Ten Venues for Twenties Themed Weddings
by Liz Coggins (July 2013)
Long before The Great Gatsby was premièred it was setting the trend for the hottest looks in the fashion, beauty, jewellery and the wedding scene. Bridal designers created 20’s style dresses, hats and accessories whilst hair and make up took on a distinctly structured Gatsby look. Recreating those heady days is now very much in vogue with must haves ranging from jazz bands, vintage transport and gin fizz cocktails to lace veils, headbands and wonderful low heeled satin pointed toe shoes. But to get the ultimate 20’s feel your venue really needs sweeping lawns, fountains, a pale exterior, terraces, pastel décor and maybe a touch of genuine art deco. So I’ve chosen a collection that will help you step back to the most glamorous age.
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Belgrave Road, Ventnor
The architecture, design, setting and romantic ambience of The Royal creates a magical backdrop to step back in time. The pretty subtropical, lush gardens and the geranium terrace are perfect for pre-reception drinks and provide a wonderful backdrop for photographs. Whether you choose the elegant and stylish grandeur of the dining room or the Riveria Terrace for an alfresco wedding breakfast experienced The Royal will create your very own dream menu.
Vaughan Street, The Promenade, Llandudno
The romantic pastel pink and white facade of this venue could have been designed for the arrival of the happy couple in their open top vintage car. The terraces laced with potted palms make a wonderful 20’s style backdrop for reception drinks whilst the light and airy white, yellow and gold décor of the function rooms are the perfect match for a Gatsby theme.
Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham
Rolling lawns, flowered terraces and a beautiful lake surround this venue making it picture perfect for your chosen 20’s era. Most rooms for ceremonies and receptions have patio doors that lead on to sunny terraces. There’s an outdoor gazebo for summer weddings whilst in December the Drawing Room gives a special twist to winter weddings. Sipping cocktails to the sound of a jazz band on the terraced lawns would add the ultimate touch to your dream reception.
This elegantly decadent venue with its lavish interiors, perfumed gardens, and breathtaking grounds will fulfil every expectation of your dream day with authenticity as it played host to the 20’s rich and famous. Enter this palace of dreams to the sound of muted music and smell of flowers before tying the knot in the Lady Astor Suite followed by a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the grand surrounding of the French Dining Room.
Lower Henlade, Taunton
This Georgian country house ticks every box for a sophisticated Gatsby wedding. It has an air of opulent, genteel elegance reflected in its sweeping staircase, light pastel muted tone décor and sumptuous furnishings with terraces that lead on to the fountain garden, the perfect backdrop for cocktails and photographs. The crystal chandeliered drawing room is breathtaking for weddings whilst for grand parties a marquee can be placed in the grounds.
Cottonmill Lane, Sopwell, St Albans
Once the home of Lord Mountbatten it is rumoured that royal proposals have taken place in the gardens of this imposing white residence. It has a dazzling array of sophisticated function suites flooded by natural daylight or if you prefer it, an outdoor garden setting to say I do. Some suites, with dance floors, lead directly onto beautiful terraces and gardens perfect for alfresco dancing.
This white, romantically imposing Palladian Mansion with its sweeping lawns, terraces and pillared entrance really sets the scene and makes a stunning backdrop for your Gatsby inspired nuptials. Tie the knot or have your wedding breakfast in The Orangery with its warm natural toned décor, beautiful feature mirrors and infusion of natural light that leads onto its own terrace overlooking the gardens. Or, if you prefer make a grand entrance in the State Ballroom or say I do in a ceremony on the lawn.
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