Weddings at Macdonald Compleat Angler

Free advice on wedding planning for brides-to-be will be on offer at the elegant Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel at four special events between January and April. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the four AA red star hotel is romantically beside one of the loveliest stretches of the river Thames at Marlow Bridge, Buckinghamshire.  The hotel would also be pleased to welcome bridal couples at any other time to share a glass of Prosecco and look around the facilities.

First event is the Guides for Brides Wedding Fayre on Sunday 11th January. Come along between 11am and 3pm and meet the best of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire's wedding suppliers. Every bride-to-be will receive a complimentary goody bag with lots of information to help plan the perfect wedding; for more details visit www.bridal-shows.co.uk.

If you miss the date there are two special Wedding Open Evenings on Thursday, 19th February and 9th April between 5.30 and 8pm. Future brides and grooms can view Macdonald Compleat Angler's function rooms staged for a wedding celebration and discuss details for their special day with one of the hotel's wedding co-ordinators.

A Wedding Experience Day will also be held on Sunday, 8th March presenting a further opportunity to see the facilities. Brides will be able to meet a range of wedding suppliers from florists and photographers to limousine hire and entertainment providers. After a tour, relax with some light refreshments and the team will assist with any questions about holding a wedding at the hotel.

Dating back to the 17th century the hotel takes its name from Isaak Walton's world-famous book on angling yet remains an idyllic setting for a magical 21st century wedding all year round. The riverside lawn is a perfect backdrop for outdoor photography and afterwards couples can set sail as man and wife in one of the hotel's dedicated wedding boats.

The hotel's elegant banqueting suite offers flexible combination with four versatile rooms decorated in regency style able to accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding breakfast and 200 evening guests. With its panoramic windows, the Terrace

has stunning watery views across the hotel's lush green lawn to the river, which is lit up at night with reflections from its banks and passing boats. Combine this with the gentle tones of a harpist, or pianist and you have the perfect place for champagne cocktails.   

Head Chef, Michael Lloyd, overseas the wedding catering as well as the newly refurbished AA two rosette Riverside Restaurant. The hotel's second restaurant, Sindhu by Atul Kochhar, is the latest from the Michelin-starred chef. A world-renowned chef-patron, he was the first to win a Michelin star for Indian cuisine.

Many of the stylish 64 bedrooms and suites have lovely river views while some are within the pleasing sight and sound of cascading water over Marlow Weir. Décor is chic and contemporary whilst maintaining a high level of comfort; there are six four-poster rooms, including the bridal suite, which also has a private balcony overlooking the river for an extra dimension of glamour.

For more details and a wedding pack call Macdonald Compleat Angler on 0844 879 9128 or visit www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/CompleatAngler. The hotel is a member of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Signature Collection.