WEDDINGS AT STOKE PLACE
Every bride and groom wants a perfect day to remember and here at Stoke Place we are committed to ensuring that you get the day you always dreamed of.
Every bride and groom wants a perfect day to remember and here at Stoke Place we are committed to ensuring that you get the day you always dreamed of. The boutique hotel is the ideal wedding venue in Buckinghamshire for parties up to 200.
We are experienced in hosting weddings and civil ceremonies that vary from small and intimate receptions to lavish wedding breakfasts, and everything in-between. Our dedicated wedding manager and preferred suppliers will ensure you have the quintessential day with all the extras you require, from chair covers and flowers to fireworks and music. We also assure you, yours will be the only wedding celebrated at the hotel that day and our team will focus all of their attention on you and your guests.
Your Day Your Way
There are several rooms to choose from, depending on your party size and requirements. From our three unique civil ceremony licensed rooms, to the main classical Ballroom, with two sets of French doors – one leading onto an enclosed terrace and the other providing access to gardens which offer panoramic views of our lake. Our restaurant, Michelin Recommended, can provide divinely palatable wedding menus for every taste, to be washed down with exquisite wines from our AA Notable Wine List.
Stoke Place can make your most special day, truly exceptional.
Top 5 Reasons
At Stoke Place, you’ll get much more than ‘the usual trimmings’, as we are committed to ensuring your day is truly special and exactly how you want it. Here are some of the main reasons why you should select Stoke Place as your ideal wedding venue:
We only hold one wedding a day
Gourmet menu selection from our award-winning culinary team
Picture perfect country surroundings – yet near to London
Tailored wedding packages to cater for all your individual needs and a dedicated wedding manager to help with all your arrangements
Exclusive use of the house for your party if required.
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Planning Your Perfect Day
Early in the year is the busiest time of year for any wedding venues in helping newly engaged couples through the excitement of gathering information, selecting the perfect wedding day and entering a whole new world of wedding planning.
However, it can also be exhausting, not to mention overwhelming, with a wealth of information and ideas out there.
Choosing your venue will be one of the most important decisions you will make and will set the tone for the day, so it is an important decision to get right.
Here, our Wedding Manager, shares her tips on what to think about and questions to ask prospective venues:
“Firstly, congratulations on your recent engagement! I manage all the weddings here at Stoke Place; meeting and working with couples from their first enquiry through to their wedding day. Visiting venues is often the first important step in the planning of a wedding and couples often ask me my best wedding tips. I have shared with you below my top 5 to help you along the way.
- Wedding email address
This is probably one of the best ways to get organised from the start so you can keep all your wedding information centralised. From when you start planning up until the day there will be mountains of email from quotes, confirmations to final details. The last thing you want is these getting lost between the latest Living Social offer or your daily fashion updates. These will also form part of your back up so ensure you keep it organised with folders for venue, décor, cake etc.
- Work out a list of priorities
Everyone has a different vision for their day and there is no right and wrong way to have it however a list of priorities will help focus what you both want. Whether it is amazing food, having a venue exclusively or the option to party until the early hours of the morning keep these things in mind when looking at venues. Consider also how your budget fits in to this too and what you want to splurge on and what you can do without. Consider how flexible your venue is as well, do they operate a fixed rate price per head or do you have the option to build a day around your own ideals.
- Seek Advice
Many of our weddings here come to us through recommendation from previous couples and guests who have attended weddings. Speak to friends and family who have been through it before and ask for advice and ideas as well as their best recommendations. Similarly suppliers do this day in and day out and know what works and can offer great advice but make sure that they listen to your ideas and aren’t pushing something on you that you don’t want – remember this is still Your Day!
Whether you want an all-out themed wedding or just subtle touches to run through the day you need to consider this when looking at your venue – if you want a colour theme of red then consider how this will fit with the décor at the venue. At Stoke Place we have two very different styles of spaces, our large classical Ballroom offers a true blank canvas with neutral walls and beautiful new floor throughout that offers couples a way to really personalise. If that isn’t your style consider the Lower Garden room, with beautiful wall paper you need minimal decoration to have a stunning wedding. Why not consider Exclusive Use of the whole house and showcase the spaces in all their glory.
- Have fun!
Most of all remember to enjoy it and take time as a couple too. Why not have a romantic getaway at your chosen venue as a taste of things to come and remind yourself why you fell in love.”
A secret treasure hidden behind an ancient wall, 17th century Stoke Place Country House is a reinvention of the traditional country house that blends original features with handpicked modern flourishes and 26 acres of stunning parkland, originally designed by legendary landscape gardener Capability Brown. This substantial Queen Anne manor house – set in picturesque Buckinghamshire Berkshire border yet but within 30 minutes of central London – is the dream wedding venue to host your perfect day.
Contact Vicky directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01753 560 218 for more information or to arrange a tour of Stoke Place and all its facilities.