I recently had the pleasure of visiting Stubbings Estate in the gorgeous Berkshire countryside and just had to write about this little hidden gem of a venue. As you are probably already aware I am a completely independent Wedding Planner so am not bound to any suppliers or venues and never take commission but when something is good it’s nice to share!
Stubbings Estate is fairly new as a wedding venue hosting only a handful of exclusive use weddings over the past few years but due to increased interest in the grounds by hopeful engaged couples they have decided to allow a limited number of weddings every year. Not only will you have exclusive use but the venue is currently offering a 40% discount on the hire fee for 2016 weddings!
The Estate spans over 80 acres of lush green countryside and offers the most beautiful setting for a marquee reception. The house itself is not open for weddings and they do not currently have a licence for civil ceremonies but you get the grandeur and beauty of the Grade II listed Victorian manor house as the most stunning backdrop whilst sipping Champagne with your guests.
I have to admit that there was something special about walking through the little gate at the side of the house to be met with the views of the Berkshire countryside as far as the eye can see. The long driveway is lined with trees and leads to the house so your guests don’t see your beautiful reception until they walk through the little gateway which really heightens the anticipation of your guests and definitely adds to the wow factor.
As a wedding planner marquee receptions are one of my favourites because they offer you a blank canvas to design and decorate how you wish, giving you the flexibility to completely personalise your special day. My biggest tip for those of you just starting your venue search is to have an open mind and really take the time to look around different venues to see what style feels rights for you.
If you would like to discuss your wedding plans or are thinking of having a marquee reception please do not hesitate to get in touch www.yourplanningangel.co.uk I plan beautiful weddings throughout, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and the surrounding Home Counties.