Buckinghamshire has an enormous amount to offer the newly-engaged couple. We thought it’d be worth spending some time singing the county’s praises, and so let’s run through a few reasons you might elect to get hitched in this neck of the woods.
Ease of Access
For your wedding to be a success, you’ll want your favourite people to be there to witness it. It’s no good exchanging vows in the middle of a remote wilderness, no matter how awe-inspiring the scenery might be!
If your guests are all based in London, then they’ll have an easy time accessing Buckinghamshire by road – just take the M40 northbound and you’ll be there in next to no time! Guests based in the Midlands, Wales and the North-West can easily reach this part of the country via the same motorway. Travelling here by train is similarly straightforward – and given that Heathrow Airport is just a few miles south-east of the county’s southernmost point, it’s a fantastic choice for international travellers, too.
While it’s just a few dozen miles from central London, Buckinghamshire boasts plenty of green and pleasant things to look at. There are densely-packed forests, rolling hillsides, and, during summer, the weather is glorious.
Among the most notable natural features are the Chilterns, a chalk escarpment which runs through several counties. These hills are a fantastic place to spend an entire weekend – or even longer, meaning that guests coming from miles around have an excuse to extend their stay. The Chilterns are also the perfect backdrop against which to enjoy a wedding breakfast.
Given that Buckinghamshire has such a great deal of natural beauty to offer, it should probably come as no surprise that so many aristocrats have chosen to build their stately homes in this part of the country. There’s the Chenies Manor house, which dates from the 15th century and was once to home of the Earl of Bedford; there’s the Ascott, where the Rothschild banking family made their home; and there’s Chicheley Hall, a sprawling manor built in the 18th century by Sir John Chester.
Several of these stunning venues are available to hire, either whole or in part, for weddings. But there are also a range of converted barns, hotels and golf clubs, many of which make fantastic venues. If you’d like an overview of what’s available, take a look at our roundup of the area’s wedding venues.
As well as having fantastic buildings and scenery to enjoy, Buckinghamshire is full of excellent entertainment that’ll keep everyone enthralled throughout the reception. Of course, this is an area where we’re slightly biased – being one of the county’s foremost providers of photo booths. If you’re planning a wedding in Buckinghamshire, therefore, be sure to get in touch!