Aside from having the perfect wedding gown, another thing wedding couples need to take time to think and pick is their wedding venue. Usually, the wedding theme depends on the venue they select.
So if you are planning your wedding in a hotel, here are some of the best hotel choices you have in the UK according to the Telegraph UK.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
A wedding breakfast by Raymond Blanc? Oui. This 15th-century manor house, complete with a two Michelin-starred restaurant is a gourmet lovers’ dream place in which to tie the knot. For intimate ceremonies, choose one of the suites which can cater for up to 14 guests; alternatively do it outside at the pretty tea house pavilion. Reception parties take place in La Belle Epoque conservatory restaurant, which opens onto a walled garden. For larger parties there’s an exclusive-use option for up to 170 guests, which includes use of all 32 individually designed suites, champagne bar, personalised stationery and use of the 27-acre grounds. Tip: commission Chef Patissier Benoit Blin to create a French croque-en-bouche instead of a traditional cake and book the dazzlingly white Blanc de Blanc suite for the wedding night.
Foxhill Manor, near Broadway, Cotswolds
This fabulously stylish boutique retreat is in a world of its own in the green-and-glorious Farncombe Estate. Wedding parties take over the entire eight-bedroom Arts & Crafts mansion, complete with glamorous sitting room, impressive views and butler service. You choose your ideal spot for the ceremony – perhaps ballroom, terrace or garden – and subsequent celebrations. Oak suite, with a stone fireplace and his and hers slipper baths, is a spectacularly romantic wedding-night room. Their guests can choose to stay at Foxhill or Farncombe’s other hotels nearby, mid-priced Dormy House (which also offer exclusive use; say ‘I do’ in either the Garden Room or Garden Pagoda) and, less costly, The Fish.
The capital’s best Art Deco hotel in Mayfair is the location for a high-end city wedding. The fairytale ballroom, which can hold up to 400 guests. It is ideal for larger celebrations, but there are six other rooms for ceremonies and receptions, including the intimate French Salon. A wedding coordinator is available to take the pressure off and organise extras such as lighting, stationery, transport, entertainment and the cake. And don’t worry about flowers, Claridge’s has in-house florist McQueens. With a wine list of 250 champagnes and wines and menus designed by award-winning chef Martyn Nail, the wedding breakfast is a treat, as are the enormous Art Deco suites for the wedding night.
Hintlesham Hall, Hintlesham, Suffolk
Four rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and weddings at this elegant, orangey-pink hued Elizabethan manor set in 175 acres near Ipswich. Largest is the Georgian-style Salon (accommodating 100 guests), while the Justice Room (for up to 20) is the most intimate, overlooking the formal gardens. Of the 33 rooms available, the spacious Cherry Orchard suite with galleried bedroom, or the stunning Braganza suite with lounge area, are best for pre-wedding preparation, and there’s dedicated team, including in-house toastmaster, to assist with all arrangements.
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