WHERE: The White Rooms MediSpa at Aynhoe Park
THE VIBE: Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-Buckingham-Palace in an enchanting embrace
BEST BRIDE-TO-BE TREATMENT: The MediSpa offers a whole selection of complimentary, holistic and aesthetic services, so it’s a great all rounder for top-to-toe preparations. The hydra-calm soothing facial (60mins/£70) will ensure any blemishes are minimised prior to the big day, and their B Zero teeth whitening treatment (60mins/£125) will enhance bright smiles for the camera. Peels, botox and fillers are some of the additional cosmetic procedures also available.
HIS ‘N’ HERS TREATMENTS: Double treatment rooms can be arranged, with a full range of male-oriented indulgences. Try the Ren Moroccan Rose Ritual for a pre or post-wedding romantic experience. (150mins/£150 pp). Hypnotherapy may work on the nervous groom and best-man speeches!
BEST AMENITY: The Spa is the creation of the effervescent Paula; whose 30+ years in nursing have ensured the treatments are a fine balance of new generation and holistic. Reiki, the aforementioned hypnotherapy and other alternative options are as readily available alongside more traditional spa treatments, ensuring mind, body and soul are catered for. Look out for the Calatonia from September, a Brazilian-originated treatment which combines sensorial, psychological and spiritual practices to heal and rejuvenate.
MUST DOS WHILE YOU’RE THERE: A guided tour of the privately owned Aynhoe Park stately home is a MUST. Take your complimentary glass of bubbles and walk through the grand and colourful rooms, triggering your every sense. Period architecture marries British eccentricity at its very best – you’ll have never seen somewhere quite so spectacular.
WHO GOES: The Spa is very discreet so A-Listers, politicians, rock stars and the London and Cheltenham crowd are regulars
THE BEDROOM: Aynhoe is available for private hire for select weddings and events. The 13 bedrooms are individually designed, and each one will make guests feel like royalty. Rock and otherwise…All spa treatments can also be arranged in guests’ private rooms for anyone enjoying the house.
DETAILS: Simply magical. Traditional, cosmetic and new age in the most glorious of Cotswolds surroundings.
Individual treatments are detailed on the website,* however there are also bespoke packages should guests want to stay overnight:
▪ Exclusive use of The White Rooms in the evening, including your two chosen treatments
▪ Dinner served in The Orangery with use of the bar
▪ Overnight stay including breakfast served in the Dining Room
▪ Each guest will receive a goody bag on departure
Min 6 person, Maximum 12 from £550 per person
**please note that hypnotherapy and reiki are not listed on the website but can be arranged with prior notice
LOCATION: Aynhoe Park, Aynho, Banbury Oxfordshire OX17 3BQ