Your Surrey Wedding - February/March 2022 (Issue 93)

£3.55 FEB/MAR 2022 HONEYMOONS, BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, EXPERT ADVICE, FREEBIES AND MORE £1,500 worth of diamonds WIN! Dare to be different Dramatic wedding dresses Just one slice Delicious cakes DRESSED TO IMPRESS The latest fashion trends Spotlight on... Waverley & Mole Valley

A L O N D O N W E D D I N G V E N U E L I K E N O O T H E R Situated within 125 acres of National Trust parkland this 18th-century country house offered on an exclusive use basis. Leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind you and step into a world of tranquillity and natural beauty. Morden Hall exudes elegance, charmand sophistication, making this a truly spectacular place to celebrate. With intimate ceremony rooms where your loved ones can watch you take your vows, a dining room flooded with natural light and landscaped gardens for you to take in your idyllic surroundings, Morden Hall offers everything you could wish for and more for your special day. Morden Hall is situated in Morden, South London with its own tube station (Morden) just a 5-minute walk away and is the end of the Northern line. It is also just 10 minutes from the A3 connecting you to Surrey and close-by to places such as Wimbledon and Richmond Morden Hall Country House Wedding Open Day Sunday 27th February 11am - 3pm Free Entry | Free Car Park Enjoy a walk around our Georgian Manor House and Grounds, meet with the team and our trusted suppliers and enjoy discussing your special day over a glass of bubbly. No booking required! Free parking! For more information contact us at 0208 1020553 | | | @mordenhallweddings 2 1 M O R D E N H A L L R O A D L O N D O N S M 4 5 J D

67 REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER What to look out for in this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on the latest from around Surrey 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 63 HOT TOPIC Our experts answer your questions 92 COMPETITION Win £1,500 worth of diamonds CONTENTS FEBRUARY/MARCH 2022 VENUES 19 SPOTLIGHT ON WAVERLEY & MOLE VALLEY Discover some of the best venues in the area 27 A PIECE OF HISTORY Tie the knot in a historic venue FEATURES 55 JUST ONE SLICE Delicious cake ideas 60 LET ME EAT CAKE! County Wedding Magazines editor Melissa Barker shares her wedding planning journey 67 ROMANTIC REFLECTIONS Fall in love with this stunning styled shoot at Ravens Ait 83 DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Dramatic wedding dresses trends Cover look This issue’s cover image is sponsored by Teresa Weller HairArt ( Read more about Teresa in our Nearlywed News feature on page 9. Image courtesy of Sean Aidan Photographer ( and modeled by Olivia Parkin. 55 27 3

REAL WEDDINGS 37 NATURAL BEAUTY Jo and Greg celebrated with their friends and family at Denbies Wine Estate 42 TIMELESS ELEGANCE Georgie and Lloyd had a pink and creamthemed wedding at Beaverbrook 49 IN THE COUNTRYSIDE Lisa and Stuart have a special connection with Richmond Park and tied the knot at the beautiful Pembroke Lodge HONEYMOONS 96 HONEYMOON NEWS A round up of new openings and honeymoon essentials FASHION & BEAUTY 70 FASHION FOCUS Fashion editor Claire Ridley reveals her latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 71 ALL IN THE DETAIL The 2022 wedding dress collections feature figure-hugging styles, timeless trumpet silhouettes, chic tailored jackets and wrap dresses 76 SOPHISTICATED AND CHIC Choose sumptuous satin gowns for your best girls in shades of sage and emerald green or blush and baby pink 77 TAKE THE PLUNGE These opulent gowns feature corset-inspired looks, off-the-shoulder styles, timeless square shapes and cut-out illusion necklines 88 BEAUTY BUZZ Beauty editor Kelly Andrews reveals all the latest must-haves for the bride-to-be 90 BEAUTY Q&A Local professionals solve your problems 77 37 42 49 GROOMS 93 GROOMS’ NEWS All the latest best buys and product launches 94 GOING FOR GOLD After James Bond, AKA Daniel Craig, rocked a velvet jacket at the latest 007 premier we knew this look would be here to stay! 4

