Nottinghamshire couples who get the lucky proposal on Valentine’s Day can celebrate their wedding in style when the refurbished Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford reopens its doors this spring.
The Hall is undergoing a £2.3m renovation, funded by £1.5m from Heritage Lottery Fund and £800,000 from owners, Rushcliffe Borough Council.
So far 122 couples have made a booking to tie the knot at the Grade II listed register office, with the first taking place on 2 May.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Registration Service will be leasing large part of the ground floor for conducting ceremonies and birth and death registration appointments.
The rooms retain their original features and are being restored to their former Georgian glory with décor and fittings in keeping with the period.
Wedding parties will also be able to hire well-appointed accommodation managed by Birchover Residences Limited on the ground and upper floors if they want to stay over the night before or after their big day.
Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Safety Committee, said: “We are delighted there has been so much interest from couples wanting to tie the knot at the refurbished and much improved Bridgford Hall, which boasts beautiful suites for couples and their guests to make the most of their big day.
“With romance in the air at this time of year, many couples will decide on wedding venues so we are encouraging people to get their bookings for this venue in early to get their ideal date.”
The Council is also looking to recruit celebrants to conduct marriage, citizenship, funerals and other ceremonies at Bridgford Hall and other south Nottinghamshire venues.
Applicants need to enjoy working with the public, be a confident speaker and have good numeracy and exceptional handwriting skills.
To book a ceremony at Bridgford Hall or more information call 0300 500 80 80 or visit www.celebrateinnottinghamshire.co.uk
To apply for a celebrant position visit www.celebrateinnottinghamshire.co.uk