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Liz Coggins

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Although the moment you say “I do” is the most important part of your wedding day, the place where you choose to hold the biggest party of your life to celebrate your partnership with your friends and family is just as important. A magnificent stately home, a romantic country house with fabulous grounds, fountains and secret gardens or a fairytale castle with breathtaking staterooms can give your reception red carpet style, turning it into a glamorous and unforgettable occasion. So blow the budget and turn your dreams into reality by holding your wedding breakfast at one of Britain's most prestigious venues.
Lumley Castle Hotel

Dominating the Durham skyline and dating back 600 years Lumley Castle, set in 9 acres of parkland will truly make you feel like a princess. Sumptuous is the only way to describe its staterooms with their opulent décor of a bygone age ranging from a baronial hall to more intimate lavish suites romantically lit by candlelight.

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa

With its timeless elegance this is the perfect place for a romantic celebration in sophisticated style. The gilt encrusted ceilings, chandeliers, marble floors, paintings and sumptuous décor reflect the gracious living of a bygone era. The private patio with sweeping views of the sea is a superb place for drinks receptions, photos or to party the night away in.

Chateau Rhianfa

Plas Rhainfa is romance personified. Modelled on a Loire Valley Chateau this Victorian villa has its own private beach leading down to the Menai Straits, a private quayside and picturesque views of Snowdonia . Set in its own 4 acres of gardens the hotel's décor lovingly reflects the Victorian era with a breathtakingly beautiful banqueting hall to make your reception one to remember.

Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

Nestling beneath the Malvern Hills Stanbrook Abbey with its majestic cloisters is a heavenly setting for a wedding. A former monastery is grand in every sense of the word with Gothic wallpapers and décor, impressive carvings and stained glass. There are stunning gardens overlooking a lake and its lavishly decorated Great Hall, the former chapel ,can only be described as absolutely amazing.

Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Hartwell House is a magnificent and luxurious stately home. Its unique staircase, ornate plasterwork ceilings, décor and marble fireplaces make it the dream venue for couples to hold their wedding celebrations In its 90 acres of parkland lies a Gothic chapel, a lake spanned by a stone bridge and 18th century follies and statues making the perfect backdrop for photographs.

Balbirnie House Hotel

Balbirnie House Hotel is a historic Georgian mansion that has old world elegance and charm. An award winning wedding venue, the Gallery dates back to 1777 and its arched ceiling and windows give it an authentic Georgian atmosphere whilst The Orangery, with its tinted glass ceiling, has wonderful views of the 400 acres of parkland from its floor to ceiling windows.

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