Your Surrey Wedding - April/May 2023 (Issue 100)

£3.55 APR/MAY 2023 HONEYMOONS, BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, EXPERT ADVICE, FREEBIES AND MORE A honeymoon in Tuscany WIN! Marriage material Be inspired by local couples ROMANTIC REFLECTIONS Waterside wedding venues Picture this Photography showcase LET’S PARTY Entertainment ideas 100issue th Happy birthday to us!

WEDDINGS BY AVIATOR T: +44 (0)1252 555 892 E: WEDDINGS@AVIATORHAMPSHIRE.COM W: AVIATORHAMPSHIRE.COM/WEDDINGS BOOK A SHOW ROUND Located on the Hampshire and Surrey border overlooking the private Farnborough Airport, Aviator is one of Hampshire’s most unique hotels and wedding venues. OUR SPACES Studio Rouge WRIGHT ROOM SKY LOUNGE EARHART CODY Ceremony | up to 95 guests Wedding Breakfast | up to 80 guests Evening Reception | up to 125 guests Ceremony | up to 80 guests Wedding Breakfast | up to 80 guests Evening Reception | up to 110 guests Ceremony | up to 40 guests Wedding Breakfast | up to 40 guests Evening Reception | up to 40 guests Wedding Breakfast | up to 20 guests At Aviator you’re spoilt for choice with four diverse spaces. If you’re looking for a blank canvas where there is opportunity to inject creativity and personality into your special day then this is the venue for you. We celebrate being unique and we have a trusted list of local suppliers that can help your vision come to life with unusual requests being accommodated where possible. ...and enjoy a cokctail with us! Kristian Leven Photography Studio Rouge

REGULARS 7 EDITOR’S LETTER Danielle Harvey shares her top picks from this special 100th issue of Your Surrey Wedding 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the county 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 83 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice 97 COMPETITION Win a four-night break in Tuscany CONTENTS APRIL/MAY 2023 VENUES 23 GOING LOCAL Where to wed in Reigate, Redhill and Tandridge 29 ROMANTIC REFLECTIONS Tie the knot somewhere with a serene waterside setting FEATURES 15 HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY! Our wonderful advertisers share their birthday wishes 53 SUMMER LOVIN’ Strong, bright and bold, the perfect colour palette for summer nuptials 57 BEHIND THE LENS Get to you know your big-day photographer 77 LET’S CELEBRATE Wedding entertainment for all ages On the cover... This issue’s cover has been sponsored by historic Horley-based wedding venue Stanhill Court Hotel ( It was captured by Andy Holdsworth Photography, also Surrey-based, ( at the wedding of Dan and Lucy. 53 29 3

REAL WEDDINGS 36 IT MUST BE LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Hannah and Ben’s wedding at Great Fosters was bursting with colour 41 FROM ITALY, WITH LOVE The rain certainly didn’t dampen Bruna and Dylan’s day 47 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Megan’s family home set the scene for her nuptials to Sam GROOMS 87 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 88 IT’S ONLY NATURAL With neutral colour palettes on the rise, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite products to ensure you look on-trend this season FASHION & BEAUTY 62 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 63 FRILL SEEKERS This season’s bridal dresses enjoy tiers of ruffled tulle, silky satin layers and subtle pleats 68 IN LOVE WITH LACE This timeless fabric never goes out of fashion 71 BAN THE BLOAT Professional nutritionists at Wedding Wellness explain how to avoid untimely bloating on your wedding day 73 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 74 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with these must-haves for the bride-to-be 63 36 90 62 HONEYMOONS 90 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 92 FLY AWAY WITH ME We’ve rounded up some of our favourite city escapes 94 A GRAND AFFAIR Louise Prance experienced the ultimate luxury combined with traditional Greek appeal at Rhodes-based Ixian Grand & All Suites 96 SANTA NEEDS A SPA DAY The Runnymede on Thames provided the perfect pre-Christmas break for Danielle Harvey 4

A Magical Wedding Venue Set within 5 acres of landscaped garden in Twickenham, this gothic masterpiece offers a stunning and tranquil setting for a unique and special day. Enjoy exclusive use of this historic house for an intimate ceremony or a more lavish celebration. Wedding Barn Hire Want an unusual wedding venue, with no restrictions on catering and no corkage? Look no further! FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.HOOKHOUSEFARM.COM OR CONTACT CAROLE +44 (0)1342 842168 / INFO@HOOKHOUSEFARM.COM Professional, Floral & Venue Stylists Our talented team of venue stylists are dedicated to bringing your vision to life by creating personalised and unforgettable venue and floral designs for every occasion. We style weddings, intimate family celebrations and lavish corporate events, transforming venues into magical settings throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. 01483 839 993 | 07887724657

