The Eden Hotel Collection, a privately-owned portfolio of beautiful properties in the UK, picks five fabulous venues in which to say “I do”.
Dreamy Devonshire weddings at Bovey Castle
Set in 275 acres of undulating countryside within Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is a luxurious country estate with 60 bedrooms and 22 lodges – the perfect setting for a country wedding. The hotel suits ceremonies of all sizes in a variety of locations in and around the estate. From the imposing formality of the double-height Cathedral Room in the main house, to a more informal outdoor ceremony on the lawn; no two weddings are the same. It is also possible to hire the property exclusively as Olympian Tom Daley did recently when he married Dustin Lance Black at the Castle.
Bovey Castle’s talented Head Chef Mark Budd has a passion for provenance and incorporates the best quality local produce into his bespoke wedding menus. The hotel’s flagship restaurant the Great Western, which Mark heads up, has recently been awarded three rosettes by the AA for its culinary excellence.
Well-known for outdoor pursuits including falconry, the hotel can even arrange for owls to act as ring bearers on the big day!
Lakeside Worcestershire weddings at Brockencote Hall
Brockencote Hall is a striking Victorian manor house set by a lake and surrounded by 70 acres of glorious parkland. The hotel has 21 elegantly-appointed bedrooms and striking views to the Malvern Hills. The exceptional cuisine, prepared by acclaimed chef Tim Jenkins, uses fresh ingredients from the hotel’s kitchen garden and honey from the beehives in the grounds (don’t miss the impressively well-stocked cheese trolley). Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for two to 90 guests in a choice of elegant rooms, from intimate and informal gatherings, to large and lavish celebrations. The hotel can even organise a horse and carriage from St Cassian’s church in the nearby village of Chaddesley Corbett for couples to arrive in style.
A Cotswold countryside wedding at The Greenway Hotel & Spa
A 16th-century ivy-clad Elizabethan manor set in eight acres on the outskirts of the Regency town of Cheltenham, The Greenway Hotel & Spa has 21 bedrooms and atmosphere in abundance with its wood-panelled dining room and log fire in the lounge. There are four ceremony rooms to choose from, suitable for up to 56 people. For larger weddings of up to 100 guests, exclusive use is available and this includes use of a chauffeur-driven Bentley from the church to the reception. For pre (or post) wedding pampering, there is a bijoux spa with a hydrotherapy pool, champagne nail bar and outdoor hot tub.
Warwickshire weddings with the wow factor at Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa
Set in 10 acres of glorious landscaped gardens, Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa is a quintessential English country house hotel offering 43 individually-designed bedrooms, exceptional service and exquisite food. From small weddings with two guests in The Drawing Room to larger weddings for 200 guests in the Knights Suite (complete with glass roofed atrium and grand piano), the hotel has a diverse offering for celebrations.
With newly-appointed Head Chef Paul Evans, who enjoys foraging for fresh ingredients from the kitchen garden and a new luxury Elan Spa with state-of-the-art facilities and 12 new spa bedrooms, Mallory Court continues to raise the bar ever higher.
Romantic Regency weddings at The Mount Somerset
The Mount Somerset Hotel in Taunton is a stunning 19-bedroom Regency country house hotel. Its location between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills offers guests some of the best views in Somerset. Set in four acres, the terraced grounds lead to cascading water fountains, a croquet lawn and rose gardens.
With its high ceilings, a sweeping spiral staircase and opulent décor, the hotel has all the characteristics of a quintessential English Regency mansion. Bedrooms are individually decorated and honeymoon suites feature seven-foot or four-poster beds, luxurious roll top baths and private hot tubs on their garden terraces.
The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa has four private ceremony rooms for up to 100 guests, each one personal in character and style. Exclusive use of the hotel is also available, offering complete flexibility and privacy.
Notes to Editors
• The Eden Hotel Collection is part of The Rigby Group Plc, one of the UK’s largest and most successful family-owned businesses. Founded by IT entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby, the Group’s portfolio spans hotels, aviation, technology, property and investments.
• The Eden Hotel Collection has evolved over the last 16 years through the acquisition and restoration by The Rigby Group of carefully-chosen hotels, each with unique attributes but all offering the same impeccable standards of service, quality and attention to detail.
• The Eden Hotel Collection consists of nine luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. They are Mallory Court, Leamington Spa; Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel and Bovey Castle in Devon; The Kings Hotel, Cotswolds; The Arden Hotel and Arden House in Stratford-upon-Avon; Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire; The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham, and The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Somerset.
For more details or to book, visit www.edenhotelcollection.com.