Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Suffolk
This four red star luxury hotel wedding venue oozes character and charm inside and out. The ideal blend of old and new it's surrounded by three acres of secluded gardens, next door to some of the most famous paddocks and horse training stables in the world.The elegant white stucco building dates back to the 17th century and the grounds offer a wealth of great photo opportunities. With meticulously kept lawns, herbs and plants surrounding the hotel, it's a riot of colour and fragrance in the summer.
Ceremonies are held in the Derby Room, which seats a maximum of 80 guests or 120 with the St Leger Room. The beautiful rose gardens provide the ideal backdrop for a chilled drinks reception post-vows and there's a private garden for weddings where couples can relax and mingle.
For larger affairs the Classics Suite can accommodate 150 for your 'I dos' and is available for exclusive hire for your whole day. Chandeliers and cornices add to the elegance and grandeur and you can host your wedding breakfast and evening reception here too. There's a private bar area and the versatile space can be partitioned to provide two smaller rooms to suit the style and scale of your celebration.
We love... the grand entrance with its pathway of flowers and ivory pillars adorned with wisteria in the spring; perfect for stunning just-wed photos.
Contact: 016368 663 175 | bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk
Bedford Lodge Hotel, 11 Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8