Wight Wedding Blog

Choosing an approved venue

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As part of understanding what it is that you loved up couples are looking for from Wight Wedding Days, we generally tend to interrogate (no lasting damage) every person we meet who happens to slip up and tell us they are getting married (they normally regret it, oh say 23 minutes into our questioning). In the midst of our most recent interrogation, the recurring comment is that it can be difficult to find a venue on the Isle of Wight you both want that accommodates the wedding day you are imagining. Fear not we will be on the case to get those venues to you like your Uncle Herbert will be hoovering up that finger food at your reception!

When considering your venue choice you will need to consider your budget and the number of people you want to invite along for the ceremony and the reception, with the latter potentially split into daytime and evening guests. We put a few pointers into our ‘Start planning your wedding day’ blog - which will be of some help.

The ceremony may have been an easy decision for you if you have chosen a religious ceremony and you already have a church in mind, however even a religious ceremony can offer too much choice and if you want a non-religious ceremony then you have an ever-widening choice.  More and more reception venues on the Isle of Wight are licencing rooms for marriage so you can have a complete package in one place leaving less need to move yourselves and your guests from E to M (Engaged to Married – sorry couldn’t resist).  On the other hand you may also find the perfect room/space to have your ceremony in, but have found another venue that accommodates your wedding guests for the type of reception you would like. The variety of both licenced rooms and reception venues offers a delightful pic and mix of options to accommodate your wedding day needs.

‘How do we find them?’ I hear you cry. Well at the moment we are working on getting those venues in our directory, but for now you can find a list of the licenced premises on the Isle of Wight Council Website. This is a good guide to where you can legally get married, other than the registry office. It is currently in the process of being updated so we have asked them for an up to date list and popped it at the bottom of this blog.

As a start this points you in the right direction and soon we hope to have these venues in our directory where you can contact them direct through us, see what they look like in their gallery and to read a little more information on what they offer in their profile.

Any venues you think are well worth highlighting as being great options for ceremonies or receptions, get in touch. We will feature them and if you fancy it your own wedding!

For now, happy planning

Wight Wedding Days X

 

AFTON APPLE FARM

Afton Park Newport Road

Freshwater PO40 9XR

www.aftonpark.co.uk

 

ALBERT COTTAGE HOTEL

York Avenue,East Cowes PO32 6BD

www.albertcottagehotel.com

 

APPULDURCOMBE HOUSE

Appuldurcombe Farm, Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3EW

www.appuldurcombe.co.uk

 

BEMBRIDGE SAILING CLUB

Embankment Road, Bembridge PO35 5NR

www.bembridgesailingclub.org

 

BOURNE HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Luccombe Road, Shanklin PO37 6RR

www.bournehallhotel.co.uk

 

COWES YACHT HAVEN

Haven Events Centre, Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes PO31 7BD

www.cowesyachthaven.com

 

EAST DENE

Bonchurch Village Road, Ventnor PO38 1RQ

www.allnatt.co.uk

 

GURNARD PINES

Cockleton Lane, Cowes PO31 8QE

www.gurnardpines.co.uk

 

HASELEY MANOR

Arreton PO30 3AN

www.haseleymanor.com

 

HILLSIDE HOTEL

151 Mitchell Avenue, Ventnor PO38 10R

www.hillsideventnor.co.uk

 

LAKESIDE PARK HOTEL

High Street Wootton Bridge PO33 4LJ

www.lakesideParkhotel.com

 

LANDGUARD MANOR

Landguard Manor Road, Shanklin PO37 7JB

www.landguardmanor.co.uk

 

MORTON MANOR

Brading Sandown PO36 OEP

www.isleofwight-weddings.com

 

NEW HOLMWOOD HOTEL

Queens Road Egypt Point, Cowes PO31 8BW

www.newholmwoodhotel.com

 

NORTHWOOD HOUSE

Ward Avenue Cowes PO31 8AZ

www.northwoodhouse.org

 

PUCKPOOL TEA GARDENS

Puckpool Hill Seaview PO34 5AR

www.puckpoolteagardens.com

 

QUAY ARTS

Sea Street Newport PO30 5BD

www.quayarts.org

 

RYDE CASTLE HOTEL

Esplanade, Ryde PO33 1JA

www.rydecastle.com.uk

 

ROOKLEY COUNTRY PARK

Main road, Rookley, PO38 3LU

www.islandviewholidays.co.uk

 

THE BARGEMAN’S REST

Little London, Newport PO30 5BS

www.bargemansrest.com

 

THE ENCHANTED MANOR                          

Sandrock Road Niton PO38 2NG

www.enchantedmanor.co.uk

 

THE HAMBROUGH

Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ

www.robert-thompson.com

 

THE HERMITAGE

St Catherines Down, Whitwell, Ventnor PO38 2PD

www.hermitage-iow.co.uk

 

THE LODGE

Bowcombe Estate, New Barn Lane, Shorwell PO30 3JJ

www.bowcombe-lodge.co.uk

 

THE REGENCY SUITE

6 Palmertston Road, Shanklin PO37 6AU

www.theregencysuite.biz

 

THE PARKBURY HOTEL

29-31 The Broadway

Sandown PO36 9BB

www.parkburyhotel.co.uk

 

THE PRIORY BAY HOTEL

Priory Drive Seaview PO34 5BU

www.priorybay.co.uk

 

THE ROYAL HOTEL

Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ

www.royalhoteliow.co.uk

 

THE WELLINGTON HOTEL                          

Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JH

www.thewellingtonhotel.net 

 

VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDEN

Undercliff Drive Ventnor PO38 1UL

www.botanic.co.uk

 

VENTNOR TOWERS HOTEL

54 Madeira Road Ventnor PO38 1QT

www.ventnortowers.com

 

WESTON MANOR

Moons Hill, Totland Bay PO39 0HF

www.isleofwight.com/westonmanor

 

YELF’S HOTEL

54 Union Street, Ryde PO33 2LG

www.yelfshotel.com