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Buckland-Tout-Saints Wedding Offer (non exclusive use)

by emma 2. May 2013 11:14

Based on 50 people day [ceremony & breakfast], 80 for evening
Complimentary ceremony room
Glass of mulled wine/mulled cider/bucks fizz per person
Complimentary room for drinks reception and
wedding breakfast
Three course wedding breakfast and coffee
Glass of wine per person
Glass of Prosecco per person for toast
Use of Kestrel Suite in the evening
Evening cheeseboard
A ‘Scone Wedding Cake’
Package: £3,500

Offer available October 2013 to April 2014. Each offer is subject to availability and may not be used in conjunction
with any other offer. Offers exclude bank holidays weekends and other holiday dates at manager’s discretion.


Keira Knightley to wed this weekend in South of France

by emma 30. April 2013 11:43

KEIRA Knightley will wed her musician fiance James Righton in a private

do in the South of France this weekend.

The couple are to get hitched in a small ceremony near Nice in front of family and friends.

Keira, 28, and James, 29, got engaged last summer and recently moved in together.

A source said: “Most of their friends will fly out for the wedding on Friday.

“They’ve been planning it for a while but wanted something small and private. They could get married in total private in stunning surroundings.”

Speaking about her upcoming nuptials last month, Keira said: “I could have six fake weddings. God, that would be expensive.

“We’re not big-wedding types. I don’t need to have all that. I’m just trying to enjoy the engagement bit.”

Keira dated her Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend for five years before splitting in January 2011.

She was introduced to Klaxons keyboardist James by mutual pal Alexa Chung. They live in a multi-million pound home in East London.

Keira recently appeared in the Sunday Times Rich List with a fortune of £30million.


Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel Winter Wedding Offer

by emma 30. April 2013 11:30

Nestled in 17 acres of woodlands in the small village of Brandon, Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa is at the heart of Warwickshire and is steeped in history. Whether you are planning a civil ceremony, traditional Church wedding or a civil partnership, our beautiful venue with landscaped grounds is the perfect setting for your special day.
Book your wedding between the 1st September 2013 & 31st March 2014 and take advantage of our Winter Wedding Celebration.

Your Winter Wedding package is available at the All-Inclusive Offer price of £3,200.00 and is Inclusive of:

• Complimentary Menu tasting for the Bride & Groom
• Red Carpet on Arrival
• Champagne welcome on arrival for the Bride & Groom
• Bucks Fizz Reception Drink
• Your chosen wedding breakfast menu x 50 Guests
• Free pour wine served with the meal ( served up until dessert)
• A glass of Sparkling Wine for the toast
• Banqueting Manager to act as the Master of Ceremonies
• Selection of Batches served with Spiced Potato Wedges  x 100 Guests
• Room Hire for the wedding breakfast & evening reception
• White Chair Covers & Table Linen
• Silver Cake stand & Knife
• Discounted Bedroom rates for your wedding guests
• Complementary stay for the Bride & Groom including Breakfast

Additional Day guests are available at £57.50 per person & Evening guests are available at £6.50 per person.

Lord Bute now licensed for Civil Ceremonies

by emma 25. April 2013 10:48


Get Married at Lord Bute


Boutique wedding venue now licensed for Civil Ceremonies  


As of April this year the Lord Bute in Highcliffe is fully licensed for marriage ceremonies, civil partnerships and renewal of vows. 


Couples can choose from six different locations within the venue including the conservatory, restaurant, garden suite and the gazebo,

making it one of only 19 venues in Dorset licensed for outdoor marriages*.  Up to 100 guests can be seated depending on the location

chosen and the Lord Bute only holds one wedding per day.  

 Proprietor Gary Payne said “Without a doubt the granting of our wedding licence marks an incredibly exciting time for us. 
We have plans to transform the ceremony space within the hotel which will be completed in time for our first marriage ceremony this
summer and we have a further 30 celebrations booked this year.” 

Lord Bute is one of Dorset’s leading venues for wedding celebrations and is renowned for its impeccable service and unique fine dining
wedding breakfasts, which require no pre-ordering from guests.  The venue also offers ‘exclusive use’ for 1 or 2 nights at impressively
affordable rates, making it a popular choice for brides who want to maximise their special day.  All inclusive wedding packages start at
just £3765 and dates are still available for this year with exclusive use options mid-week, early week and the festive season. 


