Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - December/January 2023/2024 (Issue 104)

Windsor MACDONALD WINDSOR HOTEL This boutique townhouse hotel and wedding venue is located in the heart of this historic town, overlooking Windsor Castle. Here, the happy couple can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride along the Long Walk. The hotel is home to beautifully decorated function suites and offers a variety of wedding packages. The Royal Wedding Package includes a dedicated wedding planner, wedding breakfast and reception room hire, an evening buffet and a suite for the newlyweds on the night of the wedding. The Grand Wedding Package includes some of the above with a red carpet welcome and a glass of Ridgeview Brut per person to toast. The Castle Package is ideal for smaller celebrations and includes an afternoon tea as an alternative to the wedding breakfast if requested while the Platinum Wedding Package is a royal offering in collaboration with The Windsor Guildhall located across the road from the hotel. The ceremony is held in this romantic setting with the wedding party moving back to the hotel for the reception. Contact: 0344 879 9101, BEARWOOD LAKES, WOKINGHAM Located close to Windsor in Wokingham is Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, a stylish wedding venue nestled within 200 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside. Accessed via gates that lead to a rhododendron-lined driveway that runs parallel with the golf course, the property offers lakeside photo opportunities by the waterfall and bridge and there’s also a Koi pond within the grounds. The clubhouse provides a stylish, contemporary feel featuring two levels. It’s filled with natural daylight through the large windows and doors overlooking the expansive 18-hole golf course. The interior is decorated in neutral tones, providing a blank canvas for wedding themes. A statement chandelier takes centre stage and during the evening reception, the carpet is rolled back to reveal the dancefloor. Ceremonies take place for up to 60 loved ones in the lounge area of the clubhouse while the wedding breakfast and reception are hosted in the contemporary restaurant that can accommodate up to 110 people seated, or up to 150 loved ones for a buffet. The view of the immaculately presented golf course is spectacular from the south-facing glass balcony, the perfect spot for a drinks reception. The golf course and surrounding grounds are maintained year-round by a team of full-time green keepers and gardeners. Exciting news for spring 2024 is that the club is currently undergoing an extension project which will offer a large outdoor extension from the restaurant area adding to the outside space offering available for weddings and functions. Contact: 01183 048 200, 23 LOCAL VENUES