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Arley Hall :-
Historic splendour and magical gardens are not the only reason Arley Hall is one of the finest venues in Cheshire for civil marriage ceremonies and wedding receptions. The main attraction is that the Hall is exclusively yours for your special day!
Bridal parties are invited to arrive in the morning to oversee the final preparations and to relax in the private bridal suite. Civil marriage ceremonies tend to take place either in the Drawing Room (100 capacity) or the Front Hall (80), with the bride making a dramatic entrance down the main staircase. Once the vows are exchanged, the library offers intimate place and a magnificent backdrop for the signing of the register.
On a fine day, guests can enjoy a champagne reception in the gardens and the bride and groom can be photographed against the backdrop of the herbaceous border, Ilex avenue and walled garden. Alternatively, the four principal rooms in the house offer a series of charming backdrops and each contribute to the ambiance of the reception.
The wedding breakfast tends to take place in the oak panelled Gallery (100 capacity), and then after dinner, guests are invited to the Tudor Barn (125 capacity) for the evening dance party.
Rice has been used as a symbol of fertility and as a wish for a "full pantry" in various parts of the world from ancient to modern times. In the past, rice was not the only thing thrown at the bride and groom as the left the wedding. Wheat, instead of rice, was thrown in France, figs and dates were thrown in Northern Africa, and a combination of coins, dried fruit, and candy was thrown in Italy. In some European countries eggs are thrown!Rice is not harmful to the birds that eat it, but an article in California professing this to be the case, has caused birdseed to replace rice at most weddings. Flower petals, confetti, baubles, and balloons are often used today instead of rice.