For more information please visit www.lordbute.com/weddings or call the venue on 01202 278884



Crieff Hydro, Perthshire winter and midweek wedding offers

by emma 24. April 2013 11:40

Winter wedding packages

£2120 for a winter wedding to remember
£2120 for a winter wedding to remember

Winter weddings all wrapped up - From only £2120

Think beautiful winter scenes and plenty of memory making photographs at Crieff Hydro.

Whether you imagine an intimate boutique wedding or a grand room filled with friends and family, you'll love our winter (and midweek) wedding packages.

With delicious menus, tantalising drinks options and your main function room free, let our Wedding Coordinator guide you through the options starting from just £53.00 per person.

Your package includes:

  • Red carpet arrival
  • FREE function room
  • Delicious three course meal 
  • Set drinks package which includes toast drink and two other servings
  • Set evening buffet
  • Toastmaster for the day

Beech Hill Hotel Cumbria Wedding Special Offer

by emma 23. April 2013 12:14

10% off our Simply wedding Packages for 2013.
Choose from one of three packages all packages include wedding breakfast, reception drink, table wine and table decorations.

All bookings for 2014-2015 will recieve a premier room complimentary on the evening of your wedding,  turn down service with rose petals scattered on the bed and full English breakfast with bucks fizz served to your room on the first morning as husband and wife.


Winter Wonderland Wedding Offer at Spains Hall

by emma 23. April 2013 12:06

Winter Wonderland Wedding December at Spains Hall

Real Log Fire
Christmas Trees in Spains Hall and The Stables
Mulled Wine for your Guests

And as always at Spains Hall you enjoy Exclusive use of the grounds and Venue.
Wedding Ceremony within Spains Hall
Front of House Manager
Standard table linen, crockery & cutlery
All catering staff , All waiting staff, Full Bar facilities
Car park for you and your guests
Our events manager to help you plan your special day

The offer is only valid for bookings made by 31st May 2013

Please call Jo on (01371) 811596 or email enquiries@spainshall.co.uk to book.

Frankie from The Saturdays to Wed.

by Administrator 21. April 2013 09:06

Frankie Sandford is following in the footsteps of her bandmates Rochelle Wiseman and Una Healy by becoming a married woman, as the 24-year-old has announced her engagement to footballer Wayne Bridge.

The singer, who is one fifth of girl group The Saturdays, posted a picture on her Twitter feed which revealed the seriously impressive rock she now sports on her third finger.

Her caption read: "Guess what?!!!!" and the attached photo of the couple saw Frankie and Wayne take a back seat to the gem Frankie can now call her own.

The pair started dating at the end of 2010 and 32-year-old Wayne has supported Frankie through the public reveal of her battle with depression and the girls' bid to make it in America.

Her fellow Sats were among the first to congratulate the couple; Vanessa White gushed "Congrats @FrankieTheSats & Wayne! So happy for you guys. Woooooo xxx" while mum-of-one Una tweeted "So Happy for @FrankieTheSats and Wayne who have recently got engaged X"

Celebrity wedding planner Mark Niemierko was the brains behind the wedding of Rochelle Wiseman and Marvin Humes, so maybe they've passed his number over to Frankie and Wayne? Let the wedding planning commence.


Get your bake-on at the Vale Resort

by Administrator 30. March 2013 19:56


Get your bake-on at the Vale Resort with a
Cupcake Break
The Vale Resort in Hensol, south Wales has whisked up a new break for budding bakers who want to make like Mary Berry and create the perfect cupcake.
The Cupcake Break combines a morning spent cooking up a storm in the kitchen learning how to bake and decorate cupcakes, combined with a luxury stay in Wales' favourite fourstar resort.
Guests will be taught everything they need to know to create perfect cupcakes every time, from mixing up a light sponge through to sugar craft and the perfect icing techniques. At the end of their stay, they will be able to take everything they make home to impress friends and
family with their masterpieces.
And those whose skills aren't quite up to the likes of Mary Berry needn't worry as a professional tutor will be on hand to make sure that everyone 'rises' to the challenge.
Stephanie Metson, marketing manager of the Vale Resort, said: "Cupcakes have become increasingly popular over recent years, thanks to the trend of all things pretty and vintage.
"No celebration these days is really complete without a selection of cupcakes but what's really impressive is being able to make them yourself.
"Our Cupcake Break is suited to people of all abilities, from experienced bakers to absolute
beginners, and by the end of the session everyone will be baking, icing, piping and frosting
like a true pro.
"You can come along with friends or family, or simply jump into the mix with a group of other
cupcake lovers to learn some new skills in a totally relaxed and friendly environment."
The full break is just £99 per person per night, and includes:
§ 1 night luxury accomodation
§ Full Welsh breakfast
§ Introduction to cup cake recipes, suppliers and equipment
§ Half a day hands-on cupcake making and decorating
§ Full use of the Vale Resort's extensive leisure facilities
§ Free recipes
§ Take home everything you make on the day
§ Free parking
Children over 10 are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult throughout.
The Vale Resort at Hensol is in home to a 143-bed four-star hotel, two championship golf
courses extensive health and racquets club including large gymnasium, pool, sauna and
steam room.
For more information on the selected dates available please call the reservations team on
+44 (0)1443 667800, or visit www.vale-hotel.com
*Terms and conditions apply. Based on two sharing a standard room. Full non refundable
payment at time of booking. Subject to availability. Single supplement of £35 applies.
For more information please contact Carolyn Pugsley on 02920 545387
carolyn.pugsley@freshwater-uk.com or
Stephanie Metson


