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Cliveden House

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Cliveden House

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Cliveden House :-
Venue type - Hotel
Venue type - Restaurant
Venue type - Historical Building
Venue type - Historic Building
Venue type - Stately Home

Number of function rooms available for weddings: 4

Function room names and capacities: The French Dining Room - 60 guests
Most dazzling is the French Dining Room. On a visit to Paris in 1897, William Waldorf Astor was shown the gilded panelling in Madame de Pompadour's 18th century dining room at the Chateau d'Asnieres. Realising the proportions exactly matched those of the dining room at Cliveden he bought the panelling, table and chairs, then had the entire room reconstructed in his home. Seating up to sixty guests, this Rococo masterpiece provides an incomparable setting for a romantic wedding breakfast, impressive lunch, private lunch or sumptuous dinner.

Bookings of the French Dining Room are coupled with use of the Library for pre-dining drinks.

The Cellar Dining Room - 12 guests
Once Lord Astor's private wine cellar, the Cellar Dining Room has been beautifully restored and is perfect for a more intimate, informal setting. It has brick walls, mighty pillars and a vaulted ceiling, making an unusual and atmospheric dining room for smaller parties and private gatherings. It's also perfect for hosting wine tastings.

The Boudoir and The Tote Room - 20 guests
The Boudoir and Tote Room are located on the ground floor of the Mansion, and were the respective interconnecting sitting rooms of Lady and Lord Astor. As such they follow distinct but complimentary styles - the Boudoir is romantically decorated in blue drapes with large windows overlooking the Parterre and lawn, and the Tote is a smaller room with comfortable leather furniture around a cosy fireplace. Both rooms are available for private functions, and are perfect for meetings, dining, afternoon tea or private events.

The Terrace Dining Room - 120 guests
This stunning south-facing dining room is bathed in sunlight and looks out over the Parterre, gardens and River Thames. Its classical elegance and fine works of art give it an enviable touch of romance, for which Cliveden is famous. It is a room where art quite literally meets nature. With its three impressive chandeliers, six sets of French windows, and numerous portraits it is hard to imagine a grander restaurant setting in which to indulge oneself.

Guests rooms available: 39
Honeymoon suite available: Yes
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Toastmaster Available - Yes
Entertainment Available - Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue

Entertainment is available: Various types of entertainment can be arranged upon request

Wedding services provided: Civil ceremony

Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes

Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes

Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes

Venue special features: The most perfect setting for the most perfect day, Cliveden is the ultimate venue for a enchanting wedding with its fairy tale architecture, lavish interiors and breathtaking grounds it is hard to imagine a more romantic setting for your wedding.

As in a dream Cliveden is set amongst 376 acres of National Trust parklands and overlooks an idyllic bend in the River Thames in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. If privacy is important to your wedding, we are able to offer the house exclusively providing the ultimate privacy and unrivalled flexibility.

Cliveden combines excellent service, hospitality and food, in an elegant country house hotel which for over three hundred years has excelled at entertaining. We have many options within the house for any number or size of ceremony or reception, including our secluded retreat of Spring Cottage next to the Thames.

Attention to detail is paramount to us, your very own wedding adviser will guide you though every last detail to ensure that your wedding day is just perfect.

Venue History: The first house was built in 1666 by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham. A notorious rake, schemer and wit, he created Cliveden as a hunting lodge where he could entertain his friends and mistress. Since then it has twice been destroyed by fire, only to emerge, phoenix-like, more stunning than before. The house has played host to virtually every British Monarch since George I and has been home to three Dukes, an Earl and Frederick Prince of Wales.

Queen Victoria, a frequent guest, was not amused in 1893 when the house was bought by William Waldorf Astor, America's richest citizen. When he gave it to his son and daughter-in-law in 1906 Cliveden became the hub of a hectic social whirl where guests included everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, and President Roosevelt to George Bernard Shaw.

Harold Macmillan, another frequent guest, when told that the house was eventually to become a hotel, remarked "My dear boy, it always has been." The tradition of impeccable hospitality and extravagant entertainment continues to make any stay at Cliveden the experience of a lifetime.

Stephen Ward and Christine Keeler were staying in Spring Cottage when they triggered the infamous Profumo scandal. So, even the cottage is not without its share of colourful Cliveden history.

Other information: Cliveden is pleased to announce that we are the proud recipients of the following awards and accolades:

House Experience:

AA 5 red star - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010

Cliveden & The Pavilion Spa has been inspected and will be recommended by Conde Nast Johansens for 2009

"Luxury Travel Reader Award 2008" - von Essen Hotels has been voted Best Hotel Chain by the readers of Luxury Travel

Awarded "AA Inspector's Choice Hotel in Britain & Ireland" for 2007-2008 & 2008-2009

Named one of the 'World's 50 Best Hotels' by the Luxury Link website - one of only three hotels in the UK and nine in Europe to have received this award

Voted 2nd Best Hotel in the British Isles in the Conde Nast Traveler Awards 2005

Voted a Top 20 International Resort Hideaway 2005 by the sophisticated travellers who report their candid reviews of hideaways throughout the world to Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, now in its 25th year of publication

Nominated as England's Leading Resort in World Travel Awards 2009

Awarded 6th place in Top 20 UK Leisure Hotels in Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Travel Awards 2009

Food Experience:

Awarded "The Tea Guild Award of Excellence 2008" from the United Kingdom Tea Council

Guinness World Record Holder for "the most expensive sandwich commercially available is von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich, created by Chef Daniel Galmiche (UK) and is available on the menu of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, UK for 100 ($200)"

Highly coveted star - Egon Ronay's latest guide to the Top 200 restaurants in the UK

Awarded "Best Hotel for Food" in the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

Waldo's Restaurant:

AA 3 rosettes 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010

Egon Ronay one star award 2006

The Terrace Dining Room:

AA 2 rosettes 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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