With stunning views of Green Park and a glorious Art Deco vibe, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane exudes all the glamour of the 1920s. We were delighted to be invited to see all that they have to offer guests and couples looking for a Mayfair wedding.
The hotel is part of the Marriott Group, and benefits from being part of their Marriott Bonvoy loyalty club. One of 7000 hotels on this scheme, members can collect and redeem points at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, benefiting from the best rates, easy check in and a host of additional offers.
Founded in 1927, the interior still harks back to the Art Deco era, and with two entrances, eight floors, 275 rooms and 30 suites, this hotel is quite the spectacle. Once we had checked in at the reception at the back of the hotel, we enjoyed exploring.
The Palm Court
The Palm Court is one of the original features of the hotel. A lounge that now serves delectable afternoon teas, it was once where the ladies of the day would relax with drinks. It’s a gorgeous space, with tapestries, marble floor and ceiling details dating back to the 20s. And even the bar is original, harking back to a Gatsby-era age of excess. We enjoyed a wonderful brunch here, and they also serve a fun Nineteen Twen-Tea Afternoon Team with pastries and treats inspired by the 1920s, with a contemporary twist.
Our room was wonderfully comfortable, with treats left for us and some fun balloons. A black and white bathroom made a lovely addition to the light and bright surroundings, and we enjoyed the views – it’s an amazing location. It would be perfect to upgrade to the honeymoon suite!
Dinner at Mercante
Dinner was served at Mercante, an Italian restaurant serving the most delicious, fresh Italian cuisine. Absolutely beautiful food combined with a relaxed atmosphere, we enjoyed bruschetta, bolognese with fresh tagliatelle and a divine crème brulee. A wonderful seasonal menu is on offer, and the restaurant itself is gorgeous, having undergone a refresh in 2016 to bring it back to its former glory.
Smith & Whistle
If Italian’s not your thing, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane also has Smith & Whistle –serving food, drinks and cocktails from its stylish copper-walled bar. You can hire Smith & Whistle for private events, which would be such a lovely venue – it even welcomes dogs, with dog cocktails too!
Weddings at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
Our tour took us to the wedding rooms and we learned about the new ‘Memories Made’ packages on offer, with a wish list to ensure your celebration is as individual as you are. With red carpets, balloon walls, dessert tables and gin bars, you are able to customise your day with the help of your Memory Maker planner. I think this is such a good idea. We’ve seen wedding planning change over the years, and this a great step forward in ensuring couples get the day they really want; personal and unique to them.
The rooms themselves are just lovely. The Ballroom is the same room the Queen herself used to take ballroom dancing lessons in. With high ceilings and pretty chandeliers, you also have access to the Silver Gallery and balcony, which would be perfect for a drinks reception or to host a photo booth, crepe station or cocktail bar. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 440 for a banquet, but if you don’t have as many guests, the Tudor Rose Room or the Oak Room are perfectly proportioned rooms that are just as lovely. With original panelling and a secret drawing room, the Oak Room can accommodate 80, and the Tudor Rose Room, with sweet mirrors and Art Deco arches, can hold up to 180.
The wedding facilities are a great size, and the hotel has seen some well-known names married there too. Their Memory Makers are there to accommodate most couples’ wishes, although some stranger requests have apparently included an owl flying down the aisle and a camel in attendance. A gorgeous hotel, it is, however, not really the right place for animals! It did make me smile though!