If you are looking for a wedding venue with an impressive historical pedigree, look no further than Rothley Court Hotel. Just eight miles north of Leicester, this venue has a picturesque village location with ten acres of manicured grounds, rose walks, and a river.
The estate of Rothley Court dates from 1086 and was the historic home of the Knights Templar, situated between Leicester and Loughborough on the edge of the Charnwood Forest. It is a manor house complete with an eleventh century chapel, which is available for wedding blessings.
The manor house dates from the sixteenth century and has beautiful stained-glass windows. It has thirty en-suite bedrooms located in the main hotel and the court mews building. Its oak panelling, open fires, and cosy lounges will transport you back to an era of gentility and elegance.
Outside there are fountains, flower gardens, and heated terraces, and a gently flowing brook. As a wedding photographer I can guarantee these are all ideal locations for wedding photography. In spring and summer you will have a profusion of beautiful flowers in your photographs, while at colder times of the year, the winter evergreens will provide a stunning contrast to that beautiful white wedding dress. You can use the patio terrace for photographs if the lawns are wet, but there is plenty of room indoors if the weather is bad, with the historic features of the house providing a sophisticated backdrop. For example, there is a wonderful oak staircase suitable for shots of the bride and groom and for group shots.
Rothley Court Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and can cater for your entire day from the wedding ceremony to the evening reception, but if you want to hire the venue for the evening reception only, contact the Hotel Manager. He can give you all the details of the packages and fees involved. You can also engage your own band or disco as long as they have their own public liability insurance.
The Rothley Court’s staff will help you plan your day to make it the best it can be, and will ensure everything goes smoothly. The venue will do its best to cater for wedding parties both large and small.
On the first floor is the Templar Suite, ideal for your wedding reception. The Wilberforce Suite is used for wedding ceremonies and evening receptions and has access to the patio and garden. A marquee can be added to accommodate larger parties.
Rooms can be booked for you and your guests if required. Each bedroom is en suite and has free Wi-Fi, a music system, a TV/DVD player, and tea and coffee facilities. Some rooms overlook the magnificent gardens.
Menus can be chosen to suit your specifications with buffets starting at £6.95 per person. Additional extras are available, should you want chair covers or a master of ceremonies, for example. The hotel has a good relationship with many local suppliers and will do its best to cater for your needs.
The Rothley Court Hotel prides itself on its experience and quality of service when it comes to providing the bride and groom with a truly memorable wedding day. All you need to do once you have put yourself in the very capable hands of the staff, is to relax and enjoy your wedding day, surrounded by the charm and comfort of this historic and very hospitable venue.