• Fiona Bielby

LOUISE & ANDREW'S | 14th CENTURY VENUE TOOK THEIR BREATH AWAY, A HOSPITIUM WEDDING IN YORK

Updated: Aug 2


It happened totally by chance and sometimes the best things do... Louise and Andrew heard the dreaded news that their original venue was cancelling all it's weddings earlier this year, after being taken on by new management. Yet, it worked out better than expected for this lovely couple, who later stumbled up on the Hospitium in York city Centre.


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The 14th century Hospitium, is a two-storey listed building set within the beautiful York, Museum Gardens in the city centre.

After they got the news, Louise started frantically calling around different venues nearby, so many of them were booked up already, so when The Hospituim told Louise they had their date free, she booked there and then. At this point neither Louise nor Andrew had seen to The Hopsitium before. After booking, they were invited to an open day, which they went along to. Louise told me, "As I walked through the door, it took my breath away! I was so glad our wedding would be here! The decorations and high ceilings were stunning!"



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Inside it boasts, high ceilings and natural stone pillars, perfectly suited to a vast array of decor ideas.
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Louise and Andrew kept things simple with natural foliage and delicate flowers.
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Wrapping the pillars in subtle foliage really set off the area.
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The place cards were classy and simple, matching their decor because sometimes less is more.
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Louise had been inspired with the bold, deep pink when browsing Pinterest for ideas.
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She used it tastefully to accentuate the decor.
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The light grey chair decor, complimented the colour palette.
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Seeds for favours, a lovely way for the guests to remember their wedding day.

Because Louise and Andrew both attend a church, it made sense to them that they say their, "I dos" in a church too. Due to their actual church not having it's own building they decided on St Everildas, as they regularly walk past it when out and about with their dog. It's a stunning building, inside and out, plus it's next door to Tithe Barn Gardens where Andrew proposed to Louise.



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St Everildas, at Poppleton
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This was Andrew's favourite moment of the day, seeing his wife to be walk down the aisle.
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The inside of this church is so different, it's just beautiful.
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It's unusual to get a gorgeous stone arch like this, where you can frame the couple.
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Plus it has the most lovely brick arch at the entrance of the churches grounds.

Being their first gathering in over 18 months Andrew and Louise were pretty excited about their day to say the least. They'd had to plan for several different dates, so the fact that it was actually going ahead made it all the more spectacular and all the more enjoyable.




THE DAY ITSELF


Louise began the day being pampered with two of her nearest and dearest people, they leisurely got ready together here at The Grand hotel in York.


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What a building, I wonder where they came up with the name? 🙈
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Sonia did Louise's hair and make up.
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I still can't believe that Louise bought her dress second hand, you would never tell...
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it just goes to show, you can save some money even when it comes to big decisions like this.
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These cute healed pumps looked great with the lace on the dress.
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That deep pink looked stunning in the bouquet.
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