Over on page 57 we chat to local photographers so you can get to know the faces behind the camera. A little bit of rain couldn’t dampen the joy of Bruna and Dylan’s wedding day on page 41. Megan and Sam had their hands full with two little chaps and one on the way. Check out page 47. It went up in smoke – in a good way! Check out Hannah and Ben’s colourful day on page 36. It always amazes me when one of our County Wedding Magazines reaches issue 100 ‒ it’s just such a big number isn’t it?! It takes around 17 years for this milestone and, now I’m showing my age, you’ll see my name in the first issue of most of them. Your Surrey Wedding is no exception. Launched in 2006, it was bright, busy, and very early noughties in terms of fashion, styling and colour palettes – there was a lot of pink! Fast-forward to 2023, the fonts are different, the logo’s slightly changed, the images are sharper and the inspiration is on-trend. However, our love of weddings hasn’t faltered, nor has the passion for shouting about local businesses; and, after the last few years we’ve had – don’t mention the c-word – Your Surrey Wedding is a support to businesses and readers in the local area now more than ever. This issue, be sure to check out our Happy Birthday feature on page 15 which is like one giant birthday card; we have a waterside wedding venues article on page 29 and a ‘getting to know your photographer’ piece over on page 57. There’s inspiration aplenty from pages 36 to 50 where you can see how your fellow Surrey newlyweds tied the knot. As always, we hope you enjoy reading Your Surrey Wedding, Happy planning, and happy birthday to us! Danielle x Danielle Harvey, Managing Editor Happy Birthday to us! ISSN 1751-7095 Your Surrey Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Events & Publishing Ltd. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Surrey Wedding is published six times a year. ADVERTISING Account Manager Anita Bridge | 01376 538 565 @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and DESIGN 01376 535 616 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 MANAGING DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis | 01376 535 602 EDITORIAL Managing Editor Danielle Harvey | 01376 535 611 EVENTS & PUBLISHING cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS EDITOR’S LETTER 7

07904 600008 @motherbakincakes A small family-run honey bee farm in the Surrey Hills. If you are considering a more eco-friendly wedding, we now offer small candles and honey pots for favors. We also have tall tapered candles for your ceremony or reception - all are handmade in small batches, the candles are non-toxic and our honey is raw and natural. Pop over to our website for more information Lavish Moments is surrey based luxury event management company. With over 10 years of experience in the wedding and event world, we know how to make your event one to remember in the UK or abroad. Through our luxury bespoke service, we offer high quality talent, an impeccable eye for detail, and tip top customer service. From the decorations to the performers, we will help you build your event from the ground up. Are you looking for a stress-free day, where you can relax and enjoy your special day? Then we are the stylist for you! From the first enquiry to your wedding day, our team are available to answer any questions. We will work our magic to take care of all of your styling needs. Dressing your chairs, setting up stunning centrepieces to styling your ceremony and creating gorgeous welcome displays that gives your guest a glimpse of what’s to come. Our job is to make sure you never have to lift a finger! CONTACT: |

All the latest from around the region NEWS Nearlywed PAINSHILL RECEPTIONS IN 2024 Painshill in Cobham, is a gorgeous 18th-century landscape garden, full of romantic garden buildings and picturesque bridges. Around every corner is a stunning view, making the venue perfect for wedding photography. The landscape has been featured on Married At First Sight and was a location for Netflix’s Bridgerton. Ceremonies are held outside in the Gothic Temple, a beautiful white folly with views over the lake and meadows; and, new for summer 2024, the venue is delighted to announce that receptions can now take place within the grounds as well. The Walled Garden is a private area to hire for the wedding breakfast and reception. The garden, which will be exclusively yours, boasts beautiful flowerbeds and a manicured lawn offering flexibility and a blank canvas to create the outdoor wedding of your dreams. Any style of cover can be used from a traditional white elegant marquee to a relaxed bohemian tipi. A dedicated wedding coordinator will be on hand to help every step of the way and can advise on recommended and trusted marquee and catering companies to use at the venue. The Painshill Walled Garden has power and toilets, meaning you can have a marquee wedding without having to worry about hiring in facilities. The venue also allows you and your marquee provider two days to set up and one day to take down, ensuring you have a completely stress-free wedding day and don’t have to rush. Find out more about the venue at LOCAL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE GOES VIRAL! There might not be many occasions when renowned Ashtead bridal boutique Brides Visited will be able to say that one of their social media posts has gone ‘viral’. They’re certainly shouting about it now, this video showcasing their new mother-of-the-bride collections has been viewed more than three-million times: reel/587504326044129! Brides Visited has a fabulous reputation for their knowledgeable service, warm and friendly welcome and an aptitude for knowing what styles work for each visitor helping them to find their dream outfit. With more than 200 mother-of-the-bride/groom outfits, the mums are looked after with a one-to-one personal shopping experience and the coordination of outfits and accessories, choosing from a unique collection of Veromia, Gino Cerruti and Mascara designs! Visit CAKE? YES PLEASE! New Reigate-based Mother-Bakin’ Cakes specialises in bespoke cakes for all occasions. As well as showstopping wedding cakes, owner and baking extraordinaire Dina makes personalised cupcakes, biscuits and chocolate treats — the complete setup for a big-day dessert table! What’s more, extra skills in sugar flowers and fondant toppers means your wedding day centrepiece can be completed to perfection. Dina adds “I’ve been baking for many years, and I started making cakes for friends and family. They always encouraged me to start up a business so when I built up my confidence, I started up Mother-Bakin’ Cakes. I love everything about baking which is why I put my heart and soul into every order. As the nature of my business is bespoke , I rarely make the same cake giving couples something special and unique to them.” Check out LOCAL NEWS 9

