Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel unveils brand new event space

By Georgia Ward

The four-star Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel in Salisbury opened the doors to its brand new waterfront event space The Orangery and newly refurbished Cathedral Suite to local businesses and residents at an exclusive event on Thursday 7 April.

Guests were greeted with orange martinis, tasty canapés from the hotel’s new event menus and live jazz music from Dinner Jazz Sax before exploring the hotel’s latest expansion and basking in the spring sunshine on the newly refurbished terrace.

The Cathedral Suite has been decorated with neutral tones so the space acts as a blank canvas for any event with The Orangery offering panoramic views of the hotel’s landscaped gardens, the River Avon and Salisbury Cathedral. A removeable partition wall allows The Orangery and Cathedral Suite to operate as one large space or two separate areas, helping to expand the venue’s private event capacity to a 120-person reception space. The venue was decorated with beautiful examples of spring/summer wedding table and chair dressings by Pure Elegance and stunning floral arrangements from long-standing supplier to the hotel Shirley Snells.

A wooden gazebo, fitted with lighting and speakers, has been introduced to the sweeping gardens, freshly landscaped as part of the venue’s latest refurbishment project, adding to the hotel’s romantic setting. As warmer weather rolls in, guests of the hotel can enjoy the breath-taking Salisbury scenery, the inspiration behind artist John Constable’s famous piece ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’, with a punt along the river thanks to the Salisbury Punting team who depart from a mooring outside the hotel throughout the summer.

Derek McNeill, general manager of The Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, commented: “The Orangery and Cathedral Suite have been specifically designed to maximise the picture-perfect views we are so lucky to have. Neutral tones, French doors and windows wrapping around more than half of the venue allow the riverside backdrop to be a living art installation, providing the ideal indoor-outdoor space for events making the most of our beautiful location on the River Avon. The newly refurbished terrace and landscaped gardens extend our offering further and I’d be so bold to say that we are the lucky proprietors of one of, if not the, best location in Salisbury.

“The event was a fantastic success and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the new developments and investment we are making in order to maintain our status as the top-rated wedding venue in Wiltshire, as voted by WeddingDates users. We are thrilled at the support and feedback we’ve received from the local community already and thank everyone who joined us in the sunshine to mark the occasion.”

The new and improved event space is perfect for all occasions from weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and christenings to private parties, meetings and team building events.

To be one of the first people to host an event in The Orangery or to book a private viewing, please call 01722 328615 or email mev-roseandcrown@legacy-hotels.co.uk and speak to a member of the events team.

For more information about the hotel, please visit http://www.legacy-hotels.co.uk/hotels/rose-crown-hotel-salisbury-wiltshire.


Notes to editor

The four-star Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel is an original 13th century coaching inn, located in the City of Salisbury, with stunning views across the River Avon and Salisbury Cathedral forming part of the picturesque skyline. With 34 charming bedrooms and suites and a restaurant that can cater for 120 guests, the hotel is a sought-after venue for weddings.

Many original features, dating back over 600 years, still remain having lovingly been preserved to retain as much character as possible. The original section of the building still boasts its wooden beams throughout and log fires that are lit during the colder months can be found dotted around the hotel.

Over the year’s new sections have been added to the hotel to provide further event space and bedrooms with every care being taken to ensure they are in keeping with the traditional coaching inn of the Middle Ages. A selection of stylish and tasteful bedrooms are available including deluxe rooms, executive rooms and luxury suites.

The Legacy Rose & Crown, Harnham Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8JQ

Website: www.legacy-hotels.co.uk/rose-and-crown-hotel
Instagram: @rosecrownhotel
Twitter: @LegacyRoseCrown #RiversEdge

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