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The Jewish Chronicle - JC Magazine - - Venue -

o s t cou­ples dream of hold­ing their wedd ing some­where “dif­fer­ent”. But how dif­fer­ent is it pos­si­ble to be? If your func­tion is in Is­rael, take a look at the Cave, in the Lachish re­gion, close to Kib­butz Beit Gu­vrin. This maze of halls and hol­lows dates back thou­sands of years — and you can hold your wed­ding there, with the help of Orchid Events (www.or­chide­ventsis­rael.com and www.or­chide­vents.co.uk). “I al­ways try to in­tro­duce my clients to Is­rael’s most unique, hid­den gems. This is one of my per­sonal favourites,” says Orchid’s di­rec­tor Sarah Bal­four.

The Cave, which de­spite its re­mote at­mos­phere is within easy reach of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, is open to the sky, so you can party un­der the stars. It has four com­pounds, with an­cient plants in­clud­ing a 500-yearold olive tree, as well as newly in­stalled wooden paths and floors, lawns and am­bi­ence light­ing.

Lon­don may not have caves, but it does have Un­der the Bridge (www.un­der­the­bridge. co.uk). Be­neath the ter­races of Chelsea FC’s Stam­ford Bridge sta­dium, the venue was launched by the club’s owner Ro­man Abramovich and has be­come one of the cap­i­tal’s top mu­sic scenes, cater­ing for 200 seated or 500 stand­ing.

“We have re­ceived a flurry of in­quiries about hold­ing sim­chahs at the club over the past few months,” says a spokesper­son. In re­sponse, the venue has de­signed sev­eral cel­e­bra­tion pack­ages and its kitchens are avail­able to kosher cater­ers.

Each pack­age gives ac­cess to the large dance floor, two

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