Staff at the Buckatree Hall Hotel in Wellington built the pagoda in their landscaped gardens last year with the intention of creating a beautiful natural setting for brides-to-be.
This week their license application has been approved by Telford & Wrekin Council and ceremonies will now take place a stone’s throw from the town’s most recognisable landmark.
To celebrate the approved license bosses at the hotel have launched a competition to give away a wedding.
General Manager Wayne Jenson said: “We are thrilled to have the new license for outdoor weddings, the pagoda was built with this in mind to maximise the potential here in this beautiful spot.
“It means a special day can either be spent in our Lakeside Restaurant, the Sir John Bayley Suite or outside beside our lake.
“We are all so pleased that we have decided to hold a competition to give away a wedding which is worth £5,000.
“This is the first competition of this kind and size since we have been a family owned hotel for almost five years but we think it’s worth it.”
The competition prize is a wedding at the hotel in 2016 including a sit down meal for 50 guests, an evening reception for 80 people and civil ceremony room hire.
Further details, including how to enter, will be circulated by the hotel using social media and the hashtag #win2016wedding on Twitter.
The competition is set to launch on August 31, to be in with a chance brides or grooms-to-be must enter a prize draw. The winner will be drawn during a wedding fair at the hotel on September 20.
It is the first time the hotel will give away a wedding under the ownership of Grant Moon and his family - in 2009 the previous owners Swallow Hotels sold a wedding on eBay for £51 which was won by Collette Palin, from Edgmond, near Newport, and her husband-to-be Lee Clark.
“The Buckatree Hall Hotel hit the papers all over the world after the ebay wedding - a lot has changed since then and we want to go one better by giving the wedding away,” Mr Jenson added.
Terms and conditions for the competition - including exactly what the prize includes and does not include - can be found on the website www.buckatreehallhotel.com or by calling 01952 641821.
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