From a stately 700-year-old country manor in Blackburn to a lovely barn in Box Hill, there’s a locally-inspired Mercure venue to suit every couple
Whether you’re tying the knot in your hometown or venturing further afield, a local venue will make your big day extra special. There’s something especially lovely about venues that not only seamlessly blend into their surroundings but enhance them.
Mercure hotels do just that. The gorgeous buildings sit in harmony with the people and places around them, and everything from the exterior to the décor is inspired by the local feel. Mercure has a wide array of locally-inspired properties offering unique wedding packages, which can be adapted to make the venue your own. To showcase its wedding offerings, Mercure is giving away a complimentary one-night stay for two at 12 selected hotels, complete with breakfast and an appointment with a wedding planner. Here are five you can discover:
MERCURE BOX HILL BURFORD BRIDGE HOTEL
Nestled at the foot of Surrey’s Box Hill, this four-star hotel exudes country charm. It’s surrounded by lush grounds and landscaped gardens – a dreamy drinks reception setting – and is home to two charming function suites.
The medieval Tithe Barn, with its high vaulted ceiling and oak beams, is pure rustic elegance, while the intimate Garden Room is ideal for smaller weddings and has access to its own private garden.
Once you’ve chosen the room, the rest of the big day will be tailored to match your theme, from crafting the perfect menu to special rates for guests who stay the night.
Old and new mingle in this 700-year-old country manor. Here you’ll find many original features, including turrets, porticos and wood-panelled rooms, but also 21st-century luxury and comforts. Plus, the beautiful views across the Lancashire countryside make for stunning photo backgrounds.
The majestic venue has a flexible, tailored approach to weddings, and a wedding planner is on hand to offer guidance and ensure your big day runs smoothly. There’s a range of elegant rooms to tie the knot in, including the stunning Pendle suite, which can accommodate up to 300 guests and has its own dance floor.
Following its recent multi-million pound refurbishment, the Haydock beautifully combines Georgian features with contemporary luxury. There are three captivating wedding suites to choose from, and they can all be decked out to match your preferences. The silk-draped Grand Marquee is the biggest and comes with its own private bar, sparkling chandeliers and a powerful sound system.
The sophisticated Racecourse suite is perfect for a lively celebration – it can hold up to 150 guests – but you can also get married in the lovely Beechers Restaurant. From lavish celebrations to intimate events, every couple’s needs will be met.
Dreaming of the perfect romantic wedding? Walton Hall is the perfect venue to make that dream a reality. The Grade II listed building dates all the way back to the 16th century and was once the ancestral home of the Mordaunt family. So, if you’re looking for a grand affair, stately this is just the venue.
The historic Moncreiffe and Mordaunt rooms make for elegant settings for your big day, with original fireplaces and exquisite chandeliers adding to the regal atmosphere. The Courtyard suite is perfect for bigger dos, and there’s even a chapel on site.
Located in the heart of Exeter, the Mercure Southgate Hotel is ideal for a quintessential South West wedding. You will be assigned a wedding co-ordinator to support you every step of the way, and help you choose from the great selection of wedding packages.
The hotel is home to two stylish spaces. The Lounge terrace accommodates up to 50 guests and makes for a lovely, informal setting. If you’re looking for a big do that brings together all your family and friends, the Seymour suite can be transformed to sit 120 dining guests.