Your Surrey Wedding - April/May 2022 (Issue 94)

£3.55 APR/MAY 2022 HONEYMOONS, BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, EXPERT ADVICE, FREEBIES AND MORE A honeymoon in St Lucia WIN! Boogie all night Meet Surrey-based musicians and entertainers MAKING WAVES Tie the knot in a waterside venue Picture perfect Real wedding special We explore... Reigate, Redhill & Tandridge

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71 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 17 COMPETITION Win a honeymoon in St Lucia 81 HOT TOPIC Our experts answer your questions CONTENTS APRIL/MAY 2022 VENUES 19 SPOTLIGHT ON REIGATE, REDHILL & TANDRIDGE Discover some of the best venues in the area 27 MAKING WAVES Tie the knot in a waterside venue 32 HISTORICAL SPLENDOUR Horsley Towers has been one of managing editor Danielle Harvey’s bucket list of Surrey venues to visit; so she jumped at the chance to spend some time at this renowned wedding venue... FEATURES 63 BOOGIE ALL NIGHT Meet local musicians and entertainers 68 HERE COME THE GIRLS Senior editor Melissa Barker shares her wedding planning journey 71 PICTURE PERFECT Local photographers showcase their favourite weddings from 2021 77 ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE This styled shoot at Wotton House combines English romanticism and elegance with American modernism and colour Cover look This issue’s cover is sponsored by Lythe Hill Hotel ( It was taken at Frankie and Holly’s beautiful wedding. Turn to page 50 to see more from their big day. Photographer: The Kensington Photographer ( 77 27 3

REAL WEDDINGS 39 LOVE IS IN THE AIR Meg and Em styled their day with a burgundy theme at Denbies Wine Estate 45 DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Lisa and Nick tied the knot with a music theme at Woldingham Golf Club 50 WOODLAND ROMANCE Frankie and Holly hosted their wedding at Lythe Hill Hotel 57 CLASSIC ELEGANCE Elesha and Lucas celebrated with their friends and family at De Vere Selsdon Estate HONEYMOONS 102 HONEYMOON NEWS A round up of new openings and honeymoon essentials 104 GOURMET LOVERS PARADISE IN THE ALGARVE... With 3,000 hours of sunshine and just a threehour flight from the UK, the Algarve offers a delightful year-round destination FASHION & BEAUTY 84 FASHION FOCUS Fashion editor Claire Ridley reveals her latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 85 THE FRILL OF IT Layers and ruffles adorn dresses in the newseason bridal collections 90 AISLE STYLE From skyscraper stilettos to comfortable flats and even sliders, the new-season bridal shoe collections offer something for everyone 91 LOVELY IN LACE This classic fabric never goes out of style, whether you choose a traditional gown or a more relaxed, boho-inspired dress 94 BEAUTY BUZZ Beauty editor Kelly Andrews reveals all the latest must-haves for the bride-to-be 96 FASHION & BEAUTY Q&A Local professionals solve your problems 45 39 57 GROOMS 99 GROOMS’ NEWS All the latest best buys and product launches 100 IN THE PINK Fuchsia, watermelon, flamingo, rouge, salmon, coral, hot pink... the choices are endless when it comes to this oh-so fabulous hue! 4

The latest news from local suppliers. Looking for something with lots of ruffles and layers? Fall in love with our striking fashion section. 9 91 85 Gorgeous wedding dresses with lace detailing. 77 This styled shoot at Wotton House combines English romanticism with American modernism and colour. For me, spring is a wonderful time of year. I love seeing nature come alive again, and being able to go outside without it being dark is something I’ve truly missed. Although I adore Christmas (who doesn’t?) I’m not a fan of the winter months and am so glad we can finally say hello to spring! With a new season comes lots of wonderful real weddings, and I can’t wait to hear from those of you who are set to tie the knot in the next few months. As many of you know, my wedding is in July 2022, so we’re finally in the home stretch and counting down the days. We opted for a summer wedding, partly due to my disdain for the cold weather, but also because when we got engaged in 2020 we were in the middle of one of the many lockdowns and were unsure if we’d be able to get married anytime soon. We booked our venue for 18 months later, and here we are about to walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’. For those of you who are newly engaged, believe me when I tell you that your day will arrive in the blink of an eye! My number one piece of advice is to take your time and enjoy the planning process. In this issue, we reveal some of the best musicians, answer your hot topic questions and showcase the latest news from around Surrey. Remember, if you’ve recently celebrated your day or have been involved with a styled shoot, you can submit it at or email me at Melissa x Melissa Barker, Senior Editor Step int spring 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

