Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We get many beautiful couples that leave with a friendship or a loving memory but the most recent that stands out was when the bride booked alpacas to come to the drink reception, the guests and staff loved them, and it was a first for our hotel.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Follow your heart if it feels right then its for you. We can work on your budget together. Remember not everything is set in stone.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We have a connection with J.R.R Tolkien staying with us when he was alive, and the couple themed their cake as a stack of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Books.
& a bride walking down the aisle to the Star Wars theme tune to surprise the groom
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
1 - Beauty - Making the venue look it's best every time for our beautiful couples.
2 - Friendly - To make our couples feel welcome every time they walk through the door.
3 - Relaxed - Knowing our couples have nothing to worry about and feel relaxed.
4 - Value - Keeping to the couple's budget.
5 - Smiles - If the couple are smiling then I know they are happy.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Outside overlooking the Bay of Bournemouth in our Beautiful Gardens.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
That would be telling.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Prawn & Salmon Fishcakes with Lemon and Herb Dill. They are always the quickest to go.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Bacon Rolls, after a few glasses of wine it's the best!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
A country House by the Sea with Beautiful Gardens.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We are a privately owned family business, so you always get the warm family feeling whilst at the hotel.