Post # 1
well as i am sure you UK brides are aware that up until now, wedding ceremonys have had to take place under a roof and 4 walls….that place then had to hold a licence…..
well i am not sure when this rule was lifted, but i am getting married in a Gazebo next year in the gardens of a hotel. because as long as THAT place is licenced, then its now ok to marry outside……(i think it STILL has to have a roof)
this is not unusual for US brides and they will probably wonder what the fuss is all about, but for us UK brides its a brand new thing……
this is where i am getting married next year……YAY!
Post # 4
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
That is the most bizarre law ever… I’m glad they lifted it so that you can get married outside now!! Congrats!
Post # 6
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.
Post # 7
@The Unsuspecting Bride:
beautiful pictures, can we see some more of you?
its so new to us here isnt it? and everyone that has been invited to my wedding has questioned it, telling me its not allowed! they’ll see wont they? LOL
Post # 8
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 # 9
yes you’re right, i meant to say England… 🙂
Post # 10
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
@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
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!!!!).