The Langham, Sydney delivers Sydney's first luxury bridal concierge
20 January 2015, 4:16PM
The Langham, Sydney has re-opened doors after a multi-million dollar renovation which has also seen the delivery of Sydney’s first five star luxury bridal concierge program called “Langham Bride”.
This luxury program, targeted at lavish small to medium weddings [including the ever in-demand luxury elopement experience], allows brides to marry in style with the heightened services of a dedicated Bridal Concierge.
“The final goal is that Brides’ with a keen eye for design and high end detail can easily achieve magazine style weddings, without the risk of elements not working together on the day” says Bridal Concierge, Katherine Griffiths.
By eliminating the need for a wedding planner all together and allowing Brides and Grooms to access look-books based on their colour scheme and desired creative for their wedding, a huge level of pressure and stress has been removed and the final outcome is a seamless wedding.
“All that a Langham Bride needs to think about is selecting their preferences from the style guides and “the dress” “ remarks Bridal Concierge, Katherine Griffiths.
Langham Brides are treated to hands-on attention from beginning to end of the planning process; access to bucket list style honeymoon suite options, day spa preparation packages in the lead up the wedding, the best floral styling Sydney has to offer, editorial level photography teams, perfectly suited musical options, Michelin star worthy menus from Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Rudolph, and unique seating formats such as long table dinners and lavish cocktail set-ups.
“We are finding an incredible demand for smaller, higher quality wedding events featuring lavish long tables, or luxe stand up cocktail parties with a jazz band positioned in the middle of the room for something truly unique – lots of bespoke requirements coming through which we love” says Griffiths.
“Brides are telling us The Langham, Sydney is more like the backdrop of a small luxury hotel in Paris, New York or London”.
Everything from the arrival experience, to entering the room, to the quality of wines and menus, to heading up to the honeymoon suite is filled with wow-factor”.
“Traditionally a venue will cater to your capacity requirements then recommend suppliers to you, or alternatively you need to invest weeks of research which can be daunting” says Griffiths.
“With this exclusive program, our team has already dedicated precious time, and continues to daily, researching all the current looks and classic trends and combining the two to achieve effortless glamour for stylish Brides – not to mention access to trusted partners of the hotel who deliver five star results every time”.
The Langham, Sydney can host up to 150 guests for a sit down gala style wedding, up to 85 guests seated down modern adjacent tables, 55 guests down one long table and up to 200 for ritzy stand up cocktails. The hotel can also cater all guest accommodation, guest transfers and pre and post wedding breakfasts, brunches, and dinners as part of the nuptial planning.
All spaces within The Langham, Sydney are light-drenched, with large windows looking onto a beautiful city outlook. The hotel entry point for guests features white calacatta marble, hand-made furniture from around the world, eclectic ornaments, beautiful ornate fireplaces, a million dollar art collection by Sotheby’s on the walls and Sydney’s most attentive hotel staff onsite to welcome.
“Everybody wants a magazine style wedding but only few truly achieve it” comments Langham Sydney’s Bridal Concierge, Katherine Griffiths.
“This process is all about bringing back the glamour of being a bride with easy choices, instead of the traditional stress that can be associated with mind boggling decision after decision” comments Griffiths.
Katherine Griffiths, heading up the initiative for The Langham, Sydney comes from a background of working in hotel guest services, styling and social events; mostly serving celebrity clientele in her past roles. No stranger to the The Langham, Sydney - Ms. Griffiths was previously in the exclusive Service Stylist role inside the hotel, acting as a private in-house Assistant to VIP guests.
“It’s been a delight to work inside this prestigious hotel the past couple of years and I am thrilled to bring my events and VIP experience to the role to work with the most special kind of clients - Brides and Grooms”.
Within the program, there are five core styles for look and feel, with options for jazz trios, pianists, harpists that match the tone and layout, as well as floral styling, room fit out, cake design and menus that all speak to one another, no matter which option is selected. From modern luxe, to timeless classic, to fresh and vibrant – the design all works together to form a perfect event.
“We are able to offer the highest quality styling solutions that allows Brides and Grooms to put their own touch on the day without having to overthink it”.
Additional offerings for Grooms include gentleman only spa preparation menus for the male bridal party, assistance with selecting traditional wedding day gifts for the bride, love notes being left in the room across the stay, or small lavish touches such as having 100 roses sent to the brides suite, the night before the wedding. The groom can even pre-organise massage therapists to arrive at the Brides preparation suite to offer her and her ladies in waiting, a relaxing foot massage, the morning of the wedding.
“It’s all about the small details that can be forgotten throughout this hectic process for two people getting married” says Griffiths.
Partner photography teams approved by the program, take away further pressure; understanding the unique location that is The Rocks & Millers Point perfectly.
“Our partners understand the importance of high impact locations and have access to epic Harbour Bridge views a five minute walk from the hotel; they also love to shoot brides in our signature Pink Langham London style taxi for a fun approach, or can equally keep it very traditional with portraits against cobblestone and brick” says Griffiths.
This incredible program is certain to leave brides, grooms and their guests treated to the ultimate in special occasion offerings and unrivalled attention.
“That’s the beauty of a Bridal Concierge – we live for the details” smiles Ms. Griffiths.
Langham Bride is Sydney’s newest and most prestigious experience; consultation by appointment only, and subject to program space for the calendar year.