Weddings are a bit like buses – you wait ages for one, then two come along at once. When there are several weddings amongst your friends and family over a short space of time, it can make it harder for you to find a wedding venue. You might not want to tie the knot at the same venue as your sister or your best friend, for example.
That’s when the words ‘new wedding venue’ should be music to your ears. And, new wedding venues often have great dates available, which might be booked up at other places. Here are two new wedding venues with dates available next summer from Country House Wedding Venues that we think you’ll love…
How about venturing off the beaten track to sunny Suffolk for your big day? Easton Grange is a brand new wedding venue and one of the best kept secrets in weddings. Its barns stand by a wide, sleepy river in quiet, calm surroundings. The whole place has a wonderful sense of peace that will envelop you from the moment you arrive.
There’s a stylish oak-framed barn for ceremonies with a huge arched window and lovely views of the vast Suffolk skyline. The ceremony barn joins on to a 300-year old barn by way of a modern bar lounge that overlooks a stunning landscaped courtyard.
The ancient timber barn backs on to lawns that slope gently to the banks of the river, giving the place an enchanted feel. The barn has been restored with sensitivity to a very high standard. There’s a sense of space and light combined with a homely atmosphere.
In addition to the wedding barns, there’s also The Bakehouse. This adorable cottage is for the honeymoon couple on their wedding night. Just alongside stands the Longhouse. This old farmhouse now boasts the very latest in country chic interiors for its 7 double en-suite bedrooms for family and friends. The gorgeous décor and river views will make you want to stay forever.
Imagine tucking in to breakfast as you look out across the river and fields on the morning after your wedding. You, your family and friends can all sit together in the Longhouse breakfast room to relive the wonderful day before – almost as much fun as the wedding itself!
Bassmead Manor Barns
Set in open fields at the end of a long drive, Bassmead Manor Barns could be miles from anywhere, and yet it’s only 45 minutes from Cambridge and an hour from Northampton. The barn sits inside a medieval moat and have their own gorgeous landscaped gardens; perfect for your drinks reception or a barbeque in the evening.
Ceremony and reception
The 300-year-old ‘Rickety Barn’ is the scene for you civil ceremony. It’s wooden beams gleam in the light from rustic chandeliers. Afterwards, celebrate in the new oak-frame barn next door. Huge windows fill this chic, contemporary barn with natural light. You’ll find a super-stylish bar and lounge as well as a spacious seating area for the wedding meal.
After dark, Bassmead Manor comes alive for your evening party. There’s lots of room for a band, DJ or dancing.
Stay the night
After dancing the night away, you can say goodnight and retire to Dove Cottage just across the courtyard. This cosy retreat is luxuriously furnished and has a free-standing bath and double shower. Guests have Apple Cottage, on the other side of the moat. There are 7 en-suite bedrooms, a breakfast room and lounge. Breakfast is included.
A few from a happy couple
“The staff looked after us so well. The food was amazing and loved by us and all our guests. The venue looked amazing and was the perfect setting for our wedding. Kris and I would very much recommend Bassmead Manor Barns as a perfect venue for a wedding.” Kelly and Kris Dolle
Book a showround
Now is a great time to visit these wedding venues. Summer weather means you can see the outside as well as the inside of the venue in all its glory. And, if you’re quick, you may still be able to reserve a date for next summer!