With the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fast approaching, why not create your own royal-inspired wedding at The Milestone Hotel, a historic and unique venue for couples looking to say ‘I do.’ Situated just across the road from Kensington Palace, the home to Harry and Meghan and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Milestone is full of regal features and is actually formed of three Victorian townhouses. Brimming with historical anecdotes from bygone eras, the building has served as a home to colourful characters such as the author Baron Redesdale as well as Count Peter Grigoryevich Chernyshev, Russian Ambassador to London in the mid 19th Century. The hotel also has its very own on-site chapel, known as The Oratory. This wonderfully characterful space is the original private chapel of the building and is also London’s most intimate wedding venue, accommodating just six special guests. With its ornate windows, romantic arches and elegant wood panelling, The Oratory’s original features have been lovingly preserved. What’s more, the hotel’s expert team can be relied upon to support each couple every step of the way in the run up to the day, equipped with an extensive contacts book of top quality London suppliers for everything from photographers and florists to tailors and bridal boutiques.
Add an extra special touch to your big day with a Sabrage Champagne ceremony which is also available at The Milestone. A show-stopping ritual that involves opening a bottle of champagne with a sword or sabre, this practice is said to have been adopted by Napoleon and his army when celebrating their victories. Today, The Milestone is a proud member of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or the organisation that helps keep this historic tradition alive, and the ceremony is a spectacular way to mark a special occasion.
Both the newly-wed couple and bridal party will be well cared for when it comes to accommodation. There are few more special places to spend your wedding night than one of the Milestone’s opulent, newly refurbished suites. The Venetian Suite is the hotel’s Signature Master Suite, which takes its inspiration from the romance and beauty of Venice and is lavishly fitted with bespoke and handmade furnishings. Similarly fit for royalty, the Tudor Suite is so called because of its exquisite Tudor Rose ceiling, and has its own separate living room that’s ideal for bridal party preparations. Meanwhile, wedding guests can take advantage of newly designed private Residences at The Milestone, which offer two and three-bedroom options and a private entrance for the exclusive use of Residence guests.
Learn more about The Milestone Hotel’s Royal Kensington Wedding package which includes a Sabrage Ceremony and bespoke three-course meal.
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