REWILD YOUR BODY AND SOUL Birch (Selsdon), set within 200 acres of rolling hills and green space and just 30 minutes from the centre of London, is an escape from the everyday. A sister hotel to the award-winning Birch (Cheshunt), it’s a welcome respite from the noise and intensity of London’s concrete jungle where members and guests can find headspace, try new things, and have some fun along the way! More than just a hotel, there’s nature to restore calm, menus designed to nourish, wellness to re-align body and mind, workshops to feed creativity, and music curated to soothe and re-energise. At the heart of the estate sits a 19th-century Gothic-style mansion which has been added to over the centuries after it was first developed into a hotel in the 1920s. Birch has peeled back the property’s layers to reveal its true nature and bring out its best features, then added the usual Birch touch of craft and fun — this time with an extra splash of glamour. Along with 181 bedrooms of all shapes and sizes, the hotel boasts a pottery studio and screen-printing workshop to make and create; a reading room and arcade provide space to switch off; active visitors can enjoy the lido (opening summer 2023), tennis courts, running and cycling tracks (outside). It also boasts a wellness space with gym, studios, and treatment rooms; while two restaurants and three bars will keep guests refreshed and full up. There are also communal areas for working hard… or hardly working! Check out 5 MOST POPULAR SPAS IN SURREY REVEALED BY SPABREAKS.COM 1Guildford Manor Hotel and Spa Surrounded by 10 acres of lovely countryside, this hotel feels like a retreat from everyday life and therefore, one to indulge in some spa and leisure time. At the Aqua Spa & Health Club, there’s a state-of-theart gym to work up a sweat, as well as a swimming pool to dip into. The Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room are perfect for pre-treatment relaxing, before heading for a massage, facial or Indian head massage. 2Macdonald Frimley Hall Frimley Hall’s Leisure Club and Spa sits at the heart of this attractive manor house hotel, lending itself perfectly to a laid-back getaway where spa treatments — courtesy of Elemis — are the order of the day. There’s a gym and fitness classes for an invigorating workout, as well as a pool for swimming lengths or to relax by if you prefer. 3Brooklands Spa Hotel It can be summer all year round at BSpa thanks to its Sunlight Therapy Room, which simulates natural sunlight to relax you and give you an energy boost whatever the weather outside. There are 11 treatment rooms, his and her sauna and steam rooms, an outdoor hot tub overlooking Mercedes-Benz World track and, best of all, the relaxation room features heated waterbeds! 4Guildford Harbour Hotel & Spa Cosmopolitan, contemporary and with a wealth of luxury leisure facilities, this hotel and spa will give you a relaxing getaway with a touch of glamour. The stunning HarSPA offers the ultimate in relaxation and wellbeing, featuring a stone oven sauna, aromatic crystal steam room, hydrotherapy pool, plunge pool and a relaxation room alongside an outdoor heated pool with seating. 5Natural Light at Holiday Inn Guildford Located in Guildford’s Holiday Inn, Natural-Light is a spa dedicated to healing therapies and meditation. Spa-goers have access to a range of facilities as well as yoga and meditation classes. Meanwhile, its range of treatments include Swedish massage, energy and sound healing, reiki, reflexology and more — each therapist has their own specialist areas of knowledge and expertise. For more information or to book visit NEW WEBSITE FROM THE BRIDAL HAIR ARTISTS Dorking-based, The Bridal Hair Artists (formerly Teresa Weller Hair Art) has a had a website revamp which they’re proud to shout about! The multi-award-winning bridal hair team cater to brides of all ages and genders, with a jam-packed annual bridal roster that’s not for the faint-hearted. “We travel extensively within the UK and overseas, and last year were thrilled to head up the catwalk shows at the National Wedding Show in Olympia, London, where more than 60,000 visitors watched the live runway,” shares Teresa. “This was a key milestone. It proved that continually taking my salon team outside of their comfort zone allowed my business to develop (and pivot), while ensuring their continual dedication and motivation.” Find the new website here 10

Let us help bring your beautiful day to life Bellissima Days Luxury Venue Styling & Floristry 07701 054589 / 07807 650117 @bellissimadays Set in the heart of Richmond-Upon-Thames, on the south bank of the River Thames and adjacent to Kew Gardens, the Club is a romantic location, ideal for your wedding breakfast. The Viscount Room with full-length windows and surrounding balcony, overlooks the picturesque golf courses and beautiful surroundings. You will nd no shortage of back drops for those memorable wedding pictures. At Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, we take care of all details, whether it be a small, intimate gathering or a large celebration. We will ensure your day is everything that you have always dreamed of. For further information contact Emma Dickinson on 020 8940 1894 or email: OLD DEER PARK, TWICKENHAM ROAD, RICHMOND TW9 2SB |

A passionate Wedding Florist in Surrey Our promise is simple, we will provide unique designs, with luxurious and high quality flowers, delivered to you with execeptional service. We can’t wait to work with you soon! @FLORALALCHEMYSURREY | @FLORALPAULA Chair Cover Dreams Fresh & Arti cial Flowers. Chair Dressing. Love Letters. Bouquets. Draping. Flower Walls. Chivari Chair Hire. Weddings & Events Stylist m: 07947 324064 t: 01932 765737 e: Wedding Celebrant Calm, classic, confident with a twinkle in her eye Janet Shell is the go-to choice of many couples for their big day when they want a ceremony that reflects them and their love for each other. Janet weaves their story into her writing and delivers it with assurance and gentle humour, bringing together guests and family, however large or small the gathering. Janet also offers wedding, vow renewal and naming day ceremonies. For pricing please see the website Contact Janet directly | | 07730 409648 Janet is proud to offer an inclusive and respectful service Janet Shell

