Your East Midlands Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 60)

TIPIS AT WHATTON HOUSE 03444 113 460 | After opening in 2021, Tipis at Whatton House has provided couples three giant tipis and a chill-out zome for dream-worthy weddings. Nestled in the jaw-dropping gardens of Whatton House, the venue is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. What location could be better with a cosy feel, thanks to the solid wood flooring and twinkling lights that add a romantic vibe? It’s not just the tipis that couples swoon over; the grounds will transport pairs to a secret garden with a tranquil forest area, pristine lawns and beautiful blooms. Wander along the winding pathways and steal a few moments together as newlyweds while soaking up the spectacular views of the Leicestershire countryside. Tipis at Whatton House is also home to a charming rickety old bridge across a peaceful pond and an iconic swing, which provides couples with picture-perfect opportunities. Exchange vows in The Bark House surrounded by 150 loved ones. The wooden and stone building is located behind a smaller tipi that houses all the guests. Continue the celebrations in the main tipis, which provide the perfect backdrops for memorable and rustic weddings. The Tipis at Whatton House’s bar is fully managed and included in the venue hire. The team works with the brilliant Black Peppermint Food Co and several other street food vendors for all needs. The catering team will manage the bar, regularly serving his and her signature cocktails. The venue doesn’t offer on-site accommodation, but several hotels are located within a five-mile area. INKERSALL GRANGE FARM 08001 123 162 | Couples will find Inkersall Grange Farm, a relaxed rustic-meets-luxury tipi wedding venue in the Nottinghamshire countryside. The team’s mission is to ensure pairs have stunning weddings, providing them with a premium experience. They hope to bring pairs luxurious wedding experiences, with a selection of prestigious suppliers at their fingertips, the bonus of total flexibility and a memorable location. The beautiful setting can host up to 120 people for the vows. This blank canvas space is just asking to be filled with love, laughter, dancing, confetti and all the good vibes. The team is thrilled to announce that pairs can officially get married at Inkersall Grange Farm. The Kings Barn is a new ceremony structure that boasts views across the glorious grounds and gardens with gorgeous rustic features. Continue the celebrations in the stylish tipis for wedding breakfasts and parties – what’s not to love? Lovebirds will find solid wooden flooring, geometric decking and bespoke wooden furniture within the tipis. The luxe lounge areas are filled with Chesterfield sofas, armchairs and firepits. The outdoor space is also dreamy during golden hour, so relax in the sunshine with a cocktail (or two), chill out with loved ones and enjoy every second of the day. Food and drink are at the heart of good celebrations. Finding the right partner to deliver this at Inkersall Grange Farm was essential. The team has chosen some of the region’s best caterers to partner with, who can deliver exceptional culinary experiences for all tastes and budgets. They work with couples to deliver memorable meals, from relaxed but seriously delicious street food to a completely bespoke three-course gastronomic journies! Inkersall Grange Farm benefits from a fabulous selection of nearby hotels and B&Bs just a stone’s throw away from the venue itself. The staff highly recommend Fairview Log Cabins for those looking for somewhere the whole wedding party can stay. The site is only 10 minutes away, with a huge selection of log cabins and camping available for all. 23 AL FRESCO VENUES