Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 83

Venues Your royal wedding Get married here and you’ll be following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth I, who stayed in this magnificent Northamptonshire property. What kind of wedding would you like at Fawsley Hall Hotel? It is licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships, can host outdoor weddings and is just a short walk from the parish church – a stroll that comes with stunning views of the estate and lake, so you have plenty of choice. The hotel’s beautifully designed historic rooms offer complete flexibility for up to 150 wedding guests or if you are entertaining much larger numbers, a marquee can be arranged on the perfectly set Cedar Lawn. Make it a small and intimate wedding within the exclusive setting of Grade I listed Georgian building Knightley Court, or choose the grand setting of the Main House. And to calm those pre-wedding nerves, why not take advantage of some relaxation in the tranquil spa. Making history Take heritage in your stride at these magnificent manors… Gothic style Nutfield Priory in Surrey is a magnificent Victorian mansion in the neo-gothic style. The highly experienced resident wedding coordinato rs care about making your day everything you have ever wanted and truly special. For the ultimate in exclusivity, take over the whole house – the lounges and garden terraces, restaurants and bedrooms. Or, for smaller intimate parties, choose one of the stunning period rooms. Complete with beautiful views over Surrey and Sussex from the terrace, which make a stunning backdrop for your photographs, it is suitable for parties as small as 12, up to a total of 90 guests. Give your event a little extra sparkle with fireworks, hire a professional toastmaster or you could even arrive by helicopter. On the big day itself, a senior member of their team will be there to coordinate everything so you, your friends and family can relax and enjoy the day – and create great memories to savour afterwards. Rustic charm Lillibrooke Manor is a Grade II listed 15th-century red brick manor house in the Thames Valley. It is sited in 15 acres and offers a variety of historic barns – including one of the largest barns in southern England – and gardens with rustic and characterful features throughout, offering fantastic photo opportunities. There’s great flexibility, so all kinds of receptions can be held in any of the areas, with up to 170 for a wedding breakfast, and 200 or more for an evening reception. You can tie the knot in the Small Barn, or have an outdoor ceremony in the covered Cloister, both with space for up to 100. The third space is the Great Barn itself, with 200 guests seated in rows, or 170 at tables. However you celebrate, let Lillibrooke's firstclass team guide you every step of the way. They've had modern weddings, traditional, rustic and chic weddings and every single one of them has looked amazing. Yours will too! pink weddings magazine » 83