Venues

Best Part of the Week….

Posted 3 years ago by Amy Whitehouse in ,

The best part of this week is the most beautiful venue – ‘The Pavilion’ Brookfield Manor in Derbyshire.

This exclusive and unique venue is set in amongst the beautiful Derbyshire dales.

Nestling in its own gardens and surrounded by mature trees in the private 130 acres of the historic Brookfield Manor, the newly restored ‘Pavilion’ is the perfect setting for a ‘special’ occasion, such as your wedding day or anniversary party!

The romantic setting offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and among the tree lined vistas are hidden treasures for ‘the perfect’ photo opportunity. The historic setting and mile long private driveway will only add to your guests surprise and delight.

Romance, elegance, comfort and delight are the words which inspired the creation of this new exclusive and unique venue ‘The Pavilion’, Brookfield Manor, Hathersage and the wedding that are held there carry just that all.

Their valued wedding partners have many years experience of creating memories to cherish, where attention to detail and quality are part of the service. The choice of themes, colours and menus can be uniquely yours and whenever required experienced hands will be there to guide you.

Cosseted in the privacy of the Manor grounds and surrounded by stunning backgrounds ‘The Pavilion’ will create a truly magical experience that you, your wedding party and your guests will treasure for life. In the tree lined pathways around the Pavilion are hidden treasures that provide the perfect setting for photographs, with classical statuary and the elegant temple: an opportunity to capture a timeless reminder of a perfect day!

For your guests there is a variety of accommodation around Hathersage to suit all pockets, including the 16th century coaching inn the George Hotel in Hathersage village.

Be sure to check out this beautiful wedding venue, it must be on your short list !!

 

The Beautiful Ionian Islands

Posted 3 years ago by Amy Whitehouse in

Another beautiful hotspot for your wedding abroad, within the Ionian Islands, would be Kefalonia….

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and is known for its sandy coves, rocky coastlines, mountainous backdrops and pretty traditional villages vie for your attention on this beautiful island. It is full of gorgeous little coves, tremendous blue ocean views and holds so many beautiful traditionally greek towns, sleepy villages, churches and monasteries. The precipitous cliffs shelter secluded mountain coves and narrow lanes criss-cross through extensive olive groves and vineyards. Kefalonia being ones of the greenest islands, the spring flowers are breathtaking – covering the island in flourishes of colour and beauty. Wouldn’t this be the perfect setting for your wedding to be held?

But where abouts its Kefalonia would be the perfect location to get married, don’t worry, I shall be telling you all you will need to know, if you choose the gorgeous ionian island as your wedding destination your choice is endless….

Boat cruise: Have you ever dreamt about getting married out to sea? with the gorgeous glisten of the ocean and the peace and quiet of the open water. Kefalonia allows you to do just this, with the boat of your choice, from a small 6 person boat to a slightly larger 100 person boat. You can sail out to sea or stay around the shores to a secluded wedding reception on a private beach, where you can enjoy a swim in the warm waters while a romantic dinner is being prepared for you and your guests. A really great treat for your guests and a fantastic opportunity to see the rugged coastline of Kefalonia from the sea.

On the Beach: How about your wedding being held on a private beach, with you, your guests and the delightful sound of the lapping tide at your feet? Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Kefalonia is surrounded by large and small beaches, some public, some private, some accessible only by boat but all of them offering a truly romantic location to exchange your wedding vows.

A traditional Greek Chapel: If your dream is to be married surrounded in the tradition of Greece then this is the venue for you. There are lots of chapels in Kefalonia, each with their own individual feel and character…… from old stone, traditional, to newer, modern chapels, why not have a symbolic ceremony on the steps of your chosen chapel with covered chairs for all your guests and a celebrant to perform a ceremony just like a real wedding ceremony.

Olive Grove Retreat: Or how about having your wedding venue in the depths of olive groves? A unique environment for a memorable experience, offering you tranquility, privacy, relaxation, nature and a brand new experience for your wedding ceremony in Kefalonia.

Catholic Church: In the depths of the Kefalonian capital Argostoli, is a small, quaint church offering catholic wedding ceremonies to catholic brides and grooms. This ideal location is beautiful and holds excitement and something a little different to the catholic churches in England.

A Winery: It might sounds weird but destination weddings at a vineyard are becoming very popular in Kefalonia….. more and more couples are choosing to celebrate their special day with the lush backdrop of vibrant, green vines while experiencing the ambience and delicious wines.

The romantic venue, hotspots and locations are endless in Kefalonia, you will be sure to find the perfect location for you, if you were to choose this breathtaking island to the be the anchor of your love and partnership.

