A Romantic Wedding on the Equator Awaits

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Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers new ballroom for extraodinary Kenya weddings.

the snow-capped Mt Kenya, towering behind the attractive grounds, provides a stunning backdrop

The brand new Kirinyaga ballroom at the luxury Mount Kenya resort, The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, lends itself perfectly to wedding celebrations in Kenya. The luxury Kenyan event space opens its doors onto the equator courtyard and is situated just north of the equator path, next to the exquisite rose garden. For an outdoor venue, there’s the option of a marquee on the 1,600 square metre manicured lawns, with ample space for guests to celebrate wedding receptions in Kenya.

For the wedding ceremony in Mount Kenya there’s the delightfully simple garden chapel, crafted out of local timber, with walls of the round, black river-stones from the Likii River below and a grass-thatched roof. Its entrance is open to the breezes and looks across the green lawns to the ponds with their prolific bird life. There’s a piano in the chapel, as well as a bell at the entrance.

Alternatively a wedding ceremony can be held in the old rose garden, where founding member, dashing film-star William Holden, drank cocktails with the rich and famous. The small gazebo in the centre of this walled garden stands right on the line of the equator, where couples can exchange vows before they walk up the equator path to the Kirinyaga Room for their luxurious Kenya wedding reception.

The newlyweds can be photographed standing beside a wild animal in the nearby orphanage, including the beautiful and rare forest Bongo. The snow-capped Mt Kenya, towering behind the attractive grounds, provides a stunning backdrop to the lovely gardens of the Club.

The Safari Club also offers guests special romantic or honeymoon packages in Kenya which include a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate dipped strawberries, while staying in the equator suite facing Mt Kenya, where many famous celebrities have stayed, including the lovers who created this, their dream home - American Rhoda Lewisohn and the young French pilot, Gabriel Prud’homme. The Club’s special package includes an afternoon of beauty treatment in the room and a massage before a scented rose petal and Lavender bath. Finally there’s a private candlelit dinner beneath the stars, on a platform stretching over the bubbling Likii River.     

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of more than 65 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. Fairmont balances the company's economic, environmental and social priorities and provides the framework for responsible hotel operations through the Sustainability Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.

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