Words By: Charles Edwards-Freshwater
In many ways choosing the correct venue is one of the most important aspects of your wedding day. In every case the space should be practical and easily moulded to fit with your ideas and yet still have a striking factor that separates it from the rest – a versatility and level of grandeur that sets it out as a premier destination to say your ‘I do’s’ .
As one of the most celebrated hotels in the whole of the United Kingdom, Stoke Park is undeniably a venue that ticks all the boxes, it’s sweeping grounds, stunning Palladian architecture and beautiful old world charm making it one of the most iconic places to have your ceremony, reception, or both. Just a stone’s throw away from London and easily accessible by road and rail, Stoke Park is a venue made all the more extraordinary by their in house wedding co-ordinator who will help assist in making every detail perfect to the nth degree.
Trained to know every single detail of the hotel and its wedding capabilities off by heart, the wedding co-ordinator will help combine your wishes with the facilities available, making it so that your theme stands out strongly against the impressive landscape and that all of the smaller touches from favours to flowers can be fully taken care of. Working with you closely to design these elements, Stoke Park’s wedding co-ordinator will also help by suggesting nice touches that will assist in bringing your ideas together, enriching the experience by making sure that you maximise the potential without losing sight of your original vision.
Of course, the main draw of choosing Stoke Park, besides its undoubted beauty, is the fact that its facilities are simply second to none. Dining can be arranged for up to 146 guests courtesy of dynamic Head Chef Chris Wheeler, and with three different reception rooms available in which to dine the hotel is able to tailor their rooms to your wishes and tastes, seamlessly sculpting them to fit with your design scheme and providing food that is exceptionally elegant in every regard.
The Fountain Room is one of the finest of these reception rooms, and with its spectacular view overlooking the terraces, fountains and gardens it’s little surprise that the room has helped Stoke Park solidify a place in the Top 100 Wedding Venues year after year. Ideal for a more intimate ceremony of up to 50 guests, The Fountain Room’s 200 years of history are proudly displayed on its walls, every detail recalling a vintage level of glamour that is the very meaning of classic grandeur. You can even have your ceremony performed on the fountain terrace should you want an outdoor wedding against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.
The Repton Room is an even cosier place to enjoy the delights of the day, and with space for up to 27 guests this charming alcove of daylight and original paintings and prints makes for a wonderful small scale celebration. Of course, for many people bigger is better, and should you want a wedding on a larger scale Stoke Park’s The Ballroom is the ideal place to build a party atmosphere.
Able to accommodate up to 100 guests with ease, this spacious situation in the West Wing of the mansion house is characterised by its ornate high ceilings and beautiful open fireplace in the middle of the silk panelled walls. Overlooking gorgeous gardens designed by the renowned ‘Capability’ Brown, this room is perfect for any sort of ceremony, easily shifting to accommodate your number of guests and fitting with most themes with ease due to its airy and opulent decor.
As the home of one of the most celebrated spas in the world, Stoke Park are able to ensure that the bridal party and the groom are all rested and pampered before and after the big event, and each of the 49 5 AA Red Star bedrooms can be hired at reduced rates to accommodate your guests – a smart move considering that the Presidents Bar stays open well after 1am should you want to party into the early hours.
Stoke Park are also unique in that they offer a signature wedding cake should you want a confection that works magnificently with the opulent decor. Created by celebrated chef Chris Wheeler, this towering naked cake is adorned with festoons of delicious forest fruits and filled with indulgent butter icing, the beautiful vintage colours making it a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
A premier wedding venue which is able to accommodate a ceremony of any size in utmost style, Stoke Park is one of those historic locations that add a certain gravitas to the big day, the beautiful grounds and striking architecture allowing you to capture the spirit of your wedding in utmost style no matter what your theme may be. Personal, versatile and timelessly iconic, Stoke Park is a venue that will make the beginning of your happily ever after something to remember and will undoubtedly hold a special place in your heart for many years to come.
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