Himley Hall has today (Saturday May 4) opened its doors and welcomed visitors as it showcased itself as the borough’s prime wedding venue.
As the Dudley Council-run venue celebrates 10 years of weddings, more than 100 visitors came along to find out more about getting married in the prestigious 18th century, grade II listed hall.
For the first time, the popular venue is preparing to offer garden weddings from next summer and today visitors were able to head outside and experience what an outdoor wedding could be like in the beautiful, Capability Brown, landscaped grounds.
Visitors were able to see a fully dressed wedding marquee, complete with bridal dressing area. The grounds were turned into a glamping village with prosecco bar, fire pit, seating area, games area and fully dressed cloth tent, set up for 100 but capable of hosting wedding parties of up to 2000 guests.
Inside the hall itself, visitors viewed the new interiors in some rooms which includes new paintwork, interior and exterior signage as well as the transformation of the hall foyer into an informal reception area for guests.
A number of the rooms have been renamed to reflect the hall’s history and were set up for a wedding breakfast, formal dinner and evening celebration.
Also on display in the hall was a photographic display of happy couples who have tied the knot at the venue in the past ten years.
Alan Lunt, strategic director for place at Dudley Council, said:
We’re really proud of Himley Hall. It’s a place full of history and grandeur, which has seen hundreds of couples tie the knot in the last ten years.
Today has been about showcasing the very best it has to offer and demonstrating that we’re expanding the opportunities to give couples the wedding they want, whether that’s a more traditional or a relaxed, outdoor service.
For us, it really is our jewel in the crown and I hope it will continue to offer the perfect venue for any couple looking to get married.”
To find out more about weddings at the hall, go to https://www.himleyhallandpark.co.uk/