The Villa, in Wrea Green, Lancashire is a stunning wedding venue, which I am lucky to have photographed quite a few weddings at! I have seen the Villa transform from a relatively small venue with a small marquee at the rear, to a fully fledged established very sought after venue, with the space and capability to host multiple weddings simultaneously without any risk of both bridal parties ever seeing each other.
I have photographed a variety of different weddings at The Villa, where the Bride and Groom have actually held their civil ceremony and spent all day there, to large Church weddings with the afternoon and evening receptions being held at The Villa.
The large permanent marquee to the rear is purpose built for partying but also serves as the civil ceremony room for large weddings, where the room can be decorated any way you wish, and really looks superb! Also this room is ideal during summer weddings as you are only a few footsteps away from the back gardens, where the patio doors open and drinks are served.
The smaller garden room at the front of the building is also used for more intimate weddings, this room has great light coming in from 2 of the walls of the room, and has great character. This room leads straight out onto the front of The Villa where drinks and canapes are immediately served!
The Bridal preparation room offers something akin to a full beauty salon, with its professional makeup mirror and ample space for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready. This room is great for the morning preparations, and as The Villa staff bring up prossecco and croissants in the morning, it is a lovely atmosphere in this room as the bride gets ready for her wedding day ahead.
Once the wedding formalities are done, the party begins, and The Villa has some of the best facilities to hold a fantastic afternoon reception. There is ample space for how ever many guests you may have attended. The outdoor area to the front of The Villa is my favourite area, as this can be a suntrap in summer and with the outdoor bar, canapes and ability for live outdoor music, this area is usually swarming with guests!
Imagine Jo & Eddie's delight in the pictures below as they exit their wedding car on the way back from Church to arrive at The Villa to bright sunshine, live music, all their guests outside enjoying the sunshine and drinks: