Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

50 best wedding venues

Stapleford Park
This 'elegant and relaxed' country house hotel caters for most requests, from civil ceremonies in its Orangery, or private rooms, to blessings in the estate's church. For Charlie Brear, 'the historic house and stunning grounds offer a truly special location for a wedding'. Round off the celebrations with a reception in the Grand Hall, she advises.
Where Stapleford, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF (01572 787000;

Forget the royal wedding and Westminster Abbey. From romantic woodland retreats to chic city hotels, Rhiannon Batten presents the top spots to tie the knot

The panel:

Andrew Shanahan is editor of ‘Staggered’, the men’s wedding website (;

Belinda Hanks is editor of wedding planning website Confetti (;

Charlie Burton is director of the Natural Wedding Company (;

Fiona Kerr edits ‘Brides’ magazine’s annual “100 Top Venues Guide” (;

Charlie Brear runs the Vintage Wedding Dress Company ( www.thevintageweddingdresscompany. com).

Prices vary according to your requirments, please contact venues for further information.

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