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ENTER ONLINE VIA OUR WEBSITE WWW.YOURSURREY.WEDDING £100 OFF PACKAGES! Ryan’s love of photography started more 45 years ago when his father bought him his first camera and allowed him to have a little darkroom in the loft to develop film negatives. He started to shoot weddings professionally 25 years ago, and Ryan Cox Photography is rapidly establishing its reputation in Surrey since relocating here two years ago. Capturing weddings throughout the UK and abroad, Ryan’s relaxed documentary style is in high demand. As a wedding photographer he blends his documentary photography and experience in fashion, landscape, commercial and contemporary creativity, to give couples a complete experience and lasting memories of their day. Ryan says, “I love movement and capturing moments, love and emotion, the beauty of a bride’s dress or the elegance of a suit. I shoot both black and white and colour images so that all my couples get a full set of fully edited high resolution images.” Visit In celebration of Your Surrey Wedding’s 100th issue, Ryan Cox Photography is offering readers £100 off photography packages, just mention the magazine when booking before 31st May, 2023. Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs WIN A PAIR OF STEVE MADDEN BRIDAL SHOES The hunt for the perfect bridal shoe ends here with the chance to win the ultimate pair for your special day from Steve Madden. The shimmering Bridal Collection is not only amazing for brides but bridesmaids too, ensuring a picture-perfect look on the big day. For everyone who loves to shine you can choose from rose gold, silver, nude and white with finishes that include satin, rhinestone, leather and clear materials. If the shoe fits… be your own Cinderella! Check out County Wedding Magazine readers have the chance to win a pair of bridal shoes to the value of £150 from For your chance to win enter online via our website Freebies & OFFERS FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

THE JOCKEY CLUB VENUES COLLECTION With panoramic views across Surrey and beyond, the picturesque grounds of our racecourses provide the perfect backdrop for your special day and offer endless photo opportunities. From the Parade Ring and Winners enclosure to the magnificent balcony views, you will end up with an impressive array of memories to cherish for years to come. With a range of beautiful, licensed suites to accommodate parties of every size, from small and intimate ceremonies to the grandest of celebrations, our wedding specialists will help to transform your dreams into a reality to treasure forever. We are proud to offer a special selection of bespoke wedding menus and drinks packages which our award-winning catering team can tailor to your specific requirements. FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CALL 01372 460 460 EMAIL YOUR ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’ STARTS WITH THE JOCKEY CLUB VENUES COLLECTION… EPSOM DOWNS | KEMPTON PARK | SANDOWN PARK

Happy Birthday Your Surrey Wedding has reached an exciting milestone, its 100th issue! Issue one launched in October 2006, 17 years ago. One hundred issues later, here I am celebrating this milestone with my lovely co-pilot sales executive Anita Bridge helming the ship. It’s amazing to see how the magazine has changed over the years, down in the depths of the stock room I managed to find the very first issue and have a little flick through — unbelievably my name is in the first issue as the Fashion and Beauty editor! What remains though is a team passionate about weddings, dedicated to promoting lovely local businesses to couples tying the knot in the wonderful county of Surrey. Thank you readers, thank you supporters, lots of love Danielle & Anita xx Congratulations Your Surrey Wedding magazine on your 100th edition! Wedding Frox Bridal Boutique is delighted to be part of this journey with you, providing invaluable wedding planning advice and tips for your brides-to-be. Here’s to another 100 editions! Lots of love, The Team at Wedding Frox. JULIE AITKEN, WEDDING FROX, CRANLEIGH Happy 100th Birthday to Your Surrey Wedding from all at Aviator! What a fantastic achievement. It’s always a pleasure to work with you and support couples planning their big day. Here’s to the next 100! THE TEAM AT AVIATOR, FARNBOROUGH Congratulations to all at Your Surrey Wedding on your 100th issue! Thank you for introducing us to so many lovely couples who have celebrated their wedding day with us at Denbies Wine Estate. JEANNETTE SIMPSON, DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING Wishing all the team at Your Surrey Wedding many congratulations on their 100th issue. It's been fantastic working with such a great team these last 12 years. To celebrate this wonderful achievement, I am offering any new Bridal bookings £50 off their total booking. Just mention Your Surrey Wedding's 100th issue to benefit from this offer! AMY LACEY, AMY LACEY BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST, SHEPPERTON ishahawkinsphotography HAPPY BIRTHDAY 15

