I’m the first person to suggest that you try and think outside the (fancy hotel) box when it comes to choosing your wedding venue, but on visiting the sumptuous new Rosewood London, I had a change of heart – I was most definitely wowed.
On entering the Edwardian cobblestoned courtyard (formerly used for horse-drawn carriages) the tone was set, and the more I explored it the more I loved it… British heritage combined with contemporary twists, a hip aesthetic and lots of thoughtful touches. Rosewood London stands out from other luxury hotels in that there isn’t an air of stuffiness or passé about it – it oozes a breezy, sophisticated vibe and their playful and idiosyncratic details really appealed to my creative side.
The hotel opened nine months ago following an £85million makeover and is already set to be central London’s most in-demand wedding venue for fashionable nuptials, indeed one of their beautiful Jewish weddings has already been featured on the pages of Smashing The Glass!
I’m prone to spoiling my lovely readers and now one of you lucky lot (together with the love of your life) is going to experience the amazing Rosewood London for yourself. Yes, I’m giving you the chance to win an indulgent romantic overnight stay at London’s hippest new luxury hotel!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
HOW TO ENTER
For your chance to win, simply hop over and like the Smashing The Glass Facebook page, then come back here and leave a comment at the end of this blog post telling me what your dream wedding venue would be. It’s as easy as that, and anyone can enter whether you’re already married, engaged, or simply dreaming of the future!
While you’re waiting to hear if you’ve scooped the prize, see what Kelly Hunt, Rosewood London’s ‘Director of Romance’ (hello, best job title in the world?) told me about what the hotel can offer you in terms of a wedding venue. Have a read below, there’s so much to love and their extras pack a punch too!
A rosewood London wedding
Guests arrive at Rosewood London through an archway that opens into a grand Edwardian courtyard, in a little oasis of tranquillity unique among London luxury hotels. It’s the perfect start to a memorable wedding in a beautiful Grade-II- listed building, just steps away from Covent Garden. The hotel houses weddings for up to 450 guests and lovingly offers:
♥ A complimentary suite for the newly married couple on their wedding night.
♥ Kosher catering exclusively through Tony Page, although ‘Jewish-friendly’ non-kosher menus are a specialty for the in-house chefs too. Sushi, Indian and Asian-inspired dishes are a métier with some chefs having previously worked at Nobu and the Cinnamon Club.
♥ A license until 1am, with the option for a late license (at an extra charge) to 3am.
♥ A wedding monogram designed by Paul Antonio, the uber-talented calligrapher who created the invitations for the Royal wedding and Kate Moss’s big day.
♥ A complimentary two-night honeymoon at a choice of Rosewood hotels, including a romantic dinner.
♥ £100 Amara gift card when you sign up to their bridal registry service.
♥ Use of Rosewood London’s Event Studio which is a visual and tactile showcase of their exclusive connections with London’s leading purveyors of floral decoration, couture designers, entertainers and toastmasters. It is the place for guests to personalise each distinctive event allowing for fun and creative brainstorming sessions.
♥ Fantastic photo opportunities from The Courtyard, to the Rose Bronze Gallery and grand marble staircase to name but a few.
♥ A menu tasting space with show kitchen and a super fun experience with their Chef’s. This space can also be hired for pre-wedding hen parties with masterclasses in such things as making puddings, sushi, canapés, aphrodisiac menus for after the honey moon!
For the full story about weddings at Rosewood London or to organise a private viewing with Kelly, Rosewood London’s Director of Romance, email Kelly.Hunt@rosewoodhotels.com or call 020 3747 8136.
All imagery by David Pullum or supplied by Rosewood London.
NB. Images of the rooms are not necessarily indicative of the prize.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
• The prize is an overnight stay for two at Rosewood London, including breakfast.
• The winner is responsible for making their own way to and from Rosewood London.
• The overnight stay is subject to availability and certain black-out dates may apply.
• The prize is non-transferable and cannot be substituted with a cash alternative.
• Competition entries must be received by Sunday 31 August 2014 at 11.59pm. The winner will be picked at random and will be contacted by email within a week of this closing date. The name of the lucky winner may also be published on the Smashing the Glass Facebook page.
• The winner must claim their prize within 1 year of being notified.
• Smashing The Glass’ decision and any decision taken by the promoter (Rosewood London) is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
• Smashing The Glass may retain the email address of all entrants for future communication use only. It will not be shared with any third party.
• No purchase necessary.