Welcome to the first of my guest blogs. I am going to feature a mixture of suppliers, musicians and wedding venues, to help you navigate the craziness of planning a wedding!
The first guest is a beautiful venue in Leicestershire, Brooksby Hall.
I first heard of Brooksby Hall as a college; it’s also the site for Brooksby Melton College. However, the grounds hold this gem of a 16th Century Hall and a 14th Century Church, which are completely unconnected to the College. I first visited for a Wedding Fair in October 2017 and have been back fairs ever since.
The first booking I took at Brooksby was for a wedding in August of this year, so I’ll have to wait a while to actually play for a couple there! But the venue and staff have made such an impression on me that I knew I had to feature them early on in my blogging journey.
Brooksby Hall is the perfect choice if you are trying to keep your costs down; you can have all the elegance and history of a large stately home, without the price tag. Their options range from £1200 to £4000. This includes rooms to suit up to 170 guests in the day and up to 400 in the evening; all your table linen and support from their wonderful staff.
Their options are also very flexible, from a Friday night ‘Twilight Package’ is a great option, with the festivities starting at 5pm and going into the night. They also have a self-catering package so you can bring in your own caterer to use their kitchen; they only ask that you provide them with the necessary documentation!
The staff at Brooksby are just fabulous with the team headed up by Dean, Sally and Grace. They are all incredibly welcoming (I was even treated to a glass of prosecco from Dean at my last event there!) and do their utmost to make their suppliers comfortable and happy at their fairs – this can only extend to their customers for weddings. I have seen them work with brides and grooms and they do everything they can to make the day easy and stress free – who doesn’t want that?!
Brooksby Hall has an extensive list of supplies, including musicians (such as myself!), photographers and venue dressers. I must at this point give a shout out to Inviting Writing, Photography by Bill Haddon, Elegance Weddings and Events and Premier Events. I met representatives from all of these lovely companies at a recent Open Evening and was blown away by their work.
In short, Brooksby is a great option for those with a smaller budget but who would like all the attention to detail, elegance and history of a higher budget venue. Book now!
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