Getting married on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight remains one of the most popular wedding locations within the UK right now. This Summer we experienced some of the best weather in recent years. The result was a boom in tourism.
From short breaks and family holidays to walking weekends and beach escapes. Not to mention romantic weekends for proposals and weddings. This year was the first time we introduced a waiting list for engagement and wedding ring appointments within the showroom.
Getting married on the Isle of Wight has become a serious consideration for many couples planning their wedding in the UK.
Why has the Isle of Wight become popular as a UK wedding venue?
Terrorism and international crises outside the UK
Travel outside the UK remains thwarted by international crises and couples are now looking for romantic venues to travel to without the complications posed by weddings abroad. Since the Isle of Wight is governed by UK laws, there are no complications for planning a wedding on the island.
The weak pound means a more costly international wedding—post Brexit. Since the Isle of Wight has no different currency to the UK, there are no complications arising from international currency conversions.
5 x reasons to get married on the Isle of Wight
1. Good weather
Good weather, proximity to mainland UK and a plethora of venues make the Isle of Wight a wedding hotspot within the UK.
2. Variety of venue
Couples have an amazing choice of venues ranging from rural retreats to opulent locations such as Osborne House, home to Queen Victoria.
3. Celebrity endorsement
Not all isle of wight weddings host local couples. Secret celebrity weddings such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have raised awareness of the Isle of Wight as a top UK wedding destination. Browse one of many lists detailing potential wedding venues and you will find many idyllic wedding locations around the Isle of Wight. In fact many celebrities enjoy holiday retreats on the island, with frequent celebrity visits from stars such as Johnny Depp.
Easy journey time from mainland UK
Many couples getting married on the Isle of Wight tend to come from further afield. We learned very recently at an event hosted by Wight Wedding Days that most online searches for Isle of Wight weddings originate from in and around London. The journey makes the island favourable for visitors from London planning a day or weekend to the island for engagements and weddings. Couples can choose between very different venues, including stately homes, sub-tropical botanic gardens and beach retreats.
In addition to variety, cost plays a pivotal role. The Isle of Wight supports a wide range of wedding budgets from weddings on a shoestring to venues suitable for celebrity weddings.
No shortage of wedding specialists
For couples marrying on the Isle of Wight, there is an abundance of wedding specialists—on hand, ready to help with the special day. From inspirational wedding planners to cake makers, photographers and hair and make-up stylists. Anyone on the island during November can take advantage of one of the island’s wedding shows at Ventnor Botanic Gardens on Sunday 6th November.
We are on hand at the show (and daily within our showroom and online) to advise on wedding rings and jewellery. Our showroom is open daily from Monday to Saturday. We advise couples to book ahead since appointments are provided in the privacy of our showroom without time constraints.
Choosing wedding rings
At Serendipity Diamonds we offer a comprehensive service and advisory role to ensure that you find the perfect wedding rings, correctly sized and personalised in any way necessary. We offer free delivery and an optional collection service. For anyone thinking about getting married on the Isle of Wight, why not combine your exploratory trip with a visit to our showroom. Saturday appointments are available with advance booking for anyone travelling on weekends.
Further Inspiration & Credits
Each of the following people contributed to the wedding photographs from which the above images were taken.
Location: Ventnor Botanic Gardens
Photographer: Chris Cowley
Dresses: Karen Robb, Dornellie
Hair: Charlotte, Scott’s Hair Salon
Makeup: Tina Williams