4 reasons why the Cotswolds is a popular choice for country weddings…

1. It is renowned for its beauty

It is no secret that the Cotswolds is the home to some truly remarkable landscapes. For those that live in the cities the picturesque towns and villages throughout Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and beyond provide a great escape from the hustle and bustle that urban life can bring. The Cotswolds is often portrayed in the media as an idyllic world where country air can cure all.

The Seven Wonders of the Cotswolds has been published: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18579290) demonstrating just how appealing the area is to both locals and tourists. It is a place for peaceful walks and farmers markets but also has a wealth of history and is home to numerous National Trust sites. With so much on offer it is no wonder that people flock to the Cotswolds every year for the wedding of their dreams. Outdoor ceremonies are particularly popular, as couples really want to make the most of what’s on offer, impressing their guests and leaving with some great photographic memories.

2. Spoilt for choice

When it comes to high quality wedding suppliers they come by the busload in the Cotswolds. For example, Neale James was given an award at The Wedding Industry Awards in 2014, Calcot Kitchens employs numerous award-winning chefs and The Stunning Tents Company was a regional winner for Best Wedding Marquee Provider in 2014. After all, when it is your special day you deserve the best!

3. Unique venues

If you are looking for somewhere a little bit different to tie-the-knot you won’t be disappointed. As well as the usual churches and hotels you will also be able to choose from an array of quirky barn conversions, manor houses and beautiful country gardens that are hard to come by in the cities. Many outdoor venues are able to accommodate large numbers of guests for both the ceremony and the evening reception. Marquees are popular as they can be flexible depending on your unique requirements.

4. Great Accommodation

If you are looking for somewhere where you and your guests can stay you won’t have to look hard. The area has ample hotels, B & B’s as well as more unusual accommodation, such as yurts. For example, The Wild Duck in Ewen is a great choice for those looking for a traditional country pub. There is also a range of holiday cottages for those who want to extend their stay. If you are looking for a honeymoon enjoying the English countryside then this is also a fantastic choice and there is certainly plenty to do for those looking to relax or be adventurous.