Luton Hoo is a stately home that was designed by Robert Adam in the 18th Century. It is set in a thousand acres, which are made up of parkland and gardens. The mansion house is now a five-star hotel, the Luton Hoo Hotel, and this possesses an 18 hole golf course and a spa. The Luton Hoo Hotel also offers corporate hospitality and wedding packages. Because of its history and reputation, Luton Hoo is one of the most prestigious wedding venues in Bedfordshire.
Woburn Abbey is listed in the top ten of English Treasure Houses, which are houses deemed to be of historical importance. Woburn Abbey is surrounded by 3,000 acres, and there are various gardens in the abbey grounds for visitors to enjoy. There is also an impressive deer park, and the famous Woburn Safari Park, which is designed to be a memorable experience for all the family. Woburn also hosts weddings and corporate events, and has its own inn.
An English Heritage site, Wrest Park is situated near Silsoe. The park itself has a mansion, built in a French style, at its heart, and the grounds include Italian and Rose Gardens. Consisting of around 90 acres, there are miles of pathways, and also in the grounds are statues and garden buildings. On the first Sunday of each month, visitors are able to see Wrest Park’s Chinese and French Wallpaper Rooms. Wrest Park is also available as a wedding reception venue.
Woodland Manor is now a hotel, and is a manor house near Bedford with an intriguing past. The house was built in 1901, and in the Second World War it was used as both a guest house and a hospital, before becoming a hotel in 1973. Woodland Manor Hotel is situated in a picturesque location of wooded grounds, and the hotel can be used for conferences or weddings.