Set within the stunning grounds of the Packington Estate just outside of Birmingham lies the impressive Delta Hotels Forest of Arden. The hotel offers bespoke wedding packages with a total of 18 flexible and charming event spaces that can accommodate up to 350 guests. Whether you're planning an intimate ceremony or a day full of grandeur, this hotel has everything to ensure you can create your dream wedding day and more.
Nicola Cartwright, Chief Memory Maker at the hotel, spoke with us about some of her favorite things about Delta Hotels Forest of Arden and what makes it such a special and unique venue for a wedding.
A grand arrival
"You get a real sense of arrival when you visit the venue and the grounds are beautiful, whatever the weather. As for uniqueness, there are fallow deer roaming the golf course and they make for some spectacular wedding photos - who doesn't want a photo with a real life deer?" Nicola tells us.
Delta Hotels Forest of Arden is surrounded by 10,000 acres of ancient woodland. This setting acts as the perfect backdrop to capture all the magical moments throughout your special day. There's even a bespoke wedding buggy on hand to help explore the grounds and find the perfect photo spot to ensure that you'll treasure the memories forever. There are also some popular photo opportunities within the hotel that our couples want including by the hotel entrance with the 2 circular colonnades which make for a very stunning group photo shot.
Beyond the beauty of the grounds, the popular Arden Suite which boasts floor to ceiling windows overlooking the picturesque Arden Championship golf course. Alternatively, you could choose to have your wedding out in the stunning year-round marquee. One of the key features is you can keep all your guests within one area as all our rooms have private bars in or adjacent to the function rooms.
A helping hand
The team at Delta Hotels Forest of Arden do everything possible to ensure your day exceeds all expectations. As part of the wedding planning process you have a dedicated Memory Maker who is responsible for making your dreams a reality and ensuring the whole experience is as stress-free as possible for you.
Nicola explains more: "Our team of experts are with you every step of the way. We have been lucky enough to have won numerous awards, including Wedding Venue of the Year and Wedding Coordinators of the Year, which speaks volumes about the amazing hard work from everyone here at the hotel."
From canapés and afternoon teas to carveries and barbecue feasts, delicious delicacies await your wedding guests at Delta Hotels Forest of Arden. A team of talented chefs create menus inspired by the latest food trends and no matter what your choice, your guests are sure to be thrilled. D'arcy Thomas Executive head chef says ‘The best feedback is received when guests do bbqs outside on the charcoals by the marquee on a nice summers evening or when we do the carvery theatre and the guests nominate 1 person per table to do the carving (so far, no guest have sliced their fingers off!)'
Once you and your guests have eaten, drank and partied into the night, you can rest assured you will get a good nights' sleep in one of the 214 comfortable bedrooms available. You can then wake up to married life with a delicious Marriott breakfast – heaven!
Extra special touches
To make your wedding experience personalised and unique to you as a couple, there is a wide variety of popular Wish List items available to choose from. See your wishes come to life and create your very own extraordinary wedding. The Memory Makers are always up-to-date with the latest wedding trends so feel free to chat through your ideas with them or ask their advice.
Nicola fills us in on what's popular right now: "Couples love the Prosecco Bar, LED dancefloor and donut wall at the moment. These all give couples that ‘wow!' experience for their families and friends. They want people to be talking about their wedding for many years to come."
The Gin bar on the outside terrace outside the Arden Suite with a backdrop of the 18th hole is the perfect welcome reception for your guests and on a summers day it is the perfect place for those wedding photo opportunities with a unique backdrop.
If you choose to have your wedding at Delta Hotels Forest of Arden, it's sure to be a day you'll remember for the rest of your lives.