Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 88

venues Stunning spaces From heritage sites to stadium glory, choose a site to suit… Naval tradition Landmark views Whether you want a small, intimate wedding or a truly huge celebration, The Drum at Wembley offers a choice of stunning spaces, all licensed for civil ceremonies. The UK’s greenest public building boasts a spectacular view of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and its contemporary landscaped gardens are a green oasis. The central garden has a canopy in case the weather doesn’t cooperate, while the unique Conference Hall, perfect for small to medium-sized ceremonies, has a ceiling lantern that floods the space with natural light. The Terrace Rooms open onto a vast terrace complete with trees and unrivalled views. The impressive double-height circular Grand Hall is perfect for medium to large ceremonies (it can take up to 1,000 guests!), and also boasts uninterrupted views. State-of-the-art sound and lighting technology is built in and included as standard; the web-filming facilities mean you can stream your wedding live for those who can’t make it in person. What do you look for when considering your wedding venue? A beautiful location? A sophisticated food menu? Or perhaps flexible space inside and outside of the venue? Situated on a World Heritage Site in historic Greenwich, within handy distance to central London, Devonport House has everything you need to create a magical wedding day. This is a venue with a noble history; Viscount Devonport built the house as a memorial to merchant seamen of the First World War and it was opened in 1929 by the future George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The house’s impressive façade, with tall white columns and perfect symmetry offers a splendid backdrop for your photographs. With its elegant, traditional suites and 99 attractive bedrooms, you have the perfect space, and with two wedding packages to choose from, the wedding team at Devonport House can make your dreams reality, helping you plan every detail to perfection. Beautiful banqueting If the weight of history is important to you both then look no further for the ideal place to tie the knot! The Albright Hussey Moated Manor is one of the most historic manor houses in Shropshire, dating back to the Doomsday Book. It was also the first venue in the area to be licensed for civil ceremonies. The setting and gardens (complete with outside bar) will delight all, and once it is time to be seated you have exclusive use of a purposebuilt Imperial Banqueting Suite lined to look like a marquee with private garden. The team will draw on more than 27 years’ experience to ensure every detail is covered in the planning and then executed to perfection on the day – choose one of their packages or they can design one to suit your needs. There are no fewer than three honeymoon suites to choose from, and more than 20 en-suite rooms if your guests wish to stay over. 88 » pink weddings magazine