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Country House Conferences

With hotels across the UK and Channel Islands, all within strategic locations and beautiful surroundings, boasting fine food and unrivalled service, Hand Picked offer truly unique venues for corporate events.

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How to have a beautiful budget wedding

Despite having a limited budget, Lizzie and Mark were still able to find the perfect wedding venue with wow factor at Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex.

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Discover Birmingham

From its sleepy canals reminding you of a busy industrial past to cycle routes that lead to green vales and parks, Birmingham offers something for everyone. Conveniently located a short drive from the city centre, New Hall Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore it all.

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Family days out in Worcestershire

With so much to see and do for kids in Worcester, and Stanbrook Abbey Hotel just five miles outside the historic city, it is a great family holiday destination for October half term.

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A gamer themed wedding

It’s not often a bride walks down the aisle to the theme tune of Final Fantasy but this is a traditional wedding with a twist.

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The A to Z guide to planning your wedding

There is so much involved in planning a wedding, that it can often feel a little overwhelming; fortunately our A to Z of wedding planning, which covers every part of the process, should help to make things easier.

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History of Woodlands Park Hotel

Woodlands Park House was designed by Rowland Plumbe, RA, in 1885 for Mr FC Bryant, the son of the founder of the match company, Br...

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The Perfect Island Venue

Situated within miles of golden beaches, St Pierre Park Hotel, set in 35 acres of landscaped gardens, is an unforgettable setting for a wedding reception.

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5 minutes with Health and Beauty Manager Katharine Sibley

We chat to Katharine Sibley about what it’s like to work at Rhinefield House Hotel’s health suite and how you can achieve better sleep as Hand Picked celebrate the annual awareness campaign, Sleeptember.

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Unique team building venues

Motivate and inspire your employees with a unique team building event at one of Hand Picked Hotels’ venues.

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