Meg and Em styled their day with a burgundy theme at Denbies Wine Estate. 39 Win a honeymoon in St Lucia! 17 Frankie and Holly hosted their wedding at Lythe Hill Hotel. Tie the knot in Reigate, Redhill or Tandridge. 50 19 Top tips from local fashion and beauty experts. 96 45 Lisa and Nick tied the knot with a music theme at Woldingham Golf Club. EDITOR’S LETTER 7

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 MOMENTS THAT MATTER RD Ceremonies, a new celebrant based in Surrey, is offering couples who book her services in April a free bottle of champagne. The owner, Rebecca Douglas, tells us more about her company: “I’ve always loved weddings, even as a little girl. Friends and family often told me I should become a celebrant when hearing me give readings. This started playing on my mind, and my passion for weddings, helping people and putting on a good show eventually encouraged me to start my own celebrant business. I like to work with my couples to tailor the ceremony to their wishes. Most of the traditions that people want to include in their wedding, for example, the vows, the rings and the first kiss are all ceremonial and not needed legally. Therefore in our consultations, you may decide that you want to replace the rings with hand-fasting, or you might be two families joining together and want to involve your children and choose to do a sand ceremony. There are also no restrictions on songs or readings and you can incorporate your beloved pet or favourite film. I will work with you to create your love story. It can be completely light-hearted or more traditional, but the words I write are written for you and will guarantee your ceremony is personal.” To find out more, visit All the latest from around Surrey NEWS Nearlywed MUM’S THE WORD Brides Visited, a bridal boutique in Ashtead, Surrey, is stocking a gorgeous collection of mother-of-the-brides/grooms outfits from designer Veromia and Mascara. These can be matched with an extensive range of hats, fascinators and handbags in a wide range of colours. There is something to suit everyone, with prices ranging from £225 to £425. The boutique can assist you with every aspect of your wedding day, including bridalwear, bridesmaids, mother-of-thebride/groom, accessories and wedding photography. With a knowledgeable and professional, one-to-one service, Brides Visited can help you find the perfect outfit for the big day. Discover more at HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! First Dance Studios in Woking, Surrey, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. “Thank you to all of the 2000+ wonderful couples we’ve taught over the past 20 years,” says Emma Brewer from First Dance Studios. “Thank you for saying “we do” to the dance with us and trusting us. We’re very excited about the next 20 years. We’ve all found the past few years a struggle in many ways, so welcoming couples back onto the dancefloor has given us all so much joy, hope and happiness. For the next 20 years, we are actively growing due to popularity and have a team of teachers across Surrey, Sussex and London ready to lead you onto the dancefloor. We endeavour to come up with more fun first dances, more couple to crowd connections for a great party and more fun for those allimportant first steps as a couple during your first dance.” For further information, visit ECO-FRIENDLY FASHION Fuchsia’s Vintage Bridal Wear in Woking is a new business offering beautiful and elegant designs that are sustainable and kind to the planet. The owner, Forouzan Fard, tells us more: “I started this business because I wanted to do something constructive. How we treat our planet is important to me, and I love fashion, so I decided to combine my passion and love to create something that my children can be proud of, and so the idea of revamping pre-loved wedding dresses was born. To me, all the work that goes into making a wedding dress always seemed such a waste to be used once and then stored away, sometimes never to be seen for years! I’m always on the search for a dress that needs some magic added back into it, and I just love seeing the transformation of an almost new gown without a carbon footprint. Please do come and visit us in our studio, a Grade I listed building in the heart of Surrey, which will launch on 2nd April, 2022.” Visit for more information. LOCAL NEWS 9

