Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 96

p96 SF15 Venues 10_Pink Weddings 2016 21/09/2016 11:26 Page 96 Venues Beautiful backdrops Set the stage with these stunning venues… Set to impress Medieval magic Set in ten acres of awe-inspiring landscape stands imposing Missenden Abbey, a 12th century abbey founded by Augustinian canons from Northern France, and converted to a magnificent neogothic structure at the beginning of the 19th century. The Abbey is licensed for both civil weddings and partnerships, and the main house becomes exclusively yours for the day of your wedding. The Library or Garden room make for a perfect backdrop for your ceremony, and afterwards you can enjoy canapés and champagne on the vast manicured lawns. Planning is taken care of by the wedding team to the last detail, leaving you to relax, enjoy your day and dance the night away in the venue’s grand and beautiful rooms, with their impressive vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows. The food is a fine as the setting too, with a beautiful wedding breakfast from the Abbey’s talented chefs, using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Welsh wonder The village of Skenfrith in Monmouthshire boasts its own Norman castle and medieval church – but that’s not all it’s proud of. Perfectly positioned by the picturesque river of Monnow, The Bell at Skenfrith is one of Wales’s renowned 96 » pink weddings magazine Fun or formal, funky or traditional – Hotel du Vin has the setting, the food and the mood to fit you perfectly. With 17 luxury hotels all over the UK, known for their fine wine and dining, you can be sure the resident chef and sommelier will make every course of your wedding breakfast an unforgettable taste sensation. With a fantastic choice of historic and picturesque venues, you’re spoiled for choice but can be sure of having a gorgeous backdrop for your day. Prepare to glide through sumptuous suites, exquisite private rooms, tranquil courtyards and stately dining rooms as you go from ceremony to wedding breakfast, to a night of celebrations. Your special day will run like clockwork as your own wedding organiser will coordinate everything and bring your ideas to life – from arranging consultations with florists and hair stylists to designing a delicious menu and dressing the rooms. Just relax and enjoy! boutique hotels. The hotel was restored in 2001; polished flagstone floors, characterful oak beams and antique furniture add to the allure of this picturesque gem. The addition of a large marquee means that this quaint venue can now accommodate up to 200 people – with room for a d ance floor and bar, of course! The ambrosial flower garden and surrounding Welsh countryside, close to the river, present countless opportunities of stunning backdrops for your wedding photographs; and with its award winning restaurant and wine list, you can relax knowing your guests are in good hands. Each wedding starts off as a blank canvas at The Bell at Skenfrith, so you can be sure your big day is truly unique.