A country pub is not always the first venue that comes to mind but think again! A beautiful quintessential English countryside setting in which to take some amazing photos, combined with atmospheric surroundings, excellent food, a friendly atmosphere, and a comfortable romantic bedroom to sneak off to at the end of a perfect day. And all of this comes at a much reduced cost compared to an extravagant country hotel.
It may sound too good to be true but many Great Country Pubs welcome wedding parties and would be delighted to play a part in creating a day to remember; some even have a license to facilitate the ceremony onsite, too.
Overlooking the beautiful Evenlode Valley in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, The Feathered Nest provides a warm and welcoming retreat in glorious surroundings to celebrate your marriage. Registered for civil wedding ceremonies, all arrangements can be tailor-made to suit requirements budget and guest numbers.
Looking for a unique venue for your reception? Then look no further than the Golden Pheasant in Cambridgeshire. This Georgian manor house makes the perfect backdrop to a marquee erected in the garden to host bespoke wedding receptions – and the Golden Pheasant team really know how to make the magic happen.
At the heart of the Fighting Cocks in Horton Kirby (Kent) is the Riverside Restaurant, which can be hired exclusively for your wedding reception and they even have their own wedding coordinator who will be happy to take care of your needs. The glass conservatory is fully licensed to hold wedding ceremonies and opens out onto picturesque gardens, giving a bright and airy atmosphere by day and by night it’s transformed into a magically romantic scene as you gaze out over the discreetly lit trees towards the river. Chefs will tailor your menu, whether you want a buffet or sit down meal. A lovely additional feature for ceremonies is the beautiful garden gazebo.
Truly beautiful nestled in the historic surroundings of Nether Westcote the Feathered Nest has ale in its blood – its roots having grown from a Cotswold stone malthouse dating from around 1665.
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