NEW PACKAGE ALERT! The Talbot Hotel, situated in the picturesque village of Ripley, has won a Hitched Award that recognises the best wedding venues across the UK. The venue has also launched three new wedding packages. Each comes with a dedicated wedding coordinator, aisle carpet, chair coverings, table linen, evening dancefloor, cake stand, easel, complimentary food tasting, bridal suite for the night of the wedding, special accommodation rates for guests, a complimentary double bedroom for the first anniversary and a three-course menu, drinks package and evening buffet. The Vintage Package (£97.75pp), Crystal Package (£107.75pp) and Diamond Package (£117.75pp) all come with the above but offer different food and drink options. The historic hotel is 500-year old and 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 selfcontained area with high ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Check out for more information. KELLY ANDREWS REVIEWS THE MITRE Arriving at The Mitre in East Molesey the façade, while perfectly charming, gives only the merest hint of what awaits you once you’ve set foot inside. The only thing that really hints at what a treat this place will be is its incredible location on the banks of the Thames at the foot of an elegant bridge, in the shadow of Hampton Court Palace. As I wound my way through this charming labyrinthian boutique hotel one of the things that impressed me most was the quality of the recent refurbishment, carried out during lockdowns. The interior designer has cleverly managed to achieve a seamless and harmonious blend of modern luxury with historical gravitas in a way that I can’t say I’ve encountered before. And the accommodation... wow! While discounted room rates are available for your nearest and dearest, the venue does offer exclusive use giving you and up to 72 guests run of the hotel, including all 36 bedrooms and suites. You and your loved ones will be in for a treat here when it comes to the wedding breakfast. Having visited the hotel’s 1665 Riverside Brasserie to sample a delicious three-course lunch of smoked mackerel pate, chargrilled beef, and dark chocolate fondant, I can report that every mouthful left me wanting more. The Orangery, which offers a Mediterranean vibe, can host up to 70 loved ones for the ‘I dos’ and wedding breakfast, with space for 120 evening guests. This also includes the use of the main terrace with its quintessentially English view overlooking the Thames, offering the perfect backdrop to your day. To find out more, check out SPARKLE AND SHINE Twilights Entertainment in Haslemere, Surrey, has added a new sparkle fountain and dry ice dancefloor effect called Dancing on the Clouds to its offerings. As seen on Married on First Sight, it’s ideal for weddings, theatres and corporate launch parties and the dancefloor will create a spectacular photo opportunity during your first dance. The sparklers are safe to use indoors and can be turned off in an instant. For more than 20 years, the dynamic company has provided exciting wedding options to delight and mesmerise guests of all ages. The team thrives on bringing couples’ weddings to life with a website teeming with ideas and inspiration, from magicians to elegant harpists. There is a selection of packages, products and ideas to suit everyone. Head over to for more information. 10

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AUTUMN 2022 WEDDING SHOWS ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated 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 SUN 16 OCT | BRAXTED PARK Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EN SUN 23 OCT | HOUCHINS WEDDING VENUE Houchin’s Lane, Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1RT SURREY SUN 4 SEPT | GUILDFORD MANOR HOTEL & SPA Newlands Corner, Guildford,, GU4 8SE KENT SUN 6 NOV | HYTHE IMPERIAL HOTEL & SPA Princes Parade, Hythe, CT21 6AE BERKS, BUCKS & OXON SUN 25 SEPT | RACKLEYS CHILTERN HILLS Marlow Road, Cadmore End, Bucks, HP14 3PP 12pm-4pm /CountyWeddingEvents @CountyWedEvent @countyweddingevents

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is situated on the stunning Eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia – a honeymooners paradise. Nestled into 60 acres of lush hillside, Windjammer Landing is a Mediterranean-style resort on a large crescent-shaped stretch of beach, boasting six swimming pools (two of them for kids), a selection of signature restaurants and bars, spa, fitness centre, watersports programmes and well-equipped kids club. The resort’s 212 guest rooms, suites and villas range from stylish and contemporary waterfront villas to beachfront suites steps from the water’s edge and charming hillside rooms each designed to offer its guests beautiful views across Labrolette Bay and the Caribbean Sea. With complimentary windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding, pedal boating, day and night tennis, 24hour fitness centre access and water aerobics, guests are encouraged to be as busy or relaxed as they like. Motorised water sports and scuba diving are also available, and the St Lucia Golf and Country Club’s 18-hole course is just a 25-minute drive away. At the end of an actionpacked day, Windjammer’s Spa provides the perfect tranquil setting to relax and unwind. An array of restaurants and bars cater to the most discerning palates offering everything from elegant dining to more casual tastes either beachside or nestled in the hillsides overlooking the bay. Those looking for something truly special can book a private dining experience with their own in-villa chef and a personalised menu. For couples who can tear themselves away from the myriad attractions at the resort, honeymooners can enjoy St Lucia’s natural beauty with a scenic island cruise or rainforest excursion. Adrenaline seekers might prefer to zip-line through the forest canopy or climb the Gros Piton, the tallest of the island’s iconic twin peaks The Pitons – a UNESCO World Heritage site. What’s more, you can enjoy dolphin and whale watching, a helicopter tour or horseback riding on the beach. The sulphur springs, Pigeon Point, Marigot Bay, Castries Market and Rodney Bay are all within reach and easily booked through Jammin’ Tours, the resort’s own excursion team! Rooms at Windjammer Landing start a US$266 per night with Villas starting at US$448. For information and reservations visit THE PRIZE: County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort to give readers the chance to win: a three-night stay in a premium one-bedroom villa with breakfast included for two adults. T&Cs apply and the winners can add on additional nights for an additional charge. WIN! Closing date 3rd June, 2022. Terms and conditions apply. Please see our website for details. A HONEYMOON IN ST LUCIA COMPETITION 17

