Friday, 16 June 2017

Trends to look out for in 2017

It is hard to believe that we are almost half way through our 2017 season but for those brides who need a little inspiration, here are the fashions and themes that are trending this year
2017 is all about soft sensuality for our brides. Mystery has prevailed over blatant sex appeal, as seen in previous years. Translucent fabrics such as tulle and organza, textured with embroidery and lace are the key looks this year.

If you are a Groom who likes to wow, you will love this new trend for 2017. Pattern and prints are huge this year, giving our men a chance to experiment with a different style, and stand out amongst the guests. Look out for 3D-effect and floral motifs.


It’s good news for all bridesmaids out there, mix and match is a key style in 2017 with different colours and styles to suit each individual.


2017 is seeing a big rise in the use of orchids and succulents. The deep green of a cactus, contrasting with the vivid colour of an orchid makes a real statement.


Ever heard of a drip wedding cake? Well you soon will, with these stunning creations being high on the most wanted list at a 2017 wedding. These creative cakes look sensational and add a real wow to your wedding.

Gin is the booze of choice for 2017 with gin tasting and cocktails featuring at many weddings this year. Did you know there was a gin called ‘Berkeley Square’ – with its unusual botanical flavours, it is perfect when making a martini!

Wedding Invites
Greenery is huge this year, and that isn’t just when it comes to floral arrangements. Simple, illustrated leaves decorating invitations is a huge trend in 2017.

Drones are a must for high-end wedding films this year, creating magnificent footage for any bride and groom hoping to keep their wedding memories alive.


Creating a memorable entrance or exit at your wedding is a big trend this year, with unexpected transport such as horse & carriage, supercars or even helicopters being a popular choice.

Whatever style or theme you would like, Berkeley Castle can cater for almost everything. Book a viewing at the Castle and begin your journey towards your perfect day.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Changing seasons

With spring drawing to a close and winter a distant memory, we can look back fondly on all the wonderful weddings which have taken place at the Castle so far in 2017. From small, intimate ceremonies, to great and elegant receptions, we have enjoyed a real variety this year.
The wonderful diversity of the Castle can be fully appreciated as the cold, frosty months of January & February make way for the rain showers and startling sunshine of March & April. With the roaring fires warming the Long Drawing Room and Great Hall, guests were kept cosy and snug whilst they witnessed their loved ones embark on a new life together. The stunning, seasonal food produced by Napier catering, warming the soul and bringing the room to life during the fabulous wedding breakfasts.  As the music started in the evenings, the twinkling tea-lights and stunning up-lighting created a truly magical party enjoyed by all.
As the year galloped on, we were gifted some beautiful sunny days, which equally surprised and delighted our brides and their guests. Drinks receptions were held on the Gun Terrace throughout March, with an exceptionally warm day at the beginning of April. Champagne flutes sparkling in the glorious sun rays, their bubbles mesmerising and full of promise. As dusk approached, guests were able to enjoy the idyllic sun sets over the Lilly Pond, before heading back to the music and dancing.                        
We now embark upon a long and joyful summer, as we are witness to some of the most important moments in a couple’s life, whilst striving to create their perfect day here at Berkeley Castle.

Friday, 12 May 2017

A Very Warm Welcome

With the summer season almost upon us, we felt the time was right to launch our new Berkeley Castle Weddings & Events blog. We will entice you with fabulous photos and wonderful wedding stories, which will offer you a real insight into the workings of this beautiful Castle. From amusing anecdotes to heartfelt stories, there will be something for everyone.


The rich and varied history of Berkeley Castle offers people a unique venue to host either a special event, a big birthday, or the most important day of their lives…their wedding. The Berkeley family have resided at the Castle for almost 900 years, and it is very much their private home. This creates an exceptional atmosphere, with a juxtaposition between the magnificence of the grounds and rooms and the cosiness and warmth of this family home.


We will be blogging about weddings which have been and gone, events that are in the pipe-line, new trends and unusual quirks which are making an appearance here at the Castle and much more. Of course, there will be fabulous photos and videos to browse through, and maybe even something to inspire your big day.

We look forward to welcoming you to our blog, and we hope you enjoy the rich and varied posts

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