The Bingham Dining Room

Why Host Your Wedding at a Boutique Hotel?

Bingham Exterior

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times of a couple’s life, however it can also be one of the most stressful with a seemingly never ending list of decisions to make, things to plan and items to pay for.

In recent years, traditional big hotels seem to have lost favour with couples preferring blank open space wedding venues such as barns and contemporary warehouse spaces. However, boutique hotels offering space with unique charm combined with impeccable personal service are becoming increasingly popular as couples recognise the benefits a hotel can bring.

Amy Braund, wedding coordinator at the Bingham, a leading riverside hotel and wedding venue in Richmond-upon-Thames, looks at the benefits of hosting your wedding day celebrations at a boutique hotel venue.

Hassle Free

One of the biggest tasks on your wedding checklist list is to find your venue; this provides the backdrop and foundation upon which the rest of your style decisions are made. Boutique hotels such as the Bingham offer a blank canvas which, dressed in the right way, can complement a broad range of bridal styles and wedding schemes.

The Bingham Dining Room

However, unlike other dry hire wedding venues you won’t have to worry about the finer details of hiring in furniture, tableware, and in some cases even a kitchen unit or toilets – all resulting in far less stress during the wedding planning and no hidden and unexpected costs.

Licensed hotels also enable couples to host their wedding ceremony and reception in the same location, meaning there’s no need to transport guests and the day can flow effortlessly – this even allows for delays if the bride decides to be fashionably late for her grand entrance!

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Stanbrook Abbey and No Man’s Fort Now Available for Weddings

This year AmaZing Venues is excited to reveal two exciting wedding venues, Stanbrook Abbey and No Man’s Fort, both newly refurbished and just waiting to deliver the wedding of your dreams.

Stanbrook Abbey, Worcestershire

Stanbrook Abbey

Choosing Stanbrook Abbey to host your wedding will certainly not disappoint. With its own private five bedroom Manor House, chapel, large banqueting hall, lake and bell tower, it is a one in a million destination to host your perfect wedding that guests will be talking about for years to come.

Syanbrook Abbey Chapel

Situated in Callow End near Worcester, Stanbrook Abbey offers fantastic links to Birmingham, Cheltenham and Gloucester, fed from the nearby M5 corridor. It’s hard to imagine that a venue with such as accessible location can be so serene and quiet.

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The Great Barn Interior, Micklefield Hall

Getting to Know – Micklefield Hall

Venue Name: Micklefield Hall

Website: www.micklefieldhall.com

Location: Micklefield Hall. Sarratt Road, Sarratt, Nr Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 6AQ.

What type of venue is Micklefield Hall and how old is the building?

Micklefield Hall is a luxurious, exclusive-use country house wedding venue in Hertfordshire, with a newly renovated 16th century barn. The new barn, which was originally built in 1580, was completed in the Autumn of 2014.

The Great Barn, Micklefield Hall

Is Micklefield Hall licensed for wedding ceremonies?

Yes, Micklefield Hall is licensed for wedding ceremonies both inside and outside. Lovers of the great outdoors are spoiled for choice, with the main lawn and its rolling countryside views available for religious ceremonies, or the beautiful, secluded temple for unforgettable civil ceremonies.

Ceremony Pond - Micklefield Hall

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Micklefield Hall?

The new barn can accommodate up to 200 for a civil ceremony and reception, and is fully heated and air conditioned for year-round conditions.

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The Great Barn, Micklefield Hall

‘The Great Barn’ Wedding Open Day at Micklefield Hall

The Great Barn, Micklefield Hall

Idyllic Hertfordshire country house wedding venue, Micklefield Hall, is set to unveil its beautifully restored 16th century barn at its open day this Sunday, 19th April 2015, from 11am – 4pm.

Existing and prospective couples will have the chance to see the recently renovated Great Barn along with Micklefield Hall’s exclusive list of preferred suppliers.

Set in beautifully kept gardens surrounded by 350 acres of rolling countryside, the Great Barn adds to the existing splendour of this outstanding wedding venue. Visitors will also be able to tour the picturesque grounds of this magnificent country house.

Micklefield Hall Grounds

The owners, Jamie and Anna Rankin, will be on hand to answer questions, but the event is also designed to showcase the best of Micklefield Hall’s exclusive list of approved suppliers.

Rather than couples meeting suppliers at stalls and collecting fliers, all of the talent will be presented in a realistic way, allowing guests the freedom to enjoy the beauty of the barn in a relaxed manner.

On offer will be live entertainment, wedding dresses to try on, mini makeovers, entertainment for children, personal tours every 30 minutes, free floristry advice, wine-tasting, mouth-watering catering, cake tasting and a comfortable, dedicated consultation area to discuss your wedding. Nothing needs to be left to the imagination.

The Great Barn Interior, Micklefield Hall

Anna Rankin says: “The barn will be dressed in shades of lavender for spring, so couples will be able to see how their day might look. All of our handpicked suppliers are creating wonderful displays to inspire brides and grooms and to demonstrate the different options in a fun and interactive way. We are planning a truly enjoyable and memorable day out and cannot wait to welcome brides to our beautiful grounds and to give them a good idea of just how amazing their wedding day can be.”

Couples and their families can apply for tickets by emailing julie@micklefieldhall.com, and will then receive their e-invite to this exclusive and exciting day out.

Micklefield Hall, Sarratt Road, Sarratt, Nr Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 6AQ.

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Inner Hall staircase at The In and Out

Getting to Know – The In & Out

Venue Name: The In & Out

Website: www.itavenues.co.uk/venues/the-in-and-out

Location: No 4, St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4JU

Please tell us a little about The In & Out’s History

The In & Out, formally known as The Naval & Military Club, is a beautiful grade II listed building which is set in the heart of London’s West End. This wonderful wedding venue retains all of its original features, from the grand staircase to the ornate fireplaces within each of the rooms. Not only does The In & Out contain beautiful staterooms, it also has a secluded courtyard that can play host to wonderful summer wedding drinks receptions.

The In and Out wedding venue in London

Is The In & Out licensed for wedding ceremonies?

The In & Out has two rooms that are licensed for wedding ceremonies, the King Harald V Room that can accommodate up to 90 guests and the Coffee Room that can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Wedding ceremony seating in King Harald V Room at The In and Out

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at The In & Out?

The grandeur of the In & Out creates a spectacular location for a couple‚Äôs wedding day. With a service that will ensure everything flows seamlessly and a venue to take your guests’ breathe away, this venue and its team ensures every small detail is taken care of resulting in a day to remember.

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