Wedding bells are ringing
If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you’ve considered a hotel venue for your big day. From convenient accommodation for your nearest and dearest to a dedicated in-house team of wedding planners, the benefits are plentiful and the settings often beautiful.
Whether you’d prefer an intimate rural retreat, or if city-centre glamour is more your style, here are ten of our favourite five-star hotel wedding venues for a day to remember.
Ellenborough Park, Gloucestershire
Set on the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate, this impressive Cotswolds hotel offers a range of bespoke options to suite parties of all shapes and sizes. The hotel itself can accommodate up to 150 guests, and the grounds make a perfect setting for larger marquees.
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
This restored, 18th-century manor house on 500 acres of picturesque grounds is just one hour’s drive from central London. Choose between an intimate ceremony in the magical orchard, or embrace the glamour of the Mandeville Ballroom and Foyer.
Gidleigh Park, Devon
Nestled against the backdrop of Dartmoor, Gidleigh Park welcomes weddings with up to 50 guests. The romantic riverside gardens create a timeless atmosphere, and the exquisite catering and outstanding service combine to offer the ultimate wedding experience.
Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Merseyside
This Elizabethan-style mansion sits in a 250-acre woodland estate is a marriage and civil partnership approved wedding venue. The outdoor pagoda overlooking the Dee Estuary is a popular choice for summer weddings, while the hotel itself offers a variety of distinctive event spaces.
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Bedfordshire
Luton Hoo is a luxury hotel set in more than 1,000 acres of Capability Brown designed parkland and formal gardens. It has long been considered a romantic hideaway – enjoy a lavish wedding at the Mansion House or book the exclusive lakeside wedding venue, Warren Weir.
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
Rockcliffe Hall is set within 375 acres of stunning grounds. The team are experts in creating bespoke wedding celebrations – with a variety of settings on offer, couples can choose between the opulent Rockcliffe Suite, the Victorian Orangery, and bright and airy Morning Room for their nuptials.
Located in the heart of Holborn, the Rosewood London is an ideal choice for couples seeking a special city-centre setting. Their venues range from the heritage setting of the Chairman’s Boardroom to the grandest of venues, the ceremonious Ballroom.
The Headland Hotel & Spa, Cornwall
Perched on a clifftop overlooking one of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches, The Headland boasts a truly unforgettable setting for a seaside wedding. With private grounds and easy access to the shores of Fistral beach, the venue caters for both a romantic elopements or a celebration with up to 50 guests.
Woodside Lodge, Lochgoilhead
The Woodside Lodge Experience is rooted in an ethos of pure relaxation in total privacy, and offers one of Scotland’s finest small wedding venues. The Highland setting is truly stunning and guests have a choice of both ceremony and reception locations – the Treehouse is particularly special.