The latest news and offers from local suppliers. Top tips from local fashion and beauty experts. 9 92 90 Win £1,500 worth of diamonds! 71 Stunning wedding dresses with striking details. Welcome to the first issue of 2022. It dawned on me over the festive period that in just a few months time I will become Mrs Cullen – eek! I can’t believe how quickly time passes, we’ve been engaged for more than a year now, and it’s just flown by. I’m very organised, much to my fiancé’s dismay, but the closer we get to the day, the more I feel like I’m forgetting something. We’ve booked all of our suppliers, organised all the outfits, so it’s just the small things left to do, but the nerves are starting to set in. My wonderful bridesmaids have been helping keep me calm, but the idea of walking down the aisle without falling over is giving me nightmares. Talking to some of our readers, I know that many of you felt the same in the run-up to your big day, so it’s really nice knowing that I’m not alone. If you have any tips for controlling nerves on the day, please feel free to get in touch as any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I did writing it. It’s full of tips from local wedding professionals, cake ideas, fabulous real weddings, styled shoots and an impressive fashion section. If you’ve recently celebrated your day, been involved with a shoot or want to share some tips from your planning journey, email me at or via Happy planning. Melissa x Melissa Barker, Senior Editor New beginnings ISSN 1751-7095 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Melissa Barker | Senior Editor and Grooms and Travel Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers | Sarah Hill Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Manager Anita Bridge | 01376 538 565 Subscriptions 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your Surrey Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. 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. Subscription rates are £18.20 per annum (incl. p+p). Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing and sent to Your Surrey Wedding, c/o KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. Visit us online at and EVENTS & PUBLISHING @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @cwm_wedding 6

Jo and Greg celebrated their day at Denbies Wine Estate. Lisa and Stuart tied the knot at the beautiful Pembroke Lodge. 37 49 Fall in love with venues in Waverley & Mole Valley. 19 77 Be inspired by this styled shoot at Ravens Ait. Georgina and Lloyd celebrated their big day surrounded by friends and family at Beaverbrook. 67 42 Looking for something modern? Take a peek at a selection of our favourite dresses with daring necklines. EDITOR’S LETTER 7

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 CONGRATULATIONS! Teresa Weller HairArt now in its fourth year on Dorking high street in the beautiful Surrey hills has a lot to be excited about this year. Having won the Best Salon For Bridal Hair at the 2021 Salon Awards, the team have also been awarded Best Customer Experience in Surrey, the Good Salon Guide Creative Excellence Award and the Customer Experience Awards from Phorest for achieving a year of only five-star reviews. Teresa's passion for creating bridal hair began when she worked on cruise ships and trained the Queen's hairdresser Ian Carmichael. Inspired by creating beautiful hair she had the ambition to open her own boutique salon delivering not only high-quality hairdressing and bridal hair but an unusual approach to service. Her approach and passion to be the best have led to the salon now having a team of five stylists. Teresa has also just launched her new bridal education courses being delivered in the salon, online or at her bridal academy for hairdressers and stylists. For more information, visit To read some of Teresa's trend predictions, check out trends-and-tips/2022-hair-trends-by-teresa-weller-hairart All the latest from around Surrey NEWS Nearlywed WEDDING SHOWCASE Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa in Haslemere is hosting a wedding showcase on 27th February, 2022. The 16th-century Tudor house will have a variety of supplies exhibiting from across Surrey. You will be able to get a first-hand taste of all the wedding spaces and meet the dedicated team who will help you plan your perfect day. There will be food and wine tastings, and the first 50 entrants will receive a goody bag. The show is taking place between 11am and 4pm. This award-winning property is a hidden gem resting on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex that perfectly combines old-world charm with modern elegance to create an idyllic setting to tie the knot. Head over to for more information. TREASURED MEMORIES Camberley-based wedding photographer Denise Winter has added a new print package to her services. Choose 50 of your favourite images, which will be professionally printed on fine art or lustre paper and delivered directly to your home, ready to be framed or mounted. Denise offers a range of packages and services, including pre-wedding shoots, elopement packages, half-day and full-day coverage. She tells us: “I’m a mum to two beautiful, loud and funny children, a co-parent to two cats and a crazy dog, and a wife to my patient husband who puts up with my bad singing and incessant ideas for the next home improvement project we should embark upon. I love life and love to laugh out loud – we laugh a lot in our house, there’s always teasing to be had and kitchen dance off’s or sing-alongs to 80s and 90s classics. I try to see the best in every situation, to be kind to others and take the joy in life’s simple things.” To see more of Denise’s work, visit LOCAL NEWS 9

