Over the years we’ve hosted a series of weddings for family and friends, culminating in a wonderful ceremony in Spring 2019, so we’re often asked whether Belle Grove ‘does’ weddings…
Up to now the answer has been ‘no’ but, from 2021, we are offering Belle Grove as a Humanist wedding venue a few times a year only.
The house provides a stunning backdrop and The Temple is a really special place for an outdoor ceremony – or simply as a private spot for conversation.
We are aware that modern couples very much like to be ‘hands on’ when it comes to ensuring the event reflects their own taste.
Thus we provide the setting; you tailor your own day. This means freedom to source (with our help if required) the celebrant, main marquee*, caterers, flowers and all the paraphernalia of a lovely wedding!
*But we are happy to provide our own gorgeous Maharajah tent which makes a great bar/dance area.
Humanist celebrants like Dawn Rees, with whom we have a unique working relationship, spend a lot of time working with couples to profoundly personalise the event.
Of course, all this can apply to vow-renewals and baby-naming ceremonies too (see below).
Do make contact and we’ll send you loads more details.
A vow renewal is a way to celebrate your marriage. You’ve made it to say 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want everyone to know you’d do it all over again. Maybe you want to reaffirm your commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship. We are happy to host such ceremonies. Because a vow renewal isn’t a legally binding ceremony, virtually anyone can officiate but our Humanist celebrant is a great choice as she will devote a lot of time to making it personal to you.
Our Humanist celebrant is also a suitable choice for a naming ceremony which, unlike a Christening, is strictly non-religious. The idea is that parents gather with family and friends to welcome their child into the fold. There’s no legal aspect involved so the ceremony can be held wherever you feel appropriate – ideally somewhere where you can have a lovely tea or fizz afterwards!