March Brings Matrimony to Mind at Montpelier
The month of March marks the official start of wedding planning season at Montpelier Plantation & Beach, a casually chic 19-room Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel located on the intimate island of Nevis. According to a recent American Express Spending and Saving Tracker consumer report approximately six million couples were engaged on Valentine’s Day, to welcome newly engaged couples Montpelier Plantation & Beach is providing wedding packages starting at $1,650.
A historically romantic and modernly elegant hotel, Montpelier Plantation & Beach became famed for love in 1787 as the estate that hosted the wedding of Horatio Nelson, famous for his service in the Royal Navy, to Frances “Fanny” Nisbet, niece of the president of Nevis, John Herbert.
Montpelier Plantation & Beach is alleviating stress and hassle for brides this wedding planning season, making them more than just another bride on the beach. As a Relais & Chateaux boutique property Montpelier has the opportunity to provide wedding couples with the personalized service and individual attention of a small hotel while still upholding the luxuries, amenities and top-quality service standards found at larger resorts.
Wedding packages include a personal wedding coordinator, a choice of scenic venues for the ceremony, a complimentary room night, pre-wedding relaxation massages for both the bride and groom, floral arrangements including a bouquet for the bride and boutonnière for the groom, personalized menus, a bottle of chilled champagne, wedding ceremony, clergy, license, photography, decorations and entertainment.
Wedding ceremonies can be held on Montpelier’s private beach; in The Mill Privée, a 300 year-old sugar mill that serves as one of the hotel’s fine dining restaurants; in the hotel’s lush gardens, at the entrance of the hotel’s main plantation house and under the famed the tree where Horatio Nelson and Fanny Nisbet said “I do” over two hundred years ago.
“The island of Nevis is magical, romantic and enchanting, discovering the best of Nevis is like finding a special church or venue that speaks to each individual differently; a destination wedding at Montpelier Plantation & Beach is more than just a ceremony, it’s a vacation, a honeymoon, an adventure and an unforgettable experience for both the bride and groom and their guests,” said hotel owner Tim Hoffman.
About Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Montpelier Plantation & Beach, a secluded retreat located in the foothills of Nevis Peak, is a proud member of the Relais & Chateaux selection of exclusive properties and a AAA Four Diamond award recipient. Family owned and operated, the hotel was designed as a place where vintage meets vogue and the casually chic décor creates an inviting atmosphere for guests to unwind and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
Nestled amongst 30 acres of landscaped gardens and built around one of the island’s original 17th century sugar plantations, Montpelier is made up of is made up of 19 contemporary plantation rooms, designed with a light touch and sense of intimacy featuring an exquisite hand-laid 60-foot mosaic-tiled pool, tennis court as well as a two-acre private beach area. Culinary offerings are plenty with three gourmet dining options including the Four Diamond Restaurant 750, the Mill Privée, set in a 300 year-old sugar mill, and the casual poolside restaurant Indigo.