Luton Hoo is a luxury five star hotel and spa situated on the border of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, just 30 minutes from St Pancras. It has a spectacular history, having been owned by a diamond magnate, visited by Sir Winston Churchill and is still a favoured place of the Queen and Prince Philip. We were invited to a wedding showcase here, to see just how a wedding at Luton Hoo might look.
It was so lovely to see the venue set up for a wedding, with so many suppliers there too. Luton Hoo is elegant and grand, with facilities for small weddings as well as large. There is a choice of the grand mansion house or Warren Weir, a beautiful and secluded waterside wedding venue within the grounds.
The house can cater for weddings from 20 to 120 guests and can be booked for exclusive use. It has 144 bedrooms and a choice of eight locations in which to marry. The team tailor-make your day, putting together the perfect wedding for you and working with suppliers to ensure everything runs smoothly.
The mansion house is just beautiful, with marble, columns, beautiful art and a sweeping staircase that has the same designer as the Ritz. You can even choose the converted Russian Orthodox chapel to celebrate in, with ornate paintings and high ceilings; this would be an exquisite place to choose.
Warren Weir can accommodate wedding parties of up to 290 guests, and holds 84 bedrooms, a luxurious bar and lounge as well as a swimming pool and gym. It’s set in gardens and woodland and is the perfect place for photographs, with the choice of the weir, river or 50-acre lake as a backdrop.
The palatial mansion house has played host to many film productions. Four Weddings and a Funeral, Eyes Wide Shut and Vanity Fair, to name but a few, have all been filmed at Luton Hoo and we were lucky enough to find ourselves staying in a suite that had featured in Four Weddings, the Lady Butter room. Each suite is named after someone who stayed or lived there, and I could just imagine the ladies getting ready in the large rooms, then gliding down the wide hallways in their beautiful gowns.
We felt so looked after by Richard the Estate Manager and thoroughly enjoyed our gorgeous dinner at Adam’s Brasserie as well as our epic breakfast in the breathtaking Wernher Restaurant. With floor to ceiling marble and twinkling chandeliers, we needed a relaxed breakfast to take in our beautiful surroundings, watching the estate peacocks meander around the thousand acre estate.
After a quick trip to the beautiful spa and a dip in the pool, it was time for us to leave. Luton Hoo is a stunning venue, with such a diverse range of options for a wedding there. We would highly recommend seeing for yourself.