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Wedding venues with the wow-factor!

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Wow Factor Venues – Cley Windmill

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Cley Windmill, Norfolk

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Why not blow your guests away with a truly memorable wedding in a unique windmill?

At Cley Windmill on the stunning North Norfolk coast, you can hold your civil ceremony in the circular sitting room overlooking beautiful swaying reeds by the waterside, before heading up to the circular balcony for an amazing photo opportunity. With a capacity of up to 20 people, it’s a cool and quirky choice for an intimate wedding.

Licence for ceremony: yes Capacity for ceremony: 20
Capacity for receptions: 20Wedding prices for 2010 start from: £625

Photo: Duncan Kerridge

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Wow Factor Venues – Fox And Hounds Country Hotel

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The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel, North Devon

This charming country hotel has recently been awarded a licence to hold open-air ceremonies in its gorgeous grounds. Say your ‘I dos’ surrounded by the natural beauty of Eggesford Forest, before sitting down to a delicious wedding breakfast (the hotel has scooped an AA Rosette for the quality of its restaurant food). With wedding packages starting from just £1000, this venue offers great value for money too.

Licence for ceremony? Yes Capacity for ceremony? up to 130 Capacity for receptions? up to 250Wedding prices for 2010 start from: £1000 packages

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Wow Factor Venues – Holdsworth House

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Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant, Halifax

Originally built in 1633, Holdsworth has played host to many glamorous weddings, parties and celebrity guests over the years (The Beatles stayed here in 1964 on John Lennon’s birthday!). Make it the setting for your big day and be wowed by its enchanting secluded gardens, elegant oak-panelled rooms, open fires and award- winning food. The venue can cater for both small, intimate celebrations and grand, lavish affairs, and an exclusive-use option can be arranged for complete flexibility.

Licence for ceremony? YesCapacity for ceremony? up to 120Capacity for receptions? up to 120Wedding prices for 2010 start from: £4694.12

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Wow Factor Venues – The Olde Bell Coaching Inn

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The Olde Bell Coaching Inn, Berkshire

Located in the picturesque Berkshire hamlet of Hurley, just 45 minutes from central London, The Olde Bell has a rustic and elegant feel, with interiors designed by style guru Ilse Crawford and beautiful surrounding gardens. The inn’s flexible layout means it can cater for both intimate weddings or more upscale events. Opposite the main building is the 16th century timber-framed Tithe Barn, which can seat up to 120 and is licensed for civil ceremonies, while the adjacent Malt House is a charming Victorian building with five reception rooms, 14 bedrooms (including five suites) and a private garden.

Licence for ceremony? Yes Capacity for ceremony? up to 120 Capacity for receptions? up to 200 Wedding prices for 2010 start from: £12,000

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Wow Factor Venues – Carluccios

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Carluccio’s Private Dining, London

If you fancy something a bit different to the traditional wedding breakfast, why not enjoy authentic Italian food and wine at the flagship Carluccio’s in Covent Garden? The private dining room on the first floor has its own bar and dedicated team, giving your reception privacy in relaxed, contemporary surroundings, and food is freshly prepared on the premises. For more information, call 020 7836 0990 to discuss your specific requirements.

Licence for ceremony? No Capacity for ceremony? N/A Capacity for receptions? up to 36 comfortably seated or 60 for a standing cocktail party Prices for 2010 start from: £30 per person for three-course menus or £16.80 per person for Italian canapés and sharing platters

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Wow Factor Venues – Stoke Place

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Stoke Place, Bucks

If you’re looking for laid-back luxury, Stoke Place could be the venue for you. Set within 26 acres of landscaped gardens in Buckinghamshire, this lovingly restored 17th-century mansion features seven stylish function rooms, which can seat from 14 to 200 guests. The property also has 30 bedrooms, including 12 sophisticated suites – and if you need a spot of pre- or post-wedding pampering, you can take advantage of the in-room spa services. Bliss!

Licence for ceremony? Yes Capacity for ceremony? up to 200 Capacity for receptions? up to 400 for exclusive hire Wedding prices for 2010 start from: £6,000 for the Howard Vyse room and £10,000 for the ballroom

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Wow Factor Venues – The Hop Farm

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The Hop Farm, Kent

As the largest collection of Victorian oast houses in the world, The Hop Farm makes an unusual and spectacular setting for your big day. Tie the knot indoors or outside under the pretty garden gazebo (available Apr-Sep), before celebrating your reception in one of the charming function rooms. Choose from the cosy interconnecting oast roundels (which can be booked either individually or together), the oak-beamed Whites banqueting suite, or the Dray Museum for larger receptions.

Licence for ceremony? Yes Capacity for ceremony? up to 150 in Whites (the main wedding suite)/250 in the Dray Museum Capacity for receptions? up to 150 in Whites/250 in the Dray Museum Wedding prices for 2010 start from: £55 per person (midweek)

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Wow Factor Venues – The Waldorf Hilton

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The Waldorf Hilton, London

Located in the heart of London’s West End, the famous Palm Court at The Waldorf Hilton is a stunning venue for weddings and receptions. Protected by The English Heritage and restored by Hilton to its 1908 Edwardian glory, it was used as the ballroom in the 1953 movie Titanic, and the historic clock, original lanterns and sconces are guaranteed to add a sense of grandeur to your special day.

Licence for ceremony? Yes Capacity for ceremony? 150 Capacity for receptions? 150 Wedding package prices for 2010 start from: £100 per person including vat (subject to minimum numbers)

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