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The Proposal

Believe in Love at first sight‌

Bob Lowery

The most perfect wedding venue The Oakley Court is the perfect venue for your special day.

A truly magnificent Victorian Gothic mansion, set amidst 37 acres of stunning landscaped gardens with manicured lawns that wander gently down to the banks of the River Thames. Photo opportunities abound. It’s picture perfect.

Built in 1859 by Sir Richard Hall-Say in the style of a French chateau for his new French wife, could it be a more romantic setting?


Bob Lowery’s love at first sight It’s easy to fall head over heels in love with Oakley Court.

Step outside to the beautifully landscaped gardens and marvel at the romantic riverside setting for your wedding day photographs. Whatever the season, the River Thames provides a stunning backdrop.

As you sweep up the drive for the first time, the carved stone entrance and gargoyles exude historical charm and character.

Combine all of this with traditional Oakley Court hospitality… it’s love at first sight.

Walk through the door and our sweeping staircase, roaring log fires in winter and rich wood panelling create a romantic mood and atmosphere that set the scene for your special day.


Chris Barry

Just say ‘I do’ Do you take The Oakley Court Hotel, with its majestic mansion, magnificent interior and superb grounds to be the venue for the most important day of your life?

We can accommodate wedding ceremonies for up to 170 guests in The Windsor Suite - a contemporary function room in the historic old house with its own private entrance, bar and facilities. More intimate weddings are held in The Conservatory, The Sitting Room, The Library or the original Drawing Room, all in the main mansion overlooking the gardens and river. The Walled Garden is a spacious grassed area within the original walls offering a spectacular location for a marquee for up to 500 guests.

Your wedding day should be one of love, laughter and happy ever afters and we will do everything to make sure your day is perfect.


Senior Mac Photography

Relax & enjoy happy memories to last a lifetime Happy memories last a lifetime and The Oakley Court is a photographer’s dream.

This is your special day and we promise our undivided attention for you and your guests from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

There are so many idyllic settings to capture those special moments, from the stunning staircase to the rich wood panelled Library, the 37 acres of landscaped lawns and of course the picturesque backdrop of the River Thames.

Our friendly, professional team will take care of your every need and with your own dedicated wedding co-ordinator to look after the details of the reception, the catering and the ceremony, all you have to do is relax and enjoy every moment.


Chris Barry

A fairytale setting for the wedding of your dreams It starts with the red carpet treatment on your arrival and a personal welcome from one of our team. From the moment you arrive you are treated like royalty yet feel completely at home.

Special little details make all the difference and add the sparkle your day deserves: Personalised menus, a printed table plan, place cards, a silver cake stand and knife and we can also arrange a toastmaster service.

A wonderful day for all is our promise and the Oakley Court team will ‘The whole day was magical and so very special - definitely a day do its utmost to ensure your day is everything you dreamed of‌and more! to remember’ .


Artis Studios

Unique, intimate and devoted to you... At the Oakley Court Hotel we excel at organising weddings. The secret of our success is a well kept secret, but it’s led from the front by our people. Our team will be on hand to help ensure your big day goes off with only ONE hitch!


You have the freedom to take photographs in all the great settings around the house and in our extensive gardens. And you can rest assured you have the undivided attention to detail you deserve from our entire team here at The Oakley Court.

‘The food was faultless and the whole experience was brilliant. We would have no hesitation in recommending Oakley Court‘.

Artis Studios

What a Wow! The Windsor Suite delivers a contemporary edge to your wedding day. Tables and chairs, superbly decorated, seat your guests ready to enjoy a gourmet banquet and outstanding service.

The Oakley Court’s experienced wedding team know exactly what is required to create the perfect ambience for your friends and family to have a night to remember.

With the suite fully dressed the stage is set for a fairytale reception filled with laughter and love.

‘Not in our wildest dreams (and we obviously did some serious daydreaming) could we have hoped for it to have gone so well. Oakley Court could not have been a more stunning setting and the standard of professional service and helpfulness/friendliness of your staff was top drawer and really, really appreciated’.


