Buxton Aloud With The Sound Of Wedding Bells
Date posted: 5 May 2011
Love must be in the air in Buxton as it seems to be becoming an increasingly popular wedding destination.
Buxton's iconic Dome is seeing this effect, as it is set to be the venue for a wedding almost every weekend this month. Confetti will dust the front steps of the Dome and its bells will chime to celebrate the future happiness of four couples during May.
Christine Sweetmore, Development Manager of Events at the Dome, said: "We're delighted to be the venue of choice for so many weddings this May. The Dome is becoming increasingly popular and we think this reflects a trend across the town.
"The weddings that we're hosting in May are for couples from Buckinghamshire, London and Manchester, and we even have a bride from Spain. They're choosing Buxton as it's a central location for guests to travel to and because it offers a weekend away experience in the heart of the Peak District."
Each of the weddings to be held at the Dome this month will be different; one has a special light show where the Dome will be lit up with coloured lighting displays and effects, another wedding has a Spanish theme complete with tapas and Salsa dancing, and at another, a live rock band will provide the entertainment.
Local couple Matthew and Liz Waterhouse from Whaley Bridge who held their wedding reception at the Dome last week lit up the venue with an architectural lighting display. They said: "As soon as we viewed the Dome, we knew that the search for our perfect wedding venue was over. An incredible building, superb staff, great service and exceptional food, the Dome has it all.
"Our big day was amazing thanks to the staff at the Dome who were so professional. We would have no hesitation in recommending it as the ideal venue for couples who want to tie the knot in style."
Once a magnificent 18th Century stable block built to house the 5th Duke of Devonshire's horses and servants, the Dome is now part of the University of Derby Buxton and will provide a breathtaking backdrop to each of these special days.