tel:- +44 1603 218 300
fax:- +44 1603 766 032
web address:- www.cathedral.org.uk
Norwich Cathedral :-
Venue type - Restaurant
Venue type - Church
Venue type - Historic Building
Number of function rooms available for weddings: Weddings are held in the Cathedral but there are usage restrictions. Function room names and capacities: Wedd receptions can be held in the Refectory Restaurant & Coffee Shop (capacity 100 seated banquet style)
Local accommodation: Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, Norwich
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: The Cathedral cloister offers a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs. We also have 44 acres of picturesque private grounds. Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography...: The Cathedral cloister. Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography...: Pulls Ferry by the river Wensum.
Venue special features:
award-winning 21st century facilities
a stunning 11th century setting
44 acres of picturesque private grounds in a city centre location
close to parking, rail station and hotels
Venue History: Bishop Herbert de Losinga laid the foundation stone for Norwich Cathedral in 1096. The building was consecrated in 1101 and it served as a Benedictine priory until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538. Today the original Norman ground plan is virtually intact, despite devastating gales, fires, riots and wars over the centuries, and the importance of the Cathedral chiefly rests on the scale of the original Romanesque building and the completeness of its survival.
Other information: The Cathedral has the largest surviving monastic cloister in England, built between 1297 and 1430, and boasts England's second tallest spire.
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.
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