FINDING THE PERFECT WORDS Guildford-based celebrant Helen Noble is offering couples who book her services by 20th March, 2022, a free vow writing workshop. Perfect for brides and grooms who are struggling to find and express the right words, Helen will use her many years of expertise to ensure you feel relaxed and enjoy the writing process. Helen tells us more about her business: “I changed my London awardwinning theatre manager career to my award-winning celebrant business creating and making yours or your loved one’s day incredible, beautiful, light, bright, authentic and wonderful. I’m devoted, passionate, imaginative and integral to making your ceremony. I’m a trusted and specialist wedding family and funeral celebrant, highly recommended and regarded, and a Surrey Hills trade mark awarded entrepreneur.” Check out for more information. DOGS AT WEDDINGS The Bow-Wow Co is a new wedding dog chaperone company, which launched last year and is based in the beautiful Surrey Hills area between the towns of Guildford and Dorking. The Bow-Wow Co offer a bespoke, flexible and professional service with a range of packages available to suit all budgets and requirements, starting from just £99. The company are fully insured, DBS checked, and first aid certified. With 2022 set to be a record year for weddings, The Bow-Wow Co are already taking bookings for the year ahead and are offering Your Surrey Wedding readers an exclusive 10% discount on all confirmed bookings, subject to availability (Terms & Conditions apply). E-mail enquiries without obligation to and head over to for more information. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Foxhills Club & Resort has teamed up with one of Britain’s up-and-coming sustainable brands, Tea & Tonic. Forging itself an enviable reputation within the spa industry, Tea & Tonic is focusing on managing modern-day stress, improving digestion, stamina and muscle recovery through a range of natural, hand-blended teas and skincare tonics. Foxhills has launched a range of full body massage rituals, all using the personalised blends from Tea & Tonic, with the option of 90 or 120-minute treatments to include the face, body, feet and scalp. The spa is at the heart of the venue’s picturesque 400-acre estate in Ottershaw, Surrey. Alongside treatments rooms, users will also have access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, as well as a spa garden with a natural pool with chemical-free water purified by plants and minerals. Jennifer Pearce, the assistant spa manager at Foxhills, said: “We’re so excited to discover this new British brand based in the Surrey Hills. Working with other local businesses has always been important to us and, with Tea & Tonic’s groundbreaking approach to de-stressing and shared values to ours, it was a no-brainer to proudly become the first spa in the UK to bring these products and treatments to our valued members, hotel guests and spa visitors.” To find out more, visit COUNTING THE PENNIES The four-star luxury Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge has created a new package for couples getting married in 2022. The package includes a red carpet on arrival, a drinks reception, a three-course wedding breakfast, an evening finger buffet, a dancefloor and white linen. What’s more, couples will receive the help of a dedicated wedding coordinator to assist in the planning stages and on-the-day and discounted bedroom rates for guests. This exclusive package is based on 40 guests and costs £2,022 but is only available for a limited time on selected dates. There is a range of additional extras that can be added to the package to ensure you have the perfect wedding. To find out more, call the dedicated wedding team on 01932 335 720 and quote ‘2022’. You can also find out more about the venue at 10

01306 880885 @teresawellerhairart @teresaweller.brridalhairrartist 90 HIGH STREET DORKING,RH4 1AY “Teresa has been my hair stylist for over ten years and I couldn’t have imagined anyone else doing my hair for the most important day of my life! Not only did she do an amazing job on me and my bridesmaids’ hair, she made us feel at ease and it was a pleasure to have her there while we were getting ready in the morning. My hair looked amazing and I got so many compliments throughout the day, and the style stayed intact right through the day. I couldn’t rate Teresa highly enough and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a stylist for their wedding day or any other big occasion.” Winner of the Best Bridal Hair Salon in Surrey at the Surrey Salon Awards 2016, 2019 and 2021 and Best Customers Experience in 2021 | 020 8939 1066 | Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UZ YOUR PERFECT INTIMATE WEDDING. Overlooking the River Thames, The Petersham is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. Experience Victorian splendour, fantastic food and exceptional service, leaving you to enjoy the most magical of days.

ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURSURREY.WEDDING Closing date is 8th April, 2022, unless otherwise stated. FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD The Talbot Hotel, situated in the picturesque village of Ripley, 30 minutes from London, and close to Woking and Guildford in the heart of the Surrey Hills, is a charming wedding venue for up to 80 guests. This 500-year old historic hotel boosts 43 modern en-suite bedrooms, on-site parking, a restaurant, a cosy bar, distinctive period features and an impressive archway that leads to a courtyard lit up by thousands of fairylights. There are plenty of options to choose from that are perfect for intimate and large celebrations with couples able to use the garden area for their drinks reception and group photographs. One of the most popular spaces is the 15th-century Surrey Barn, boasting original beams, and a romantic atmosphere – the room can be used separately or in conjunction with the Wisley Suite, which is a self-contained area with high ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The hotel is offering our readers an exclusive discount – couples who book their big day for 2022 or 2023 will receive a 10% food discount. The offer is available on nuptials with a minimum of 50 guests, and weddings must be confirmed with a signed agreement and deposit paid before 30th April, 2022. On top of this discount, The Talbot Hotel also offers a complimentary bridal suite on the night of the wedding, a room for their first anniversary and a menu tasting. To claim the 10% catering discount, mention Your Surrey Wedding when booking. For more information about The Talbot Hotel, call 01483 225 188 or visit Take advantage of these gorgeous giveaways and fab offers Freebies &OFFERS Coppa Club’s Sonning-On-Thames location plays host to The Great House at Sonning – a boutique hotel featuring 49 bedrooms and nestled in the Berkshire countryside. Roughly an hour from London, the property is situated along the River Thames and boasts a large terrace, sweeping lawns and ample riverside space. An ideal location for couples that need a break from the wedding planning, a family getaway or trip with friends, the beautifully designed hotel is dog friendly and provides meeting, event and party spaces (you can also tie the knot here!). You can book a cosy Double Room from £85 per night, or a Deluxe Double from £115 per night. Check out County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Coppa Club, The Great House at Sonning to give readers the chance to win an overnight stay for two people with breakfast, as well as a three-course meal with a bottle of fizz! WIN AN OVERNIGHT STAY FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