 

 

Greek Concierge can provide all of this for you and your wedding, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation so we can start making your wedding dreams become reality.

The Beautiful Ionian Islands

Posted 3 years ago by Amy Whitehouse in

Corfu is one of the most breath taking greek islands within the Ionian sea. One of the most perfectly romantic and typically greek locations for your wedding to be held.

Why not say I do in the quant, tradition, peaceful island of Corfu, amongst some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. To the North of the island is Roda, Sidari and Acharavi where you will find beautiful mountain backdrops, wonderful beaches and warm shallow waters. If you are looking for more of a laid back atmosphere head towards the West of the island, where you will find Arillas and Aghious Gordios islands that attract honeymooners all year round. For your all round romantics, Kassiopi is also found to the West of the island, this little towns picturesque harbour offers a traditional village atmosphere and countless views. To the East of the island you will find the popular resorts of Pelekas and Kontokali in a beautiful area of the island with breathtaking glorious sunsets, just slightly north of the bustling capital Corfu Town. Corfu Town is guarded by two fortresses, featuring Venetian architecture in the old quarter’s narrow streets, springtime offers brightly coloured flowers and countless island walks.

Corfu holds a perfect location for everyone, some of the most gorgeous wedding spots are…

Town Hall of Corfu – is one of the most popular venues due to it being located in the heart of the historic Corfu town. Many couples choose to arrive at their wedding ceremony by horse-drawn carriage, others choose to walk through the historic streets of the town, serenaded by local musicians.

The Marbella Beach Hotel – This beautiful 5 star hotel is transformed to meet every one of your weddings desires. With the Ionian sea backdrop the breathtaking views are perfect for your outdoor wedding, combined with its exceptional environment and the chapel, which is in the hotel’s foryard, the Marbella is a perfect wedding location.

Isabella Country House – If you would like a venue that would definitely go above and beyond your every wish Isabella country house is for you. Found in the gorgeous village of Gouvia this venue is known in Corfu to be the most romantic wedding location. The exquisite garden with palm trees and flowers work together to create a perfect reception for you.

Corfu Imperial – Is an exclusive breath taking resort found in the North of Corfu. Imagine the soft sand tickling your as you walk barefoot to a flower-decked gazebo under the setting sun. Their weddings are arranged on the hotels private sandy beach or in the beautiful gardens.

 

 

From the top left: Corfu Town Hall, Isabella Country House, Marbella Beach Hotel, Corfu Imperial, Marbella Beach Hotel, Corfu Imperial and finally Corfu Town Hall.

Greek Concierge can provide all of this for you and your wedding, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation so we can start making your wedding dreams become reality.

 

The Islands of Love

Posted 3 years ago by Amy Whitehouse in

Your wedding day is a special time in your life that you dream about from when you are a child. Finding the perfect person that you are totally in love with and want to spend the rest of your life with is something that deserves the most beautiful ceremony and celebration. So why not paint this perfect picture in the Greek Islands.

Exotic sandy beaches, its beautiful relaxed atmosphere, domed monasteries, the sparkling sapphire Aegean sea, breath taking sunsets and its vibrant history, are only a few of the reasons why the Greek islands are seen as the most romantic locations in the world. Every corner of Greece holds a beautiful story to tell, one of which could be yours.

In a country so rich and varied, it’s incredibly easy to find a location for your ideal wedding that meets your every wish….

 

Santorini is one of the many gorgeous islands that could be the ideal location for you, it is seen as the most romantic Greek island due to its breathtaking views and picturesque coastlines. Discover the towns that cling precariously to the side of volcanic cliffs, the many beautiful beaches that line the east coast and the enchanting, traditional churches. Santorini is home to the most alluring towns filled with excellent restaurants and exclusive shops tucked amongst its winding, whitewashed streets. The east coast of the island is where you will find the best volcanic beaches with crystal-clear waters.

 

Some of the most beautiful wedding hotspots in Santorini are….

St Irene Chapel – Set in the heart of Santorini St Irene Chapel holds the most breathtaking sea views. Its idyllic location enables you to be able to say your vows whist on a quaint balcony over looking the romantic santorini town.

Andronis Hotel Wedding Terrace – This gorgeous wedding spot is on a overhanging cliff face making you feel as if you are alone on the most beautiful island in the world. During sunset the colours of the sky bounce of the white washed houses of santorini creating an ideal setting for your wedding.

Church of Anastasia – If you prefer a more traditional church wedding the church of Anastasia is a must. It is a quaint typically greek setting with a beautiful bell tower feature that holds gorgeous views of the island.

