Your Surrey Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 99)

£3.55 FEB/MAR 2023 HONEYMOONS, BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, EXPERT ADVICE, FREEBIES AND MORE A fairytale escape in Northern Ireland WIN! Life is better with you by my side Fabulous real weddings and styled shoots HISTORIC WONDERS Celebrate your big day in a venue full of history Delectable DELIGHTS The latest cake trends Sustainable FASHION Eco-friendly dresses

W E D D I N G S BY AV I ATOR T : + 4 4 ( 0 ) 1 2 5 2 5 5 5 8 9 2 E : WE D D I N G S@AV I ATO R H AM P S H I R E . COM W : AV I ATO R H AM P S H I R E . COM /WE D D I N G S B O O K A S H O W R O U N D With its sleek contours inspired by the shape of a propeller, Aviator sets the scene for a statement occasion. Located on the Hampshire and Surrey border overlooking the private Farnborough Airport, Aviator is one of Hampshire’s most unique hotels. When it comes to planning your special day, you’re in control with flexible agendas to suit you and your guests. The venue boasts 169 contemporary bedrooms and suites, a dedicated events lobby, extensive dining and refreshment options, four diverse spaces ready to welcome your style and personality, and an experienced team to make celebrating love straightforward. All that is left to do is enjoy the moments with your nearest and dearest. A L L B E C A U S E T W O P E O P L E F E L L I N L O V E Alex Toze Wedding Photographer Sarah Hoyle Photography Lawes Photography

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 A fairytale escape awaits at Ballygally Castle in Northern Ireland 59 HOT TOPIC Our experts answer your questions CONTENTS FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023 VENUES 19 SPOTLIGHT ON WAVERLEY AND MOLE VALLEY Discover some of the best venues in the area 25 HISTORIC WONDERS Celebrate your big day in a venue full of history FEATURES 55 LIFE IS BETTER WITH YOU BY MY SIDE A team of talented suppliers worked together to create this fun shoot at Wotton House 63 HOLD ME CLOSE Using neutral colour palettes, this styled shoot at The Garden, Cobham, is full of inspiration 67 DELECTABLE DELIGHTS Meet local cake companies 79 THE PERFECT FIT Local bridal boutiques share their favourite dresses On the cover... This issue’s gorgeous cover has been sponsored by Epsom Downs Racecourse ( 63 19 3

REAL WEDDINGS 35 YOU’RE MY HOME Fae and Joe were instantly attracted to each other and couldn’t wait to tie the knot at The Mandolay Hotel 40 THE SUN IS SHINING DOWN ON US Ellie and Jonny incorporated yellows and purples into their big day at Denbies Wine Estate 47 LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE After meeting online, Georgia and Taylor quickly became inseparable and celebrated their love with friends and family at Oaks Farm Weddings HONEYMOONS 90 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest grand openings and must-see honeymoon destinations 92 ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY Sample a taste of the Mediterranean on the dreamy island of Crete 94 THE PERFECT GETAWAY We’ve rounded up some of the best mini-moon destinations in Europe 96 DOWN BY THE RIVER Discover The Great House in Sonning, part of the Coppa Club collection of hotels and restaurants FASHION & BEAUTY 72 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 73 STRIKING SILHOUETTES Make your entrance in style in a fabulous fishtail dress, a fairytale-inspired ballgown or a slinky little number 85 SUSTAINABLE STYLES These designers offer something green as they promote their latest collections created using eco-friendly fabrics 88 FASHION & BEAUTY Q&A Local professionals solve your problems 85 35 47 40 4

