Union Jacks and fascinators at the ready, because Stratfordblog has a list of places you can watch the Royal Wedding in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday May 19.
Prince Harry weds American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday at midday in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
There will be a carriage procession through Windsor after the service ends at 1pm, with the newlyweds waving to the gathered crowds in the Berkshire town.
The big day for Prince Harry and his beautiful bride is the perfect opportunity for a very British spot of afternoon tea (or a session in the pub) – and Stratfordblog has a list of places that you can watch the Royal Wedding in Stratford-upon-Avon and close by.
Where to watch the Royal Wedding in Stratford-upon-Avon
Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin
Stratford-upon-Avon’s newest hotel knows how to put on a royal welcome! Book in for Afternoon Tea on Saturday and watch the Royal Wedding live on a 98-inch screen.
The hotel, in Rother Street, offers a sublime Afternoon Tea for £22.50. Given the building’s history as the town registry office – a place that would have witnessed many happy marriages – it seems fitting to watch a royal one here. Booking essential.
Best for: town-centre Afternoon Tea in luxurious and historic surroundings
Afternoon Tea at Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe
Fingers crossed for a dry and bright day for the Royal Wedding, as the Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, just a 10-minute/two-mile drive from Stratford town centre, will serve afternoon tea in their gorgeous landscaped grounds, with views of the Victorian mansion.
Arriving at 11am, ready to watch the wedding at midday, you will enjoy afternoon tea with coffee or tea, and a glass, plus top up, of prosecco. Gin, lemon and elderflower cocktails are available for £5 too. Tickets cost £30 per person.
Best for: a luxurious experience with historic grandeur
Royal Wedding viewing at Keys and Kitchen
Popular Ely Street pub Keys and Kitchen is always buzzing on a sunny Saturday afternoon, so expect a really fun atmosphere on Saturday May 19 when the Royal Wedding will be shown – followed later in the day by the FA Cup Final.
Chelsea and Manchester United vie for the trophy at 5.15pm, so it’ll be an all-dayer if you plan to see Prince Harry tie the knot and the FA Cup title tie. A full English breakfast is available from 10.30am for £7.
Best for: the nuptials and the footy in a lively town-centre pub
Watch the Royal Wedding at The Townhouse
Turn up in a wedding hat to watch the Royal Wedding and The Townhouse will reward your efforts with a free glass of bubbly. What a way to kick off the big day!
The town-centre venue, in Church Street, gets the party started on Friday May 18, with British and American covers from a live band and Markle’s Sparkle bottles of bubbly for £15 from 5pm-9pm. And, until the 19th, you can indulge in hamper lunches and gin cocktails in teapots. The complete hamper and cocktail package for two costs £34.95.
Best for: town-centre luxury
Enjoy a viewing at the British Motor Museum
If you fancy a family day out, the British Motor Museum is just 15 miles/a 25-minute drive from central Stratford-upon-Avon. The museum will screen the Royal Wedding and you can also check out a 1974 Land Rover, which was used as a royal ceremonial vehicle, among many other motors on show.
A slot car festival takes place at the museum over the weekend, and there are plenty of things to see and do for families of all ages. The museum is open 10am-5pm; standard admission costs £14 for adults, £9 for children aged 5-16, under 5s free. Gift Aid it and get a 12-month ticket at no extra cost.
Best for: families who want to see the Royal Wedding (and then something else when you hear, “Mum, Dad, this is booorrring”.)
Bubbles and Afternoon Tea at The Stratford Park Hotel
There are prizes for the best dressed guests at the Afternoon Tea and live wedding viewing event at The Stratford Park Hotel and Golf Club, which is three miles/a 10-minute drive from Stratford town centre.
Served alongside a ‘Sparkle like Markle’ prosecco cocktail will be elderflower and lemon cupcakes (the same flavour chosen by the happy couple) and a delicious selection of other Afternoon-Tea treats. Tickets cost £24.95 per person. Call 01789 731857.
Best for: getting dressed up and celebrating in style
Other Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Wedding viewings and offers
Here’s a fabulous offer from Henley Street boutique Domino over on their Instagram page.
Named Harry or Meghan/Megan? Then visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall at no cost on the day of the wedding. Plus, the first couple named Harry and Meghan/Megan will get a free copy of Shakespeare’s Love Sonnets.
Magic Alley in Bell Court is also offering free entry on Saturday to Meghans, Harry and Henrys (Prince Harry’s real name).
The wedding is on live at Cox’s Yard, with a host of new British-themed cocktails on the menu, including Elderflower Fizz and English Country Mule.
The Crowne Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon is offering a Royal Afternoon Tea all month long, with cakes, scones and sandwiches, plus a glass of prosecco, for £19.95 per person. Call 01789 279988 to book.
The Old Slaughterhouse cafe, in The Yard off Sheep Street, are offering afternoon tea for just £3.50 on Friday 12.30pm-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm to celebrate the union.
Nearby Alcester (10 miles/20-minute drive) hosts its popular Food Festival on May 19 and 20, this year featuring a Royal theme. There’s a free park-and-ride service from Adams Way (B49 6PU) and wedding viewings throughout the town.
And if you simply can’t make it on Saturday May 19 but want to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, get along to Morrisons and buy the £7, limited-edition lemon and elderflower cake (created in honour of Harry and Meghan) and have a cuppa and a slice while watching at home.
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