Hotel group offers saving grace with last-minute wedding sale

Couples hunting for the perfect last-minute wedding venue in Kent need look no further than Tunbridge Wells, where a 19th-century country house and luxury boutique hotel celebrate the big ‘I Do’ with mid-week discounts that could ending up saving couples thousands.

Brand new for 2023, Tunbridge Wells-based group Elite Leisure Collection, which owns One Warwick Park Hotel and Salomons Estate, as well as Bewl Water in Lamberhurst, has just announced an exciting and affordable wedding sale for couples wanting to tie the knot this year.

Through this campaign, couples get to enjoy an all-inclusive summer BBQ package at Salomons Estate, which costs just £4,400.

Located in Tunbridge Wells’ picturesque countryside and boasting sweeping views through 36 acres of gardens, the Victorian manor house is an award-winning landmark heritage setting. Its summer package considers all the finer details to create a stress-free wedding.

From welcome drinks to evening food, couples can forget costs per head, knowing everything has been cared for.

The package is available Monday to Wednesday throughout 2023 and is based on a minimum of 50 guests. It includes a dedicated wedding coordinator, room hire of one of four licensed ceremony rooms, and welcome drinks of Pimm’s, Prosecco or bottled Peroni.

There will also be a delicious summer BBQ menu on offer, plus bacon rolls and fries for the evening, as well as table décor such as crockery, glassware, and linen.

“BBQ weddings have become more popular in recent years,” said Commercial Sales Manager Christie Timmins.

“The laidback nature of this theme is perfect for couples who would prefer a relaxed atmosphere, and the price is great for those on a budget, too.”

To sweeten the deal, couples will even get to enjoy a complimentary overnight stay.

According to Hitched, the average cost of a UK wedding in 2022 came in at £18,400, which means Salomons Estate’s generous offer could save couples thousands without having to compromise on their dream destination.

Participating venue One Warwick Park, an award-winning luxury hotel a stone’s throw from The Pantiles, is also offering brides and grooms-to-be the day of their dreams for less money.

Instead of £1,650, the restored Grade-II listed hotel has almost halved the price of mid-week venue hire, and couples will have to pay just £795.

Hosting hundreds of receptions and ceremonies alike, celebrations take place in the 142sqm Function Room which, along with the main hotel, underwent extensive redevelopment in 2013.

Its vaulted double-height ceilings, 15-foot arched windows, exposed brickwork, and gleaming white walls provide the perfect blank canvas for style-forward weddings, allowing couples to tailor the space to their own unique preferences.

“From glam to vintage, boho to traditional, we can accommodate all styles and themes,” Christie explained.

“Our events team take a hands-on approach and work closely with our couples to bring their vision to life,” she continued.

The Function Room can accommodate parties of up to 180 and benefits from a stunning adjoining bar area, which offers additional space for couples and their guests.

And thanks to its many impressive features, One Warwick Park offers numerous stunning photo opportunities, too. These include the glass atrium, a beautiful, art-deco-inspired lounge bar, and the charming backdrop of The Pantiles.

Its discount is available throughout 2023 on weddings taking place Monday to Thursday and sees couples pocket £855 off the usual price.

From start to finish, Elite Leisure Collection’s wedding specialists will ensure a stress-free stroll down the aisle.

To take advantage of the mid-week offers, engaged couples should email One Warwick Park Hotel at or Salomons Estate at

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