Lux­ury ho­tels

You shall go to the ball, says Si­mon Si­mon Round, Round, at the cap­i­tal’s most glam­orous ho­tels

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FOR A fairy­tale wed­ding, a Lon­don ho­tel is an ob­vi­ous choice. Chan­de­liers, or­nate ceil­ings, ex­ten­sive dance floors, sump­tu­ous fur­nish­ings and at­ten­tive staff — they all set the scene for a clas­sic din­ner dance. You don’t have to have a huge guest-list, be­cause ho­tels usu­ally have a range of suite sizes. Many also have a pri­vate en­trance hall and cloak­rooms es­pe­cially for func­tions — and there will prob­a­bly be side rooms that are ideal for a drinks re­cep­tion, chu­pah and so on.


The Dorch­ester, a clas­sic grand ho­tel in May­fair, over­look­ing Hyde Park, is the epit­ome of time­less glam­our and has a su­per­vised kosher kitchen, led by Tony Page. There are eight ban­quet­ing rooms ac­com­mo­dat­ing any size of party, whether it be a bar/bat­mitz­vah, an­niver­sary or a wed­ding celebration. With its own en­trance and cloak­room, the Dorch­ester ball­room of­fers à la carte din­ing for 500 guests. A team of ban­quet­ing man­agers is on hand to as­sist with plan­ning ev­ery as­pect of your event, from flow­ers to menus and en­ter­tain­ment.


On a quiet cor­ner in May­fair vil­lage, in one of Lon­don’s most revered ho­tels, the Con­naught is a blend of tra­di­tion and moder­nity, with spa­ces both in­ti­mate and grand, de­signed as “a plat­form for gath­er­ings, cel­e­bra­tions and con­ver­sa­tions”, suit­ing from six peo­ple to 200. Chefs will cre­ate a menu or you can se­lect your own kosher caterer.


At this art deco May­fair ho­tel, event spa­ces in­clude the 1930s ball­room, scene of many a state ban­quet and so­ci­ety ball, with din­ing for 250. The ball­room con­nects to the Mir­ror Room, with the el­e­gant French Salon and Draw­ing Room be­yond. A ded­i­cated events team cover all kosher re­quire­ments.


The Berke­ley, nes­tled in the heart of Knights­bridge for 300 years, has been rated one of the world’s top five star ho­tels and can cater for 10 to 450 guests, It will cre­ate a kosher menu, or al­low you to bring your y own kosher chef.


The Wal­dorf Hil­ton has a her­itage span­ning

more than 100 years and fol­low­ing a £35 mil­lion in­vest­ment, is one of the city’s finest ho­tels. You can recre­ate the glam­our and gran­deur of 20s jazzera grand balls with a lux­u­ri­ous ban­quet in the Palm Court, for up to 180 guests, or the ad­ja­cent Adel­phi Suite (for up to 380) which fea­tures exquisitely re­stored ar­chi­tec­tural de­tail­ing.

The ho­tel’s wed­ding co-or­di­na­tor will spend time with the whole fam­ily en­sur­ing that ev­ery last de­tail is fi­nalised. On the day, an ex­pert team, headed by the ban­quet­ing man­ager, will or­gan­ise ev­ery­thing so that you can re­lax and en­joy the oc­ca­sion.


The Land­mark Lon­don ho­tel seam­lessly in­te­grates the ro­mance and gran­deur of the Vic­to­rian era, of­fer­ing the lux­ury and ser­vice of one of the world’s lead­ing five-star ho­tels.

The 11 ban­quet­ing venues can cater for up to 750 peo­ple, with spa­ces suit­able for a chu­pah, bar­mitz­vah party etc.

Most rooms fea­ture nat­u­ral day­light, orig­i­nal de­sign fea­tures and high ceil­ings. The ho­tel’s unique fea­tures in­clude a soar­ing eight-storey glass roof atrium, stained-glass win­dows and a breath­tak­ing stair­way.

There is an ex­pert events team and kosher cater­ing can also be pro­vided by Tony Page, James Zim­mer and Ca­role So­bell.


Coq d’Argent of­fers a rooftop lo­ca­tion and a calm, lux­u­ri­ous in­te­rior. Whether you wish to trans­form and theme the venue or keep a restau­rant feel, the events man­ager will work with you through plan­ning to en­sure you have a day to re­mem­ber.

Coq d’Argent’s restau­rant, bar, ter­races and gar­den can be hired for ex­clu­sive use for a cel­e­bra­tory din­ner dance, cor­po­rate en­ter­tain­ing or a birth­day party. The restau­rant holds 150 guests for a seated din­ner or up to 300 for a stand­ing cock­tails and canapé re­cep­tion.

The bar ter­race is avail­able for hire and can ac­com­mo­date up to 100 peo­ple for drinks and canapés. The events man­ager will be on site to guide you through ev­ery de­tail, from menu plan­ning and seat­ing plans to flow­ers and fin­ish­ing touches.

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