A flavour of the East awaits you at this, the first Mandara Spa in the UK or Europe. Their Mandara Bride to be Spa Day includes a whopping two hours and 50 minutes of treatment time featuring a Balinese pre-nuptial mande lular ritual, an exotic retreat and a Caci bride to be facial, plus complimentary fruit tea and water, bath robes and full use of facilities. The perfect opportunity for a mother/daughter day.
In the picture perfect Cotswold countryside, Wyck Hall Hotel & Spa has an excellent and useful pre-wedding pamper day including a Visible Brilliance Facial, half leg wax and bikini wax, lunch with a glass of wine and a Jessica manicure and pedicure. Make it even more relaxing by staying overnight the night before.
If you’re organising a hen party take brides to be to Turnberry for a pre wedding spa break she won’t forget. Located on the rugged west coast of Scotland, this legendary resort, home to one of the UK’s top golf courses, also provides the perfect setting for a girlie pre wedding get together. There’s a techno gym, pool and hot tub plus a huge range of treatments including an innovative use of organic Scottish seaweed products. Outside you can enjoy walking, quad biking, off road driving and obviously golf. Lots of dining options including a scrumptious sharing menu available in the Ailsa Bar looking over the golf course.
The approach at Lifehouse is to treat the mind and body as a whole. The aim is to help you rediscover your natural joie de vivre and sooth your frayed nerves. An adult only oasis where you can enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, your spa break can include your choice from an extensive range of facials, massages, scrubs and wraps, a swim in the pool, a stroll round the heritage listed gardens, and of course fabulous food. They even have their very own healer offering skilled and soothing holistic therapy.
A complete spa experience with all the finishing touches awaits brides to be at adult only Ramside Hall. Set in the Durham countryside, this luxury spa is passionate about making a real difference to the way you look and feel. Indulge in the world’s first bespoke Salt of The Earth manicure or pedicure, tailor your brows and enjoy an ESPA massage, body scrub, wrap or facial, and spend some time in the infinity pool.
If time is short in the run up to the wedding the bride to be will enjoy the sense of being transported to Provence at the Bath Priory, which houses the only spa in the UK by L’Occitane. The fragrance of flowers from the South of France emanating from the grand herbarium, which houses hundreds of essential oils and natural ingredients, is everywhere – whether you are relaxing by the pool or having one of their superlative treatments. Couple this with staying in a beautiful hotel with a Michelin star restaurant and the opportunity to explore and shop in the stunning city of Bath and there you have it – the ideal spa break for the bride to be.
It’s all in the name, “Seiod”, meaning ‘gem’, and this spa is certainly a jewel of a place to enjoy a pre wedding spa break for brides to be. Just 20 minutes from Dublin airport, Dunboyne Castle’s spa is spread over four floors, so a group of you could really have a great time enjoying the Wedding Party Pamper Day with full use of the hydrotherapy pool and thermal suite, a full body brown sugar scrub, mini manicure and pedicure followed by tea, coffee and scones on the terrace. There is also a gym and pool. All treatments are 100% organic and great for sensitive skin while tanning, waxing, tinting and threading are also on offer. The hotel itself is a restored mansion combining old world opulence, contemporary design and three different dining options plus a buzzy bar to finish off the evening.
Celebrate your up and coming nuptials with a delicious Vanilla & Honey Ceremony Day Special on a spa break at the elegant InterContinental Dublin’s spa. This will feature a Vanilla Body Scrub followed by a Full Body Honey Massage and full use of the facilities including the thermal suite, pool and gym. This is a sophisticated hotel and spa in one of the most beautiful parts of the city, near to the shops with the countryside within easy reach.
Set in the spectacular Monchique mountains but within sight of the sea this special place will be heaven for a bride to be on a mini overseas break. It’s one of few resorts in this largely undiscovered yet easily accessible and beautiful part of rural Portugal, where you can walk in the mountains, surf in the sea, unwind with a Pilates class and then settle into your spa break with a mini treatment (ESPA or local brand Monchique Cosmetics, which uses local thermal water in its products for radiant skin), and full use of the spa facilities such as a sauna, steam cabin, aroma cabin, hydro pool, relaxation pool tropical shower, igloo and more.
It’s only a quick hop over to Barcelona – under two hours from London for example – so why not get a few of the girls together for a last minute pre wedding spa break in the sun before the big day? A two night deluxe Casanova Experience will see you enjoying a 60 minute massage (or alternative treatment) alongside lots of other extras. There’s a lovely outdoor pool with sun loungers and the Sky Terrace Bar for a lazy drink or two. You’re in the centre of the city (but the beach isn’t far away) so you are perfectly located for exploring, enjoying the nightlife, shopping and visiting numerous restaurants.