Wasing Park unveils three enchanting 18th century wedding suites. Take a look inside…
The beautifully-appointed Old Estate Rooms have been sensitively restored as part of a £3 million restoration project of the venue near Aldermaston, in Berkshire.
The three distinct and very individual Grade II listed buildings include:
The Dovecote, a circular suite featuring the original brick floor and wooden ladder used for cleaning out the nests;
The Smithy with its striking old forge fireplace, wooden beams, window sills and contemporary seven foot bed;
The Granary where wooden steps lead up to a fairy tale suite which sits proudly on its mushroom staddle stones and features a king size bed with a free standing copper bath on the first floor.
“These quirky and enchanting dwellings give an elegant take on the romantic farmyard tryst. The Dovecote is possibly the most incredible of the three. The serene inviting space over two floors evokes a small cathedral in the round, with the old pigeon holes lit from within,” says owner of Wasing Park, Joshua Dugdale, who adds: “Just one of these charming bedrooms would be an extraordinary feature but all three make Wasing Park one of the most exciting venues in the UK today.”
The three new Old Estate Rooms are available to brides alongside the award-winning honeymoon suite.
The opening of the new rooms marks the end of a huge conservation project undertaken at Wasing since 2008.
Joshua explains the buildings, which had no use and were in need of expensive repairs, are now guaranteed for generations to come: “We are incredibly proud of our achievement of restoring these old redundant buildings. We didn’t simply want to repair the roof, but go further and expand the possibility of what they could become. I have no doubt that these rooms will become known far and wide for their quirkiness and difference and will be a huge asset to Wasing Park.”
The Dovecote & The Smithy
Wasing Park is the ultimate venue for an exclusive use wedding with an unmatched choice of where to tie the knot. A civil ceremony in the Garden Room or outdoors in the glorious Victorian Summerhouse. The parish Church of St Nicholas is also on the estate.
Victorian Summerhouse & St Nicholas Parish Church
Whether it is the romantic barn of your dreams or a beautiful garden setting Wasing Park has it all.
To find out more, please visit their website or call us on 0118 907 0199.