Ellie and Jonny incorporated yellows and purples into their big day at Denbies Wine Estate. All the latest news from around Surrey. 40 35 9 Fae and Joe were instantly attracted to each other and couldn’t wait to tie the knot at The Mandolay Hotel. 17 Win a fairytale escape at Ballygally Castle in Northern Ireland. I’ve had the privilege of being editor of Your Surrey Wedding since June 2019 and have put together 22 issues in that time. Over the years, I’ve grown really attached to the region, it’s wonderful couples and lovely wedding suppliers, so it’s with a heavy heart that I say this is my last issue. I feel really lucky to have worked on the magazine and it’s been a pleasure getting to know so many of you. I’ll be taking the helm on Your East Anglian Wedding, so not too far away, and I’m really excited for a new challenge and to see what the area has to offer. Our long term advertiers and readers will remember that Danielle Harvey was the editor of Your Surrey Wedding long before me and I’m really pleased to say that she’ll be taking over from next issue, which also happens to be our massive 100th issue! Danielle is an expert on all things wedding and adores the area, so I’m sure you’ll all love what she brings to the magazine. I best sign off before I start blubbering, but make sure you check out everything this wonderful issue has to offer, including a bridal boutiques feature, delicious cakes and luxurious wedding venues. Don’t forget if you’ve recently got married to submit your wedding at or via Melissa x Melissa Cullen, Senior Editor A fond farewell ISSN 1751-7095 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Melissa Cullen| 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 |Stephanie Hodder Vicky O’Connor Artwork & Content Coordinator 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 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James 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. Visit us online at and EVENTS & PUBLISHING @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines 6

A team of talented suppliers worked together to create this shoot at Wotton House. The latest openings and honeymoon destinations for couples post-vows. 55 90 Fall in love with these stunning dresses with striking silhouettes. 73 79 We’ve asked bridal boutiques to send in their favourite dresses. Local experts answer your most asked questions. 59 Using neutral colour palettes, this styled shoot at The Garden, Cobham is full of inspiration. 63 Local experts offer advice on how to look your big-day best. 88 and EDITOR’S LETTER 7

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All the latest from around Surrey NEWS Nearlywed MOUTH-WATERING FOOD Following a £40K kitchen refurbishment, The Talbot is delighted to share its plans for 2023. The head chef is showcasing a delicious new à la carte evening menu in the restaurant, which offers new dishes, including seared scallops, and truffled supreme of chicken alongside some classic British dishes, which are available in the bar. During the day, you will find a range of healthy smoothies, hot drinks and homemade cakes on offer. Brunch is available from 11am until 5pm alongside barrel and stone pizzas. You can choose to relax in the elegant restaurant or cosy bar with the open fire, or on sunnier days, enjoy al fresco dining on the south-facing terrace. The ever-popular afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones and cakes are also available to book everyday between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Whether you’re catching up with friends or looking for a delicious dinner, there will be something to tempt you. Discover more at PLANNED TO PERFECTION We live and breathe weddings at County Wedding Magazines and Events, so we can’t wait for our Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey, on Sunday 16th April 2023! It’s one of our biggest shows of the wedding season; and a must-visit for all those that got engaged over the winter months. The show brings couples that want face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help create the perfect day. From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you’re sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events. Entry to the show will be free. All couples attending on the day will be given a goody bag and the opportunity to enter a competition to win a luxury honeymoon. All you need to do is pre-register and attend on the day. Head to to pre-register for this event now! HAIR CARE HERO The Garden Salon in a new salon in Ashford, Surrey, offering a private one-to-one service for your hair and make-up trial and your everyday hairdressing needs. The salon is the brainchild of hair and make-up artist Linda Leonard, who tells us: “I’m really enjoying having the salon up and running, as it provides excellent lighting, huge mirrors, backwash sinks and a superb view down the garden that my clients really enjoy. You can step into the garden and take photos to see what you look like in the natural daylight, which is very important for brides.” Linda is offering trials for only £50, make-up lessons and the ideal place for getting your colour or highlights done prior to the big day. Linda will then come to your chosen venue on the wedding day to ensure you look your big-day best. Head over to for more information. Getty Images Melissa Teague LOCAL NEWS 9