SPRING 2022 WEDDING SHOWS ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated Pre-register at BERKS, BUCKS & OXON LONDON ESSEX 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. RACKLEYS CHILTERN HILLS Marlow Road, Cadmore End, Bucks, HP14 3PP SUN 13 MARCH MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD SUN 3 APRIL MARKSHALL ESTATE Cogeshall, CO6 1TG SUN 10 APRIL /CountyWeddingEvents @CountyWedEvent @countyweddingevents

/CountyWeddingEvents @CountyWedEvent @countyweddingevents 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 SURREY SUSSEX EAST ANGLIA KENT GUILDFORD MANOR HOTEL & SPA Newlands Corner, Guildford, GU4 8SE SUN 15 MAY SELDEN BARNS Selden Lane, Patching, Worthing, BN13 3UL SUN 13 MARCH BRESSINGHAM HALL & HIGH BARN, Norfolk, IP22 2AA SUN 6 MARCH WEST HEATH Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1SR SUN 13 MARCH CASTLE GORING Arundel Road, Worthing, BN13 3UN SUN 10 APRIL CAMBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB Toft Road, Bourn, CB23 2TT SUN 3 APRIL HYTHE IMPERIAL HOTEL & SPA Princes Parade, Hythe, CT21 6AE SUN 6 MARCH

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K1 Classic Car Hire is a new family run business based in the village of Lightwater, Surrey. We pride ourselves on offering a very personal Chauffeur driven service for weddings around Surrey & the surrounding Hampshire areas. We will ensure we add to the wonderful experience of your special day. ENQUIRIES WELCOMED Please visit our website or contact us via the below. 07889 557 222 | K1CLASSICCARHIRE@GMAIL.COM K1CLASSICCARHIRE.COM | INSTAGRAM @K1CLASSICCARHIRE 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 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 currently offers Wedding ceremony and Vow Renewal ceremony Pricing for 2022 is £550 rising to £595 in 2023 Contact Janet directly | | 07730 409648 Janet is proud to offer an inclusive and respectful service Janet Shell

WAVERLEY AND MOLE VALLEY Spotlight on... HARTSFIELD MANOR, RH3 7AA 01737 845 300 | Hartsfield Manor is situated within 16 acres of manicured grounds and rich countryside and boasts far-reaching views of the Surrey Hills. This luxury wedding venue has heaps of Victorian character and charm, including a historic arched door, a staircase, chandeliers and a feature fireplace. Celebrate in style Intimate celebrations are held in the Brockham Suite, which comes complete with a fireplace, a private terrace, stunning views and space for 40 friends and family. The Lounge is ideal for large weddings and has high ceilings, a piano, an abundance of natural daylight coming in through the grand bay windows and room for 90 loved ones during the day. This space is then transformed for the evening reception to hold up to 180 guests. There’s also the option for a buffet to be served in the adjoining small lounge to give nearest and dearest an area to chat away from the dancefloor. We love... Couples will receive a complimentary menu tasting, a bridal suite and changing room to use on the morning of the wedding. REGIONAL VENUES 19

