After months of juggling work, day-to-day pressures and relentless wedding planning, you’re probably feeling a bit frayed around the edges: stressed, tired and out of shape. It’s time to prioritise you and your health again, and what better way than with a wellness retreat. After all, what bride-to-be doesn’t want to feel her best on the big day?

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Restore your wellness in time for the big day with a wellness retreat at The Glass House

If it’s a full-body refresh that you’re seeking, look no further than The Glass House. With a 360-degree vision taking in nutrition, exercise, spa treatments and cutting-edge therapies, the retreat is totally tricked out for your every wellness need. And what’s more, you can turn it into a tailor-made bridal-party weekend for your mum and bridesmaids too!

Escape to the Country

Although just a 50-minute journey from central London, The Glass House is isolated enough to separate you and your fellow escapees from the temptations of the everyday world.

Nestled amid the green fields of Essex in leafy Bulphan, this countryside offers the serenity you need to recharge so you can leave chilled out, rejuvenated and proud of your success. With solar panels, a ground source heat pump, rainwater recycling technology and ground-to-ceiling windows, this eco-friendly retreat radiates sustainable wellness and is flooded with natural light.

Food for Thought: Dining at The Glass House

At The Glass House, plant-based raw food and juices are on chef Miguel Gouveia’s menu – from the water to the herbal teas, everything here is natural and clean. The retreat offers a pure detox and weight-loss experience: no junk food – just seasonal, locally-grown fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains. Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, low in cholesterol and helpful for digestion, it not only helps to cleanse away life’s impurities for a renewed sense of wellbeing, it promotes heart health. The three dietary packages: Equilibrium, Weight Loss and Pure Juicing offer tiered levels of weight loss and detoxification, depending on your personal needs.

Sweat it out

Comprising a heated leisure pool, fitness studio, gym and spa, The Glass House’s extensive fitness facilities offer guests a well-rounded selection of exercise options to start or continue their path to fitness. And with class options covering everything from water aerobics, pilates and yoga to boxercise, circuit training and TRX, you’re certain to find something that works for you. The retreat’s concept isn’t just about burning calories though; if you want to reconnect with your environment or loosen muscles and improve respiration, opt for a mindfulness session or take yourself off to the spa’s Scandinavian-style salt block sauna.


Treat Yourself at The Glass House

You’ve put in the work, now it’s time to relax a little. The Glass House’s state-of-the-art spa offers a host of treatments and therapies that’ll not only help you unwind, they’ll replenish your radiance and skin’s natural hydration.

With a menu of facials, massages, body scrubs and nourishing wraps by luxury skincare brand Elemis, as well as the latest Dermalux and Lipofirm technology for enhanced skin health and cellulite reduction, there’s something for every member of your bride tribe. And if you really want to up the ante on your pre-wedding wellness recovery, you may want to try the most ground-breaking of the spa’s facilities: the electric cryo chamber. Popular with celebrities and top athletes, cryotherapy – which exposes the body to intense cold (-110°C) to boost oxygen absorption, cell regeneration and fat burning – offers diverse benefits, from soothing muscles and aiding weight loss to combating ageing and improving overall wellness.

Get Some Shut-eye


When you’re on the road to renewed health, a good night’s sleep is of the utmost importance. With comfy, modern bedrooms and suites, The Glass House will ensure that you and your girls get all the rest you need. Considerate in-room touches include digital detox safes (so you can banish the dreaded smartphone ping), a selection of herbal teas and Anyah Eco Spa products.

Whether you want to lose a little weight for the big day, or are simply seeking a pre-wedding recharge, check into The Glass House this autumn so you can enter married life looking and feeling your very best.

The Glass House offers a double occupancy discount rate, with the room’s second guest receiving a 40 per cent discount for their stay. All guests who book in for stays between 20 October and 17 November will receive a 20 per cent discount on their booking. For more information, visit glasshouseretreat.co.uk.

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