{Couples} are invited to create their very own historic moments in distinctive areas as Medway reveals its hidden gems – a set of venues out there for a spread of ceremonies, celebrations and occasions.

With the backdrop of the best Norman Maintain within the nation, the grandeur of the second oldest cathedral in England, and a packed program of festivals, it is simple to see why Rochester is such a terrific customer vacation spot filled with historical past and lots to see and do .

This bustling, charming city has been turning heads since earlier than Charles Dickens was a boy and 152 years since England’s most well-known writer breathed his final in close by Higham, it continues to impress. Hear intently and also you may simply hear the faucet of bridal sneakers and practiced speeches alongside the cobbled Excessive Avenue.

And it’s this architectural wow issue that the crew in control of among the space’s most iconic and historic buildings need to faucet into as a mission begins to welcome extra individuals seeking distinctive venues with a distinction for weddings, sit-down meals , events and occasions.

Right here it’s attainable to be king and queen for a day with a fairytale wedding at Upnor Fortress, a 16th century fortress in an excellent setting overlooking the river Medway, adopted by celebrations at The Rochester Corn Trade beneath magnificent excessive ceilings and chandeliers – an ideal, romantic spot for a primary dance collectively.

In-built 1706 by the splendidly named Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovel, the just lately refurbished Rochester Corn Trade has a capability of as much as 300 individuals, bespoke catering choices and an Instagram pleasant luxurious décor. It may be remodeled seamlessly from wedding venue to banqueting area and dancefloor.

For individuals searching for that distinctive venue with a distinction, it’s tough to beat, however every one of many historic buildings out there to rent has a attraction of its personal, making certain loads of choices for {couples} planning their wedding day.

At Upnor Fortress, constructed to guard the close by Royal Dockyard from enemy assault, weddings happen within the former munitions retailer with drinks and images afterwards within the grounds or the citadel itself. It’s a great location full with one more cobbled Excessive Avenue and panoramic views.

In-built 1590, Eastgate Home is a Grade I listed Elizabethan townhouse nestled within the coronary heart of historic Rochester. England’s biggest writer, Charles Dickens talked about it in two of his most well-known works, Pickwick Papers and his ultimate novel, The Thriller of Edwin Drood and is probably the most excellent setting for extra intimate celebrations.

Positioned within the coronary heart of Rochester, The Guildhall is bursting with character and attraction, creating a very charming setting for weddings. In-built 1687, it has been a city corridor, an leisure venue, court docket and council chamber. Now a museum, it shows greater than 250,000 years of Medway’s historical past.

Wedding packages to swimsuit all budgets and necessities

Dee O’Rourke, Medway Council’s Assistant Director of Tradition and Neighborhood, stated: “Weddings have been held on the Corn Trade because the 1920s. The constructing has at all times had that sense of grandeur with its tremendous facade, grand staircase, excessive ceilings and chandeliers. The identical is true of Upnor Fortress, Eastgate Home and the Guildhall, every with their very own attraction and engaging historical past. Because of this selection, we’re in a position to create wedding packages to swimsuit all budgets and necessities.

“We wish to elevate the profile of our distinctive assortment of historic buildings amongst {couples} searching for a venue with a distinction and a superb expertise and encourage them to e book their wedding or occasion with us.

“Many individuals may not notice these architectural jewels of Medway can be found for rent, and we wish individuals to know that in the event that they wish to get married in a citadel or dance the night time away beneath dazzling chandeliers, it is all right here on their doorstep. Inside straightforward attain of London, Rochester is barely 30 minutes from Stratford on the practice, our venues in Rochester and Upnor supply an all-inclusive supply for the right fashionable wedding in gorgeous and historic settings.”

{Couples} seeking to e book their wedding can discover out extra about Medway’s historic wedding venues at The Wedding Expertise, Kent’s greatest wedding occasion of the 12 months, going down from 10.30am to three.30pm this Sunday (four September) on the Kent Occasion Centre, County Showground, Detling.

The Kent Wedding Truthful can even be going down at The Rochester Corn Trade from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday, 18 September, organized by wedding occasions firm, White Sky Occasions.

Each occasions will carry collectively native wedding suppliers and specialists to encourage {couples} with concepts to make their dream wedding a actuality, no matter their price range.

Discover out extra, together with reserving a viewing, on our Go to Medway web site or on The Corn Trade’s web site

Medway’s wonderful wedding venues | Medway Council

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