3 of My Favourite Wedding Venues....
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Weddings are a big part of my work, and probably the favourite part of my work, but thee are plenty things to think about besides booking a magician (I wish it weren't so but that's the world we live in). This is the first in a recurring series or articles covering some of the more quirky and delightful venues you could choose. I hope it helps.


Weetwood Hall - Leeds

Weetwood Hall is a modern hotel and venue combined with a wealth of historical setting with the oldest part of the hotel, the Jacobean Room, dating back to 1540. It makes a good place if you are planning on all your wedding needs being taken by one venue as they are licenced for weddings in the Jacobean Room, followed by photographs and drinks receptions in the Jacobean lobby then onto one of their many dining rooms and functions rooms for your wedding reception.

They have a range of wedding packages from Ruby through to Diamond to cover a variety of budgets making a point of using locally sourced ingredients for your wedding breakfast.

Weetwood Hall is situated on the Leeds Ring Road and more details are here:

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings - Bromsgrove

Want to get married in a historic building? How about in 20 historic buildings? Avoncroft is a museum of historic buildings from around Worcestershire and the West Midlands which have been rescued from destruction and painstakingly transported to the 19 acre site just outside Bromsgrove.

On your day they can offer you your ceremony in the New Guesten Hall featuring modern facilities under the Grade II listed 14th Century roof. You can also have a religious blessing in the restored Mission Church (although the church itself is not licenced for a wedding).

While the Guesten Hall is switched around for your evening reception you and your guests can enjoy 19 acres of history and beauty.... and don't forget, and I don't say this lightly, your photographs will be incredible when you look at the setting.

They even have a rideable miniature railway, the National Telephone Kiosk Collection (yes you are reading that right) and I've even seen weddings take place during the annual jousting tournament (see Whimsical Wonderland Weddings).

You can find more about Avoncroft Museum here.


The Old Deanery - Ripon

The Old Deanery is a 17th Century former residence of the Dean of Ripon Cathedral and is situated just opposite the cathedral. They can provide you your own wedding co-ordinator to get rid of some of that building stress and oh my god the food.... seriously, if you're not going to get married here go for the food. Their 1625 restaurant is incredible doing historical recipes in the modern day.

Weddings at the Old Deanery are not cheap (my fiancee and I looked but it was outside budget) but the service from the staff and the setting itself did leave me thinking that although it was outside my budget, it was value for money.

You can find more about the Old Deanery here

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