Blenheim Palace. A real life fairytale palace.
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting married at a castle in England, then you’re in luck. Blenheim Palace is absolutely stunning and won’t disappoint.
This beautiful palace is over 300 years old and is open to the public for tours and events – including Halloween, Christmas and other various seasonal events. When I was there in May they had a marathon going on with tons of people participating.
In addition to being absolutely stunning, the palace boasts decades of fascinating history and information within its walls.
If you’re planning to get married like a royal, this is your opportunity. Its 18th Century baroque architecture, over 2000 acres of picturesque landscaped parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, make it the perfect backdrop for photographs – trust me I fell in love. They also have six venue spaces on offer for events of different styles and sizes in a variety of wedding packages. You can elope with an intimate wedding or choose to have a large affair with 300 guests.
Over its near-300 years of history, Blenheim Palace has been a family home, mausoleum and national monument, but it’s arguably most famous as the birthplace and home of Sir Winston Churchill, England’s Prime Minister between 1940-45 and 1951-55. Churchill even proposed to his wife, Clementine Hozier, in the grounds of the Palace, in the Temple of Diana summerhouse on 11 August 1908.
The park and gardens were transformed by famed English landscape architect, Capability Brown. From his appointment in 1764, he worked to enhance the landscape with newly planted trees and man-man undulations. But it’s the Palace’s lake, which he created by damming the River Glyme, which is arguably the stand-out man-made feature.
Whatever you choose, I would love to be there and capture the day of your dreams. In addition to capturing your day I help with vendors, timelines and partner with a travel agent to relieve you of the stress. Contact me today, https://wwww.sacredknotweddings.com/contact
It’s actually easier to elope in England than you might think. Check out the link below for visa requirements and the application. You can also do a courthouse marriage before you leave home to skip the paperwork side of things and just have your ceremony in England.
To get married in the UK, you must:
If one or both individuals are from outside the EU or is not a British citizen, you will need to apply for a visa to get married.
Visa requirements and application –> https://www.gov.uk/marriage-visa/apply