THE PERFECT PRE-WEDDING EXPERIENCE AT ROYAL CHAMPAGNE HOTEL & SPA
The tradition of drinking Champagne to mark a celebration originated in the Royal courts of Europe in the 18th century, where the drink was seen as a social status symbol, associated with luxury and aristocracy. It is said to signify the joy of an occasion as it overflows and sparkles, however, the world of Champagne can undoubtedly be an intimidating one, with its many brands, complex French terms, and high price tags. For this reason, Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa – the finest hotel in the time-honoured production region – has introduced a brand-new package to take the pressure off brides and grooms-to-be with sourcing the perfect bubbly for their upcoming nuptials.
Ahead of a visit to the hotel, couples will benefit from a pre-arrival call with the hotel’s expert Champagne Sommelier and Champagne Concierge team, in order to plan their bespoke itinerary and identify their tastes and preferences. Upon arrival, they check-in to a beautiful Junior Suite overlooking the vineyards that stripe the hills of Épernay, greeted with a bottle of hand-picked Champagne to toast both their upcoming nuptials and the exciting Champagne selection and educational experience ahead. The first day will consist of a private Champagne introduction and tasting with the Chef Sommelier in the hotel’s tasting room, Salon Fines Bulles, to set the tone for future tastings, before enjoying a personalised journey of discovery with a private chauffeur, who will transport them to sample the very best, and highly unique, Champagnes that the destination has to offer from a number of winegrowers. This curated journey will be tailored according to the duo’s personal preferences, with the hope of sourcing the perfect Champagne for their special day. For couples wishing to purchase their chosen bubbly and transport it home, Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is just a three-hour drive from Calais.
The storied history of Champagne – one of the world’s great wine regions – took on a new dimension with the launch of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in 2018. The boutique hotel is the destination’s first contemporary-designed luxury hotel, that embraces the lush bounty of the wineries and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Site. Romance is at the very heart of the property as the retreat was conceived to immerse guests in the ultimate Champagne lifestyle, drawing design inspiration from the heart of the surrounding vineyards
HOW: Rates for the new pre-wedding package at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa start from €2,280 (currently approx. £1,929) for a minimum of two nights. This includes a stay in a Junior Suite including breakfast at either Le Bellevue or in the comfort of one’s suite, a bottle of Champagne on arrival, a dedicated pre-arrival call with the team to plan the tailored itinerary, a private Champagne introduction & tasting with a Sommelier at the hotel’s Salon Fines Bulles, and a personalised experience with a private chauffeur to visit Champagne Houses and winegrowers and find your perfect match (cellar visits are in addition)
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is a mere 40-minute TGV train journey from Paris Gare de L’Est; a 30-minute train or 1.5-hour drive from Charles De Gaulle Paris International Airport; two-hour drive from central Paris; and a 15-minute drive from Epernay train station