Set in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, amongst 280 acres of lakes and parkland, Drayton Manor Hotel and Park offers a unique venue for your wedding day.

We believe that you should have everything to look forward to and nothing to look after. That’s why we have a team of dedicated and experienced Wedding Co-ordinators who will work with you to plan every step of your perfect personalised event.

We welcome couples throughout the year to experience a real thrill on their wedding day, and think that we really make your day extra special. But don’t just take our word for it! We sat down with Richard and Stacey Koops, who got married in the Park View Suite at Drayton Manor on Friday 29th June 2018, to discuss their big day…

Tell us how Richard proposed?    

It was 5th November 2016 and we were in Cuba. We were strolling along the beach, with the sunset as our back drop, when he walked me over to a spot that had been beautifully decorated with a sprinkling of petals in a heart shape. Inside the heart was a bottle of champagne and two glasses.  Before I knew it, he was down on one knee. He hadn’t even had the chance to finish his sentence when I said yes.

Why did you choose Drayton Manor Hotel as your wedding venue?

When we visited Drayton Manor for a wedding fayre, we were pleasantly surprised at how the room was decorated and the large variety of choice available. The first table we came across had a bell jar scattered with rose petals placed on it. Another table featured a candelabra. We instantly fell in love as it had been decorated with Beauty and the Beast ideas, which just so happened to be our chosen theme! It felt like it was meant to be.

The room that we chose for our wedding was stunning – large and very elegant with incredible views of the park. How unique!

All of our chosen suppliers were sourced from Drayton Manor’s wedding fayre. We found them all to be professional and fairly priced, with great offerings that exceeded our expectations.

The free upgrade when booking within 4 weeks incentive is fantastic and was another huge draw for us.

What did you love the most about your day?  

Every single part of the entire day was perfect. We absolutely loved sharing our day with all of our family and friends.

Being driven into the park on the buggy to have our pictures taken on the carousel and near the lake was one of our favourite parts of the day. Experiencing this in our wedding outfits was amazing and so funny. It’s something that we will never forget and still always talk about.

What was your inspiration for your wedding theme/style? 

The inspiration for our theme came from Beauty and the Beast. Yes, this was mainly my idea, but Rich quickly adapted. In fact, he made most of the big decisions in the end! Beauty & the Beast is our favourite film because it is the perfect fairy-tale. It’s a true love story and was excellently reflected throughout our day.

Would you recommend Drayton Manor Hotel to future couples planning to marry?

I would highly recommend Drayton Manor to other couples planning their wedding. Considering how up-market the experience was, the value for money was absolutely fantastic, with no hidden charges. They cater to your each and every need – we could not have asked for any more. All of the staff were incredible, and Katie in particular helped us plan the most perfect wedding, from start to finish. She is always happy to help and had plenty of time for us.

Christian looked after us on our wedding day and made sure everything ran like clockwork. He was very professional with flawless attention to detail.

We can both honestly say that our wedding day was the best day of our lives and we have Drayton Manor and all the staff to thank for that.

So have we convinced you to book your wedding with us? A truly unique venue for your special day, if you’d like further information on our weddings why not visit our wedding page http://www.draytonmanorhotel.co.uk/weddings or drop our team an email weddings@draytonmanor.co.uk