LYTHE HILL HOTEL & SPA, GU27 3BQ 01428 744 815 | Resting on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex is the beautifully-decorated Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa. Easily accessible from main roads, this 16th-century Tudor house combines old-world charm with modern elegance to create a gorgeous place for weddings. The awardwinning property has plenty of places for couples to explore and take photographs, including the 22 acres of rural countryside. Celebrate in style The Ivory Suite is the largest wedding space available and has an impressive sky-view lantern roof, exposed beams and room for 150 friends and family for the meal and 250 in the evening. Boasting high ceilings, exposed bricks and a neutral décor throughout, the Hampton Suite can accommodate up to 80 loved ones. Ideal for intimate nuptials, The Old Room has oak-panelled walls, a decorative fireplace and space for 30 nearest and dearest. Al fresco celebrations are held in the gazebo or the meadow. We love... Couples who book will be enrolled in the venue’s Tie The Knot membership, which provides them with access to the spa and health club in the lead up to the big day. There are also passes for friends along with discounts for Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa’s restaurant. WEYBOURNE HOUSE, GU2 4DR 01483 568 768 | Located in St Catherines, a quiet corner of Guildford, is the impressive Weybourne House. Boasting panoramic views over the Water Meadow and the River Wey, the venue was constructed in 2005 and has landscaped gardens, a riverside setting, a restaurant, wheelchair access and a large car park. Celebrate in style As the river is close by, newlyweds can arrive in style by embarking at Guildford Boat House and slowly meandering up the river, enjoying a glass of wine before arriving at Weybourne House. From the moment they step on dry land, the team will treat them like a VIP with a red carpet and every detail planned to perfection. We love... The river views and transport options available. 20

L Y TH E H I L L | P E T WORTH ROAD | HA S L EME R E | S U R R E Y | GU 2 7 3 BQ 0 1 4 2 8 74 4 8 1 5 | WWW. L Y TH EH I L L .CO.UK | E V E NT S @ L Y TH EH I L L .COM At Lythe Hill Packages available from £7,495 WEDDING SHOWCASE Sunday 27th February 2022 | 11am - 4pm Meet with recommended Lythe Hill wedding suppliers and the Lythe Hill Weddings Team. Food and wine tastings from 12pm • Free Entry Join us for our . . .

Book your 2022 wedding for £2,022* When it comes to hosting your special day at Brooklands Hotel, the possibilities are endless. Call our Wedding Team on 01932 335720 to make your dreams a reality *Terms and Conditions apply or Enjoy £1,750 off* your honeymoon in 2022 WEYBOURNE HOUSE St Catherine’s The best kept secret in Guildford Exclusive use for your wedding Unique riverrside access Temple for Civil Ceremonies Packages available for 40 - 120 guests from £5,000 Call our main line: 01483 568 768 Email: or visit our website:

DENBIES WINE ESTATE LIMITED, RH5 6AA 01306 734 663 | Perfectly situated within 265 acres of vineyards with breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills is Denbies Wine Estate Limited. The property is home to 17 en-suite bedrooms, a must-see restaurant and a magnificent pavilion centrepiece that provides a striking backdrop for photographs and musical entertainment. Celebrate in style The Denbies Suite is the venue’s largest room and can accommodate up to 180 friends and family. Intimate nuptials take place in the Ranmore Suite with 50 nearest and dearest. Alternatively, the Garden Room, which overlooks the Cloisters Courtyard, can hold 150 nearest and dearest, and the Vineyard Hotel can accommodate 30 guests and outdoor services for 150. Receptions take place in the Conservatory, Gallery Restaurant or Vineyard Restaurant. We love... Denbies Wine Estate Limited offers lovebirds a complimentary menu tasting and an overnight stay at Denbies Vineyard Hotel. Also check out... BURROWS LEA COUNTRY HOUSE, GU5 9QG 01483 205 620 | Designed by Frederick Pepys Cockerell in 1873, this country house is a gorgeous backdrop for any occasion with wood-panelled walls, grand rooms, fireplaces and a striking staircase. Guests will be impressed as they drive down the sweeping driveway that leads to the entrance of Burrows Leas and take in the venue’s grand exterior. CLOCK BARN HALL, GU8 4AY 01483 414 147 | Clock Barn Hall is a wood-clad and painted building surrounded by fields, stables and barns. Consisting of two halls joined by moveable walls, the venue perfectly combines rustic and contemporary décor and boasts air conditioning and modern lighting. MERCURE BOX HILL BURFORD BRIDGE HOTEL, RH5 6BX 01306 884 561 | The Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is quintessentially English, with Georgian windows and grounds. The property has undergone an impressive renovation, which has created a classic yet contemporary style throughout, with opulent furnishings and calming colours. FRENSHAM HEIGHTS, GU10 4EA 01252 797 435 | Frensham Heights is surrounded by 120 acres of mature Surrey countryside. To the front of the house is a sweeping terrace lawn offering the perfect setting for summer games and drinks. Sitting just above ground level in the woods and accessed by a gently sloping wooden walkway, the Treehouse makes an intimate setting for a smaller, less traditional ceremony. MILLBRIDGE COURT, GU10 3DJ 01252 792 572 | Located in the heart of the Surrey countryside, Millbridge Court is just minutes from the National Trust Frensham Ponds. There are plenty of places to explore, from a festoon-lit courtyard to a luscious green lawn stretching past the walled garden. RAMSTER HALL, GU8 4SN 01428 654 167 | Situated just outside the picture-perfect village of Chiddingfold, in the Surrey Hills, Ramster Hall is surrounded by parkland and more than 25 acres of stunning gardens. It’s a timber-framed building dating back to 1604 and has impressive vaulted halls surrounding a lovely private courtyard. 23 REGIONAL VENUES

