If you’ve popped the Leap Year question (or still planning to) and are looking for amazing wedding venues, romantic honeymoon hideaways, or just dreamy beauty spots to stroll hand in hand in, the team at www.eatsleepliveherefordshire.co.uk has some great regional inspiration.
Feel like royalty with a spectacular wedding at majestic Berrington Hall or have the medieval theatre of Hampton Court Castle, both near Leominster. Let Herefordshire’s historic country houses play their part in your wedding history, like wonderful Burton Court at Eardisland, and typically English Broadfield Court with its vineyard and gardens in Bodenham.
We also love the expanse of Brinsop Court’s 800 acres that surround the beautiful country house property.
For more intimate celebrations, the chic City surroundings of Castle House’s Georgian grandeur fit the bill, The Greenman’s atmospheric black and white interiors blend beautifully with their contemporary style of décor and fittings in Fownhope’s village, and Wilton Court Hotel brings you Elizabethan charm in abundance from its waterside banks in Ross-on-Wye.
Why not end your nuptuals in one of TeamESL’s favourite phrases; a ‘minimoon’, that’s a mini honeymoon (also perfect if you’re celebrating an anniversary). You don’t have to go far to feel like you’re on holiday in our lush county, and to experience something different.
Many of the afore-mentioned venues also have rooms and bridal suites, or decamp to a rural hideaway like Buzzard House at Dilwyn that disguises its London pazazz under a country bushel as well as a cordon bleu chef for a host. Snuggle up in the delightful garden rooms at The Steppes at Lugwardine with a great pub nearby, and we even hear that babies have been made at magical Wickton Court, not far from Hampton Court Castle.
Of course, there’s also the pre-wedding guys and gals get-together to hold. How about a golf day at one of Herefordshire’s great courses like Burghill Valley Golf Club just outside the City; tear around the countryside on an outdoor activity day with Oakerwood Leisure (there’s camping and glamping too), or how about a creative workshop like felting or silk screen printing on Pearl Taylor’s Kinnersley farm with duckshedfelt.co.uk
If the wedding planning has become a little too much and you love the outdoors, Herefordshire and the Wye Valley offer the most spectacular viewpoints and locations for a picture perfect stroll or even just a sweet picnic for two.
Gaze calmly over an iconic River Wye view such as the one from Symonds Yat, or the panoramic sight across Herefordshire’s horizon from the top of Queenswood at Dinmore near Leominster.
How about a secluded picnic amongst the butterflies in Haugh Woods, or whispering sweet nothings on a love seat in the county’s stunning gardens such as Croft Castle near Leominster, the Brockhampton Estate near Bromyard and The Weir Garden’s riverside deck chairs at Swainshill.
For more ideas on how to eat, sleep and love Herefordshire, look on www.eatsleepliveherefordshire.co.uk …it’s the county with romance on every corner.