Some say there is NO better place than the Great British Countryside. And the Brides & Grooms who choose the Cotswolds as the location for their BIG DAY certainly wouldn’t disagree. With stunning venues, breathtaking views & some of the Wedding industries best suppliers, its no wonder the Cotswolds is host to thousands of Weddings a year!
From countless Manor Houses to Woodland Yurts, a Cotswold Wedding starts as a countryside-canvas of possibilities & ends with the most memorable, personal day a couple could imagine. Being central in the UK & just an hour from London, this summer has seen the Cotswolds as popular as ever; and here at Ross & Ross, we’ve seen people from far & wide fall in love with our beautiful region!
It’s no secret that the Cotswolds is brimming with stately homes, rambling manor houses & sprawling country estates which, over recent years, have been transformed into stunning Wedding locations. The height of our season saw 100 Dutch guests welcomed to Cornwell Manor http://www.cornwellmanor.com for a truly magical weekend celebration. A ‘Hunter & the Hunted’ theme saw guests banqueting in the candlelit woods on our Sharing Platters of tender meat & seasonal salads. A recent article in SoGlos Weddings saw Elmore Court (a breathtaking venue in Gloucestershire!) http://www.elmorecourt.com/#/0 predict that Theatrical Themes would be a huge Wedding Trend for 2015/16. And with such dramatic landscapes & characteristic houses as back-drops to Cotswold celebrations, we think the coming wedding season will be as creative, imaginative & BUSY as ever!
But it isn’t just visitors that choose the Cotswolds as their Wedding Destination. Couples who were born & raised in the Shires are returning to their roots to host their big day! In an effort to celebrate all that’s local & seasonal, we created a Picnic-Themed Wedding Breakfast this summer; the baskets brimming with Cotswold Charcuterie (http://www.thecotswoldcurer.co.uk), Seasonal Salads & local Artisan Breads! The Cotswolds is surrounded with such incredible food producers & suppliers and as we see an increase in the awareness of where our food comes from, Brides & Grooms seem determined to put this at the forefront of their catering & celebrate the bounty of the region with their menus.
The accessibility, versatility & charisma of the Cotswolds is only just the start of why couples are flocking here to tie the knot. Whether it’s a grand celebration or a more rustic affair, the Cotswolds is the ideal destination for your day…