Don't Miss These Details For A Quintessentially English Wedding

We all love seeing pictures of a beautiful traditional, English country wedding. The quintessential wedding look and feel adds to the romance and gives both the wedding party and guests a gorgeous memorable day. It’s been the theme for a number of recent Royal family weddings, and is set to continue as a key trend for years to come. The venue, flowers, bridesmaids, pageboys, cars and wedding dress all go together to create the most romantic day and it’s relatively easy to incorporate into your wedding whatever your budget.

The team at The Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hotel & Spa shares its top tips on how to achieve your dream wedding:

The Drinks Reception

There’s plenty to choose from – Pimms and fizz or one of our beautiful English champagnes or wines.  At the Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa our beautiful manicured gardens have played host to many receptions and during the spring and summer months Pimms or Gin & Tonic are THE drinks to serve on the lawn.

The Wedding Breakfast

Menus can often have special meaning for the couple and you can easily incorporate your favourite food into your wedding breakfast.  Whether it’s a traditional sit-down meal, or more informal sharing platters, you can include your all-time favourite dishes across all three courses – from roast beef and roast potatoes, to mini fish and chips served in traditional paper cones the choice is endless. Desserts are really important and don’t forget you can add a twist – A summer Eton Mess combining British raspberries, meringue and local cream, or simply strawberries topped with Clotted Cream works wonderfully as a British summer wedding dessert.  Or why not serve a traditional afternoon tea instead?  It’s a great way to have a wedding with a difference and adds that traditional English twist.

The Flowers

beautiful white, cream, dusty pink and peach colourways with typical wedding flowers worked beautifully together.  These can be replicated quite easily in the bouquet, inside and outside the church or where the wedding ceremony is taking place and the reception. The colours and flowers work beautifully as table decorations and with lots of green foliage are a real showstopper.

The Venue

go all out for a traditional English venue to hold your wedding. A venue such as the Kenwood Hall Hotel offers a traditional English feel, with stunning grounds and a lake as well as a fabulous interior to enhance a typical English wedding theme.   Think about providing the perfect backdrop to photos, drinks reception and you can even enjoy firepits and marshmallows well into the night.


These are just a few ideas on how to have your very own quintessential English wedding. For further info on The Mercure Sheffield Kenwood hall Hotel & Spa visit or contact


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