Getting Married - Wedding Venue Buckinghamshire England
|Buckinghamshire||Getting Married - Wedding Venue|
Wednesday 21st November 2018
tel:- +44 1753 534 790
fax:- +44 1753 560 209
web address:- www.stokeplace.co.uk
Stoke Place :-
Venue type - Hotel
Venue type - Stately Home
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 2
Function room names and capacities:
Ballroom - 200 people for a sit down meal and 400 people for an evening reception
Howard Vyse - 80 people for a sit down meal and 150 people for an evening reception
Guests rooms available: 29
Honeymoon suite available: Yes
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Toastmaster Available - Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes we have large grounds with a beautiful lake.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes we have lots of quirky little rooms for indoor pictures.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Not needed as there are plenty of places for photographs on site.
Venue special features: Stoke Place Hotel is only thirty minutes away from the bustle of London and yet enjoys all the benefits of a rural English landscape. The three storey 'William and Mary' style house was built as a family home in 1690 by Patrick Lamb. Later, east and west wings were added to the building creating a substantial and impressive country house and the infamous talents of Capability Brown turned the surrounding grounds into a quintessential rural idyll.
Venue History: The charms of Stoke Place weren't lost on Sir George Howard, equerry to Queen Charlotte, who bought the estate in 1764. His descendents called Stoke Place home for another 200 years. Then, the tenacity of the house's next owner, Richard William Vyse, ensured that the house and its grounds, in all their perfect glory, were protected from 'marauders and vagabonds'. The large red brick wall he constructed encircling the house and grounds is now a well-loved feature of the estate. You'll find that within its parameter Stoke Place still retains all those attributes that have caused generations to fall in love with it.
WHY IT BECAME "BAD LUCK" FOR THE GROOM TO SEE BRIDE BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Until relatively recently, brides were considered the property of their father. Their futures and husbands were arranged without their consent. The marriage of an unattractive woman was often arranged with a prospective groom from another town without either of them having ever seen their prospective spouse. In more than one instance, when the groom saw his future wife, usually dressed in white, for the first time on the day of the wedding, he changed his mind and left the bride at the altar. To prevent this from happening, it became "bad luck" for the groom to see the bride on the day of the wedding prior to the ceremony.
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