The Kings Arms Hotel Whether you are looking to book rooms for your guests to stay at for your wedding or the bridal party wants to get ready and stay with us on such a memorable occasion. We can also book areas within the food and beverage areas for you to celebrate a wedding breakfast, drinks party prior to the wedding or a small intimate dinner for you and your guests. We will create a menu and drinks offer to suit your requirements and make it a wonderful wedding for you. Make an Enquiry 2 Lion Gate, Hampton Ct Rd, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9DD t: +44 (0)20 8016 630 e: w: THE FRESHEST SHOW BAND ON THE SCENE Combining some of the UK’s best musical talent with high energy performances and unique guest interaction. The Rockets know how to put on a party! From acoustic duos to our 12 piece party band we’ll make sure your wedding is the party of the year! Instagram @therocketscollective | YouTube @therocketscollective

Midweek Wedding Package • L ICENSED FOR CEREMON I ES UP TO 100 • EVEN I NG RECEP T ION UP TO 150 • 43 BEDROOMS • PR I VAT E GARDEN FOR 50 GUES T S £3450 The Talbot , High Street , Ripley, GU23 6BB /TalbotRipley @TalbotRipley T: 01483 225 188 E: W: www. The Boleyn Hotel opposite the River Thames dates back to the 16th century and is the perfect venue for your magical day. The hotel’s flexible and spacious facilities enable us to host weddings and parties catering up to 250 guests in our newly refurbished Pearl Suite. One of our experienced event managers will work together with you to ensure that your wedding day is planned to perfection, stress-free and unforgettable. Our newly refurbished executive rooms are individually designed with a unique combination of colours and materials. Rooms are fully air conditioned, have comfortable large beds for a great nights sleep, flat screen TV’s and grohe power showers. 01784 455930 | | The Boleyn Hotel, 29 The Hythe, Staines, Middx, TW18 3JD

A piece of history Tie the knot in a historic venue RICHMOND HILL HOTEL, TW10 6RW 02089 402 247 | Built in 1726, Richmond Hill Hotel is made up of a row of Georgian townhouses that were once resided in by local dignitaries. The venue overlooks the historic Richmond Park, which was once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII and his predecessors, and offers impressive views of the Thames Valley. Although the property doesn’t have its own grounds, it’s located at the top of Richmond Hill and is just steps away from the National Natural Reserve with free-roaming deer and plantations. Celebrate in style Intimate celebrations take place in the Queens Room, situated on the ground floor, this charming space has lots of character and can hold up to 40 guests. Located at the heart of the hotel, The Richmond Room is a modern space with a raised private bar area, sun terrace and room for 110 loved ones. This room offers the perfect blend of 18th-century charm, contemporary touches and stylish elegance. Decorated in a Georgian style, the Ballroom is ideal for large weddings of up to 180 friends and family and boasts high ceilings, lots of natural light and dash windows. We love... Couples will receive a complimentary menu tasting, discounted room rates for guests and a Georgian deluxe room on the night of the wedding. THEMED VENUES 27

OATLANDS PARK HOTEL, KT13 9HB 01932 847 242 | King Henry VIII married Catherine Howard in 1504 at the grand Oatlands Park Hotel, which was originally the site of a grand Tudor palace. Situated within 10 acres of parkland, the magnificent grounds were commissioned by Henry VIII in 1538. Over the centuries, the house and grounds have been rebuilt and remodelled by a string of wealthy tenants. Oatlands Park Hotel opened as a hotel in 1856, known then as The South Western Hotel, it played host to several world-famous guests, including writer Emile Zola, novelist Anthony Trollope and artist and poet Edward Lear. The current owners bought the property in 1986 and have lovingly restored and refurbished it, retaining the character of the listed buildings and grounds. Overlooking the Broadwater lake and with far-reaching views over the Surrey countryside, the venue offers plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities and the gardens are an ideal space to entertain wedding guests in the summer. Celebrate in style With spectacular views of the landscaped gardens and lake, the Mulberry Suite offers a beautiful setting for wedding celebrations. Licensed for up to 150 guests for the service, 160 for the wedding breakfast and 200 in the evening, the space is situated on the ground floor and boasts high ceilings, a neutral décor and an abundance of natural daylight. The recently refurbished York Suite is the hotel’s largest function space and offers exclusivity and the use of a private entrance and foyer. The room dividers offer flexibility and can be closed off into sections for small nuptials or opened up for large parties. Weddings of up to 350 people can take place here, with receptions of up to 420 friends and family. We love... Oatlands Park Hotel can be hired exclusively, and there are a range of wedding packages to choose from. THE TALBOT, GU23 6BB 01483 225 188 | Just 30 minutes from Central London, The Talbot is a 500-year-old property conveniently located between Heathrow and Gatwick. The venue has on-site parking facilities, 43 modern bedrooms, a restaurant, a cosy bar, distinctive period features and an impressive archway that leads to a courtyard. Celebrate in style Small celebrations take place in Emma’s Room, The Garden Room or the Victory Suite. Alternatively, the versatile Wisley Suite is a self-contained area with high ceilings, chandeliers and space for 100 day guests and 80 for a sit-down meal. The 15th-century Surrey Barns is also available. Boasting original beams, heaps of character and a romantic atmosphere, the room can be used separately or in conjunction with the Wisley Suite for up to 150 nearest and dearest. The barn also has a new wooden bar with poser tables and a separate dining area. We love... Lovebirds will receive a complimentary bridal suite on the night of the wedding, a room for their first anniversary and a menu tasting. 28

