Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Kent, wins ‘Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year’ in the Kent Wedding Awards 2014

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa, a heritage country house hotel in Fawkham Green, Kent, part of Hand Picked Hotels, has won ‘Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year’ at the annual Kent Wedding Awards 2014.

The coveted ‘Boutique Wedding Venue of the year’ award is aimed at venues that offer an elegant location for couples seeking a more intimate space for their big day. Entering the Kent Wedding Awards for the 3rd time, the team from Brandshatch Place were delighted to win the award.

The prestigious judging panel comprised the wedding gift list managers of Debenhams, Coast, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser along with four engaged couples from Kent. The judges described Brandshatch Place as ‘a hidden gem of a wedding venue’ and admired the hotel’s intimate atmosphere and the special features available to couples such as pre-wedding relaxation treatments at the spa. The range of options available to provide a bespoke wedding also impressed the judges.

Set in the beautiful Kent countryside, Brandshatch Place is a tranquil country house dating back to 1806. The hotel has a variety of impressive wedding settings including The Oak Room, The Boardroom and The Terrace Suite, with classic period features and views of the grounds. The hotel is also available for exclusive use weddings where brides and grooms can feel like the Lord and Lady of the Manor on their special day.

Brandshatch Place offers 38 bedrooms and ceremony capacity of up to 110 guests and evening reception capacity of up to 150 guests in The Terrace Suite. The hotel has six wedding packages available from £98 per person with exclusive use available from £10,500 based on 70 guests.

To make a wedding enquiry at Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa call 0845 072 7395 or email brandshatchplace@handpicked.co.uk

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About Hand Picked Hotels

Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of 21 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 17 hotels awarded two AA rosette status, Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh and Tassili restaurant at the newly acquired Grand Jersey Hotel recognised with three AA rosettes and the latter with a Michelin star. Ten hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. There are ten hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels was AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.

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