WOOODHALL SPA WEDDING GUIDE
DOWER HOUSE HOTEL
Welcome, lovebirds, to the enchanting town of Woodhall Spa, nestled in the heart of Lincolnshire's picturesque countryside. If you're seeking a truly remarkable Woodhall Spa wedding experience, this idyllic location promises to weave together timeless elegance, natural beauty, and unforgettable memories. As a Lincolnshire based wedding photographer with over 17 years experience, I have had the pleasure of capturing countless love stories, and I can confidently say that Woodhall Spa holds a special place among them.
Woodhall Spa boasts an array of breathtaking venues, each with its own distinctive charm. Among these exceptional venues, there is one that stands out like a radiant jewel: The Dower House Hotel.
A Woodhall Spa wedding at the Dower House Hotel
Set in the woodland of the beautiful town of Woodhall Spa a Dower House Hotel wedding is a magical thing. The hotel is very close to the National Golf Centre and the Bracken course.
Nestled amidst serene woodland and embraced by the tranquility of its surroundings, The Dower House Hotel captures the essence of romance and sophistication for your perfect Woodhall Spa wedding. This historic hotel, dating back to the 19th century, exudes a timeless allure that transports you to a bygone era. Its picturesque façade sets the stage for a wedding celebration that is as unique as your love story.
Beyond the walls of The Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa offers a myriad of opportunities for your wedding photography. From romantic strolls amongst the idyllic Woodhall Spa woodland to capturing candid moments near the enchanting Jubilee Park, this town is a treasure trove of picture-perfect locations.
So, if you're searching for a wedding destination that encapsulates elegance, natural beauty, and a touch of history, look no further than a Woodhall Spa wedding at The Dower House Hotel.
WEDDING CEREMONY OPTIONS
Where Can I Have My Ceremony?
There are a number of options available for getting married at the Dower House Hotel with the additional option of including a traditional church ceremony at the following local churches in Woodhall Spa:
- St Peters Church
- Our Lady & St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
- The Methodist Church
The Hotel is fully licensed as a Civil Ceremony venue and can accommodate from 2 – 200 of your wedding guests.
The Garden Room
The Garden Room can accommodate up to 30 guests and is perfect for a smaller and more intimate Woodhall Spa wedding held at the Hotel.
The Oak Room
The Oak Room can seat up to 80 guests so if the weather is not on your side (well it is England after all) you can either relocated from outside or make this your initial choice if it’s chilly outside.
The Stone Folly
The Stone folly is a beautiful feature set within the grounds of the Hotel. As with most weddings in the UK, they must take place under a solid permanent structure and this is a great choice.
If the weather is kind having the ceremony outdoors can produce a wonderful feel to your day and maximises the venue to its full. Usually, chairs are set up facing the Stone folly which provides plenty of space for guests.
DOWER HOUSE GUEST ACCOMMODATION
Options For Guest Accommodation
The hotel has 21 spacious bedrooms along with 2 on suites making it ideal for accommodating a number of your wedding guests. Each room has been dressed to a high standard providing a luxury experience for everyone.
The hotel state that “The décor is quintessentially ‘English country house’, with warm neutrals and traditional floral and plaid prints, in keeping with the period character” I would completely agree with this it really is lovely.
Staying at the Hotel and getting ready there is perfect for taking your time on the wedding day without the hassle of rushing between venues. Just relax and enjoy the moment.
If you have a large number of guests attending your wedding then here are a number of other accommodation options available for guests when considering a Woodhall Spa wedding at the Dower House Hotel including places such as:
A WOODHALL SPA WEDDING AT THE DOWER HOUSE
A Wedding Day Breakdown
So what’s it really like having a Woodhall Spa wedding at Dower House Hotel?
Well as a wedding photographer with over 17 years experience there are many wedding venues that stand out from the crowd and this is one of them. From the character of the building and the photographic opportunities within the fantastic outside space and surrounding woodland, there are so many options available to create wonderful images along with amazing memories.
Every time I have photographed a couple’s wedding here the staff have always been attentive to their guests and provided a great experience.
