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Exclusive use for conferences and teambuilding events

Enjoy exclusive use of our traditional country house hotels for a truly unique and memorable corporate event.

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History of Wood Hall Hotel & Spa

Wood Hall’s first Norman possessor was Malgar Le Vavasour, and for several hundred years it was the home of the Vavasour family and their descendants.

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10 Unique Wedding Ideas

How do you make sure that your wedding stands out from countless others? Here is a helpful list of unique wedding and reception ideas to try.

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Recipe of the Month: Crab Linguine

With the help of our Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy, learn how to create Chancre Crab Linguine which is served on the Terrace at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa.

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An intimate and elegant wedding venue close to home

Having decided on a more intimate wedding, Jo and Steve also wanted something that was sophisticated and local for them and their guests: Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Fawkham, Kent, ticked all the boxes.

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Five-minute interview with Ross Pilcher

After working in top London hotels and running the AELTC, Ross Pilcher now delivers the ultimate fine dining experience in Kent for Chilston Park Hotel.

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The Big Feastival

If you are attending The Big Feastival and camping is not your thing then check you and your loved ones into the nearby Ettington Park or Stanbrook Abbey Hotel.

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A winter wedding with a touch of vintage glamour

We meet Andy and Claire who had a glamourous winter wedding at Crathorne Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire. This country house hotel offers the perfect intimacy for your wedding, being set in 15 acres of private grounds and with captivating views of the Leven Valley.

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Wedding open days and evenings, fayres and appointments

If you are thinking of holding your special day at one of our venues, then our range of wedding events will allow us to show you how we can help bring your ideas to life.

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A traditional Scottish wedding

We meet Andrew and James who had a traditional Scottish wedding at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh. Discover why this beautiful country house hotel was the perfect wedding venue for them.

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