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Priory House

East Midlands, Priory House Long Bennington Lincolnshire NG23 5ES

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Exotic eccentricities fill this Georgian mansion that you’ll find beyond the golden gates | Priory House is no place for the minimalist couple | Eccentric Wedding venues don’t get much better than this place

Through the golden gates and tall trees you will find the imposing Georgian mansion surrounded by a romantic walled garden. If you are looking for eccentric wedding venues then look at the grand facade which conceals a fascinating interior, filled with light, colour and exotic eccentricities. The little members of the wedding party love to feel extra special sitting in the hand chairs. Bride or groom and bridesmaids and men descend the sweeping purple carpeted staircase from the Versaille and Parisienne, the two ensuite guest rooms where they prepare for the special day. Or you may prefer the silk tented Garden Room for your ceremony.

The Elizabethan “Oriental Brewhouse” is another option for a smaller intimate, alternative wedding. Make your entrance from the minstrel’s gallery! No need to spend your precious budget on styling this venue, they already have the cascading gold curtains, crystal chandeliers, antique gold furniture and huge mirrors. And lots more – this is no place for minimalists. Guests always wander awestruck through the rooms, amazed by the unusual collections of artefacts. It is often compared is like a museum. Musicians particularly enjoy the Music Room and like to try some of the instruments. The reception in the Italian Pergola opening from the Garden Room is your opportunity to design the day. You can make it as individual as you want, reflecting your own personalities and taste. You are welcome to visit as often as you need to the week before, The Brewhouse can be your home from home, make tea, have lunch and even stay for 3 nights of your choice. An original 1950’s army tent can be erected in the garden between the apple trees for a buffet or bar. You can add lanterns and festoon lights to your hearts content.

 

 

What else?

The Princess Royal Room | This room was named after a reception there during Princess Anne’s the visit to the Carole Lee Design workshop nearby. She is president of the Clothing Export Council. There is a regular guest, Prince Charles’s secretary and last summer, prior to his appointment as an ambassador in the middle east, he got married here. They were the chosen venue for a theatrical wedding of a TV journalist and producer who were fascinated by the Indian Raj connections so apparent in the house that they even wrote a spoof invitation from Sir Francis Younghusband on their invitations. He lived here in the 1900’s and set a Ganesha in the stone portico. An eccentric venue indeed!

Real Weddings

Life Line Photography | Eclectic DIY Wedding

Say What?

” Thank you for not only allowing us to share your amazing home but allowing us to feel like it was ours on our wedding day. Priory House is the most tremendous back drop for the best day of our lives and our guests loved it because it is different and fun and exotic and encapsulates various aspects of our personality as a couple and individuals.
You’ve been so generous in allowing us to be creative and try out ideas. Walking down the aisle into a shimmering golden conservatory brimming with colour, beauty, life, family, friends and new husband took my breath away. It really was our dream venue. Thank you and keep in touch” Becky and Colin. July 2015
We have been thinking of you and Priory House often. What a wonderful day we had, thank you for opening your house to our family and friends, we all had a magical time. And thank you for the lovely Ganesha necklace, I love it and wear it a lot. It really is very special. We do hope we can keep in touch, Priory House has become a very special place for us, Much love,Sophie and Simon. September 2015

Where?

Priory House, Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, NG23 5ES

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