Your East Midlands Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 60)

CROWN HALL FARM 01733 442 025 | Located on the outskirts of Spalding in Lincolnshire, the Crown Hall Farm is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The property was originally a working farm but now hosts stunning nuptials in a tranquil setting. The team has more than 20 years of experience in the wedding and events industries. With exceptional and friendly service, they’ll work with nearlyweds to create dream events. As pairs enter Crown Hall Farm through the large gates, they’re embraced with lush greenery and a tree-lined driveway that creates a calming environment. The Sandringham Suite is the perfect place to prepare for weddings, with additional space designed with hair and make-up in mind. The modern twist on a farmhouse vibe includes a rustic beam, which is perfect for hanging wedding dresses to capture memorable photos. The two guest rooms are also designed to create a modern, romantic feel. The grounds were designed by Chelsea Flower Show award winner Adam Frost and have many beautiful photo opportunities to discover. The large lake creates a perfect backdrop to ceremonies in the boat house. The space is full of character, with rustic furniture and a PA system for music. Couples can enjoy drinks receptions at the Bar Boat, which is central to the grounds and provides a fun feature. The large marquee has a porcelain tiled floor, climate control and panoramic windows that look out over the grounds. Here, pairs can exchange vows with 200 loved ones and host receptions with 250. The grass outside the marquee provides the perfect spot for garden games and other entertainment, while the picnic benches create a relaxing space for guests to enjoy a drink and catch up. The team offers a wide range of catering options and even has a pizza shack with a wood-fired oven. The team’s flexible approach is what sets the venue apart. In 2023, one couple canoeed down the lake to surprise guests, while another designed their menu based on their family recipes cooked by the catering team. RUTLAND HALL HOTEL AND SPA 01572 757 901 | Nestled in the tranquil countryside, Rutland Hall Hotel is a truly unforgettable place to say “I do”. The romantic scene is set as couples travel up the sweeping gravel driveway to the historic 18th-century Main Hall. Start a new life together, celebrating with loved ones in this elegant venue with indoor and outdoor spaces that will take everyone’s breath away. With 65 acres of peaceful parkland on the shores of Rutland Water, the stunning backdrop offers endless photo opportunities. The range of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces can bring dream weddings to life, from intimate gatherings to larger celebrations. The Lakeview Terrace offers a breathtaking backdrop for ceremonies. It’s an idyllic location with sweeping views across the grounds and Rutland Water. Or exchange vows in the Lakeview Lounge for bright, airy and modern indoor ceremonies. The neutral décor and natural light allow pairs to personalise the space to create showstopping settings. The new Pavilion Suite caters to larger celebrations, including Asian weddings. With plenty of space for a stunning Mandap or ceremony backdrop, wow guests in one of the biggest event spaces in the area. Regarding wedding breakfasts, The Lakeview Suite offers high ceilings and soft furnishings. Flooded with natural daylight and views of Rutland Water, lovebirds can enjoy their first meal as a married couple and then dance the night away with loved ones. From 2023, the Pavilion Suite will offer space for larger celebrations of up to 550 guests. The exceptionally talented kitchen team is on hand to craft a personalised and creative menu that reflects celebrations. The team will bring ideas to life, whether formal dining, canapé receptions, interactive food stations, sharing platters or evening buffets. When the dancing ends, retire to one of the elegant rooms, from cosy doubles to superior rooms with private balconies offering stunning views across the grounds. The Windsor Suite, with original stone windows and period features, creates the perfect frame for stunning views of Rutland Water and the surrounding parkland. 18