Inspiration from Real Weddings

One of the best (and most fun!) ways of getting special inspiration for your unique wedding is to read about, and look at pictures of, things that other couples have done before. You won't want to copy them, but they'll certainly get your creative juices flowing. Here we document for you a selection of the weddings that we've had the pleasure of being involved with, at our little family of country house wedding venues.

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Kate and Matt planned a luxurious summer wedding with a true English country house theme at Notley Abbey at the end of July, 2016

The bride and groom at their English country house wedding venue, Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
Emma and James tied the knot at Notley Abbey, Bijou's historic country house wedding venue in Buckinghamshire
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Emma and James planned a fairytale winter wedding with a woodland twist at Bijou's historic wedding venue, Notley Abbey

Rachel and Nathan celebrated a grand wedding reception at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
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A glittering winter wedding celebration at Botleys Mansion for Rachel and Nathan.

Kim and Scott celebrated an October wedding at Bijou's exclusive use wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey

Kim and Scott celebrated a civil wedding ceremony in The Abbot's Hall at Notley Abbey with 60 guests on a Friday in late October, 2016.

A glamorous winter wedding at Botleys Mansion
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A glamorous winter wedding at Botleys Mansion for Emma and Tim.

Gemma and Dan celebrated an outdoor wedding at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire

Gemma and Dan celebrated their outdoor wedding in The Walled Garden at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire during September 2016.

Lauren and Joe arriving at their Lavish Surrey wedding venue, Botleys Mansion
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Lauren and Joe left no detail unturned when it came to planning their lavish celebration at Botleys Mansion. 

The newlywed couple with oversized LOVE letters
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A wedding with the wow-factor for Victoria and Michael which took place at Notley Abbey on the 8th October, 2016. 

Hannah and James enjoying the beautiful grounds at their wedding venue in Surrey, Botleys Mansion

Hannah and James celebrated a romantic wedding at Botleys Mansion, during October 2016. They invited 77 guests to the day and a further 35 guests to the evening reception. 

The first kiss at Cain Manor
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Be inspired by Natalie and Jake’s luxurious barn-style wedding at Cain Manor which took place during September 2016.

Thea and Sam celebrated a super stylish wedding at Botleys Mansion in Chertsey, Surrey
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Thea and Sam planned a truly luxurious summer wedding at Botleys Mansion over 2 years. Read all about their perfect day…

Charlotte and Chris standing outside Cain Manor, a barn wedding venue on the border of Hampshire and Surrey
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Charlotte and Chris tied the knot after having met when they were just 14. Their homemade wedding at Cain Manor was a dream come true.

Cain Manor offers stunning views across Surrey's golden valley
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India and Tom viewed 8 wedding venues before falling in love with Cain Manor; their romantic summer wedding took place on 29th July, 2016

Phillippa and James tied the knot at Cain Manor on a sunny Friday in June
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Phillippa and James booked Cain Manor for their wedding without having seen it in person, but their country house wedding was everything they could have imagined and more! 

Mercy and Tom enjoying the luxurious grounds at Botleys Mansion wedding venue  in Surrey
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Mercy and Tom tied the knot in the elegant Atrium at Botleys Mansion in Surrey on Friday 1st July, 2016.

Victoria and Ben after their Jewish wedding ceremony in Surrey's Botleys Mansion
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Victoria and Ben celebrated a Jewish wedding celebration in The Temple Garden at Botleys Mansion surrounded by 185 wedding guests on a sunny Sunday in July. 

Newlyweds at Notley Abbey, an exclusive use wedding venue in Buckinghamshire

Bronwyn and John celebrated a florally decorated summer wedding at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire with 85 guests from near and far.  

The bride and groom standing on the bridge leading to Notley Abbey
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Joanne and Dominic fell in love after having met online and planned a fabulous, old Hollywood glamour themed celebration at Notley Abbey for April 2016.

Anna and David celebrated their wedding reception at the Bijou Boathouse in Chiswick
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Anna and David celebrated their marriage by hosting their bohemian themed wedding reception at the Bijou Boathouse. 

