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At Donnington Grove Hotel, we aim to meet and surpass your expectations every step of the way to ensure your wedding reception is truly memorable. From small and intimate weddings, to big, grand affairs, we have a choice of beautiful suites and function rooms that can be set up to accommodate the wedding of your dreams and meet your budget.
Located in the historic market town, The Relais Henley is an idyllic waterside retreat. Situated in a restored heritage building that was traditionally a 16th-century coaching inn, the hotel's interiors have been inspired by the river that runs parallel and local traditions and craftsmanship have been sensitively incorporated into the redesign. The windows frame the view of the Thames, with bold stripes representing traditional rowing club blazers running throughout its rich wool carpets. The hotel features 40 individually designed rooms, with some named after notable guests to have visited the site including King Charles I and Princess Grace of Monaco.
Posted: 17 January 2023
Pride of Britain Hotels, the collection of leading luxury hotels in the UK with properties in Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire to name just a few is pleased to announce its top picks for the very best experiences this New Year's Eve. The carefully curated portfolio features over 50 independently run properties; each one unique and characterful with many of them offering exciting experiences and F&B offerings to bring in 2023 in style. Best for jazz and champagne surprises - The Headland. From the 30th of December 2022 to the 2nd of January 2023, celebrate the new year at The Headland nestled in one of Cornwall's most beautiful locations. The weekend of celebration includes a black-tie New Year's Eve party, with champagne tasting and The Headland's sumptuous six-course tasting dinner. The evening will be full of musical surprises, and plenty of dancing with a sweet treat of mini pasties after midnight. New Year's Day brings a family treasure hunt, jazz in the lounge and a special New Year's Day lunch. Room rates start from £439 per person, with a minimum three-night stay over the festive period.
Posted: 27 December 2022
The festive season is almost upon us, bringing with it all that sparkles, from decorative baubles to candles, crackers, and colourful lights. But as December approaches, it's easy to let the time run away. So, The QHotels Collection list their top five ways to keep the sparkle alive, bring a little twinkle to your eye and warmth to your heart in the run-up to the holidays. 1.Start a countdown to Christmas - who says advent calendars are just for the kids? Extend the Christmas fun over the whole of December by finding a special way to countdown to the big day. Why not play a different Christmas song each day on your commute? To really get in the festive spirit why not book a festive activity for every weekend in December? It could be anything from making homemade wrapping paper to heading out to see the panto or enjoying a festive-themed afternoon tea with your mates.
Posted: 9 December 2022
Pride of Britain Hotels, a collection of Britain's finest places to stay, has appointed Mark Chambers as group managing director for Eden Hotel Collection, as chairman of the Board. Taking over from Sue Williams, managing director of Whatley Manor in Wiltshire, Mark Chambers will work closely with the senior leadership team of Pride of Britain Hotels and oversee the Board members, made up of leading hoteliers. Pride of Britain Hotels currently has a number of hotels dotted around the British Isles including in Bovey Castle in Devon and Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire.
Posted: 10 November 2022
Luxury hotel Coworth Park in Berkshire has unveiled Woven by Adam Smith, the new restaurant that has just opened at the Dorchester Collection's luxury country house hotel. Chef Adam Smith's menu promises a tapestry of familiar flavours reimagined in unexpected ways, combining the classics with modern touches. Martin Hulbert Design has created the interiors, crafting a theatrical and contemporary space that blends seamlessly into the Georgian manor house setting, whilst complementing and elevating the dining experience.
Posted: 18 October 2022
The Good Hotel Guide has revealed its annual list of 12 César winners for 2023. This year, award winners include a hotel run by aristocracy with a focus on wellbeing, a former motorway service station on the M6, a Grade I listed townhouse where the in-room coffee maker can be found in a doll's house, a revamped 11th-century Cotswold stone inn, a 1950s Scottish youth hostel with loch views that is now a stunning hotel, and Michelin-starred properties in the heart of the British countryside with bird-watching and red squirrel spotting opportunities on the doorstep.
Posted: 6 October 2022
What better way to celebrate Roald Dahl Day than with a magical Matilda Afternoon Tea at one of five Luxury Family Hotels? In partnership with The Roald Dahl Story Company, Luxury Family Hotels has created a Matilda Afternoon Tea – a magical dining experience themed on the iconic children's story, and the perfect way for Roald Dahl fans of all ages to celebrate Roald Dahl Day on Tuesday 13th September 2022. To commemorate one of the best children's authors of all time, Roald Dahl Day is celebrated every year on his birthday – the 13th of September – to remember the magic that he brought and continues to bring to children all over the world. The Matilda Afternoon Tea is currently available at all five Luxury Family Hotels properties until April 2023: Fowey Hall in South Cornwall, Moonfleet Manor on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, New Park Manor in the New Forest, The Ickworth near Bury-St-Edmunds and Woolley Grange in Wiltshire.
Posted: 9 September 2022
The new four-star plus Hotel La Tour has opened its doors in Milton Keynes, combining modern sophistication with timeless elegance following a multi-million-pound development. Home to the county's highest bar and fine-dining restaurant, Fourteen, there's also a honeymoon suite situated on the top floor, home to a super king-size bed, luxury bathtub with a TV and a secluded lounge enjoying skyline vistas across Buckinghamshire. There's a stylish events space located on the first floor that's licensed for ceremonies and can host between 60 and 200 guests. It's home to a dancefloor, fully functioning bar and features mood lighting at twilight. Connected to it is a sun-soaked private terrace available for outdoor ceremonies of up to 120 guests set against views stretching across Campbell Park.
Posted: 30 June 2022
The luxury Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel, Marlow, has unveiled the ultimate proposal package to help love birds pop the question in style. The four-star hotel, located on the banks of the River Thames, has transformed its outdoor dining pods to create a magical and romantic setting for the occasion. Staffed with a dedicated server and events expert throughout the evening, the heated, cosy pods have been decked out with candles, fairylights, flowers and Bluetooth speakers, allowing diners to create the perfect ambience with their favourite songs. Couples will be welcomed with a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne on arrival before being shown to their private outdoor dining area.
Posted: 18 January 2022
YTL Hotels' Monkey Island Estate in Bray is offering guests the chance to reunite in style this winter with exclusive takeovers of the stunning private island located on the River Thames. The estate offers 41 rooms and suites plus six private residences across seven acres, accessed by footbridge, boat or helicopter. Guests can look forward to a range of exciting activities, including indulgent treatments on the island's bespoke Floating Spa Barge, exploring the stunning surrounding countryside by foot, bike or boat and enjoying the great outdoors with the estate's very own Shepherd's Hideaway experience. Green-fingered visitors can discover the herb garden, contributing to the exceptionally fresh menu at the Monkey Brasserie.
Posted: 28 December 2021