Real Wedding | Kate & Tom | Calke Abbey | UK Wedding Blog

May 20th, 2018|

Kate & Tom | Richard Gardner Photography Kate & Tom had their wedding reception at Calke Abbey’s Riding School. It was a day filled with many laughs from this fun-loving couple – the pictures speak for themselves! The photos were captured beautifully by Richard Gardner. Take a peek… […]

Real Wedding | Anna & Sebastien | Calke Abbey | UK Wedding Blog

May 13th, 2018|

Anna & Sebastien’s wedding was a bohemian dream; everything from the floral arrangements, to Anna’s beautiful dress, to the inspiring decor. The day was captured beautifully by the super talented Greg Milner, and we simply couldn’t wait to share these photos with you. […]

Kara & Chris’s Calke Abbey Wedding | Real Weddings | UK Wedding Blog

May 6th, 2018|

We can hardly believe it’s May already, which means that wedding season is officially upon us! As we begin to host new weddings and see happy couples tie the knot, we’ll have lots more Real Wedding content for you to sink your teeth in to. But don’t worry, we still have a couple of weddings from 2017 that we’ve been dying to share with you all. Starting this week with Kara & Chris’s gorgeous wedding at Calke Abbey’s Riding School, captured by Martin Cheung Photography. […]

BLOGGING BRIDE | Our Wedding Breakfast | Annie & Dean | UK Wedding Blog

April 23rd, 2018|

So we have the ring, the venue, the dress but what was next on the list? FOOD! The women may talk about the dress and the men about just how funny the best man’s speech really was, but the food is the one thing that is ALWAYS discussed at length by all who attend. So many people have offered advice over the past couple of years and most of them have said the one thing they would do different and not cut corners on was the food. Dean and I are big foodies and love a good hearty meal. […]

Charlotte & Thom’s Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

December 19th, 2017|

Calke Abbey | Charlotte & Thom | Humpston and Bull Photography Charlotte and Thom were married at a Church in Breedon-On-The-Hill, before continuing their celebrations with us here at Calke Abbey. The Riding School was the perfect backdrop to their chic and elegant decor, and provided lovely scenery for photographs. These stunning images were captured by the super talented Humpston & Bull Photography. […]

Jess and Samuel’s Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

December 12th, 2017|

Jess & Samuel | Calke Abbey | D&A Photography When we first caught sight of Jess and Samuel’s wedding photographs, we knew that there were so many amazing shots we had to share with you. D&A Photography captured the day wonderfully. Jess and Samuel were married in a church before continuing their celebrations with us in The Riding School, where  guests were greeted to champagne and canapes from the lovely caterers at Black Peppermint. The decor kept a natural, minimalistic theme, with gorgeous calligraphy signs on perspex and lots of greenery complementing the rustic vibe of the Riding School. […]

Kirsty and Ryan’s Hardwick Hall Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

December 6th, 2017|

Hardwick Hall | Kirsty & Ryan | Samuel Docker Photography This week, we’re bringing you this stunning wedding from Kirsty and Ryan. They had their wedding ceremony with us here at Hardwick Hall, which was filled with bright and colourful decor – including Kirsty’s bright blue hair! It was the perfect juxtaposition against the traditional venue. Photography by Samuel Docker. […]

Scott & Hollie’s Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

November 28th, 2017|

C A L K E   A B B E Y | Scott & Hollie | Rosie Kelly Photography Scott & Hollie were married on 16th September 2017 at St Andrews Church, Skegby, prior to hosting their reception at Calke Abbey’s Riding School. Rosie Kelly was on hand throughout the day to capture some incredible photos which we couldn’t wait to share with you. […]

REVIEW: The Luxurious Wedding Show at Hardwick Hall | UK Wedding Blog

October 24th, 2017|

We take a closer look at The Luxurious Wedding Show at Hardwick Hall… Last weekend, it was Hardwick Hall’s turn to host our Luxurious Wedding Show, and it definitely did not disappoint. Even the slight drizzle of October rain didn’t put guests off as they gathered to catch a glimpse of some serious wedding inspiration. […]

Wedding Themes: Yes or No? | UK Wedding Blog

October 18th, 2017|

Carina & Zeyad’s wedding had lots of rustic bohemian charm, which complemented the Riding School at Calke Abbey perfectly! Image by Dale Weeks Photography. Theme weddings are like Marmite; some people love them, some people hate them. It is such a broad topic that a wedding can range from being ‘vintage’ themed, with classy and glamorous decor, or ‘pastel’ themed, like you saw in Tom & Andrea’s wedding last week, to Disney themed; which is right at the other end of the ‘theme wedding’ scale. […]

The Calke Abbey Wedding Show – Round-up | UK Wedding Blog

September 27th, 2017|

Last weekend, we hosted our first wedding show of the Autumn at Calke Abbey, and it was a great success! The Riding School was filled with industry suppliers from photographers, to venue styling, to entertainment and catering – it really was every Bride-to-be’s dream! […]

Carina & Zeyad’s Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

September 9th, 2017|

Back in May we had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Carina and Zeyad at Calke Abbey. Upon initially meeting the Bride and Groom, we could see that they were two creative souls who had visions of a classy yet bohemian-inspired wedding day. With the bride’s flair for styling and the groom’s technical knowledge, the pair crafted most of their wedding decor themselves, calling upon help from their family and friends to get involved with the most intricate details that made their day so special. This included growing the flowers in their garden, to the gorgeous letter lights, and even the table linen. […]

Dates For Your Diary | UK Wedding Blog

August 29th, 2017|

Calling all brides! Are you newly engaged or planning a wedding? Then make sure you save the dates for our upcoming wedding show’s, hosted in our stunning venues across the East Midlands. We understand that planning a wedding can be an overwhelming feat – and maybe all wedding-planning brides are guilty of scrolling through Pinterest a little too much – that’s where we come in! A wedding fair is a great place to begin your wedding planning, with everything under one roof from entertainment, to caterers and florists, you’ll be ticking things off your ‘to do’ list before you can say ‘I do’! […]

Part 2 : Majestic. Magnificent. Magical. Wedding inspiration at Hardwick Hall

August 17th, 2017|

If you read PART 1 of our photoshoot at Hardwick Hall last month, you’ll know what a wonderfully diverse wedding venue it can be, and with the help of Every Occasion Marquees and some fantastic styling from Peaktipis, we created a magical, majestic setting. […]

A relaxed & intimate Clumber Park Wedding with heaps of heart, soul & fun!

August 11th, 2017|

Today we’re swooning over Laura and Jim’s botanical love affair which took place within the gorgeous setting of the Glasshouse here at Clumber Park. Witnessed by their immediate loved ones, and the odd tropical looking butterfly wanting to get in the action, Laura and Jim said ‘I Do’ with the idea of keeping their day simple, creative, relaxed, intimate with heaps of heart, soul and fun! […]

Reasons to love Hardwick Hall

July 12th, 2017|

WEDDINGS AT HARDWICK HALL // Hardwick Hall has been described as the finest and most spectacular Elizabethan ‘Palace’ in the country and we feel very lucky to exclusively manage weddings at this truly special venue. Dramatically situated on its own hillside (and built for a queen in waiting), it has played an integral part in British history and the Hall is jam-packed with unique and priceless treasures that are internationally renowned and can be found nowhere else. Our couples and their guests will are  awestruck by its magnificent and totally unique atmosphere, here are just a few reasons why we love Hardwick Hall. […]