Upton Country Park
tel:- 01202 262748
fax:- 01202 262749
web address:- www.uptoncountrypark.org
Upton House :-
Upton House is a Grade II listed building situated in the beautiful gardens of Upton Country Park, in more than 100 acres of woodland, parkland and shoreline. The house is available for public or private hire, hosting many different types of events and activities Set in a rural location, Upton House is perfect venue to hold your wedding ceremony.
Top hats are thrown into the air by the groom and bestmen.
The ceremony is performed by the Registrar and lasts approximately 15 minutes. Further information is available on arranging Civil Ceremonies by contacting the Borough of Poole's Registrar.
The fee for hire of a room is £385.00 which includes some floral decorations and background music if required. After the ceremony, photographs can be taken on our beautiful sweeping staircase or outside in the grounds of the park.
Ceremonies are usually held in the Drawing Room, which can accommodate up to 70 guests if desired. Wedding ceremonies can take place at Upton House on Friday and Saturday between 11.00am and 3.00pm (last ceremony at 3pm).
Upton House is now taking bookings for wedding receptions. Please see details below for available options.
Recommended by Photographer:- Christopher Grist
GARTER AND BRIDAL BOUQUET TOSS
In parts of Europe during the 14th contrary, having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck. Guests would literally destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items.In order to avoid this problem, it became customary in the 14th century for the bride to toss her garter to the men. Sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter. With that change the bride started to toss the bridal bouquet to the unwed girls of marriageable age. Tradition says that whoever catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry. She keeps the bouquet to ensure this destiny.