Senior Mac Photography

Great food Our passion for good food shines through our menus, buffets and ‘The food was outstanding and almost all our guests took the banqueting services. trouble to make us aware how it had exceeded their expectations’. We cater for all your needs with superb cuisine created by our team of chefs who will prepare a meal worthy of our award winning restaurant. Using only the finest ingredients our chefs will serve you a feast of culinary delights.


A range of menus are available and our Head Chef will be happy to meet with you to plan and finalise your menu and cater for any special dietary requirements. Start your celebrations with an indulgent Champagne breakfast in your room or extend the festivities with a pre-wedding supper or a post wedding brunch for family and friends.

Senior Mac Photography

At the end of the day Your suite awaits‌ Our mansion suites are beautiful and romantic, each one totally unique, with luxurious furnishings. Some have bay windows with sensational views of the river and hotel grounds.

telephone and TV as standard, and use of our extensive leisure facilities: indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, tennis, golf and indulgent relaxing pamper treatments.

The hotel has a mix of original and contemporary rooms to cater for every taste. All 118 bedrooms are en-suite with bathrobes, direct dial

With all this on offer you’ll be reluctant to leave! A wedding at Oakley Court is an experience to cherish forever.

Contact details Our thanks for the photography in this brochure from: Artis Studios: Bob Lowery: Chris Barry: Francis Bigg: Jamie Bott: Lenka Jones: Maria Scavetta: Senior Mac Photography:

If you have a question, comment or feedback please get in touch at: The Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor Road, Water Oakley, Windsor SL4 5UR Tel: +44 (0) 1753 609 988 Fax: +44 (0) 1753 609 939 Email: Web: All details correct at time of going to press.


Directory of Recommended Suppliers Formal Hire

Formal hire


As your wedding day is the most important day of your life why not hire tailor made outfits to complement the entire bridal party. There is no substitute for having a luxurious bespoke design created especially for your wedding.

Floristry 22 Venue Decor


Spa 29 Hair & Beauty


Toastmaster & Entertainment


Videography and Photography


Transport 38 Marquees 41


A Tailored Experience Upholding the values of tradition, style and elegance, Windsor Formal Hire offers the very best in quality, design and fabrics for today’s groom. Our fully trained, competent and knowledgeable staff are on hand at any time to help you create the perfect outďŹ t for your fantastic day.

Tel: 01753 620800 Email:

Floristry As with the rest of your wedding details, the wedding flowers and colours that you choose will play a big role in your day. As well as decorating your ceremony and reception, you will need a stunning bouquet to carry - and it is traditional to order a selection of button holes to distribute throughout your wedding party. Your wedding florist will advise you on all aspects of your wedding day flower requirements, depending on your chosen room, personal taste and even the style of your wedding dress.

Richard Elder Floral Design are proud to be the in-house florist at Oakley Court Hotel. We create stunning wedding flowers and deliver throughout London and the Home Counties where we have a wealth of knowledge about most of the available venues and churches. A portfolio built up over 20 years of delivering fabulous fresh flowers for important wedding days. During the initial free consultation we help you to establish the look you want by offering advice, designs and ideas for your bouquet, ceremony and reception. We bring these ideas to life with high quality flowers mixed with English foliage and it is our attention to detail which also marks out our superb standard of service. Arrange a meeting with Richard and his team at their studio to discuss the theme for your special day. Stubbings Nursery, Henley Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QL Tel: 01628 821122


26039 Lily's Bus Cards


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Call our highly imaginative and experienced team to create the dream wedding you deserve.


Based in Lightwater Surrey.

TEL: 01276 474560


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Venue decor Create a truly bespoke wedding day with chair covers and sashes tailored to your chosen colour scheme or a room decorated entirely to your own individual requirements. Chair covers can really transform a room and create a magical look to enhance your theme.

Exquisite fresh flower displays for reception & ceremony Bridal bouquets & buttonholes - all personally hand delivered Unusual table decorations Venue styling & finishing touches Extensive hire range of candelabra & glassware Starcloth backdrops & fairylight ceiling canopies For enquiries or to arrange a visit to our showroom, contact our Team on: 01753 546555 or email:


UK UPLIGHTING The Moodlighting and Venue Styling Company

Available throughout the UK we offer a Bespoke Personal Mood Lighting, Draping & Venue Styling service.

