Monkey Island Estate, Berkshire
Sprawling across seven acres, Monkey Island Estate, which can be booked in its entirety for couples looking for an exclusive island wedding, is sat in the lush countryside surrounded by manicured gardens boasting uninterrupted views of the River Thames.
This oasis offers 41 luxury bedrooms and suites and six Private Residences, adjacent to the island, each spacious and charming in design and an ideal accommodation choice for friends and family or for newlyweds to spend their first night together. Couples can also retreat to the romantic Shepherd's Hideaway. Moored on the river bank sits the bespoke Floating Spa, a crafted barge home to three treatment rooms that use botanicals in its products grown in the hotel's herb garden.
The elegant décor of the property juxtaposes timeless glamour and traditional features with a modern and relaxed country style. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at The Monkey Bar or in The Monkey Lounge with its hand-painted ancient Fresco ceiling. Monkey Island Brasserie, a sophisticated yet casual space, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on the river and offers guests a modern take on popular British classics.
Monkey Island is accessed only by footbridge, boat or helicopter and couples looking to make an impressive entrance can arrive by boat, pulling up to the island's private mooring before guests shower them with confetti. The retreat is conveniently located just a 10-minute drive from Windsor and less than an hour's drive from Central London.
Outdoor ceremonies can take place on The Temple Lawn which also provides a suitable space for large marquees accommodating up to 300 guests for the reception. Indoor ceremonies take place in The River Room located in the island's Pavilion seating up to 80 guests at round tables, and between 100-130 people in theatre-style seating. It's bathed in natural light, boasting stunning views of the water with immediate access to the lawns and private patio area complete with a firepit.Receptions take place in the elegant Marlborough Ballroom with its botanical chandelier, Art Deco mirrored panelling and panoramic views. It has capacity for 120 guests seated at round tables and up to 200 loved ones arranged in theatre-style seating.
We love... that all couples getting married at Monkey Island Estate can look forward to staying in the spectacular Wedgewood Suite on the night of their wedding, offering the most picturesque views of the estate and River Thames. Couples booking The Island Collection also have exclusive access to the Monkey Brasserie and The Monkey Bar for use during their reception and wedding day. Those booking the Pavilion Collection Wedding Package can look forward to a personal wine and menu tasting for two.Contact: 01628 623 400 | monkeyislandestate.co.uk
Monkey Island Estate, Bray-on-Thames, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2EE