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 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 Plan your ‘historic’ day 8th May 2022 11am – 4pm F R E E E N T R A N C E A N D F R E E ON S I T E P A R K I N G Canapes and refreshments available throughout the day Meet a stunning array of wedding planners, florists, decorators and suppliers for your big day. The wedding fair will be presented throughout the Victorian Hotel. View our bedrooms and bridal suites, along with other areas of the hotel set-up and decorated for various wedding occasions – inside and outside our beautiful gardens. 0208 547 1777 | WA R R E N HO U S E HO T E L , WA R R E N R O A D , K I N G S T ON - U P ON -T H A M E S , K T 2 7 H Y WARREN HOUSE HOTEL

Spotlight on... HOOKHOUSE FARM, RH1 PW 01342 842 168 | Hookhouse Farm is a 17th-century threshing barn surrounded by 340 acres of glorious National Trust countryside. The property is a working family-run beef farm, and at various times throughout the year, the cows are housed within walking distance of the wedding barn. The farm continues to function through all seasons and offers a window into farming life. The wedding barn is available to use between the beginning of May and mid-September. Available exclusively, it boasts exposed oak beams and a blank canvas that’s perfect for any theme or colour scheme. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The farmhouse front garden is ideal for blessings, welcome drinks, playing games and generally relaxing during the day and evening. Alternatively, the barn can be used for ceremonies and receptions. WE LOVE... Glamping is available in the home paddock. REIGATE, REDHILL & TANDRIDGE REGIONAL VENUES 19

HARTSFIELD MANOR, RH3 7AA 01737 845 300 | Situated within 16 acres of manicured grounds and rich countryside is the grand wedding venue, Hartsfield Manor. Boasting far-reaching views of the Surrey Hills, this luxury property has heaps of Victorian character and charm, including a historic arched door, a staircase, a feature fireplace and chandeliers. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The Brockham Suite comes complete with a fireplace and a private terrace and is available for intimate weddings of 40 nearest and dearest. Large celebrations are held in The Lounge, which has high ceilings, a piano, an abundance of natural daylight coming in through the grand bay windows and room for 90 loved ones. 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 friends and family an area to chat away from the dancefloor. WE LOVE... The happy couple will receive a complimentary menu tasting, a bridal suite and a changing room to use on the morning of the wedding. STANHILL COURT, RH6 0EP 01293 862 166 | Originally a Victorian country manor house, Stanhill Court is nestled within 35 acres of glorious gardens and woodland and is now a quintessentially English hotel that’s perfect for weddings. The owner’s enthusiasm and passion for this historic building have led to a complete refurbishment with plenty of outdoor space, including an Amphitheatre and room to land a helicopter. Inside is a traditional yet contemporary interior, a cabin-style bar, a bright Orangery and luxury bedrooms. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The Amphitheatre is ideal for al fresco celebrations and can accommodate 240 loved ones. Boasting moving partitions that can make the space smaller if needed, the Charlwood Suite is located in the heart of the venue and can hold up to 240 friends and family. Following the refurbishment, the Orangery has been given a new lease of life with a modern décor and space for 180 nearest and dearest. Overlooking the stunning gardens and terrace, The Lloyds Room has a traditional décor with contemporary twists, wood panelling, an original fireplace and room for 50 guests. WE LOVE... Stanhill Court offers couples a complimentary bridal suite with a group breakfast the following morning, a menu tasting and a firstanniversary stay. 20

Your perfect all year round wedding venue In the heart of the Surrey Hills Civil ceremony up to 180 guests Intimate vineyard weddings from 20 guests Celebrations for up to 350 guests Vineyard Hotel Accommodation Denbies Wine Estate Ltd, London Road, Dorking Surrey RH5 6AA T. 01306 876616 Email: Company Registered in England No 9822843 Designed by pre: Photo credits: visit

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 .

