Pink Weddings Magazine Spring 2017 PinkWeddings SpringSummer 2017 | Page 50

VENUES In the spotlight How about a unique waterfront venue for your wedding? The Floral Pavilion Theatre is a magnificent 21st century state-of-the-art glass- fronted waterside building. It comprises a beautiful 800-seat theatre, a spacious Plaza and Panoramic Viewing Lounge, as well as other flexible rooms with a private bar and terrace with sea views. Licensed to hold wedding ceremonies anywhere within the venue including on stage, they can cater for 50–300 guests (evening receptions from 90). As well as looking after the big day itself, their dedicated wedding coordinator will take you through every step of the booking process and pre-event organisation, ensuring every detail is taken care of. Working alongside them, the award-winning in-house catering company Carringtons Catering will help you decide on, and then deliver, the perfect menu to suit your day. The theatre is embedded in the local community, with a long theatrical history at the beating heart of New Brighton’s rich heritage and regeneration. It has great transport links directly off the M53 to local amenities and Liverpool City of Culture is just a ferry ride away. Its unique seafront setting means you and your guests can enjoy views of Liverpool Bay, the Grade II Listed Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton Lighthouse and Marine Boating Lake. Wonderful waterfronts It’s hard to rival the view from these iconic venues… Canal-side chic London landmark OXO2, a chic contemporary wedding venue on the banks of the River Thames, is a truly special place to start your lives together. This breathtaking event space offers panoramic views across the river to St Pauls and other iconic features of the London skyline. Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships, it offers a wealth of flexibility for both your ceremony and reception in an unrivalled location on London’s South Bank. The venue has been decorated to the highest specification and comes fully equipped with atmospheric lighting, a PA system for speeches, reception and dining furniture and of course the stunning views. Inside it is the ultimate blank canvas, which can be transformed according to any wedding design scheme. Let your imagination run wild, or keep things minimal and let the beauty of this sleek space speak for itself. Their multi-award-winning caterer’s Create will take care of your delicious wedding breakfast. Choose from a selection of seasonal menus, or put your own twist on catering choices by designing a bespoke menu with the help of their creative menu designers. 50 » pink weddings magazine Just a short walk from the city centre, and steeped in Birmingham’s rich canal heritage, you will find The Bond with its majestic front and fine cobbled entrance. The venue is surrounded by Victorian buildings and planted courtyards that front the Grand Union Canal in the Warwick Bar Conservation Area. This idyllic oasis is recommended by The Birmingham Mail as one of the ‘top five wedding venues in Birmingham’ – and it is probably the most flexible, inviting couples to use the space as they wish. If you want bouncy castles, ice cream vans, or even to arrive by boat, they will help make it happen. Here you can relax and enjoy the most important day of your life with the support of their friendly and professional wedding team. With a wide choice of spaces available to hire, The Bond is suitable for all kinds of wedding celebrations, from small intimate civil ceremonies to large seated receptions.