Bodleian Weddings: Behind the Showcase Scenes
Welcome back to the Bodleian Wedding Blog! Is anyone else exhausted after this week? The UK government announcements on Monday 22 were certainly on everyone’s minds. As a team, we noticed a large influx of enquiries and many of our current couples now plan on moving their dates later into 2021. With the roadmap in place, we are hopeful that the summer can go according to plan. Until then, we have a very exciting blog post coming right your way…
Putting on a show
Visitor attractions and venues will not start to re-open until April 2021. So, if you’re at the initial stages of wedding planning and are currently unable to visit your potential wedding venue, then you have our sympathy! Getting a feel for your wedding venue is very important. However, wedding plans soon grind to a halt when you cannot view your venue. We recognise the frustration that comes from this, and we hear you. For that reason, the Bodleian’s Wedding Showcase on Thursday 11 March 2021 is all about bringing the venue to you. We will be working with THAT Event Company to live-stream the virtual showcase to you, our wonderful viewers, from the comfort of your own home.
What to expect?
It goes without saying that presenting a pre-recorded showcase is a first for us. Yes, the nerves were in full-swing, and yes, it does get a bit cheesy at times, but the sentiment is there at least. In pre-pandemic times, on the night of a Wedding Showcase, we would invite you to the venue, where you would have the opportunity to see the Bodleian, walk around, talk to us, and meet some of our recommended suppliers. This time around, the live showcase will enable you to view the venue from the comfort of your own home, and ask us questions throughout.
So what else can you expect to see on the night?
- Tour of the venue
- Meet the Bodleian Wedding team
- Interviews with THAT Event Company, Oxford Fine Dining and Fabulous Flowers
- Meet the Bodleian wedding partners – Video montage
- Performances from Ear Candy Oxford and Manor House Music
The advantage of pre-recording this event has meant that the Bodleian Weddings team will be available to answer any of your questions on the night. Pop these in the comment box or for any larger enquiries, email email@example.com
Where can I sign-up?
You can sign-up to our virtual wedding showcase HERE – remember to keep the link safe. Further information about the venue will be sent out to you before the event starts.
To get you in the mood for March 11, here’s a flavour of what to expect…
This is just a snippet of Fabulous Flowers’ mood board. Fresh, clean classic whites, creams, and leafy greens. We love to see it. On the night, listen to Matthew and Kate talk a bit more about these colours and how they look in the Divinity School.
(And yes, yes we do still have the Christmas trees up in the Divinity School!)
See you on March 11!
Do join us on Thursday 11 March 2021 for an exciting and insightful evening. We believe it will be a great pick-me-up for couples whose wedding plans have fallen flat, or indeed those of you who have had to post-pone your wedding day. See you there!