Here’s a little overview of what it’s like to get married there…
Getting ready at The Dower House Hotel offers a charming and intimate setting for the beginning of your Woodhall Spa wedding journey. The hotel's picturesque surroundings and elegant rooms provide a delightful backdrop for capturing candid and heartfelt moments as you and your loved ones prepare for the celebration. From the soft natural light filtering through the windows to the tasteful décor, every detail at The Dower House Hotel creates an atmosphere of warmth and anticipation, setting the stage for a memorable wedding day.
As a wedding photographer, I have a keen eye for capturing the authentic emotions and intricate details that make your wedding day unique. From the bridal party getting their hair and makeup done to the quiet moments of reflection, it is one of my favourite parts of the day to photograph. With artistic vision you can have images that capture the essence and beauty of your wedding day, creating a collection of photographs that truly reflect the joy and love shared on this special occasion.
The Wedding Ceremony
Whether it’s a wedding ceremony inside of in the wonderful grounds you won’t be disappointed as this charming venue offers a romantic and intimate setting for exchanging your vows. The hotel's elegant architecture, lush gardens, and tranquil atmosphere create an idyllic backdrop for your ceremony, evoking a sense of timeless beauty. Whether you choose to have an outdoor ceremony surrounded by nature's splendor or an indoor ceremony in one of their stunning event spaces, The Dower House Hotel provides the perfect ambiance for a heartfelt and unforgettable wedding ceremony.
What about Confetti?
This always makes for fun dramatic images on a wedding and I always recommend to brides to purchase some for their guests before the day to ensure everyone can join in the fun.
It is always best to follow the advice of the venue on this too as they may have restrictions in place.
Group photos are always a great way of getting your guest together and making them feel involved with the photographs. The gardens to the Hotel and the stone folly are idea backdrops to create a good experience and great images.
I always find that when the group photographs are finished this is the ideal time to spend taking some couples photographs. It always you a little time away from your guests just for the two of you.
The Wedding Breakfast
As guests gather to celebrate the newlyweds, the reception becomes a vibrant and joyful atmosphere filled with laughter, heartfelt speeches, and shared moments of love. As a wedding photographer, I thrive in capturing the candid interactions, smiles, and expressions of delight as guests enjoy the wedding day speeches.
There are loads of reviews (see the section on reviews below) testifying to their commitment.
The staff at Dower House do a fantastic job and really do go out of their way to ensure your day goes without a hitch. One of the most commented things about Dower House is the outstanding food they produce for their guests.
Cutting The Wedding Cake
There are an array of fab cake makers in and around Lincolnshire and no Woodhall Spa wedding is complete without including one on your day.
Most couples choose to cut the cake just before their first dance and doing this in the largest room of Dower House is a great option as your guests will have the space to gather around and watch and then you can be straight onto the dance floor!
The Evening Reception
I always look forward to this time of the day as it provides for some great photographic opportunities. It’s usually when everyone has had a drink or two and begin to let their hair down.
In the summer months and finer weather, your guests can use both inside and outside of the hotel to mingle providing the options and space for a large number of your evening guests when they arrive.
One of the unique features is a ceiling that has hundreds of sparkling lights. This looks great when you start your first dance and when your guests get on the dance floor to boogie, a great atmosphere!
WOODHALL SPA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE DOWER HOUSE
If you have read through this article you have probably begun to gather that there are an abundance of opportunities for some amazing wedding photography not only inside the venue but around the locality.
Having a little time out to have your wedding photographs taken can be a really relaxed and fun time for couples. Weddings can be particularly demanding when you have many guests surrounding you wishing you well so taking the opportunity for a little time out with each other is always welcome and the venue size certainly allows for this.
I will often go on a little walking safari with my clients to embrace what the venue has to offer and to provide some stunning couples portraits with variety. Dower House Hotel certainly has the variety from the gorgeous classy interiors & private gardens to the woodland all offering something a little special for your photographs.
DOWER HOUSE HOTEL WEDDING REVIEWS
When researching your ideal Woodhall Spa wedding venue it is always useful to check out the reviews from other couples and guests who have had first-hand experience getting married at Dower House.
To help you choose whether Dower House Hotel is right for you here is a list of trusted sites that offer some reviews you may find helpful
LOCATION, PARKING & CONTACT DETAILS
Located opposite Woodhall Spa Golf Club and close to the Kinema in the Woods. There is plenty of parking for you and your guests as they enter the hotel grounds.
Dower House Hotel
Tel: 01526 352588
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