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Nestled in 550 acres of rolling countryside, The Belfry Hotel & Resort has never lost its allure and retains its iconic ivy-clad exterior. The Belfry's stunning grounds are home to the majestic fairways and carpet-smooth greens of its three world-famous golf courses. In addition, there are magnificent outdoor spaces, a terrace, lakes and water features to create the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Home to 319 sumptuous bedrooms and suites, The Belfry Hotel & Resort oozes style and elegance by combining luxury and grandeur with a contemporary design and modern touches whilst also retaining its charm and heritage. When tying the knot here couples can opt for one of six spaces for the ceremony. For larger affairs The Woodland Suite, The Warwick Suite, and The Wishaw Suite can accommodate 410, 310 and 200 guests respectively. With standout features included dedicated bars, chandeliers and stunning views each suite is exemplary; The Woodland Suite is an exclusively contained suite set within the grounds with 48 Woodland Lodge bedrooms close by!
Hidden away in the heart of rural Staffordshire, Alrewas Hayes is a historical 100-acre country estate that dates back to 1066. The estate is believed to be the extensive Staffordshire woodland noted in the Doomsday Book. In the hands of its current owners, the house and surrounding estate has gently evolved to become a country retreat that fuses historical charm with a contemporary aesthetic. At the heart of Alrewas Hayes lies The Courtyard, a peaceful oasis offering calm and seclusion among the delicate scent of English roses, French lavender and silver birch trees. the ideal space for welcome drinks and evening nibbles. The space can also be used for non-legal marital blessing ceremonies. Trailing off The Courtyard are the private, picturesque landscaped gardens and 100-acres of woodland and grounds – free for you to wander and while away time among the wild. An elegant interior that cleverly combines the venue and setting's historical charm with a contemporary aesthetic to create a modern-day country retreat.
Providing an inherently romantic setting, Malvern College is set within 250 acres of beautiful and historic grounds. Framed by the majesty of the Malvern Hills rising behind the college's main building, the grounds boast a wealth of seasonal flowers, as well as evergreens, blossom, oak and fir trees. As impressive as its location, Malvern College's main building is a breathtaking sight, as too is the entire 250-acre campus which is littered with elegant Victorian buildings. Nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills, the school's tower overlooks St George's Terrace and the Severn Valley; on a clear day the views are truly mesmerizing.
Encompassing 30 historic buildings and beautiful surroundings the Windmill, Town Hall and the National Telephone Kiosk Collection are standout features of the setting. There's also the opportunity to hire the Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers Railway for a ride on – an unforgettable wedding day experience. New Guesten Hall is a prime wedding venue space located just 50 metres from the main entrance. It's 14th-century roof was originally part of Worcester Cathedral's Reception Hall and contains beautiful Medieval carpentry that can be viewed throughout the building, including from the Weaver Gallery that is located above the main hall.
Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe, Coventry is a stunning example of Victorian architecture surrounded by three acres of attractive landscaped gardens. The land, which the property is located on, boasts a colourful history dating back to 1257 and was once owned by King Henry VIII. The hotel was originally constructed as a mansion house in 1897, built in a bold Victorian style but embellished with a mock Tudor façade with Gothic Revival influences. A common practice in those days was placing an iron or terracotta 'dragon' on the roof, supposedly to protect the children of the house and bring general good fortune, today The Iliffe's dragon still proudly sits on the front gable. The Iliffe's elegant interiors showcase the Laura Ashley Home range and its exquisite, high-quality inherently British fabrics and furnishings throughout. Every part of the hotel has been redesigned drawing inspiration from the hotel's Victorian heritage, with carefully selected rich colours which complement each other and luxurious furnishings to create an elegant space to entice comfort & relaxation.
The River Severn flows alongside The Holt Fleet with the infamous Thomas Telford bridge in the background. There's beautiful lawns rolling to the river with ample seating and a secret wedding garden leading to private woods. Traditional with modern twist, this contemporary venue has a newly refurbished function suite, bistro & bar with open fires and a conservatory with beautiful riverside views. Couples can opt for a ceremony and reception in the function suite with up to 120 loved ones. It features, double doors opening out on to the patio area which is exclusive to guests using this room and views of the gardens and river – it also has its own bar, stage and dancefloor.
Bilston Brook Wedding Barn is located just a mile from the stunning cathedral city of Lichfield and near the outstanding area of countryside known as Cannock Chase – the surrounding fields, woods and the river provide stunning photograph opportunities for couples tying the knot here. The Cliffe family have been farming Bilston Brook Farm for more than a hundred years, and this pet-friendly venue can even provide a tractor, horses or a 'unicorn' for nuptials. The barn is situated in the fields of the farm with Bilston Brook river running near, there's a large seating area with benches with views out to open fields, or why not have games outside to entertain guests, a barbecue or hog roast? In the evening, guests can sit around firepits, and there's also a field available for camping or glamping in a beautiful place.
Situated in the rolling contryside of Lichfield, Staffordshire, Coton House Farm has a number of options for couples looking for a rustic wedding day. The venues exteriors are all traditional Yorkshire board clad buildings, blending into the rural setting with large oak frames. The Oak Barn is a complete working barn conversion with high oak vaulted ceilings draped in fairylights. The neutral light colours with large glass front windows gives this room an airy and spacious feel. It features large grand hanging chandeliers and leads out to the oak veranda. From here the terrace, with seating and log burner,s gives you unobstructed views into the paddock, grounds and over the green fields.
Moor Hall is a beautiful country house-style hotel set at the end of a long tree-lined drive. It boasts sweeping lawns, natural woodlands and historic sunken garden provide picturesque backdrops to wedding photographs. The sunken garden is a magical historical setting with it sweeping double stone staircase, stunning fountain centrepiece and Victorian grottos – you can tie the knot al fresco here with 180 loved ones. The house was once owned by Bishop Vesey who entertained Henry VIII at the property. The current building was built in the 1900s by Colonel Ansell for his private residence and the wood carvings, stonework and stained-glass windows can be seen today – perfect for history buffs looking to tie the knot here! The beautiful oak panelling and open fires lend Moor Hall a real country house atmosphere for nuptials; couples can opt to tie the knot in the Charter Suite or Bracebridge Suite. The Charter Suite is an elegant and spacious ground-floor room with its own direct entrance from the car park, separate bar and surrounding conservatory overlooking the gardens. It can cater for up to 180 ceremony and wedding breakfast guests (250 in the evening) and has a neutral gold, cream and grey palette, a stylish bar, luxurious contemporary lighting and furnishings make a fabulous setting. The Bracebridge Room is upon the first floor and caters for up to 60 and overlooks the stunning surrounding parkland.