Congratulations and birthday celebrations to Your Surrey Wedding for their 100th issue! We also celebrate a milestone of 30 years this year. Starting in 1993 in wedding photography, we went from strengthto-strength opening the bridalwear studios in 2000 where we hold more 200 wedding dresses from top designers such as Sophia Tolli, Enzoani and the newest addition, Dando of London to name but a few. LORRAINE LANDRIDGE, BRIDES VISITED, ASHTEAD ‘Happy 100th-issue Day’ Your Surrey Wedding! How exciting for you all. Here’s to many more weddings crossing the ‘finishing line’ with your help! AMBER DAVIES, EPSOM DOWNS RACECOURSE, EPSOM Congratulations to Your Surrey Wedding! We have loved reading and being involved with you from almost the very start. The magazine is always full of great features, suppliers, couples and of course a lot of love! Many of our First Dance couples have often mentioned that they have been inspired by your magazine as they plan their weddings. Thank you for having us and making our couples’ special day even more special! Here’s to another 100 issues! EMMA BREWER, FIRST DANCE STUDIOS, DORKING Wow! 100 issues of Your Surrey Wedding! I have really enjoyed advertising and being a part of the editorials; it’s a very good quality, informative magazine for couples planning their weddings! ANNABEL GRANGE, BUTTERFLIES AND BOWS, LINGFIELD To celebrate the 100th Issue of Your Surrey wedding, I’m delighted to be able to say I have been part of the journey and watched the magazine grow from strength to strength! I’ve been able to submit real weddings for publication as well as exclusive styled shoots as a leading expert in the field. The magazine is in line with the modern couple and enables me to spread the joy and freedom that having a celebrant-led wedding gives you! I’ve been featured on ‘ask the expert’ many a time, and am full of tips and insight. I love it when brides comment they found me in the magazine, or that they had already booked me, then felt so proud to then spot me in the publication – giving them the logical validation in the self-trust they felt when they booked me with all the emotion of love, excitement and joy that preparing for a marriage should bring HELEN NOBLE, HELEN NOBLE CELEBRANT OF SURREY, GUILDFORD 16

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WEDDING SHOWS SPRING 2023 ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated /CountyWeddingEvents @CountyWedEvent @countyweddingevents At County Wedding Events each show is professionally and meticulously run to ensure a variety of suppliers are on hand to help you plan your big day and are hosted by some of the loveliest premier venues in your area. All our shows offer you free entry and parking, a goody bag each containing gifts, and useful local information to plan your wedding. You will also have the opportunity to enter prize draw competitions and take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts on the day. LONDON SUN 14 MAY | MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD SUN 14 MAY | BRAXTED PARK Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EN ESSEX

As part of KD Events and Publishing Ltd, County Wedding Events (CWE) is ideally placed to offer you a wealth of experience organising events in the wedding industry. If you would like more information about either holding a wedding show at your venue or exhibiting at any of our shows, please contact us at, call 01376 514000 or visit WORK WITH US ESSEX BERKS, BUCKS & OXON SUN 10 SEP CHENIES MANOR HOUSE Chenies, Rickmansworth Bucks, WD3 6ER SUN 24 SEP RACKLEY’S CHILTERN HILLS Marlow Road, Cadmore End, Bucks, HP14 3PP SURREY KENT EAST MIDLANDS SUN 1 OCT NUTFIELD PRIORY Nutfield Road, Nutfield, Redbridge, RH1 4EL SUN 12 NOV PENSHURST PLACE Penshurst, TN11 8DG SUN 15 OCT RUSHTON HALL Desborough Road, Rushton, Kettering, NN14 1RR SUN 22 OCT STAPLEFORD PARK Stapleford, Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2EF SUN 22 OCT BRAXTED PARK Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EN SUN 29 OCT HOUCHINS WEDDING VENUE Houchin’s Lane, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1RT 12PM-4PM SUN 1 OCT MULBERRY HOUSE Chelmsford Road, High Ongar, CM5 9NL SUN 8 OCT LAYER MARNEY TOWER Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9US WEDDING SHOWS AUTUMN 2023 ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated

• Free entry • First 100 couples receive a free wedding journal keepsake • Goody bag for each couple • Up to 200 stands • Bridal fashion shows • Huge number of wedding specialists including venues • Demonstration areas • Competitions • Entertainment • Refreshments • And more... Pre-register and attend the show to have a chance to win a fabulous spa break worth £250 courtesy of Pre-register at London, HA9 0WS SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2023 | 11AM - 4PM WEMBLEY STADIUM Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0SL DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD High Street, Berkshire, SL5 7JX SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2023 | 11AM - 3.30PM ASCOT RACECOURSE

Pre-register for all of our events at MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD, DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED ASCOT RACECOURSE, 1ST OCTOBER 2023 WEMBLEY STADIUM, 8TH OCTOBER, 2023 X Sarah Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we’re looking forward to kickstarting our Spring 2023 wedding show season – perfect for all those couples that got engaged over the festive period. From must-visit local fairs in some of the region’s best wedding venues to our larger Signature Wedding Shows, we can’t wait to welcome nearlyweds to our events and help plan their wedding day. Each event will boast a huge range of specialists who will be on hand to talk through your planning ideas and requirements; venues, bridal boutiques, photographers, florists, cake makers and more, there’s everything you could need to plan your wedding under one roof. On the day refreshments will be available to purchase from each of the venue’s on-site restaurants, bars and cafés. Couples will need to pre-register in advance for an allocated arrival time, although on the day visitors are always welcome, and attending our shows are free! For more information, visit County Wedding Events’ website. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Sarah Ellis, Managing Director County Wedding Events Psst! Our pre-registered Signature Wedding Show visitors will have the chance to win a £250 gift voucher courtesy of A date for your diary... GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Stanhill Court is a magnificent country manor house surrounded by acres of ancient woodland. A stunning venue with idyllic views overlooking the Surrey Hills, creating a romantic and picturesque setting. Choose from a variety of ceremony rooms, all with their own unique style. From traditional country manor house weddings to Tipi weddings in the grounds, our packages are designed to suit all budgets and requirements. CONTACT OUR WEDDING COORDINATORS TODAY 01293 862166 Paul Placitelli Photography Paul Placitelli Photography WEDDING OPEN EVENING THURSDAY 18TH MAY 2023 Register your free place at

