Your East Midlands Wedding - April/May 2024 (Issue 61)

Going local Tie the knot in and around Leicestershire PRESTWOLD HALL 01509 880 236 | Prestwold Hall’s charming estate is enveloped by the tranquil countryside, where endless fields and gently rolling hills create a picturesque backdrop. Located away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, the setting offers a tranquil escape into the heart of rural England. Situated amidst the serene beauty of Leicestershire, the exterior and grounds provide a captivating glimpse into England’s rich heritage with its neoclassical and Italian style, making it an idyllic setting for weddings. The venue is a remarkable testament to architectural excellence and historical significance. Its interiors are a true marvel, showcasing a stunning collection of period features and artistic details. The hall’s central focal point is its awe-inspiring sweeping staircase, adorned with intricate balustrades and finely-carved bannisters. The ceilings throughout are adorned with ornate plasterwork, a testament to the craftsmanship of a bygone era. Exchange vows in The Library, which opens onto the Drawing Room and extends almost the entire house length. Couples can enter through the enchanting Orangery to join 140 loved ones in front of the fire place to come together in marriage. With floor-to-ceiling windows with views across the estate, the Library is spacious, airy and full of natural light. It combines opulent wooden floors and bookcases with a modern yet sophisticated colour scheme that echoes the gorgeous gardens outside. The Dining Room forms part of architect William Burns’ 1842 additions, with its marble chimneypiece remaining from the original Georgian house. A series of Hussey portraits, ranging from the 16th to the 18th-century, occupy two of the walls in the Drawing Room. The setting provides the ideal backdrop to wedding breakfasts with 140 loved ones. The team offers a complimentary tasting night for all booked couples, accommodation for newlyweds on the night of their wedding, and two spaces to get ready in the morning. 19 LOCAL VENUES