3 Wedding Venue Ideas for 2016


Images (top to bottom) One Marylebone and One Mayfair Churches, Achnagarin Castle, The Gerkin.

While the proportion of married adults reached an historic low in the UK in 2011, this figure has begun to creep up again over the course of the last two years. This came to a head in 2015, when 51% of Britons over the age of 16 were found to have tied to knot and married men and women once again became a majority. This is excellent news for the sanctity of marriage in the UK, while it is also likely to inspire the next generation of adults as they continue to imagine their future and lifestyle choices.

3 of the UK's best and most Beautiful Wedding Destinations

If marriage is something which you consider to be a pivotal part of your near-term future, there are several elements that you may want to plan in advance. Take the venue, for example, as many of the most coveted locations in the UK are booked well in advance and often have waiting lists stretching over two years. With this in mind, here three of our picks for the most popular and beautiful venues in the UK: -

One Marylebone and One Mayfair Churches in London
While lavish venues are often independently owned and different to access, there are some that can be booked through management and events firms. Take the prestigious One Marylebone and One Mayfair venues in London, for example, which are Grade I listed, de-consecrated churches that are owned by One Events and capable of deliver a stunning back-drop for your big day. If you love the hustle and bustle of London but want a traditional wedding, these venues should feature high on your list of options.

Achnagairn Castle in Inverness
Inverness is one of the most picturesque locations in the UK, while the glorious Achnagairn Castle offers a true fairy-tale setting for those with a traditional view of marriage. There is even a vaulted ballroom in which you can host the ceremony, while those of you with a big enough budget can also hire out the whole castle for total freedom and privacy. With more than 60, 5-start guest bedrooms and a stunning bridal suite, Achnagairn Castle is also one of the most luxurious wedding venues in the whole of Great Britain.

St. Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London 
For those of you with more contemporary tastes, the St. Mary Axe in London represents the ideal wedding venue. Better known as The Gherkin, the location offers wedding services atop one of London's tallest and most famous skyscrapers, offering views of the stunning city skyline. You can also book out the top two floors for you and your guests, while the novelty value is sure to provide a highlight for everyone involved.

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