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Nowadays, more and more people want a wedding that people will remember, which could mean anything from doing a synchronised first dance that goes viral on social media, or arriving at the wedding on a tractor.

One of the most effective ways to make sure that your wedding gets talked about for years to come is to pick a unique wedding venue — especially if it showcases your personality, and matches your chosen wedding theme.

Luckily, for those of you getting married in Britain, there are plenty of incredible places to get married that will ensure that your wedding is one for the ages.

 

7 British wedding venues that will really wow your guests

1. The Matara Centre, Gloucestershire

How many wedding venues have a Hilarium? Or a fabulously high domed window you can fill with paper lanterns to create the most colourful, contemporary yet whimsical wedding styling?

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If somebody could just randomly invite me to a wedding at The Matara Centre I would be so very happy! This place though… the water, the flowers, the atmosphere always looks sensational. Gorgeous bride Catherine looks amazing in her Victoria Jane gown (bought from Krystle Brides), which she wears with a satin edged veil and pearl accessories and Jonni is a very handsome groom in his 3 piece Ted Baker suit. Images are by fabulous Cotswolds wedding photographer Martin Dabek.

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Our venue was unique and amazing so didn’t need much styling. We kept it simple and tried to personalise it with our theme of music and lots of candles. Another amazing friend, Alex, from Burnt Orange Events made and provided some giant light up LOVE letters which were an great focal piece in the courtyard.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

https://martindabek.com/

Martin had done some photos at a friend’s wedding and came highly recommended. When we went to see him he made us feel at complete ease and seemed genuinely excited to be able to photograph our wedding.

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We’ve featured a lovely selection of Matara Centre weddings on the English Wedding Blog over the years – it’s a fabulous and characterful venue which somehow makes for the most unique and vibrant wedding celebrations every single time. Today’s gorgeous bride and groom are Lily and Philip, who married in the summer. They were wed at St. John the Baptist church in Tetbury, and celebrated into the evening at the Matara Centre (which Lily’s grandfather owns!) It’s fabulous – you’ll love this! (Don’t miss the stunning floral decorations on the cake!)

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Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.dalestephensphotography.com

Dale was recomended to us. We couldn’t have asked for anything more from our photographer. Before the wedding he organised a free engagement shoot, so he could get to know us. We were a little nervous about this as it is not something that either of us would usually do, but Dale made us both feel so at ease. The photos were also perfect which made us feel a lot more calm abut the day itself.

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If you love colour and are searching for styling ideas for your wedding which are a little more interesting than most, today’s gorgeous wedding is perfect! The multicoloured hanging lanterns are spellbinding – alongside Alison’s ribbon decorations and pretty DIY touches, they make for a fabulous theme and colour palette!

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“Our wedding was exactly what we wanted. Styling was colourful but simple. I love tulips so was set on these as my flowers. I pinned a lot of rustic type things but decided to put my own spin on things with colourful ribbon instead of twine and string.

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Matara is beautiful and the hilarium is an amazing space to decorate. We decided on paper lanterns to hang along the aisle and in the dome and I didn’t want chair covers as chairs were lovely so we decided to hang ribbon on the backs to make it more interesting. The hilarium also has a gorgeous wall of fairy lights!

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Dilini and William’s wedding in the Cotswolds is gorgeous: and I love it because it’s wonderfully personal to them as a couple. Dilini’s Sri Lankan background was a big part of the day, and they even had a wedding cake brought over from Sri Lanka especially!

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Dilini told me, “The best thing we did was to pick a venue that was willing to make it as personal as possible for us. We loved The Matara Centre as we both felt it fitted with both of our backgrounds and personalities well.”

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Images are by Wiltshire-based Kevin Belson Photography. Find out more here:

http://kevinbelson.com
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http://twitter.com/KevinBelson

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The English Wedding Blog Interview: William & Dilini

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://kevinbelson.com

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I should reintroduce English Wedding blog venue reviews as it’s been a little while since the last one. If you’re new to the blog (hello!) I ask wedding photographers to review wedding venues they know. It’s a great way to get an expert opinion of a wedding venue and its facilities, charm and atmosphere.

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Matara wedding venue review by Howard Wedding Photography

Today, Patricia from Howard Wedding Photography shares her wedding venue review of Matara in Gloucestershire.

Photographs of Matara

All photographs by www.HowardWeddingPhotography.co.uk

Howard Wedding Photography: Matara Venue Review

Matara is a unique and stunning wedding venue set within 28 acres of parkland in the South Cotswolds. Offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere, couples are encouraged to express themselves in their own unique way on their wedding day.

“Many brides and grooms who choose Matara are looking for something different that reflects their personal values and it is designed in such a special manner that it mirrors its foundations in nature and the value of continual exploration and creativity. With bamboo flooring, fragrant courtyard areas and original pieces of art, to the multitude of windows spreading natural light throughout the building, Matara is an unforgettable place.