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We absolutely love weddings - there's nothing better than having your family and friends together all in one place to celebrate your special day. Our historic inns and hotels are perfectly suited to wedding and civil partnership celebrations, full of character and charm to make a unique day truly unforgettable.
Planning your wedding should be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. Whether you intend to have a big wedding or civil partnership, or a simple quiet service, we'll help you find the ideal location, and ensure that your day goes just the way you want it to. Many of our hotels have wedding licences - so you will be able to arrange your wedding service there as well. And if you or your guests need overnight accommodation, booking is simplicity itself. For more information or to arrange a visit to one of our Old English Inns.
WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!