DENBIES WINE ESTATE LIMITED, RH5 6AA 01306 734 663 | Overlooking the Surrey Hills and 265 acres of vineyards is the impressive Denbies Wine Estate Limited. Home to 17 en-suite bedrooms, the property has a must-see restaurant and a magnificent pavilion centrepiece that provides a striking backdrop for photographs and musical entertainment. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The largest room available is The Denbies Suite which can hold up to 180 guests. Small celebrations of up to 50 friends and family take place in the Ranmore Suite. Overlooking the Cloisters Courtyard is the Garden Room which has space for 150 nearest and dearest. Alternatively, the Vineyard Hotel can accommodate 30 guests and outdoor services for 150. Evening receptions are held in the Conservatory, Gallery Restaurant or Vineyard Restaurant. WE LOVE... W-day couples will receive overnight accommodation at Denbies Vineyard Hotel and a complimentary menu tasting. COLTSFORD MILL, RH8 9DG 01883 716 354 | Coltsford Mill is surrounded by 12 acres of countryside and boasts two lakes, a mill wheel and a water pump. This peaceful landscape, with its many cascades and romantic bridges, is full of wonderful photo opportunities. NUTFIELD PRIORY HOTEL & SPA, RH1 4EL 01737 824 400 | Dating back to 1872, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa is full of lovingly preserved features that look wonderful in those all-important photographs. Inside are original stained glass windows, rich-wood panelling and décor inspired by the Neo-Gothic splendour of the Palace of Westminster. KINGSWOOD CLUB & LODGE, KT20 6NE 01737 832 188 | Set in the rolling hills looking out to the Surrey countryside, Kingswood Club boasts a newly refurbished clubhouse with beautifully decorated banqueting halls, a modern 18 room hotel and a challenging 18 hole Surrey classic golf course designed by James Braid. SURREY NATIONAL GOLF CLUB, CR3 5AA 01883 344 555 | Set within 200 acres of private land and boasting views across its golf course, Surrey National Golf Club is a contemporary venue with versatile and flexible wedding spaces. Perched high above the course, the property offers uninterrupted, panoramic views across the lake and grounds. WOLDINGHAM GOLF CLUB, CR3 7HA 01883 653 501 | Nestled in the heart of the Halliloo Valley, Woldingham Golf Club is a stately mansion-style venue with charming wedding spaces. Surrounded by a golf course, there are plenty of places to explore and take photographs. THE RED BARN, RH7 6LL 01342 830 820 | Situated in the village of Lingfield, dating back as far as the 16th century, The Red Barn is a dog-friendly country pub with a restaurant that is just minutes from Lingfield Racecourse and Lingfield Train Station. Also check out... 23 REGIONAL VENUES

FLOWERS Frankie Lane w: e: t: 07387407686 @frankielaneflowers Wedding & Event Flowers 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. We now have a 1965 VW Splitscreen in beautiful sage green and white, seating 6 passengers. Please visit our website or contact us via the below. 07889 557 222 | K1CLASSICCARHIRE@GMAIL.COM K1CLASSICCARHIRE.COM | INSTAGRAM @ K1CLASSICCARHIRE

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

Cakes by Nina Multi Award Winning Cake Designer WWW.CAKESBYNINAWEDDINGS.COM Email: If you can dream it we can make it happen. Where quality matters - using organic ingredients and attention to detail - all our flowers and foliage are sugar. 5 star council rated and full liability insurance. 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

