Glitz & Glamour: The Ultimate Inspiration For NYE

Sparklers, poppers, and fireworks…there’s always a spirited glow around New Year’s Eve. You can’t escape the feelings of joy, gratitude, and excitement for the year to come that float in the air. As the year gone passes by, New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate new beginnings with friends and family.

The glimmer of a fresh new year is brought to life through the festive and cheerful offerings of venues and hotels across the UK. These venues provide the ultimate inspiration for NYE that will be sure to leave lasting memories for years to come. So pop the champagne and enjoy the cheery delights that await you…

St. Pancras Renaissance

One of London’s most romantic buildings, St. Pancras Renaissance is sure to host an unforgettable event for you and your partner. Its Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, and hand-stenciled wall designs offer the perfect location for an unforgettably festive winter wedding. The hotel also provides couples with a glamorous backdrop for photos in the rooftop garden, or a champagne toast to ring in the new year.

A team of passionate wedding planners is ready to assist you in creating the most exquisite and luxurious wedding day experience. From the start, your day will be crafted to your unique tastes. Indulge in the Veuve Clicquot champagne reception accompanied by canapés, before dining on three-course dinner designed for your special day by the team of experience chefs.

From start to finish each detail of the day is sure to delight your senses. For more information on creating a truly romantic and unforgettable experience contact the wedding experts at +44-0207-012 7000.


Awarded Best Venue Award at the national Wedding Industry Awards, The Italian Villa is the only venue of its kind in the UK. Set against a divine 10 acres of manicured gardens within the renowned Compton Acres, it is the perfect setting for that magical day when you say “I do”.

The multi award-winning wedding venue provides Bridal couples with 3 floors of unrivalled elegance to lay on their dream wedding. It features a balcony overlooking the breath-taking Italian Garden to ensure that wedding photos will be truly unforgettable.

When you book The Italian Villa, the multi-award winning venue becomes yours alone for the entire event. So, what better a night that New Year’s Eve to gather your loved ones for a celebration they won’t soon forget. With over three floors, the grand Villa gives couples a true fairy-tale wedding venue, never having to worry about seeing “other guests at a hotel”, or have “staff attending to other matters”… When at The Italian Villa, YOU are their ONLY priority. The team’s impeccable standards ensure that the entire wedding party feel like VIPs.

Along with direct access into the phenomenal Italian Garden, the Villa can cater for small, intimate wedding receptions for 65, or can provide a relaxed setting for up to 180 guests in the Medici Suite. Well-appointed with lifts to all three floors, air conditioning, built-in sound systems and speakers, a stage, and audio-visual screens, The Villa’s superb facilities enable couples to create the most memorable occasion. Visit their Wedding Open Day on 14th January 2018 – 11am-3pm. Entrance is free. Register on their Facebook page.

Searcys at The Gherkin

Join the team at  Searcys at The Gherkin on the top two floors of this world-renowned building where you can immerse yourself in the panoramic views at one of the most iconic and exclusive venues in London. The twinkling lights across the skyline of London create the ultimate setting and lasting memories for your special day.

The glass dome at the top of The Gherkin offers an unforgettable setting at 180 metres high. Its 360 degree views offer stunning photo opportunities to document the glittering occasion. Licenced to hold ceremonies and elegant dinners for up to 140 people or 260 guests for stylish standing receptions. Your guests will be in awe over the shining cityscape below, as they join to celebrate your new beginning as a couple and the promising new year ahead. The experienced wedding team will be on hand to tailor-make your big day into the most unforgettable event of the year.

Farnham Castle

Style and sophistication await at the historical and glamorous Farnham Castle. Overlooking the the charming town of Farnham, the castle sits on five acres of pristine gardens and offers a range of options for couples planning a dream wedding. For those interested in a church ceremony, couples have a choice of two romantic chapels. The Lantern Hall is the perfect location for a civil ceremony for up to 150 guests with its natural wood floors, grand stone arches, and lancet windows that allow light to filter the room creating an ethereal glow. The Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for seated dining and an additional 50 guests for the evening reception.

Let the glitz and glamour of your Christmas celebrations continue into January. Award-winning wedding venue Farnham Castle will be hosting a glittering, winter wonderland-themed Wedding Open Day on the 27th January. Guests will be able to enjoy mouth-watering canapes and cocktails while taking tours of the stunning palace buildings and beautiful grounds. You’ll also be able to meet an inspiring selection of Farnham Castle’s recommended wedding suppliers – getting your wedding planning off to the very best start imaginable. Visit their site to register and learn more.

Best Western Forest Hills

Best Western Forest Hills is set on Frodsham Hill, with wonderful Panoramic Views of the Cheshire Plains. A Beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony and with 30 years’ experience, the team will help in creating a magical day from start to finish.

The hotel offers the perfect setting for every couple. The Vale Royal Suite is the ideal location for up to 120 guests for a wedding breakfast or 180 for the evening reception. The Hilltops Restaurant offers exquisite views, holding up to 110 in the daytime and 150- 170 in the evening. This Suite is extremely popular room due to its panoramic views over Cheshire, with access to the beautifully manicured lawn. Couples also have to option of the Conservatory for a more intimate affair. Outdoor ceremonies are also popular at Forest Hills, depending on the weather.

