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Style your wedding reception to compliment your venue

by emma 25. June 2013 11:20

Ambience Venue Styling work with hundreds of brides across the UK each year decorating venues with themes ranging from mad hatter’s tea parties to Great Gatsby-inspired celebrations! Here they reveal their top tips to decorating your venue, we hope some of their ideas will inspire you to dress your own venue.

The theme of your wedding starts with you – your dress, your tastes, your colour preferences and of course your budget! We encourage our brides to focus on co-ordinating from day one when the Save the Date cards go out to give your guests a flavour of the theme you have chosen for the day.

The way you do your decorations will be influenced by where you’re having your reception, here are our top tips to elegantly dressing your big day venue…
Hotel-Our top tip with hotels is to work with the décor of the room and think about how your colour scheme and theme will co-ordinator with the curtains, carpet colours and wall colour. Clashing colours don’t look great and we find that brides often don’t take this into account.

If you are not happy with the room décor, consider room draping. This is very romantic and not as costly as you might think. You may even be able to save money by choosing a lower-cost venue, which you can style as a blank canvas.
Barn-The best theme here is rustic, you can achieve some amazing looks with the rustic styling items now available. This year’s hot trend is hessian which would be perfect in a barn. Flower wise, large white gerberas in your centrepieces and on your top table will look great.
Country House-Less is more with this type of venue because the venue itself will be the star of the show. Decorations should be tasteful and subtle so that they enhance the venue. Often the chairs may not need covering but you can still decorate them with lace and cute chair backs.

Wedding Fayre at Poundon House

by Katie 25. June 2013 10:25

Poundon House Wedding Venue has been nominated for an award for Best Venue by Perfect Wedding Magazine!


The A Touch of Luxury Wedding Fayre will take place at Poundon House on Sunday 22nd September 2013, 11am – 4pm. The Wedding Fayre aims to bring together a wealth of the South’s most inspiring, dedicated and fabulous bridal industry suppliers, providing couples with an opportunity to view some of the finest services available to them during the planning of their wedding. The Wedding Fayre aspires to provide you with a wonderful day; a chance to plan your wedding amongst proven service providers, enjoying a complimentary afternoon tea in a beautiful and romantic location – a true touch of luxury.


Special Offer for Weddings in 2013 & 2014 Holiday Inn Birmingham-Bromsgrove

by emma 20. June 2013 10:12

30 daytime Guests & 70 Evening Guests to include:

- Dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help plan your wedding from start to finish
- Red carpet on arrival
- Silver cake stand and knife for your cake
- Civil Ceremony room hire for 30 guests
- Use of a private bar
- Use of table mirrors and tea lights
- Use of Easel to display your seating plan
- White table cloths and napkins
- Drinks package for all 30 guests
- 3 course wedding breakfast for 30 guests chosen from our special menu
- Toast master
- PA system for speeches
- Evening reception room hire
- 5 items from evening buffet menu for 70 guests
- DJ and disco
- Luxury bridal suite for Bride & Groom

Additional cost per additional guest - please contact the hotel for more information

Available throughout 2013 for just £2,000 (Saving 1/3 off of original price of £3,013)

Available between January – March 2014 for just £2,500

Available on Fridays and Sundays throughout the rest of 2014 for just £3,013


by emma 19. June 2013 11:08




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Summer breaks shine through at the Vale Resort

by emma 13. June 2013 10:28


The Vale Resort is launching a bumper package of summer breaks from as little as £40 per person to add some extra sunshine to guests’ lives!

The four star resort, which is based in 650 acres of Welsh countryside, has put together a range of recession-busting breaks that are ideal for a quick summer getaway.




Launching on St Swithin’s Day, Monday 15 July, the breaks are available for 40 days and 40 nights only, from just £40 per person.




The Leisure Break offers guests a leisurely breakfast followed by a day to spend enjoying the Vale Resort’s extensive leisure facilities, including a large gym, 20-metre swimming pool, steam room and traditional wooden sauna, and relaxing whirlpool spa bath. Guests who want to venture a little further afield can take advantage of the Vale Resort’s close proximity to some of Wales’ top tourist attractions, many of which are free of charge.

For golfing fanatics who want to tee-off the summer in style, the Golfing Break offers 36 holes of championship golf at one of Wales’ premier golfing resorts. Following their game, guests can make use full use of the Vale Resort’s leisure facilities or simply relax in comfort in the clubhouse.


For those who want to take things a little easier, the Spa Break offers half a day in the Vale Resort’s five-bubble spa, enjoying its four relaxation zones, 20m swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The break also includes a 55-minute spa treatment that will help guests really relax ready for the summer.





Parklands celebrates double award win!

by emma 11. June 2013 11:09


                    Parklands celebrates double award win!




