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Located on the south side of the River Avon, The Macdonald Alveston Manor is a Tudor-style wedding venue in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Nestled amidst beautifully landscaped grounds, this beautiful mansion features an intriguing history that adds to its unique charm. A magnificent Cedar Tree is the venue's centrepiece, thought to be the historic location of the first performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Embracing its past, this iconic setting is the perfect place to begin a magical future.
Facilities and Capacity
Set in the heart of Shakespeare county, The Macdonald Alveston Manor is an idyllic location for lovers of the great English playwright. The property still retains much of its original features, such as the oak panelling, leaded windows and grand Elizabethan staircase. A picture of tradition, this four-star hotel effortless blends modern hospitality with historic grandeur, including a sensuous spa. The Cedar Room offers the most attractive setting for the ceremony, with panoramic views of the famous cedar tree. Accessed through the Blue Lounge, this airy space can hold up to 120 guests for a ceremony and 150 for an evening reception. During the summer months, the french windows open out to the terrace and gardens, where guests can enjoy post-ceremony drinks. The hotel offers a choice of 113 bedrooms, with the executive suites carrying a distinctive character that fits seamlessly with the surrounding beauty.
At The Macdonald Alveston Manor, a dedicated event team led by Wedding Coordinator Jen Hammocks or Matt King will be on-hand at every stage of the preparation and execution. They aim to bring the best out of your chosen wedding package with consideration of the season, budget, and timeline. On the day, our Master of Ceremonies will help you with every detail, big or small, to ensure the event runs smoothly. The in-house culinary team offers an impressive choice of dining experiences, including wedding breakfasts, private meals, and evening buffets. To explore their award-winning cuisines, a selection of sample menus are available in the detailed online brochure. Wedding packages can also include:
- White carpet on arrival
- Post-ceremony canapes and champagne
- Sparkling wine for the toast
- Disco entertainmenent
- Evening Buffet
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Christmas at The Manor
Where do we start
From the planning and organisational skills of your selves that made our day run so smoothly
The room was dressed so beautifully and the way it was turned around was brilliant. How we could use the blue room and the bar area too while it was being turned around made things very relaxed for ourselves and our guests
Housekeeping did a grand job of turning our room from carnage to lovely again so thank you.
The registrars were just lovely and put us at our ease
As for the food there is not one person in our wedding party who did not comment on how delicious it was, compliments to the chefs! All the waiting staff were so on point very attentive but not over the top as to be in your face but blended in well.
Everyone liked having the bacon and sausage rolls, I don’t know how some of them managed it but they did.
Finally having our guest with us at breakfast made it very special but unfortunately some where not given this opportunity which was a great shame, as had to have timed breakfast slots in the main restaurant. It is a fabulous idea but we think it should have been communicated to the reception staff that this was what we would like to happen. That being said the breakfast was brilliant ample choice .
We had a fabulous day and that is all thanks to the staff at Alveston Manor.
Our excellent Wedding Coordinator Kate ensured everything ran smoothly throughout the day.
"To sum up, The Perfect Venu, the best food and 5 star service!"
We and our guests had a fantastic day!
We enjoyed the entire weekend and know our guests did too and this was mainly down to your team.
We'll certainly continue our love affair with Stratford upon Avon and will be back for our first anniversary!
Thank you for everything
Dominique & Stephen Gardner
Lucy & Mark Middleton - 13/4/2012
The staff are so helpful,friendly,on the ball and are just a great team.
I had my reception at the alveston and I didn't have to stress at all cause the staff were fantastic.
They set up our centre pieces beautifully,arranged our flowers lovely,looked after our guests perfectly.
The food is amazing!!
We were looked after so well. This place is a great place to have a wedding reception!!
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