ARRIVE IN STYLE Ultimate Classic Car Hire, based in Send, Surrey, had added two new Riley cars to its fleet. The 1949 Riley Walter Köng and 1947 Riley are beautifully cared for and make the perfect addition to any wedding. The company offers a remarkable selection of more than 35 classic, vintage and luxury cars. The team maintain fine examples of iconic Rolls Royces, including the Silver Wraith, Phantom II & VI, Silver Dawn and Silver Cloud, along with Bentleys, Jaguars, Daimlers and a selection of classic American cars, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Mercury. “If some of the cars look familiar, you may have spotted them in some of their starring film and TV roles in The Crown, Rocketman, Cruella and Made in Chelsea, to name but a few,” says owner Tony Allen. “Ultimate Classic Car Hire works with a variety of film and production companies in the UK’s burgeoning film industry. I would be delighted to help you plan your very special occasion with one or more of my famous motor cars.” Ultimate Classic Car Hire will be exhibiting at the Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on 26th February and the Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on 16th April 2023. Find out more at A DREAM COME TRUE New luxury event planner, Lavish Moments Ltd in Thornton Heath, Surrey, offers a wide range of services to help you plan the perfect wedding. Couples can hire light-up numbers, backdrops such as flower walls and balloon hoops, table linen, welcome signs, card boxes, plinths and much more. There are also a range of wedding planning options available, from partial to full planning and on-the-day management, so there’s something to suit everyone. What’s more, the team can also style your venue for you with three packages to choose from that include everything from table styling and centrepieces to napkins. Check out more at SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS Sassy’s Sugar Doughnuts provides doughnut towers and walls for weddings and events. Sassy has a vintage trailer, which couples can hire, providing hot sugar and cinnamon doughnuts, sauces and sprinkles. “I used to be a beauty therapist until lockdown hit, and I saw a vintage doughnut trailer for sale,” says owner Sarah Johnson. “In January 2021, I brought it home, turned it on and started cooking hot fresh doughnuts. Within a week, we were delivering 500 of these a day through lockdown. As lockdown came to an end, my daughter was about to get married, and she asked me to make her wedding cake. I did a bit of research and decided to create wedding doughnuts. I have just completed my first year of weddings and have created over 40 wedding towers and walls for brides and grooms. We can travel a couple of hours away for set-ups, but we have limited availability for 2023. We will work closely with you to create your dream wedding cake with a top-cutting cake if required for your photos. We’ve also just discovered that we’re finalists for the Best Newcomer Award at the SME Surrey Business Awards with the awards ceremony taking place at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in March.” To find out more, visit DARLING BUDS Lingfield-based florist, Butterflies & Bows is offering a special discount for bookings made in 2023. Couples who book their flowers and décor/balloons will get a percentage discount on everything ordered. The owner of Butterflies & Bows, Annabel Grange, tells us: “We work across Surrey, West Kent, East Sussex, Croydon and parts of South London providing flowers, balloons, table centres, chair décor, backdrops, arches and lighting for weddings and parties. We provide a friendly and professional service and can assist with intimate nuptials or grand celebrations. We provide a very cost-effective and efficient service and will work closely with you to ensure that your every need is catered for. If you’re looking for something in particular, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will endeavour to provide it for you.” Visit for more information. 10

Wedding Car Hire ‘Helping you add that extra charm to your special day’ #ucchire 0208 398 8304 Cedar Barn | Hungry Hill Lane Woking | GU23 7LG We offer a fine selection of over 35 classic, vintage and luxury cars based in Send, Surrey ‘Helping you add that extra charm to your special day’ WOODHAVEN BOUTIQUE WEDDING, HEN & CELEBRATION VENUE Reopening Feb 2023 with availability NOW! “Exclusive use of our Sustainable Eco Venue” WOODHAVEN - every event is bespoke & unique Please call Nicky on 07802 256523 or email @woodhavenspace Horsell, Woking As featured in “The Times” & “The Telegraph”

Bespoke Ceremonies by Karen KAREN DAPSON PROFESS IONAL CELEBRANT Weddings from £450 | Vow Renewals from £250 Please call or email for a no obligation chat about your ceremony. Tel: 07756 858949 Email: Special Offer: Personalised fabric ring binder (choice of colours) with a copy of your ceremony as a memento of your special day. PRIME VIOLET EVENTS Guiding couples to bring Purpose and Vision to their Big Day in a way that suits them... Planning | Coordination | Styling +44 (0) 788 138 0820 | @primevioletevents "Working with Prime Violet Events gave us peace of mind come the big day(s), and really let us enjoy our wedding rather than stress about vendors and schedules. Tutu and her team were always friendly and professional, and guests came away saying how impressed they were with their work." T & J | OCT 2022 FLOWERS Frankie Lane w: e: t: 07387407686 @frankielaneflowers Wedding & Event Flowers

ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURSURREY.WEDDING LOVE IS IN THE AIR Bespoke Ceremonies by Karen is a new celebrant based in Coulsdon, Surrey. Karen left her teaching career after 20 years to become a professional celebrant. “This change of career has been primarily driven by my son, who is getting married in June 2023,” says Karen. “I will be writing the ceremony for him, and it encouraged me to take the leap and create my own business. I offer weddings, vow renewals, naming ceremonies, adoption services, funerals and anything else that people want to mark a special occasion. Wedding ceremonies start from £450 and vow renewals from £250. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information.” Karen is offering all couples who book and mention Your Surrey Wedding a copy of their ceremony in a personalised fabric A4 binder. To claim this fab offer and for more information, email Karen at Offer ends 31st March 2023. Take advantage of these gorgeous giveaways and fab offers WIN A TEAM HEN BUNDLE Fresh to Team Hen’s digital shelves are these new bride-to-be must-haves. The new Bride Make Up Bag (£14), complete with gold and chenille sewn-on patches, is ideal for stashing all those daily make up essentials in – and will look pictureperfect in the getting ready snaps on the big day! The matching Bride Weekend Bag (£38) is your new go-to holdall for both the hen do and honeymoon and can be paired with the coordinating Bride Travel Pouch (£16). All of the items are available to order in the brand’s blue Wifey design too! Check out County Wedding Magazine readers have the chance to win a Team Hen Bride bag bundle including a make up bag, weekend bag and travel bag worth £68! Freebies &OFFERS Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

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. BERKS, BUCKS & OXON SUN 12 MAR | RACKLEYS CHILTERN HILLS Marlow Road, Cadmore End, Bucks, HP14 3PP SUN 2 APR | THE COMPLEAT ANGLER Bisham Road, Marlow Bridge, Marlow, SL7 1RG

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 LONDON SUSSEX EAST ANGLIA SUN 26 MAR HAYCOCK MANOR Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JA SUN 16 APR SELDEN BARNS Selden Lane, Patching, Worthing, BN13 3UL 12PM-4PM SUN 19 FEB MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD SUN 14 MAY MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD SUN 14 MAY BRAXTED PARK Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EN SAT 1 APR HOUCHINS WEDDING VENUE Houchin’s Lane, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1RT 12PM-4PM SUN 12 MAR LAYER MARNEY TOWER Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9US WEDDING SHOWS SPRING 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 Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0SL SUNDAY 16 APRIL 2023 | 11AM - 3:30PM MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CM15 9NN DATE TO BE RELEASED SOON THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE High Street, Berkshire, SL5 7JX SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2023 | 11AM - 3.30PM ASCOT RACECOURSE London, HA9 0WS SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2023 | 11AM - 4PM WEMBLEY STADIUM Sponsored by

The striking and distinctive Ballygally Castle on the Antrim Coast Road, in Northern Ireland, is part of the Hastings Hotels portfolio and is a unique 17th-century castle overlooking the golden sands of Ballygally Bay with uninterrupted views across the Irish Sea. Recognised as one of the Top 30 Best Hotels in the Rest of the UK in the prestigious 2022 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, this beautiful castle is perfectly located for mini-mooners to explore the local area including: Causeway Coastal Route, Bushmills Distillery, Carrickfergus Castle, Royal Portrush Golf Course, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the popular Game of Thrones Tour! For those wishing to explore on foot, enjoy beautiful walks at Carnfunnock Country Park which is within walking distance, or simply relax and enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach opposite the hotel. The castle has 54 tastefully decorated bedrooms, some have exquisite original beamed ceilings, while others enjoy views of the sea and mountains. From the Antrim Suite and new Coastal Deluxe Rooms with panoramic views, to the Garden wing and the original period rooms, uniquely shaped by the imposing architecture, the castle is bursting with bedrooms full of character and charm. Foodies staying here post-vows can indulge at Ballygally Castle’s Garden Restaurant. It offers views over the grounds and serves a delicious traditional Irish breakfast, an excellent table d’hôte dinner menu, as well as a range of daily specials, where chefs use only the best of local produce to provide a wide range of culinary delights – why not treat yourself to its famous afternoon tea! Check out THE PRIZE Hastings Hotels is offering County Wedding Magazine readers the chance to win a two-night stay at the 17th-century Ballygally Castle. Staying in a Coastal Deluxe room and greeted with a bottle of prosecco and locally made cupcakes, winners will also get to experience the Garden Restaurant for a lovely dinner with excellent local dishes served by the experienced chefs. For your chance to win, answer this following question and enter online at Q: Which popular TV show is connected to the local tours? WINA MINI-MOON IN NORTHERN IRELAND A fairytale escape awaits at this unique 17th-century castle COMPETITION 17

