Last month the UK celebrated the two-year anniversary of same-sex marriage in the UK, after the law came into force on 13 March 2013; by October 2015, some 15,000 gay couples had said their ‘I do’s’ in the country.
But where would you choose to tie the knot? Fresh from winning ‘Best Sporting Venue’ award at the recent UK Wedding Awards, Buckinghamshire’s stunning Stoke Park, might just be an option.
Here, we look at five reasons why this gorgeous stately manor might just be the wedding destination of your dreams…
1 Over 200 years old (it was built in 1789), Stoke Park’s Palladian Mansion is truly one of the most romantic settings for a marriage ceremony, civil partnership or wedding reception in the country. Not only does it make a picture perfect setting but as one of Britain’s leading 5 AA Red Star Hotel, Spa and Country Clubs it offers undeniable luxury and world-class friendly service for your special day.
2 The happy couple works closely with Stoke Park’s Wedding Coordinator, Michele Connolly and award-winning Executive Chef, Chris Wheeler, to ensure preparations for the big day run flawlessly.
3 Movie star glamour is evidently present within the grounds of their enchanting estate. The Bridal Suite was used as the iconic romantic mini-break destination in the 2001 film ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’, the 1908 Championship golf course featured prominently in the 1964 James Bond film ‘Goldfinger’ and the Mansion made a star appearance in Daniel Craig’s ‘Layer Cake’.
4 Stoke Park’s Bridal Suite, the Pennsylvania Suite, was also voted ‘the most Romantic hotel room in the UK’ by the Sunday Times Magazine.
5 As previously mentioned, Stoke Park were awarded the ‘ Best Sporting Venue’ award at 2016’s UK Wedding Awards as well as receiving recent accolades such as the Independent’s ‘ Top 12 Luxury Hotels in the UK’ and The Sunday Times’s ‘ Ultimate 100 Best British Hotels 2015’.
For more information, visit stokepark.com.