Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 99)

Chic suites What ’s new? Behind the doors of some of the finest hotel wedding venues Vanbrugh House Hotel in Oxford has launched two bespoke luxury packages to make getting married even more special. The boutique 22-bedroom hotel nestled in Oxford’s bustling centre now offers the Bride & Bridal Party Package and The Wedding Night Package – perfect for those getting married in one of Oxford’s many quirky city-centre locations. Whether it’s a bride and her crew wanting to get ready, a romantic spot for the first night of married life, or a base before saying ‘I do’, the two deluxe suites with secluded gardens and a private entrance offer a separate, pampered space to kick-start married life in – complete with four-poster beds, lavish Mr and Mrs bathtubs, luxury touches like slippers and The White Company toiletries plus a digital concierge for guests to make use of during their stay. The Bride & Bridal Party Package is the essential ‘pre-party’ package, perfect for brides or groups looking for a space to get ready for the big event. The bride – and friends - can spend the last night of singledom in lavish surroundings, before waking up to a champagne breakfast hamper in the room. The suite has a separate entrance with a VIP private area to welcome the bridal party with a red carpet and champagne waiting on arrival. The spacious suite offers plenty of space for bridal parties to put the finishing touches to their looks – with huge bathrooms with separate baths and showers, as well as plenty of sink space and mirrors, too. The Wedding Night Package offers newlyweds a one-night stay in a private deluxe suite to retire to after their big day, packed with romantic touches to make the first-night extra special. Decorated with rose petals on the bed, drinks on arrival and a peaceful pamper kit filled with bath bombs, bath salts and eye masks, this is a special way to start married life. A delicious breakfast hamper filled with locally sourced produce, fresh juices and pastries is delivered to the door the next morning, the final touch to wake up to as a married couple. Vanbrugh House offers a bespoke service and is happy to discuss any personal requests that guests would like to include in the package, whether it’s a selection of cocktails in the room, pampering products or decorations to make the suites even more perfect. Packages at this luxurious boutique hotel include everything from champagne on arrival paired with a VIP private area and red-carpet entrance to the suite, and are priced on request. For more information, visit BURNHAM BEECHES HOTEL, SLOUGH, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. Offering elegant Georgian architecture and ten acres of manicured lawns and gardens, Burnham Beeches Hotel merges a classical style with a newly refurbished bedroom wing. The design of the property’s main function rooms and 78 bedrooms and suites reflects the romance of the surrounding English countryside. This romantic wedding venue provides a distinctive range of settings for ceremonies and receptions, from the splendour of the Windsor Suite, a charming white-panelled room with wooden flooring and chandeliers, designed to suit any wedding theme, to the cosy ambience of the Burnham Suite, and the lawns and terraces for al fresco celebrations. The front lawn is the ideal place for a drinks reception on a summer’s day, however, an exclusive bar for couples and their guests is also made available. Exclusive use is an option allowing couples to hire out the entire hotel and gardens from noon on the wedding day until 11 am the following day, including 80 bedrooms for guests, priced from £23,390. It includes many of the services listed above, plus a £1,000 bar allowance. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01628 429 955, We love... that menu tasting and wedding night accommodation are included in the various wedding packages. Afternoon tea for two on the couple’s first anniversary is offered and a dedicated wedding coordinator is available throughout the wedding planning journey and on the day. 23 THEMED VENUES