REIGATE, REDHILL AND TANDRIDGE Where to wed in… NUTFIELD PRIORY HOTEL & SPA 01737 824 400 | Perched upon Nutfield Ridge, discover the stunning British countryside surrounding this luxury four-star country house hotel and spa, which is regarded as one of the best venues in the area. Inspired by the NeoGothic splendour of the Palace of Westminster, this is a unique Victorian mansion house, dating back to 1872 its full of character and charm. It also boasts panoramic views and a castle turret — ideal for a fairytale wedding! The stylish interior is adorned with fine paintings and many original features, making it a sought-after wedding venue. With elegant décor, spacious rooms, a relaxing spa and endless amenities, the house is an oasis of tranquillity. There are three options for ceremonies. Originally the Morning Room, the Worth Room is ideal for an intimate wedding with 20 guests; small enough to feel cosy but with a grand high ceiling and original fireplace. Given its warm and welcoming feel, the Gibson Room (80) is a popular choice due to the ornate ceiling and wood panelling giving it an undeniable sense of grandeur. Finally, the Fielden Suite (100), the size of this room allows you to configure your ceremony layout however you choose. Large windows allow plenty of natural light and the neutral décor is perfectly suited for any colour scheme. For post-vow celebrations, The Leigh Room is the old Housekeepers Pantry and perfect for smaller gatherings from eight to 20. It’s at its best with everyone seated around a social oval table. The Gibson Room (60), the original Drawing Room of the house, is a beautiful space featuring a strapwork ceiling, marble fireplace and gold chandeliers. The Fielden Suite boasts a private bar, cloakroom and outdoor terrace, this is an exclusive space, ideal for wedding meals of up to 100 guests, and an evening party (140). The private terrace allow guests easy access to the lawn, perfect for al fresco reception drinks and garden games. Lastly, The Grand Hall, with rich wood panelling, stained-glass windows, carved marble fireplace and original antique organ, can host a wedding meal (70) and evening party (200 using adjoining spaces) Outside, couples can utilise the grounds and hold reception drinks in the sunshine on the terrace area, just a few steps down from the main house. The hotel has 15 feature bedrooms and for that little extra indulgence, The Byron Suite located in the tower is spread over three floors and makes a wonderful choice for a honeymoon suite. When tying the knot here the wedding couple benefit from the help of a wedding coordinator, a menu tasting with wines and indulge in an overnight stay in a suite on the night of the wedding. 23 LOCAL VENUES

DENBIES WINE ESTATE 01306 734 663 | Built in 1986, Denbies Wine Estate offers 265 acres of vines paired with the breathtaking rolling Surrey Hills. The venue is located at the foot of Box Hill and Leith Hill, offering sweeping views of the North Downs as your wedding day backdrop. Whether you choose the stunning cloistered pavilion, or the atmospheric cellars, there are ample photo opportunities at Denbies — why not head outside to capture the beautiful sunset between the vines? Denbies can provide you with a variety of wedding packages which offer various distinctive ceremony rooms. Inside the Winery building, The Garden Room, located on the ground floor, has direct access to the cloistered pavilion and can seat up to 150 guests. The Ranmore Suite, also located on the ground floor boasts natural daylight, and can offer the perfect intimate civil ceremony with up to 50 guests. Located on the first floor, the Denbies Suite is a very grand room for ceremonies of up to 180 guests. Located in the heart of the vineyard, Denbies’ Vineyard Hotel offers sweeping views and can host ceremonies of up to 40 guests indoors, and up to 150 outdoors. Couples can choose from intimate dining packages for 20 to 40 guests after the ‘I dos’. Post-vows, The Conservatory can accommodate up to 250 guests for the wedding breakfast. Guests will be welcomed by the flowing central fountain and tropical plants creating a relaxed atmosphere for dining. Combined with The Garden Room, the ground floor area can comfortably accommodate up to 350 guests for larger celebrations. The Garden Room, overlooking The Cloisters Pavilion and adjacent to The Conservatory Atrium, can comfortably accommodate up to 70 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast. The Gallery Restaurant, for a more intimate venue, is situated on the 3rd floor offering stunning panoramic views of the vineyard. Available for parties between 30 and 60 guests, The Gallery has the benefit of a fully licensed bar. When tying the knot here, the bridal couple can enjoy free wedding night accommodation in the Vineyard Hotel. STANHILL COURT 01293 862 166 | Surrounded by 35 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, Stanhill Court boasts idyllic views overlooking the Surrey Hills creating a romantic and picturesque setting for weddings. A magnificent Victorian country manor house and quintessentially English wedding venue, the new owners’ enthusiasm and passion for this historic building has led to a completely refreshed venue with a modern, contemporary feel that also respects and retains the character and features of the existing house. The interior is traditional yet contemporary with an elegant twist, featuring a sweeping staircase, a stunning Orangery and original fireplaces dating back to 1881. Every bedroom exudes style with modern décor and fittings throughout. Autograph bedrooms include lovingly restored traditional four-poster beds with luxury bedding, linen and amenities and far-reaching views across the Surrey countryside. For the all-important ‘I dos’, couples have the following options; The Orangery, for 180 guests, has been given a new lease of life with modern décor and furniture, leading to the terrace and gardens, complemented by beautiful views. The Charlwood Suite (250) is the perfect space for a grand wedding. Situated in the heart of the hotel, the rooms are ideal for a lavish affair offering space and versatility with moving partitions. Nestled in the grounds, The Amphitheatre and Wedding Gazebo are options for outside ceremonies. Fully licensed, they have the capacity for 88 seated guests to watch the ceremony taking place inside the Wedding Gazebo (10). Post-vows, all the ceremony rooms can be used as spaces for the reception. When choosing Stanhill Court as your wedding venue, couples can enjoy a first year anniversary stay, and have the opportunity to plant a tree in the beautiful grounds in honour of the wedding day with a plaque made especially. 24

