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Plan B and Weddings

Thank you Guides for Brides for this update on Plan B and weddings: The government is yet to update their wedding guidance page, but wedding-specific details have been included in more recently updated documents. The headlines: Masks aren’t mandatory in hospitality venues, including wedding venues, where the main activity is eating, drinking, and dancing. Venues […]

Styled Wedding Shoot – with Sunshine

We always enjoy the experience of a styled wedding shoot at Escot, and maybe particularly at the moment when ‘real’ weddings have been less in evidence, although we’re glad to say this is changing. So we welcomed Chloe Kennedy from Kennedy Wedding Events and her team on a sunny June day for a mostly outdoors […]

The benefits of a day wedding venue

As a wedding venue Escot doesn’t provide accommodation. The house is also a home, and the Kennaway family has always lived in the upper floors. This does make Escot an ideal choice for local couples who want a superb celebration in a characterful venue, without the cost of accommodation. Escot House is a wonderfully affordable […]

Covid-19 Update

Like all venues Escot has been unable to host weddings, conferences and other events since lockdown began. We’re keeping up to date with the latest guidelines, as Covid-19 restrictions are changing fairly quickly. Cinemas and museums now look set to reopen from July 4th and today the PM is likely to rule on the reduction […]

Tuscan inspiration for your wedding

Tuscan wedding style Escot house

Escot House presents a superb location opportunity for filming and photography and we’ve been pleased to provide location services over the years. In 2018 we were thrilled to work with the Prop Factory on a very unusual, Victorian-style shoot. And earlier this year we welcomed photographer Kathryn Anne to the house for a very different […]

Getting married in a heatwave?

Getting Married during a heatwave Escot

We’ve talked before about what you can do to keep you and your guests warm and toasty if you’re getting married in winter, but what if your wedding falls during a heatwave, as we’re experiencing at the moment? Being too hot is almost as bad as being too cold. If you know in advance that […]

Quickie weddings

Quickie weddings

Planning a wedding can sometimes become a major production for everyone concerned; the bride and groom, the family and even the guests. Have you received a ‘save the date’ notification for 2021? Or maybe even 2022! While there is absolutely no reason not to give yourself time to organise your wedding exactly the way you […]

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks ‘go’!

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks 'go'!

You can’t beat April for colour. It’s the month when everything starts to get greener, flowers begin to bloom in earnest and we get to see the big yellow sun in the sky more frequently. You can go to town on a Spring wedding in terms of pretty colours; pastels are a great choice, with […]

Why have a civil ceremony?

Andy Neal Photography

Once upon a time the only way to get married was in a church or, if you weren’t religious, a registry office. All that changed in 1994 when the Marriage Act 1949 was amended to allow marriages to be solemnized in certain “approved premises”. In 1996, Escot House became one of those approved premises, one […]

Review of 2018

Review of 2018

2018 has been quite a year! Here are just a few of our memorable moments. In March, the Beast from the East and partner Storm Emma played havoc with the country. Along with other local venues, we had to cope with a wedding at the time. Our catering supply didn’t get through so Plan B […]

Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings escot

More and more couples are deciding to tie the knot away from the popular summer wedding season. There are lots of good reasons for this; Not clashing with other weddings Potential guests away on summer holidays More venue options Accommodation availability Winter weddings offer lots of opportunity for style and fun. Decorate your venue with […]

Put aside those wedding day jitters

Put aside those wedding day jitters

After helping couples to organise their weddings for over 20 years, Lady Kennaway has a few tips up her sleeve. As your wedding day approaches Most couples have a sense of excitement as the wedding draws closer, but sometimes this can turn into anxiety. Will everything go according to plan? Will it rain? Will the […]

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