Gethsemane Gardens were the venue for today’s wedding. At the top of Clifton Hill the view is spectacular.
However the access via Clifton Terrace is steep and narrow with hairpin bends that I would not care to have to negotiate daily. The wedding was in a small chapel, approached via a series of ivy-covered arches.
The Chapel, dedicated to St Cecilia, patron saint of music, has mesh-covered walls, which allow the elements to be seen and felt.
The tower has a bell, on loan from Oxford Anglican Church. Another time I might suggest that this be rung as the couple process out.
Inside the chapel is plain, but lovely. There is seating for about thirty, with room for another fifteen in an adjacent annex. A beautiful natural setting for a small wedding.
“You can see flowers and sunlight dapple
When seated in the Trellis Chapel.”