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LYTHE HILL | PETWORTH ROAD | HASLEMERE | SURREY | GU27 3BQ 01428 744 815 | WWW.LYTHEHILL.CO.UK | SB@LYTHEHILL.COM Weddings are one of life’s most treasured milestones. Here at voco® Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa, we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and wedding receptions so you can say ‘I do’ in the beautiful and romatinc surroundings. Make the most of our idylic countryside location with an outdoor ceremony at our Lakeview Gazebo or pick from a variety of breathtaking backdrops for your ceremony and wedding celebrations. LYTHE HILL | PETWORTH ROAD | HASLEMERE | SURREY | GU27 3BQ 01428 744 815 | WWW.LYTHEHILL.CO.UK | SB@LYTHEHILL.COM Weddings are one of life’s most treasured milestones. Here at voco® Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa, we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and wedding receptions so you can say ‘I do’ in the beautiful and romatinc surroundings. Make the most of our idylic countryside location with an outdoor ceremony at our Lakeview Gazebo or pick from a variety of breathtaking backdrops for your ceremony and wedding celebrations. LYTHE HILL | PETWORTH ROAD | HASLEMERE | SURREY | GU27 3BQ ® Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa, we are LYTHE HILL | PETWORTH ROAD | HASLEMERE | SURREY | GU27 3BQ 01428 744 815 | WWW.LYTHEHILL.CO.UK | SB@LYTHEHILL.COM Weddings are one of life’s most treasured milestones. Here at voco® Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa, we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and wedding receptions so you can say ‘I do’ in the beautiful and romatinc surroundings. Make the most of our idylic countryside location with an outdoor ceremony at our Lakeview Gazebo or pick from a variety of breathtaking backdrops for your ceremony and wedding celebrations.

LANGSHOTT MANOR 01293 786 680 | Langshott Manor is nestled in some very pretty gardens with a drive leading to the oak front door and traditional Tudor porch. More a private house than a hotel, this fairytale Elizabethan manor has a historic roofline, mullioned windows and an original bell — rung for each couple on their wedding day to truly feel like Lords and/or Ladies of the manor for the day! Its charming interior, intimately sized and perfect for an exclusive-use wedding, has glorious original features rambling lounges, open fires and wood panelling. The Tudor manor boasts a chocolate-box selection of 22 unique rooms and suites, Royal Lodge and two mews building — there’s even a moat with picturesque stone bridge! For weddings, The Mulberry makes the perfect backdrop for a ceremony and wedding breakfast with plenty of natural light and views across the gardens, it can host 70 loved ones. For al fresco nuptials, the Pavilion in the garden is surrounded by tall hedges and provides an intimate space in which to be married in front of 70 guests. When choosing this picture-perfect wedding venue, couples benefit from a menu tasting with the head chef, and Langshott Manor’s experienced wedding planners are always on hand. HARTSFIELD MANOR 01737 845 300 | Boasting impressive views of the Surrey Hills, Hartsfield Manor is a striking wedding venue situated within 16 acres of manicured grounds and rich countryside. This luxury property has heaps of Victorian character and charm, including a historic arched door, a staircase, a feature fireplace and chandeliers. Couples looking for an intimate setting to tie the knot will love The Brockham Suite, which has a fireplace, a private terrace and space for 40 guests. Large celebrations take place in The Lounge. Boasting high ceilings, a piano, an abundance of natural daylight coming in through the grand bay windows and room for 90 people, this area is transformed for the evening reception to create space for 180 loved ones. There’s also the option for a buffet to be served in the adjoining small lounge to give friends and family an area to chat away from the dancefloor. LOCAL VENUES 27

A curated selection of stunning outdoor venues Seven idyllic blank canvas venues where you have full flexibility to set your creativity free. Planning services and packages available Overnight glamping / camping Beautiful cream canvas tipis for wow factor on your wedding day Surrey's Most Unique Wedding Venue Warren Lane, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8XR 01483 723 555 | OPENING APRIL 2023

Romantic reflections From rivers to lakes, tie the knot in a venue with waterside appeal FIESTA FIELDS 07539 880 031 | Fiesta Fields is an outdoor wedding and events company, representing a variety of beautiful outdoor venues dotted across Surrey offering idyllic, blank canvas, outdoor spaces. Spirit Lake in Dorking, a beautiful 30-acre site, enables couples to decide on their preferred structure, tipis, sailcloth tent or traditional pole tent for a reception of up to 300 guests. Boasting two pristine lakes, natural woodland, open spaces and a novel walled garden, access can be via a pretty fairy-lit woodland walk or take the more direct route from the parking area. This venue offers great flexibility and distinct areas to use for the reception, outdoor games, blessings and overnight camping or glamping. The site offers secure parking, mains power, shower, mains water and a two-bed apartment accommodation. When choosing this big-day venue, couples benefit from a wealth of event and project management experience, along with creativity, attention to detail and a knowledge of local suppliers. Fiesta Fields offer full or partial coordination or an essentials package that includes land hire, power, loos, security and on the day coordination. They can also offer stunning cream canvas tipis through its sister company Canvas & Light ( 29 THEMED VENUES

