Wedding with thanks – dreams to come true at Delapré Abbey

June 10, 2020: Love is in the air at Delapré Abbey, as the historic home launches a competition to treat one Northamptonshire couple to the wedding of their dreams.

‘Wedding with Thanks’, which will see one lucky couple say ‘I do’ next year, has been organised by Delapré Abbey – to thank and celebrate carers, key and essential workers in Northamptonshire who have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus crisis.

Richard Clinton, Chief Executive, Delapré Abbey, said: “Many couples have had to put their weddings on hold, so this is our way of giving back and saying thank you to those who have worked tirelessly to make an extraordinary difference during these challenging times. The wedding is on!”

Wedding with Thanks includes Delapré Abbey’s Bouverie Suite for the ceremony and the reception and a three-course meal for up to 70 people, courtesy of Tom Hewer Catering.

The prize package also includes everything from wedding rings and stationary to a hair stylist for the bride, wedding cake, DJ, wedding band and flowers – all generously provided by Northamptonshire businesses.

Richard, who joined Delapré Abbey as its CEO in April, added: “Romance is most certainly alive here in Northamptonshire. We have had scores of wedding enquiries in the last two months from couples looking beyond COVID-19 who are wanting to start planning and booking.

"At Delapré Abbey we are passionate about supporting and working closely with the local community – and encourage friends and families to enjoy the grounds, share our facilities, join us and be part of our future. We are not just a historic home – the Abbey is here to add wellbeing, culture, and heritage to everyone’s lives. And of course, weddings!”

Nominate yourself, a friend, colleague, or family member. One or both of the nominated couple should be a carer, key, or essential worker.

Wedding with Thanks – the full package:

Photography – courtesy of Sky Photography

A £1,349 photographer package, which includes nine hours on the day coverage and 400+ edited Images on USB and a gallery for friends and family to download and save photos.

Stationary and invitations – courtesy of Tangerine Red

Bespoke wedding stationery – design, paper consultation, Bespoke printed samples of invitations and envelopes, Printed Save the dates, Invitations, RSVPs, Envelopes, Menus for the day.

Wedding rings – courtesy of Michael Jones Jewellers

MC and DJ – courtesy of Potter Group Events

This will include entertainment planning and management and lighting, a prize worth £1,500.

Wedding band – courtesy of White Room

A two x 45 set performance by White Room – covering a variety of modern and classic rock songs.

Bridal hair – courtesy of Seckingtons

The bride will be given the royal treatment, with a bridal package that includes a hair trail and bridal hair on the day.

Wedding meal – courtesy of Tom Hewer Hospitality

Enjoy a 3-course meal from this awarding winning wedding menu (up to 70 people) plus a glass of prosecco after ceremony, a package worth £2,800.

Three tier wedding cake – courtesy of Gardners Bakery

This family-rung bakery will bake a three-tiered treat for the lucky couple and their guests, worth around £300.

Floristry and styling – courtesy of Florry and Forevermore events

This package, worth around £1,000, includes a bouquet for the bride, two bridesmaid bouquets, six buttonholes, five table centrepieces and a top table centrepiece. There will also, if required, be arch and entrance flowers.