Wedding venue gets back to its roots by commemorating couples who have celebrated their marriage there over the years
An historic Shropshire wedding venue is searching for couples who celebrated their big day at the venue to return to help launch a new romantic tradition.
For many years The Old Vicarage has made memories for hundreds of married couples, and now its owners want former newly-weds to come forward to make them part of the venue's story. The Worfield-based wedding venue with rooms, set in the stunning British countryside just outside Bridgnorth, is creating a Wedding Willow in its garden to give couples a romantic place to mark their first anniversary with a token of love.
To start the romantic tradition off, David and Sarah Blakstad, who themselves celebrated their wedding night at The Old Vicarage before later owning it, are looking to toast previous brides and grooms by presenting them with their very own engraved wooden plaque to hang on the tree - but first they need to find them.
"Couples see us as part of their history and will talk about their wedding day for years to come after they get married, but we also want them to be part of our history too," said Sarah. "If we give each couple a plaque on their first anniversary then their story will become our story too, and that is pretty special. "But firstly we would love to connect with couples that have celebrated their marriage here and make sure they are cemented in the Old Vicarage's story."
Couples who come forward will be invited to a special champagne reception, before being invited to place their commemorative token on the tree. The Wedding Willow has stood on the grounds for hundreds of years. When the tree died, instead of pulling up the roots, David and Sarah decided to use it to make a feature and historical log of the venue, which already boasts a brasserie and 14 beautiful bedrooms. The Old Vicarage, one of the most unique and quintessentially British settings you can find anywhere in the UK, is taking wedding bookings for 2020 and beyond. There are a variety of wedding packages on offer which secure exclusivity of the whole venue for any couples deciding to get married there. The venue's award-winning chef Gavin Allen is proud of his ability to harness the abundance of fresh local produce to create innovative menus which are simply stunning ensuring that your wedding breakfasts are something that won't be recreated by any other venue.
"We are extremely proud of how we organise weddings here at The Old Vicarage," says David. "Our personal touch makes sure that couples are completely comfortable and relaxed on their big day, which is the way it should be."
Did you celebrate your marriage at The Old Vicarage? If so please call 01746 716 497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before January 31, 2020.
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