COLTSFORD MILL WEDDING VENUE 01883 716 354 | From the gated entrance, guests arriving at Coltsford Mill will be greeted by an elegant venue next to a beautiful waterside lake in 12 acres of countryside. The contemporary classic barn is set within the established gardens with feature ponds, manicured lawns, watermill and two lakes – ample photo opportunities here! The elegant and stylish barn building has plenty of windows to enable the outside-in feel when hosting an event here. Finished to a high standard with natural colours complementing any theme wedding, couples have the choice of two rooms available for ceremonies and receptions. The Mill Room has the original 17th-century mill workings illuminated behind glass, to create a truly striking backdrop exchanging vows. It’s licensed for up to 95 guests. Alternatively, for larger wedding parties of up to 150 people (200 evening do), the contemporary Watermill Barn is bathed in natural light. What’s more, there’s an all-weather covered patio, with heaters and plenty of tables and chairs for al fresco celebrations. When booking this big-day venue, not only are you blessed with a picture-perfect location, but couple can enjoy a free food tasting courtesy of the in-house chef/team and can enjoy the use of a beautiful on-site cottage that’s included in packages for pre-wedding preparations and to stay the night of the wedding (there’s an additional double room available to rent too). PYRFORD LAKES GOLF CLUB 01483 723 555 | Situated in the historic village of Pyrford, the venue is set in a peaceful location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Surrey countryside. The perfectly landscaped golf course winds its way around ancient woodlands and 23 stunning lakes, you’ll be spoilt for choice in capturing your dream wedding day photos. The new entrance leads visitors into the venue’s newly refurbished exclusive-use venue. Inside the décor is simple, elegant and contemporary with large windows and bifold doors allowing the natural light to illuminate the space, framing the outstanding views of one of its many lakes. It’s a beautiful yet blank canvas allowing you to personalise the space. The Lake View and Alliss Suite are both licensed for ceremonies seating up to 150 loved ones, and offer views across the water. Transition from your ceremony to your reception seamlessly, the Alliss Suite can hold 150 guests for the wedding breakfast and more than 250 for the evening. With an in-house catering team offering mouth-watering canapés, a traditional three-course wedding breakfast, or more relaxed options like barbecues and hog roasts; couples can rest assured their wedding catering is in safe hands. What’s more, when booking this big-day venue couples can enjoy a complimentary wedding tasting for two, and use of a golf buggy to capture the perfect photos on your wedding day. 30

MORDEN HALL 020 8102 0553 | Morden Hall’s a romantic country house steeped in history and surrounded by 125 acres of National Trust parkland. Built in 1770s and lovingly restored in 2015, this venue’s been brought into the present day without losing the heart of its elegant history. This 18th-century house exudes elegance, charm and sophistication with high ceilings and a real sense of character. There’s a collection of stunning spaces to use in the morning whilst you’re preparing for your big day, and The Willow and Mulberry Suites are both options for your ceremony and reception seating 120 guests and 150 guests respectively for your nuptials, and up to 200 for your evening party. Outdoors a tranquil oasis awaits you. Situated beside the River Wandle, the private lawn offers stunning photo opportunities with its beautiful old footbridge leading over the river and, what’s more, Morden Hall’s exclusive use policy means you’ll have the place all to yourselves on your big day. THE MITRE HOTEL HAMPTON COURT 020 8979 9988 | Set amongst a Grade II listed building dating back to the 1600s and overlooking the River Thames, The Mitre commands panoramic views over the heart of Hampton Court. The backdrop of the River Thames and the surrounding landscape provide beautiful picture-perfect moments. The Mitre is quintessentially English, think classic, romantic and elegant with a feel of town meets countryside. Steeped in history, but with stylish interiors and modern finishes, each room is individually designed with a playful use of colour and antiques give each room its own character. For vows The Orangery, for up to 80 people, is a stunning room with floor-to-ceiling natural daylight and a conservatory roof creating a light and airy feel. The Main Terrace (80) is private overlooking the Thames with direct access to boat trips for up to 45 people; while the Bridge Terrace (60) is also private overlooking the Thames but with its own bar. Alternatively, The Boathouse (60) is a vibrant, stylish yet relaxed place with panoramic river views, and finally, the Cardinal Wolsey (30) is a soothing green-coloured room with wood-panelled walls and natural daylight. Post-vows the aforementioned spaces can also cater for receptions The Orangery (100), Main Terrace (60 for a sit-down meal and 100 standing), Bridge Terrace (60), The Boathouse (60 for a sit-down meal and 100 standing) and Cardinal Wolsey (30). When tying the knot here, couples benefit from unique experiences during their stay from massages in its Pamper Room to Vintage Boat trips. What’s more, booking one of the Mitre’s wedding packages comes with a food and wine tasting, complimentary stay on the day of the wedding and complimentary one-year anniversary stay with dinner and breakfast included. 31 THEMED VENUES