Langley Castle experiencing a boom in ‘elopement-moons'
Logged on to Your North East Wedding with thoughts of the two of you eloping? Consider Northumberland's Langley Castle, currently experiencing a boom in 'elopement-moons' – that's an elopement wedding and honeymoon rolled into one.
Located in Langley-on-Tyne, near Hexham, the venue has seen a surge in enquiries for its 'Weddings for Two' package, a speciality at the Medieval castle since creating its How to Enjoy the Perfect UK Elopement guide. This means you can marry at Langley and then stay on for your honeymoon, having no guests to escape from or stress of getting to the airport on time.
The 14th-century fairytale castle has many romantic nooks and crannies to explore, including raised window seats in the drawing room and castle bedrooms perfect for 'we' time. The 2AA Josephine's dining room has tables nestled in alcoves, ideal for an intimate candlelit dinner, while you can also enjoy the 10-acre grounds, choosing to say 'I do' in the woodland weddings area, adorned with fairylights and decorated with floral bouquets.
"We know how to make an elopement-moon super-special," says Langley Castle's executive general manager, Margaret Livingstone-Evans. "With us you can enjoy extraordinary photography on our magnificent battlements, take a romantic stroll along Bamburgh Beach, then snuggle up in blankets in our summerhouse, watching our resident peacocks strut past."
A wedding for two and a two-night stay at Langley Castle costs £1,520, including the ceremony, witnesses, Champagne and canapés, Northumbrian breakfasts and candlelit dinners. The elopement-moon package can be extended for additional days, which costs £375 per castle room, per night, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Visit www.langleycastle.co.uk to find out more