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Review: A Luxury English Country Hotel, Favoured by Royals

Hitched Editor Zoe Burke visited Coworth Park, a five star wedding venue and luxury hotel in the Berkshire countryside

Georgian country house hotel Coworth Park visible from the back with a wildflower meadow in the foreground

Georgian country house hotel Coworth Park visible from the back with a wildflower meadow in the foreground

Whether you’re looking for a luxury wedding venue, or a blissful escape for your UK mini moon, Coworth Park has plenty to offer. Hitched Editor Zoe Burke visited the five star venue to find out what it offers to nearly- and newlywed couples…

As you arrive up the sweeping driveway towards the Georgian manor house, your first impression is one of grandeur - and this doesn’t waver throughout our entire visit. Upon exiting your car, you’re greeted by a member of staff in a golf buggy, ready to escort you and your luggage to the entrance. 

Straight away, this hotel establishes itself as a cut above the rest. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to assist you with anything you might require. 

Coworth Park Wedding Venue

Outdoor wedding set up at Coworth Park with a long table covered with a black table cloth under green trees decorated with fairy lights

For couples looking to marry at Coworth Park, the team have carefully considered the needs and wants of nearlyweds. 

There are several choices for your ceremony, including the beautiful grounds, complete with rose garden, orchard and wildflower meadow, which is a riot of colours in the summer months.

If you want to marry indoors, there are licensed spaces within the main house, or in the Tower House, a rustic-lover’s dream with exposed brick, beams and a stained glass window. 

Depending on the size of your wedding, there is a broad selection of spaces for your reception, and couples will really appreciate the chic, neutral décor in many of them. It allows you to dress up or down the space to suit your needs. 

An interior wedding shot at Coworth Park showing a neutrally decorated room with cream walls, and round tables decorated with ivory table cloths, tall candelabras and flowers

There’s also plenty of space for your wedding guests to stay over, and options for pre-and post wedding celebrations on site in one of the hotel’s restaurants or dining spaces. 

Fun fact for royal fans - Prince Harry chose to stay at Coworth Park the night before his wedding, so you’re in truly excellent company.

Staying at Coworth Park

A suite at Coworth Park with a four poster bed with tree themed iron posts, and a floor to ceiling window with views of the trees outside

If you’re looking for a luxury getaway to celebrate your marriage, it’s hard to think of a more perfect spot than this English country hotel. 

Think sumptuous rooms - we stayed in the Weston Suite, complete with a four-poster bed, sofas and a free-standing copper bathtub - with gorgeous views of the surrounding grounds, excellent dining options, plenty of space for country walks and an on-site spa. You won’t ever want to leave.

You can stay in one of 30 rooms in the main house, including a number of suites, or one of a further 40 rooms in their onsite cottages and stable buildings. There’s also a private three-bedroom house in the grounds that you can stay in. 

A true highlight (for my inner child!) was the TV that emerged from the foot of the bed at a touch of a button - you’re able to borrow DVDs from reception too, making it the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.

A close up shot of a copper roll top bath tub in front of a floor to ceiling window

Dining at Coworth Park

Fireside dining experience at the Barn with a table set with two meals and two wine glasses and a fire in the background

Whether you want Michelin-star dining at Woven by Adam Smith, or a more casual experience in the Barn bistro, there’s plenty on offer to satisfy foodie couples. We had our dinner in the Barn and were delighted to be driven there and back by a golf buggy as a way to avoid the autumn rain. 

The menu at the Barn offers more traditional fare, making it a great choice for families or more casual dining. We had the smoked salmon to start, fallow deer, and a burger, expertly paired with the sommelier's wine recommendations. We actually felt too full for dessert (a first!), but both enjoyed a liqueur coffee before our buggy ride back to the main house. It was the kind of meal you want to relive, time and time again. 

You can also enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel, or have delicious, healthy light bites at the ‘Spatisserie’, the restaurant at the spa.

The Spa at Coworth Park

The entrance to the swimming pool, which is lit up with purple lights, at Coworth Park, with deck chairs visible just behind the glass doors

And speaking of the spa! This tranquil bolthole is hidden away in the hotel’s grounds, just a few minutes’ walk from the main house. It features an enormous pool, for lazy laps whilst you take in the greenery visible from the floor to ceiling windows, a steam room and gym, plus plenty of treatments for true relaxation. 

Those who dive under the water will be charmed by the colourful lights and the underwater music - a really unique touch that adds to the luxe feel.

If you’re looking for a luxury, countryside escape to mark the beginning of your married life, you couldn’t find a more perfect location than Coworth Park. 

Prices start from £545 a night. Visit Coworth Park's website to find out more.