One of the most fashionable UK civil marriage wedding venues of the 1990s and Noughties, and the very first in the county of Northumberland, is anticipating a wave of renewals of vows ceremonies in 2024 and 2025.
Langley Castle Hotel, to which couples from across the country flocked to say their vows from April 1 1995 onwards, when civil marriages first became possible, is already getting many enquiries about vow renewal ceremonies linked to big anniversaries.
Many enquiring couples are currently focused on celebrating their 25th or 20th anniversaries, or planning 30thanniversary occasions in 2025. To ensure these can be as special as possible, Langley Castle is putting special focus on its renewal of vows offering.
The castle says a vows renewal ceremony can not only make the perfect statement about a couple’s long-lasting relationship but also potentially help friends, not in attendance at the original wedding, to tick something off their bucket list.
In a recent independent survey commissioned by Langley Castle as part of its ‘Don’t Regret the Things You Haven’t Done’ campaign, the venue discovered 58% of UK adults aged over 55, had never seen vows exchanged at a castle wedding. Now, couples have a chance to put that right for friends who were not at the original wedding.
Langley Castle’s renewal of vows ceremonies are typically held in its gorgeous drawing room, with its beautiful chandeliers and beautiful window. This stunning arena is just perfect for vow renewals, in terms of both size and atmosphere.
The wedding team is currently regularly offering show rounds that allow 90s and Noughties couples to view changes at Langley Castle introduced since their wedding day and decide on their renewal of vows preferences. Couples are often surprised to find many features have stood the test of time, making memory recreation perfect.
The castle’s Weddings and Events Co-ordinator, Katie Livingstone-Evans Lowes, says, “Our renewal of vows weddings can be as simple or as grand as couples desire. They can make a special re-commitment privately, or can renew vows in front of guests, who can enjoy food and other entertainment. It’s entirely down to personal preference and we can arrange virtually anything, from alpacas to bagpipe players, or just champagne for two served in our summerhouse.
“Our elopement ‘weddings for two’ are very moving occasions but the renewal of vows ceremonies give even those a good run for their money when it comes to emotions. We love seeing two people demonstrate just how much love they still have for each other. The ceremonies can be very special, no matter how many people are present.”
The castle is also planning an Anniversary Countdown event, for April 2024, one year ahead of when the first 30th Langley Castle wedding anniversaries will be falling.
To find out more about a Langley Castle renewal of vows ceremony, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the castle on 01434 688888.