Creative Drapes, Backdrops and Uplighting

Using a range of LED lighting & drapes, whatever style event or celebration you are planning, we will be delighted to help create a memorable “WOW� factor for your Special Occasion.

Andrea Grinham call: 07831367915 or 01189 889935 email:

Moodlighting Draping Backdrops Starcloths LED pealight dance floors Aisle runners Staging

To upgrade your event and create The Perfect Mood - Contact us on

0118 988 9935 or 07831 367 915



As a preferred supplier to Oakley Court of Lighting, Sound and Entertainment packages we understand how important your wedding day is to you. From the historical charm of the main house through to the modern style of the Windsor suite we can offer a selection of tailored services to meet your exact wedding requirements. We can provide ambient room lighting through to a dynamic and exciting light show to complement your choice of evening entertainment. Our close working relationship with Oakley Court’s wedding co-ordinator will ensure that you and your wedding guests will remember your wedding day for all the right reasons.

As with all weddings, you want yours to be unique and personal. If you have a particular theme or idea that you would like to explore, we are expertly placed to help you expand and deliver your special day with our theatrical background and experienced creative team. When planning your day we would be happy to meet with you to discuss your ideas.




WHAT CAN WE DO? > Ambient and wall lighting > Intelligent moving lights > Table spot lights

> PA for DJ or live band > 37” - 85” Plasma screen displays > Staging & trussing for bands or discos

> Outdoor building lighting > Star cloth backdrop > Snow machine effects

> Experienced & Celebrity DJ’s > Top live bands (Function/Tribute/Jazz) etc. > Star covered ceiling effect

> Speech PA systems

T: 07810 105 339 E:

The Chair Dressing Company of Windlesham, Surrey is a family run business which dedicates itself in giving a very personal and caring service to the couples who choose it to play a part in the preparation of their Wedding Day. The covers and sashes we provide are tailor made for many venues from Reading and Windsor, through Surrey and down to Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Our service aims to provide clients with help and expertise when it comes to creating the perfect finishing touch for their chosen venue. Our Chair Covers with coordinating organza sashes come in an array of different colours to suit every occasion. We pride ourselves on being able to fulfil any chosen colour scheme combination. Our covers are washed, steamed and hung after each use, so that they arrive at your venue in tip top condition. We also offer Table Dressings,

Napkin Decorations, and Stair Dressings based on the colour scheme of The Day. These really help to bring everything together and should be considered as an addition to help complete the whole look of the venue. The stair dressing if appropriate gives a wonderful photographic opportunity.

Finally, our team of dressers will present themselves at your venue with one goal in mind and that is to give it a truly wonderful look and will deal with if at all possible those last minute ‘little things’ that sometimes seem a better idea than those planned.

Another service we can offer is that of a theme, helping couples to live out their perfect day in their very own way. Backdrops and lighting effects can also be supplied either as part of the theme, or in its own right.

Margaret: 07736 241641 Chris: 07710 974975


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Spa A professional beautician will be able to best advise you on a whole host of treatments tailored to your individual requirements to make you look and feel fabulous. It’s all about looking radiant and reflecting your dreams for the future.

The Treatments At The Escape Oakley Court Facial Treatments The Escape Side Orders Massage Treatments Escape Signature Treatments Beauty Treatments Escape Pamper Programmes

tel: 01753 609945 email: web: 29

Hair and beauty On the most important day of a bride’s life, the only person who can create a hairstyle of her dreams is her hairdresser. It is worth considering the style of dress, headdress and flowers and co-ordinate them with a style that suits your hair type and texture. A professional beautician will be able to best advise you on a whole host of treatments tailored to your individual requirements to make you look and feel fabulous.


Berkshire wedding Hair & Make-up

Berkshire’s finest wedding hair and makeup by Professional Film and Television makeup artist, specialising in wedding styles. Covering Berkshire and surrounding counties, travelling to any location on your wedding day. Hair and makeup trials are done in the comfort of our studio. Airbrushing and professional quality brands of makeup used.

CONTACT ANABELA ON 01628 417407 OR 07770 377773 Email: or


The Oakley Court’s Recommended Toastmaster Peter West

At weddings and other special events the toastmaster performs vital functions including being available in the months beforehand to give advice on protocols and procedures, speeches and toasts.

