Wiltshire Council registrations have approved an exciting new venue for civil wedding ceremonies.
Aviation enthusiasts can now get married or renew their vows at Cotswold Airport, a live operational airfield.
The airport, near Malmesbury, is home to the world’s only Boeing 747 and control tower that are fully licensed for civil ceremonies.
The control tower is an intimate space with sweeping views over the live runway and the stunning 600-acre historic airfield. The Sutter Suite, named after Joe Sutter, who designed the iconic Boeing 747, is in the tail of the plane, and it is in this space that couples will take their vows. The rest of the aircraft is then available to use for the wedding breakfast and reception.
As Cotswold Airport is a working airport, wedding parties can even fly in or out for the special occasion.
Richard Clewer, cabinet member for corporate services, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer civil marriages and partnerships at Cotswold Airport.
“This venue allows ceremonies to take place in a Boeing 747, which is a beautiful and wonderfully quirky place for couples to tie the knot.
“I’m sure many couples will enjoy their special day at this unique approved venue, and we look forward to love taking flight in this part of Wiltshire.”
Wiltshire Council has approved more than 70 different venues throughout the county for civil ceremonies. These venues enable couples to undertake civil marriages and partnerships in the venue of their choice. To find out more about the registration service, including a list of all approved venues in Wiltshire, see www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registrations.