George Clooney's Wedding Will Be Held at Downton Abbey, Because That's What You Do When You're George F*cking Clooney
Have you ever spent time fantasizing about your “dream wedding”? Your ultimate, fairytale, Kimye-level magical day made of a thousand Pinterest boards? Well, stop it. Because anything your brain could think to imagine is absolute trash compared to the actual wedding of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney.
Alamuddin is, apparently, a big fan of Downton Abbey, so Cloons called in a favor from The Earl of Grantham (known in the real life as Hugh Bonneville, who was in The Monuments Men with Clooney) to get a private tour of Highclere Castle. It went so well that Cloonamuddin (we need a better celebrity couple name) is now planning to hold their wedding there. Some things they can expect:
Couples can marry in the Saloon, with the bride descending the sweeping oak staircase featured on the series. That room can hold about 120 guests, but the dining room can accommodate up to 400 people. They will also provide marquees on the grounds where guests can dine, dance and celebrate. The castle boasts an award-winning chef in Paul Brooke Taylor, who prepares some of the Carnarvon family’s favorites, as well as vegetarian and vegan fare. They also specialise in authentic Victorian foods and they offer an extensive wine list.
Authentic Victorian foods? This wedding is one step away from full cosplay. Dear Godtopus, do I hope Maggie Smith is on the guest list.