Pink Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2016 - Page 60

VENUES Magical setting Take a stroll back through the centuries with this historic 17th century house in a truly magical location. Stapleford Park is one of England’s most prestigious and picturesque venues, perfect for your dream country house wedding. Whether you require room for eight or 180, Stapleford Park has the perfect space – from beautiful private rooms for intimate weddings to the elegant Grand Hall or Orangery for larger parties. With its bays and eaves blended with the Tudor old wing, the grand staircase offers a stately entrance for the brides or grooms – suffused with light from the glass dome above. With three wedding packages available for all seasons, Capability Brown’s tranquil garden backdrop provides the picture perfect view, whatever the weather. Perhaps you have your eyes set on a winter wedding? Experience the Stapleford as a winter wonderland, with warming log fires and pretty frost blanketing the lawns. Stylish spaces Make memories to treasure with the perfect backdrop… Five-star style Celebrate your wedding in style – right from the red carpet welcome – at Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel. The Grand Hotel and Spa in York offers a magnificent setting in its historic Grade II listed building, with impressive Edwardian architecture and sweeping staircases – picture perfect for capturing a dramatic entrance. From the moment you enquire, the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator and team will make you realise that your day will be truly bespoke, and will guide you through making sure everything runs seamlessly. Their expertise ensures they will anticipate your every requirement, making your day a truly unforgettable experience. Indulge in some pre-wedding pampering in the spa and live like royalty in The Penthouse Suite, with its views over historic York. When you’ve danced the night away you can look over the skyline to the Minster from your roll top bath! The perfect stage Set in acres of beautiful Berkshire parkland with sweeping lawns, Cantley House Hotel is a spacious, comfortable, yet refined traditional country house hotel. Conveniently located near Wokingham, Bracknell and Reading, this charming Victorian mansion offers the finest facilities combined with the highest service values. Whether your idea of a dream wedding is simple and elegant or highly elaborate, their dedicated team promises to deliver a unique celebration, to give you memories to treasure for the rest of your lives. There are several stylish spaces to choose from: The Briar is a converted 17th century barn, while the Oak Room enjoys direct access to a secluded terrace and can link to an outdoor marquee. The Ormonde and the Vault combine to make a lovely space with a dance floor at one end and a cosy bar at the other. Your guests wishing to stay can retire to one of the 36 luxurious bedrooms. 60 » pink weddings magazine