MARRY ME AT CHOBHAM GOLF CLUB Chobham Golf Club provides an excellent venue for your wedding day with the Clubhouse set in a picturesque rural location, offering beautiful views and natural backdrops to compliment your special day. We understand that your wedding day will be the happiest day of your life and it’s of utmost importance to us that both you and your guests have a truly enjoyable day. Contact us today to arrange a show round. T: 01276 855584 E: Chobham offers the following Wedding facilities: • Seating up to 140 for your wedding breakfast and up to 200 for evening functions • Picturesque rural location • High level of service and attention to detail • White linen table cloths • Montgomerie Suite is fully air-conditioned and has a private bar • Cloakrooms • Lift access • Large patio, to enjoy your arrival drinks and canapés • Stunning purpose-built wedding garden for those treasured wedding photos C H O B H A M R O A D | K N A P H I L L | W O K I N G | S U R R E Y | G U 2 1 2 T Z | ChobhamGolfClub @ChobhamGC 01293 862 166 weddings@stanhi l l cour thote l . www. stanhi l l cour thote l . S TANH I L L COURT I S A MAGN I F I CENT COUNTRY MANOR HOUS E , BU I L T I N 1 88 1 AND SURROUNDED BY 3 5 ACRE S OF BEAUT I FUL LANDSCAP ED GARDENS AND WOODLAND . A S TUNN I NG VENUE WI TH I DY L L I C V I EWS OVERLOOK I NG THE SURREY H I L L S CREAT I NG A ROMANT I C AND P I CTURE SQUE S ETT I NG .

PICTURE YOUR DREAM WEDDING AT Richmond Hill Hotel With luxurious touches and a splash of Richmond’s hilltop charm FIND OUT MORE AT RICHMONDHILL-HOTEL.CO.UK OR CALL OUR EXPERIENCED WEDDINGS TEAM ON 020 8940 2247.

PAINSHILL, KT11 1JE 01932 868 113 | Painshill was created as a living work of art in the 18th-century and boasts a 14-acre serpentine lake, ornate bridges, romantic ruins, picturesque vistas, and dramatically placed follies that provide stunning views of the surrounding area. Couples who wish to explore will love the on-site buggy and driver, which will be provided to make the most of the grounds. Celebrate in style The Gothic Temple is fully licenced and sits at the top of a hill overlooking Painshill Lake. Couples will exchange their vows under the Gothic arches while the guests sit under the aisle of trees that lead up to it. Following the service, the Amphitheatre Lawn, which leads up to the Temple, can be used exclusively for photos and drinks. A marquee will also be provided to ensure everyone is comfortable. Painshill doesn’t have the facilities to host receptions, but offer packages with other local venues. We love... Guests will fall in love with the bridge where the Netflix series Bridgerton was filmed and the grotto, which has a ceiling covered in sparkling crystals. THE PETERSHAM HOTEL, TW10 6UZ 02089 391 066 | Offering impressive views of the River Thames, The Petersham Hotel is a historic property in Richmond. Boasting Victorian splendour and a romantic restaurant, the venue has a dedicated team who will ensure every detail of the wedding is planned to perfection. Celebrate in style Ceremonies are held in The River Room, a beautiful space with views of the River Thames and Petersham Meadows, a private terrace and space for 30 nearest and dearest. The wedding breakfast is held in the light and airy Terrace Room with up to 30 loved ones. Extend the celebrations into the evening and dance the night away with up to 55 loved ones in the working wine cellars, which are transformed into a disco with lights, a dancefloor and a bar. We love... The Petersham Hotel offers a free menu tasting and overnight stay for couples. 31 THEMED VENUES

