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Where to get ready on that one day you want to feel like a queen or king.

When we first toured the newly refurbished Royal Hotel Queanbeyan last year, we figured that its elegantly designed Upper House was going to become a major hit on the wedding circuit not only in Queanbeyan, but Canberra and the surrounding region.

It’s not just that it’s New York loft-style Manhattan Room seems just the right size for a wedding—not too big, not too small—or that it’s heritage features—such as exposed brick and sash windows—scream to be photographed.

Photo: Alex Pasquali.

It’s that it feels different to just any old hotel, rich with original features, filled with luxe finishes and filled with the charm of a country manor—where the 100-year-old walls have stories to tell.

And our predictions were correct with a steady stream of wedding bookings now taking place in the historic old building on Queanbeyan’s main street.

Photo: Alex Pasquali.

But now the Royal is offering something even more tempting for couples keen to make their wedding day one to savour.

The Hotel’s owners have completed a transformation to create the Hotel’s Royal Suite, a luxurious and custom-built haven for bridal parties to get ready for their big event.

Credit: Michael Phanprachit, A9.

Tucked away privately in the Upper House, the Royal Suite provides every facility a bride and her bridal party could require to properly prepare for the wedding.

It has a spacious bedroom, bathroom and living room area so everyone has enough space to lay out their clothes, primp and preen, and enjoy a champagne as they go.

Credit: Michael Phanprachit, A9.

The suite has a concerted focus on the needs of the bride with two full-length mirrors, a double-sided hair and makeup bar, double sinks, a shower, and a lounge next to a fireplace for elegant reclining amid the hustle of the day.

Credit: Michael Phanprachit, A9.

There is plenty of natural light, as well as makeup lighting, and couples are welcome to return to the suite at the end of the evening—where, perhaps, a soak in the claw-footed tub is a perfect way to unwind.

Credit: Michael Phanprachit, A9.

Of course, having a Royal Suite to duck into to freshen up makeup or perhaps get changed for dancing, provides the ultimate in convenience for members of the bridal party. Not to mention the happy couple can simply farewell guests and retire to a luxurious space of their own, no transport required.

The Royal Suite is the perfect addition to the Upper House in terms of making each wedding an inclusive affair, and like the entire hotel renovation, spares no attention to detail.

Credit: Michael Phanprachit, A9.

The fact that there is also a beautiful open-air courtyard with a separate bar that is adjacent to both the Royal Suite and the Manhattan Room means that the wedding can include both indoor and outdoor elements.

The wedding couple can get ready, mingle with guests, have an indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony depending on choice and weather, enjoy a delicious reception catered for by the Royal’s Swiss executive chef Beat Ettlin, dance until the wee hours and then retire in a suite fit for kings and queens.

For details of all wedding packages at the Royal Hotel Queanbeyan, click here.

the essentials

What: The Royal Hotel Queanbeyan
Where: 85 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan
Phone: 02 6297 1444

Feature image: Michael Phanprachit. Wedding dress provided by Sposa Group Canberra.

This editorial was created in partnership with the Royal Hotel Queanbeyan. For more information on sponsored partnerships, click here

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