Wedding season is upon us. To celebrate, check out these three hotels for weddings that we think are ideal for the big day.
Our sumptuous Georgian townhouse is party perfect. We adore hosting wedding receptions and civil ceremonies. We can accommodate up to 60 guests, so invite friends and family to our beautiful Georgian townhouse, yours for the best day of your life.
Enjoy a peaceful ceremony bathed in sunshine (we live in hope) overlooking our pretty open air courtyard. Afterwards enjoy intimate drinks and canapés followed by an impressive feast and fun to remember. We pride ourselves on decorating everything exquisitely and creating an atmosphere of modern romance.
The 13 charming bedrooms feature Egyptian cotton sheets, artworks by British artists like David Hockney, stylish mohair throws and huge bathrooms filled with 100 Acres toiletries made in England using natural botanicals and essential oils. All you could possibly want is on hand: Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine, IPod docking station and mini bar packed with irresistible snacks. Don’t miss the knitted hot water bottle, too.
A private island in the Solent, this sea fort was built in 1859 to protect Portsmouth Harbour from an invasion by Napoleon III. Fast-forward 150 years, the space has been transformed into a luxury hotel with excellent wedding facilities. Blending modern furnishings with original features, there are eight cleverly-converted rooms with super king-size beds, cowhide rugs and chandeliers.
The labyrinth of old storerooms have been transformed into a gym, games room and wine cave plus three bars. Ceremonies for up to 60 guests take place either high up in the Crows Nest with sensational sea views or in the historic Officer’s Mess. Finish the night in the rooftop hot tub or around the fire pit, wrapped in blankets, sipping rum hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows.
Set among the reedy marshes of the village of Cley, this early 18th-century windmill-turned-guesthouse is picture postcard perfect with characterful rooms, good food, friendly staff and superb views over the salt-marshes towards Blakeney Harbour. Book out the entire windmill – the eight double bedrooms are glorious with Farrow & Ball colours, lovely fabrics and the odd claw-foot bath.
Add in the self-catering cottage and take your numbers to 20. Have your ceremony for up to 22 guests in the circular sitting room, lit up by a wood-burning stove. Afterwards, spill out into the beamed dining room for champagne and canapés before feasting on crab fishcakes, Norfolk Lamb and pear tarte tatin with cinnamon ice cream.