If you're based in Essex or Suffolk, we guarantee you'll have heard of the Milsoms group, who own some of the region's most swoon-worthy wedding venues. And next month (September 2016), two of their venues - Le Talbooth and Maison Talbooth - are throwing their doors open to prospective couples.
Nestled on a riverbank and a stone's throw from the world-famous Dedham Vale - a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, no less - where John Constable painted some of his most famous works, it's a dream waiting to be realised: offering the perfect blend of countryside cool and quintessentially English charm, the two venues have to be visited to be believed.
Tempted? Pop along to one (or both!) of the events below - pop them in your diary now!
Open wedding day: Sunday 4 September, 10.30am t0 3pm
A marquee will be set-up as if for a reception, and visitors will be given the opportunity to explore the venue and its grounds. Meet local suppliers, discuss your vision with the Events Manager and fall head-over-heels with the oh-so scenic set-up, whilst supping on bubbles and nibbling on delectable canapes.
No booking required and entry is free - just turn up at a time that suits you both and enjoy a leisurely explore. There are special Late Availability packages available.
And if you can't make that, then make sure you head along to...
Maison Talbooth and Le Talbooth Wedding Show: Sunday 18 September, 10am to 3pm.
Meet up to 30 local suppliers and enjoy a selection of bubbles and canapes are you see exactly how the venues could match your big-day vision.
Chat to the Milsoms Event team, explore the stunning grounds and register for your chance to win an over-night stay at Maison Talbooth. And there's free entry - what's not to adore?