Our Top 5 Wedding Venue Picks

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1. Ettington Park Hotel

Ettington Park Hotel, set in 40 acres of private grounds in the Warwickshire county is the perfect wedding venue choice for those couples that are country enthusiasts. The breath-taking views and enticing, rural walks truly makes for some romantic moments and beautiful photograph opportunities.

At Ettington Park Hotel they understand the importance of offering a high level of privacy and commitment to ensure the day runs smoothly and is exactly how the couple envisioned. Weddings are normally carried out in either the elegant surroundings of the house itself; the historic Library or the spacious South room. During the summer months, the Orangery located in the gardens or the Bell Tower next to the Normal Chapel are popular choices – both licensed for civil ceremonies.

For a truly personal experience and intimate wedding package; contact Becky or Ollie to find out more 01789 450 123


One of Surrey’s most sought after venues, ‘Nonsuch Mansion’ is a truly beautiful, historic stately home, offering a tranquil and picturesque setting – perfect for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle.
Located in Cheam, this spectacular Georgian house is set within 300 acres of rural grounds and parkland.
Here at Nonsuch Mansion, there are a team of specialised and dedicated wedding planners that will offer professional and helpful advice to ensure couples feel that all their needs and desires for their big day are met.

For more information, contact: 020 8786 7392


Believed to be England’s oldest inhabited Manor, New Hall Hotel & Spa is set within 26 acres of well-kept grounds, with a stunning lily-filled moat in the West Midlands.

When you plan your wedding at New Hall Hotel and Spa, you will have a dedicated team of professional co-coordinators on hand, every step of the way to help build a unique and personal wedding day that you’ll forever cherish.



4. Moor Park Manor

Looking to escape to the country? Moor Park Manor, in Herfordshire is the perfect escape. Set within 300 acres of mature woodland, this 17th century mansion offers an outstanding, tranquil setting – effortlessly making this the perfect spot for the abundance of nature wedding photographs, ready to be taken.

5. The Monastery

This grade II* listed building offers a historic venue choice for your special day. Set in the heart of Manchester, The Monastery offers breath-taking views, with an internal walled garden which makes the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photographs.

At The Monastery, they understand the importance of offering a tailored package to suit your individual requirements to ensure your day is matched to your dream. A handful of professional and dedicated wedding co-coordinators will work with you from start to finish to give you a truly unforgettable wedding experience.

James McLean, Singer-Songwriter


James McLean is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer that creates bespoke, live sets for wedding functions. With over 5 years experience and 350+ weddings behind his belt, James is versatile in his repertoire and plays anything from new releases to classic hits! Of course, if you have specific songs that you would like to be played; James willingly learns new songs, free of additional charges.

James McLean personally works with couples on the lead up to their big day to ensure the genre and style is exactly what they envision. He brings all the necessary equipment to venues, including his top quality P.A system; all that is required is a plug socket!

If you are getting married soon and looking for a talented musician to play on your special day, don’t hesitate to get in touch with James for a personalised quote.

His music is perfect entertainment for the bridal entrance, drinks reception, first dances and wedding breakfast. He is able to travel and has previously worked at weddings across the UK and Europe.

music-and-djs-james-mclean-weddingsJames is a double award nominated songwriter and his songs are played across the world on TV shows such as Made In Chelsea, The Voice, America’s Next Top Model.

Recently, he wrote a song, called ‘Home’ with Andrew Willingle, a producer/ songwriter and it was played in the final scene, in the season finale for the Spanish TV series ‘Bajo Sospecha’


Availability & Prices


Website: http://www.jamesmcleanmusic.com


Email: info@jamesmcleanmusic.com

Tel: 07837 481 861

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“Absolutely Amazing”

Just wanted to send you a quick e mail to thank you for playing at our wedding last week. You were absolutely amazing and a highlight for myself and Chris. You’re extremely talented.

“A huge thank you”

I hope you got home safe and sound… Just wanted to say a huge thanks for making our evening so special everyone commented on how brilliant you were! I couldn’t have wished for anyone better to be part of our special day!! My gran stayed much later than normal so that’s a compliment you in its self!!! You are hugely talented Thanks again


James was the perfect choice for our wedding from the beginning, he was nothing but helpful and accommodating! Nothing was too much trouble for him! His talent is incredible, I can’t believe he hasn’t got a record deal yet. But I’m watching this space! I had so many comments about how superb the music was, it suited everyone as people could dance, but also guests could still talk to one another! He was such a lovely chap, he fitted in as though he was a guest at the party! Cannot recommend him highly enough…to be honest I’m trying to think of another reason I can have a get together just to hear/hire him again! Thanks James you were smashing!James-MCLEAN-LogoH

Boho-styled Wedding Backdrops


With spring fast-approaching, we are getting excited about the prospect of attending lots of outdoor weddings!

It’s important to choose a venue that provides beautiful scenery and backdrops, to ensure you can capture some breath-taking wedding photographs that you can cherish forever.

