Many years ago a modest wedding ceremony in a local church with a celebration in the village hall afterwards would have more than sufficed. Nowadays couples are much more intent on celebrating their special day in style and thus country house wedding venues find themselves completely booked out throughout most of the year. If it’s set to be the best day of your life then who can blame these couples for splashing out a little and hosting a party to remember in an incredible setting; but what is it that makes country houses in particular such a popular choice?
There is no denying that first impressions are highly important and who wouldn’t be mesmerised by the scene in front of them when arriving at an unbelievably stunning, well-kept property. Country house wedding venues make use of the beautiful stately homes left as a legacy by our Georgian, Victorian, Elizabethan, Jacobean and Tudor ancestors. These properties were once owned by the most powerful families in Britain and it shows. If the architecture isn’t fascinating enough, the buildings are often situated within vast grounds which are as carefully and intricately designed as the home itself. The natural and constructed beauties complement each other to create a perfectly idyllic location to suit any couples special day. Of course the splendour of the building’s exterior is teamed with exquisite interior design; often capturing the character, elegance and history of the property.
As the properties are often set in the tranquil British countryside, the views within and beyond the grounds of country house wedding venues are usually unbelievable. Whether dusted with frost or snow for a cosy winter wedding, sprinkled with blossoming springtime flowers, glistening in the summer sun or scattered with colourful autumn leaves, the surrounding hills and woodland are sure to leave newlyweds and their guests feeling calm and content. Not only do the views contribute to a pleasing atmosphere throughout the day, they also create a stunning backdrop for any wedding photos taken.
In case the beauty of the location combined with a great atmosphere and relaxed environment doesn’t make the day perfect enough, most country houses also have bedrooms for the wedding party and a number of guests. This means that the newlyweds, along with their friends and family, can celebrate to their hearts’ content before taking a short walk upstairs to their lavishly furnished bedrooms. The next morning they can enjoy their first breakfast as husband and wife surrounded by their guests in a grand dining room. Some locations even allow couples to hire the property for a few days surrounding the wedding allowing close family and friends to share even more time together.
Considering all this information, it is quite clear to see why country house wedding venues have become so increasingly popular. Fortunately, there are stunning properties spread all over the country available for hire throughout the year, however it pays to book early as they are in extremely high demand. If hiring one of these spectacular venues is something you might be interested in then viewings can be arranged easily by contacting the owners.