Are you searching for a luxe wedding venue in or around Berkshire? Then take a good look at Silchester House, a truly spectacular home-from-home country house wedding venue on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire. It boasts a long tradition of hosting remarkable celebrations – being among the very first private country houses to be licensed for civil marriages, almost twenty years ago.
Owned and managed by Bijou Weddings, Silchester House and grounds constitute a wonderful, exclusive use country house wedding venue in which you can host your own intimate, English country house, and garden wedding.
We are delighted to share with a gorgeous styled wedding shoot that recently took place when Silchester House teamed up with Sonning Flowers, Ambience Venue Styling and Laura Anderson Photography to create a vision of how you could enjoy hosting your own Silchester House wedding.
Come with us as we guide you through our favourite images of the shoot. We love this vintage vanity case card collector; just think of all the journey’s it’s made in a past life!
Capturing Key Wedding Day Moments
The wedding shoot focussed on those key parts of the day that live long in the memory. From the the bride’s entrance via the beautifully adorned grand staircase:
To the stylish wedding ceremony room:
The wedding ceremony was styled using a floral moon arch, a perfect floral backdrop for a wedding indoors and out. Ice Chiavari chairs were enhanced with chestnut coloured sashes and large hurricane lanterns available to hire from from Bijou completed the look.
Elegantly Styled Reception Tables
Several different wedding reception table designs were created, all carrying the country house glamour theme. Glittering rose gold table cloths sparkled as the light shone through to the bright and airy Music Room where both wedding ceremonies and receptions are held at Silchester House.
Large floral arrangement centrepieces featuring attractive peach roses and pheasant feathers added a unique and perfectly fitting accessory for a country house wedding theme.
We particularly love how the use of clear or ‘ice’ chairs allow light to filter through the reception room.
Staying with the peach and rose gold theme, but adding a super modern twist, we love the luxe country house chic vibe that these chunky grey church candles and strings of pearls create.
A little More About Silchester House
Silchester House is situated on the Berkshire-Hampshire border and is only available to hire on a 24-hour exclusive use basis.
It is licenced for wedding ceremonies both inside and out and offers a total of 14 guest bedrooms, impeccable grounds and a delightful swimming pool – ideal for summer wedding celebrations.
Bijou Weddings provide couples with access to a propriety online wedding planner and invite wedding planning couples to a menu tasting ahead of their special day, prepared by Bijou’s in-house team of expert chefs.
The team at Bijou are meticulous about ensuring that the service and communication is none other than perfect, from an initial brochure enquiry though to the moment the married couple, their friends and family depart the venue the morning after the wedding.
Featured Wedding Suppliers:
Wedding Venue: Silchester House, Berkshire
Wedding Florist: Sonning Flowers
Wedding Venue Stylist: Ambience Venue Styling, Reading
Wedding Photographer: Laura Anderson Photography