Perhaps you’ve spent most of your wedding budget on the reception, or you simply prefer to vacation in the UK; whatever the reason, there are plenty of fantastic honeymoon destinations in the South West. Whether you fancy a spot by the sea or a romantic city break, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some ideas from Andrews Marquees, a leading supplier of wedding marquees in the South West region.
Bristol honeymoon options
Whether you’re into Banksy, Brunel or ballooning, Bristol has plenty to offer for your honeymoon. Take in a show at the Bristol Hippodrome, visit the zoo or get your culture fix at the SS Great Britain. We recommend the West Loft Suite at Georgian hotel Number Thirty Eight, although with its luxurious feel and glorious views over Clifton, you may not feel like leaving the room. Berwick Lodge provides a private get-away just outside the city which also does civil ceremony weddings.
Beautiful honeymoons in Bath
Bath is one of the most romantic cities in the world; right up there with Paris or Venice. Bath Abbey and the nearby Pump Rooms are stunning, and the Roman Baths are full of intrigue, particularly at night. Alternatively, book yourselves an evening slot at the Thermae Bath Spa for an incredibly romantic evening. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, both the Royal Crescent Hotel and the Queensberry Hotel will take your breath away.
Planning a Wiltshire honeymoon
The Wiltshire area is full of splendid sites, including Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and the famous Bratton White Horse hill figure. The main reason we mention Wiltshire, however, is that it offers perhaps the most fitting honeymoon destination in the South West: the Kissing Gate Cottage near Chippenham. If quaint villages, beautiful scenery and log fires are to your taste, you’ll love this little hideaway.
Romantic getaways in Dorset
Rich in beautiful beach towns – including Durdle Door, Studland, Weymouth and Bournemouth – Dorset is a great place to spend a relaxing honeymoon break. Throw a pot at Poole Pottery, take a boat trip to Brownsea Island, climb the hill to Corfe Castle or visit stately home Kingston Lacy; whatever you do, make sure you check out the Summer Lodge in Evershot. It’s the perfect honeymoon hideaway with a heated pool and plenty of beautiful countryside to explore.
Honeymoon destinations in Somerset
There are so many things to do in Somerset, including a visit to the famous Glastonbury village and Tor, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral and Dunster Castle. Our top honeymoon pick in Somerset is Bannatyne’s Charlton House Spa Hotel near Shepton Mallet, although Babington House comes in at a close second. Both offer excellent large, luxurious rooms for the perfect honeymoon.
Don’t forget to make a memorable exit when you leave your hotel, marquee or pub wedding reception to head off for your dream honeymoon! If you’re thinking about hiring a wedding marquee for your big day, give Andrews Marquees a call on 01275 545199.