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Choosing your Leicestershire wedding venue


Choosing your Leicestershire wedding venue

There are several beautiful wedding venues in Leicestershire to choose from. No matter what you’re looking for, there are plenty of options for your special evening. We are pleased to highlight three of our favourite venues around Leicester which The Souljers have played at many times.

Kilworth House

The Kilworth House Hotel is a lovely country house, built at the end of the 19th century. There are three venues to accommodate both small, intimate gatherings and larger parties. The Shakespeare Room holds 20 guests and is the perfect setting for a cosy ceremony and reception. The Library Restaurant has a domed ceiling and chandeliers and can accommodate 40 guests. Finally, The Orangery is an awe-inspiring room with natural light and wonderful views of the countryside. The room holds 130 people and is the perfect place to bring an outdoor wedding inside.

In Kilworth's beautiful orangery

In Kilworth's beautiful orangery

Kilworth House has lists of wedding suppliers for any special needs the couple may have. Each room at Kilworth is unique. Although there is no dedicated bridal suite, the couple can choose from a wide array of luxurious rooms.

Sketchley Grange

The Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa offers many options for wedding accommodation. They have four rooms that are perfect for civil ceremonies. These range from the intimate garden pagoda, which holds 18 guests inside, to the opulent and open Bradgate Suite, which seats 300 guests.

Asian weddings are a specialty of the Sketchley Grange. Their caterers are experts in preparing Asian cuisine from many cultures, or your caterer is welcome to use the hotel’s facilities.

They also offer complimentary accommodation for the bride and groom. The Sketchley Grange offers a number of different dining packages for both breakfast and evening buffets. The hotel offers different suite options for guests, and the attached spa can provide a welcome treat to both the happy couple and wedding guests.

Hothorpe Hall

Hothorpe Hall’s history dates back to nearly 900 AD. This beautiful and scenic venue offers stunning settings for wedding photos, no matter what time of year.

Hothorpe Hall has wedding packages to suit any couple’s needs. The winter wedding package takes advantage of the splendour of the snow-covered grounds for photos and the cosy interior for the ceremony. The intimate wedding package is designed for couples who don’t need the entire venue to themselves and can accommodate parties of 30 to 60 guests. The platinum package features exclusive use of the venue, and the twilight package is suitable for evening weddings that use the venue after an earlier party has left the hall. Accommodation includes a bridal suite and rooms for guests. The hotel offers both a breakfast wedding menu and an evening buffet menu to keep your guests happy.

All of these choices are wonderful venues in which to hold a wedding and they come highly recommended by us! Each of them has a unique history and charm that will leave long-lasting memories and provide the perfect start to a life of bliss.  



Bespoke Weddings, Shottle Hall and Free Weddings!!

Adam is one of very few wedding entertainers that take the majority of their bookings directly, only allowing a handful of selected parties to even offer him on their roster (we're fussy about who we work with you see!) When Rebecca at Bespoke Weddings (a wedding planning company based in Derby) asked if we would mind her recommending Adam to her brides, this was an entirely different prospect!

As a wedding planner that looks after lots of brides each year, Rebecca wanted to offer Adam's shows to each and every one of them... So how could we refuse?!

Win A Wedding? No Really!

To kick start the relationship, Bespoke Weddings ran a competition for one lucky bride and groom to win their wedding for free - yes for free! - including Adam's solo show! Wowzers!! (The wedding will take place in August 2012 so watch this space for news and photos!)

As Rebecca works closely with the management team at the very beautiful Shottle Hall in Derbyshire, we are really excited about the quality and quantity of weddings that we'll be performing for... It's always nice to be booked by recommendation and we really can't wait to get started now :)

Here is a great review on Shottle Hall by Kelly at Boho Weddings along with some wonderful shots of the lovely Shottle Hall in full bloom!