Making your wedding truly bespoke

24th Jan 2022

One thing every couple wants to achieve on their big day is originality. We’re proud that, here at Birdsall, we are a truly bespoke wedding venue. We help couples add a touch of individuality, be it within their menu, entertainment or styling.

Here’s just some of the ways Birdsall couples have incorporated culture, experiences and passions into their bespoke wedding day:

Anna and James

Anna and James included a nod to the time they spent in Hong Kong with Lion Dancers. Performers mimic a lion’s moves and the result was truly captivating and really wowed the newly-weds’ guests. This fabulous addition was provided by Chi Mo Martial Arts, who travelled from Manchester.

Bride and Groom with Chinese wedding decorations

Chi Mo Martial Arts, here at Birdsall House.

Chinese dragon figures

Ellie and John

From Hong Kong to Scotland, Ellie and John made quite the entrance with the City of York Pipe Band. John’s twin sister Laura leads the band, which has been based in York for over 40 years. Anyone who was a pipe sceptic was instantly converted – it was such a talking point!

York Pipe Band outside Birdsall House

The York Pipe Band make quite the entrance!

Rebecca and Daniel

Of course, some people include cultural elements in their day and for Rebecca and Daniel. It was important to observe a tea ceremony as is traditional in Daniel’s culture. The bride and groom served tea to their respective parents in law and it made for a beautiful memory and a first for Birdsall House.

James and Sofia

When we hosted James and Sofia’s wedding, we hosted a full, weekend long affair. Incorporating traditions from both the bride and groom’s cultures, Sofia and her friends and family celebrated with a Mehndi Party the day before the ceremony. They took advantage of the glorious Yorkshire sunshine, sipping champagne and having Henna applied within the twelfth century ruins. They then said “I do” in the temple within our grounds before Sofia changed into a stunning Salwar Kameez and made the most colourful entrance into the Reception that we’ve ever seen! This beautiful wedding was featured in Harper’s Bazaar.

bridal party relaxing in the grounds of Birdsall House

bride and groom walking through confetti

dancers at an Indian wedding

Indian wedding with coloured smoke sticks

Images from Jessica Williams Photography.

Sarah and Tom

Of course, we have to mention the Church within our grounds. While we have seven locations for civil ceremonies, for many, a Church wedding is very important. We’re always amazed at how different the aisle looks each time, thanks to the florists of Yorkshire working their magic and many fantastic styling ideas from the couples themselves. Our first October wedding in 2019 was an especially magical ceremony with so many candles providing beautiful lighting for Sarah and Tom.

People are often nervous that a stately home doesn’t provide the blank canvas to add their own ideas. We respectfully disagree! As Birdsall is exclusively yours for the whole weekend, there’s plenty of opportunity to create a truly bespoke celebration, completely unique to you. So, contact us here to book a viewing of our bespoke wedding venue now.

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