Great food and drink is the key to a memorable wedding party and can account for at least 60% of the budget, so we think it needs to be amazing. The world is your oyster when it comes to finding a approved venue these days, and good food and drink won’t be hard to find especially in the south west.
From the new style ‘micro wedding’ to a full on ‘do’ here’s how to track down some of the best.
Our advice is to check out the south west’s acclaimed Trencherman’s Guide for great restaurants and wedding venues and make an appointment to eat before you decide to book them. The south-west is packed with award winning chefs at venues and restaurants in some amazing locations. Since the Trencherman’s Guide was launched in 1993, it has built a solid reputation as the gourmet’s guide to the very best dining experiences in the south- west. Restaurants, hotels, and dining pubs are accepted into the guide by a committee of industry experts led by Michelin-star chef Michael Caines.
As well as directing foodies to incredible eating and staycation experiences, Trencherman’s Guide is a fantastic source of inspiration for couples looking for luxury wedding venues. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony by the sea or blowout country house experience, Trencherman’s member venues are guaranteed to provide an exceptional backdrop for your big day.
For a dramatic setting and classic art deco styling, Saunton Sands Hotel (above right) in north Devon delivers in spades. The exclusive-use venue overlooks one of the UK’s best beaches so get ready for wow-factor photos. If you’re looking for a more low-key rustic affair, New Yard Restaurant on the Trelowarren Estate in Cornwall is an unforgettable venue. After an intimate ceremony, you and your guests can look forward to a memorable meal from chef patron Jeffrey Robinson who creates innovative dishes using ingredients from the estate’s walled garden.
Discover more unique wedding venues on the Trencherman’s Guide here.
Images: Courtesy of Trencherman's Guide.