November 06, 2019

11 Reasons Why Weekend Long Weddings are Best

11 Reasons Why Weekend Long Weddings are Best
Use all the bedrooms!

Why not make a weekend of it?

From the very beginning (yes really,back in 1794 Berkeley Guise built the existing dining room here in order to use the court as a proper party pad!) Elmore has been home to celebrations – parties full of glitz and glamour, Christmases with all the local children, occasions for family and friends to come together and fill the rooms with love and laughter.
There's so much fun to be had here, a single day just doesn’t seem long enough does it?

That's why we adore weekend long weddings; We love it when you and your guests can really settle in and make Elmore your home for a few days, and it’s a great way for two families to come together and really get to know each other before they become one.

11 Reasons Two Days is Better than One

Need more excuses to extend your stay? OK, Here's 11 other added bonuses that you'll get with a longer stay...

1) Pamper time

Staying in The Coach house the night before your wedding day means you wake up seconds away from your ceremony and you get to enjoy some relaxing treatments from Cotswold spa, take some proper you time to pamper and fully prepare.

The Coach House by Laura Powe

2) Bridal yoga

Jay from the yoga glow is on hand for some seriously stress reducing wedding yoga which will have you floating in to your wedding day on a cloud of joy.

Wedding yoga

3) Retreat

Spoil your guests to not one but two nights in our beautiful accommodation. A lovely bonus for guests who have traveled from far afield to recharge 

Weekend wedding venues

4) Enjoy the grounds

During the summer months make use of the grounds the day before with outdoor furniture, relaxing spaces and fun and gamesfor the kids to enjoy. In winter wrap up warm and have a brisk walk through the beautiful countryside or a bonfire in the fire pit.

Wedding eve by Rob Tarren

5) More time for More food.

Enjoy the delights of our delicious preferred suppliers such as mouth watering pizza from the monkey himself, Or have our chefs whip up some Street Food Elmore style.

Pizza monkey by Rob tarren

6) Pre-wedding dinner party.

Why not indulge in an intimate 'night before' dinner party – invite your closest to a lavish and magical meal on the eve of your wedding in the drawing room

Rebel & Rose dinner party

7 ) Nightcaps in the Drawing Room;

You get not one but two evenings to snuggle by the fire and sip a nightcap before you retire to the comfort of your rooms 

8) Choose both master suites!

You could choose to stay in the smoking room the night before your wedding and the master suite on the night of... Wake up the morning of your wedding in the big house itself ready to start the all important getting ready prep. No moving from one space to another – and we will even bring you breakfast in your room, so there’s no chance of you bumping into one another and not a pinch of bad luck in site.

Master suite at Elmore

9) Be a step ahead.

It’s hard to let go of the wedding baby you have been nurturing and organising for all those months, and sometimes we notice couples can't totally relax until they've seen the ‘finished result’- if you're here the day before your wedding date, it's often possible to set The Gillyflower up ready for the day itself ahead of time, so you can oversee those finishing touches and soak it all up for a whole day before you party in it. 

Gillyflower set up by Allister Freeman

10) Self catering.

Make yourself properly at home and get the guests kitchen stocked up for all to use. This lovely ‘hub’ really gets used over longer stays – keep it stocked with snacks to fuel guests over the duration of the wedding. You can also use the space to prep and serve dinner the night before if you want to properly settle in and host your own dinner party.

Self catering wedding kitchen

11) Breakfast in bed!

A scrummy continental and cooked breakfast.. not once, but twice!

If you're looking for a two day weekend wedding feel on a week day budget, we also have a wonderful 'Long Thursday' option which gives you the whole house and all 16 bedrooms from 3pm on Wednesday until Friday morning. 
You're free to choose us to prepare you a dinner party on the Wednesday, any other caterer you fancy, or use the house kitchen and cook yourselves- it's flexible! Talk to Team E for more info on that.


How will you be using your two days? 


Lots of love,
Team E x

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