Vivien Leigh wedding theme at Notley Abbey
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Vivien Leigh’s biggest fans, Alejandro and Kevin, tied the knot at Notley Abbey with a theme dedicated to bygone eras.

Jennifer and Jame got married at Notley Abbey, an exclusive use country house wedding venue in Buckinghamshire
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Jennifer and James celebrated their wedding at Notley Abbey in May 2016 with a quirky, lavender and Polaroid theme.

Cath and Craig celebrated their wedding at the country house wedding venue, Notley Abbey, during the spring of 2016.
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Cath and Craig celebrated a rustic, country house wedding at Notley Abbey featuring a Beatles twist and a personalised wedding hashtag on April 22nd, 2016. 

Nicky and Mike celebrated a spring wedding at Botleys Mansion, exclusive use wedding venue in Chertsey, Surrey
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Nicky and Mike celebrated a spring wedding at Botleys Mansion in 2015.

Victoria and David's real wedding took place at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire during the spring
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Victoria and David celebrated a spring wedding at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire along with their two sons and 86 wedding guests.

A real wedding story that took place at Cain Manor in Surrey during the spring
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Anna and Ben tied the knot after having taken just six months to plan their barn-style wedding at Cain Manor. 

Tracy and Anthony's wedding at Notley Abbey wedding venue in Buckinghamshire
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Tracy and Anthony celebrated their gorgeous autumnal wedding at Notley Abbey in October 2015

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Natalie and Alex had a Game of Thrones themed wedding celebration at Notley Abbey on the 7th April, 2015

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Catherine and Scott held their Spring time wedding reception at Bijou's Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire.

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Charlotte and George, both Senior Marketing Managers, were married at Bijou's Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire during the spring

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Julia and Michael held their wedding reception at Bijou's Notley Abbey in May.

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A warm and sunny outside wedding for Lisa and Adam at Bijou's Notley Abbey in May. 

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Natalie and Luke celebrated their wedding at Cain Manor on a beautiful Spring day in May. 

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Courtney and Dan held their wedding celebrations at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire, in August 2013

Sarah and Jan were married at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
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Sarah and Jan held their civil ceremony and Jewish blessing at Bijou's Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire.

Sammy and Dean were married at Silchester House last June
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Sammy and Dean were married at Bijou's Silchester House near Reading in June 2014. 

Lianne and Jason at Silchester House in Berkshire
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Lianne and Jason were married at BIjou's Silchester House in Berkshire last August.

Julie and Ashely in the Gardens at Silchester House
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Julie and Ashley got married on the 20th of June 2013 at Silchester House, Berkshire.

Rob and Jenny were married at Chateau du Bijou
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After months of activity and planning, the last few weeks running up to your wedding can be as frustrating as the first. We knew we wanted to get married in the sunshine. We knew we wanted great food, great wine and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Film agent Zoe Matthews married IT systems administrator Stuart Humphreys at Botleys Mansion on Friday 25th July 2014

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Occupational therapist Becky and her husband William, an engineer, chose Botleys Mansion as their midsummer-themed wedding venue on Saturday 21st June 2014.

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Management consultant Rachel Turner married roof tiler Sam Dixon at Cain Manor on 28th March 2014.

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Designer Matt and Training Advisor Malgosia chose Botley’s Mansion as the venue for their romantic spring wedding on 10th April 2014.

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Primary school teacher Laura married BMW sales exec Ian at Cain Manor on Thursday 7th August 2014

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Yacht chef Gina Mendoza and Captain Ryan Baylis were married at Cain Manor on 27th September 2014.

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Primary school teacher Charlotte Booth married sales manager Christopher Bestwick at Cain Manor on 27th July 2014

Barrister Bella Morris and financier Richard Webb married at Notley Abbey on Sunday 23rd March 2014

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Physiotherapists Andy and Emma Van Blommestein got married at Cain Manor on 29th September 2014.

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Jemima and Jeff were married at the Bijou Boathouse last September.