18 Sep 2019
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the New Forest in Beaulieu is the Grade II listed, 17th century hotel, The Montagu Arms. With its stunning gardens, beautiful wedding spaces and elegant bedrooms, it has always been a fairy tale wedding destination. Now food is brought to the forefront with the arrival of Head Chef Matthew Whitfield, previously of three Michelin-starred New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park.
The new Montagu Curated wedding package from Matthew has been designed with the most discerning of foodies in mind. Suitable for up to 32 guests, the showstopping, bespoke wedding banquet complete with reception canapés, is created in collaboration with the couple to their exact tastes and requirements. The seven-course menu showcases the best local, seasonal ingredients alongside produce from the hotel’s kitchen garden. Standout dishes include slow-cooked squid with cauliflower, confit mushroom and roasted shitake consommé; and honey glazed carver duck breast with Szechuan pepper, ginger, carrots and ‘chou farci’. Every course is complemented by expertly paired wines courtesy of Head Sommelier Sergio Dossantos.
Also included is a dedicated wedding planner to ensure every aspect of the big day, from floral designs for the room and table, to place cards and background music, reflects your vision. Once you’ve made your final toast with a glass of Taittinger Champagne, you’ll spend your first night as newlyweds in one of the hotel’s brand-new Hayloft Suites. Complete with luxury handmade furniture, a large freestanding bath, separate living area and views overlooking the gardens, it’s the perfect way to start the rest of your life together.
Whether an intimate wedding breakfast for 10 guests through to larger events for up to 150, The Montagu Arms has a selection of unique spaces available, from the Paris Room with its cosy open fire; to the Oakwood Room with its original wood panelling and large bay windows, that allow natural light to flood the space. The Terrace Restaurant, with French doors opening out onto the terrace and sweeping views of the secluded garden, makes for a stunning backdrop for you to say ‘I do’.
At neighbouring sister hotel, Careys Manor, visit the award-winning SenSpa, an authentic Thai spa with extensive facilities including an indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym. It’s the perfect spot for a touch of pre or post wedding pampering.
For countryside luxury and gourmet dining, The Montagu Arms is the ultimate destination to celebrate your special day.
The Montagu Arms
Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire. SO42 7ZL
For more information please contact Meg MacMahon or Alissa Stroud at Roche Communications on 020 7436 1111 or email email@example.com