Blackpool Festival House
February 4, 2012 at 10:55 am
Gold glitters in the sunshine at the Blackpool Festival House, Blackpool’s newest venue, open to the public from December 17th, 2011. The unusual shaped roof stands out, as the plated gold, melded into hive-like shapes, cast a golden glint around the promenade. Inside the Blackpool Festival House you can organise a wedding ceremony, with the venue fully licensed for civil ceremonies. The big attraction is that fantastic view outside over the Irish Sea, and the feeling that you are getting hitched in the very heart of Blackpool. The first couple are booked to marry just after New Year, 2012. Charming views from Blackpool Festival House At the very top, from the Tower View Room there is a long, rectangular window offering spectacular views out to the sea. Looking out over this view as you say your vows makes the wedding chapel a very romantic spot indeed. The Blackpool Council has transferred the registry office to the venue, so all town civil ceremonies will be held there, unless another venue is preferred. Located near the North Pier, with the fantastic backdrop of the iconic Blackpool Tower, and all the delights of the promenade, make this venue truly special. The idea for a wedding chapel came from Las Vegas, famous for its tourism attractions and wedding chapels. Blackpool being a town where fun, fair rides, cabaret acts and illuminations attract over six million visitors a year, seems, somehow, more complete with a centralised wedding venue. Part of the regeneration programme, Blackpool Festival House incorporates many low-carbon emission aspects, and uses the fantastic sunshine that beats through those large window panes as a natural source of heat and light. There are two options for ceremonies, one room seats 14 people, ideal for the more intimate wedding, and the other, larger room, seats 50. The building cost £2.8 million to build, and already has 100 confirmed weddings booked for 2012. People will be able to register births and deaths there too, as the full registrar services are located there. As a special treat, couples who marry at night will have a lovely view of the Blackpool Illuminations, and all year round, able to see the new illuminated heart, mounted on the side of the Blackpool Tower, that is visible from Festival House. The heart can combine up to 16 million colours, and combine fading and shimmering. A Blackpool Festival House wedding will be a romantic experience for sure.