The trend for evening weddings is growing in Kent, with many couples being influenced by their European counterparts and their preference for twilight ceremonies. Further to this, night-time weddings are also an opportunity to save some money, as many venues are offering discounts on these later slots.
This comes after new legislation introduced in October 2012 made it possible for registrars to conduct weddings outside of the hours of 8am to 6pm. Subsequent to this, the Kentish Ceremonies team then started offering registrars to conduct ceremonies as late as 8pm for Kent’s licenced venues.
One venue in East Kent is a prime example of this growing trend by offering evening wedding ceremonies as a unique alternative to the traditional day wedding. St Augustine’s in Westgate on Sea are launching twilight ceremonies as a way for brides to make their wedding truly individual, save on the pennies and achieve a more informal atmosphere.
Offering discounts of more than £900 off their traditional daytime weddings, St Augustine’s can hold civil ceremonies as late as 7pm in their stunning vaulted Oak Room followed by an informal buffet reception and party in their beautiful and historic Kent Suite.
Tony O’ Malley, General Manager for the venue comments: “Weddings can be expensive affairs and we are always looking for unique ways to help couples save a little extra cash, whilst still delivering the same quality. For this reason we already offer discounts on weekday weddings and have now introduced similar reductions for ceremonies held in the evening. This is already proving highly popular with prospective bride and grooms, as the romance of a twilight ceremony by candlelight is something many have found alluring, especially for those who are looking for a more informal atmosphere to their celebrations.”
“Our evening ceremony puts the entire East Wing of our superb venue at the couple’s disposal. The historic charm of the Kent Suite, with the striking architecture of this stunning deconsecrated chapel provides the perfect backdrop for any wedding photography and is the perfect place in which to party the night away with our spectacular bespoke coloured lighting.”
For more information on an evening ceremony and the packages available at St Augustine’s, please contact the venue on 01843 830150.