10 Reasons to get married on the Isles of Scilly
Imagine a spectacular backdrop of the glistening, clear blue skies with only your closest friends and family around you. It’s easy to see why more couples are saying “I do” in the Isles of Scilly these days and choosing a destination wedding. Read on to see what’s attracting around 1 in 5 British couples to get married away from home.
Apart from friendly, welcoming local people, you can expect some of the most stunning atlantic-washed beaches in the UK, exceptional wildlife, boat trips, great places to eat, wonderful walks and the world-famous Tresco Abbey Garden an exotic location within the UK.
1. Stunning venues
You can chose from a number of licenced venues. You may want an intimate wedding or civil ceremony with views of golden sands and blue seas or romantic midnight ceremony under the stars. But it’s a given that each venue will be magical and tailored to suit you.
2. Less expensive
Combining your wedding with your Honeymoon can make perfect sense. Equally, if you feel obliged to invite your parent’s old friends who you haven’t seen since you were six, getting married on the Isles of Scilly can help reduce your numbers. Less people means less cost for you on the big day and a more intimate, special day with only the people you really care about around you.
3. Warmer climate
The Isles of Scilly is a breath taking location that offers one of the mildest
climates in Britain.
4. Exceptional cuisine
The islands offer various award winning foods produced from the land and the sea. It is hard not be impressed with the food on offer. Food is an island passion from divine locally-produced ice cream to tender island beef; from luxurious, freshly-caught lobsters and crab to squidgy tatty cake, from farm-grown veg to the islands’ own wine and beer. With so much choice on offer there will be something to tantalize your taste buds.
5. Relax and unwind
Scillonians welcome visitors with open arms and they pride themselves on being friendly and hospitable. Stunning views and fine wine are the perfect combination to instantly relax you and your guests.
There is a plethora of options regarding “the venue”, accommodation and catering which can all be arranged to compliment your budget and theme. It is also affordable for your wedding guests as we can offer accommodation and travel options to suit all budgets. No need for costly passports (photo ID is sufficient).
7. Discounted Travel
You can fly from Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End Airports. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Cornish Coast and on your approach to the islands your first glimpse of the Scillonian archipelago will take your breath away as their remote beauty unfold below. Alternatively you may wish to take a more leisurely voyage and sail from Penzance on the Scillonian III. This journey gives you a unique opportunity to take in the Cornish Coastline as quaint fishing coves, the world renown open air Minack Theatre and Land’s End peninsula slip quietly by. Be sure to keep a look out on deck where dolphins, seals and basking sharks are regularly sighted. We can arrange all travel to the islands at discounted rates.
8. Amazing Photographs
Photograph opportunities are in abundance on the islands. Locations are available to suit all weathers and moods giving you plenty of fantastic opportunities to ensure you have a very memorable wedding album.
9. Unique and chic
The islands natural beauty will infuse into your wedding day making it very special and unique. If you want to go a step further there is a windfall of style and taste around the islands, and lots of local produce that can be crafted to make it special for you and your guests.
10. Wedding Planner Service
Here at Isles of Scilly Weddings we can assist with as much or as little as you want us to. We will ensure you have the wedding day of your dreams whilst saving you time and money giving you more time to relax and enjoy the experience.