Making waves Tie the knot in a waterside venue WOTTON HOUSE, RH5 6HS 01306 730 000 | Wotton House dates back to the 16th-century when it was sold by Henry Owen to the Evelyn family. John Evelyn, one of three sons of Richard Evelyn, was inspired by what he had discovered on his travels and constructed an Italian garden and temple, designed by his cousin, Captain George Evelyn, which was soon joined by a parterre garden complete with an Italian fountain. Since then, the estate has been passed through the Evelyn family, who have all been passionate about preserving John’s legacy, whilst adding their own touches to the estate. Guests are welcome to explore the 13 acres of gardens, which have been deemed worthy of protection and individually Grade II listed. Flowing peacefully through the estate is The River Tillingbourne, which had its own mill at one time. It has since become awash with aquatic plants and wildlife, including a family of ducks who come and go as they please. Inside the hotel are several luxurious bedrooms and junior suites, a restaurant, leisure facilities and a range of wedding spaces. Celebrate in style The Grade II listed Italian gardens is fully licensed for civil ceremonies of up to 140 guests. Celebrate the joys of nature by opting for an outdoor wedding ceremony underneath one of the two majestic temples. With panoramic views of the gardens, it’s a beautiful space to say ‘I do’ and take photographs. The grand vaulted ceilings, pillars and centuries-old original marble fireplaces set a romantic tone for an indoor ceremony in The Old Library. A whimsical, showstopping setting for weddings, with natural daylight shining through the stone Gothic windows and Ancient Greek phrases written on the walls. We love... The dedicated wedding team at Wotton House will be on hand to help every step of the way to make the day is worry-free and full of lasting memories. THEMED VENUES 27

LYTHE HILL HOTEL & SPA, GU27 3BQ 01428 744 815 | The 16th-century Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa is a Tudor house that combines old-world charm with modern elegance. Resting on the borders of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex, the award-winning property has plenty of places to take photographs, including 22 acres of rural countryside and a charming lake. Celebrate in style The largest wedding space available is The Ivory Suite. Boasting an impressive sky-view lantern roof and exposed beams, it can accommodate 150 guests for the meal and 250 in the evening. Alternatively, the Hampton Suite has high ceilings, exposed bricks, a neutral décor throughout and space for 80 nearest and dearest. Small celebrations of up to 30 are held in The Old Room, which has oak-panelled walls and a decorative fireplace. Outdoor weddings are held in the gazebo or the meadow. We love... Lovebirds 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. RAVENS AIT, KT6 4HN 02083 396 960 | Ravens Ait is a charming wedding venue situated in the heart of the River Thames. Inside is a classic and sleek décor with subtle hues that can be dressed up in a variety of ways to suit any colour scheme. The main focal point is the picturesque lawn which can be admired from across the Surbiton end of the river. Celebrate in style Intimate weddings are held in the Thames Suite. Complete with views over the Thames, this bright and spacious room has lots of natural light and can accommodate 80 seated guests. The Britannia Suite comes complete with folding doors leading straight onto the decking area and space for 120 seated loved ones. Large celebrations are held in the marquee and lawn, which has a capacity for 250 friends and family. We love... When booking the in-house caterers, the happy couple will receive a free menu tasting. 28

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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: THE HIGHEST HAPPINESS ON EARTH I S THE HAPPINESS OF MARRIAGE - William Lyon Phelps Hampton Court Palace Golf Club House Park, Kingston Upon Thames Surrey, KT1 4AD 0208 977 2423 Weddings at Surrey’s Hidden Gem, Hampton Court Palace Golf Club Wedding Show Sunday 4th September 2022 11am - 3pm

WEYBOURNE HOUSE, GU2 4DR 01483 568 768 | Located in a quiet corner of Guildford, Weybourne House is a charming wedding venue that was constructed in 2005. Offering panoramic views over the Water Meadow and the River Wey, couples can enjoy the landscaped gardens, restaurant and have access to the large car park. Celebrate in style Since the river is close by, couples can arrive by boat and slowly meander 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 boat ride and waterside views. THE TALBOT, GU23 6BB 01483 225 188 | The Talbot is a 500-year-old property located just 30 minutes from Central London. Situated between Heathrow and Gatwick, the venue has on-site parking facilities, 43 modern bedrooms, a restaurant, a cosy bar, distinctive period features, a river close by and an impressive archway that leads to a courtyard. Celebrate in style Couples planning a small celebration will have a choice between The Garden Room, Emma’s Room and the Victory Suite. The versatile Wisley Suite is also available. This self-contained area has high ceilings, chandeliers and space for 100 day guests and 80 for a sit-down meal. Boasting original beams and heaps of character, the 15th-century Surrey Barns can be used separately or in conjunction with the Wisley Suite for up to 150 loved ones. The barn also has a wooden bar with poser tables and a separate dining area. We love... W-day couples will receive a complimentary bridal suite on the night of the wedding, a room for their first anniversary and a menu tasting. 31 THEMED VENUES

