What is a UK destination wedding weekend?
Are you in love with the idea of a destination wedding weekend, but not convinced that inviting your guests to travel overseas is the right thing to do ? Have you considered a UK destination wedding weekend as an alternative? As a destination wedding planner, I am a big fan of UK destination wedding weekends.
I firmly believe that a UK destination wedding weekend gives you all of the benefits of a wedding over several days. This is because all of your family and friends can join you for an extended celebration, without the need to hop on a plane.
Introducing Osea Island for your UK wedding weekend
Osea Island is a small, privately owned, island located close to the Essex coast and accessible to vehicles via a tidal causeway. As such, it provides a unique location for a UK destination wedding weekend.
The island is large enough to accommodate up to 150 guests, but small enough to walk around easily. When the tide is in, the island is exclusively yours. But access to Osea Island and departures are possible in four hour windows twice every day.
The island offers accommodation, event spaces for your UK destination wedding weekend, a beach, swimming pool and saltwater pool. In addition, it offers gorgeous scenery and the most beautiful and romantic of settings in which to host your marriage celebrations. It’s peaceful, remote, exclusive and yet only one hour from London.
Event Spaces for your UK wedding weekend
In an ideal world, you might choose to host your UK destination wedding weekend outdoors. But the reality of the UK weather is that this is unlikely to be possible, at least not for your wedding reception. If you are fortunate, you might be able to host your ceremony and drinks reception in one of the many beautiful settings to be found on Osea Island. But, Osea Island also provides you with several unique and interesting indoor options.
The Bomb Factory
Its largest event space was built originally to build bombs during World War II . This unique building is now offered for events and wedding receptions and can seat in excess of 200 guests.
The Power House
Another repurposed historical building, the Power House offers a gorgeous location for your ceremony – or drinks reception – should they need to take place indoors.
If your dream is for a festival themed wedding, look no further than the Shack, with its quirky indoor spaces and festival themed fields.
If your guest numbers are large, or you would prefer a sea view for your UK destination wedding weekend, it is possible to build a marquee in your preferred location on Osea Island.
Accommodation for your UK wedding weekend
Osea Island offers self-catering accommodation in a number of different properties. These range from small one bedroom cottages all the way through to its Manor House and Captains House, each of which can accommodate around 20 guests. In total the island can sleep up to approximately 150 guests.
In truth, planning a wedding on Osea Island will be more logistically complex than at a more traditional wedding venue. But a wedding planner such as myself with experience of the island will have experience of dealing with and managing the details. If you would like to find out more about planning a UK destination wedding weekend on Osea Island please get in touch. . You can contact me by email, by phone on + 44 020 3930 9459 or by heading over to the contact page on my website.
If you would like to know more about Osea Island, you can visit its website here . And if you would like to see a wedding that took place on the island, you can find Jasmin and Brett’s Osea Island wedding featured here
And please watch out for my upcoming wedding shoot from Osea Island. You can catch the sneak peak behind the scenes footage over on my Instagram next week.