Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace - Bruges
It's the nearest you can get to a fairytale wedding and being a princess for the day - in the heart of medieval Bruges, allow us to introduce you to the 15th century Duke's Palace.
Dating back to 1429, this former royal residence lives up to its name in every sense - elegant, classy, awesome even. The hotel even has its own heritage listed chapel complete with 15th century frescos, wooden floors and stained windows - a perfect atmosphere for a magical, symbolic ceremony.
Nestled in a cultural paradise of a city famed for its quaint canals, designer shopping and hideaway beaches, Dukes Palace is something very special.
For over 500 years royal travelers have followed the cobbled stone streets through the heart of the city, to the doors of the "Prinsenhof", former residence of the Dukes' of Burgundy. What could be more romantic than travelling that same journey with your loved one, on your way to your own Palace wedding in the ‘Venice of the North’?
As you would imagine from a 15th century regal residence, each room represents much more than just somewhere to crash. A stay here transports you on a voyage to the elite life of Dukes and Duchesses.
Marble bathrooms, private terraces and 300 tread count cotton sheets, 6 of the 22 suites - which all come with wooden floors, original 15th century frescos and high ceilings - are even heritage listed.
Duke’s drinking and dining options are just as classy. The exclusive cocktails and sunset views in Bar Atelier pull in discerning drinkers from across the city.
And to wind down before or after the big day, the hotel boasts the haven of The Spa – with steam, sauna, indoor pool, fitness and beauty treatments perfect to get you looking and feeling radiant for your moment.
* First 5 star hotel in Bruges
* Part of the award winning global Kempinski Hotel Group.
* Private parking for 130 cars.
A wedding at Kempinski is unique. Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, the staff, led by the hotel’s designated wedding planner, will design a personalised day that epitomises you as a couple and help you with every step.
Celebrate the beginning of your journey together in the gracious interiors of the Palace - with a ceremony in the magical heritage-listed Chapel, a beautiful outdoor reception in the secluded 3000sq. metre garden - home to the Kempinski Dukes' Gallery - followed by a scrumptious dinner in an intimate setting of the ballroom.
Spend the wedding night in the bridal suite in a secluded wing of the Palace...far away from your guests!
Icing on the cake:
Ask the staff to organise a romantic picnic on the beach, a horse drawn carriage through the cobbled city or a boat ride exploring the beautiful canals to start your honeymoon in true European style.
Couples looking for an authentic fairytale wedding (even more perfect if you also happen to love chocolate, world-class beer or a bit of culture).
For further information, click here to visit the hotel's website or get in touch with Kempinski’s banquet sales manager Martine Verhaeghe at +32 50 44 75 86 or via e-mail