Bijou Weddings, the only wedding venue specialist to privately own five stunning and historic properties available for exclusive use, is delighted to announce a beautiful, enhanced marquee is now available during the Summer months at Silchester House (situated on the Berkshire/Hampshire borders) for the perfect outdoor celebrations.
Bijou Weddings have been delivering exclusive weddings for over a decade at their privately owned estates, which include the magnificent Botleys Mansion (nr. Chertsey), Cain Manor (nr. Farnham), Notley Abbey (nr. Thame), Silchester House (nr. Reading) and the Château du Bijou (Ardèche, France). Not hotels but ‘dream homes for the day’, these historic and character-rich wedding venues are enhanced by luxurious accommodation, impeccable service and management, and 5 star+ cuisine of the highest order.
Bijou Weddings are highly regarded as innovators within the wedding industry and hence have introduced this magnificent new marquee at Silchester House for the 2012 season. The new Bijou marquee is a flexible space that adds an extra dimension to every wedding and allows all guests to celebrate inside with the refreshing atmosphere of the outdoors. It connects seamlessly with the main house and offers a unique ‘carte blanche’ environment so that décor, table configurations and evening entertainment arrangements can be bespoke and unique to each couple.
Silchester House on the Hampshire/Berkshire border is a grand, yet welcoming country manor house, which can be used exclusively for 24 hours. Dating from the 17th century and extended during the Arts & Crafts era, the house exudes English country charm. Silchester House holds a rare license for civil ceremonies outside as well as in and is available from 11am on wedding days. The gazebo situated in the gardens provides a magical setting for vows and now the stunning new marquee completes the whole outdoor wedding experience as Sam Cutmore-Scott, Bijou Director explains: “ Seating from 40 to 180, this quintessentially English marquee delivers the perfect setting for discerning couples and their guests to celebrate outdoors in total privacy. Here at Bijou, we take great pleasure in couples being allowed to let their creative ideas run free, thus ensuring all guests have the pleasure of reveling in a unique atmosphere that really conveys the Bride and Groom’s personality and style.
Whether couples-to-be choose to dance the night away here or move through and continue in the enchanting Music Room and four elegant reception rooms, Silchester House will deliver a memorable day that is genuinely unsurpassed. I’m sure all newly weds will enjoy the warm summer air surrounded by their closest acquaintances here at Silchester House before retiring to the luxurious bridal suite.”
Along with the extensive private grounds and the new marquee, Bijou’s Silchester House has 13 beautifully appointed bedrooms and every guest can enjoy exclusive use of an indoor pool, croquet lawn, spa, mini-gym and outdoor tennis court.