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 EAT, DRINK & BE MARRIED From pre-wedding dinners to post-wedding brunches and everything in between, we do it all! Join us for drinks and canapes at our wedding fair Sunday 5th March 2023 Pop in and see the venue set for a wedding, meet the team and our preferred suppliers. Come to see how you can book a wedding for £3,500.00 based on 50 guests. (normally £4,300.00) when you book on our mid-week wedding offer. This offer is running from January 2023 – 30th November 2023. T&Cs apply. FARNHAMBUSH.COM | 01252 715237 | @FARNHAM_BUSH_HOTEL Photography credi ts : Hannah Templer Photography, Megan Donat i Photography and Stewart Grant Photography

WAVERLEY AND MOLE VALLEY Spotlight on... THE BUSH HOTEL, FARNHAM, GU9 7NN 01252 715 237 | The Bush Hotel has been welcoming guests through its door since 1618. Situated in the heart of historic Farnham and surrounded by the beautiful Surrey Hills, the property has many original details, including paintings, fireplaces, historical panelling and timber beams, as well as modern and opulent design features, creating the perfect blend of old and new. After guests arrive, they will walk through the tranquil garden and enjoy views of the ivy-clad hotel and the sun terrace. At the front of the venue, the hotel has a private cobbled courtyard which still has some of the original coaching inn features. Celebrate in style Situated in the heart of the hotel on the ground floor is the Oak Lounge. This historic panelled room dates back to the 15th century and can hold up to 50 guests for the ceremony and 30 for a seated meal. With original features, two log fires and doors leading out to the terrace and gardens, it’s the ideal location for a more intimate celebration and is perfect in any season. Alternatively, The Redgrave Room is a bright, spacious, and flexible space that has views of the hotel’s garden and a large open log fire. Located on the ground floor with easy access to the gardens, reception and bar, it can accommodate up to 90 loved ones throughout the day. The largest space, which can hold up to 120 people, is the Bramley Suite. This venue is separate but adjacent to the main hotel and is accessed via the garden. A refurbishment of this space is due to commence in early 2023. We love... The Bush Suite is available for the happy couple on the night of the wedding, and they will also receive a complimentary menu tasting. There are 94 bedrooms on-site for which friends and family will receive a discounted rate. 19 WAVERLEY AND MOLE VALLEY

FRENSHAM POND HOTEL & SPA, GU10 2QD 01252 795 161 | Frensham Pond Hotel & Spa is Farnham’s only four-star hotel and is situated in a scenic spot at the end of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Looking out over Frensham Great Pond, each room has its own distinctive English charm rooted in the historic character of this 15th-century country house. There are plenty of thoughtful touches of hospitality from superior rooms and suites named after trees found around the pond to some rooms that have private patios and coveted views. Celebrate in style Weddings take place in the Garden Suite and George Lloyd Suite; both overlook the pond with plenty of space to accommodate the happy couple’s nearest and dearest. The George Lloyd Suite has a private upper terrace and also comes with a private bar. We love... There are 53 beautifully-decorated on-site bedrooms available for hire on an exclusive-use basis. DENBIES WINE ESTATE LIMITED, RH5 6AA 01306 734 663 | Home to 17 en-suite bedrooms and a must-see restaurant is the impressive Denbies Wine Estate Limited. Overlooking the Surrey Hills and 265 acres of vineyards, this charming wedding venue boasts a magnificent pavilion centrepiece that provides a striking backdrop for photographs and musical entertainment. Celebrate in style Intimate celebrations take place in the Ranmore Suite, which can accommodate 50 people. The Vineyard Hotel can accommodate 30 loved ones and outdoor services for 150. Alternatively, The Garden Room, overlooking the Cloisters Courtyard, has space for 150 friends and family throughout the day and The Denbies Suite, the largest room available, can hold up to 180 guests. We love... Denbies Wine Estate Limited offers couples overnight accommodation at Denbies Vineyard Hotel and a complimentary menu tasting. 20

