(Closed) Wedding ceremony NOW ALLOWED in gardens!

posted 7 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Lovely, congrats!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow.  Why must there be a roof?  I’d do a destination wedding if I were in the UK!  I couldn’t imagine myself getting married anywhere but outdoors.  Looks like you’ve got a good compromise with a gazebo, though.  Pretty!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

That is the most bizarre law ever… I’m glad they lifted it so that you can get married outside now!! Congrats!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually just got married in a gazebo in the UK myself! The law in the UK requires weddings to take place in a “permanent structure” but over the past couple of years this definition has been broadened to include gazebos.

Here is where I got married two weeks ago, the first pic is taken from the room where I was getting ready in the old mansion house overlooking the garden.

 

(Personal photos)

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Just a wee point, the “no weddings in gardens/outside” is not valid in Scotland. You can get married anywhere that your celebrant decrees to be safe and dignified in Scotland.

My friends got married on top of a mountain!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

maybe i’m just an uninformed american, but why in the world do you need to be married in a “permanent structure”?? is it a symbolic thing that somehow turned into a law? was it orginally a way of pushing church weddings? why does the law care where you’re married as long as you have the legal documentation? sorry, i’m just really curious, and this is totally bizarre to me!

btw, no matter what the law says, i think being married in a gazebo is a lovely idea. i’m glad it’s going to work out for you! 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@laceywings: English marriage law can be frankly bizarre and very behind the times. A goodly number of people get married in a registry office and then have a blessing afterwards. Scotland’s a lot more reasonable.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

So who knows of some simply AWESOME places to get married outside in England? The only one I know of is South Farm and my friend is getting married there (so excited about that!!!!).

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