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The Science Behind Picking the Best Month to Get Married

The Science Behind Picking the Best Month to Get Married

Let Hand Picked Hotels guide you when picking the best month to get married and provide plenty of inspiration for the perfect wedding location in the UK or Channel Islands.

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A weekend in Kent with General Manager Scott McDonald

A weekend in Kent with General Manager Scott McDonald

With a huge range of on-site facilities there are plenty of things to do when staying at Brandshatch Hotel & Spa, but outside of its 12 acres of grounds the Kent countryside and all of its attractions demand exploring, too.

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Smart Ways to Plan Your Wedding Budget

Smart Ways to Plan Your Wedding Budget

No one expects weddings to be budget-friendly, but the latest research has shown that the cost of an average wedding in the UK now stands at a staggering £30,355. If the thought of spending that much money on a wedding sends shivers down your spine, then let Hand Picked Hotels help.

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Romantic Surrey Wedding

Romantic Surrey Wedding

Providing a romantic and secluded setting in Surrey, yet easily accessible from London, Nutfield Priory Hotel is one of the county’s most beautiful places to tie the knot, as Philippa and Gavin can testify.

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A wedding venue fit for royalty

A wedding venue fit for royalty

You don't have to become the Duchess of Cambridge to feel like a Royal Highness on your wedding day. Having once played host to Henry VIII – New Hall Hotel & Spa, is as majestic as it is magical.

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Spa Weekends Away

Spa Weekends Away

Treat yourself and someone you love to a relaxing spa weekend with Hand Picked Hotels and indulge in exquisite pampering and fine treatments.

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Discover West Yorkshire

Discover West Yorkshire

Each year millions of visitors flock to West Yorkshire for its stunning countryside and coastline, historic cities and industrial heritage, and Wood Hall Hotel & Spa is perfectly placed to drink it all in.

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One chance for the perfect wedding

One chance for the perfect wedding

Helped by their wedding planner, Philip and Anna make the most of the classic elegance of the beautiful Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa for what turned out to be the perfect day surrounded by the people they love most.

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Healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight

Healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight

When it comes to losing weight, the internet is awash with advice, tips, articles and opinions on what works and what does not work, as well as myths, facts and quick fixes to shed pounds. Read our hints and tips on healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight.

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Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

This month we look at how Hand Picked Hotels’ dedicated wedding coordinators can help to make your big day extra special

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