Many couples are now choosing to stay in the UK after their wedding, rather than jet off on their far-flung honeymoon as soon as the clock strikes twelve on their wedding day. Staying within reach of family and friends after your big day means you won’t miss out on their wedding raptures and memories, while the excitement is still high. On a more practical note, we all know how expensive the wedding of your dreams can be, so postponing your honeymoon to later in the year can help balance out your finances and relieve any anxiety. It’s also a great way to avoid those post-wedding blues by giving you something to look forward to.
However, the trend for going on a mini-moon straight after your wedding day, be that a weekend in the country, a city escape or a few days by the coast is going strong. Consider one of these spa break mini-moon options, to relax after your wedding whirlwind, connect to your new spouse and enjoy some alone time together.
Our pick of the top 5 spas in the UK for your mini-moon getaway
If you and your new better half crave the English countryside, complete with rolling hills, fresh air and Afternoon Tea, you will adore a break at Dormy House in the Cotswolds. Their spa mantra of ‘walk in, float out’ will leave you light as air, with all the stresses of hosting a wedding a distant memory. Take an evening dip in the outdoor hydrotherapy hot tub while you watch the stars overhead and chuckle over the best man’s speech and which bridesmaid caught the bouquet.
For a quintessentially British spa break with your love, you can’t go wrong with a stay at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa near Bath. This country retreat, surrounded by manicured lawns and walled gardens, will leave you feeling like Lord and Lady of the manor. As well as outstanding spa treatments and facilities in the spa, you can visit the wellbeing house, for a yoga class or mindfulness session to begin married life in a ‘zen’ frame of mind.
Your wedding was tailor-made, why not your spa mini-moon! Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is a light and modern setting ten minutes from the coast, specialising in bespoke programmes for you and your hubby or wifey. The perfect mini-moon destination to rebalance after any wedding indulgence with a new nutrition programme, life coaching and healing holistic therapies.
Nestled in National Trust parkland and overlooking the Thames, a mini-moon experience can’t get more decadent than a visit to the Cliveden Spa. After a spot of tennis, toast your new Mr and Mrs status with a Champagne picnic aboard a vintage flotilla (traditional vintage boat) before you unwind in one of the spas two outdoor hot tubs.
Only thirty minutes from London, Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa will ensure you start your marriage with the perfect spa experience you could ever wish for. You will be spoilt for choice at this mini-moon spa destination, take a dip in one of the eight pools (one even has underwater music!) and relax in the herbal steam rooms, laconiums and ice cave. Still not sure? Did we mention there is a cascading waterfall and 9-hole golf course on the extensive grounds?
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