Pre-register for all of our events at WEMBLEY STADIUM, 20TH FEBRUARY, 2022 MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD, 20TH MARCH, 2022 ASCOT RACECOURSE, 24TH APRIL, 2022 THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE, DATE TO BE RELEASED X Sarah Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we’re looking forward to kickstarting our Spring wedding show season. From must-visit local fairs in some of the region’s best wedding venues, to our larger Signature Wedding Shows home to more than 100 exhibitors each, we can’t wait to welcome back our couples and help plan their wedding days. Here’s what to expect when attending one of our events... Whether you’re joyous that restrictions have passed, or are still a little hesitant, couples can rest assured our venues are continuing to maintain some of the government guidelines and measures to ensure everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy the day: • Attendees will need to pre-register to attend events • There will be allocated time slots for visitors • All venues will also have enhanced cleaning procedures, with hand washing and sanitising facilities still available • Spaces between exhibition booths will be maintained to ease congestion • Optional face masks • Anyone with symptoms must refrain from visiting 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, and attending our exhibitions is free! For more information on any of our exhibitions visit County Wedding Events’ website. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Sarah Ellis, Sales and Events 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

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NATURAL beauty Jo and Greg celebrated with their friends and family at Denbies Wine Estate Images courtesy of Greg Shingler Photography Jo and Greg met online. “We hadn’t had much luck on dating apps, but I think we both knew on our first date that we had something special,” says Jo. “We talked until the pub closed, and we were literally asked to leave. A year later, we moved in together and then went straight into the first lockdown, so it was an interesting way to start our life together, but it made us get to know each other and know we want a future together.” Greg proposed during a holiday to Italy. “It was a massive surprise as I never expected him to chance taking the ring through security on a plane, but it was our first chance to take a holiday since lockdown, and he knew he wouldn’t get another chance for a while,” shares the bride. “He proposed in front of an amazing view as the sunset.” Here the bride shares some of her favourite moments from their big day... REAL WEDDINGS 37

Once restrictions had lifted a little, and we could get out of London, we found ourselves regularly escaping to the Surrey Hills. We love wine, so the fact that Denbies Wine Estate was a vineyard was a plus. It just felt like the perfect fit. We also wanted a space that would feel comfortable with 150 people, and Denbies Wine Estate offered an amazing outdoor location as well as beautiful indoor spaces. For our favours, we chose personalised shot glasses and a bottle of Limoncello for each table. We do like a party, so shots were inevitable, but I did a speech at the end of the meal explaining the significance of the drink being partly due to our engagement in Italy but also due to the time my dad kept topping up Greg’s drink, and he was too polite to tell him to stop – so ended up drinking three tumblers of it! We repurposed the lanterns from our ceremony and used them as our centrepieces. We had natural blooms in keeping with our countryside theme from Cathey’s Flowers. I decided on a sunflower bouquet to mark a special friend who sadly couldn’t be there. We also had some blossom trees at the end of our top table. Greg and I went from having no cake to a full treat table. The South East Cakery in Dulwich just made it too hard to choose. We went for a chocolate explosion cake, with six types of brownies with flavours ranging from peanut butter and white chocolate to Rolo rocky road. Our tables names included pictures of us as children. It was great fun choosing the photos, and we were happy for everyone to have a laugh at our expense! 38

Denbies Wine Estate managed all our catering. We had a barbecue along with a wide selection of sides, so no one went hungry. Our evening food was a massive cheese tower. We love cheese, and so did our guests, but the tower was huge, so it meant we still got a great amount to take home with us too! The groomsmen chose blue tweed suits from Moss Bros, and Greg opted for a check suit from Walker Slater. It was a little hot considering it ended up being 23 degrees, but it looked great. Greg and I were so lucky to have perfect weather, so we could have our outdoor ceremony. Lockdown rules were lifted so all our guests, except friends in the USA, could come. After such an unsure year, we couldn’t believe it was happening, and we just smiled all day. My four bridesmaids chose different styles to suit their shape from David’s Bridal. I loved how beautiful they all looked and that they felt comfortable. Lots of my friends have already got married, so I wanted a gown that felt unique to me. My dress was by Pronovias, and I felt really special without being uncomfortable. The biggest plus was the fab team at Teokath of London, who sold me the sample dress from the store. I then bought vintage shoes and a headpiece from Lace & Favour. We knew we wanted a band, as after so long in lockdown, we wanted everyone up dancing and singing along. We found Rockit and loved their repertoire. It had hits from every decade, and they played all the classics without going overly cheesy. Our guests have all said how much they loved the band, and the dancefloor was never empty. REAL WEDDINGS 39