Few Surrey venues have quite the façade as that of exclusive-use wedding venue Horsley Towers. The widely used photography of the picturesque lake view with the towers in the background is simply enchanting, like something plucked straight from the pages of a fairytale. In real life, it’s the definition of breathtaking as the Towers slowly come in to view as you approach via the driveway and pull up alongside the lake, eager to enter the historical property to see what awaits inside. The ancestral home to the Lovelace family, the Towers were bought by Lord Lovelace from William Currie in the 1800s. Lord Lovelace added the iconic Italian tower, the clock tower and Great Hall, and commissioned the cloisters and beautiful chapel for his wife Ada Byron. Its historic significance and impressive backdrop has been recognised by TV and film crews featuring in popular Netflix drama The Crown, BBC’s Call the Midwife, and Disney’s Through the Looking Glass. Visitors will certainly not be disappointed as the interior is all that you would expect, equally complementing the exterior in charm and aesthetic. Sympathetically refurbished, it retains many of its historical features, with furnishings synonymous with the De Vere hotel brand. LORDS AND LADIES OF THE MANOR Of course, the exterior of Horsley Towers is picture-perfect, but inside the Victorian mansion, couples really are spoilt for choice with standout rooms perfect for nuptials. History buffs will adore the authentic 19thcentury splendour of the Great Hall, which remains mainly untouched in its appearance boasting a beamed cantilever roof and trusses, oakpanelled walls, fireplace, and 150 coats of arms. The Minstrel’s Gallery also gives a sweeping bird’s eye view of the magnificent room and boasts a working organ. This traditional banqueting hall can host 110 loved ones for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. For those looking for a more elegant space with plenty of light and luxe furnishings, the Sopwith Suite is ideal. Still perfectly complementing the splendour of the Towers, this space is suitable for 120 guests for ceremonies and the wedding breakfast. When tying the knot here, there are three aptly named wedding breakfast packages, The Ada Byron, named after the daughter of the romantic poet Lord Byron who married Lord Lovelace; The Charles Barry the designer of the wonderful towers, and Lord Lovelace who bought Historical splendour Horsley Towers has been one of managing editor Danielle Harvey’s bucket list of Surrey venues to visit; so she jumped at the chance to spend some time at this renowned wedding venue... 32

the towers and lived there in the 1800s. Even the most discerning of food critics can delight in the ample cuisine choice with meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options on offer. From delectable canapés to five-course sitdown set dinners, evening buffets, paellas and hog roasts, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite and there’s something else you’re looking for, you can discuss with the team of chefs bespoke dining options. Post-vows and dining, The Charles Barry Room sits alongside the Towers Bar making it ideal for evening receptions for up to 250 loved ones. And after a day of true pomp and splendour, where better to rest your head at night than in one of the 28 en suite rooms comprising of the bridal suite, junior suites, family rooms and deluxe rooms. All refurbished to a high standard with comfort and luxury in mind. What’s more, there are a further 180 rooms in Horsley Towers if you’re having a truly grand affair. EDITOR LOVES ❤ The cloisters and chapel – These breathtaking spaces provide the most romantic settings for photos and a quiet moment for the couple to spend quality time together. Consider a blessing in the chapel for a ceremony to remember. ❤ The grounds – There’s ample space to utilise for summer weddings including the terrace and croquet lawn. ❤ The all weekender option – Oh-so popular with modern couples, the venue offers dinner the night before, breakfast the following morning and a ‘girls night in’ package. ❤ The grooms room – Not many venues cater so attentively to the men too, and the Grooms Room will be a hit with the gents complete with pool table, TVs, fridges and more! ❤ The cosy snugs – There are ample chairs, sofas and facilities for loved ones to spend quality time together. ❤ Toastmaster Steve Eggleton’s history tour – Guests too can enjoy the history tour and Steve’s absolutely charming, his passion for the venue is infectious. ❤ The team! – There’s not one person that truly wasn’t a delight to deal with so you can rest assured your wedding day is in safe hands. Special mention to general manager Michael Micallef, duty manager Peter Roche, wedding coordinator Kate Bansgrove, Guita, and everyone else, thank you! For further information and to arrange a viewing visit or email REVIEW 33