January 4, 2017
Perfect wedding locations vary couple to couple and the best place for a couple to start their new life together may be a place that's rich in history. Historic locations are becoming increasingly popular perfect wedding locations because of their charm, their character and the wealth of attractions for the wedding party to enjoy. When you pick an historic area, it's easy to coordinate an impressive wedding site, picturesque accommodations and first-class dining.
For example, an increasingly popular perfect wedding location is Somerset, England. Somerset is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west. Besides being rich in history, the area offers a wealth of beautiful and dramatic locations to be married in, whether you desire a Victorian themed wedding, an English country manor wedding, a Steampunk or Unique themed wedding or just love the rich heritage found in such locations.
Perfect Wedding Locations Include Historic Manor Homes in Somerset
One of the most stunning locations for a wedding is the historic Brympton d'Evercy Estate. Brympton d'Evercy is a manor house near Yeovil in the county of Somerset, England. It has been described as the most beautiful house in England, and is rich with history. The Mansion is listed as Grade I and the 33 acre gardens listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England. It is a unique, interesting and malleable venue which can host a variety of evening, week day or weekend events for any number of people. With both stylish open plan areas featuring elegant furniture, and stunning lighting ideal for evening receptions and dinners as well as intimate spaces like our Library Bar & Morning Room which are interconnecting with the feel of a gentleman’s club; you can host both large and small events in an atmosphere of comfort and elegance. Brympton d'Evercy Gardens & Grounds allow you to explore parkland, encompassing a romantic walled garden, an orchard, a Japanese garden, marquee lawn, a tennis court and a cricket pitch!
Perfect Wedding Locations Include Stunning Points of Interest
- Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture, including at Bath Abbey, noted for its fan-vaulting, tower and large stained-glass windows. The museum at the site of the original Roman-era Baths includes The Great Bath, statues and a temple. The Holburne Museum contains antique porcelain and sculpture, plus paintings by J.M.W. Turner and local resident Thomas Gainsborough. The Jane Austen Centre is a permanent exhibition celebrating the famous writer.
- Glastonbury is a small town situated 23 miles south of Bristol. Evidence from timber trackways such as the Sweet Track show that the town has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Glastonbury Lake Village was an Iron Age village and Sharpham Park dates to the Bronze Age. Glastonbury Abbey dominated the town for 700 years and is one of the most important abbeys in England, it was the site of Edmund Ironside's coronation as King of England in 1016. The Church of St John the Baptist dates from the 15th century.
- Taunton has over 1,000 years of religious and military history, including a monastery dating back to the 10th century and Taunton Castle, which has origins in the Anglo Saxon period and was later the site of a priory. The Normans then built a stone structured castle, which belonged to the Bishops of Winchester. Central Taunton is part of the annual West Country Carnival circuit. It hosts the Taunton flower show, which has been held in Vivary Park since 1866.
- Minehead is a coastal town that lies on the south bank of the Bristol Channel.There is evidence of human occupation in the area since the Bronze and Iron Ages. There was a small port at Minehead by 1380, which grew into a major trading centre during the medieval period.
- Bridgwater is a market town that lies along both sides of the River Parrett, 10 miles from its mouth, and has been a major port and trading centre and maintains a large industrial base. It is linked to Taunton by the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Historically, the town had a politically radical tendency. The Battle of Sedgemoor, where the Monmouth Rebellion was finally crushed in 1685, was fought nearby. Notable buildings include the Church of St Mary and the house in Blake Street, largely restored, which was the birthplace of Admiral Blake in 1598, and is now the Blake Museum. The town has an arts centre and plays host to the annual Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival.
If your search of perfect wedding locations has brought you to the breathtaking Somerset England, you will find this location rich in history, romance, castles and English culture dating back to the Iron and Bronze ages. Guests can travel to Stonehenge, discover the oldest timber trackway in northern Europe, Sweet Track, which was built in 3806 or explore on of the many castles, including Nunney Castle, Dunster Castle or Farleigh Hungerford Castle just to name a few.You and your guests will never lack in points of interest to be discovered in Somerset, which makes it among the world’s top perfect wedding locations!