I recognise that this is a rapidly evolving situation, I am therefore following Public Health England (PHE) advice and guidance and receiving daily updates to review the situation. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with an honest and clear update with relation to your venue booking.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Following Boris Johnson's announcement last night (Monday 23rd March 2020) Heritage Park Wedding venues will be closed for the next three weeks. The Prime Minister has banned gatherings of three or more, including weddings, as part of the UK lockdown, in a bid to fight the coronavirus.
Wedding ceremonies and other event bookings have been postponed until later in the year. Wedding couples with dates over the coming months are also being offered alternative dates. If it is possible to proceed with an intimate bijou style ceremony, which includes the wedding couple and two witnesses only, then this is what we will offer as an option.
If you are postponing your wedding date, ensure to contact your registrars to arrange giving notice again and also check they are free on your new date.
Bath & North East Somerset Parks & Open Spaces will remain open and can be used for your daily exercise either alone or with the people you live with but please remember to keep 2 meters (6ft) away from other people.
You can find guidance on staying at home and staying away from others HERE
Hitched have some useful resources and articles to help wedding couples plan during this time.
Stay home, stay well
Thursday 19th March 2020
We are now able to offer online Wedding Planning Meetings through video calls to our couples who are self-isolating or practising social distancing.
If you would like your ceremony to proceed with smaller guest numbers and have a party to celebrate with all of your guests later in the year or next year, we can help you with that.
Guests at the Temple of Minerva will be asked to wash their hands on arrival and those guests considered to be in the vulnerable list - over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant should not attend. Guest who are showing symptoms of coronavirus - high temperature and/or new and continuous cough should not attend.
The Temple Open Day planned for Sunday 5th April will be postponed until the Summer.
Sunday 15th March 2020
All Weddings, celebrations and bookings at Heritage Park Wedding Venues will be taking place as planned on your booked dates.
If guidance changes between now and your booked date, I will work together with you to move your booking to another suitable date later in the year or in 2021. Rest assured that if your wedding is not able to take place, this does not mean that your wedding is cancelled, it is just postponed, and I am here to help ensure this has minimal impact on your special day and avoid causing you any unnecessary stress.
I will be continuing to meet up with you for show rounds, planning meetings and will be taking bookings as normal. I am also able to help with short lead enquiries if your destination wedding plans have been affected by coronavirus.
At present national policy is that events should go ahead, this is in line with the measured approach of Public Health England (PHE) and the government trying to balance risks of the virus and risks of mass disruption to normal life.
You can do your part by providing relevant information to your guests as to who should stay away, how to stay healthy and by enhancing hygiene onsite on the day.
We are lucky that our venues are mostly outdoor spaces. Regular and thorough cleaning will take place at the Temple of Minerva before and after bookings.
Whatever the outcome, I will work hard to ensure you have the perfect day. If you are feeling anxious about your plans, then please pick up the phone, I am 100% here to help.
For Public Health England updates, click HERE
Royal Victoria Park Bandstand
Opened by HRH Queen Victoria at the age of 11 this truly unique venue will blow you away. It boasts the iconic Royal Crescent as its backdrop, features a Romanesque Temple, a Bandstand and flowers literally fit for a queen!
The Bandstand Lawn makes a great location for a wedding drinks reception or just an outdoor element to your day between your ceremony and your wedding breakfast.
A new supplier -Field Good Bar
Field Good Bar are a local Bath company. They are a mobile bar service that also manages a field near Bath for wedding and celebrations with camping. Festival style events with panache!
If you want a festival feel bar at your wedding on one of our sites then Annie and her team will be perfect.
Real petal confetti
As our venues are situated in beautiful heritage parks, we do not allow traditional paper or rice confetti. Nor do we allow glitter cannons.
We prefer natural petal confetti either dried or fresh. We have recently partnered up with the Confetti Cone company who supply 100% biodegradable confetti made from real petals. Not only do they have a lovely selection of confetti but also a fabulous range of packaging which can be personalised to your wedding theme.
If you book a wedding with us, we have a unique discount code which means that these beautiful confetti cones are well and truly within your budget.
Vintage crockery & props
We are working with a fantastic new supplier - Bristol Vintage to offer you the option of hiring authentic vintage crockery and props for your wedding, to create that vintage feel. Everything you need from crockery, bunting, vintage bicycles and classic wind-up gramophones to make your day a day to remember.
Afternoon tea package includes; Teacups and saucers, teapots, cake plates, cake stands, milk jugs, sugar bowls, teaspoons, tea knives and cake forks…. From £4 per person
Catered afternoon tea package; includes all of the above as well as a large cupcake and scone with jam and clotted cream … From £10 per person
Dinner package includes; Dinner plate, knives and fork, side plate, dessert plates, dessert spoon and fork … From £5.25 per person
Bespoke quotes are also available upon request, don't forget to mention Heritage Park Weddings when getting in touch
New Capri Marquee available for hire
Heritage Park Weddings has added its own Capri Marquee to its stock, which is now available for hire. This elegant structure is 8.5m x 11.5m, accommodating up to 100 standing and 80 seated. It is ideal for setting up on the adjacent lawn to your chosen ceremony venue. The modern innovative marquee design offers spacious and stylish space for your wedding guests and can be used for a drinks reception, casual buffet or sit down meal. The Capri comes complete with half clear and half solid side walls at no extra cost. These fit into the arches of the marquee and give you the option of having the marquee open-sided, fully closed or half and half. We will set up and break down the marquee for you, so it is ready from the start of your hire period and it includes overnight security if required.
If you are interested in hiring the marquee for your wedding or other event, whether it is booked at one of our venues or not, please contact email@example.com for availability and prices.