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7 Different Types Of Wedding Venues In The North West

These days, not everybody gets married in a church. With other venues rising in popularity, there’s so much choice out there and it can begin to get overwhelming.

Whether you want a historical feel, or something modern, there is something for everyone.

If you’re stuck between venues, or simply want some inspiration, here are 7 types of wedding venues for you to consider…

1. Castle

Magical and magnificent, castles can be a wonderful place to get married. They’ve got that sense of rich history and make for brilliant photographs. With a castle you can combine the traditional wedding with a modern spin and get married outdoors. Lissanoure Castle in Coleraine offer weddings that look out over the water. The brick walls and horses give it a memorable edge.For more information go to: lissanourecastle.com

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2. Stately Home

Stately homes have that classic look that is so beautiful in wedding pictures. If you are going for something timeless and gorgeous, they are a great option to consider. Drenagh Estate in Limavady, Country Derry-Londonderry has a picturesque aesthetic, both inside and out. These venues generally have a variety of spaces for weddings of all sizes and are often experienced at how to create the perfect day.

For more information go to: www.drenagh.com

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3. Registry Office

Relaxed and sweet, a marriage at a registry office is suitable for those who aren’t after a huge all-glitter affair. Instead, the venue keeps the wedding focused on what it’s really about, the two people coming together with their friends and families.

For more information contact your local births, deaths and marriages office.

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4. Town Hall

History isn’t just for castles and stately homes, Derry’s town hall is an old building with a lot of stories to tell. Recently restored, more people are getting married in this town hall than ever before. With this setting and a smaller party, a clerk can personalise a wedding ceremony to make it all about the bride and groom.

For more information go to: www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Museums-and-Heritage/Guildhall

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5. Hotel

Hotels are more than just convenient, they can have mesmerising atmospheres and bring a wedding party together. Tullylagan Country House Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone was named one of Ireland’s top wedding venues in 2014 and 2015 and offers wedding packages to fit your every need. The most obvious benefit it that there’s a place to sleep for you or your guests.

For more information go to: www.tullylaganhotel.com

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6. Theatres

This may sound like a strange one but for a bride and groom looking for an unusual venue to make their wedding day unique, a theatre like Riverside Theatre in Derry-Londonderry promises to make the day truly memorable.

For more information go to: www.riversidetheatre.org.uk

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7. Country Houses

For those looking for an outdoor feel without the risk of torrential rain, a country house offers the best of both worlds. Winter or summer, you can generally get married outdoors or indoors to suit your preference. Derry-Londonderry’s Beech Hill Country House looks astonishing from the outside but is perfectly cosy on the inside.

For more information to go: www.beech-hill.com

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By Jessikah Hope Stenson, Excalibur Press

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