, as a blank canvas so that you and your partner can create your own unique and memorable day. Make a dramatic entrance through the wooden doors of the 16th century tithe barn or enjoy a small ceremony in the Tudor manor house. By choosing to have your wedding at Ufton Court you will be supporting their children’s charity. Charging no VAT or corkage and gift-aiding 100% of the profits from your wedding to the charity, the joy will extend beyond your big day as the charity enables disadvantaged children to come and enjoy inspirational and challenging experiences outside the classroom. Country style Exclusively yours, Winters Barns, with its charming vaulted ceilings dating back to 1690, is located in the beautiful Kent countryside just outside the historic town of Canterbury. The perfect spot for an unforgettable country wedding, its stunning grounds and glorious gardens offer magical photographic opportunities. Whether an in timate civil ceremony or a more sumptuous reception, the L-shaped barns can accommodate up to 200 guests. The ceremony room is located in the southern half, and after your vows you and your guests can walk through to the reception room, meaning that you can enjoy your special day in one intimate location, whatever the weather. In summer, the beautiful outdoor cart barn is also an option. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the barns and gardens, a serviced bar, an experienced venue coordinator, the salon to use for morning preparations and the spectacular cottage for your first night together as married couple. Park grandeur The manor at Tracy Park is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Bath and Bristol area. From the moment you arrive through the impressive entrance there is a sense of elegance and grandeur to the property. The historic estate lies within 240 acres of mature parkland (including two 18-hole golf courses), and the 17th century Jacobean Manor House boasts a magnificent façade, which makes a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. Ceremonies and receptions take place in the Manor Room, which can seat 120 people, with stunning views over the immaculate grounds. With a stylish bar and dance floor, you and up to 160 evening guests can dance the night away. Whether an intimate family occasion or a larger celebration, Tracy Park can provide advice on room layout, seating and timings, along with guidance on choosing your menu and wine selection. The 42 bedrooms offer beautiful and convenient accommodation for your guests. pink weddings magazine » 51