If you have always dreamed of marrying in a spectacular English country house, then the 5 star Summer Lodge Hotel and Spa is the place for you.
Tucked away in the heart of Thomas Hardy country and partially designed by the author and poet, Summer House is a luxurious, peaceful haven as far from the madding crowd as you can get.
You'll be bewitched form the moment you arrive and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
With just 24 luxurious bedrooms and suites, Summer Lodge is the perfect size to cater for an intimate, personalised wedding, or a fabulous reception party if you're celebrating with loved ones after returning from a wedding abroad.
The exceptional service and attention to the small details puts Summer Lodge head and shoulders above the rest (think candles every night at turn down, wellies for your walk down the country lanes, fresh fruit to take with you when you leave).
And the lovely staff here take this personal care even more seriously when it comes to ensuring a stress free, happy and memorable wedding celebration.
Should you need any extra help relaxing either side of the big day, there's a heated indoor pool to laze by, a spa to rejuvinte you and beauty treaments to get you looking and feeling amazing for your moment in the spotlight.
Failing that, you and your party can relax in the cosy drawing room or take in the English country air with croquet and afternoon tea on the lawn.
* A Relais & Chateaux property
* One of the best 3 UK hotels for food (Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2010)
* No 1 for most outstanding service (Conde Nast Johansen 2009)
* 100 best places to stay in the world (Harpers and Queen)
* The Times Top 100 Hotels 2008 list.
* Member of the Red Carnation Group of hotels.
At Summer Lodge you will be assigned your own event's co-ordinator, whatever the style and size of your party, who'll help ensure that everything you dreamed of comes true.
The hotel is licensed for wedding ceremonies in The Dorchester Suite and Drawing Room. For wedding meals, dine in the award-winning restaurant and enjoy the expertise of one of the world’s best sommeliers. Even the veg here is home grown!
Parties of up to 80 guests are catered for, making Summer Lodge the perfect venue for exclusive use.
Icing on the cake:
The hotel even has its own cottage which is just made for lovers.. with an open fire, squishy furnishings, private garden and open-air hot tub.
Pets and kids are welcome too!
For more details about Summer Lodge's wedding packages and prices click here to visit the hotel's own website.