For engaged couples who have had to put wedding plans on hold this year, YTL Hotels’ Monkey Island Estate in Bray and its incredible team are redoubling efforts to make 2021 weddings even more special, with the launch of summer open wedding weekends.
From July, Monkey Island Estate will host couples and their loved ones for open house wedding show around each weekend throughout the summer, including one-to-one meetings with the property’s dedicated wedding team, who will ensure their big day is just as they dreamed. Situated on a picturesque private island on the River Thames in the historic village of Bray, Monkey Island Estate is a truly remarkable venue for newlyweds to tie the knot.
Brides and grooms-to-be will have complete freedom to create a wedding day that is individually tailored to them. Whether it’s a countryside chic wedding with a marquee or tipi on the exquisite lawns, an intimate ceremony and dinner party in the refined River Room or an elegant soirée in the stately Marlborough Ballroom, couples can personally craft their big day, their way. Couples can also choose one of the three Monkey Island Estate’s easy to book wedding packages; The Pavilion Collection with use of both The River Room and Marlborough Ballroom, The Island Collection, which offers exclusive use of the island to couples and their guests, and The Lawn Collection, perfect for larger celebrations of up to 300 guests.
On the day itself, couples can take a moment and retreat to the romantic Shepherd’s Hideaway to enjoy a few minutes of calm together amidst the buzz of their big day. Celebrations can long continue after dancing and the sunsets
as newlyweds and their loved ones gather around the firepit to stargaze before toasting marshmallows and of course to the happy couple! Rest and relaxation await the following day at the famed Floating Spa, a bespoke crafted barge boasting three indulgent treatment rooms and an Elixir Bar moored on the banks of the island.
Set across seven acres, Monkey Island Estate, which can be booked in its entirety for couples looking for the ultimate exclusive island wedding takeover, offers 41 luxury bedrooms and suites. There’s also six Private Residences, each spacious and charming in design and an ideal destination for friends and family to get ready in or the perfect place for newlyweds to spend their first night as a married couple together.
Surrounded by elegant gardens, Monkey Island is accessed only by footbridge, boat or helicopter, offering a secluded country venue, yet is conveniently located for guests, only 10 minutes from Windsor and less than an hour’s drive from Central London. Couples looking to make an impressive entrance could even arrive by boat, pulling up to the island’s private mooring before guests shower them with confetti.
Celebrations can continue after the big day as YTL Hotels is also helping newlyweds jumpstart married life in serious style. Couples who spend £35k or more on their wedding at Monkey Island Estate will be treated to a complimentary seven-night full-board honeymoon at one of the flagship YTL Hotels in beautiful Bali, Thailand and Malaysia for a honeymoon of a lifetime.