This year, Windsor is going to be in full wedding mode thanks to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deciding to tie the knot at St George’s Chapel in May. We can’t blame them for choosing Windsor as their dream wedding location, as it has so much to offer betrothed couples. The historic town of Windsor is arguably one of the most romantic in the country; thanks to its picturesque riverside setting, cute cobbled streets and fairy tale Windsor Castle backdrop. There are loads of reasons for Windsor being such a popular wedding destination.
Follow in famous footsteps
In addition to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle getting married in Windsor in May this year, there are a heap of famous faces that have tied the knot in the historic town. Plenty of Royal’s have wed in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, including Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999, and the royal ceremonies even date as far back as 1863 when King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra exchanged vows. The most popular ceremony venue in Windsor is the Guildhall on the High Street, which has also seen its fair share of big name weddings. Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall in 2005, and in the same year Elton John tied the knot with David Furnish at the well known venue.
Romantic Riverside Setting
There is nothing more romantic than a stunning view across the glistening water, and Windsor offers you just that as a beautiful back drop for your wedding day. The town’s perfect location on the edge of the River Thames provides many picturesque spots that are right on the water’s edge, just perfect for gorgeous wedding photographs. You can even arrange a romantic river cruise down the Thames for you and your wedding guests. Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa provides a stunning riverside venue with its own private jetty, just perfect for a wonderful waterside wedding.
Windsor is full of beautiful open green spaces and stunning parks, which make you feel like you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of a big city. With picture perfect locations like The Home Park within walking distance of the town centre and popular venues, you can create a stunning outdoor wedding photo shoot and you might even catch a glimpse of Windsor Castle in the backdrop. There is also Windsor Great Park which offers 4,800 acres of rolling fields and gracious greenery. The best part is all of this is available just 30 minutes from Central London by train, making it an easy location for your guests to travel to.
Whatever reason you choose for holding a wedding in Windsor, be sure to choose a venue that can meet all your needs and offer you the very best of this historical town. Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa provides a unique historic venue under the ramparts of Windsor Castle. Located right on the edge of the Thames, you can say your vows overlooking the river, and party the night away in a stunning event suite. A range of wedding packages are available, and can be personalised and tailored to meet your every need. Get in touch with one of our dedicated Wedding Coordinators today to discuss your dream wedding in Windsor.
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