Licensed for ceremonies both inside and out, you can enjoy a traditional English country garden wedding at Silchester House for up to 92 day time guests. As you are hiring Silchester House in Berkshire for the duration of 24 hours, the time of your wedding ceremony can be planned around the availability of the local registrar. The local registrars from Basingstoke Registry Office know the venue well and, together with Bijou, will make sure your wedding ceremony, inside or out, will be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Whether you choose to plan a luxurious wedding ceremony inside the chandelier-lit Music Room or a country garden wedding under the gazebo during the summer months, your wedding ceremony at Silchester House will be one to remember.
This traditional country house, located in the quiet town of Silchester offers you the opportunity to not only plan your small wedding ceremony with ease, but enjoy your whole wedding celebration, under one roof. As you’ll be hiring Silchester House on an exclusive basis, you’ll be able to enjoy getting ready in one of two bridal suits located upstairs in the country house. Relax and enjoy the tranquil, peaceful ambience that Silchester House provides, before heading down the grand stair case and in to the Music Room. If you opt to have a civil wedding ceremony then you’ll each need to have a meeting with the registrar separately, shortly before your wedding ceremony. If you choose a celebrant ceremony then the rules are slightly more relaxed. Ahead of your actual wedding ceremony, guest can enjoy various rooms around our beautiful Berkshire country house; The Library, The Drawing Room and the welcoming Hall will give guests the perfect introduction to the venue and your celebrations to come. Walk down the aisle, your guests either side of you amid the wooden panels of the Music Room past the original stone fireplace on one side and the bay windows, bathing you in natural light, on the other. A ceremony in the Music Room is the definitive setting for an English, country house wedding. Post wedding ceremony, enjoy the delightful country house gardens with your guests ahead of your luxurious wedding banquet. Some couples hire a string quartet or wedding singer to create a beautiful ambience as the bride walks down the aisle. Others may choose to have a memorable song played on an iPod or cd player.
Mature floodlit Cedar and Copper Beech trees rising from the east lawn create spectacular garden features throughout the day and evening and form the gateway to the lovers lane cutting through the wildflower meadow. Hold your romantic country garden wedding ceremony under the gazebo set amongst the striped lawns and woodland for a ceremony you’ll never forget. Sensational floral décor, creative signage or a beautifully decorated aisle could help make for the ultimate outdoor wedding in Berkshire.