The Milestone Hotel & Residences, situated in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, overlooking Kensington Palace and the manicured Gardens, now boasts one of London’s most intimate wedding venues, The Oratory. In celebration of all things ‘love’ this Valentine’s Day and the two royal weddings of the Queen’s grandchildren, it is only fitting that Kensington’s best hotel should celebrate their unions by creating its own ‘Royal Wedding’ opportunity for its guests.
Originally built in the 1800s, The Milestone comprises two grand mansion houses. The Oratory was the private chapel for residents of one of these houses, and the venue has retained all of the original historic features including sweeping arches, a vaulted ceiling, ornate windows and the original Victorian marble flooring. The Milestone is now licensed for civil ceremonies, and the historic Oratory space is available to host wedding parties of up to eight people.
The Victorian elegance of The Milestone lends itself to hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. The hotel is adorned with artwork, fine ornaments and antiques that celebrate the hotel’s history. Newlywed couples and wedding parties wishing to stay at the hotel can enjoy a memorable night in one of The Milestone’s newly refurbished suites.
Andrew Pike, GM, The Milestone Hotel said: “Following a romantic royal proposal which took place just across the road, love is certainly in the air in Kensington. We’re delighted to welcome couples to The Milestone for their special day, and our team of experts is honoured to work closely with them to plan their special ceremony in our romantic and intimate Oratory. We can ensure every aspect of the wedding will be attended to with meticulous detail, style and unrivalled service.”
The Milestone Hotel & Residences is celebrating its royal connections with a brand-new package called the Royal Kensington Wedding Package. Available from 1 March 2018 until 30 November 2018 and priced from $7762, including taxes, the package includes:
- Champagne cocktails on arrival
- Two nights’ accommodation in a Grand Master Suite
- A romantic turndown each night
- Full English Breakfast daily
- Private tour of Kensington Palace
- Bentley limousine transfer for a day of shopping in Kensington or Knightsbridge
- Royal Afternoon Tea for two
- A wedding gift from Kensington Palace
- Photographic consultation with resident Kensington photographer, Lucy Elliott, with palace backdrop
- Pre-wedding beauty and relaxation treatments with the hotel’s resident beauty therapist, Fiona Keane
Couples can combine a wedding ceremony in The Oratory with the Royal Kensington Wedding Package at an additional price. Bespoke wedding celebrations can also be curated by the hotel’s team and will be quoted separately. The Milestone can also arrange ceremonies in the wood-panelled Windsor Suite for parties of eight to 30 guests, as well as wedding receptions and celebration dinners in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Cheneston’s.