Leading venue-finding service, Country House Wedding Venues (CHWV), announces the launch of its new intelligently-designed website, providing brides-to-be with access to a growing portfolio of 150 handpicked, exclusive use wedding venues.
The launch of CHWV’s new bridal website, which offers users a personalised experience, follows the successful completion of a three-year business growth strategy, in which time it has substantially increased its website visitors per year to more than 1 million.
2015 was a significant year for the business as it broadened the geographical spread of its venues with a number of key additions, including CHWV’s first location in central London, Morden Hall, and the newly-renovated and idyllic Cotswolds-based Blackwell Grange, which will host its first wedding later this year. CHWV has continued this momentum into 2016, launching four key venues, West Tower in Lancashire, Delbury Hall in Shropshire, Pentney Abbey in Norfolk and Mapperton in Somerset, this year alone.
Stuart Owens, Director at CHWV, said: “We’ve always been proud of our innovative approach to selecting our hand-picked wedding venues and our website is proof that we remain at the forefront of the sector when it comes to seeking out hidden gems across the UK. We are confident that we have developed a complete bridal website which provides users with inspiration and information for every stage of their wedding journey.
“We understand the dedication and attention to detail that is required to make a bride’s big day as perfect as possible, and through our approach as a dedicated and personalised wedding resource, we have been rewarded with an incredibly loyal following who trust CHWV completely.
“Having such a huge bridal following, coupled with our impressive selection of big day destinations, means that we’re also the go-to choice for venue owners that would like to transform their property into a luxury wedding venue.”
Alongside its rapidly expanding portfolio of venues, the new website, which is the UK’s leading online destination for brides-to-be, goes far beyond the simple directory-style that is seen so often across the industry. Through the newly-improved wedding ideas search functionality, brides can browse through wedding themes, types, colours and seasons for tips and ideas on all aspects of their big day, ranging from dresses and hairstyles to invitations, budgeting tips and centrepieces. The popular CHWV wedding inspiration section also provides brides with useful advice as they countdown to saying “I do”, such as how to avoid mishaps on the big day and the essentials you need in your wedding day survival kit. The introduction of a new live chat tool means that users can speak directly to CHWV’s expert team of wedding venue specialists.
As 70 percent of CHWV website visitors use mobile devices, the new website has been optimised to respond effectively to any device and has increased its use of video and image content to inspire and engage its visitors.