Grooms Booking Honeymoons Offered Insider Secrets by Mr & Mrs Smith

13 Apr 2015

A new online grooms-only honeymoon guide has launched, offering expert insight and special offers for the perfect romantic honeymoon destinations

Boutique hotel guide and booking service, Mr & Mrs Smith, launches The Groom’s Room, the guys­-only guide to booking the perfect honeymoon

A white-washed waterside paradise, Grace Santorini in Greece

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The grooms can sometimes take a back seat when it comes to wedding planning but, brides, it’s time to step aside - hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have launched The Groom’s Room, a hidden online hub where husbands­-to-­be can plan the perfect honeymoon far from their bride’s eyes.

Taking on the role of chief honeymoon organiser gives sidelined grooms a time to shine, and this service aims to help men create a schmaltz-free, bride-bowling-over beginning to married life.

“Alongside the party play list, we know that it’s the honeymoon that grooms often take the lead on with wedding planning,” explains James Lohan, co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith, who has been married to Mrs Smith for nine years, aided by the strength of an “excellent honeymoon”. “We also know how much pressure there can be to get it right, so we wanted to give grooms a hand and signpost them to the best boutique hotels with some seriously special experiences thrown in. A honeymoon will be memorable whatever happens, but it can be spectacular with a bit of extra planning. Take it from me ­ it’s worth the effort...”

How does it work?

Grooms submit their name and email address, and are asked one wedding ­themed question designed to separate brides-­to-­be from grooms­ in ­need ­of ­help:

What is a wedding favour?
a) ­ Something never to be discussed with your new in ­laws
b) ­ A small gift for the guests
c) ­ Seating single people next to each other

If they unlock The Groom’s Room, they get insider hints and tips on how to ensure a
dream beginning to married life.

Minimalist jungle bungalows, Kura in Costa Rica

"Your bride might say she's not bothered about a surprise honeymoon. That's unlikely to be true." James Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder

What’s on offer?

The Groom’s Room features the ultimate list of dos and don’ts, with insider views from those in the know. Grooms will find plenty of suggestions for creating magical moments too, be it galloping across wildflower meadows by the elegantly wood­panelled Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana, or swimming with whale sharks off the coast of Belize while staying at Francis Ford Coppola’s low­key retreat Turtle Inn.


Shore Shack Chic, Turtle Inn in Belize

What's more... anyone who books a honeymoon of seven nights or more will get FREE Mr & Mrs Smith GoldSmith membership, worth £400 a year.

Mr & Mrs Smith ​specialises in finding the world’s most inspiring boutique hotels. Founded in 2003, Smith maintains a hand­picked and anonymously reviewed collection of around 1,000 of the world’s most stylish stays. The booking service comes with free added extras and a price match guarantee.

The GoldSmith membership offered to grooms comes with automatic upgrades on arrival (subject to availability), a free extra at every hotel (such as a private wine­cellar dining experience for two) and a personal travel concierge on call 24/7. A private tour to the Uffizi? No problem. A table for two with a caldera view at the best restaurant in town? Consider it done.

Dramatic cliffhanger, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, USA

Any boys keen to access The Groom's Room should head to​.

Now hurry – The Groom’s Room will be live until 30 September 2015.

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