Getting to Know – That Amazing Place

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Venue Name: That Amazing Place

Location: Old Harlow, Essex

What type of venue is That Amazing Place and how old is the building?

That Amazing Place is a beautiful country house that dates back to the 15th Century, but has been beautifully modernised. It’s Essex’s newest premier wedding venue and is ideally suited to couples seeking a blank canvas on which to create their dream wedding.

That Amazing Place Wedding Venue in Essex

Tell us a little about the history of this beautiful venue.

Nestled in the Essex countryside, That Amazing Place (also known as ‘Hubbards Hall’) was originally built in the 15th century as a monastery. For many years this grade II listed hidden gem was occupied as a residential property, until its current owners decided to renovate and re-open it as the beautifully elegant venue that it is today. It has been a wedding venue for two years now, hosting 50 to 70 weddings a year on average.

That Amazing Place Sign

Is That Amazing Place licensed for wedding ceremonies and how many guests can you accommodate?

Yes. That Amazing Place can accommodate 100 guests for civil ceremonies, with the capacity for up to 180 guests for a wedding reception.

That Amazing Place Wedding Ceremony Room

Can couples just use the manor house or are there other areas available for weddings?

Outdoor ceremonies can take place under our beautiful gazebo next to the lake and, available in 2018, couples can host their wedding breakfast in our marquee.

That Amazing Place Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Gazebo

Is catering provided for weddings or can couples bring in their own caterers?

Couples can enjoy fantastic food from one of our carefully selected preferred caterers. They can choose a three-course wedding breakfast, including tea, coffee and petit fours. We also have many alternatives such as barbecue, paella, hog roast etc, as well as many different cuisines. You can even select an afternoon tea for a less formal day.

Does That Amazing Place have a set price for weddings or is there a tiered pricing structure? What packages do you offer?

We have two packages, the more traditional ‘Classic Wedding Package’ and a later, less formal ‘Twilight Wedding Package’. The price depends on the month and day of the week required.

That Amazing Place Exterior

Does That Amazing Place have a wedding co-ordinator on site, are they available on the day of the wedding?

Yes, Angie and Hannah. The team at That Amazing Place are here to help you!

Does That Amazing Place have rooms for guest to stay?

Yes, our beautiful Manor House has 12 rooms and accommodates 25 people, and there also are several nearby hotels.

That Amazing Place Bedroom

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at That Amazing Place?

A seamless wedding day, run with a personal touch. That Amazing Place will be exclusively yours for the day and night of your wedding. Not only does this give you complete privacy on your special day, your family and friends can also relax and enjoy themselves without the hassle of having to worry about transport.

First Wedding Dance at That Amazing Place

What is the best thing about having your wedding at That Amazing Place?

Having your nearest and dearest all in one place for the day and night sharing your special day.

Bride and Groom in That Amazing Place Grounds

Describe That Amazing Place in three words.

Amazing, memorable, stunning.

What’s your top tip for choosing the perfect wedding venue?

When you know, you know, so stop looking.

Bride and Groom Sitting Next to That Amazing Place Fireplace

Where can I find out more about That Amazing Place?



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Win Tickets to Brides the Show Autumn 2017

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This year’s Brides the Show event will take place from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. We have two pairs of tickets for each day of the show to give away in our latest competition…

I love this time of year and start to get really excited about the upcoming autumn bridal shows. Brides the Show is my favourite autumn bridal event as it’s THE place to find new wedding trends and styles. I really can’t wait!

Brides the Show Autumn 2017 Dates

Brides the Show is the UK’s leading luxury bridal show, with three days of unrivalled wedding planning inspiration. The autumn show is their sixth, and will be bigger and better than before, with over 150 luxury wedding suppliers showcase their services and products. Everything from wedding gown designers to florists, venues, photographers, stationery, food and drink, cakes, travel and jewellery.

Brides the Show Catwalk

There are many features of Brides the Show, with the catwalk one of the highlights. This season the catwalk theme is ‘Paris In Love’. Featuring the latest gowns from the best international designers, the show will take you on an evocative journey through the changing four seasons of a Parisian jardin.


Two brilliant areas at the show are the hen party zone and the wine tasting area (I’ll see you there). The dedicated hen party zone will have experts Cluck on-hand advising and offering master classes on hen activities, and the wine tasting workshops will be at The Sommeliers’ Table, in association with wine experts Corney and Barrow.

The Imagination Room at Brides the Show

During the show you’ll have access to top wedding planners, as well as the entire Brides magazine team who can help guide ticket-holders through every aspect of wedding organisation.

How to Enter

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to Brides the Show simply complete the form below, selecting which day you would like to win tickets for…

Competition Start and End Dates

This competition starts on 11th August 2017 and closes at 12noon on 11th September 2017.

Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18
  2. By entering the competition you are accepting these terms and conditions
  3. The prize is one pair of standard tickets (not VIP tickets) to Brides the Show on your selected date: Friday 29th September, Saturday 30th September or Sunday 1st October
  4. Competition closes at 12noon on 11th September 2017
  5. The Wedding Community will choose one winner at random for each date from the eligible entries and notify them via the email addresses they used to enter
  6. If a winner fails to reply to the notification email within five days, The Wedding Community will select a new winner for that date from the eligible entries
  7. The Wedding Community will send a code to the winners via the email address they used to enter so they can order their tickets
  8. Only one entry allowed per person
  9. There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-negotiable
  10. Information provided will only be used by The Wedding Community and Brides the Show
  11. The Wedding Community may contact you in the future via the email address provided with news and offers. All emails will include an opt-out option
  12. The Wedding Community’s decision is final

If you are not one of our lucky winners you can book tickets here

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Amethyst-Inspired Purple and Gold Wedding Styling

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I love, love, love this amethyst inspired wedding inspiration! It’s modern, sophisticated and, of course, includes the semiprecious violet-hued stone, amethyst.

We have seen a lot of purple tones feature in weddings over recent years, but this is now evolving, becoming more luxurious and definitely a lot more modern. Lavender tones are much more ‘now’ than bold purples, and with the popularity of geode and gemstones in wedding styling, amethyst is right on trend!

The creative team used gold and feathers to enhance the opulence of the styling details, creating such a visual delight. This really is styling for modern brides looking for something alternative, whilst still beautiful and feminine.

Bride with feather collar bridal neckpiece looking down at purple bouquet

The feathers and gold have been used so elegantly. Santos Costura designed this stunning feathered-top dress; and just wait until you see the gold lace dress! The amethyst watercolour and gold foil wedding stationery offers a luxurious, modern design, and the shoot also features one of the prettiest I have seen. The fabulous flowers in shades of purple, the gold cutlery and gold rimmed glasses create such opulence. Talking of opulence, the dessert table really is something special – I adore the amethyst geode cake.

Igualada Cemetery

The setting for this gemstone inspired shoot is Igualada Cemetery, or ‘Cementiri Nou’ (New Cemetery), in Barcelona, built between 1985 and 1994 to replace ‘Old Cemetery’. Highly regarded as one of the most poetic works of twentieth century Catalan architecture, this is such an incredible location for a shoot.

I’m sure these amethyst wedding styling ideas will blow you away. This really is gemstone inspiration like you have never seen before, and we have Nuria Cienfuegos Photography to thank for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Luxurious Elements

“Our initial inspiration for this shoot came from the semi-precious stone, Amethyst. As the idea started to mature we decided to bring the design to the next stage, introducing luxurious elements like gold and feathers, without forgetting the modern and sophisticated style we like to express.”

Gold and purple Amethyst inspired wedding stationery

Gold and purple wedding stationery

Purple bridal bouquet on Ghost chair

Bride wearing feather collar bridal neckpiece

Bride pulling up train on dress

Purple bridal bouquet

Bride looking down to ground

Bride's purple bouquet and gold shoes

Bride wearing feather collar bridal neckpiece and feather crown

Bride underground in Cementiri Nou

Bride holding purple bouquet

Bride standing on steps of Cementiri Nou

Wedding ceremony arch in Cementiri Nou

Bride wearing feather collar bridal neckpiece

Bride standing by table

Large purple floral display in gold trough

Wedding table with Ghost chairs

Amethyst inspired purple and gold wedding table styling

Amethyst on wedding table Glasses on wedding table

Wedding place setting with gold cutlery

Bride in gold wedding dress with hand on her hip

Bride in gold wedding dress with hands behind her back

Bride in gold wedding dress holding purple bouquet behind her back

Bride with ponytail hairstyle and feather collar bridal neckpiece

Bride in gold wedding dress holding purple bouquet

Bride's purple bracelet

Purple and gold geode wedding cake

Purple flowers on wedding cake

Purple and gold macarons

Purple leaves and iced biscuits


Glass case of iced biscuits

Pleasure is gold sign in gold feather heart frame

Photography: Nuria Cienfuegos Photography

Planning, Styling and Design: The Experialist

Shoot Location: Igualada Cemetery (Cementiri Nou), Igualada, Spain

Dresses: Santos Costura

Jewellery: Pia Jewels and Design

Flowers: Flowercap

Table Decor and Design: Cañigueral Mesas con Esencia

Stationery: Supercaligráfica

Wedding Cake: Sweet Mama

Hair and Make-Up: Ribbon Art and Hairstyle

Model: Katharina Wolf

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