How to plan your perfect wedding in Plymouth

Langdon Court Hotel is a beautiful Devon wedding venue, but no matter how exquisite your surroundings, you still need to be organised to put on a memorable and hitch-free wedding. Here’s our handy guide to help you.wedding-cakes

12 months to go!
Set a date. The most important starting point. The venue for your wedding and your reception are important, so check availability, then set the date. Everything else then works towards that wedding date.

You’ll need to book your reception and wedding venue too, to make sure that date doesn’t need to change. Now you can start compiling your guest list. Guests will need lots of notice, so they don’t plan holidays or other events.

You also need to book the registrar. If you are marrying in a church, the registrar will probably be the vicar, but you may want someone to marry you who is not a registrar. Contact your local register office about this.

Make a list of everything you need to buy or do and start shopping around – wedding dress, wedding cake, seat placements, flowers… You should also look into wedding insurance, to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

6 months to go!

Send out your invitations, along with information about the wedding venue and the reception venue – perhaps including a map with contact details for local hotels.

Assuming you have chosen your bridesmaids, best man and flower girl, choose outfits for them to wear. The earlier you shop around or plan for this, the better.

Book your honeymoon – you may want to buy a honeymoon package, or put together your own travel plans. Don’t leave it too late though if you want a dream holiday. Look for early booking discounts.

Have a dress fitting and find a hairdresser – maybe a salon that can do nails and hair on the same day. Organise this because you may find availability is short if you call the day before asking for them to book a wedding party of five.

Reserve accommodation for your guests and book transportation – not only transportation for anyone that needs to get to the wedding but also the wedding cars for the big day.

3 months to go!

Buy wedding rings, choose wedding favours and any gifts you might want to buy for parents, bridesmaids and best man. Choose your readings and run through the ceremony with the minister or registrar.

If you haven’t already done so, choose and book your wedding cake and book wedding night accommodation.

2 weeks to go!

Have your final dress fitting and make sure the men are fitted for their suits, because these should be ordered now if they haven’t already been hired.

Give the caterer your final guest numbers and create a seating plan for the wedding reception. Try out table decorations and confirm arrangements with florist, chauffeur and cake maker.

Now book a spa day and relax.

A Country House Christmas and New Year

Christmas and New Year at the Langdon Court Hotel near Plymouth

Langdon Court is the perfect setting over the festive season with candlelight, roaring log fires, the best of local and seasonal produce, twinkling Christmas trees and many festive events to choose from.

Nestled within the peaceful South Hams countryside, this Grade II Listed Tudor manor house is the ideal location to celebrate the festive season with family, friends or colleagues.

Sit back and relax this Christmas and New Year and let us do the hard work. Our renowned Festive Menu will be available for Lunch and Dinner throughout December.

2014 Full Details Coming Soon – Call 01752 862358

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Langdon Court Hotel on UK map


Five per cent of Brits apparently don’t know that Stonehenge is in Britain, according to a survey by a tour operator that was reported in the Independent newspaper.

The same survey (of 2,000 people) revealed that more than half did not know the highest mountain in Britain, with some thinking it is Mount Everest; about 25% thought Ayers Rock was in the UK.

The lack of home-grown geographical knowledge could be attributed to the fact that many of us rely on sat-navs and Google maps to tell us where things are. If 20% of Brits don’t know how to pinpoint Blackpool on a map, the recent campaign by VisitBritain is probably a good thing.

Fortunately, the kind of guests who visit Langdon Court Hotel and Restaurant are generally quite capable of finding their way towards Plymouth and off the A38 to Wembury, where our luxury hotel is situated.