Fenne's checklist to a successful wedding day

by Administrator 30. March 2013 19:21


To help you out, the Fennes have summarised the main things that a majority of guests will expect to happen on your day, and in a rough order. Now before you too have a nervous breakdown, this is just a guide - if there are any of these parts you were not going to do, don't lose sleep over it. Your wedding day is for you to remember, not anyone else!

If you are worried, you can be rest assured that when you book a wedding venue with us, we have fully trained wedding co-ordinators who can advise and help on every aspect - you're not alone!

Ceremony - This is the really romantic part where you become man and wife - but before you get carried away, agree the actual running order of the ceremony, including any hymns, readings, and of course the all important vows. Leave nothing to chance!

Photographs - Think of photographs as memories. Before the day, make a list of all the shots you know you want. Meet your wedding photographer and talk to them about what you expect, the venue and when and where you want photographs taken. If you leave it to the day, you will in all likelihood be at the mercy of the photographer, and they may neglect to take that all important shot of you and the girls together - and instead you end up with a photo of your Monster In Law and a random cousin you don't even know the name of!

Reception - Tradition has it that you will meet all your guests in a receiving line. However, this tradition is fading in place of a drinks reception where you can circulate and chat to guests at your pleasure. Certainly a more relaxing setting and one that most people now prefer.

Dinner - The dinner is the part where you can start to relax - just a little. There will be an ever increasingly complex table plan to negotiate ( we have a guide to this coming up very shortly ), but this is your chance to sit with your new husband and actually eat something as a married couple - oh and a glass or two of wine at last as well!

Speeches - The dreaded speeches! They can really make or break a wedding day, but in our experience they are often the funniest and most heartfelt part of the day. Tradition dictates that they follow the dessert plates being cleared away - and if you were wondering about the running order, don't, here it is :

Brides Father - Usually a fairly low key speech, simply welcoming the groom to the family, and maybe one or two anecdotes of when they first met the groom as a spotty teenager etc. The final part of each speech is always a toast to the newly married couple.

The Bridegroom - Your chance to watch your new husband address the room, and he should thank your family for allowing him to take your hand in marriage, he will surely compliment you on how beautiful you look on this special day, and finally he will thank everyone for attending.

The Best Man - if you have one speech to fear, it is this one! The bridegroom will undoubtedly have a few funny tales about the groom from days gone by, and maybe a tame story from the stag do - but ultimately, whilst humorous, this speech should stay within boundaries. Whenever we are asked for advice on this, we simply say to remember that grandparents and children will be in the room , so aim the risqueometer at them, rather than at "mate" level, and you won't go far wrong!

Cutting The Cake - The cutting of the cake is really a good photo opportunity, so expect to stand with your hand and knife akimbo of the cake for some time - once you have made the 1st slice, the catering staff will take it away and slice and dice it to be served.

First Dance - The first dance is the signal that the party is about to begin. You and your new husband take to the floor to a song that is special to you - whether it be Bryan Adams or Gangnam Style, it is purely your choice! You should then have a dance with your father, and your husband with his mother..and then it's time to really relax and enjoy the celebrations!

The only other optional extra to the day is if you leave before your guests - hopefully to catch a plane to an exotic place for your honeymoon! Then guests should make two lines and you should be serenaded between the two lines to your waiting car.

I hope this helps take some of the mystery out your day - if you cover these points, you have established a traditional wedding day, and it really isn't as stressful as you may think.

As I mentioned above, if you use us for you wedding day, we'll be there to hold your hand through every aspect.


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