Extraordinary Venues: Seven Spooktacular Wedding Venues
Halloween themed weddings are becoming increasingly popular nowadays. As we enter the season of ghosts, ghouls and goblins, here are seven of the finest Midlands wedding venues which are said to be haunted.
Located in the scenic Amber Valley, Derbyshire, Makeney Hall is a tremendous location for your wedding day. Spacious gardens, ample function space and friendly staff will ensure an exceptional occasion. Dating from the Victorian period, the hall boasts several phantoms, and is a popular haunt for ghost hunters and psychic investigators. Website: https://www.makeneyhallhotel.com/
The idyllic setting of Tutbury Castle is a splendid location for your wedding day nuptials. Panoramic views, enchanting environs and first class hospitality all combine to create a marvellous experience. World-renowned for its ghosts, Mary Queen of Scots spent several years at Tutbury and if you are very lucky, you might just be awarded an audience with her on your wedding day... Website: http://www.tutburycastle.com/
The elegant stately home of Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire, was built in the 1840s and has been immaculately restored in recent years. A truly exceptional venue in close proximity to the major A1 artery, it has earned a tremendous reputation. Rumours have long persisted of hauntings at the hall, and next year it will host two ghost hunts. Website: http://www.stokerochfordhall.co.uk/
A popular location for movies and period dramas, the enchanting edifice of Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire, is truly extraordinary. An exclusive wedding venue (dates are limited due to Harlaxton functioning as a college throughout term-time) which is perfect for brides seeking a more extravagant day. Such a spectacular site would not be entirely complete without its resident retinue of ghosts – of which there are several... Website: http://www.harlaxton.co.uk/
The Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon, appeared in the classic horror movie 'The Haunting' (1963) and is said to host several phantoms. A truly outstanding wedding venue which ticks all the boxes, the team take great pride in providing a service which is out-of-this-world. With such entrancing architecture, exceptional facilities and first class cuisine, it's small wonder that some of the previous residents have decided to overspend their stay by a few hundred years... Website: https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/ettingtonpark
Wadenhoe House, Peterborough offers an intimate and exclusive wedding day experience. Dating from the 17th century the venue boasts a long and illustrious history. The ghost of a civil war soldier continues to guard the establishment and is known to appear in the bar area. Rustic charm, welcoming staff and state-of-the-art facilities will provide a traditionally enchanting English wedding. Website: http://www.wadenhoe.com/
Long celebrated as one of the most haunted venues in England, the Haycock Hotel near Peterborough, is a popular haunt of psychic investigators. The ghost of Mary Queen of Scots is said to prowl the hallways late at night as she once stayed here en route to her execution at Fotheringhay Castle. Residents often speak of a mysterious 'presence' and ghostly figures appearing in the public areas. Nonetheless, The Haycock is an exceptional hotel for your wedding day revelries. Website: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/the-haycock-hotel/weddings/
David Fox is now one of the most sought after magicians in the UK. Having developed a reputation as an exceptional entertainer and magician par excellence, he was invited to entertain dignitaries and guests at HRH Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in London. Most recently he delivered a spectacular show at the centenary celebrations of the prestigious Westminster Abbey Choir School.
For the past decade, David has been performing at weddings, parties, corporate events and special occasions throughout the UK and beyond.
The winner of the Wedding Industry Experts Awards, David is a popular entertainer at venues throughout Derby and Nottingham.