Today I want to share some amazing Wedding Venues that have literary ties and are perfect for the couple that love literature and poetry.
Rolling English hills and breathtaking countryside views have inspired pages of romantic fiction over the years.
Literature greats such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and William Wordsworth all hail from Great British soil and many of their celebrated homes and gardens are available to book for a truly unique wedding venue.
Fancy saying your vows within the walls that Thomas Gray once put pen to paper?
Here’s a selection of wedding venues which have influenced these acclaimed writers, some of which have even played a part in their captivating tales.
Burnham Beeches Hotel, Buckinghamshire
Standing handsomely within its own ten acres of private gardens and parklands, Burnham Beeches is steeped in history.
Originally built in 1727 as a hunting lodge for the Royal family, the building has since played host to a number of famous faces, perhaps the most notable of which being English poet, Thomas Gray.
After visiting his uncle at the property in 1737, Gray was inspired to write his famous poem, ‘Elegy in a Country Churchyard’.
The enchanting Georgian hideaway is the perfect setting for a wedding, with its stunning white facade, AA Rosette Restaurant and 10 elegant banqueting rooms.
From the splendour of the Georgian Suite to the cosy fireplace and the ambience of the Burnham Suite to the 2AA Rosette Awarded Gray’s Restaurant and al fresco lawns and terraces, they offer a distinctive range of settings for your ceremony and reception.
Wordsworth House & Gardens, Cumbria
What could be more magical than getting married in the very birthplace of the father of English Romanticism?
Wordsworth House & Gardens owes its name to William Wordsworth, an English poet who, with the publication of Lyrical Ballads, could be seen as founder of romantic movement and the romantic age of English Literature.
Nestled deep in the rugged fell mountains of the Lake District, this Georgian property offers an idyllic setting for a fairytale wedding.
Take advantage of wonderful wedding photo opportunities by posing in the glorious walled garden or upon Wordsworth’s famous terrace.
The House is available to hire for civil and naming ceremonies, renewal of vows and other special occasions, and they have a range of packages to choose from.
Ceremonies seating up to 40 guests can take place in the dining room where the Wordsworths used to dine, the upstairs drawing room or in front of the fire in the atmospheric Georgian kitchen.
Couples and their guests can enjoy Champagne and canapés indoors or out, and for smaller parties, a light lunch or cream tea can be offered.
A Hotel is nearby for a formal Wedding reception ~ Wedding Information
Chawton House Library, Hampshire
Chawton House Library is a grand Elizabethan country house in Hampshire regularly hosted one of the most widely read writers in English literature, Jane Austen.
The house is situated in this beautiful English country village, with spectacular parkland grazed by sheep, cattle and majestic shire horses.
The tranquil and picturesque setting and its unique historical and literary links, make Chawton House the perfect venue for a very special Wedding day.
With spectacular parkland views, the venue earned the title of ‘Great House’ in many of Austen’s letters to her peers, having once been owned by her brother, Edward.
Fast forward to the present day, the building now offers a one-of-a-kind wedding experience where guests can dine in the Oak room, dance in the Great Hall or stroll across the South Lawn with their very own Mr Darcy or Miss Bennet.
There are three rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, space for intimate receptions in the house for up to 100 for a drinks reception or 60 for a seated meal.
Only five marquee weddings a year are held at Chawton House which ensures that it is a truly exclusive location ~Wedding Information
Charles Dickens House, Portsmouth
Wedding venues don’t come more extraordinary than the birthplace of one of the world’s most famous authors, Charles Dickens.
This charming house is located in an unspoilt Georgian Street, complete with cobbled stones and Regency lampposts.
Full of character but a most intimate venue, the birthplace holds up to 16 guests and is perfect for that exclusive, first-class event.
Couples will have private use of the whole venue, including the garden, for two hours.
Wedding ceremonies take place in the Exhibition Room and there is also the option for Champagne and canapés afterwards ~ Wedding Information.
For lovers of the written word, and those whose passion is for literature and poetry as well as each other these wedding Venues are perfection.