The outstanding Essex wedding venue, Parklands has become a double award winner of the coveted Wedding Industry Experts Award 2013 - winningBest All Inclusive Wedding Venue England and Best All Inclusive Venue Cambridge. These important annual awards recognise excellence at a local, regional and national level and news of the double win was proudly and excitedly received by the wedding events team at Parklands. Marketing Director, Cresta King commented “We are highly honoured that our venue has been recognised at both a local and a national level and we welcome all couples to come and find out for themselves why Parklands is so special” The elegant country house which is set amidst 100 acres of magnificent deer park is the perfect romantic backdrop to any wedding and can accommodate weddings of every size – from the small and intimate to the very largest of wedding parties. Along its wealth of beautiful suites, hall and  sumptuous pavilion, Parklands also boasts excellent cuisine, offering extensive menuchoices for canapés and wedding breakfast, with delicious, mouthwateringdishes to suit every palate. The wedding events team extends a warm welcome to all who wish to find out more about their venue and can be contacted on01799 543 800


Beardmore Hotel Wedding Show

by Katie 11. June 2013 10:19

Sunday 11th August - 1pm till 4pm.  


The Beardmore Wedding Show is the perfect place to plan your perfect day.


With a catwalk show, food and drinks demos, live music and top tips from our expert exhibitors, there will be a host of inspiration for your wedding day.


Free entry and free car parking, no need to book just turn up on the day.


Award winning Fennes voted Best All Inclusive Wedding Venue

by emma 6. June 2013 11:46


Beautiful Essex wedding venue Fennes has won the coveted Wedding Industry Experts Award 2013 for Best All Inclusive Wedding Venue-Braintree and Essex. These important annual awards recognise excellence at a local, regional and national level and news of the win was proudly and excitedly received by the wedding events team at Fennes. Marketing Director, Cresta King commented “We are honoured that our venue has been recognised as a wonderful place in which to marry and we welcome couples from the local community to come and find out for themselves why Fennes is so special” The building, which dates back to the 15th Century in parts boasts beautiful Georgian reception rooms with high ceilings and has a very spacious and luxurious feel. Along its wealth of beautiful suites, drawing room and beautiful  outside wedding gazebo, Fennes is also deservedly proud of its excellent cuisine, offering extensive menuchoices for canapés and wedding breakfast, with  delicious, mouthwateringdishes to suit every palate. Fennes extends a warm welcome to all who wish to find out more about their venue and can be contacted on tel 01376 324555455


Ask the Expert: Top Five Tips for Choosing a Reception Venue

by emma 6. June 2013 11:24

Thanks to Meredith Harrell, catering manager of wedding events at The Joule Dallas, for answering this week’s reader question:


We’re starting the overwhelming process of looking for a wedding reception venue. What are the top five things to keep in mind as we start touring reception spaces?


1. First impression is everything. The way you feel when you walk through the doors of that venue is the way your guest will feel as they enter your wedding. Make sure you instantly feel connected and you feel like it is an excellent reflection of you as a couple.


2. Ask yourself: “What is the most important aspect of my wedding?” If you want over-the-top florals and décor then it probably doesn’t make sense to spend 85 percent of your budget on the food and beverage at your wedding venue.


For more tips, follow Meredith after the jump.


3. It is important to know the maximum capacities of your venue. If you think your guest attendance could exceed that amount then you will want to be cognizant of that. There is nothing worse than making your guests feel uncomfortable in a space that is too small. You want everyone to be at ease and enjoy the ambiance of your wedding.


4. How much time is allocated for your setup and will you be the only wedding at that venue that day. This may not be important to you, but it is important to know and your vendors will certainly appreciate the information.


5. What is included with the venue? If, by chance, they have a fabulous house linen and charger then that could save you quite a bit of money! Some venues do not include tables and chairs and that cost will certainly add up more quickly than you can imagine.


I have always told my couples that the venue selection is one of the hardest parts of the wedding planning process but once you find the perfect venue, everything else will start to fall into place. One thing Dallas is not lacking is incredible wedding venues so for all the brides and grooms out there. Happy Hunting!



Winter Wedding Offer Mallory Court

by emma 5. June 2013 10:17

£89.00 per person *

· Room hire for civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception


· Summer/Winter Pimm's or sparkling wine drinks reception in the lounges


· 3 course Wedding Breakfast with coffee and chocolates


· Half a bottle of House Wine per person


· Sparkling wine for the toasts


· Printed menu cards, table plan & hand written place cards


· Use of a cake table and cake knife


· A Master Suite for the Bride & Groom with complimentary Champagne & chocolates








Terms and conditions


Offer applies if you book your wedding in the main house or the Knights Suite on any day of the week during February, March and November 2013 and 2014 or Monday to Thursday April to October and December 2013, and 2014.


Minimum of 60 day guests to include the evening room hire. If numbers are below 60 guests but above 45 guests £500.00 fee will be added for the evening reception hire.


*Terms and conditions apply. All offers at manager’s discretion



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