September 24, 2021
“If I get married, I want to be very married,” said the late, great Audrey Hepburn.
We know what she means. The iconic star of old school movies like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’shas never gone out of fashion, and neither has romance.
Hepburn was as quintessentially British as she was beautiful, and years later, her style still appeals to an international audience. That’s how we feel about London. Thoroughly modern, but at the same time classic, enduring. A unique mix of high status and street style. London wants every girl to be her personal best, in her own unique way. It’s a great city for a wedding.
And whether you long for an intimate, traditional venue in which to tie the knot, or a stunning contemporary location with a breath-taking backdrop of a UNESCO world heritage site like the Tower of London, Blue Orchid can deliver.
We can offer a serene ‘Arts and Crafts’ chapel surrounded by greenery, or contemporary decor and magnificent panoramas of the city skyline from a rooftop terrace, Blue Orchid Hotels can grant your wish when it comes to that London hotel experience.
Take our Buckingham Palace Hotels: The Wellington and The Rochester both nestle in Westminster’s leafy St Vincent Square, only a stroll away from Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tate Britain, and Harrods. They offer dignified luxury in a peaceful setting, but close by London’s most powerful addresses, the greenest parks and a stone’s throw away from the London Underground.
On the other hand, our Tower Suites provide contemporary five-star apartments in central London. Picture a wedding ceremony or reception with breath-taking views of the Tower itself, or Tower Bridge and the city skyline. Imagine sipping cocktails and dining on authentic Italian cuisine at The Skyline London, Tower Suites acclaimed rooftop bar and restaurant.
Both our traditional and contemporary event venues in London have facilities to suit all budgets, and the Tower Suites feature among the best luxury spa hotels in London. These boutique dwellings are perfect for an elegant hen night, or a bride to be, preparing for the big day. All delivered in chic, stylish surroundings.
This tranquil haven is on the doorstep of one of the oldest, most treasured sites of a great city and a great river.
It’s both a family friendly venue, offering exquisite London studios catering for a whole family reunion, and a perfect girl’s night out (or in). We even boast one of the best hotel gyms in London. And a location tailor–made for Insta selfies.
In fact, our aim is to make your wedding unforgettable. Maya Angelou, who knew a thing or two about making the most of life, whatever the circumstances, describes what that takes:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
So why exactly are the Tower Suites the ideal choice to make your big day feel so special, so memorable, a true celebration?
Because alongside their inspiring and flexible spaces and tasteful contemporary decor, they offer expert, professional and attentive staff.
We think it’s important that every bride should have a carefree wedding. We understand that while weddings promise so much, they can be a bit of a performance.
Which is why every girl deserves the professional help of a Blue Orchid wedding planner, whether your ceremony/reception takes place in leafy Westminster or the stylish Tower Suites.
Marilyn Monroe might have got away with proclaiming: “if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best,” but few of us can afford to display our most stressed behaviour without feeling some degree of remorse.
With all due respect to Ms Monroe, we bow once more to Audrey Hepburn, who said:
“I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.”
And a happy girl is one who is supported and cherished. As Oscar Wilde put it: “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
So, to recap:
Tower Suites is a 273 all–suite hotel with a range of services and facilities that any young woman might relish. You can settle back into the hands of an expert beautician in the warmth and tranquillity of Tower Suites Adamo Spa and choose from a range of award–winning restorative and energising treatments. There are massages on offer too (the full body Swedish massage comes highly recommended) and beauty treatments, as well as manicures and nail care. The Skyline London, beckons with cocktails and Italian cuisine overlooking the iconic view of London.
And if you’re the energetic type, you can drop in on one of the best hotel gyms in London, the London Fitness Studio, which offers personal mentoring from its excellent fitness instructors.
If you want to venture out, when it comes to apartments in central London, Tower Suite is conveniently located next to some of the city’s best-connected stations. Or you could simply take a stroll along the famous Tower Bridge.
In fact, Tower Suites are so close to the Thames, you could even catch a river boat to Westminster, or a train to historic, bustling maritime Greenwich in the East (hop on the Docklands Light Railway to Cutty Sark station). Heading due West, you easily reach the heart of the cultural and entertainment industry of London: take a quick tube or taxi or enjoy the view from the top of a London bus all the way to the end of The Strand, next to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.
Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tate Modern are all accessible too.
“Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries”
Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms
Although we like that sentiment, unlike Mr Capote, we think that geography is important – places make memories, and the photographs of those places that we carefully preserve revive our feelings about times past like little else.
So, the right venue for your wedding (or your hen night) sustains the reality of the good times.
And it’s often the details that stay with us longest: the flowers in a bouquet, the way the light falls on a table centerpiece, even the way a napkin is folded. It’s this level of detail that the hotel’s staff will make sure is perfect in every way.
We’re proud of our reputation among the posh hotels of London, but alongside our magnificent views and landmark London locations, we know that service is king.
As the creator of the world’s best loved bear, AA Milne said:
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
Finally, we can’t leave without mentioning the traditional appeal of The Chapel Suite in Blue Orchid’s Wellington Hotel in Vincent Square, a short walk from Victoria and St James’s Park Stations.
The Chapel Suite is a luxury venue for any event, located in the heart of London, and entirely suited to the discreet, formal wedding. Domed ceilings, marble pillars and Juliet balconies create a space that is intimate and exquisite, with the capacity to host around 80 people in a variety of seating arrangements. It’s a private and dignified location with an Arts and Crafts style of decor.
So, whether you favour traditional or contemporary events, intimate venues or a bigger splash, Blue Orchid can take care of everything: booking your registrar, assisting with decorations, providing a dressing room and accommodation along with reception and ceremony venues.
Your dedicated wedding planner will be on hand to tailor your day to your satisfaction and ensure that you can simply enjoy the moment as it unfolds. We’ll leave the final word to a famously practical dreamer, because practical dreams are our business too. Walt Disney:
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever”
1. “If I get married, I want to be very married,” said Audrey Hepburn. Blue Orchid Hotels knows that romance has never gone out of fashion.
2. A stylish, contemporary venue for a wedding: Tower Suites London provides a UNESCO world heritage site, the Tower of London, as the breath-taking backdrop for your wedding.
3. Imagine sipping cocktails and dining on authentic Italian cuisine at The Skyline London, Tower Suites acclaimed rooftop bar and restaurant. A location tailor–made for Insta selfies.
4. Our exquisite London studios can cater for a whole family reunion, or any scale of unforgettable celebrations, all delivered by our expert, attentive staff.
5. Every bride should have a carefree wedding. The freedom to enjoy the moment.
6. “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls,” said Audrey Hepburn. Settle back into the hands of an expert beautician at Tower Suites Adamo Spa.
7. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary,” said Oscar Wilde.
8. Tower Suites are the perfect venue for a hen night (or any other girls’ night out). “Laugher is timeless,” said Walt Disney.