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

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 If you are considering a celebrant led ceremony, be it a wedding, vow renewals or a baby naming ceremony. We will work together to bring your story to life. We cover most of the UK and also travel outside of the UK. Beautifully tailor made ceremonies. Y u ream, ou isi n, ou ay, ou ay! We offer a free no obligation consultation to discuss your requirements call: 07947 610483 or email: @blessedcelebrants Wedding receptions are something of a speciality here at The Frensham Pond Hotel. We pride ourselves in creating a truly memorable, unique and magical day for you and your loved ones. The natural beauty surrounding our beautiful hotel, mouthwatering menus, five-star service and attention to detail are very hard to beat. Come and explore our beautiful set up, meet our preferred suppliers and discuss the finer details with our experienced wedding coordinators. Find out how we can make your dream wedding a reality at The Frensham Pond Hotel! WEDDING OPEN DAY Sunday 26th February 11am - 3pm Frensham Pond Hotel, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2QD 01252 795161 uk

LYTHE HILL HOTEL & SPA, GU27 3BQ 01428 744 815 | Combining old-world charm with modern elegance, Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa is a stunning Tudor house situated on the Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex border. This 16th-century award-winning venue is nestled within 22 acres of rural countryside with a charming lake close by and an on-site gym with health club facilities. Celebrate in style Intimate nuptials of up to 30 guests are held in The Oak Room, which has panelled walls and a decorative fireplace. Alternatively, The Cedar Suite has high ceilings, exposed bricks, a neutral décor throughout and space for 80 loved ones. The Hazel Suite can accommodate 150 friends and family for the meal and 250 in the evening and boasts an impressive sky-view lantern roof and exposed beams. We love... The happy couple can book spa treatments at the newly-refurbished The Spa at Lythe Hill in the lead up to the big day. HARTSFIELD MANOR, RH3 7AA 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. Celebrate in style 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. We love... Hartsfield Manor offers a complimentary menu tasting, use of the bridal suite and a changing room for the morning of the wedding. WAVERLEY AND MOLE VALLEY 23

Historic wonders Celebrate your big day in a venue full of history PENNYHILL PARK, GU19 5EU 01276 749 660 | Pennyhill Park in Bagshot is situated amongst 123 acres of glorious parkland and boasts 124 bedrooms, each tastefully designed with standout bathrooms. The award-winning spa is vast with more than 20 experiences, innovative treatments and little luxuries perfect for escaping the stresses of wedding planning. Guests will love Hillfield, the farm-to-fork restaurant and bar offering a hyperlocal seasonal menu, and Latymer, a fine dining Michelin-starred restaurant in the oldest and most charming part of the house. The original mansion house makes for a stunning setting all year round, dramatically covered with vibrant green leaves in the summer, turning a stunning crimson in the autumn. Celebrate in style Perfect for summer weddings, the Pavilion creates an impressive backdrop for weddings. The sloping roof and stone steps of the ornate structure are set down from the Lily Pond Terrace and surrounded by acres of leafy grounds. Guests will take their seats on a tiered grass terrace, where they’ll have the best view of the exchanging of vows. Located in the main house, The Library is the main indoor space for wedding ceremonies and can accommodate 120 guests. The original features add plenty of character – there’s a large wooden archway on one side of the room that reveals the feature fireplace and grand stained-glass windows that provide plenty of natural light. This classically elegant room can be decorated to perfectly suit any style. The Parkview Suite has just been refurbished and renovated to offer couples an exclusive setting for their speeches, cake cutting and, most importantly, the wedding breakfast. Located in the terrace wing, it has windows on two sides that fill it with natural light and a private stone balcony. Chandeliers at the centre of the room add a touch of glamour, as well as the ornate architectural details and plush interior design. After the ceremony, guests can enjoy drinks and canapés on the Lily Pond Terrace before moving into Parkview for the celebrations to continue. If it rains on the big day, no need to worry, the Water Lily Suite, which has been artfully refurbished with hand-painted panelling and floral sculptural lights, is the perfect indoor setting for the drinks reception. We love... The wedding team will be on hand throughout the planning process to ensure every detail is perfect. 25 HISTORIC VENUES