Member of National Association of Toastmasters Member of the Toastmasters’ General Council Peter is well-known at The Oakley Court for the many wedding celebrations at which he has officiated during the past five years. He comes highly-recommended.

On the big day, in distinctive uniform and with eloquent voice, they will make all the necessary announcements, support the Bride and Groom, Best Man, Bridesmaids and Parents as well as working with others providing professional services.

For Testimonials and planning your Big Day see

In short, they will ensure that the arrangements are smoothly carried out as planned and all in a friendly and enjoyable manner.

Telephone: 01494 562006 Mobile: 07908 692 708

For further details, enquiries or bookings,

Entertainment Choosing the correct entertainment to please not only you but the entire bridal party and guests will present an array of options. You want to be captivated by the performance of the singers, musicians and entertainers. You may even decide to treat your guests to a performance which they may otherwise never get to experience. This will create a unique and awe inspiring day for everyone.

Peter West Peter West

Resident Toastmaster


Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies

Videography Incorporating unobtrusive and creative videography allows you to not only relive the memories but the emotions of your wedding day. Helping keep fresh the memories also giving you the chance to see events or views you may have missed. Employing the skills and equipment of a professional will ensure you are not disappointed as you will足 receive a more superior quality production.

Photography Capture your wedding day or special occasion forever. Enlisting the services of a professional photographer will make the photo album the most treasured memento of your day. We recommend the use of professional photographers and videographers who are familiar with the venue - they can truly capture you in the most attractive surroundings. For unparalleled service, we recommend the following photographers and video production companies for your wedding or special occasion.


FRANcis Bigg Photography Unique, Unobtrusive wedding photography

T: 01628 417407 M:07950 115593

Fringilla Transport What’s more important than getting the bride to the church on time? Put your faith in a professional transport service making you feel like the celebrity you are and arrive in style. From vintage to modern, classic cars or a luxury boat, the choice is yours.

Arrive in Style For a unique way to arrive at this stunning riverside venue why not book one of our classic, luxury boats. Whether for the Bride and her Father or the Bride and Groom, we will ensure that your arrival is memorable a for all of the right reasons. To give your guests an extra treat we can also offer short trips while the photos are being taken before your Wedding Breakfast. For more details please call Steve on 07977 448 117 Email;


When you choose The Oakley Court Hotel to host your wedding, you have a huge opportunity to make use of the glorious Royal River Thames. French Brothers have a fleet of luxurious craft ranging from exquisite genuine steam boats such as S.L. Nuneham and S.L. Streatley as well as large modern boats catering for up to 150 guests – in comfort. Whether you transport your guests to The Oakley Court Hotel from nearby Windsor, utilise the boat as a venue itself, or simply offer your guests the delightful distraction of a short river cruise from the Hotel whilst other preparations take place – French Brothers are able to provide the very best service.

French Brothers Ltd. Clewer Boathouse, Clewer Court Rd, WINDSOR. Berkshire. SL4 5JH Telephone 01753 827346 Email Web

Phone: 01189 787308 Website: E-Mail: Â

We have a superb collection of classic Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Daimler cars plus some restored London Taxis and an enviable reputation built up over 30 years of excellent service for weddings and special occasions. We serve locations within a 40 mile radius of Wokingham - please contact us to get a quotation or to come and view our collection of twelve superb cars.

Creating stunning Riverside & Walled Garden Marquee Events at The Oakley Court, Windsor

Marquees Wedding Marquee hire is stylish and innovative, with attention being given to the overall design, both inside and out helping to create a truly unique atmosphere. Choosing a marquee for your function provides you with the freedom and control to engrave your own individuality and charm on an event. The Marquee can provide you with solutions and the flexibility to create an occasion with atmosphere, splendor and diversity allowing you to stay in complete control of your event. • Full Event Management • Marquee Hire • Catering • • Decoration • Entertainment •

Contact our Events Team for details on all the services we can provide as well as guide prices on marquee hire at venues throughout the South-East and within private grounds across the UK.

White Space Events Co. Ltd c/o PO Box 1238, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 9AY Tel: 01483 480699 • 41

THE BIG EVENTS & MARQUEE COMPANY T: 0800 023 2821 M: 07970 555021

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