The Kettering Park Hotel is situated just off junction 9 of the A14, on the edge of Kettering, Northamptonshire. There is a large car park, and a dramatic large covered entrance which affords lots of opportunities for arrival and other photos in all weathers. The entrance hall is well appointed, with a pretty staircase and fireplace nook off the stairwell.
The Rutland Suite, on the ground floor, is the larger one, with a central divider which can be opened up. This often closed for the ceremony, and opened up for the wedding breakfast and reception. It is accessed through its own bar area, which is also quite spacious.
The Rockingham suite is upstairs, and more initimate, and is suitable for smaller wedding parties. It has its own small bar, and there is an outdoor terrace leading off the corridor, too.
Both suites have built in projectors and screens - ideal for my same-day slideshows!
Going through the restaurant, you arrive at spacious gardens, with a pond, lawns, and a permanent gazebo which can be used for wedding ceremonies in good weather. There are lots of opportunities there for beautiful, relaxed wedding photos, either of groups or just the two of you.
Kettering Park HotelDriveway and entrance porch
The covered entrance over the driveway at Kettering Park Hotel makes a good location for some photos with your wedding car
Kettering Park HotelA bedroom suite
One of the smart bedroom suites at the hotel
Kettering Park HotelRutland suite set out for the ceremony
The Rutland Suite set out for the ceremony. Note the jaunty angle pointing towards a corner of the room - quite unusual.
Kettering Park HotelLarge group photos are possible in the gardens
The large lawns in the garden have plenty of room for large group photos
Kettering Park HotelThe permanent gazebo can be used for ceremonies in good weather
The permanent gazebo can be used for outdoor weddings in good weather. It makes a good location even when the weather is less kind.
Kettering Park HotelThe pond and restaurant entrance
Looking back towards the restaurant entrance, with the health spa on the right of picture
Kettering Park HotelComposite of bride and groom photos round the varied gardens
Looking out from the restaurant exit across the gardens. This is a composite photo, showing how many different locations are possible for bride and groom photos in these gardens!
Kettering Park HotelThe stairwell in the entrance is a good meeting point for guests
The stairwell in the entrance hallway is a convenient meeting point for guests. There is a public bar just beyond this area, on the way to the restaurant.
Kettering Park HotelThe stairs also present some lovely photo opportunities
The stairs make a good spot for some pictures of the happy couple.
Kettering Park HotelAs does the fireplace nook off the stairwell
And the fireplace nook is also very pretty.
Kettering Park HotelThe bar off the Rutland Suite is quite spacious
The Rutland Suite has its own bar area, with room for lots of guests to relax.
Kettering Park HotelThe Rutland Suite set out for the wedding breakfast
The Rutalnd Suite opened up and set up for the wedding breakfast
Kettering Park HotelBoth suites have build in projectors, great for my same-day slideshows!
Both suites have built in projectors and screens.
Kettering Park HotelThe Rutland suite set out for the evening reception
The Rutland Suite set out for the evening reception
Kettering Park HotelThe Rockingham Suite set out for the wedding breakfast
The Rockingham Suite set out for the wedding breakfast
Kettering Park HotelThere is an open-air terrace off the Rockingham Suite
This terrace is on the first floor, just off the Rockingham Suite
Kettering Park HotelThe Rockingham Suite set out for the evening reception
The Rockingham Suite set out for the evening reception. There is a small dance floor off to the right of this picture.