Bhuti x The Bingham


Images by Timeless Pictures.

Monday mornings – I’m sure we all have our own routines to kick-start our week right…?

Well last Monday I was well and truly thrown when I stepped away from the usual desk position and headed to the picturesque Richmond-upon-Thames, where apparently bhuti lies within…

The story starts with The Bingham. I absolutely adore this venue. It’s graced these pages many a time and it’s been a personal bookmark for many a family occasion; so when I was asked if I wanted to make another visit to try out their brand new Spa called bhuti, there was only one answer.

Bhuti & The Bride

bhuti is an eco and wellbeing escape located a stones throw from the hotel. Offering a range of natural and organic spa treatments, bhuti is a perfect extension of The Bingham’s luxury ethos and offers a range of treatments designed to ensure you feel radiant from within. From yoga classes and nutrition workshops, to thermal detox massages and inner peace treatments, bhuti offers a treatment for everyone covering a range of Complementary therapies including Reiki, Acupuncture and Homeopathy, all carried out using only the finest natural and organic products proudly made in England.

You may have a small inclination by now that planning a wedding can be teensy bit stressful, so I personally think taking time out – whether it’s with your husband-to-be, with your girlfriends or just by yourself – is essential. You can therefore visit bhuti for a pick me up throughout your wedding planning or enjoy some pampering on the eve or morning of your big day. The stresses of wedmin and to-do lists can quite simply be left at the door as soon as you step into the idyllic and tranquil surroundings.

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World Inspired Tents Autumn Open Weekend


Image by Richard Murgatroyd Photography.

A little shout out from the Event Diary today!

If you haven’t yet explored this part of our website then you simply must, especially as there’s so many wonderful showcases, open days and wedding fairs happening across the land in our venues at the moment!

But today our focus is on World Inspired Tents. If you spotted their brand new website launch and fell a little bit in love with what they offer then you can see their magical giant Nordic tents dressed and styled on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October, 10am – 4pm.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to meet their team and some of their preferred suppliers including; Meadowsweet Vintage, Brompton Buds, Knots & Kisses, South West Event Hire, Zaza Homes, Dartmoor Kitchen and Sarah Lauren Photography.

The events team will be available all weekend to answer your questions and show you around. But if you fancy some dedicated time, they do have appointments available throughout the day so just call 01271 851160 or email for more information.


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A Charming Bohemian Chateau Wedding Venue


Images by Katy Webb Photography.

A grand, 18th Century bohemian Chateau full of antiques and original charm is our star venue today in this relaxed yet inspiring styled shoot.

The Palladian influenced Chateau La Belotterie is set in the foothills of the Grand Casse, over-looking the Black Mountain. The venue, has its own private grounds of over 26 acres of lawns, streams, woodland and rolling green countryside.

It really is the most beautiful location for a humanist wedding in the gardens or within the the romantic ruined walls of the stone Orangery… or in the wondrous woodland aveune near the house!

Curator Anna is here to tell us a little bit more about this fabulous setting as well as touching on the styled shoot.


Notes from Chateau La Belotterie


The Chateau

The house is truly romantic and has a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere – La Belotterie offers you a real, old fashioned taste of this beautiful area of the South of France.

If you would like a traditional ceremony there is a fantastic church within 3 mins drive or as mentioned, we have a wonderful array of spots dotted around the grounds for a humanist celebration. Wedding Receptions take place both within the gorgeous hall which has three huge windows and large stone steps down on to the receptions lawns. Here there are fantastic views of the Pyrenees mountains and the sunsets are stunning.

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Chris & Allan’s The Lodge on Loch Goil Wedding


Images by Fotogenic of Scotland

The Lodge on Loch Goil is an amazing 5 star exclusive use venue on the shores of a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands. Sitting peacefully in the natural beauty of its backdrop, the breath-taking views are incredible and it’s this location that stole the hearts of Chris & Allan.

It was a black tie affair for this super stylish couple and it only seems fitting they chose Scotland’s most stylish hotel.

Come and take a wee peek…

Notes from the Groom


I grew up in Clydebank and Chris grew up on a farm in Dumfries and Galloway. We both live in Bearsden together now and work in Glasgow as lawyers. I have a daughter (Emma) who is 14 and lives very close to us in Bearsden. Both Chris and I really love life; we both enjoy our careers and use our holidays very well. We are very compatible when it comes to our mutual love of travel!

We both work at the same firm, but strangely rather than meeting through work (we worked in different offices back then), we met at a club after a work event by accident. We clicked immediately.

When it came to the wedding venue, we saw many different places, big and small. The Lodge on Loch Goil was in fact the last venue we visited but we both fell in love with it immediately. We could picture our wedding there and knew it would be special for our guests as well. Also – we had been thinking about our ideal date for the wedding (not that we were inflexible on the date), and none of the other venues were able to accommodate our ideal date, but The Lodge only had that one date remaining. It was like it was meant to be!

Magical is a good description of The Lodge. The setting is very tranquil, and extremely beautiful. There is a high quality to the venue and their service, but it comes with a level of flexibility and adaptability that means you can still maintain a very personal theme to your wedding. The ability to stay for the whole weekend with your main wedding party, and have time to catch-up and relax with them makes all the difference. Likewise, the exclusive use aspect means that you feel you have a beautiful house to welcome your guests into for the day itself – by which time it feels a bit like home! Very comfortable, relaxing, but with a high quality execution that we loved. Perfect for us.

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New Wedding Venues for 2017!


Image by Amber Marie Photography.

Hands up who got a shiny new rock over the summer! Well ladies & gents, you’re in the right place.

Not only does Coco Wedding Venues showcase some of the greats – Hedsor House, Cliveden and Blenheim Palace to name but a few; we also take great pride in working with some of newest and freshest wedding venues on the scene!

So let me guide you though our hot picks for 2017…

# 1

Fern & Field

Fern & Field is set on a family run working arable farm of one hundred and sixty five acres. Located in Kent, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the High Weald rises out of the Romney Marshes.

Farnell Farm has a choice of stunning locations, including ancient bluebell woodlands; a lake surrounded by giant fir trees; a boutique vineyard; and a twenty five acre wild grass meadow with uninterrupted panoramic views.

# 2

Garthmyl Hall

Garthmyl Hall is a traditional Georgian property that has been lovingly restored keeping its traditional features but adding an elegant, timeless and quirky touch.

You will have the whole place to yourselves and the team are super flexible and helpful. They want you to have the day YOU want. They don’t have more than one wedding per weekend/mid week, so you don’t feel the conveyer-belt pressure. You have all the time you need to set up your dream wedding the day before and enjoy that valuable time with your family and friends.

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