Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - August/September 2023 (Issue 96)

Spotlight on... BATH AND MENDIP Tie the knot in a local hotspot MONTIGO RESORTS AT CHARLTON HOUSE 01749 342 008 | Charlton House in Shepton Mallet, complete with its Regency grandeur, has greeted many a guest in the years following its conversion from a former family home in the 1960s, including royalty in the shape of the King of Thailand and the Duke of Edinburgh. This history of the building is just as much tied up with the vision of its proprietors, and Montigo Resorts, now at the helm, is working hard to take the venue to even greater heights. The Regency Orangery boasts spectacularly grand iron window frames and as such it makes a fine backdrop for all parts of your wedding day. However, if al fresco “I dos” are on the cards, the dappled light of the orchard lends itself beautifully to this part of the day. Meanwhile, TIIGO provides a welcome air of informality for barbecues and hog roasts, while the bright and botanical conservatory represents a strong choice for the wedding breakfast. The team would love nothing more than to lay on a feast for your guests, which maximises the immense potential of locally-sourced ingredients. Just give them a sense of the direction you’d like to take and they’ll take the reins. Best known for their modern European fare, the team are happy to try their hand at anything from Asian fusion dishes to flamegrilled exotic meats. And don’t even get us started on the talents of the amazing pastry chef! Exclusive use of the venue is available and when they say “exclusive use,” they mean it! You can turn the venue’s spaces around to suit the various stages of your big day and have family and friends to stay. You can even make use of the spa, wellness, and fitness facilities. Charlton House doesn’t believe in prescriptive packages. There’s only one thing that matters, and that’s you! So, you can have your wedding, your way. Once your guests leave, why not treat yourselves to a spot of rest and recuperation with a quiet mini-moon at the hotel. Then, if you so desire, you can be whisked away to one of Montigo Resorts’ locations in Asia. Picture yourselves reclining on a beach in picturesque Bali, or watching the sun set on Singapore across the straight of Malacca. 15 LOCAL VENUES