Feature: The most gorgeous wedding venues guaranteed to make your special day one to remember

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Historic castles, oceanside caves, or stunning palladian mansions — if you’re planning to tie the knot this year, there’s a destination for everyone. Here are six of the most gorgeous venues we think are guaranteed to make your special day one to remember:


Waldorf Hilton – The Aldwych, London

As England and Wales celebrate same-sex weddings we invite you to join us at The Waldorf Hilton.

Situated in the heart of London’s West End and just a short distance from the famous city’s most recognisable landmarks and major attractions, The Waldorf Hilton London is ideal for those seeking a stylish and authentically romantic venue from which to stage the most important of days.

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Steeped in history and elegance The Waldorf Hilton enjoys one of the most enviable locations in London and offers 9 unique spaces featuring exquisitely restored architectural detailing and catering up to 1,250 guests. Home to the iconic Palm Court which features an historic, impeccably styled interior, with fabulously restored balustrades lending an air of chic decadence and sophistication, also the 1920’s newly refurbished Good Godfrey’s Bar & Lounge and Homage Grand Salon Restaurant inspired by the grand cafes of Europe and complete with chandeliers, stylish columns, which serves the hotels famous Afternoon Tea.

Ideal for weddings and evening receptions, with a dedicated Wedding Coordinator, the hotel boasts a selection of licensed function rooms and 298 bedrooms, including 15 stunning suites.


The Waldorf Hilton has three licensed ceremony rooms – The Adelphi Suite, The Palm Court and The Executive Boardroom, with striking original wood-panelling, and can accommodate parties of up to 350 for a wedding breakfast and 900 for an evening reception.

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Offering historic grandeur in a modern contemporary setting, the hotel boasts stunning backdrops for photography. There is also a great range of leisure facilities available for guests to use including a gym, indoor swimming pool and spa facilities. With only one wedding a day, The Waldorf Hilton delivers exceptional luxury and service.

To book your ideal wedding package please contact the hotel’s Wedding Coordinator at [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7836 2400. You can also find more details on www.waldorf.hilton.com


The Trafalgar Hotel – Trafalgar Square, London

Located in the heart of London, The Trafalgar Hotel is contemporary, boutique hotel that offers a stylish city venue for you to (finally) celebrate your nuptials. Just a step away from world-famous Trafalgar Square the stunning central location offers unrivalled views of the most sought after skyline across the city. Neatly positioned on the south side of Trafalgar Square, The Trafalgar is within close reach of iconic London landmarks and attractions.

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It doesn’t get any more romantic. From the vibrant atmosphere by day to the magical ambience of it’s surroundings by night, The Trafalgar is perfectly positioned for your wonderfully chic city wedding, offering you a slice of London culture and the most beautiful backdrop to say “I do.”

Whether you’re a soon to be husband or wife there are five inspiring spaces to host your contemporary London wedding, including Vista the stunning open air rooftop bar boasting exquisite views of London, stylish and chic Rockwell Bar, Rockwell Room offering an exceptionally enchanting space and our Executive boardrooms one featuring original 1930’s wood panelling superbly positioned with views overlooking Trafalgar Square, the other boasting floor to ceiling windows. Plus a dedicated team of experts to make your vision come to life from the ceremony to your first night.

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Step inside and enjoy spacious accommodation , unrivalled views, delectable food , wickedly tempting cocktails and an impeccable service, accommodating parties of up to 80 for a wedding breakfast and 200 for an evening reception.

The Trafalgar Wedding Choice – available from £95.00 per person
Arrival glass of Prosecco
Chefs selection of 4 Canapés
3 Course seated dinner from the chef’s signature menu including tea/coffee
2 Premium bottled beers or half bottle of house wine during dinner
Glass of Pommery champagne to toast
You will also enjoy:
Dedicated Event Manager and Host on the event day.
Complimentary bedroom upgrade and room service
Hilton Event Bonus Loyalty Points
VIP amenities, late check-out and rose petals (it just has to be done!)

To speak to us about your wedding and to arrange a tour of our stunning venues call +44 (0)20 7870 2900 or email [email protected]. You can also find more details on www.thetrafalgar.com


Walton Castle – Clevedon, North Somerset

Walton Castle dates back to 1620 and is a grade 2 listed hill top property, set in 4 acres of stunning private grounds in Clevedon. The castle can be hired for exclusive use and is the perfect setting to host the most fantastic weddings, private celebrations & corporate events.  Whatever the occasion, you can be guaranteed to have a fabulous time in intimate and impressive surroundings.


Walton Castle in Clevedon sleeps has 8 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. In the Keep you will find the master bedroom along with its private balcony on the top floor, a large sitting room on the first floor with 360 views overlooking the Bristol Channel and surrounding countryside, the fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor and two further double bedrooms with direct access to the patio and swimming pool.

The outer castle walls contain 8 turrets, surround the central tour and create a wonderful intimate atmosphere. Four of the turrets are private en suite double rooms, Turret 6 is a self-contained double suite with bedroom, entertainment space, games room with pool/snooker room, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. There are also two large turrets for entertaining your guests, with standing capacities 150 and 80. The inner cobbled courtyard is stunning and perfect for receptions in warmer climes and the lawns within the castle walls can comfortably accommodate a marquee for 120. For larger events, the flat lawn outside the castle walls are perfect for large outdoor events and marquees for in excess of 400.


