The success of a wedding venue in all about 'I DO'

The success of a wedding venue in all about 'I DO'

Long gone are the days when a simple church wedding and a slice of cake would suffice; brides-to-be and their grooms are now looking for something different, to stand out from the crowds and most importantly to be one of a kind. 

As reality TV stars and celebrities continue to push the boundaries, sharing their increasingly lavish gatherings with the masses, blushing brides-to-be up and down the country are considering how they too can be a princess for the day. 

Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme wedding

Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme wedding


With over 30,000 products to browse at your leisure, including an unbeatable range of beautiful artificial flowers and a huge selection of stunning affordable glassware we are certain you will find something that takes your fancy. With more and more couples opting for a less traditional feel to their weddings, Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme, however quirky.

You're having a woodland, nature inspired wedding? We have an abundance of beautiful barks, branches and rustic wood slices that are a perfect base for a spectacular centrepiece. Or perhaps you're looking for something that whispers, subtle and serene. The classic white wedding brought up to date with muted tones of green and grey.

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Cake – Moddershall Oaks

From the wedding venue to wedding vows, from the wedding dress to flower arrangements, there are so many opportunities to make your special day unique to you. However, the cake is an opportunity that often gets overlooked. Many people naturally gravitate to the traditional white wedding cake without a moment’s thought, but with less traditional options growing in popularity there’s plenty of creative inspiration out there.

Beautifully restored Garthmyl Hall opened its doors to 100s of brides and grooms-to-be at the official launch weekend.

Garthmyl Hall, Powys, Wales, beautifully restored exclusive wedding venue

An extensive restoration project lasting six months has transformed a fading Georgian country family home in Powys into Wales' newest, exclusive wedding venue. 

In excess of 500 people visited the official launch weekend, which proved a great success for all involved. The beautiful sunshine and live music added to the magical atmosphere for visitors to soak up as they wandered through the grounds. Visitors could see firsthand the work done to-date and the exciting future plans for the walled garden.

The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day

The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day


From a small intimate gathering of close friends and family to a lavish reception for up to 250 guests, The Woburn Estate gives couples the opportunity to have their perfect wedding day.

The Sculpture Gallery is set in the beautiful grounds of Woburn Abbey and was constructed by Henry Holland during the 18th Century for the fifth Duke of Bedford. It is one of the most majestic and elegant settings for any ceremony or reception, and with its own private gardens overlooking the Camellia Lake, it guarantees exclusivity. 


Newlyweds looking for a touch of class will find a honeymoon hideaway heaven at Falcon Manor, a country house-style, boutique hotel in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

Said hotel marketing manager Heidi Kettle: “UK honeymoons are really popular for 2016 as couples welcome the high standards and beautiful landscapes our country has to offer. There are also so many outdoor activities to be found in the British Isles which appeal to couples looking to make the most of their first holiday as Mr and Mrs.

“And the Yorkshire Dales offers all the splendour of areas like its honeypot neighbour, the Lake District, without the crowds.”

Wrenbury Hall has been making bride’s dreams a reality for the past 18 years

Wrenbury Hall Wedding Venue - Sarah and Shaun


Wrenbury Hall, an idyllic 16th Century country residence in the heart of the breathtaking Cheshire countryside. This little piece of paradise has been making bride’s dreams a reality for the past 18 years, welcoming over 1000 wedding partiesand more recently introducing a stunning Laurent Perrier Bar, that oozes style and sophistication. As such, they know a thing or two about how to realise the ultimate day of love.

Here they give some top tips on how to plan a wedding:

Keep it private 

UK mini-moons

UK mini-moons

The popularity of luxury mini-moons is set to increase as couples treat themselves to a short break after their wedding day in order to enjoy their honeymoon at a later date. Mini-moons are great for couples who want to save up for a special trip or want to go away at a time of year that doesn’t coincide with their big day.

When there are as many beautiful hotels as there are in the UK, why bother going abroad now when you can save yourself the hassle of getting a train or flight abroad? Simply relax at your UK destination and enjoy your first few days of married life in complete bliss and contentment as you are waited on hand and foot or in your own private getaway.

The Great British Wedding

The Great British Wedding

How long have you spent planning your big day? Will you be setting up a wedding hashtag? Are you spending more than most on the dress of your dreams? If you've ever wondered how your wedding day plans compare to the average British big day, QHotels has all the answers - and we just had to share them with you.

The UK-based luxury hotel company surveyed a huge 1,500 newlyweds and put their most eye-opening, inspiring and heart-warming discoveries together in a definitive guide to the Great British Wedding - and it looks gorgeous, too!

Take a peek into the most popular venues, size up those guest lists, and see what time of year the rest of the UK is tying the knot. At Vows and Venues, we know that sometimes having a point of reference can make all the difference.