Non Exclusive Use
If you would like a smaller or less formal wedding reception, or do not require the use of all 31 bedrooms you may simply hire one of our function rooms for the ceremony and also for a drinks reception and meal afterwards. We are not able to take a booking for a non-exclusive wedding on a Saturday.
As you would be sharing the hotel with other guests and residents, bands, amplified music and fireworks are not permitted. However, alternative entertainment such as a comedian, magician or casino would be suitable.
The ceremony could be held in the Library, the Panelled Room or in the Lister Room. As the restaurant would still be open to the public, the Private Dining Room or Library are available for a private meal, depending on the choice of room for the ceremony. The Lower Hall and gardens are available for drinks receptions at no extra charge.
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Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.