With the perennial pressure to plan a wedding to surpass all others, happy couples can now tie the knot in a venue which satisfied perhaps the most discerning mother of the bride in history, Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
Osborne House has been granted a wedding licence for the first time in its history. The race is now on for the first bride and groom to marry in the opulent surroundings of this Italianate palace since 1862, when their second daughter Princess Alice married Prince Louis of Hesse.
From the magnificent Durbar Room with its elaborate ceiling designed by Lockwood Kipling, to Queen Victoria’s private beach or the romantic seclusion of the walled garden, vivid with flowers and espaliered fruit trees ceremonies and receptions can be held in a number of locations across the estate.
Hospitality Events Manager at Osborne, Charlotte Pratt said:
“It’s so exciting that for the first time in over 150 years it’s now possible for couples to get married at Osborne. Everyone should feel like royalty on their wedding day and where better than in the former home of one of our greatest monarchs. And, because opposites attract, if you want a relaxed beach wedding while your other half prefers a formal indoor do, you can have the perfect partnership with our range of indoor and outdoor options.”
Up to 180 guests can be accommodated for ceremonies, and 2,500 for receptions. Prices start at £1750 +VAT.
For further information visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk/osborne.