Milsom Weddings

'Tis the season of love and joy

Milsom Hotels & Restaurants provide the most romantic backdrop for any proposal (especially this time of year). Here are some proposal ideas, to help you plan the ultimate Christmas engagement.

A cosy fireside proposal 

There is something incredibly romantic about a cosy fireside proposal. Whether you are snuggling up with a glass of fizz in the lounge at Talbooth House or sipping hot chocolate beside the open fire at the spa. As you enjoy the warmth and crackling fire, you can pop that all important question.


Propose with a spa day

During this time of year, we all crave a bit of extra pampering. The spa at Kesgrave Hall and Talbooth House are both havens of relaxation. Take advantage of a spa day and enjoy full use of the facilities including saunas, outdoor hot-tubs and double treatment rooms – so you can unwind and indulge in soothing spa treatments together. How romantic!

Stay at the hotel 

We have a stunning selection of luxury hotels in Essex and Suffolk, and this time of year they’re all lit up with twinkling lights and Christmas trees – we can’t think of a more beautiful backdrop for a proposal.


Get your four-legged friend involved

Are you both animal lovers? We welcome dogs in our ground floor bedrooms, bar and lounge areas. You could include your pet friends in the proposal and attach the ring around the dogs collar – we can confidently say, that will make your proposal ten times cuter.

Take a Winter walk 

Want to keep it a special moment for just the two of you? Then take your other half on a romantic walk to pop the question. Discover the beautiful Dedham setting of Talbooth House & Spa and Milsoms, explore the old town of Harwich when staying at The Pier or enjoy the Suffolk countryside at milsoms Kesgrave Hall – and who knows, we might be lucky enough to have a snowy Christmas this year.

Toast the two of you

Whether you prefer the bustling atmosphere of your favourite brasserie restaurant, or you want to impress with the exceptional service and fine dining at Talbooth. You can savour the moment together, over delicious food and a bottle of champagne.


Enjoy Christmas Afternoon Tea 

What better way to propose over the Christmas season than with a lusciously refined afternoon tea. During December, we serve themed afternoon teas at The Pier and milsoms Kesgrave Hall, with a wonderful selection of sandwiches and cakes – expect a few seasonal surprises!


Propose with chocolates

While the tradition of hiding the ring in a dessert is classic, the Talbooth desserts are so delectable that it’s almost a shame to spoil them. From Blueberry Souffle to Rhubarb and Vanilla Parfait, each delicious dessert is finished with coffee and hand-made chocolates—making the luxury after-dinner chocolate box the perfect place to conceal a ring. Amongst the fudge and truffles, your loved one will be pleasantly surprised to find a sparkling engagement ring, creating a Christmas memory they will cherish forever.

Kick off your 2024 wedding planning

Wedding Open Days

Our venue open days give you and your partner the chance to visit your chosen venue, meet some of the best suppliers around and see our beautiful spaces dressed and ready for a wedding. Our experts are on hand to answer your questions, give advice and to help you prepare for the main event. If our official open days don’t fit into your schedule then contact the team and we’ll find a time to suit you.

Proposal perk alert!

Should you choose to pop the question here, and later select a Milsom Wedding venue for the big day – we will add in complimentary canapés to enhance your drinks reception. After all, your love story started with us! the Milsom Weddings team

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