The Peak District really does speak for itself when we advertise it as a place to tie the knot but let us reassure you with these nine reasons why the Peak District is a great place to tie the knot…
1. The Birds
This sounds like a strange reason but people travel for thousands of miles just to birdwatch in this area of the country. Just imagine the morning chorus on the day of your wedding and the beautiful birds that will attend!
2. Wedding Backdrop
Obviously, the first great reason to get married here is the incredible backdrop you will have in your wedding photos. The scenery in the Peak District is unlike any other part of the country with rolling hills and beautiful countryside. Your wedding photos will be something you will treasure forever so make sure you have a good background! The venues in the Peak District all seem to have a grand stately home feel to them too.
3. Guests More Willing to Travel
If you don’t live in the Peak District or perhaps most of your friends and family live elsewhere, picking a location such as this compared to Sheffield for example will make them more willing to come as they can create a weekend getaway with your wedding in a beautiful location. Therefore, you will have more of the guests that you wish to invite.
The whole of the Peak District is very pet friendly, often advertised as a place to go on holiday with your dogs for long walks and runs. That means that venues in this location are much more likely to allow dogs to your wedding.
5. Historic Wedding Venues
Throughout this nation’s history, the Peak District has always been a location for holiday homes for the high society and royal court. That means that there is now an abundance of beautiful country manors and grand estates that host weddings.
It’s also full of farmland which means there are many incredible converted wedding barns too with exposed oak beams and beautiful brickwork!
6. Incredible Food
You’re pretty much guaranteed great food at your wedding in the Peak District due to the ingredients the area provides. Most venues will serve organic locally grown vegetables and locally raised meat. This dish is served at Durker Roods in Huddersfield.
7. Come Rain or Shine
If it does rain, the Peak District is one of few places in the UK that it really won’t bother you. The area is so naturally beautiful, it looks incredible when snow covers the ground, the sun is in the sky and especially when autumn colours illuminate the landscape. This place is great in every season and in every weather type.
Also, the amount of country manors here ensures your wedding party will be perfectly comfortable inside when it gets a little chilly! Besides, if it does rain, you can get a Pinterest-perfect umberella shot…
8. Peace and Quiet
There is one thing about weddings that brides are already well aware of when they come to UKbride; weddings are stressful! After weeks, months or maybe years of planning your special day, the last thing you want is stress, noise and rushing. The Peak District’s serenity and tranquility will make sure that you enjoy your wedding day and can take time to breathe.
9. A Minimoon to Remember
You are in the ideal location for a ‘mini’ moon or even a full blown honeymoon. Spend a few days after the wedding taking in the sights, hiking mountains, breathing fresh air and sailing around the lakes. It’s the perfect way to remember the place you tied the knot.
You may even be able to include this in a wedding package!