New old locations to say ‘I do’
LOVESTRUCK couples can get married in plenty of places steeped in history in Bucks.
But a new venue has become available for those who truly want to turn back the clock to the romantic ‘good old days’.
Chiltern Open Air Museum has just added weddings to its list of offerings after receiving a grant to help offer some of its beautiful historical buildings as the perfect place to get hitched.
The museum is no stranger to weddings, having held receptions and blessings in the past, but the new grant will enable weddings to be held on a wider scale.
It held a wedding open morning on Saturday, November 22, for couples to see what it has to offer.
Museum marketing officer Helen Light, an experienced wedding photographer, said: “When I visit a wedding venue with clients, I’m always looking out for great photography spots and the museum has them by the bucket load.
“There are so many brilliant opportunities for creative brides to really personalise their wedding reception and host a wedding event that’s really unique and special.
“After all, there aren’t many venues where you can have wedding photographs taken in a medieval barn, an 1880s chapel, an Iron Age roundhouse, thatched 18th-century cottage, hidden meadow and an unspoilt woodland.”
The museum is available for wedding reception hire from April to September.
See www.coam.org.uk for more information.