Your Surrey Wedding - October/November 2023 (Issue 103)

Hotel hotspots Venues with overnight options AVIATOR 01252 555 892 | Aviator is a luxury hotel designed to reflect the sleek and modern aesthetics of aviation. Aviator’s exterior is modern and striking with sleek contours inspired by the shape of a propeller. The building is well-maintained and features clean lines from every angle. There’s a large lawn and terrace area that get lots of sun on summer days. The lawn provides extraordinary views of the private Farnborough Airport. Watching private jets ascend and descend is spectacular and leaves a lasting impression on guests. Interiors are opulent yet understated and all bedrooms include highquality furnishings and modern amenities. Inside the main entrance, you’re met with the impressive central rotunda and sweeping staircase, and the four wedding spaces are neutral and bright, leaving the opportunity to inject creativity and personality. Ceremonies take place in the Sky Lounge, for up to 80 guests; the space is 50ft from ground level and is designed to leave a lasting impression. It boasts a private bar and the option to expand into the fourth-floor atrium, giving you and your guests an impressive view down the central rotunda. The Wright Room seats 95 guests and has floorto-ceiling glass offering unrivalled views of Farnborough Airport runway and direct access to the terrace and lawn. Located on the ground floor, Earhart caters for 40 and provides a medium-sized space that’s perfect for an intimate celebration. All ceremony spaces are also available for receptions for 110, 125 and 40 guests respectively. When tying the knot here couples benefit from a complimentary menu tasting, the Sky Suite (a top tier bedroom) for the wedding night, two complimentary bedrooms for the wedding party (Deluxe package only) and an anniversary stay for the couple. Kevin Ahronson Photography Sarah Hoyle BROOKLANDS HOTEL 01932 335 720 | Brooklands Hotel is an elegant property located in the heart of Surrey, on the site of the iconic Brooklands racetrack. Taking inspiration from its historic location, Brooklands Hotel has a 1920s, Art Deco-inspired interior. The hotel features 131 bedrooms and suites, and every bedroom boasts an abundance natural light and many benefit from their own private outside space with panoramic views over the neighbouring Mercedes-Benz World track. The hotel is also home to ‘1907’ a two AA Rosettes winning restaurant, bar and grill offering a chic dining experience, ‘BSpa’ wellness and spa treatment facilities and a fitness area. For ceremonies, The Brooklands Suite is the largest space and caters for up to 174 theatre style, 132 for a sit down meal or 220 reception. The Napier Suite is the second largest suite accommodating 64 guests. There’s the option to open up through to the Railton Suite to create a combined space for up to 130 guests. The Solomon Suite provides a captivating backdrop of the Mercedes-Benz race track, and can hold up to 50 guests, both theatre style and reception. The panoramic Railton Suite seats 55 and its floor-to-ceiling windows make the room bright and spacious. Receptions take place in the following with designated capacities: Brooklands Suite, 220, Napier Suite, 60, Solomon Suite, 50, and Railton Suite, 80. The contour of the world’s most historic motor racing track runs through the hotel’s reception, which features a stunning Charlie Whinney sculpture 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. When booking one of Brooklands Hotel’s wedding packages couples will automatically stay in Suite 319 on their wedding night. 25 HOTEL VENUES