Setting the date
Deciding what time of year to hold your wedding is one of the first decisions you will make as a newly engaged couple, and for some, this will be an easy decision. Summer, of course! Why not? It’s fabulous (most of the time) and the ideal season for the perfect wedding, right? Wrong!
A medieval masterpiece that epitomizes romance and glamour, this former home of Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh has played host to both royalty and celebrity. Restored to its former glory through an extensive refurbishment project in 2006, Notley is once again the embodiment of elegance and style that it was in its glory days. The list of historical figures who’ve visited include Henry V, Henry VIII, and Marilyn Monroe to name just a few. The long, straight, avenue of lime trees through which the driveway runs, truly magical in itself, was planted by Vivien Leigh herself.
"We had the most wonderful day and the venue is simply stunning. We fell in love with it the first moment we drove down the drive on a very grey, rainy day in February and we didn't look at any other venues."
Julia and Michael held their wedding reception at Bijou's Notley Abbey in May.
A grand Palladian mansion wedding venue for your exclusive use, the beautiful Botleys Mansion is set in 56 acres of rolling Surrey parkland just half an hour from central London. With its elegant reception rooms and stunning glass atrium, it’s the perfect location to host your special day, whether you want to invite 60 or 380 of your nearest and dearest. The Mansion has a number of rooms and spaces that are licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies and is suitable for receptions of varying sizes.
Natalie and Luke celebrated their wedding at Cain Manor on a beautiful Spring day in May.
For new wedding bookings for dates that fall before the 31st May 2016 at a Bijou venue, there is a 50% discount available on all pre-ordered wine and champagne.
Just a stone’s throw from Farnham and the Hampshire border, Cain Manor is an exclusive use country house wedding venue in Surrey. With its cosy, rustic, barn-style charm, framed with beautiful oak beams and with far-reaching views over the North Downs and Surrey’s Golden Valley, Cain is the perfect venue for couples looking for a spacious yet cosy venue. Private and secluded, the approach to the house is via a winding driveway through thick green forest. Cain is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies both indoors and out.
Silchester House is an exclusive use country house wedding venue in Berkshire, very close to the border with Hampshire. It is a grand Victorian home, set in nine acres of landscaped grounds, wild-grass meadow and woodland, and boasts a traditional English marquee capable of seating up to 160 guests for a country garden wedding celebration.