Couples spend more time with families at three-day weddings
Couples getting married this year (2017) are going for weddings lasting a few days to allow them to spend more time with family and close friends.
We're seeing more bookings for longer celebrations - where time spent with loved ones comes before excessive partying.
Newlyweds wishing to spend more time with their families and close friends are going for an extended event. It's getting very popular for couples to want the event to go on for a few days, rather than just focus on one BIG day.
We encourage our wedding guests to stay an extra night or two for a pre-wedding dinner or something quite informal and relaxed. Getting here a day early to relax and finalise organisation we find is always much more relaxing for the bride and groom and their close family. Quality time with close friends and family before the big day seems to be very much the fashion during these busy days, where sharing experiences are vital and when time is short.
Brides often say that it all went so fast they forgot to enjoy it and they get a bit fed-up afterwards because they really wanted some time to just live in the moment. So many couples these days pay for their own weddings and are the host and hostess of the event, so they say it's hard to relax. Lots say it's very much like Christmas when the build is phenomenal and you have to cram too much into one day, so by extending the celebrations everyone gets to enjoy everything more.
We've provided the venue for more than 100 weddings in the past seven years and have a private marquee seating 78 people, or 140 for a buffet, within our own private walled garden.
Being based in Somerset very often our weekend weddings are booked by couples based elsewhere who are travelling to us. Many of the guests may already have arranged to have at least two nights away for the event, so extending the wedding isn't often too much of an issue. But equally for locals, we find many have the Friday off work before the wedding, particularly if there are rehearsals to attend, so if it lasts from Friday to Sunday with more relaxed dining and chatting in the bar it doesn't upset things too much.
The beauty of our set up is that we have 16 rooms, so most of the main wedding party can stay in the hotel together, making it a much more cosy and comfortable family affair with generations mixing together.
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