Brides aspiring to plan their wedding day with military precision will be glad of help from a new online Wedding Planner, which has just been launched by Jupiter Hotels for selected Mercure properties. From reception rooms to entertainment, canapés to wedding breakfasts, the digital concept allows couples to virtually craft their perfect day – whilst also calculating those all important costs.
Starting with a welcome note from their own personal wedding planner, couples will be guided through the various components of their day. They can view and select food and drink menus, choose from various room selections for both ceremonies and receptions, and price all of this according to how many guests they are hoping to share the day with.
Commenting on the introduction of the new Wedding Planner, Brett Arscott, Head of Sales and Marketing at Jupiter Hotels said, “The Wedding Planner is easy to navigate and allows brides to estimate the cost of their big day without any fuss. With so many venues, pricing is something of a mystery. We wanted to give couples a tool to experiment with different options and combinations until they reach a concept, and a budget, they feel truly happy with.”
The new concept is available across 23 of 26 Mercure properties operated by Jupiter Hotels. The launch comes after Jupiter revealed their Top 10 Wedding Venues across the UK, following a series of major refurbishments to transform country house hotels and city chic pads into seriously desirable locations for brides. The impressive line up includes:
Mercure Inverness Hotel: Set on the banks of the River Ness in the heart of the city, the hotel’s Inverness Suite has a signature highland influence and stunning views. Up to 180 guests for reception.
Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel: In this listed Georgian hotel set in 12 acres of private grounds, couples can choose from the Ambassador Suite overlooking the beautiful grounds or the contemporary Lakeside Suite, newly decorated in soft dove greys and muted blues. Up to 250 guests for reception.
Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel: The glamorous Ballroom is the star of this iconic seafront hotel, with its mirrored walls and chandeliers. Situated right on the seafront, the Grade II listed Victorian property is the perfect setting for a seaside wedding. Up to 150 guests for reception.
Mercure Maidstone, Great Danes Hotel: The Heart of Kent Suite is the largest hotel event space in the county and features striking local artwork, inspired by the Garden of England’s beautiful landscape. Up to 650 guests for reception.
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel: Located right in the heart of the city, the hotel’s impressive International Suite, with crystal chandeliers and up lighting, can be decorated to suit any theme. It even has its own inbuilt stage to add a little grandeur to celebrations. Up to 600 guests for reception.
Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel: This splendid Georgian manor house boasts The Percy Shelley Suite, decorated in soft greys with a romantic tented ceiling and luxurious cream satin curtains. Up to 140 guests for reception.
Mercure Bristol North, The Grange Hotel: The Park Suite of this 19th century manor house has French doors opening out to a romantic courtyard overlooking the gardens and rolling countryside beyond. Up to 220 guests for reception.
Mercure Kidderminster Hotel: A 19th century hotel surrounded by 20 acres of Worcestershire countryside. With its spa and beauty rooms, this is a great place to unwind with the wedding party before or after the main celebrations. Choose from a range of suites for both large and intimate gatherings, from 30 to 250 guests, as well as a licensed gazebo for outdoor weddings.
Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel: At this 19th century mansion surrounded by landscaped gardens, couples can choose from The Ballroom On The Park or The Park Suite. Both feature muted colour schemes in soft taupe, with twinkling chandeliers and crystal wall lights. Up to 300 guests for reception.
Mercure Burton Upon Trent, Newton Park Hotel: Brides will love the Williams Morris Suite at this Italianate-style country manor. Expect exquisite listed wallpaper, original oak paneling and a colour palette of lilacs and gold. Up to 160 guests for reception.
An experienced wedding planner is included as part of all wedding packages with Jupiter Hotels to help the bride and groom bring to life their perfect day.
A Jupiter wedding also includes lots of little extras, including free overnight accommodation for the happy couple – including breakfast the next day – and a personal memory box to keep special mementos. Couples are even invited to return to celebrate their first anniversary with a complimentary dinner in the hotel.