The historical town of Windsor has been in the spotlight over the last 12 months thanks to not one, but two Royal Weddings taking place at the iconic Windsor Castle. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank all chose to tie the knot in the picturesque riverside location and it is clear to see why. Windsor is a stunning and romantic location for a Wedding, offering beautiful historic buildings, unrivalled river views and a quaint small town charm. There are plenty of reasons why thousands of couples choose to have a Windsor wedding, but here are our top 5 reasons why Windsor is the perfect wedding destination:
Follow Royal Footsteps
Many Royal brides have walked the aisle at St Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle, as it has been a popular option for betrothed Princes, Princesses, Kings and Queens over the years. The first Royal Windsor wedding took place in 1863 when Prince Albert married Danish Princess Alexandra, and since then there have been a further 16 Royal weddings take place at the famous chapel. It isn’t just Windsor Castle that is a popular choice for a Royal Wedding, with Prince Charles choosing to marry Camilla Parker Bowles at Windsor Guildhall. Windsor Guildhall has also seen famous faces such as Sir Elton John and David Furnish tie the knot in a fabulous Windsor wedding.
Waterside Windsor Weddings
Windsor’s location on the edge of the River Thames makes for a perfect picturesque wedding setting. The glistening water’s edge is one of the most romantic settings, and in Windsor you can tie the knot in a beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking the river, or celebrate with a drinks reception with a stunning view. Windsor wedding photos with the River Thames as a backdrop will be simply unforgettable, and not something you can achieve with weddings elsewhere. Sir Christopher Wren Hotel is the only hotel venue based right on the edge of the Thames, and the stunning terrace is licensed for civil ceremonies.
Easy Access From Around The World
Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, but still just a stone’s throw from excellent transport links, Windsor is the ideal location if your guests are travelling in from out of town. Windsor has two train stations and offers direct services to and from London, as well as a coach station with links across the country. Heathrow Airport is just 15 minutes away, so guests from across the globe will easily be able to attend your Windsor wedding.
A Unique Touch
Windsor weddings can make the most of everything that the historical town has to offer, and can bring a real unique twist to your big day. When you tie the knot in the Queen’s home town, you can wow your guests with a breathtaking cruise down the Thames, or get wonderful wedding snaps at the iconic Long Walk. Include a nod to the quintessentially British history of the town with an Afternoon Tea reception, or make a grand entrance to your wedding by arriving on a boat.
Windsor is home to plenty of stunning, historical buildings, offering excellent architecture and beautiful homes. When planning a Windsor wedding you will come across an array of historic wedding venues that offer a unique place to hold your special day. Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa is the perfect example of a wedding venue with a colourful history, dating back to the 18th century when it was a family home and the centre of a lively social scene. Today, Sir Christopher Wren Hotel is a grade II listed building and a popular venue for Windsor weddings. Three beautiful suites are licensed for weddings, as is the stunning riverside terrace for those who want to tie the knot outdoors with a spectacular view.
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