What an amazing venue for a wedding and one that Fantail Designer Florist has had the privilege of decorating with our flowers more than a couple of times!
“Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed stately home in South Yorkshire, with the longest façade of any country house in England. It stands in 87 acres of gardens and grounds and has extensive views over former parkland, including a deer park and lakes, which are vested in the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Amenity Trust.” (taken from the website)
Wentworth Woodhouse is located only a half an hour’s drive from Fantail Designer Florist in Sheffield. It’s a venue that we love to decorate. It’s big, it’s ornate and the world is your oyster with floral costs for your wedding and you certainly won’t see any log slices or jam jars on the tables.
No, this is a venue where gold candelabras, packed with trailing foliage and large blooms take precedence. The top table should have a fully packed runner of flowers and foliage exploding off the front but classically designed so to create not just a wow factor but an ‘oh my that’s amazing’, where you and your guests feels like royalty, after all you are getting married in the biggest and most awe inspiring stately home in not only the United Kingdom but all of Europe.
Wentworth Woodhouse say, “It was built for the 1st Marquess of Rockingham from circa 1735, the work continuing over four decades, and then passed to the Fitzwilliam family. During World War II, the mansion was taken over for use by Military Intelligence and after 1945, the onset of open cast coalmining in the garden and park, made it impossible for the family to return. The greater part of the house was let in 1947 to West Riding County Council, on a long lease, shortly before the death of the 8th Earl Fitzwilliam, in a plane crash in 1948. The house was used as a Women’s Physical Education College for training teachers.”
For a full history on this amazing home click here to be re-directed to their website and have an informative read over a cuppa.
A brief tour through the rooms of Wentworth Woodhouse (taken from their website:
At the heart of Wentworth Woodhouse is the magnificent Marble Saloon; a 60ft square work of art. The Marble Saloon was the entrance for royalty and has hosted some of the house’s most extravagant balls. Now you can host your special day in the most exclusive area in the house.
The room features 18 iconic fluted pillars created in scagliola; the columns were created in stunning sienna and highlighted with white marble bases and pedestals. The walls feature reliefs designed by the notable James Stuart. The ceilings were crafted by Jonathan & Joseph Rose; their design was then reflected in the unique marble flooring.
Leading off the Marble Saloon there are several state rooms all of which are as exquisite as the next; Whistle Jacket a stunning white and gold room that once hosted the famous Whistle Jacket painting by George Stubbs and now features a copy of the famous masterpiece; is a regal room which can host up to 150 people in its gilded walls.
Van Dyke State Room of white and gold design but has a feature unlike any other; a stunning Waterford crystal chandelier which glistens as bright as the day it was commissioned. Our State Dining Room features beautiful peppermint and white wall with stunning views of the East front Vista.
Our Long Gallery is one of the most stunning rooms in the house with a beautiful view of the West Gardens with a stunning feature window through which you and your guests can enter into the gardens.
Not only does Wentworth Woodhouse do weddings but also the backdrop for many British films including one that we happened to be on site at the time to see a sneaky making of Billionaire Boy by David Walliams.