According to UK Weddings, approximately 278,599 nuptials take place every year in Britain – with 41,273 happening in South East England, including at award-winning destinations Salomons Estate and One Warwick Park, both part of Elite Leisure Collection in Tunbridge Wells.
Each year, over 100 ceremonies take place across the boutique four-star hotel and grand 36-acre estate where the wedding team is headed up by Fiona Owens.
Fiona said: “May to September is the most popular time of year for weddings – the weather, blossoming flowers and beautiful themes are just some of the reasons why our couples choose to get married in spring and summer.”
Fiona adds that although both venues can provide the most luxurious of weddings thanks to their opulent surroundings, tailored packages, and excellent array of suppliers, Salomons Estate and One Warwick Park also cater to smaller, more intimate affairs and for budget-conscious couples, there’s even a special discount on offer for last-minute celebrations.
Brand new for 2023, newlyweds-to-be can enjoy an all-inclusive summer BBQ package at Salomons Estate which costs just £4,400. The offer is based on a minimum of 50 guests and includes a dedicated wedding coordinator, room hire, welcome drinks, and a delicious summer BBQ menu. Table décor such as crockery, glassware, and linen are also provided alongside bacon rolls for the evening and a complimentary overnight stay.
The package is available Monday to Wednesday throughout 2023, or couples can head into town and tie the knot at One Warwick Park, where they will also save on last-minute nuptials.
Just a stone’s throw from The Pantiles, the luxury hotel has halved the price of mid-week venue hire for 2023. Instead of £1,650, it will cost £795 to get married in The Function Room Monday to Thursday.
The space can accommodate parties of up to 180 and has a stunning adjoining bar area. Its vaulted double-height ceilings, 15-foot windows, exposed brickwork, and gleaming white walls provide the perfect blank canvas for style-forward weddings, allowing couples to completely tailor the décor.