Set a unique scene for your summer wedding at a magnificent Abbey within a 26 acre estate. Nestled within the beautiful hills of the Worcestershire countryside, Stanbrook Abbey Hotel is licensed for outdoor ceremonies and also offers an extensive range of exquisite indoor ceremony and reception rooms.
The hotel is set in beautifully kept walled gardens which include a path lined with weeping willows, this leads to a tranquil and secluded private lake, the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. A stone’s throw from the picturesque Willow Lake is The Garden Pavilion, Stanbrook Abbey’s largest reception room, which can seat up to 300 guests and offers views to a private garden area. The remaining grounds provide a stunning backdrop for wedding photography, comprising a quaint orchard, flourishing lavender garden and a 100ft bell tower.
Those looking for indoor ceremony options will be enchanted by the striking Callow Great Hall, the centrepiece of the abbey and the ideal setting for a wedding with a traditional look and feel. Accommodating up to 90 guests for a ceremony, the hall is steeped in history and charm, boasting additions by the renowned architect Augustus Pugin along with stained-glass windows and a stunning vaulted ceiling. Couples looking for a more intimate space may consider St Anne’s Hall which comes complete with an outdoor balcony and terrace area. The stunning space accommodates 100 and 180 guests respectively for ceremonies and receptions; whilst the Piano Lounge offers a cosy lounge environment for smaller ceremonies and gatherings of 30 guests.
The hotel’s 17 unique function spaces, including a wine cellar and games room, reignite the historic feel of the abbey. Most notably, the diverse venue is complete with a specially designed and unique Brides Manor, the ultimate haven to stay over in the night before, enabling bridal parties to relax, pamper and prepare ahead of the big day. The Georgian manor house sits within the hotel’s flourishing grounds and offers five double bedroom suites, including a large bridal suite complete with dressing room. There is also an elegant drawing room, self-catering kitchen and powder room. Meanwhile, Papa’s Snug provides a wonderful space for Dad to rehearse his speech, and the Groom’s Room offers an ideal retreat for ushers.
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel boasts 55 beautifully appointed bedrooms which enable guests to get a glimpse of what life was once like in the abbey. Each of the stunning bedrooms have their own characteristics including stained glass windows, wooden beams and fireplaces. The bridal suites are also generously proportioned and plushly furnished with gorgeous en-suite bathrooms that feature both a bath and shower.
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel is amongst Hand Picked Hotels’ collection of 20 beautiful heritage country houses across the UK and three Channel Island retreats. The locations are renowned for hosting classic British weddings in splendid settings, ideal for the most memorable of occasions. Each historic hotel enjoys glorious grounds and beautiful views, a stunningly romantic setting for both civil ceremonies and wedding receptions.
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel is offering wedding packages from £75 per person for wedding dates on Sundays to Thursdays taking place before 30 November 2017. This package provides all the essentials needed to celebrate the big day, including wedding reception room hire, an arrival reception glass of Prosecco, a three course wedding breakfast, a toast glass of Prosecco, crisp white table linen and napkins, and candelabras and white candles.
Photo credit: Duncan Cox
For more information please call 01905 409300 or visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/stanbrookabbey/weddings.