Has anyone had/ is having their wedding at a venue (castle/estate house) where the ceremony can only be after the place has closed to the public? I'm looking at a few, and it seems to limit what you can do, as it's generally after 5pm, especially restricting photos if the wedding is in the winter months. Any tips, ideas, experiences welcome.
I think unless your willing to higher out the whole building, I don’t think it will change. But maybe look around at the unpopular one but still beautiful
Twilight/night time weddings would be GORGEOUS in winter. Lots of fairy lights, candles stunning!
I guess the best option is looking at place that don't open to the public, places like Rowton Castle... or there are estates that only open to the public on certain days of the week x
I'm getting married at Netley Hall Estate. The only thing that is open to public is their cottages, but they have put them on reserve for us for our guests to book into. It's such a gorgeous place!
Do you feel that the day would be rather rushed, if you can only have the ceremony from 5pm? Some of the venues are stunning - like Warwick Castle, but in the back of my mind you're paying all that money for only half a day...
I'm getting married at Leeds Castle and its the same deal (ceremony starts at 4pm) however its worth the money for us as we had our first date there
Yes victoria museum and gallery tbh this is perfect for us as it allows me.toncontrol.my diabetes and anxiety allow.more chilled timw to get ready ot known as a twilight wedding
We are getting married in a local church and then heading to a lakeside kitchen and bar for the reception. Its a cafe during the day and will open to our reception guests between 5 and 6pm. We have decided to get married at 3.30pm in the afternoon in October so it’s still light enough to have pictures at the church. The venue is a 40 minute drive from the church so it’ll be twilight time for pictures at the venue and then we have lots of twinkling lights and candles for a the rest of the evening. We can’t wait and purposely picked that time of year. 👰🏽🤵🏼
I’m getting married at Kent Life. Wedding is at 2.00pm and it’s open to the public until 5pm. The actual chapel and reception area is roped off, but we can be seen by all the visitors.
In the States is called the candlelight wedding! They're probably the most popular, so don't look at it is only getting half a day look at it as a really beautiful venue. Plus if you're a girl that likes a bling you can really up that and the candles really make that twinkle. I'm wondering if anybody is getting good deals because the venue should be desperate for weddings because all the ones I've heard at for local venues are closed. It might be a good time to use your bargaining skills girls!