EVER wanted something different to the all-in-one wedding event package? A town council is creating a wedding ceremony service that uses council buildings and local business to provide the happy couple with their special day.

Penarth Town Council is looking to raise funds by offering their buildings to couples, while working with local businesses to provide all the supplementary services they need to make their special day a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Buildings such as Paget Rooms, Turner House Gallery and West House can be transformed into stunning wedding venues to host ceremonies, and then, with the help of local restaurants like Villa Napoli and cafes like Griffs, guests can be catered for in style at a fraction of the cost

Or perhaps money is no option, and the happy couple can go across the road and enjoy Michelin starred food at the award-winning Home restaurant.

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The council is offering their facilities for weddings: Craig Maunder Photography

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Paget Rooms, and Turner Gallery have been offered as ceremony venues: Craig Maunder Photography

The service allows couples to pick and choose each part of their wedding while building their package – instead of being locked in a all-in-one event, or having to go through the tedious task of individually booking each aspect of the wedding.

Rachel Protheroe, superintendent registrar at Vale Council, says instead of couples in the Vale heading to Cardiff or big hotel chains for their special day, she wants to see them enjoy their wedding with local services that employ local people.

“A lot of couples in the Vale get married in Cardiff and that is frustrating because there is such fantastic opportunities locally,” said Ms Protheroe.

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Photo Craig Maunder Photography

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West House, Penarth, wedding venue? Photo Craig Maunder Photography

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Local businesses are involved in the package to provide catering: Photo Craig Maunder Photography

On February 9, Penarth Town Council voted unanimously in their council meeting to approve the project and move it forward to the next stage.

Mayor of Penarth Laura Rochefort said it was a great idea.

“It’s something exciting and new,” said Cllr Rochefort. “This council approves the premise and we can move forward with the project and hopefully generate some income.”

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Turner House Gallery

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Paget Rooms is offered

Ms Protheroe added: “This is also about local businesses being supported, employing local people and local couples getting more choice. You show people photos and they are amazed what we can do.”

The opening event of the scheme is still to be held, but the process is already looking for bookings. To find out more contact Penarth Town Council at enquiries@penarthtowncouncil.gov.uk and ask about their Penarth wedding ceremony scheme.