Dream Weddings
at The Retreat

Dream Weddings
at The Retreat

Dream Weddings
at The Retreat

Dream Weddings
at The Retreat

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Booking direct via our website guarantees you exclusive benefits, including;

Our best available rate

A complimentary glass of wine on arrival

Our fabulous continental breakfast included

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Dream Weddings

Your day, your way

It’s one of the most important days of your life and you want it to be perfect -  unforgettable, for you and your guests. Our dedicated events team will work with you to create your wedding, your way.

A refined and relaxed boutique hotel, at the heart of the North Wessex Downs. The Retreat is where quirky British sensibility meets elegant authentic luxury. We blend the old with the new, the refined with the comfortable, and the local with the worldly.

Since opening in June 2022, The Retreat has become a destination of choice for guests from all over the world, and was recently named as Britain's Best Hotel by The Times and the Sunday Times, topping their list of the Top 100 Places to Stay in the UK. The perfect venue for your dream wedding.

As well as 55 individually styled bedrooms and suites, two stunning restaurants and an indulgent spa, there’s also a heated outdoor pool, and a charming courtyard with a wine cellar and TV Chef Clodagh McKenna’s first signature store, as well as a Hair & Nail Salon, perfect for the bridal party’s finishing touches.

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Countryside Weddings

SURROUNDED BY NATURE

A beautiful Georgian country house, in 17 acres of stunning grounds, at the heart of the North Wessex Downs - what better place to begin your married life?

Before the Wedding

A time to chill

You have been preparing for your wedding day for months – maybe years– and it has finally arrived. The part you’re probably most excited about is the ceremony, but the magic of the day can begin the moment you wake up. 

The Ceremony

A perfect moment

If you choose to have your ceremony at The Retreat, you can rest assured the room will look breath-taking. Since every wedding has its very own story of detail and design, you can be sure it will reflect your relationship too.

Wedding Breakfast

Exceptional Food

The Retreat experience is all about enjoying exceptional food and drink. We have two stunning restaurants, and our fabulous Orangery with its magnificent views of the North Wessex Downs is perfect for wedding receptions.

Evening Reception

A perfect party

Top off your special day with friends and family, at an evening celebration tailored just for you. Our beautiful spaces make for a stunning setting and a magical atmosphere, with the gorgeous grounds completing a romantic backdrop to an unforgettable evening. 

Accommodation

For you and your guests

When you stay at The Retreat, you can be certain of a beautiful romantic and relaxing bedrooms or suite that ooze warmth and personality. With a variety of rooms, we can accommodate the whole family including your children and four-legged friends.

Pampering

REVIVE & REFRESH

Enjoy a facial or a massage, or sip a glass of Bollinger while you have your hair and make-up done in our Hair & Nail Salon.

Exclusive Use

A Fairy TAle Wedding

For the ultimate fairy-tale wedding, consider taking over The Retreat for exclusive use on your magical day. We offer the whole hotel for you and your guests. 

Countryside Weddings

SURROUNDED BY NATURE

The perfect setting for the most perfect day, The Retreat is the ultimate venue for an enchanting wedding. With its views of rolling Berkshire countryside and charming interiors, it is hard to imagine a more romantic setting for your wedding.

A beautiful country estate dating back to the 1600’s and overlooking the North Wessex Downs, you and your guests will never forget your special day at The Retreat at Elcot Park.

Start with a leisurely breakfast brought to your room or maybe on the terrace in the sunshine  Invite friends and family to join you, or enjoy your own company, before heading off for a massage, facial or a hair or nail treatment.

However you spend those few precious hours, there is no more romantic place to begin your new life.

Before the Wedding

A time to chill

Whether it’s waking to bright sunshine spilling through your bedroom window, having spent the night before with friends or family, or whether it’s starting your day surrounded by the laid-back luxury of one of our hotel suites, the emphasis will be on relaxation.

From the moment your guests arrive, they will be treated like royalty, with a personalised service that has become the hallmark of The Retreat.

The Ceremony

A perfect moment

Saying ‘I do’ to the one you love in a beautiful setting makes that precious moment even more special. Our range of beautiful rooms and stunning location offer a wonderful backdrop, The Retreat provides a truly idyllic setting for a wedding ceremony.

It is the couple's responsibility to make the legal arrangements for the ceremony.

Wedding Breakfast

Exceptional Food

Your first meal together as a married couple will be unforgettable - magnificent surroundings, sensational food and superb service.

Sample Wedding Breakfast Menu >>

Evening Reception

A perfect party

The Retreat has a long history of parties going back to the 1800s, so guests can’t fail to soak up the atmosphere of merriment and fun.

Whether it's an intimate meal or a spectacular party for up to 120 guests, with live music or a DJ, we will work with you to create the perfect evening celebration, with a range of food and drink packages.

 

Accommodation

For you and your guests

The Retreat is dedicated to offering laid-back luxury and comfort to guests. You can be certain of a beautiful romantic and relaxing bedrooms or suite that ooze warmth and personality.

Each room is individually designed, and playful use of colour and antiques lend soulfulness giving each room their own unique character. With a variety of rooms, we can accommodate the whole family including your children and four-legged friends.

Discounted group rates can be offered to wedding guests upon enquiry with our wedding coordinator.

Accommodation Details >>

Pampering

REVIVE & REFRESH

Enjoy a facial or a massage, or sip a glass of Bollinger while you have your hair and make-up done in our Hair & Nail Salon.

With a range of spa treatments and rituals, as well as an onsite Hair & Nail Salon, The Retreat has everything you need to make sure you look and feel amazing for your special day.

Spa

Exclusive Use

A Fairy TAle Wedding

For the ultimate fairy-tale wedding, consider taking over The Retreat for exclusive use on your magical day. We offer the whole hotel for you and your guests. 

Contact us today to find out more and start planning your big day!

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Request our Wedding Brochure

Complete the form opposite, or get in touch using the details below, and we will send you our full wedding brochure and package details.

Please include the following information in your message:

  • Date or approximate date of your wedding
  • Number of guests