Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 93)

NEWS Nearlywed Catch up on the latest from around th region YOUR OWN ROYAL WEDDING The wonderful Bailbrook House in Bath has announced the 2023 prices for its Royal Package. It promises an occasion like no other, with every part of your wedding held at the beautiful, historical mansion house. The package includes a wedding suite on the night of the wedding plus 12 bedrooms for your guests, a dedicated wedding coordinator, a master of ceremonies, two arrival reception drinks per person following the “I dos,” six canapés per person during the reception drinks, five course wedding breakfast in the Cloisters Restaurant, half a bottle of house wine per person or the equivalent value towards a wine of your choosing, a glass of champagne per person to toast, and evening food served to a private lounge. The Royal Package is priced at £8,000 for weddings held January to March and October to December, Sunday to Thursday, based on 26 guests, with extra guests charged at £307.69 per person. For April to September, Sunday to Thursday, again based on 26 guests, the cost is £8,500, with extra guests charged at £326.92 per person. Head to to find out more. A WELL-DESERVED WIN Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is celebrating being crowned Best in Britain at the 2022 Hoseasons Awards, with the title showcasing the Somerset venue’s excellence in hospitality and facilities. At an event in Newport, the retreat won first honours in the Lodges and Parks – Large Park category. Owned and operated by Darwin Escapes, the retreat and adjacent function room, are blessed with a location boasting rare natural beauty. Nestled between the trees and on the banks of a picturesque brook, it’s easy for guests to forget they’re only three miles from the historical centre of Bath. Another string to the venue’s bow is the function room, tucked inside the 350-year-old mill house. The Newton Suite has an elegant, yet versatile atmosphere that makes it the ideal location for a wedding. Plus, the retreat’s award-winning luxury lodges are conveniently placed for guests to stay in. Hosting up to 70 nearest and dearest, the well-furnished room can be adapted to suit any theme. To find out more, check out https://darwinescapes. STARDOM BECKONS Did you catch Kerry from Cheddar-based Angel’s Kitchen on TV recently? She went over to Canada to take part in a Food Network competition, which involved building a 5ft by 4ft cake with dynamic moving elements. She competed with two other talented cake makers from the South West, Dusica Roberts and Verity Malinowska. To see how she and her team got on, head over to for the ITVx player and search: The Big Bake. The episode you’re looking for is number seven, Bone Appetit. To talk to Kerry about making your show-stopping big-day bake find her on social media at or, or get in touch via WhatsApp on 07854 274 202. LOCAL NEWS 9