Venue Showcase: The Petersham Hotel

The Petersham Hotel boasts magnificent views of the River Thames and surrounding meadows. This historic hotel provides the most wonderful backdrop for an intimate wedding.

We talked to Terence Filipe-O’Neill, the Events Manager at The Petersham Hotel, to find out more about this stunning venue.

Tell us about yourself!

I have been in the wedding planning industry for 8 years at The Petersham Hotel. I live with my husband and dog Chica.

Bride and Groom stand in front of a big door filled with intricate details.
What drew you to the wedding world?

Having worked in the hospitality industry for over 29 years I take great pleasure in meeting couples and making their dreams come true.

An archway that is part of the building serves as a place for the ceremony.
What do you think makes The Petersham Hotel unique?

The location perched overlooking The River Thames. We also have a Portland Staircase perfect for wedding photos.

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How do you get to know your couples before the big day?

We meet in person at The Petersham over a coffee or a glass of bubbles and they will also be invited for a menu tasting where I meet and greet them.

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What do you think makes for the perfect wedding?

Being surrounded by your close family and friends to celebrate your love.

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What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Involve your significant other in the planning.

What do you love about Bridebook?

The dedicated team behind the scenes helping venues maximise their return.

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What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve had at The Petersham Hotel?

We had a Phantom of The Opera style wedding and the couple sang their vows.

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Why should a couple book The Petersham Hotel?

The Petersham has got a resounding reputation and every care is taken to guide the couples from enquiry stage through to the big day and beyond with an experienced team.

What’s the best photo spot at The Petersham Hotel?

On the Terrace overlooking The River Thames and the meadows.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The location and spectacular views.

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How do you feel technology is changing the industry?

Communication is made easier and more accessible by digital means.

What is the one piece of advice you would give to couples that are currently struggling amidst the COVID-19 crisis?

To be confident knowing that our wedding venue has their best interest at heart.

A huge thank you to Terence for answering our questions. Check out The Petersham Hotel on Bridebook!
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