I always love to review 5 Star Hotels, and one hotel that I have longed to visit is the Hanbury Manor Hotel in Hertfordshire. I received an invitation for my family to spend a weekend at one of the most luxurious country hotels and I was delighted and of course only too happy to accept, and this is how our journey begins.
It was a short drive for us on on a crisp and sunny Autumn day to the estate, nevertheless we enjoyed the journey through the country lanes listening to the soulful sounds of Sam Smith. I knew from then this would be a great start to a family weekend away.
As we entered the estate we were greeted by a long line of beautifully tendered oak trees standing proudly in their superiority on a beautifully sunny day. Good morning and welcome were the words of the cherpy Concierge who greeted us at the door. After a swift check in we walked to our room for the weekend. What we did not know at the time was what hiding behind the handcrafted grand oak paneled door.
Our room was 337 beautiful garden suite with views over the perfectly manicured lawns of Hanbury Manor golf course. The room was very grand, it was elegant and traditional at the same time with elements of home comforts and a few contemporary details. It had very high ceilings of an ‘opera house’ and decorative coving showing off hand craftmanship of the Georgian era. I was enchanted and fell in love at fist sight with the elegance and grace of this opulent room.
From classic cuisine to homely and comforting food, they have a sumptuous array of menus to choose from. Executive chef Raj Chakraborty cooked us some tasty treats for us in Oakes Grill.
Scottish Crayfish, cocktail source with Sourdough pucks
Hanbury black angus burger, cream bun, tomato relish, bacon and cheese
Peanutbutter Cheescake with toffee popcorn
There are a variety of banqueting suites to choose from if you are to hold your wedding at Hanbury Manor.
Originally the chapel of the Manor House, Pole is truly breathtaking. With vaulted ceilings, a minstrel gallery and banquet style seating for up to 120 guest. This room would be perfect for those wishing to surround themselves with history.
The Thundridge Suite
Named after the nearby village, this suite provides a spectacular setting with views across the Championship golf course with a capacity of 180 guests.
The quintessential Garden Court with its Walled Garden is the ideal choice for those looking for the more private Ceremony and Reception.The garden court is elegant private self contained setting for up to 80 guests.
Features a remarkable stone fireplace, oak panelling and views across the golf course and large. Intimate for your wedding accommodation 40 guests. The Conservatory, with a private terrace and bar is equally intimate for your wedding reception.
The spa offers a wide range of relaxing treatments such as nourishing facials, exfoliating body wraps and soothing massages that will leave you calm and tranquil. I took a refreshing plunge in the romanesque swimming pool and found it very enjoyable and would certainly like to visit again.
Hanbury Manor Hotel’s historic and elegant architecture makes this wedding venue truly unique.
If you are looking to book your wedding venue at the Hanbury Manor Hotel then do get in touch with their wedding planners on 01920 487722
Have you stayed at the hotel before? or are you looking to hold your wedding at Hanbury Manor Hotel?