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A gamer themed wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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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Hypnos beds

Hypnos beds

Exquisitely handmade by Hypnos’ master craftsman, our beds offer a beautifully restful night’s sleep.

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Talking food and drink with Graeme Nesbitt

Talking food and drink with Graeme Nesbitt

We are very happy to welcome our new Food and Beverage Director, who reveals a bit about himself and what we can eat and drink to help us sleep… we are in the month of Sleeptember after all.

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How to Plan an Outdoor Wedding

How to Plan an Outdoor Wedding

For some people there is something indescribable about an outdoor wedding, but there are a few things you need to think about in order to pull off a successful alfresco celebration.

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A good night's sleep

A good night's sleep

Inspired by the Sleep Council’s Sleeptember, we are dedicating 30 days to improving and prioritising great sleep with a series of tempting offers, events and even a competition.

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