Your Surrey Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 101)

In first place... Will one of these sports-themed venues be your big-day winner? BROOKLANDS HOTEL 01932 335 720 | Brooklands Hotel is an elegant, design-led, four-star property located in the heart of Surrey on the site of the iconic Brooklands race track. Predominantly glass, the hotel is the ultimate combination of contemporary design and vibrant history. Due to its location, the contour of the world’s most historic motor racing track runs through the hotel’s reception which features a sunning Charlie Whinney sculpture. Conceived as an integral part of the building, rather than a stand-alone piece, the sculpture is suspended in the lobby as a centrepiece. The course of the track is mapped out in plaster on the ceiling of the atrium and beneath hangs more than 100m of steam-bent oak which twists and leaps around the space, illustrating the route of the racing cars. Within the perimeter and adjacent to the hotel is Mercedes-Benz World, a multi-purpose centre for one of the world’s most famous brands, offering driving experiences for adults and children alike. Taking inspiration from its historic location, Brooklands Hotel has a 1920s Art Deco-inspired interior. The hotel features 131 bedrooms and suites, some of which are the largest of any UK hotel. Every bedroom boasts an abundance of natural light and many benefit from their own private outside space with panoramic views over the neighbouring track. The hotel is also home to 1907, a two AA Rosette-winning restaurant, and BSpa which boasts wellness and spa facilities and a fitness area. For vows, couples have a number of options; The Brooklands Suite is the largest space available for weddings and can cater for up to 174 guests and 132 for a sit-down meal. Styled to perfection, the Brooklands Suite is adjacent to the dedicated banqueting kitchen where the team ensures seamless delivery and focus on all your guests’ culinary needs. The Napier Suite, the second largest suite, and can cater for up to 64 guests. With the option to open up through to the Railton Suite to create a combined space for up to 130 guests, the unique event space has Art Deco details and is perfectly suited to a wide variety of wedding styles. The Solomon Suite has a captivating backdrop of the MercedesBenz race track and can hold up to 50 guests. This elegant room’s contemporary design provides a stylish setting. The panoramic Railton Suite (55) is a space perfect for intimate weddings. The floor-to-ceiling windows make the room bright and spacious and it has elegant Art Deco décor. Receptions take place in the following with designated capacities: Brooklands Suite 220, Napier Suite 60, Solomon Suite 50 and Railton Suite 80. When booking one of Brooklands Hotel’s wedding packages couples will automatically stay in the renowned Suite 319 on their wedding night. In addition, Brooklands Hotel will contribute up to £1,750 towards the happy couple’s honeymoon when they book and hold their 2023 wedding with the hotel (terms and conditions apply). 23 SPORTING VENUES