Your Surrey Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 98)

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, KT13 0QN 01932 858 005 Brooklands Museum opened in 1907 and has been through two World Wars, the Jet Age and beyond. It’s a place of great endeavour, achievements and has spawned many great pioneers, drivers, aviators and engineers. The happy couple and their guests will be able to browse the exhibits and get an insight into the venue’s wonderful history. There are plenty of photograph opportunities, such as under the wings of the Concorde, the oldest remaining British motor racing track or next to remarkable motor racing vehicles. There is also the opportunity to book a driving experience on part of the old track in an exhilarating vintage car. Celebrate in style All function spaces are licensed for ceremonies, but the standout space is the Concorde, which is capable of holding 60 nearest and dearest. The Art Deco Rooms are flooded with natural light and offer views of either the Motoring Village, Original Finishing Straight or the Aircraft Park. Alternatively, the Vickers Suite can be used with space for 100 loved ones throughout the day, and The Bluebird Room can hold 80 friends and family for the ceremony and 100 for the evening celebration. The largest space, The Napier Room, can accommodate 180 guests for the service and 250 for the reception. We love... The museum holds one wedding a day, ensuring couples have the team’s undivided attention. They’ll also receive a complimentary menu tasting and concessionary rates at some of the local hotels. PAINSHILL, KT11 1JE 01932 868 113 | Painshill was created as a living work of art in the 18th century and boasts a 14-acre serpentine lake, ornate bridges, romantic ruins, picturesque vistas, and dramatically placed follies that provide impressive views of the surrounding countryside. Celebrate in style Overlooking Painshill Lake is The Gothic Temple, where couples can exchange their vows under the arches while their guests sit under the aisle of trees that lead up to it. Following the service, the Amphitheatre Lawn, which leads up to the Temple, can be used exclusively for photos and drinks. A marquee will also be provided to ensure everyone is comfortable. Painshill works with trusted suppliers to provide catering and a marquee for receptions, or they have packages available with other local venues. We love... Guests will fall in love with the the grotto, which has a ceiling covered in sparkling crystals, and the bridge where the Netflix series Bridgerton was filmed. 28