We have compiled some beautiful, boho-styled outdoor wedding backdrops – all taken from our lovely Pinterest page, ‘Ceremony backdrops’

Take a look at what they’ve found …

  1. Totally in love with this romantic arch, twisted with flowers, set in rural, British countryside. We can’t think of anything better than celebrating a loved ones special day in the peaceful countryside.
    Image taken from our Pinterest page.
    A real statement for a UK wedding and something I'd love to try with our artificial garlands and flowers from www.bloomroomflowers.com

2. A Boho-styled wedding, with blossoming flowers around the rustic wooden stand. This beautiful organic theme can be achieved with ease, and look how stunning it is!
On a dry, warm day, this would make an ideal setting to say, ‘I do’ to your partner.
– Totally insta- pic worthy, what do you think?
Image taken from our Pinterest page.

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3. The lighting in this image is just …!
We are obsessing over the boho-chic wedding style this week. We are loving the beautiful, pastel drapes that give this wooden teepee an instant delicate and glamorous look.
Head over to our Pinterest page for lots more wedding inspiration

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4. Saying, ‘I do’ outside a historic building, under the beautiful arching entrance would be romantic. With the sun gazing down on your wedding guests, this ceremony backdrop would offer some stunning photograph opportunities.
Image taken from our Pinterest page, under ceremony backdrops.

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5. BEST.DAY.EVER – we love this!
Hidden, in the depths of the forest, lay this beautiful ceremony backdrop. How original and daring would it be to have your wedding take place here! Would you say, ‘I do’ in this earthy, natural location?
Head over to our Pinterest page to be inspired even more!


Hope you’ve enjoyed!

Golddustevents – Bespoke Event Co-Ordinator and Planner

thumbnail_tempImageForSaveJust got engaged? Overwhelmed by the prospect of planning your big day? No problem!

Let me introduce Golddustevents, a bespoke event co-ordinator and planner that is based in UK.

With a wealth of experience, you can relax and enjoy your special day without a worry. Rest assured that this company will listen to your specific requirements and cater to your every need.

Golddustevents operates locally, nationally and even internationally, so if you have always dreamt of getting hitched abroad, golddustevents will happily work with you, wherever you decide to tie the knot.


If you´re a couple that feel you would benefit from professional support throughout this very exciting, once in a lifetime experience, please get in touch with Golddustevents now, to avoid booking disappointment.

At the initial consultation, golddustevents will listen carefully to your ideas and wishes for your wedding and any style you have in mind. Golddustevents will then use their experience, contacts, creativity and planning skills to bring all your plans together to create the wedding of your dreams.

It is important to remind you, that couples will be in control at every step of the journey. Golddustevents will tailor all services, consultations and appointments will be made at your convenience, with the best suppliers.

P.S) Choosing golddustevents means you get the best prices from suppliers and you will be able to enjoy the run up to your wedding day without hassle.


Seema at golddustevents attends all necessary meetings to ensure continuity and is in constant contact with suppliers to arrange everything and ensure a smooth running to your big day!

Similarly, Seema will be the ´go-to person´ on the day if you require any assistance. She will make sure the day is as stress-free as possible and will be there to oversee all the arrangements, so you don´t have to.


If you´re a couple that has your heart set on a destination wedding, then Seema at golddustevents can help plan this exciting event. She has contacts all over the world and will work with local suppliers to ensure your every last detail is met.

Getting married abroad is becoming increasingly popular. Bright blue skies, the picturesque, clear ocean with warm, white sand under your feet would offer fantastic photography backgrops, thats for sure! If you´re desperate to get hitched abroad but are a little anxious by the prospect, Seema ensure all the necessary questions are asked and local suppliers are met and timings arranged. Similarly, she will be there throughout the duration of the wedding whether it be a 1 day wedding or an event that lasts 2-7 days.

Client testimonials

“A massive thank you to golddustevents for helping to co-ordinate my wedding to an amazing standard. Your organisation skills were on point and you most certainly pulled through with ease and patience when matters got difficult. Overall, it was a pleasure working with you. If there is anyone that needs a wedding or event co-ordinator, I for sure recommend golddustevents“. Flawlessbysumaiyah 

“Thank you for helping us right through to the last minute! The bride was very happy with her wedding day! There were moments when you were rushed off your feet, but you still made sure everything  ran smoothly – much appreciated. We loved having you around and would recommend your services to others”.

“Thank you for being a great help on my wedding day. You´ve been professional and so helpful from days before the wedding as well as on the big day. I cant thank you enough for all the organising and assistanceon my wedding day, it made a huge difference Alhamdulillah all went great with your help, thank you so much! I can´t recommend you enough, you were brilliant!”

“Just to convey my heartfelt thanks for your immense support and hard work when my daughter got married. I did not worry about a thing as you sorted everything for me, including helping my daughter with her bride outfit to making sure our guests were all looked after. Once again, thank you for ensuring everything went well”

Golddustevents collaborates with lots of wedding companies, including: IStyle_Events. Seema worked with Helen Shakiba to put together this beautiful wedding! Check out her page for lots more inspiration!


For more information, please head over to golddustevents and DM Seema.


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