Settings like these are hard to come by, especially so close to a city centre, and for couples looking for an idyllic wedding venue that offers an alternative to an urban event, the new-look Clarendon Hotel is likely to feature high on their ‘Gold List’.
The hotel is now licensed for Civil Marriages and Partnerships and there ample locations inside and outside for those perfect wedding photos, with All Saints’ Church close by on the heath opposite and a fabulous landscaped garden at the rear of the hotel.
The heath itself is steeped in history. It was the meeting place for Wat Tyler’s Peasant’s Revolt in 1381, and again for Jack Cade’s Kenish Rebellion in 1450. It was also the welcoming site for Henry V on his victorious return from Agincourt in 1415 as well as countless stories of highwaymen in the centuries that followed. Famously, Blackheath was the first place that golf was introduced to England by James I in 1608, so the legend goes…
The Clarendon Hotel is an independently owned and run hotel with over 100 rooms in three contemporary styles, many of which have been recently refurbished. Naturally the Honeymoon suites offer an extra bit of luxury with a spacious bedroom, a King size bed and a separate lounge area.
There are multiple ‘event’ rooms available for hire to accommodate weddings of almost any size, including:
The Regency Suite
With an outside patio lounge and bar area, The Regency Suite gives couples the space to spend quality time with their family and friends. This elegant room can seat up to 50 guests and accommodate up to 70 for a party, making it perfect for a more informal wedding.
Goffers celebrates the game of golf, this room offers impressive views of Blackheath and All Saints’ Church, and is suitable for up to 50 guests. It also has its own bar.
The Meridian Suite and Garden
This beautiful Georgian room with crystal chandeliers overlooks our walled gardens, making it just perfect for your reception. You can start your day with arrival drinks and photos in our private garden, before your wedding breakfast. The Suite can seat up to 150 guests..
The Heathview is perfect for more intimate celebrations of up to 20 guests. As its name suggests, this cosy Georgian Room is situated on the ground floor with stunning views overlooking Blackheath.
The Westcombe Park Suite
Our stylish party space, with retro lighting and illuminated bars has its own built in dance floor, and a fully air-conditioned bar area. This room is suitable for up to 120 sit down dinner guests and is also ideal for continuing into the evening with music and dancing.