Right now, couples can take advantage of the 2018 Wedding Offer. Daytime and Evening packages from £2,500 for 50 daytime guests and 80 evening. By booking before 16th February 201  you and your partner will receive £250 Off your final bill. Call Nicole, Wedding Co-ordinator to arrange your show round of the Hotel at 01928 735255.

Cowdray House

Situated in beautiful West Sussex countryside, only an hour from London, Cowdray House is a luxurious exclusive-use venue particularly suited to winter weddings. With its high vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows and a beautiful arched minstrel’s gallery, Buck Hall, which is located in the heart of the house, has a wonderful festive feel. A beautifully decorated 20-foot Christmas tree sourced from the estate stands in pride of place and fireplaces are adorned with twinkling wreaths of holly and ivy.

The wedding ceremony can be held in either Buck Hall or the Dining Room, before the bride and groom and their friends and family sit down to enjoy the wedding breakfast on candlelit bedecked tables in either the cosy, yet grand, wood-panelled dining room or the stunning surroundings of Buck Hall. After dinner, guests can enjoy music and dancing, or there are sumptuous reception rooms where guests who prefer to relax can sit and chat. Once the wedding has finished, there is plenty of accommodation for wedding guests across the estate. The House has 15 en-suite bedrooms, there will be 22 by the Spring following an extensive refurbishment, and elsewhere on the estate there are holiday cottages and bed and breakfast accommodation.

Cowdray House is a magical venue to hold your wedding at any time of year, but it is particularly special over the festive season. To find out more call 01730 814522 or visit

The Last Drop Village

Planning your dream wedding day is an incredibly special time for you and your partner that should be treasured and enjoyed every step of the way. The Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa have a dedicated Wedding’s team to help you turn your dream into your reality. As the North West best-rated wedding venue for 2017, they will always go above and beyond to help ensure you create your perfect day in our spectacular grounds and traditional setting.

The tree-lined driveway, manicured gardens, and breath-taking views of the North West will create the perfect backdrop for your Wedding. The hotel offers a range of traditional and modern wedding suites to cater for weddings of all sizes, styles and we offer a range of dining options to suit your requirements. It really is your wedding your way. The venue comes alive in winter giving that extra special festive touch to your special day. Decorated in the seasons finest with lots of festive lights, the Last Drop Village positively glows with the extra sparkle. Wedding suites can be styled around your individual theme and venue dressers love to work with our historic architecture and modern décor to create the perfect venue for your happily ever after.

Best Western Plus Rogerthorpe Manor

Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel is the perfect venue set in the stunning Yorkshire Countryside, surrounded by gardens and sprawling countryside. Choose between the Lawrence and Cawthorne Ballrooms or the more intimate Rose Room.The Rogerthorpe Outdoor Wedding Temple is also available to couples looking for a romantic outdoor ceremony. The dedicated wedding team are ready to offer their help and support every step of the planning process to ensure your day is sparkling from start to finish.

You can also visit Rogerthorpe Manor for a girly night in before you say your I do’s in the new year. Enjoy your pampering in the comfort of your own dedicated suite, with its own dancefloor! Relax and indulge in a 30-minute treatment from a dedicated beauty therapist who will join you in your suite. Whilst you await your pampering you can unwind and indulge in our chef’s choice of canapes with a mini bottle of Prosecco and strawberries and loan our bathrobes and slippers! The mini candy bar will be set in your suite to help yourself to treats, with a cup of hot chocolate served before bed. You can then enjoy a Full English Breakfast the following day.

Please contact our dedicated team to check our availability on 01977 643839 or alternatively email

Rushton Hall

A glittering gem of the Midlands, Rushton Hall sits on 25 acres of flawless grounds in Kettering. The Country House offers pure romance with 16th-century surroundings perfect for a glamorous occasion.

Capture priceless moments against the backdrop of Rushton Hall’s elegant architecture and historical gardens. The Orangery is the perfect backdrop due to its imposing stone front and elegant interiors lit by the glow of glittering chandeliers.

The experienced events team will offer nothing but their highest level of service to plan a day that is truly unique and outstanding. You can be sure that every last detail from the decor, food, and accommodation will be handled with precision. Exclusive use of the venue is also available for you on your special day. For more details or to organize a personal show around please call 01536 713001.

Blenihiem Palace

Blenheim Palace makes a unique and magnificent venue for weddings and celebrations, whatever the size and style. This World Heritage Site is set in more than 2000 acres of beautiful landscaped Parkland and boasts over 300 years of history, with more than six spaces available for use.

A masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture set in more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace provides a magnificent setting for your evening wedding, with a collection of six venue spaces to use for various elements of your event. From the stunning Orangery and Marlborough room for your ceremony to the impressive Great Hall and ornate Long Library for your dinner and drinks receptions, and the Water Terraces for music and dancing, Blenheim Palace makes a perfect location for a wedding of any size and style.

Matching exceptional service to this incredible setting, we have a dedicated team of experienced wedding planners that take great pride in their attention to the finest details ready to help create your dream celebration. The Events Team will put together a bespoke package to match your needs and ensure that your wedding runs smoothly, living up to your every expectation.

Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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