The newly opened Mondrian Doha, sbe’s first Middle East hotel, brings the ultimate wedding venue to Doha’s West Bay Lagoon offering a 360-degree bridal experience. Mondrian Doha is redefining the wedding scene in Qatar, offering a 2000sqm impressive ballroom, a VIP bridal suite with its own 24K gold elevator, an extensive beauty salon, wedding cakes designed by Magnolia Bakery, and an on-site florist and chocolatier, as well as an outstanding culinary offering,
Venues & Receptions
Situated along the beautiful Jurassic coast, on the Isle of Portland, is one of Dorset’s top wedding venues Pennsylvania Castle. Catering for both indoor and outdoor weddings, with idyllic gardens, stunning sea views and a fairy tale castle, the Penn provides the most wonderful setting perfect for an intimate and bespoke wedding.
The Penn’s Twilight Weddings offer the perfect atmosphere for a winter celebration. Having an outside ceremony later in the afternoon in the autumn or winter means that you get the full effect of the fairy lights in the trees, candles lining the aisle and the autumnal colours in the gardens.
The Old Ship in Brighton, part of the newly established Cairn Collection, is one of Brighton’s oldest hotels, a wedding venue steeped in history. Set right on the bustling seafront, the 4* hotel boasts 154 guest rooms, 49 of which have far reaching views out to sea. Each guest room is individually designed, providing each with their own unique character.
Steeped in history, much of the hotel dates back to 1559. At the heart of the hotel lies The Old Wine Cellar, which was once part of a series of smugglers’ tunnels discovered during restorations in the 1990s. A quirky room, with a story to tell, the wine cellar is a popular setting for an intimate wedding breakfast, and can cater for up to 30 guests.
At first glance, the ivy-clad inn of The Mill at Gordleton is unassuming, intriguing yet undeniably beautiful.
Step inside and you’ll be blown away not only at the elegant interior, but by what’s available at this Hampshire favourite. Comprising of eight country-house style rooms, The Mill – part of the Upham Pub Group – is particularly appealing to foodies thanks to its eclectic kitchen garden and seasonal menus.
Stylish and elegant, Leopold Hotel is situated right in the heart of Sheffield in the sophisticated surroundings of Leopold Square.
Originally a 19th century grammar school, the building has been sympathetically transformed. It seamlessly fuses stunning historical architecture and period features with modern design to create a unique hotel with a wonderful sense of light and space.
Crathorne Hall, part of the Hand Picked Hotels Group, is a magnificent AA four red star inspector’s choice Edwardian country house set in 15 acres of stunning grounds and gardens that provide the perfect backdrop for beautiful weddings and special events.
The estate’s sweeping drive leads to an idyllic traditional stone building dating back to 1906 from which guests can marvel at the stunning views of the Leven Valley on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.
Fife’s Carphin House is the perfect destination for weddings of all sizes. Set in 15 acres of private land, the striking country house dates back to the 1790s. Nestled at the base of famous beauty spot, Norman’s Law, the triple chimney stacks of the house promise a hidden getaway on an exclusive-use basis whilst being extremely accessible - Carphin House is just an hour from Edinburgh airport and a short distance away from centres like St Andrews, Dundee and Perth.
The major wedding destinations for weddings differ seasonally – of course, there’s consistently popular options like Italy – but the range of countries we see couples choosing changes every year.
The hotels and facilities in established wedding locations, like Cyprus and Mexico, are used to hosting ceremonies and receptions, which makes finding a venue much easier. Cyprus is a particularly good option, because, unlike other countries, the paperwork and ceremony are in English.
The Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Suites – a luxury, beach-front hideaway set in the exclusive St James area of Barbados – has introduced two bespoke breaks for pre-wedding celebrations and honeymoons.
The bride-to-be and members of her wedding party can relax and unwind with a luxurious ‘pre-wedding celebration’ stay that includes:
Hawkstone Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, will open in summer 2018. Anticipation is building ahead of its launch, as the venue is set to become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK.
The country estate has been purchased by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, making them the fourth owner in the property’s 550 year history. A sympathetic refurbishment is currently being planned to breathe new life into the spectacular Georgian property.
The award-winning Northumberland Hotel, Matfen Hall hotel, golf and spa, has announced a £250,000 refurbishment of its wedding spaces as part of the next chapter in its history.
The significant investment will transform the rooms in the East Wing including the Great Hall, Terrace Room and Sir Edward’s Bar, to create luxurious surroundings highlighting the original features of this historic venue.
Maften Hall have employed North East interior designers and architects, Space ID, to manage the project due to their shared aesthetic vision and proven track record with other leading UK hotels.
The new designs couple the impressive, historic features of the hotel with luxurious, modern features to create a romantic and sumptuous atmosphere.
The five-star Celtic Manor Resort is set in 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales, with spectacular views over pristine golf courses and the beautiful Usk Valley, stretching as far as the eye can see.
As well as a beautiful range of reception venues to suit any style or size of wedding, the luxury resort boasts award-winning dining, three championship golf courses (including the Twenty Ten Course, the first course in history to be designed and built specifically to host The Ryder Cup), two exceptional spas, two state-of-the-art health clubs, fishing, adventure golf, treetop high ropes course and tennis courts.
Pentillie Castle is all three. A castle, a wedding venue, and in Cornwall.
As well as these attributes, it is also a truly special place steeped in history, run by the same family who have ties to the castle for more than 300 years, and their fantastic team who care about nothing more than making your day truly memorable.
As we become more eco-conscious as a society, many couples are looking to celebrate their special day in the same fashion. Weddings are being celebrated in style and luxury at Bournemouth’s favourite eco-boutique hotel as The Green House happily proves you can deliver the big day sustainably with its very special green wedding package.
Woughton House – MGallery By Sofitel has opened following the extensive refurbishment of a heritage Georgian country house in the village of Woughton-On-Green, one of the few remaining medieval villages around which Milton Keynes was built. A hidden gem, the luxury boutique hotel is the perfect location for an idyllic, country wedding. Surrounded by acres of stunning parkland, lakes and orchards of the Ouzel Valley Park in the Buckinghamshire countryside, it offers a picturesque setting for weddings.