Q&A with Bijou wedding venue Silchester House

29 Mar 2016

A heavenly retreat in rural Berkshire, Bijou wedding venue Silchester House offers the setting for an indoor or outdoor wedding

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What makes your venue stand out from the rest?
Besides offering complete exclusivity for 24 hours, Silchester House also boasts magnificent gardens in order to host the ultimate summer garden party. Nestled in a quiet, country location, the added benefit of the on-site marquee can provide couples with a romantic, unique setting in which to host a sumptuous wedding breakfast before heading back into the main house to dance the night away with friends and family.

Do you conduct civil ceremonies?
Yes, Silchester House holds a licence for civil ceremonies both inside and out.

Ceremony and reception facilities
The Music Room at Silchester House is the perfect room in which to say ‘I do’, unless you’d prefer to say your nuptials outside, in which case the East Wing Garden could be ideal. Wedding breakfasts can take place in the beautiful marquee, adjacent to the Music Room, before guests get their dancing shoes on and return into the main house for after dinner celebrations.

Number of guests that can be catered for
Wedding ceremony capacity at Silchester House is 160 and during an evening reception the house can host up to 180 guests.

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Availability
Silchester House and marquee are available to host weddings all year round

Three phrases that describe the venue
House party, Magnificent marquee, Country house

What’s included?
A Bijou wedding at Silchester House and marquee includes full venue hire, canapés, a delicious three course wedding breakfast, an evening buffet for additional guests, half a bottle of wine per person, mineral water and a glass of champagne for the toast, a luxurious bridal suite and 13 additional tastefully-decorated guest bedrooms, as well as full use of the house and grounds for 24 hours. Plus, during the run up to your wedding you’ll also receive full support from our dedicated wedding management team, along with access to your own online wedding planner and an invitation to have a menu and wedding cake tasting session with us.

Best spot for photographs?
The lawn at the front of the venue could provide incredible wedding photographic opportunities, with Silchester House as the perfect backdrop. The beautifully manicured gardens at the back of the house are also dreamy, with large, wide, open spaces to wander with your photographer as they capture your first moments as a newlywed couple.

A message from the managing director:
Silchester House is the perfect country setting, providing couples with privacy, luxury and a service second to none. Our offer of exclusivity for 24 hours means that couples truly can make this venue their own. Plus, the added bonus of the marquee means that couples can celebrate with their guests in numerous areas of the house – keeping everyone under one roof.” Managing director, Sam Cutmore-Scott

Contact information:
Address: Silchester House, Holly Lane, Silchester, Berkshire, RG7 2NA
Email: yourday@bijouweddings.co.uk       
Website: www.bijouweddingvenues.co.uk
Telephone: 0345 130 9966

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