Your North West Wedding- April/May 2021 (Issue 67)

Local w d s England’s Coast has put together a North West Coast guide which offers everything from walking routes and heritage sites to places to stay and family attractions. Ideal for couples looking for a local mini-moon, there are plenty of locations to explore. Samantha Richardson, the director of the National Coastal Tourism Academy, tells us: “The beauty of our North West coastline is its sheer diversity. Vast expanses of nature reserves, the stunning backdrop of the world-famous Lake District, alongside the buzzing seaside resorts of Blackpool and Southport, coupled with the energy, history and culture of Liverpool, combine to make it a superb coastal choice. Some of the 61 kilometres of the England Coast Path is already open on the North West Coast with a further 49 kilometres in the process of being constructed, delivering wonderful opportunities to explore this less-known coastline that stretches from the Wirral to Lancashire and into Cumbria.” Head over to to see the full guide. All the latest from around the North West NEWS Nearlywed BEAUTY QUEEN Karen Yates lives in Bolton, Manchester and is the founder of two beauty salons. She has worked for leading cosmetic and fragrance houses and has recently collated her 30 years of experience to bring her own brand, Lady Showbiz, to the market. Karen has created a vitamin-infused skincare line and a luxury, innovative nail polish range, which is 100 per cent cruelty-free and vegan. The company donate 20 per cent of net profits to charities that improve the lives of people and animals in the UK and around the world. For more information, visit ONE OF A KIND Calthwaite Hall, a Gothic stone country house in Penrith, has built a new orangery. The £500,000 building can hold weddings of up to 120 guests and is the only free-standing wedding orangery in Cumbria. This stunning building has a glass front with double doors opening onto a Mediterranean-style garden with plants and herbs. It has an elegant, neutral canvas that can be personalised to suit different themes and colour schemes, a full bar set-up with beer pumps and an extensive bar at one end with a designated dancefloor area at the other. The team have also hired a new head chef with a two AA Rosette winning background from the Lake District to run the pub, weddings and handle outside catering. Surrounded by acres of luscious countryside, Calthwaite Hall is full of character with period detailing, lawns with sweeping curved borders, a hidden folly and a secret garden with trickling water features. There’s also a luxury lodge site with must-see hot tubs that’s ideal for pre-wedding getaways. To find out more, visit 8