Venues Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel
Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel
  • 19th century Georgian manor house hotel located between Newbury and Hungerford
  • Formal receptions capacity - 120 guests
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 140
  • 73 bedrooms on site
  • Stunning location

Found nestled into the patchwork countryside between Newbury and Hungerford, just off the A4 and in the heart of the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 19th century Georgian manor house offers the perfect backdrop for any wedding day. Once the home of the Shelley family of literary fame, Elcot Park features over 73 bedrooms, its own AA Rosette-winning restaurant, dedicated wedding suites and much more!

Imagine you and your guests toasting to good health with views across the dramatic Kennet Valley! Take advantage of all the natural beauty of the surroundings before or after your big day with a mountain bike or a good old fashioned welly-stomp over the hills surrounding the hotel.

History

Built between 1815 and 1825 by Anthony Bushby Bacon, this 19th century manor house was once inhabited by the Shelley Family, as Lady Shelley, mother of famous poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, purchased the house in 1844.

Today the grade II-listed hotel is owned by the prestigious Mercure hotel chain, and managed by Jupiter Hotels. In 2014 the building underwent a significant renovation, perfectly fusing its traditional roots with the cutting-edge.

Facilities

Restored sensitively to suit the building's period features, the hotel makes for plenty of grand photographic opportunities, with a portrait-adorned sweeping staircase and a grand fireplace dominating the lounge.

The Percy Shelley Suite

The hotel's primary dedicated events suite, this spacious and state of the art space features large floor to ceiling windows, and a lovely circular extension is the feature of the room, ideal for the top table and as the main seating for the ceremony.

Ceremony Capacity - 100 guests
Reception Capacity - 120 guests

The Windsor Suite

This is another of the venue's self-contained suites (made up of the Balmoral and Blenheim rooms), which is ideal for formal meals of up to 70, and its compartmental nature is perfect for having a dancefloor section and buffet section for example.

Reception capacity - 70 guests

The Chatsworth and Paxton Rooms

Some more interconnecting rooms, these suites are perfect for intimate events of up to 60 evening guests.

Reception capacity - 30 guests

Catering and Accommodation

The venue's in-house catering team always cooks up a storm for the hotel's regular guests, and are more than capable of producing a high quantity of quality cuisine for up to 120 guests. The team, who run the successful, AA Rosette-winning restaurant on site, offer a free menu trial after booking, so you can try the amazing food yourselves.

Accommodation

As a fully-functioning hotel worthy of the prestigious Mercure marque, it should come as no surprise that the building is more than capable of hosting plenty of your guests in utmost luxury for the night of your big day. Take advantage of the 73 superbly appointed bedrooms, which come adorned with plenty of luxury sundries such as toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities etc., along with a flat-screen TV and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi.

Get in touch with the team at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel via the contact details found above and below this listing.

Address
Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel
Elcot
Newbury
RG20 8NJ

Reviews

  • David and Joanna - 27/06/2016

    Both myself and Joanna would like to thank everyone for your kindness during our stay last week you all made our silver wedding anniversary and renewal of our wedding vows so much more special. We have always loved every stay we have had at your hotel all the staff are so kind and friendly and we look forward to our next visit next time we wish to stay for two weeks in January and again in June the Elcot Park Hotel is the best hotel we have ever stayed in.

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