When it comes to honeymoon options, the choices are endless. Of course you want it to be very special and something more than simply an annual holiday. A honeymoon should be something romantic, magical and somewhere you can both thoroughly relax after all the wedding planning and stress are over.
Wherever and whatever type of honeymoon you choose, you will want to know that everything is covered. So do your research to ensure your choice will suit you both and stay within your budget. Venue, bookings, travel insurance - all has to be considered.
So take your time and take advantage of businesses who can provide you with lots of inspiration as well as essential practical travel advice.
Here’s some great honeymoon ideas from businesses based in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from places like Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Banbury and Buckingham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine when contacting a honeymoon travel agent.
Take a road trip to remember in a Ferrari F8 Spider or Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante on one of the UK's stunning driving routes – from the quintessential Cotswolds to coastal routes through Dorset and Devon. StayOne - the community of like-minded owners and guests of the top percentage of the world's finest properties - has partnered with private members' supercar club, Auto Vivendi, with supercars delivered to, or collected from any StayOne home in the UK or Auto Vivendi Club Hub.
Posted: 6 July 2023
The Henley Festival Presented by Westcoast – the UK's only boutique black-tie festival – is delighted to unveil this year's stunning visual arts programme featuring the internationally celebrated sculptor David Harber, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2022 winner Morag Caister, and the last artist commissioned to sculpt Elizabeth II and the first to sculpt a bust of King Charles III, Keziah Burt. Henley Festival's reputation for pioneering festival art displays continues with a celebration of fine art, ceramics, sculptures, photography, prints, paintings and light installations – all forming part of five unmissable summer nights packed full of world-class music, comedy, dining, dancing, fireworks and magical moments. From Wednesday 5th July to Sunday 9th July 2023, the green banks of the riverside in Henley-on-Thames will be adorned with a breathtaking array of outdoor art installations and pop-up festival galleries showcasing pieces by some of the UK's most renowned creators, as well as the next generation of talent taking part in the Festival's charitable initiative RISE.
Posted: 27 June 2023
Did you know that online searches have surged for staycations in the Cotswolds. The UK's travel scene is booming and has been ever since the pandemic when holidaymakers had little choice but to travel within the UK. It seems that Britains are continuing to favour a staycation, the perfect pick for a honeymoon or a mini-moon rather than travelling abroad. It's considerably more sustainable than hopping on a flight as more people are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and travel more responsibly. While others simply want a more affordable and convenient alternative, especially when travelling with children. From luxury nature retreats to beautiful beaches, some of the country's most luxurious destinations are right on the doorstep waiting to be explored - all without the inconvenience of flying.
Posted: 15 June 2023
After a hugely successful launch, Park Fair will return to the Oxfordshire countryside for its second year in 2023. A great idea for a stylish hen weekend, the fair will host a collection of stylish modern brands across the weekend festival, including the global cosmetics powerhouse Bobbi Brown, iconic fashion capsule Jigsaw, artisanal womenswear collection Pink City Prints, and British lifestyle label Seraphina London. The fair will welcome visitors to Great Tew Estate on Friday 30th June, Saturday 1st July, and Sunday 2nd July.
Posted: 1 June 2023
Stay in a spectacular converted Grade II listed building in the picturesque village of Painswick in Gloucestershire. Extensive renovation works by Parti Architects have turned the ARC Painswick property into a light-filled, luxurious haven with plenty of surprising design features. With nine bedrooms sleeping up to 24 guests, it's perfect for a mini-moon weekend away with friends or family. Arranged around a central courtyard featuring a swimming pool and a barbecue area complete with a pizza oven and firepit, there's ample space to socialise and enjoy quality time together.
Posted: 30 May 2023
Celebrate spring with a stay at a Wolsey Lodge. The Wolsey Lodge gift vouchers are the perfect present for friends and relatives, and with 10% off, they're a clever way of reducing the cost of your next Wolsey Lodge stay by buying vouchers now. Vouchers can be redeemed for accommodation and food at any Wolsey Lodge and are valid for two years. So, if you take advantage of this discounted offer - available until the end of the Coronation Weekend on the 8th of May - there's plenty of time to plan your stay.
Posted: 23 March 2023
Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health and camping offers that easy gateway to spending quality time in the great outdoors. Accommodation specialists, Pitchup.com, have revealed the 20 best campsites to book for a mental well-being boost that include The Old Dairy Farm Caravan and Camping site in Oxfordshire (pictured) and the West End Farm Campsite in Gloucestershire. The top three ranked campsites that help to generate positive emotions can all be found in the North of England while the coastal county of Norfolk is home to 25% of the top 20 campsites set to boost well-being.
Posted: 11 October 2022
A new study has revealed the UK's top staycation spots for a weekend getaway. The research, conducted by travel insurance experts Forbes Advisor, scored UK locations based on factors such as the cost of eating out, the average price of a local Airbnb, and transport costs in and around each town or city. It also analysed the number of attractions per 10,000 people to discover where offers the best experience for a staycation this autumn. The research revealed that the historical city of Oxford offers the best experience, with a Staycation Score of 93.6 out of 100. Visitors can enjoy a three-course meal for two that costs just £50 on average, Airbnb stays priced at an average of £116 per night, and a wide and varied selection of attractions – with local taxi fares priced at just £1.75 per mile.
Posted: 6 September 2022
Britain's foremost chamber opera group is returning to Henley-on-Thames this September for two performances in aid of children's charities. Over the past 26 years, Diva Opera has produced more than 50 different operas and over 2000 performances in festivals, theatres and for charities throughout Great Britain, Europe, Japan, and South Africa. The group will be presenting Puccini's Tosca on the 17th of September and Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte on the 24th of September in the idyllic surroundings of The Great Barn at Manor Farm, Fingest, near Henley-on-Thames. Diva Opera's casts include singers who work at major opera houses, and the operas are performed in stunning period costumes. There are subtitles for both operas and opera-goers will be able to enjoy a picnic in a specially erected marquee during the extended interval.
Posted: 30 August 2022
Experience Oxfordshire, the destination management organisation for Oxfordshire, is encouraging visitors to Escape to Oxford with the launch of a new campaign funded by VisitEngland. The local marketing initiative forms part of the National Tourist Board's 'Escape the Everyday' marketing campaign supporting England's tourism industry recovery. Visitors will be encouraged to book experiences including walking tours, River Thames cruises, open-top bus rides, theatre shows at New Theatre Oxford and hotel stays in a variety of properties including St Margaret's Hotel. A highlight is a luxury shopping experience in nearby Bicester Village.
Posted: 23 August 2022