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The Park Royal Wedding Day Experience


Editor Gary Skentelbery reflects on his daughter’s wedding day experience

Pictures courtesy: Gareth Roy Photography 

THIS year the Park Royal Hotel at Stretton is celebrating 25 years since opening – almost 25 years on from my own wedding day experience at the venue.

With my 21-year-old daughter Hannah choosing the same venue it was a time for an emotional trip down memory lane – this time as Father of the Bride.

With the family church, St Matthew’s literally across the road, the Park Royal once again made the ideal venue for the wedding breakfast.

As a member of the hotel’s leisure club I am a regular visitor to the venue, so it always feels like home from home.

From the moment I walked my daughter down the aisle I knew it was going to be the perfect day as another “Royal” wedding took place the same day. Sorry Megan and Harry your big day was completely over shadowed as there is no prouder moment for a dad than walking his daughter down the aisle.

St Matthew’s is a beautiful traditional church while the Park Royal is a superb venue to host a wedding breakfast – as well as offering excellent value for money.

From the moment we were greeted by manager Annie at the door, to the moment we bid the happy couple goodnight the whole event went like clockwork, with attentive staff, good quality food and excellent hospitality.

The wedding breakfast room was smoothly transformed into the perfect setting for the evening disco in a short space of time. Those not dancing could choose between relaxing in the bar area or outside on the patio. I managed to get a sneak look at the Ambassador Suite which was part of the package for the happy couple – and you will be hard pressed to find a better hotel room in the area.

Meanwhile to make the occasion extra special the Park Royal has now teamed up with Rachel Farrington-Allen and Lara Oakes from Festival Events and Planning Limited.

Rachel & Lara said: “We were thrilled when The Park Royal appointed us as their official supplier as a local business and as two brides who had walked through their door in 2003 and 2004.

“We are passionate about giving couples the same beautiful day as we had.  Our business partnership is based on 25 years of friendship, which makes us family and this sits well with the family feel of the hotel’s team.

“For the perfect day, the happy couple needs great quality throughout. Pinterest searches for the right look can lead to costs spiralling out of control. But here at Festival Events & Planning we are passionate about achieving that look for a reasonable cost.

“Combined with the quality at The Park Royal in great food, wine and service, from “Marry me” to “I do” we ensure value for money with bespoke, on trend, creative solutions to enhance this fabulous venue to the max. “

So all in all the Park Royal Hotel offers the perfect venue to host your wedding breakfast and if you are not having a church wedding, they can help sort out the marriage ceremony as well!


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