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Best Venues

#1

Preston Guild Hall

Lancaster Rd, PR1 1HT, Preston, Lancashire
s multipurpose layout and flexibility ensures that it can be used for a range of activities and productions including conferences, awards, exhibitions, ceremonies and special events. The Hall also famously hosts many sporting events throughout the year. The Grand Hall has an adaptable stage area and high specification sound, music and lighting systems to enable us to address all your technical needs. The available floor area is large enough to accommodate a Banquet, Awards Dinners or Buffet for several hundred people.

IDEAL FOR:

Large Exhibitions

Banquets

Conferences

Proms and Graduations

Gala Dinners

Awards Evenings
#2

Al-Farid

3 Cathedral Yard, EX1 1HJ, Exeter, Devon
Umar ibn ‘Al-Farid’ was an Arab poet, his poetry is entirely sufic, and he was esteemed mystic poet of the Arabs.

Our head chef has created a thoughtful menu that delights the taste buds. A firm favourite is the mezze, an array of small succulent dishes. The mezze comprised both cold and hot dishes and offers a wealth of colour flavour, texture and aroma.


A choice of traditional Moroccan dessert is an offer to complements the meal, expect Baklava a sweet pastry, and Mahlabia, rice pudding with rose water.


Also the drink menu is Moroccan national drink, Arak, which has an aniseed base, and a variety of fruit juices. To finish your meal you cannot miss out on one of our Moroccan coffee, flavoured wit natural cardamom, cinnamon or rose water.


No Moroccan meal is complete without smoking an authentic hooka pipe. Each day the water pipes are packed with fresh flavoured tobaccos, choose between apples, strawberry, cherry, rose, grape or fruit cocktail.


Enjoy your meal!!
#3

Chartridge Lodge

Chartridge Lodge Chartridge Lane Buckinghamshire, HP5 2TU, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Chartridge Lodge is one of the most romantic and charming period country houses in Buckinghamshire. Breath-taking views across 25 acres of tranquil grounds provide a magnificent backdrop for your perfect wedding day.
Take your vows inside and then enjoy your celebration ceremony al fresco between 1 March and 31 October! You can create the day of your dreams built around a legal ceremony conducted inside in our licensed indoor room, combined with a ceremony outside, weather permitting of course!


Our popular wedding venue is set in 25 acres of parkland at the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chartridge Lodge has proved popular for both grand gatherings and smaller intimate parties.


From a simple soiree to civil partnerships and traditional Asian weddings, it is probably the most perfect all year round wedding location.


We can cater up to 100 guests for your wedding breakfast in the elegantly decorated Lodge. For your evening reception we can accommodate up to 150 guests in the Orangery, overlooking our delightful grounds.


Immediately adjacent to the wedding reception rooms of the Lodge are beautiful landscaped gardens. Consequently this is an ideal location to enjoy drinks. The gardens also provide an ideal picturesque setting for stunning wedding photos.


Whatever your requirements, our experienced wedding co-ordinator will support you every step of the way to ensure you have a perfect day. So don’t hesitate, come and take a look, you won’t be disappointed. Most of all an event manager will be on hand on your big day to ensure all runs smoothly and will act as master of ceremonies if required.
#4

Hard Days Night Hotel

Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, Liverpool, Merseyside
Up to 180 guests
Hard Days Night Hotel is the crowning glory in Liverpool's collection of wedding venues. Set within a classical 1880's building with its unrivalled design, its the ideal location for those couples looking for an exclusive and intimate wedding or civil partnership in the heart of Liverpool.

The hotel's unique wedding suite, named 'Two of Us', is the perfect setting for a wedding. The suite has been decorated with subtle tones which provide a glamorous backdrop for you, the special couple to make your entrance via a dramatic spiral staircase.


The Two of Us suite can accommodate up to 75 guests for civil ceremonies. Wedding breakfasts can then be taken in one of the hotel's function rooms adjacent to the Two of Us suite for up to 110 guests with evening receptions being held for up to 180 guests.


Civil Ceremonies - Many happy couples are choosing to have a civil ceremony rather than a traditional church wedding service. Hard Days Night Hotel have designed the Two of Us Suite exclusively for civil ceremonies.


A Taste Of Honey


Looking for a totally memorable and unique event, guaranteed to leave you with a lasting impression. Celebrate your special event with us, from a small gathering to exclusive use, whether it's for a Baby Christening, Baby Shower, Special Birthday, Anniversary or Naming Ceremony, let our friendly and creative team craft an event for you that really will be 'one of a kind'.


