Usually the starting point of your wedding planning! It’s perhaps one of the most time-consuming elements, researching the area, where’s available, the facilities and size – and then finally the viewings.
This month we are delighted to feature four of our Professional Venue members.
This magnificent 11th century castle is enclosed by a 60-foot-high curtain wall and open portcullis behind which you will discover an enchanting hotel offering the highest standards of food and service. All the bedrooms have the luxurious facilities you would expect from a country house hotel and history encompasses every part of this wonderful building. The gardens and grounds offer a superb backdrop to help create lasting memories of a perfect wedding day and our resident white peacocks which roam the grounds, complete the picture.
Tailored dining, a highly flexible service culture and elegant spaces flooded with sunlight make Amberley Castle the perfect environment to bring your Brides dreams to life. With three beautiful sitting rooms, the Great Room for an indoor ceremony, the Queens Room for the wedding breakfast and several garden options for an outside ceremony, Amberley creates a stunning flow for the day and any evening celebrations. There are also three MQ options that raise the guest numbers from 57 in the Castle to over 220 and coupled with a superb site for Fireworks over the Lake, our dedicated team will ensure that you start your married life together filled magic and romance.
DEER PARK COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
The Ultimate Deer Park Wedding Weekend
Friday: Arrive and breathe - our team are on hand to take care of you now. Explore your relaxed country home and prepare for a truly unique experience ahead.
Kick start your weekend with a quintessentially English afternoon tea served on fine vintage bone china. Whether you take tea overlooking our manicured laws or in the sumptuous lounge surrounded by sporting art memorabilia, you’ll be cocooned in British splendour.
Spend the afternoon being rubbed, scrubbed and polished in a lavish top-to-toe pamper session in your own private house. Or why not embark in a selection of fun-filled country pursuits in our 80-acre playground? There’s fly-fishing, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, a 4x4 off-road course, riverside walks, or even unleash your inner-Robin Hood with a spot of archery.
That evening you will enjoy an unforgettable dinner in the secret garden or in our splendid Loxtons dining room.
The BIG Day: After a leisurely breakfast, retire to your room to slip into your glad rags. Wedding ready, follow the drifts of live music. You’ll walk through the secluded gardens, under the wisteria arch, until you reach the enchanting ceremony setting. Say ‘I do’ in our wooden summer house, in front of your loved ones and the onlooking deer.
Chin chin! Our walled garden cocktail is just the ticket to raise your first glass as a married couple with your guests. As if by magic, scrumptious canapes delivered by our charming team will work their way around the crowd.
Time for food, glorious food! Take your seats in our spectacular blossom-scented orangery, complete with art deco chandeliers, bespoke botanical wall-paper and Italian stone flooring. Your personal bar-tender has everything you need to get fizzical, from fine Champagnes to an extensive range of gin and tonic.
Let the band fill the dance floor, encouraging your guests to twirl the night away. Feeling peckish? Let the evening feasting commence with a range of options from wood-fired pizza to a vast cheese selection.
When the evening draws to a close, climb the spiral staircase up into the treetops. Your luxury suite is bursting with life’s little luxuries including a circular bed, a wood-burning stove and roll-top bath tub.
Sunday: The morning sun over the River Otter Valley is best served with hot cups of tea. We thoroughly recommend bundling up in blankets on the balcony to take in the sensational views.
At your leisure, join us in the main house to see what our team has rustled up for your breakfast. Revive yourselves with coffee, the fluffiest scrambled eggs and bloody Mary’s. There is much to see and do on our estate, whether it’s fly-fishing in the river or resting in a hammock built for two. Round off your magical weekend with our traditional Sunday lunch served in the main house.
THE JOCKEY CLUB ROOMS
The Jockey Club Rooms is a members club in the heart of Newmarket, in Suffolk, just 1 ½ hours from London and 15 minutes from Cambridge by road.
A luxurious, private and exclusive venue for weddings throughout the year, The Jockey Club Rooms has 21 bedrooms available for guests to use, including a stunning bridal suite overlooking the lawn. One of the first NAWP events was hosted over 24 hours at The Club for luxury wedding professionals in March 2016, hosted in conjunction with Armorial, Bentley Motors and Paula Pryke and many more of the very best wedding suppliers the UK has to offer.
The Club is beautiful but what makes it really special is the team, from our in-house Wedding Coordinator through to our friendly door person and our fun and highly professional front of house team, and everyone in between.
From the moment you step into this unique building you and your guests will be struck by the understated grand interior design, the stunning staircase and the immaculately maintained private rooms. Located in the heart of Belgravia, 9 Halkin Street sits between Knightsbridge and Mayfair, with access to Belgravia Square Gardens. The Caledonian Club, originally built as a private residence, provides a very personal and intimate setting for your wedding.
We have a dedicated team to help and guide you through every step of the way, tailoring your needs to create the perfect bespoke wedding package – your wedding, combined with our expertise and experience will guarantee a memorable day for you, your family and friends. Whether you decide to have the ceremony at the club, at one of the nearby churches or indeed anywhere within Central London, we would be delighted to help plan your special day.
With exclusive weekend access to the club and rooms able to accommodate receptions for up to 150 guests, The Caledonian Club is arguably one of the best wedding venues in London and offers couples a “home from home” for your big day.
Article Posted: 01/09/2017