Sail­ing the Sea of LOVE

Lux­u­ri­ous ro­mance at Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Hangzhou at West Lake

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Your leg­endary wed­ding be­gins on the wa­ter, feel­ing the flow of na­ture and the ro­mance of pic­ture-per­fect West Lake. Upon ar­rival, you and your beloved sail to the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Hangzhou at West Lake on­board a Chi­ne­ses­tyle wooden row­boat. The be­witch­ing, fairy­tale set­ting the per­fect place to launch your life to­gether or a ro­man­tic re­treat.

Wa­ter has al­ways been a sym­bol of love. You im­me­di­ately suc­cumb to ro­man­tic rec­ol­lec­tions of Marco Polo and the an­cient days of sail­ing, cross­ing over into the realm of to­tal rest and re­lax­ation, in the arms of your beloved. Cruis­ing through wil­low-fringed waters, you breathe in the stun­ning panorama of West Lake not want­ing to for­get one de­tail of the be­gin­ning of the rest of your life to­gether, or sim­ply this sa­cred mo­ment. As you float past Three Pools Mir­ror­ing the Moon and its el­e­gant, Qing Dy­nasty minia­ture pago­das that sit in the wa­ter, the boat­man re­gales you with tales about the stat­ues pro­vid­ing magic views of the moon in the wa­ter. It oc­curs to you that your love has been just as awe-in­spir­ing.

If this is a dream, no pinch would ever wake you. In­stead you fall deeper into the spell that is West Lake and the en­chant­ment of your unique hap­pily ever af­ter at the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Hangzhou where in­ti­mate, strik­ing pagoda-style pavil­ions string along walk­ways like pearls through lush wa­ter­fall gar­dens and jun­gle land­scapes. Say I do sur­rounded by an­cient tem­ples, pago­das, gar­dens, dra­mat­i­cally carved man-made is­lands, and cause­ways. Your vows just as time­less as the UN­ESCO world her­itage sur­round­ings.

Af­ter dock­ing, a lav­ish wel­come tea greets you to fur­ther set the mood. You de­cide to take the boat out again later that af­ter­noon, this time with a bot­tle of your favourite cham­pagne–– af­ter the bride has her tra­di­tional String Res­o­nance Mas­sage at the Jiang Nanin­spired SPA. Her beloved de­cides on a tra­di­tional Dragon-well Tea and Jade Spring Rit­ual.

78 gue­strooms with many fea­tur­ing breath­tak­ing ter­races with re­mark­able panora­mas of the lake, for­est glades and wa­ter gar­dens. Framed with wil­low trees, ponds and la­goons, the ho­tel pro­vides a pic­turesque set­ting for open-air wed­dings and in­ti­mate re­cep­tions. Make your dreams come true when you prom­ise to love and hon­our each other––for the first time or for­ti­eth––on the Love Bridge hov­er­ing above a stun­ning in­fin­ity pond over­look­ing the an­cient land­scapes that sur­round West Lake.

The chang­ing sea­sons here add dif­fer­ent, un­for­get­table, per­son­al­i­ties to the flora and fauna. From the lav­ish, abun­dant, heavy blooms of sum­mer to del­i­cate, wind­whipped branches of win­ter, ev­ery day and ev­ery sea­son un­folds the beauty of West Lake in new and ex­cit­ing ways.

Join the le­gends of star-crossed po­ets, myth­i­cal white snake ladies, painters and an­cient roy­als to cel­e­brate your union or in­ti­mate re­treat at the won­der that is the

Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Hangzhou at West Lake. Your boat awaits to take you deeper into the most ro­man­tic voy­age of your life on the sea of love.

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Wa­ter Plat­form Wed­ding Cer­e­mony

Ro­man­tic break­fast on­board tra­di­tional Chi­nese wooden row­boat

String Res­o­nance Mas­sage

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