Ocean Kave – Westward Ho, Devon

What Ocean Kave is
Ocean Kave is a totally unique and secluded wedding venue set on 60 acres of private headland on the North Devon coastline.
With uninterrupted Atlatnic Ocean Views and all weather purpose built ceremony Kave and reception room (The Sunset Rooms), Ocean Kave is the perfect choice for couples who want to celebrate their love in natural, romantic and stylish surrounding.

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Where it is
Located on the North Devon Coast, the venue is nestled within the grounds of Duckhaven Stud an ex thoroughbred racing stud, between the rolling hills of Abbotsham and the award winning 2 mile golden stretch of Westward Ho! Blue Flag beach, Ocean Kave overlooks Lundy Island and the great Atlantic Ocean. This stunning stretch of North Devon coastline is within the AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) with strictly private access, no public right of way and is completely yours for the day.

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What is unique/special about it
Everything! As winners of the Westcountry Wedding Awards Best Newcomer 2014, Ocean Kave ceremony room is a romantic, candle lit authentic Kave with crystal chandelier, log burning stove and is like no other ceremony venue. Our private and secluded location makes us the perfect blend of rural countryside and spectacular sea views. The bubbles in the champagne is the The Sunset Rooms, our purpose built reception venue, has been created to make the most of our location and the panoramic views over the ocean are exceptional, and give you the feeling of alfresco celebrations whatever the weather. Out attentive team of experienced wedding coordinators work with each couple to create a magical and unique experience which is personal for them.

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Why couples should choose you
Ocean Kave is a venue that will appeal to couples who are looking for something completely unique and stylish yet non traditional or conventional from their wedding day. Our approach to weddings is that no two should be the same, our executive weddings planners can assist couples with as much or as little as you would like. Its your wedding day, all about you, we are here to support your vision and make sure your day is as hassle free, fun and as full of love as possible!


The Italian Villa at Compton Acres – Poole, Dorset

First-class, Fine and Fabulous… Introducing one of the UK’s favourite wedding venues, just for you!

The multi-award winning Italian Villa is set against the dramatic backdrop of 10 acres of manicured gardens at the renowned Compton Acres, giving couples the wedding day they have always dreamed of.


Awarded Dorset’s Best Wedding Venue 2013, and the only one of its kind in the UK, The Italian Villa gives gay couples 3 floors of unrivalled elegance to host their idyllic wedding. This luxury venue in Poole, Dorset, is licensed to perform your wedding ceremony for up to 250 guests.  And with a balcony that overlooks the breathtaking Italian Garden, you can be sure that your wedding photos will make every wedding day unforgettable!


When couples book The Italian Villa, the venue is exclusivity their own for their entire day. Over three floors, the grand Villa gives couples a true fairytale wedding venue, never having to worry about seeing “other guests – like at a hotel” or have “staff attending to other matters”… When you book The Italian Villa, you are the ONLY priority! The team’s impeccable standards ensure that all the guests are treated to a true VIP service.

A moment of flavour – a lifetime to savour…

Managed by multi-award winning caterers Beales Gourmet, their team is solely focussed on delivering the most spectacular food and service striving to completely exceed the highest of expectations using the very best local, seasonal ingredients. With inventive, modern cooking styles and presentation, the cuisine prepared is unrivalled. The team of enthusiastic chefs continue to deliver heavenly food for couples and your guests. NOTHING is more important to them than the lasting memories they help create, on what should be the most memorable day of your lives – and that is why the service delivered is always as impressive as the food served.


You are invited…

Join the team at The Italian Villa on Sunday 18th May from 11am – 4pm for their popular Wedding Open Day – and see the Villa dressed for your wedding, whilst meeting the venue’s recommended wedding suppliers.


Call: 01202 816074

Email: [email protected]

Visit online: www.the-italian-villa.co.uk

Stoke Park – Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

Stoke Park is a stunning backdrop to your perfect day, set within 300 acres of beautiful parkland, landscaped gardens and lakes, stands an imposing white Palladian Mansion. Over 200 years old, the grand building is truly one of the most romantic settings. Not only does it make a picture perfect setting but as Europe’s leading 5 Red Star Hotel, Spa and Country Club it offers undeniable luxury for your special day.


Located in the heart of leafy Buckinghamshire, and yet only a few miles from Windsor, Heathrow Airport and London, Stoke Park exudes romance and luxury, and can cater for a wide range of needs to make your dream day come true. Whether it be a champagne breakfast or a sumptuous reception banquet, a live swing band or an awe-inspiring fireworks display over the fountains and gardens, the happy couple works closely with our Wedding Coordinator and Executive Chef,  to ensure preparations for the big day run flawlessly. Every aspect is planned to the highest quality and finest detail, to guarantee a day that will engender fond and lingering memories.

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Stoke Park is licensed to hold Civil Marriage Ceremonies, which means that you can take your vows in any of our three licensed beautiful rooms or outside on the gorgeous Southern Terrace. Every room is beautifully and individually decorated with fine antiques and works of art and all offer breathtaking views across historic gardens and landscaped parkland. With dining facilities for up to 120 guests prepared by our Executive Chef, 11 Spa treatment rooms in our award winning Spa, a 27 hole championship golf course, 49 luxurious bedrooms and suites and 14 acres of private gardens offering stunning photographic scenery, Stoke Park will make your day a truly memorable occasion.

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For more information, to request a brochure or to arrange to come and see Stoke Park, please contact Stoke Park’s Wedding Coordinator, Michele Connelly at [email protected] or by phone on 01753 71 71 71


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