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Review: The Castle Hotel, Windsor

Are you looking for a wedding venue with a bit of a royal touch? Why not be inspired by Harry and Meghan, Eugenie and Jack, and Beatrice and Edoardo, and tie the knot in Windsor?

Read more: Everything we know about Harry and Meghan’s wedding

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Group Content Editor Zoe Burke visited the Castle Hotel in Windsor to see what this gorgeous boutique hotel has to offer…

With views of Windsor Castle opposite, your visit definitely has a regal feel. The décor upon arrival is understated glamour, and the staff are only too eager to make you feel at home.

The Castle Hotel has a rich history – making it a great choice if you want a historical wedding venue, or are looking for a UK mini-moon break with lots to discover. It dates back to 1528, when it began life as the Mermaid Inn.

Read more: All about Princess Eugenie’s Windsor wedding

It was issued a Royal Warrant in the 16th century, and after 100 years of successful trading, it was renamed the Castle Hotel, due to its close proximity to Windsor Castle. The hotel was fully renovated in 2015 and whilst it now has a modern and contemporary feel to the décor, there are plenty of nods to its heritage.

If you need a wedding venue with lots of accommodation, the Castle Hotel is the perfect choice. There are 107 rooms and suites available – many of which enjoy direct views of Windsor Castle.

The suites make for a luxury stay for any couple keen to take a break or have a blissful wedding night. Cutting-edge technology is side by side with original features, and the sleek bathrooms are kitted out with bespoke White Company toiletries, with scents inspired by the Royal family and Windsor.

There is a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse onsite – offering delicious steaks (amongst other things) for those that want a romantic meal, or perhaps a celebratory dinner with a larger crowd. You can also have your meal delivered to your room, if you find you don’t want to leave!

Bridal parties will be thrilled to discover the daily afternoon tea served by the Castle Hotel – including home-baked scones, finger sandwiches and lots of sweet and savoury treats. There’s also a well-stocked bar on site, with an exciting cocktail list – including The Mermaid cocktail, which is inspired by the hotel’s history, and the Vesper Martini, which was created in honour of a visit by Bond author Ian Fleming.

The hotel boasts the largest ballroom in Windsor and can host up to 400 guests – ideal if you need a large capacity venue for your wedding.

Whether you’re planning ahead for your wedding and want a refined setting to really make a weekend of it with your guests, or if you’re just looking for a romantic destination for a escape what has been a tricky year for many of us, the Castle Hotel in Windsor is definitely worth considering!

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Zoe Burke was a guest of the Castle Hotel in Windsor and experienced an overnight stay with dinner.

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