• Micro Weddings by Searcys

    28 October 2020

     

    Have you had to postpone your big day? It is time to take things off pause and celebrate your wedding in style at Searcys, albeit on a smaller scale. Things may be a little different right now, but Searcys Exclusive Events team is on hand to create bespoke wedding experiences to make your day one to remember. In the past fortnight alone, the team has received over 60 enquiries for weddings until the end of 2020, with 5 confirmed bookings, some within a week’s notice.

    With such a short time to plan your precious occasion, you need to turn to a reliable operator, with an in-depth knowledge of venues, stringent safety protocols, logistics expertise and impeccable catering credentials.

    With over 143 years’ experience in catering for weddings, Searcys and its iconic venues are ready to host your special day, with tailored event spaces, bespoke menus focused on the best seasonal and British produce and expertly paired wines and Champagnes to celebrate.

    Although not new for 2020, micro weddings offer a perfect way to create your big day, where every detail can be tailored to meet any want or need. Hosting up to 15 guests, the Exclusive Events team is here to make your event special and memorable.

    Throughout this year, Searcys Exclusive Events team has been helping brides and grooms plan their big day in the new normal. Over the past few months, the team have been curating bespoke weddings for couples, customising options from menus to music, as well as quirky touches of personalised bride and groom face masks, ensuring all is done in a secure way for all guests. Interesting food and drink themes, from miniature champagne bottles for a toast to touch-free menus delivered in stylish boxes, let your personality shine.

    At Searcys, we have implemented the necessary safety measures for our guests, staff and contractors for events. In line with COVID-19 Secure guidance, they include enhanced cleaning regimes, revised event room capacities to support social distancing and increased signage. We have incorporated physical distancing procedures into our event planning and revised our food and drink offer to minimise contact. We are proud to have also been awarded VisitBritain’s “Good to Go” accreditation to ensure our venues are safe to all guests. Each of the venues has also been audited by an independent health and safety consultancy NAVITAS.

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    While a traditional big celebration may be on hold for the next few months, micro weddings offer the chance for an intimate and personal ceremony. As part of the new normal, don’t compromise and look to Searcys and the Exclusive Events team to make sure your day goes off without a hitch. For more information on how we can help plan your big day, please email exclusive.events@searcys.co.uk or call us at 020 7101 0220.

    Choose from one of Searcys iconic and historic venues, including:

     

    {10-11} Carlton House Terrace

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    Home to The British Academy in the heart of Westminster, the Grade I listed Georgian Townhouse offers 10 elegant private rooms, each with its own character. Carlton House Terrace is a stylish townhouse charm with views across London’s iconic landmarks offering a picture-perfect setting.

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    Searcys at The Gherkin

    For unrivalled sky-high views across London, there are few spots as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Able to adapt to suit the size and style of any event, the Gherkin offers majestic views, with options including a private dining room, beautifully designed and flooded with natural light, for an intimate celebration dinner, while for a more exclusive feel, dine at the very top levels of 39 and 40 to a truly remarkable backdrop.

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    The Barbican

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    The Barbican Conservatory is a botanical oasis famous for its cascading plants, a high glass roof and tranquil fish pools. Licensed to host a wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, it is a magical space in which to entertain your friends and family. After the ceremony in the breath-taking Conservatory, you can proceed to a reception set against the lush green background or choose to enjoy your wedding breakfast at our Osteria restaurant overlooking the City.

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    The HAC

    Located in the heart of the City and steeped in history, The HAC offers four striking event spaces stretched across the estate, each licensed to hold a wedding and civil partnerships. It is a six-acre estate and the home of the Honourable Artillery Company, a charity set up by Henry VIII in 1537 to support the Regiment that shares its name. The HAC offers a stunning, 18th-century manor house and a contemporary, self-contained conference suite. What’s more, five acres of beautiful lawns provide an unforgettable background to wedding photographs and reception drinks, with all food and drink catered by Searcys to meet any requirement.

     

    St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar

    Looking for something a little quirky? Why not marry on the concourse of the station, followed by a bespoke wedding breakfast at Europe’s longest Champagne Bar. On the doorstep to France and beyond, where better to say ‘I do’ than under Tracey Emin’s ‘I want my time with you’, before experiencing a truly unforgettable day with a Champagne reception and tailored menus, set in either the Champagne Bar or art-deco Brasserie, or your very private dining room.

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