From weddings in their onsite church to civil ceremonies in the 13th century Domus, a drinks reception in the car museum next to F1 and Bond cars, to stunning photo opportunities in the Abbey ruins, Beaulieu is a real gem of a location for weddings and really does have something for everyone.
Beaulieu Abbey Church, once the Choir Monks’ Refectory, is one of the two surviving buildings of the original 13th century Abbey. Today, the Abbey Church is Beaulieu’s Parish Church where regular services are held. It retains a number of its original monastic features and is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies.
Following on from your ceremony you can leave the church through the stunning cloisters before enjoying your sumptuous wedding breakfast in the adjacent 13th century Domus. The catering team at Leith’s have a fabulous menu that changes with the season and will tempt your taste buds.
Evening Drinks Reception in The National Motor Museum
After your wedding breakfast why not enjoy an early evening drinks reception in the world-famous National Motor Museum among 250 vehicles from every motoring era.
Exclusive Weddings in Palace House
Formerly the 13th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and pathways overlooking the Beaulieu River. This charming house, kept in the style of its later Victorian additions, has been in the Montagu family’s ownership since 1538. The House provides a beautiful setting for smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 60 people.
Wedding Open Day – Sunday 11th March 2012 – 11.00am – 4.00pm
Beaulieu invite you to join them for a relaxed and informal open day in The Domus. Meet the Leith’s team, who will be on hand to show you the setting and service which Beaulieu and Leith’s can offer you for your wedding. You will get chance to sample some Beaulieu Bubbly and Canapés, whilst stood next to the cosy warmth of the log fire. The Domus will be set up as if for a real reception so that you can get a taste of how it would look on your special day.
I visited Beaulieu with my dad last year, we are both big motorsport fans and thoroughly enjoyed the museum. After drooling over the cars we wandered around the grounds and fell in love with the Abbey grounds and Domus building – both stating that it would be a wonderful place for a wedding, later as we drove away from the venue we saw that it was closed that very evening for a wedding!
If you are looking for a venue that has elegance, style and something a little different then you must visit Beaulieu – plus imagine the brownie points you will get from your groom for having your drinks reception next to a Bond car!
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