Why a Cheltenham wedding should be at the top of your list

Your wedding truly should be the best and most fabulous day of your life – every couple wants to plan the perfect day and revel their fairy-tale wedding. One of the most important factors in any wedding planning is deciding on a location. You want to choose somewhere that is accessible for all your guests and will offer stunning scenery to provide the perfect backdrop for all of your intimate and lavish wedding photographs.

With this in mind, here are the top reasons why Cheltenham should be at the top of your wedding location list!

Stunning natural beauty

Cheltenham is a truly gorgeous town in Gloucestershire, perfectly nestled within the famous Cotswolds that is best known for its natural beauty and stunning landscapes steeped with history. The Cotswolds was declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the stunning rolling countryside will take your breath away (much like your significant other on your wedding day!). What’s more, the charming traditional villages and towns are considered some of the prettiest in the world which all adds to the quintessential British countryside scenery. The Cotswolds were once home to William Shakespeare, why not create some theatre and a love story of your own with a wedding here in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Here at Manor By The Lake, our luxury manor house venue offers magical exclusive use weddings that can easily cater from small, intimate weddings to lavish celebrations of up to 500 guests. Manor By The Lake offers an elegant Victorian manor house, several acres of gorgeous grounds and gardens, and an award-winning team on hand to tend to your every need and give you the wedding day of your dreams. With the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous and personal wedding photos, as well as being a fairy-tale setting for your wedding, we look forward to celebrating your special day with you.

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Florian Photography

Perfect backdrop for wedding photos

The stunning natural scenery of Cheltenham and The Cotswolds provides the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. Your guests are sure to be impressed by the incredibly attractive views and your photographer can capture this amazing scenery so you can enjoy the beautiful memories throughout your lifetime of happiness. Whether you’re having a vintage themed wedding or a glitzy glamorous affair, The Cotswolds provides the perfect romantic setting for any wedding. With so many beautiful locations to choose from as your backdrop, you’re sure to create the perfect picture to immortalise the big day for you and your partner.

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Holly Derrick Photography

Easily accessible from everywhere in the UK

Cheltenham benefits from being centrally located in the UK, meaning it’s easily accessible from pretty much everywhere in the country. The area is also well connected with most of the UK’s major road systems and motorways running near the area. Choosing a convenient location is extremely important when planning a wedding. Selecting a central location makes attending your wedding far easier for your guests regardless of where they live in the UK, and thus reduces the risk of guests running later etc.

Fun and exciting attractions

Cheltenham and the Cotswolds offers an endless choice of fun and exciting activities. According to The Culture Trip you can find medieval castles, magnificent abbeys, crocodile zoos, husky sledging (yes, really!) and plenty of other things to keep guests of all ages entertained. Some guests may also take the opportunity to explore the stunning countryside and stay a few extra nights to go hiking, walking, or cycling on the many pristine trails nearby.

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Plenty of accommodation choices

The Cotswolds is home to some of the higher quality boutique and chain hotels in Britain, but it’s also full of pretty rental cottages, guesthouses, and traditional pubs with rooms. This means that your guests will be spoilt for choice when looking at accommodation choices for your wedding and there will be something to suit both the luxury and budget conscious guest.

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Final thought

Your wedding should be a truly magical day and every couple wants to plan their dream wedding. Cheltenham offers the idyllic wedding location where you and your guests can admire the stunning natural beauty and picturesque scenery. There are many beautiful venues to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect wedding venue to host your special day.


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