Emma and James were looking for a stunning venue that could provide everything they needed on their wedding day and found the perfect location in Woburn Abbey. With a choice of three delightful settings within the estate, the couple opted to hold their celebrations in The Sculpture Gallery and while the private gardens and peaceful lake provided a picturesque backdrop.
“Having visited multiple venues, we set on The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey as it offered the total package,” explains Emma. “A great setting, an incredible in-house catering team and accommodation just a few steps away.”
Styling the venue
With such a beautiful setting full of marble pillars and intricate statues, Emma and James were keen to let the impressive décor centre stage. They dressed their tables and chairs white linen and soft grey sashes. White flowers, plenty of greenery and towering candelabras added a romantic and grand feel to the room.
“Our florist helped us find the perfect combination of neutral colours and minimal style and the team at Woburn Abbey, with her guidance, made the venue look incredible!” says Emma.
Dressed to impress
Emma looked breathtaking on the day, with a custom-made dress inspired by fashion house, Balmain. It suited the grandeur of the venue perfectly, especially when combined with a full-length veil. James and his groomsmen looked the part too with bespoke Gieves and Hawkes in blue with a check pattern. The groom completed his look with a purple tie and stylish black leather shoes.
An unforgettable day
Emma and James tied the knot in their local church in front of all their friends and family before arriving at Woburn Abbey by Rolls Royce. After making the most of the exquisite backdrop and idyllic grounds for their photos, the couple and their guests entered The Sculpture Gallery and dined on a feast of a wedding breakfast.
“We had duck bonbons with a mango drizzle to start, followed by chicken stuffed with red peppers for the main and a hot chocolate fondant for dessert. The food and service were both fantastic!” says Emma.
The couple then danced the night away before retiring to the characterful hotel on the estate.
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To find out more about this magnificent wedding venue in Bedfordshire, visit the Woburn Abbey listing page.