Christmas is an incredibly popular time to get engaged, and love really is all around this festive season. Whether you've just popped the question or said a big ‘YES!', chances are your thoughts have quickly turned to how to celebrate your happy news.
Every couple is different and the way you want to mark your engagement is unique to you. Thanks to our variety of venues across the UK, here at Marriott Bonvoy Events we know how to make your celebration memorable, from a big family party to an exclusive retreat for two.
Celebrate in the city
A honeymoon isn't the only excuse you have to include a holiday in your wedding plans. Before you start getting out your spreadsheets and choosing colour schemes, take the time to celebrate just the two of you and treat each other to an engagement city break.
Explore the beauty of the UK straight from the doorstep of your Marriott hotel. Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel has been welcoming guests for more than 150 years. This restored historic hotel is in the heart of city centre Bristol and a stone's throw away from the beautiful Bristol Cathedral.
To experience more of England's most impressive history and architecture, book a break at Delta Hotels York and you'll only be a short walk away from the city centre. Take a stroll along the famous city walls, explore the breath-taking York Minster, then book a table for dinner in the hotel to rest your feet! Join us in the hotel's signature restaurant, Cast Iron Bar & Grill, with its impressive views overlooking York Racecourse.
If you're looking to cosy up, why not spend a few days at one of our Hotels & Country Clubs? Your Memory Maker will help you put together the perfect engagement celebration, making sure you've arranged a romantic dinner at the restaurant and organised your exclusive indulgent spa packages.
At our Hotels & Country Clubs, it really feels like it's just the two of you. You'll find that sense of escapism at venues like Forest of Arden. Its great central-UK location welcomes you with a long, sweeping driveway that takes you both away from the world – and everyone else.
Make the most of the UK's stunning coastline and celebrate your engagement – or even pop the question - by the sea. There are miles of beautiful beaches to choose from. One of our couples' favourite spots time and again is Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, which boasts sweeping sea views. Standing proud on top of the beachside cliffs, the hotel is the perfect spot to propose.
Of course, if you fall in love with the setting too, Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is a lovely location for your big day. The hotel hosts weddings with event spaces for up to 220 guests, and has a private lawn with views over Bournemouth Bay. Chat to your Memory Maker about the exclusive wedding packages they offer.
Your engagement is a great excuse to show off the ring on your finger and throw a big family party! If that's more your style, take a look at Leicester Marriott Hotel. In the heart of the Midlands, it's perfect for bringing the whole family together, and offers use of its private kitchen for self-catered events so you can make your celebration uniquely yours.
Our carefully selected caterers always prove a big hit, so why not consider Leicester Marriott Hotel for your self-catered wedding? The venue's Memory Maker, Claire, can take you through the self-catered event package. The Grove Suite, with its own private bar and kitchen space, is particularly popular with our couples looking to make their own mark on their Asian wedding.
Whether you're planning a huge party to toast your big news or a private retreat for two before you say, ‘I do', get in touch with your Memory Maker about making your engagement a personal celebration that's all about you. Congratulations!