Planning your Magical Wedding in Avalon by Iona Jones

Every year thousands of people visit Glastonbury, to see the sacred sights, to walk the land and to connect to the energies. Not surprisingly many people then choose to marry here rather than where they live. This sacred land feels like home to many… it’s a place that opens peoples hearts and awakens their souls.

For people trying to plan their Magical Avalon Wedding, it can sometimes feel slightly overwhelming with all the different aspects to think about. Not only is there the ceremony but there’s everything else, like the reception, food, music, flowers, wedding cake, photographer….

So how do you start to organise something like this?!

First you need to decide what kind of reception you would like. Is it a small, intimate gathering or do you want to let your hair down and have a good old party! Many of the restaurants in town do cater for smaller Weddings. If you are looking for something larger, you would need to hire a function room and a caterer and staff. Have you thought about where wedding photos at all of them? There is so much choice as to where you can have your photos… the Tor, the Chalice Well and the Abbey are all a possibility. Have you thought about flowers and cakes? There are some very gifted artists that will create something more enchanting and magical than you could have ever have imagined. Have you thought about music? There are some great local ceremonial musicians and some fantastic celtic bands… both sure to make your Wedding as beautiful and memorable as possible!

Once you have an idea of what you want, the next step is to come to Glastonbury to meet all the different businesses that may be able to help you. We are lucky and blessed to have some truly creative and talented people working here.  If you need help or recommendations with anything, get in touch.