VENUE IN FOCUS: BARBADOS
Clifton Hall Great House is a truly special venue in Barbados and one that is steeped in history. Situated on the East Coast of Barbados in the Parish of St John, this stately home was originally built in 1656. The first known owner of the house was Ferdinand Paleologus, a direct descendent of Constantine, the last Greek Emperor. This stately home was left to ruins until recently when the new owners bought and completely restored the venue over six years!
This historic Bajan Plantation has been meticulously renovated with every aspect of the house and three acre gardens being tended to with exceptional attention to detail. The original historical character was retained while offering more contemporary elements like comfortable family areas to bring this home into modern day living. The beautifully furnished five-bedroom mansion has three wings—the stunning Caribbean Georgian structure which was renovated in the late 18th/early 19th century together with the two original medieval-style wings that date back to the mid-1600’s.
With a spectacular Palladium double entrance staircase, arcaded gallery, and spacious reception rooms together with the expansive gardens of over 3 acres including an orchard, there are spectacular photo opportunities throughout the property! There is even a 1966 Morris Minor for some gorgeous fun wedding snaps plus who doesn’t love a classic car for their wedding ride!
Whether it is an intimate ceremony of 20 people or a large gathering of 200 Clifton Hall Great House can cater for every event. There is also accommodation available at the Main House and the cottage stables, which can be exclusively yours for your special day!
Clifton Hall has featured on TV shows across the UK and Ireland, notably on RTE’s Billionaires B&B’, A Place in the Sun and Scots in Paradise!
This is a truly special wedding venue in Barbados and one that uniquely fuses the history of the island with modern day Caribbean life.
This large and stately residence has been chronicled in such publications as ‘Historic Houses of Barbados,’ Country Life Magazine, Maco Caribbean Living, Living Barbados and The Spectator. Clifton Hall Great House is one of the oldest and grandest of Barbados’ great houses and is a true gem of the Caribbean!
See http://www.cliftonhallgreathouse.com for further information