Botley Mansion is a sedate 18th century Grade II listed mansion built-in the Palladian architectural style. The staff at Botleys Mansion are well used to hosting top quality 5-star weddings, well recognised in the area for being the wedding specialists. The room licensed for Civil Weddings, along with all the other reception rooms, are beautifully decorated and look absolutely magnificent. There is even a sweeping staircase for a wonderful backdrop to the wedding photographs! All the food catered for at Botleys Mansion is provided by Le Bijou Cuisine, the in-house caterers whose food is an award-winning feast fit for any 5-star wedding day. In fact, to ensure the food at your reception is perfect there is a team of Banqueting Chefs provided.
Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa, Haslemere
The Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa is set amongst 22 acres of sweeping Surrey countryside, perfect for a gentle meander after the wedding breakfast. All kinds of weddings are catered for, with in-house wedding coordinators to ensure your wedding dreams are fulfilled. Lythe Hill Hotel is exquisitely decorated, with each room offering a luxurious ambience that perfectly complements the wedding finery worn by guests at your wedding. The accommodation is of a superior quality, with some suites absolutely luxurious with their antique bedroom furnishings, each one individually decorated to maintain their unique character. The banqueting suites can accommodate up to 128 people, as well as being able to cater for the much smaller event if required. Take into account the lovely lake set amongst the tranquil parkland and you couldn’t have a more perfect wedding day.
Great Fosters is a perfect setting for a 5-star wedding, with the mix of Elizabethan architecture of the hotel building and the majestic formal gardens which cover all of 50 acres. There is a plethora of places for wedding photos, amongst the topiary or amongst the statues situated in the Knot Garden surrounded by box hedges, or even beside the Saxon moat. Imagine the Japanese Bridge, draped with trailing wisteria beneath which you can take in sights of the sunken Rose Garden. Great Fosters is true magic – a true fairytale setting.
This building was converted into a hotel during the 1930s and has since been designated a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Historic Monument. The tithe barn dates back to 1390, a breathtaking mix of 14th century English oak beams and Minstrels’ Gallery and the exquisite Orangery whose long windows take in views of the gorgeous gardens and the South Terrace. There is also the Anne Boleyn Room and the Tudor Room available for more intimate sized weddings.
Kew Gardens, Richmond
This World Heritage Site offers the bride and groom so many beautiful places to have their photographs taken that they will really be spoiled for choice! This is certainly one of the loveliest wedding venues, with a choice of locations within Kew Gardens to choose from. You might decide to hold your wedding ceremony in the listed Cambridge Cottage, where the Drawing Room has been licensed for Civil Weddings, having room for up to 80 guests, while the Gallery that adjoins the Drawing Room has room for a further 80 guests. On a lovely day, for a summer’s wedding, the fragrance from the flowers outside in the private gardens can drift in through the French doors to mingle with the fresh flower arrangements inside. For the larger wedding and for evening receptions there is the Orangery which has been tastefully restored, with room to accommodate up to 200 seated guests. Next to Kew Palace, overlooking the River Thames as well as one of the lakes within Kew Gardens, a marquee is erected throughout the summer which has the capacity for holding as many as 400 guests to party the night away. Of course, when most people think of Kew Gardens, they think of the Tropical House. You can, of course, hire this venue for your wedding amidst all the tropical plants. There is room there for as many as 200 guests to enjoy the humidity and heat: what better place for a winter wedding?
Gorse Hill, Woking
Gorse Hill looks as if it has been transported to Surrey just for the occasion of your wedding! Why else would a French chateau reside so close to London, nestling amongst 17 acres of parkland and countryside, accessed along a tree-lined drive? This French chateau may look the part, but it is decorated in a style reminiscent of those bygone Edwardian owners, now reflecting a far more genteel day of sumptuous luxury, represented now in its 50 en suite bedrooms. Choose a Grand Wedding Package that includes guests’ drinks on arrival, following by canapés, 3-course meal with wine, and sparkling wine for the toast and a finger buffet for up to 80 guests in the evening. Of course, this is simply one of the wedding packages and you can tailor-make one that suits your own situation more closely. Gorse Hill, however, is a delightful place to spend your wedding day.
Not to be confused with the venue at Kew Gardens, Kew Palace was where King George III and his queen, Charlotte spent their lives with family and friends. Kew Palace is situated within Kew Gardens but it is a separate wedding location to the Cambridge Cottage venue. This is not a large palace, as palaces go, but it is certainly palatial and sumptuous enough for even the most discerning bride to spend her wedding day. Be princess for the day in your very own palace where there is room in the King’s Dining Room to entertain up to 30 seated guests and 60 for the evening buffet.
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