Where in Essex can I find a lakeside wedding venue?
When the champagne has stopped flowing, the confetti has been swept away and the bridal dress packed away on top of the wardrobe, couples will look to their photographs to help them remember and relive their magical wedding day. Photographs capture the spirit and the fun of a wedding but they also help to convey the love and romance behind your big day and there’s nothing more romantic than a tranquil, lakeside setting. A wedding reception which gazes out at natural woodland surrounded by a beautiful lake will not only overwhelm your guests but will also provide endless photographic opportunities – one of the most important considerations for a couple when looking for the perfect wedding venue.
Thankfully, if you live in the south of England, you don’t need to transport your whole family to the Lake District for your perfect wedding. Warley Park Golf Club in Brentwood is one of Essex’s best-loved lakeside wedding venues and is drawing dozens of couples every year thanks to its spectacular views and exceptional standards. The venue offers the complete wedding package and has a full licence to hold wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships in its Lakesview room which has floor to ceiling panoramic views of the lakes and golf course. This function room can accommodate up 140 day guests and up to 200 in the evening. Weddings and wedding photography can also take place on the unique Wedding Pier which extends across the lake and makes a stunning setting for a dusk photo shoot.
Why do golf clubs make perfect wedding venues? Most golf clubs are experienced at catering for large groups of people and have all the facilities in place to ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible – with beautiful scenery on top. Catering is all in-house saving you time and effort finding an external supplier and you’ll have the choice of a variety of menus to satisfy your guests’ taste buds and your budget.
Golf clubs spend vast sums of money every year on maintaining the grounds and ensuring the course and any surrounding woodland is picture perfect which helps provide an ideal backdrop for your wedding photos. They can usually accommodate much larger groups of guests than smaller, boutique hotels and offer flexible packages to suit every budget.
One of the biggest considerations for couples planning a summer wedding is whether there is enough outdoor space for guests to mingle and relax if the weather is warm. Golf clubs have extensive outdoor space and most will permit firework displays which can provide an additional treat for your wedding party if your budget allows.
A big advantage to a golf club wedding venue is that the prices are likely to be very reasonable in comparison to a premium lakeside hotel. Most golf clubs will only host one wedding per day which means you don’t have to share the limelight with another bride and you’ll have full exclusive use of the amenities.
Whatever your reasons for choosing a lakeside wedding venue, you’ll not be disappointed when you look back at your photographic memories.
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