You are cordially invited to explore the United States and United Kingdom’s beautiful countryside throughout the first eight episodes of Hulu’s Wedding Season.
Follow Dr. Stefan Bridges (Gavin Drea) as he falls for the alluring Katie Mconnell (played by Rosa Salazar) at a friend’s wedding. In this new romantic drama from Hulu, it is love at first sight for Stefan and the two share a magical kiss. There is only one problem: Katie is engaged. As Stefan discovers more about her, he struggles with the age-old question: How far are you willing to go for love?
Holy Name Church
Holy Name Church in Manchester is featured in the first episode of the series. As the show is titled Wedding Season, it seems only appropriate that it opens during a ceremony: Katie’s special day to be exact. Stefan barges into the church in a classic romantic comedy confession, only to be rejected and sent home in embarrassment. Holy Name Church stands witness to these events, its three stained glass windows holding a spotlight on Katie as she marches to meet Stefan in the middle, stopping his confession. According to its website, the Church was “built and served by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Holy Name is a stillpoint and sacred space.”
The Greater Manchester Police Headquarters
After the events at the wedding turn deadly, the police begin to comply a list of suspects. At the top of the list is Katie, however, with her missing in action, all eyes turn to Stefan. It is here that the audience learns that at the wedding reception, the entirety of the Delaney family (Katie’s new in-laws) were poisoned. This is where the storyline splits, right there in the Manchester Police Headquarters interrogation room. It follows Stefan and Katie as they go through their relationship, both in past and the present, while also showing the lives of Detective Metts (Jade Harrison) and Donahue (Jamie Michie) as they work to catch the two. The possibility of an escape so brazen from the station can only be explained by movie magic.
Isle of Arran & Loch Fyne
Now on the run from the police and the real murderers, Stefan and Katie plan to lay low. Katie turns to the only other person she trusts: Uncle Fred Delaney. Fred Delaney lives on a farm far away from the city in the Scottish Highlands. Fred’s manor is located on Isle of Arran and Loch that are not simply getaway destinations for couples on the run, it is also a beautiful place for sailing and exploring without any life or death experiences needed.
The Horn Milk Bar
The Horn Milk Bar is an adorable diner in the UK serving breakfast lunch and dinner to very hungry customers. It’s a good thing that the diner was almost empty by the time Katie and Stefan show up in the third episode of this series. It is in this diner that Stefan and Katie engage in their first argument. Seconds after he leaves, the restaurant is invaded by presumably the same people that attacked them when they were visiting Uncle Fred in the previous episode. Stefan must prove his worth to Katie and save her life. The Horn Milk Bar is the perfect place to satisfy any of your cravings for a tasty milkshake while in the UK. You’ll just have to promise the staff to leave it in better condition than Stefan and Katie did on their visit.
Eureka Casino used as a substitute for the casino visited by Katie and Stefan in the episode featuring her “hen do” or Bachelorette party. Ditched by her soon to be sister-in-law, Katie calls Stefan to ask him to join her at a bar. She then convinces him to take her to Vegas to celebrate with the party she was supposed to host. Eureka Casino’s marquee sign is transformed to reflect Delaney Casino, a franchise of Katie’s in-laws. This casino also happens to be where she works at some point in her relationship with Hugo Delaney, her fiancé. Stefan and Katie pose as a couple to enter the casino, with Katie’s real motivation under the surface. Katie counts cards, helping Stefan win and distract security so that she can steal blackmail material on Hugo. As the casino has been established since the 1960’s, it seems almost inevitable that Katie will be caught. She almost is, causing a foot chase out of the casino and into the streets of Las Vegas.
The Little Vegas Chapel
Given the title of the series is Wedding Season, there was bound to be a Vegas wedding mentioned at least once. After the foot chase, Stefan and Katie find themselves in The Little Vegas Chapel, face-to-face with an Elvis impersonator. According to its website, “The Elvis Tribute Artists at the chapel are the best in Las Vegas, boasting excellent singing abilities and energetic performance.” Sadly, Katie and Stefan did not go through with their nuptials, as they had already evaded the security for the casino, thanks to a badass Elvis.
Victoria Baths in Manchester is featured in the second most important wedding of the series. In episode 5, Stefan remembers key details from his best friend’s wedding day. Anil (Bhav Joshi) and Lelia’s (Calle Cooke,) big day has finally arrived, and after disregarding all of his best man duties for his relationship with Katie, Stefan is determined to have the day run smoothly. Anil who has been planning the wedding alone (as Lelia has no interest in the details,) booked the unusual venue for their big day. The strange decor Anil added to Victoria’s Bath, only underlines Lelia’s previous statement, “I would marry you anywhere. All I need is the two of us.” Victoria’s Bath is only open March to November according to its website, so there is plenty of time to coordinate your decor to match the bath perfectly.
A deli would not be the first place most people think of to find a runaway groom, but it is for Stefan. Prior to Anil and Lelia’s wedding, due once again to his relationship with Katie, Stefan arrives late, only to find out that Anil is missing. After a brief thought, Stefan rounds the corner and enters a deli. There sitting in the center of the empty tables is Anil. Above his head, is a bright blue and white sign that reads Doug’s. Doug’s Deli, as pictured above, is located in Virginia, and as the location of the venue is Manchester, it is incredibly remarkable that Stefan was able to find Anil so quickly. But according to its website, Doug’s Deli offers “High quality meat & cheeses, tasty sauces, and fresh veggies,” so the trip is definitely worthwhile.
Cee Vee Church
Cee Vee Church in Texas is a possible site for the final showdown between the police and Katie. After kidnapping the bride from her wedding, an erratic Katie drives out to an abandoned church in Texas to wait out her panic and follow through with her revenge plot. While telling the hostage bride about all she has done in the name of revenge, the bride admits she didn’t want to marry her husband anyway, so she should be thanking Katie. She then agrees to help Katie figure out her next steps. Cee Vee is in Cottle County, roughly 15 miles northwest of Paducah, making it the perfect place for a Western-style showdown to conclude the series.
Stream all eight episodes of Wedding Season now!