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The RectoryThe Cotswolds, England
A stylish and intimate restoration of a classic country house with an emphasis on luxury and great food. Jonathan and Julian's perfect luxury boutique hotel for romantic and relaxing country getaways.
‘A beautifully restored Country house hotel’: Vogue
Why get married here?
The timeless elegance of The Rectory offers you the chance to have your wedding in one of the Cotswold’s finest country hotels. The hotel’s team pride themselves in providing an exceptional level of service which means your wedding day will always reflect your bespoke wishes.
What they can provide
You and your guests will enjoy sole use of the hotel and the team will build the day around your specific requirements. Ceremonies (for up to 65 guests) take place in the lovely light Garden Room and the reception afterwards can either be in the oak panelled Dining Room which can seat 60 guests anything larger and the team suggest a marquee in the hotel’s gardens (max 120 guests).
Catering is provided by the hotel’s excellent restaurant, choice of wines from their extensive cellars and floristry expertise can all be brought together to create the day of your dreams.
With plenty of space to party and with their award winning pub, the Potting Shed, just across the road, you can extend your celebrations with meals before and after the main event.
As you will have sole use of the hotel – there are 12 individually styled rooms at your disposal. You may, of course, wish to have to the entire hotel just to yourselves!
Who will look after you and your wedding?
The hotel’s Wedding & Events Manager - Charlotte de Vries
Why use Further Afield?
Book your marriage or civil partnership at this venue and we will send you a complimentary Taste for Two Hamper from our local award winning Black Mountains Smokery. This gift includes gourmet oak smoked salmon, smoked duck and chicken plus a jar of dill sauce presented in an elegant hamper box. A vegetarian option is available as an alternative.
To claim your gift please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org Confirmation will be sought from the team at The Rectory prior to the gift being sent.
Who to contact now
Charlotte de Vries, Wedding & Events Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1666 577194 Email: email@example.com
Set in three acres of Cotswold stone walled garden. Five miles outside the ancient Cotswold town of Malmsbury in Wiltshire. An ideal base to explore the Roman towns of Tetbury, Cirencester and Bath. Just an hour and a half drive from London.
Or just 3 miles from Kemble Station which is 70 minutes by train from London Paddington. Please phone ahead if you would like them to make arrangements to collect you from the station.
About The Owners
After stints in the city ("too stuffy corporate") Chalet hosting in the alps ("too cold and my baking skills weren't up to the requirements of baking a cake a day") Jonathan settled on hospitality. His training in the industry came via Robin Hutson of the Hotel du Vin chain where he spent 4 happy years. Before a beautiful holiday in Tuscany with his business partner Julian saw them embark on the ultimate holiday folly - 'running a hotel looks fun - I bet we can do it' - so they did! Six months later they had quit jobs and were running their own hotel - The Rectory in the beautiful Cotswolds, seven years on they are still at it and have added 3 dogs and a pub - The Potting Shed into the mix. Its an industry cliché but an accurate one "every day is different and you have to have a passion to do it - but we wouldn't have it any other way!" says Jonathan.
Jonathan's industry pet hate? "S-O-S Style over substance, making a place farrow and ball beautiful is one thing - making it work well, meet the needs of all its customers and make it truly a home from home is quite another!"
• The feeling of light and spaciousness without losing the cosy homely feel.
• The relaxed and informal atmosphere.
• The small things such as the Hunter wellies of all sizes by the front door which you can borrow.
• The Potting Shed – the wonderful country pub and winner of the Best New UK Pub 2010: Good Pub Guide, across the road provides another great food opportunity.
• The majority of the produce on the menu in both the hotel and pub is sourced from within 30 miles – the suppliers are listed on the menu – and they grow many of their herbs, salads and vegetables themselves.
• The personal touches of the owners from collections of glass and coral to the inspired garden sculpture provide personality and style.
• The heating and hot water uses renewable energy – solar and waste wood chips.
• The special events which they put on from gourmet weekends to photography workshops.
• The fact that the entire hotel could be yours as an exclusive hire over the Christmas holidays. Just imagine the fun you could have!
Jeremy and Adam : March 2013
We held our civil partnership at The Rectory in 2008 returning for our 5th anniversary in 2013 and couldn't recommend it highly enough. It is a wonderful venue for an intimate event and the staff went to great lengths to accommodate our requirements including 3 canine guests and combining a formal meal in the hotel with a less formal one at the Potting Shed pub over the road the night before. J&A
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