Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 95)

NOVOTEL SOUTHAMPTON 02380 233 113 Overlooking the historic port in the heart of Southampton, the Novotel Southampton is ideally positioned as a base to explore the city. The modern style of the venue matches the setting of the nearby hustle and bustle of city life. The garden decking with arbour seating makes for a romantic backdrop for wedding photography, especially during spring and summer months when the flowers are in bloom. With three different wedding packages to choose from, the team take pride in creating weddings that suit each client’s vision and budget. From the ribbons adorning the chairs to the delicious menus created by the passionate chefs, the staff are there to make weddings memorable. The pet-friendly hotel is licensed to accommodate on-site ceremonies, meaning couples can enjoy their entire day under one roof. Say the “I dos” surrounded by 80 people in the Dieppe & Bayeux, or the Cherbourg or the Caen with 100. For those exchanging vows elsewhere, the team is happy to welcome couples with drinks receptions in the lobby to kick start the celebrations. The Le Havre is perfect for intimate receptions, and the Carn and Cherbourg can be used for an additional 100 guests for larger events if needed. The largest space is the Normandie Suite, a versatile room that suits all types of weddings with room for up to 320 people. The large windows provide plenty of natural lighting, while the delicate drapery adds a romantic and welcoming touch. We love… that when lovebirds book the venue for their special day, they’ll receive a menu tasting session, a dedicated toastmaster, a night’s stay on their special day, accommodation rates for loved ones and more. Those who book The Rise Petal Package will receive a complimentary first-anniversary dinner and one-year leisure centre access. DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SOUTHAMPTON 02380 702 700 Situated in the leafy outskirts of Southampton and ideally located for transportation, the DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton provides the perfect location for weddings. Once couples descend the hotel’s driveway, they’ll enter the tranquil surroundings and woodland areas. Upon entering the property, guests will find a woodland lodge escape with a contemporary twist. Ceremonies and reception occur in the Library Suite with 30 to 130 people. Situated on the ground floor of the hotel, the space offers a quiet and secluded area for celebrations. The team will be on-hand to ensure events run seamlessly and are there to share expert advice when needed. They’ll remove any extra stress to ensure pairs can fully relax and enjoy their special day. We love… after the celebrations, loved ones can retreat to the on-site rooms that range from guest, deluxe, family, superior and premium rooms - not forgetting the suites! 25 HOTEL VENUES