A GRAND old hidden retreat set in Redditch new town has been shortlisted for Best Historic Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2018.
The Old Rectory House in Ipsley Lane is probably the best kept secret in Worcestershire and is a hidden gem spirited away amid beautiful gardens and woodland off Icknield Street Drive.
The UK Wedding Awards recognise everything from the best venues, beautiful dresses and wedding florists to dream honeymoons, wedding caterers and bridal accessories, in fact all those who help make the journey from just-engaged to married couples as magical as possible.
The Old Rectory House is a privately owned, historic English country hotel set in an Elizabethan and Georgian house built in 1812 and radiating charm.
In fact research done by renowned local historian Ralph Richardson indicates the property is built on a site recorded in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book of 1086.
General manager and wedding planner at the House, Lindsey Turner, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the Historic Venue category.
“We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved since taking ownership in 2016.
“However we are a little fish up against much bigger fish in a large pond and to win the award, we’d love to receive the support of our loyal customers and the local community.”
Redditch residents can play their part by voting for the hotel online at hitched.co.uk/awards and visiting the Historic Venue category before entries close on February 15, 2018.
Meanwhile the wedding planning team can offer professional advice and personal recommendations from years of experience. From initial viewings of the house and reception rooms, the team are there for couples every step of the way with the added benefit that those booking the hotel for their wedding will have its exclusive use.