Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall has boosted its credentials as a premier wedding destination in the North following interior and exterior refurbishment works.
A £20k injection has seen the hotel’s outdoor pagoda, found in the Ornamental Garden, restored in a bid to attract betrothed couples.
Andrew Fox, general manager at Slaley Hall, said: “This investment significantly enhances our weddings offering as our outdoor pagoda is a truly unique backdrop for a memorable day. Inside of the hotel, improvement works to our Kielder Suite make it an attractive conferencing and events venue in a stunning countryside location, and we’re looking forward to showcasing our new look.”
The gardens have been fully landscaped with improved accessibility for wedding ceremonies and events, featuring new flowering plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees, as well as lighting.
Formerly known as the Japanese Garden, the grounds are home to a now rare example of a rock garden which was originally designed and installed pre the Great War in 1914-1918, by the then world-renowned Backhouse Nurseries of Acomb, near York.
A further £5k spend has uplifted conferencing facilities in the Kielder Suite, which can host up to 150 guests, with new décor, furnishings and draping.
Slaley Hall hotel manager, James O’Donnell, added: “Our Ornamental Garden is a hidden gem ideal for wedding photography and thanks to our on-site estates team, it has been rejuvenated so that by the spring we will be able to accommodate wedding ceremonies in the space.”