Stoke Place - Wedding Venue Review
Quintessential English countryside wedding venue on your check list for the big day? Look no further than Stoke Place for a beautiful manor house style setting - perfect for a relaxed garden wedding or a more glamorous affair. We sent photographer Madalina Sheldon to check out Stoke Place to see what it offers our discerning brides...
"Stoke Place is a place of calm and surprise at the same time. The neatly interlaced rooms and corridors delight the senses again and again: The opulence of the fireplace room, the cosiness of the Garden Room, the glamorous playfulness of the restaurant, the colours of the Butterfly Bar with its 60s details - everything invites you to linger.
The menu of King & Lamb is a tribute to one of the greatest chefs England has ever produced - Patrick Lamb who cooked for almost 50 years for the King’s and Queens of England, served in the house where he lived and cooked; you are indeed in good company, for royalty once sat where guests sit today."
"The hotel rooms combine in a very harmonious way the British coziness and contemporary comfort. The areas where the ceremonies usually take place, have different characters, so each couple will surely find the right space to tie the knot. And for those who want an outdoor ceremony and love to celebrate outside, the hotel's parkland with its dreamy lake is a piece of paradise. The kitchens gardens which today supply ingredients for each of the dishes are being faithfully restored to their former glory and original use and will eventually be the epicentre and driving force behind the food at Stoke Place.
As soon as you enter the Stoke Place, you have a feeling of time and space travel at the same. The generosity of the park is breathtaking and incredibly quiet. Especially the small imperfections of the building are a charming testimony of the long history of the house. Getting lost through these spaces, enjoying the view from each window, observing each detail, taking a long walk around the untouched lake and through its flora and fauna, and being pampered by the mindful and responsive staff is an experience you don’t want to miss."