Getting Married in HighworthThe town just outside Swindon with everything you need for a fantastic big day
Highworth is just 6 miles north of Swindon and, as you will see in our video, is the ideal location for a dream wedding.
Its historical thirteenth century church dominates the skyline and with its Queen Anne-style architecture and Georgian buildings in and around the high street, you'll find a place with a perfect back drop for a very special big day.
Wedding suppliers all in one place
And best of all, all the essentials for organising a wedding day are here too - a bridal boutique, flower shop, hairdressers, hat maker, travel agent and two welcoming venues beautifully set for wedding receptions.
We visited them all to show why Highworth really is a beautiful town say 'I do'.
Getting married in Highworth
1. Where to say "I do"
St Michael's Church
What better place to start than Highworth's magnificent 13th Century Church.
Thousands of couples have got married here over the years and you don't necessarily have to live in Highworth to be able to walk up the aisle and say "I do" inside its magnificent interior.
2. Where to entertain your family & friends
Standing proudly at the top of Highworth High Street, you'll find the elegant Georgian townhouse hotel and restaurant that is The Highworth.
With packages to suit every budget, from a lavish reception to an intimate family wedding breakfast, their team can help you plan your dream wedding - including reserving their best rooms for the new in-laws!
The happy couple don't need to be golfers to enjoy their wedding reception at Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club in Highworth.
On a summer's day, the fantastic view of the rolling Wiltshire countryside from the balcony of the Bellingham suite upstairs all adds to making this a very popular wedding venue.
And with an experienced wedding planner always on hand, it only remains for the bride and groom and their guests to relax and enjoy the day.
> Wrag Barn - website
3. Where to find the perfect dress and outfits
If there's one key element that a bride has to get right, it has to be the wedding dress itself.
And located in Highworth High Street is Nicola Gill and her amazing team at Fairytale Occasions.
From off-the-peg to complete bespoke designs, plus bridesmaids dresses and accessories, this bridal boutique offers everything a bride could wish for.
As the name suggests, the owner of this Highworth shop knows her hats!
And no wedding scene is complete without pictures of the lady guests adorned with hats, headpieces and fascinators.
As you would expect, Suzzi's Hats has a complete range of all three to buy and to hire - all bespokely made.
4. Wedding day hair and make-up
Karolina Saunders Hair Design
Second only to the dress (but for some even more important!) the bride's hair on her big day has to be perfect.
And at Karolina Saunders just off Highworth Market Square, you'll find a salon where they instinctively know what looks best.
From classic up-dos to Boho down-dos, make-up to nails, they can provide individual styling packages tailor made for each individual bride and her bridesmaids.
5. How to add some colour to your special day
As Justine the owner told us 'It's what we love most!'
Small intimate wedding or grand affair, Highworth Flowers offer a no obligation chat regarding all of their wedding services, which extends from flowers and bouquets to delivery and venue decoration.
6. Wedding gifts
Located in the historical market square in Highworth, this olde worlde gift shop stocks a lovely range of cards, gifts, toys, jewellery and a whole lot more. Perfect for small presents and little gifts that can make all the difference.
> Highworth Emporium - Facebook page
7. Guest accommodation
The Saracen's Head
If you're having a wedding reception in Highworth, chances are your guests will want to make the most of it and stay overnight.
The Saracen's Head has eleven accomodation rooms, plenty of free parking and two excellent bars for a pre-wedding drink.
And last but not least, the honeymoon! Probably the thing that the happy couple are looking forward to the most. And at Highworth Travel you'll find genuine people - not just lists of options on the internet - who know the world and the best places to enjoy the first weeks of married bliss, most probably at a package price that's cheaper than going online too.