The capital city is an exciting and vibrant place, with much to do and see all year round.
Living in London means you have everything at your fingertips, but there can be times when you might want to escape some of the hustle and bustle for a short while, such as when you are getting married.
Surrey is just a short distance from London but offers a very different experience. Here's why weddings in Surrey are the perfect choice for any Londoner.
Surrey lies just to the south of London and is so close that many of its boundaries are blurred, with confusion arising about which parts belong to the capital and which are officially Surrey.
Changes in the official boundaries over the years have contributed to the confusion, but highlights just how close Surrey and London really are.
Weddings in Surrey are fantastic for Londoners.
But despite the extreme proximity, there is a marked difference in the landscape, with Surrey offering rolling countryside and pockets of quaint British villages tucked away. Although Surrey has its cities too, there's a far more rural feel to the area, with plenty of open spaces to feast your eyes upon.
Although a dazzling cityscape can make a great picture, an escape to a romantic country idyll hits the mark for most couples. And being able to find rolling green hills just a stone's throw from London means you don't have to choose between convenience and your perfect location.
As you might expect from an area rich in history, there are many beautiful buildings and landmarks which offer their services as a wedding venue.
Whilst the surrounding countryside can be a factor in deciding where to hold your wedding, the venue itself is even more important.
Places such as Addington Palace are perfect for weddings, tucked away in a quiet location yet easily accessible by both rail and car.
This venue is typical of the type of beautiful locations you can find in Surrey; sweeping staircases, delicate chandeliers hung from high vaulted ceilings, heavy draped windows stretching almost from floor to ceiling and antique furniture.
Wedding photos are a great souvenir of the day, and such a beautiful setting will help ensure the pictures really are truly spectacular.
No matter where you choose to get married, the chances are that some of your guests will want to find some accommodation nearby to allow them to celebrate with you in style without the hassle of travelling back home at the end of the night.
Surrey is blessed with a multitude of different types of accommodation, all very accessible, providing wedding guests with lots of options of where to stay.
Surrey is full of places offering great accommodation!
If you are hoping for a cheap and cheerful option, there are plenty of B&B's, providing friendly accommodation and a slap-up breakfast the morning after without breaking the budget. For a more luxurious experience, there are hotels right up to five star standard in the area, providing spa and golf facilities for guests who want to make a real weekend of their stay.
The other benefit to getting married in Surrey is that car parking is usually plentiful at the accommodation, and you won't have to fork out for extortionate costs to leave your vehicle overnight. Whether it's a family-run hotel, or boutique accommodation, you should find there's plenty of space to leave your car on site.
If you live in London, you can't fail to appreciate the romantic surroundings a wedding venue in Surrey will have to offer. Lush green countryside, away from the constant roar of traffic, offers the perfect backdrop to an exchange of vows. With venues large and small, there's lots of choice to find the right place for your big day, and you can be sure your family and friends will easily be able to attend without having to fight their way through city centre traffic.