The internet is full to the brim of stunning wedding photography, inspiration and notes on experiences from Brides and Grooms around the globe. When it comes to planning your big day, your to-do list will no doubt run to pages, but lots can’t be arranged until you have a location sorted. Of course, here at Norfolk Brides we’re a little biased, but if you’re undecided, read on for the top five reasons to have your nuptials in Nelson’s county.
1. City, stately home, woodland, beach… the venue choices are endless
Norfolk has something for everyone venue-wise, just like its landscape. The city of Norwich has some beautiful locales to get hitched, but there’s a whole county out there to explore. Norfolk has a real array of wedding venues including beaches and coastlines, stately homes, barns and woodland settings. From traditional churches and hotels to windmills, football grounds and gardens, you’ll find inspiration for your big day from an array of environments.
2. Photo opportunities galore
Wherever it is you choose to say “I do”, you’ll find Norfolk’s varied landscape keeps your photographers (and the budding Instagrammers amongst your guests) happy with a variety of photo opportunities. Your mementos of the celebrations can be truly unique and with plenty of experts who know the area well, you can rest assured your albums will be anything but run-of-the-mill.
3. Activities and travel opportunities
If guests are travelling to your wedding, Norfolk gives for a great chance for them to make a real getaway of it. There’s loads to see and visit and you could even incorporate your honeymoon or minimoon into the stay! Eat the freshest Cromer crab in the world, walk with alpacas, sail on the Norfolk Broads, take a macaron workshop with a Masterchef finalist or explore the beautiful coastline. You won’t run out of new things to try.
4. Fresh, local cuisine
Famed for its rural landscapes and fresh farming, Norfolk has a whole host of fantastic local catering suppliers who can ensure your wedding has the freshest and highest quality food possible. There’ll be no curled sandwiches or warm cheese and pineapple on sticks here! Instead you can source organic, local ingredients that are adaptable to your menu ideas and any dietary requirements. Norfolk is the home of Adnams beers and wines, Brays Cottage pork pies, Cromer crabs, Brancaster mussels, Norfolk black turkey and Binham Blue cheese.
5. Friendly locals
Are ya oright boi? The Norfolk accent is extremely distinctive and if you’re getting wed here, you’ll soon hear a lot of it. It’s not uncommon for strangers to stop in the street to chat away to each other; and if you tell them you’re getting married, to want to hear all about it! It’s rare to find anyone in Norfolk you can’t stop for directions or ask recommendations from, so you and your whole wedding party will be at ease amongst the Nor-folk.
Whether you are a couple already living in Norfolk, or someone who spent their childhood years in our beautiful county, or even someone who just wants to get away from hustles and bustles of the busy city lives – you will find all you need in Nelson’s county for sure.
Use Norfolk Brides Wedding Directory to kickstart your wedding planning journey, check out some stunning Real Weddings, Styled shoots and Wedding Tips from reputable local wedding suppliers on our wedding blog.
For those who love to flick pages of glossy magazines – we also have our annual Norfolk Brides Magazine filled with 180 pages of inspiration ( already working on our next issue!); keep an eye out for your Norfolk Wedding Bible out in just a few months time!