Once the private residence of Lord Mountbatten, Sopwell House’s grand surrounds make for the perfect place to say ‘I do’ in style.
This sprawling Georgian country manor provides a stunning setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, with fully flexible setups and some of the prettiest photo opportunities in the area. The 12-acre grounds feel as though they might have been purpose built for weddings, with a walled garden, a pretty metalwork gazebo and sweeping lawns all adding to the romantic feel. The obliging team are on-hand through your planning process to ensure you find the perfect spot to say your vows, if you’d like to get married on site.
Later in the day you’ll have your pick of the hotel’s function suites, which lead out on to the terraced garden – the ideal place for pre-dinner drinks and canapes. The largest of the spaces, the St Alban Suite, can accommodate up to 300 guests and comes complete with its own bar, foyer and cloakroom for the ultimate in exclusivity.
Wedding breakfasts are handled on a bespoke basis, and you’ll be able to pick the perfect menu from a selection of some of the kitchen’s most popular dishes. The team here also have existing relationships with Asian and Kosher suppliers, should dietary or religious requirements need to be catered to. Additionally, the hotel can cater for events around your wedding – from afternoon teas through to breakfasts. All couples getting married at Sopwell house are treated to a complimentary tasting too, which ensures you know exactly what your guests will be feasting on come your big day.
The additional bonus of getting married at Sopwell House is that it comes with the possibility of using one or more of 128 rooms and suites. For the ultimate romantic touch, why not ask the team to arrange flowers, chocolates, or Champagne to be in your room as a surprise for your other half? They’re always happy to add those little extra details that ensure guests have an amazing experience with them.