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How to throw a medieval wedding

How to throw a medieval wedding

If you are looking to emulate medieval traditions to give your ceremony and reception its own distinctive charm, Mandy and Mick’s wedding should provide plenty of ideas.

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Why wellness should be at the top of your event agenda

Why wellness should be at the top of your event agenda

Lesley Bacon, our award winning Group Health Club and Spa Manager gives us her top tips on one of the industry’s latest buzz-words.

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North Yorkshire country house wedding

North Yorkshire country house wedding

With award-winning food and impeccable but friendly service, the magnificent Edwardian country house that is Crathorne Hall Hotel proved perfect for Andy and Lucy’s spring wedding.

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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

A weekend in Kent

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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