Dana Villas –  provides a dream setting situated upon a private terrace in the capital Fira. This location over looks stunning volcanic views. The spectacular views provide the perfect setting with the dressed pergola and soft candle light contribute to the atmosphere of this unique setting.

Santo Winery – is one of the most popular ceremony venues on the island. The outdoor location provides beautiful panoramic island views. Santo Winery is located in Megalochori that is between Perissa/Perivolos and Fira.

Greek Concierge can provide all of this for you and your wedding, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation so we can start making your wedding dreams become reality.

Location, location, location

Posted 4 years ago by Laura Mitchell in

The wedding ceremony venue can set the tone for the rest of the day. The venue chosen is based on the type of wedding taking place and that can depend on what the bride and groom decide to wear or what cars will be hired.  Will you be wearing your Jimmy Choos across the foyer of a cool city hall? Are you having a low key wedding, or a large big ceremony? Well, there is a venue to suit every type of wedding.

 

London

ST Pancras Renaissance Hotel- This is an elaborate Gothic building. It contains 245 rooms. It has been voted as the NO: 1 hotel by The Sunday Times magazine.  It has a beautiful large staircase for you to make a grand entrance.

Mandarin Oriental London- this is the coveted address for a chic London wedding. The ballroom was the choice of venue for the gala before the wedding of the Dukes and Duchess of Cambridge. You too will feel like royalty as you arrive at you terrace champagne reception via a private entrance from Hyde Park.

The Dorchester –

This is one of the refined London Hotel wedding venues. It includes onsite wedding planners, florist, banqueting teams and sommeliers as well as a complimentary wedding night accommodation for you.

 

 

Southeast

 

Gravetye Manor, West Sussex-

If you’re looking for a garden setting, then this must be on the top of your wish list for the choice of venue. It is set in 1,000 acres of woodland with 35 acres of garden, chose the private dining room for an intimate celebration, or for a large party, take over the whole place. The 17 bedroom and suits meld old and new furniture, from antiques to TV’s, ipod docks, and wifi. The food offered is British cuisine that will wow your guests.

 

 

Coworth Park, Berkshire-

It offers Michelin- starred food, a top rate spa, a permanent marquee for big dos, plus a range of rooms for all occasions; it also contains a striking Oak room. It’s perfect for a beautiful wedding.

 

 

 

Lime Wood, Hampshire-

Lime Wood is set in the heart of New Forest. This country hotel is a hot choice for a wedding venue. This was the venue for Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl for their winter wedding. This hotel can be booked exclusively, so you can get the whole 29 rooms modern bedrooms which feature log fires, roll top baths and four poster beds. They also offer free couples treatment and champagne brunch before the Honeymoon.

 

So there you have some of the UK’s best venues for weddings. You will likely find something as the UK has one of the most beautiful venues in the world. There is always something for every style of wedding.

Written By: Nila Sabar

Edited By: Laura Nikita Mitchell



Beach Weddings

Posted 4 years ago by Laura Mitchell in ,

As we approach the end of the month, we can expect to longer sunnier days with warmer temperatures. Knowing that summer doesn’t disappoint on the weather front, means you can take great liberties in celebrating the wedding outdoors. Beaches are a choice venue for lavish exotic weddings.

 

Beach weddings conjure up romantic notions of wind-tossed hair, fantastical sublimity and nature’s tranquil sights and sounds.  The openness of a beach setting allows for a large number of guests to spread across without cluttering the space. Combining a beach’s natural beauty with the soothing sounds of waves lightly crashing against the shore, creates a peacefully romantic atmosphere for you and your guests to relax and celebrate.  You can choose to hold the ceremony and the reception on the sandy shores, or you may want to wed in a beautiful chapel or view point close to the beach.  It goes without saying that the infinite waters will make a stunning backdrop to your wedding and will fill your photo albums with stunning shots of your big day.

 

When thinking of ideas for the decor, treat the beach as a blank canvas in which to build an extravagant or simple natural setting.  It will be beautiful either way!  You can go for decor that compliments the season, with bright pops of colour to enhance the natural energy in the air, or you might make it an aquatic affair with all things ‘sea’, or you can opt for a stylishly neutral pallet, adding a touch of class to the earthy feel.

 

 

When the sun has set behind the ocean you can decorate the tables and walk ways with with trails of candles and fairy lights.  This will create a fantastical magical evening.  A beach wedding is many peoples idea of a dream wedding and for good reason; the natural beauty and harmonious atmosphere of the beach will make your day really special!

 

Written By: Georgie Bradley

Edited By: Laura Nikita Mitchell

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