One of the county’s top hotels has unveiled plans for a new multi-million pound orangery.
Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa has been granted permission after 10 years of planning, and will be opening the new stately rooms in 2017.
The new orangery will be able to cater for up to 300 people for weddings, conferences and events.
Rushton Hall’s head of sales & marketing Tom Gilbert said: “This is a very exciting time for us here at Rushton Hall.
“Being such a popular venue for events, we wanted to not only offer our guests something extraordinary but also cater for a larger number of guests in spectacular surroundings.
The orangery will be a stunning wedding venue and its flexible layout makes it ideal for conferences and events too.
“We will also now be able to hold trade shows and exhibitions, something that we have not been able to do previously.
“Six bedrooms with access to the wonderful gardens will also be added.”
To keep in style with the Grade I listed building, which was built in 1438, the venue is using an architect who specialises in listed buildings to help with the design and style.
With five stages of construction, the luxury hotel is using the same stone as the rest of the hall to ensure the orangery fits with the look and feel of the rest of the beautiful historic stately home.
The orangery went through several planning processes, including having to be approved by Historic England, due to Rushton Hall’s rich history.