Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 85)

SARAH GALLIVAN CHECKS IN TO THE ICONIC ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL 020 7841 3540 | lonpr-st-pancras-renaissance-hotel-london When I was invited to stay at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, I knew it was going to be special but didn’t realise how special it’d be! Being located at St Pancras station made it one of the easiest hotels in London to travel to and being Midlands-based, it felt like a stone’s throw away for my husband and I on the train. We checked in for one night, but we could have easily stayed for more! The first thing I did was indulge in all that this five-star hotel has to offer for weddings. I couldn’t wait to check out the spaces here and it didn’t disappoint. Once being the location where Hansom Carriages drew up to drop off wealthy passengers, the Hansom Hall oozes historic charm. Combining Victorian splendour with modern style, this magnificent space can accommodate up to 280 guests. From here, guests can also access the Hansom Hall Terrace, which is available for exclusive hire. Overlooking the British Library this rooftop is perfect for any social occasion. The Gallery or Ladies’ Smoking Room are ideal options for more intimate celebrations and each boast stunning décor. The icing on the cake for me was the breath-taking grand staircase. Located in the heart of the hotel you can host a drinks reception here and what’s more, couples can now now pop the question for the first time on the staircase with the hotel’s new proposal package. During the afternoon we enjoyed some time out in the spa. Located in the original underground kitchens, this is a Victorian-inspired haven of calm! There are six treatment rooms, a fitness centre, relaxation pool with hydro loungers, sauna, therapeutic steam room and a relaxation room. Dining that evening was a real treat – we loved the atmosphere in the Booking Office. Housed in St Pancras Station’s original ticket hall, the restaurant serves the finest cuisine and service was second to none. We ended the day with a luxurious stay in one of the 38 Chambers Suites and enjoyed access to the Chambers Club where breakfast was served the following morning. With such a wide choice of accommodation, your guests will be able to relax and stay the night without the worry of travelling home after your reception. If it’s a dreamy venue you’re looking for, this is it! From the spaces on offer in which to host your day, grand décor and quality accommodation to the spa facilities, fine cuisine and first-class service – book here and you’re sure to be in for a treat! DREAM LONDON LOCATIONS Picture-perfect big-day surroundings DREAM VENUES 27