Wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes with something to please everyone. Are you an eco warrier, a nature lover, boatie, historian, or do you prefer the more traditional with a touch of glamour? When the prospective bridegroom proposes does he expect the unexpected?

If you are looking for a great name The Three Daggers has to be on your list. A gorgeous country inn snuggled in the chalk hills of the Salisbury Plain, providing luxury accommodation with a spa and more alongside. You can even tie the knot in the old micro brewery!

For boat lovers, The Boat Shed at Portchester offers a diy wedding option with buoys and oars creating the nautical backdrop. Intrepid brides can also opt to arrive by boat (weather permitting).

Roman-tics can exchange vows beside the torch lit steaming waters of the Great Bath and party afterwards in the elegant Pump Room at the Roman Baths in the historic city of Bath.

Outdoor weddings are becoming more and more popular despite our unpredictable climate and there are a lot of venues to choose from. For a truly rural theme Church Farm in Kington Langley provides meadowland with a marquee for the reception, plus camping for guest accommodation (if needed).

At Wasing Woodland and Secret Garden near Reading, you can immerse yourselves in the forest. While Sheepdrove Organic Farm’s wedding is set in a sunny tree lined courtyard and aromatic herb garden with flint amphitheatre and thyme clock. A gypsy caravan and tractor are also available on request.  Secret Garden Weddings at The Larmer Tree near Salisbury hold ceremonies in their beautiful 11-acre gardens, also providing a unique collection of ornate buildings from the Singing Theatre to the Roman Temple.

At Pennard House in Shepton Mallett there are tipis in the garden with a croquet lawn and freshwater lake for a quick dip.

Many couples opt for a marquee wedding and these range from basic to ultimate luxury, with tipis and yurts becoming very popular recently.

If I can mention the dreaded “C” word, Dome Tents may have the very answer, with special transparent domes to shield the households during the reception.

Weddings have got very exciting!

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