• Exclusive Beatles-inspired hotel in the heart of Liverpool

• “Two of Us” Suite, licensed for civil ceremonies

• Wedding breakfasts for up to 110 guests

• Evening receptions for up to 180 guests

• Luxurious, deluxe and suite accommodation available to the newlyweds and wedding party

• Weekend appointments available
#5

Greenwood Grange

Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QH, Dorset, Dorset
Up to 100 guests
Where better to let your imagination run wild. Seven acres of glorious countryside. Your own private village of 17 stone-built cottages sleeping up to 78 guests. A unique venue in rural Dorset. Wedding receptions, anniversary and birthday celebrations, team-building weekends, mini conferences, training days, residential courses… Imagine.

Dorset has some wonderful villages, towns, bays and beaches, to wander round, plus some extraordinary natural formations to wonder at. A number of the places listed here (and it’s certainly not an exhaustive list) are considered the very best in England.


• Rural venue located in the gorgeous Dorset countryside

• Assortment of stone-built cottages

• Local caterers can supply food and drinks tailored to your requirements and taste

• Spacious grounds for marquees and outdoor events available

• Lots of activities for the younger children

• Special discounts from our recommended suppliers
#6

Russells Restaurant

Russells Restaurant Bell Street Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex, CM2 7JS, Chelmsford, Essex
The heart of Russells Restaurant is a magnificent timbered tithe barn, Grade II listed as being of architectural and historical Importance. The barn has been dated by experts as being originally built in 1372, so making this one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Chelmsford area.



As you walk in to the restaurant, you will be amazed; the spectacular high vaulted ceiling with its magnificent beams, you will be greeted by staff that will do anything to make your visit just perfect. To the left as you walk in is a tastefully decorated lounge area where drinks and nibbles are served. Then as you walk through the main restaurant you will see high up the barn balcony overlooking the main restaurant. This area creates a wonderful dramatic view while you enter a world of elegant fine food, wine and service. To the top of the restaurant, to the left is our green gallery, a long room with its artistic muriel on the far wall, it’s the perfect place for any private party.




Russells Restaurant opened in 1989, but was taken over by Barry Warren-Watson the present proprietor and executive head chef in 1991, where he continues to take the restaurant from strength to strength. He has always had a hands on personal touch to the business, and with his excellent team hopes to take the business right in to the future.
#7

Bradfield College

Bradfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6AU, Reading, Berkshire
Up to 200 guests
Bradfield College, set in the idyllic Berkshire countryside, has the capacity to welcome 40-250 wedding guests. Our fantastic service and superb setting make us one of the best wedding locations in the area.

Our civil ceremony licence enables couples to get married here on site in a variety of rooms. The stunning architecture and picturesque grounds make the ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs.


Our caterers take great pride in delivering an excellent service and boast a broad choice of culinary options to suit a wide range of requirements. Guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the elegant setting of the Quad, before entering either the beautiful Dining Hall for an exceptional wedding breakfast.


We offer an experienced wedding organiser as part of our service, to help you plan a perfect and memorable day.



• Rural and accessible location in the beautiful Berkshire countryside

• Beautiful historic rooms

• Civil Ceremony license up to 150 guests

• Wedding receptions from 40 to 250

• Only 5 miles from Junction 12 on the M4

• Bespoke wedding packages designed to meet your needs and budget
#8

Craig Y Nos Castle

Brecon Rd, Pen-y-cae,, SA9 1GL, Swansea, Glamorgan
Up to 150 guests
Craig y Nos Castle will wow your guests with its spacious high ceilinged rooms, characterful decor and warm, friendly atmosphere.

You'll be married in our unique Grade One listed wedding ceremony room, a private opera house, then dine afterwards, enjoying stunning views from our conservatory.

Craig y Nos Castle is renowned for meeting and exceeding the expectations of 100 wedding couples each year. You'll feel quite at home thanks to our warm and friendly staff.
#9

Askham Hall

Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF, Penrith, Cumbria
Up to 150 guests
There are two stunning churches within half a mile, and we are an approved venue for civil ceremonies.
We can provide a really special setting, luxurious accommodation, exquisite food and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Askham Hall is ideally suited to your party taking all the accommodation in the house for a wedding party using the Bank Barn, as then you can use the reception rooms and lawns for your drinks reception. We generally only allow one or at the most two weddings per week, so that you have time to decorate Bank Barn exactly as you wish and turn it into your dream party venue. We welcome same sex and LGBT weddings.
#10

Knockerdown Cottages

Carsington Water,, DE6 1NQ, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Explore the dramatic Peak District National Park from the comfort of our unique Farm cottages. We are 5 minutes walk from Carsington Water, a superb well known windsurfing and sailing centre.

There is also excellent fishing, walking, cycling and shopping nearby. Good food is on hand by visiting the popular Knockerdown Inn just across the road, families very welcome. Our superb 3 & 4 star Farm Holiday Cottages with on site indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and children's play area provide the ideal base to explore the beautiful Derbyshire Dales countryside. Visit stunning scenery, limestone caverns, quaint old towns & villages with a wide range of exciting local Peak District attractions.

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