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FAQs and expert advice about venues

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourberksbucksoxon.wedding

A Riverside Wedding

A Riverside Wedding

Q We're planning our summer wedding and want some wonderful venue options – what do you suggest?
A The Expert says: Monks' Barn is a 13th-century, Grade II listed medieval barn that offers a special venue for ceremonies, wedding receptions and parties. Set in the riverside village of Hurley between Marlow and Henley on the bank of the River Thames, it's open from May until September and is licensed for ceremonies that can take place anywhere in the building, with the added option of saying 'I do' under the stunning archway leading to the lawn.

The Great Hall in the barn can seat up to 120 guests at long tables or up to 150 loved ones at round tables for the wedding breakfast. Adjacent to the Great Hall is the Monks' Bar and The Dance Hall which has ample room for a DJ. Guests can be received on Monks' Barn lawn, where there's plenty of room for a marquee plus secure overnight parking.

This versatile venue allows receptions to take place anywhere inside the building and couples can create a bespoke day with their choice of caterer, florist and furnishings. The park is family friendly making it the ideal choice for couples wanting to enjoy a familymoon in the region afterwards.

The Expert, The Monks Barn

Rest and reboot with a spa-cation in Buckinghamshire

Rest and reboot with a spa-cation in Buckinghamshire

Q We want to take a break from the planning with a pre-wedding pamper and some much-needed couple time in Buckinghamshire. Where do you suggest?
A The expert says: Horwood House hotel, spa and estate is a four-star manor house located in Milton Keynes. It's home to 165 guest bedrooms and suites, Harry's Bar & Kitchen and the indulgent H Spa.

In search of some much-needed rest and relaxation? Then look no further than the beautiful and recently renovated H Spa at Horwood House. Set in Little Horwood on 38 acres of private countryside in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside, H Spa at Horwood House is an idyllic spot to enjoy some precious couple time, whether you're after an overnight spa stay or are visiting for the day.

H Spa offers up an extensive selection of treatments and luxurious pamper treats as well as an exclusive leisure membership that includes the use of the hotel's state-of-the-art gym, expansive 15-metre swimming pool and contemporary studio, all where you can workout, unwind and escape from the stresses of everyday life. Of course, there's the option to just laze about poolside, then enjoy a lovely long lunch and a glass of fizz. A visit to H Spa is all about you!

Not only is the team focused on ensuring the very best guest experience here, but they are also dedicated to pairing well-being with indulgence; a careful balance. Perfectly formed and offering a selection of tantalizingly tempting escapes, Horwood House has created a space and atmosphere in which to escape and find a moment of pure relaxation, helping you to unwind, de-stress and feel refreshed. This not only supports personal health and well-being, but you'll sleep really well too.

With its stunning countryside location, superbly renovated spaces and deliciously indulgent treats, H Spa at Horwood House is the ideal haven for a restorative couples' break, some girls' downtime or simply a 'you day' and will leave you feeling sufficiently soothed yet sumptuously spoilt.

The expert, Horwood House

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