Real Life Wedding of Alfonso and Manel.

This months real life wedding feature kindly supplied

by Crowne Plaza Marlow

with the permission of Alfonso & Manel.


The stunning lakeside location of our accommodation in Buckinghamshire, set in 5 acres of beautiful countryside, makes it a spectacular destination for a weekend break, the perfect wedding venue, as well as an ideally placed conference destination.


Experience excellent food and wine in Crowne Plaza Marlow’s stylish restaurant, Glaze or relax with lighter bites and a delicious cocktail in our agua café & bar. Whether you’re after an intimate dining experience for two, or simply meeting a few friends for drinks, we’ve got the perfect environment for you.


Crowne Plaza Marlow is situated in the heart of the Thames Valley and Chiltern Hills on the border of Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. The hotel is easily accessible from the M4, M25 and M40 motorways via the A404. The hotel is located within half an hour drive from Oxford, Reading, Windsor and Henley-on-Thames. The hotel also has the added facility of being accessible by helicopter, with its own helipad.


Marlow is a charming, historic town set on the River Thames and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The hotel is ideally located for visits to Windsor Castle, LEGOLAND® Windsor, Ascot and London. The hotel also provides ample free parking.

Call 01628 496 860 to talk to a Wedding Co-ordinator today.


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G Wedding Directory would like to thank Alfonso & Manel for allowing us to publish their story.


Many thanks,

Andrew & John. 

When Alfonso Canturinese, Guest Service Manager, and Manel Caparros, Restaurant Supervisor at Crowne Plaza Marlow decided to get married, there was no question where they would have their wedding – at Crowne Plaza Marlow, surrounded by their fellow staff members and in the stunning location they know so well. The couple from Barcelona has been well loved staff members for 10 years and had their UK wedding in the conservatory at Crowne Plaza Marlow, overlooking the lake and lawns, with their local friends and work mates to enjoy their special day alongside them.  


“It was such a beautiful day, very touching. Everyone made the day so special for us. Nothing was too much of a problem. We knew that we were in safe hands and that our friends (the staff) wouldn’t let us down.” enthused Alfonso.


Richard Storey, General Manager, arranged the wedding photography for the couple with Tara Taylor Photography, as a wedding gift to the couple and wishes the couple the best of luck from the team at Crowne Plaza Marlow.


Crowne Plaza Marlow offers 4 areas licensed for civil weddings, as well as the extensive lawns, overlooking the lake, for blessings. The hotel is a unique venue with a banqueting suite for up to 300 dinner guests with its own self-contained facilities including a bar and kitchen. The suite is located on the first floor and can be allocated exclusively for the wedding party.


These facilities are ideal if you would prefer for reasons of authenticity or religion to use a speciality external supplier to create a specific menu and experience for your guests. Combining traditional elegance with contemporary style, sumptuous dining and attention to detail, this lakeside venue is perfect for every genre of wedding.