A NEW and unusual venue for wedding ceremonies has been specially licensed in a hotel garden in Wrexham.
The first wedding ceremony to be held in the gazebo in the gardens of the Best Western Cross Lanes Hotel, Marchwiel, took place on Friday, July 25.
A couple from St Martin’s in Shropshire tied the knot inside the gazebo with their guests seated on the lawn.
The bride and groom chose the surroundings for their special day as it offered something a bit different.
Bride Deborah Debbie Neatby, 29, said: “Cream and green was the theme of our wedding so I wanted to use the grass and the garden in the colour scheme.
“I had a bouquet of flowers but there were no other floral decoration – the gardens provided all the colour and backdrop we need.”
The hotel had to apply for a special licence for marriage ceremonies to be conducted in the gazebo.
Hotel proprietor Michael Kagan said: “The gazebo offers a unique and special place to get married. The six-acre hotel gardens are beautiful at this time of year and offer a sense of peace and tranquillity in what can be a hectic day.
“No other wedding venue in Wrexham has a garden like ours. We wanted to make sure couples could benefit from it as much as possible and have the option to use it for their ceremony.”
Up to 150 guests can be accommodated at weddings at the Cross Lanes Hotel.
As well as the gazebo, two other rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies.
The Cross Lanes Hotel is a popular venue for weddings, regularly catering for ceremonies and receptions several days of the week.
Its restaurant has been awarded the AA red rosette for quality food every year since 1994.
To find out more about weddings, visit the website, www.crosslanes.co.uk