Your North East Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 56)

THE SPA’S THE STAR After some r’n’r in the run-up to your big day? We don’t blame you! With a much-needed dose of you-time needed, we caught up with Europe’s leading spa experience to find out which made it to the top five in Newcastle. The results are in… now all you have to do is choose where to head… 4 Doxford Hall Hotel This Georgian stately home has gorgeous restaurants and a maze to enjoy as well as the Aqueous Spa, with pool, spa bath, steam room and sauna as well as a menu of therapeutic treatments. 5 Mercure George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa This hotel has the perfect mix of pleasure and leisure, particularly at its Montana Leisure Club, which is chock full of facilities including heated pool, gym, Jacuzzi, steam room and more. For more infor visit 3 Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort At Slaley everything is laid on for your relaxation. At the spa there’s stunning facilities and a menu of treatments designed to leave you feeling incredibly pampered. 2 Holiday Inn Newcastle – Gosforth Park Perfect for a pamper day, or as part of a stay, you and your group will have full use of the facilities as part of your visit, which includes a range of wet facilities to enjoy. 1 Macdonald Linden Hall On a spa break at Linden Hall you can choose everything from holistic healing therapy to a pampering treat aimed at making you look and feel glowing. TOO GOOD TO EAT? How incredible are these creations from Graeme Venus of Northumberland’s Sticky Sponge Cake Studio? “We create something amazing for your special day, from traditional wedding cakes and hand painted bakes to highly sculpted designs,” says Graeme. “For the third year running we’ve also recently been announced as one of the country’s top 50 wedding cake designers by Go Hen. With us, anything is possible, as we take your ideas and create a design that flows to enhance your day. We’ve also now launched options to give couples that something extra. As a lot of the cakes we make are highly sculpted designs, many customers don’t want to cut into such a work of art. That’s why we’re putting our past skills in illustration and sculpture to offer finished illustrations of the cakes that can be framed at an extra cost. Another option for couples is a small model replica of the cake, which we sculpt from clay and can be treasured for years to come.” For more info visit LOCAL NEWS 9