STANHILL COURT, RH6 0EP 01293 862 166 | Originally a Victorian country manor house, Stanhill Court has undergone a complete refurbishment with plenty of outdoor space, including an Amphitheatre and room to land a helicopter. Nestled within 35 acres of glorious gardens and woodland, this quintessentially English hotel has a traditional yet contemporary interior, a cabin-style bar, an Orangery and luxurious bedrooms. Celebrate in style The Lloyds Room overlooks the gardens and terrace and has a traditional décor with contemporary twists, wood panelling, an original fireplace and room for 50 people. Following the refurbishment, the Orangery has been given a new lease of life with a modern décor and space for 180 guests. Offering 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 loved ones. The Amphitheatre is ideal for al fresco celebrations and can accommodate 240 nearest and dearest. We love... Stanhill Court offer the happy couple a complimentary bridal suite with a group breakfast the following morning, a menu tasting and a first anniversary stay. THE TALBOT, GU23 6BB 01483 225 188 | Located just 30 minutes from Central London, The Talbot is a 500-year-old property situated between Heathrow and Gatwick that boasts on-site parking facilities, 43 modern bedrooms, a restaurant, a cosy bar, distinctive period features, a river close by and an archway that leads to a charming starlit courtyard. Celebrate in style Small nuptials are held in The Garden Room, the Victory Suite or the versatile Wisley Suite. The latter is a self-contained area with high ceilings, chandeliers and space for 80 loved ones for a sit-down meal. The 15th-century Surrey Barns is licensed for ceremonies with up to 80 guests and can be used separately or in conjunction with the Wisley Suite for up to 150 friends and family. Featuring original beams and heaps of character, the barn also has a wooden bar with poser tables and a separate dining area. We love... The Talbot offers couples a complimentary bridal suite on the night of the wedding, a room for their first anniversary and a menu tasting. 26

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BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, KT13 0QN 01932 858 005 First opening its doors in 1907, Brooklands Museum has been through two World Wars, the Jet Age and beyond. It’s a place of great endeavour, achievements and has spawned many great pioneers, drivers, aviators and engineers. There are several impressive exhibits for couples and their guests to explore and get an insight into the venue’s wonderful history, with plenty of photograph opportunities, such as under the wings of the Concorde, the oldest remaining British motor racing track or next to remarkable motor racing vehicles. There is also the opportunity to book a driving experience on part of the old track in an exhilarating vintage car. Celebrate in style All of the function spaces at Brooklands Museum are licensed for ceremonies, but the standout space is the Concorde, which is capable of holding 60 friends and family. Alternatively, the Art Deco Rooms which are flooded with natural light and offer views of either the Motoring Village, Original Finishing Straight or the Aircraft Park, are available. The Vickers Suite can be used with space for 100 guests throughout the day, and The Bluebird Room can hold 80 loved ones for the ceremony and 100 for the evening celebration. The largest space, The Napier Room, can accommodate 180 people for the service and 250 for the reception. We love... The museum holds one wedding a day, ensuring couples have the team’s undivided attention. They’ll also receive a complimentary menu tasting and concessionary rates available at some of the local hotels. RICHMOND HILL HOTEL, TW10 6RW 02089 402 247 | Made up of a row of Georgian townhouses that were once resided in by local dignitaries, Richmond Hill Hotel is a historic building that dates back to 1726. The property overlooks 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 hotel 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, that look wonderful in photographs. Celebrate in style The Queens Room, situated on the ground floor, is a charming space with lots of character that can hold up to 40 friends and family. Situated in the heart of the hotel, The Richmond Room is a modern space with a raised private bar area and room for 110 guests. 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 weddings of up to 180 nearest and dearest and boasts high ceilings, lots of natural light and sash windows. We love... Couples will receive a complimentary menu tasting, discounted room rates and a Georgian deluxe room on the night of the wedding. 29 HISTORIC VENUES

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RAVENS AIT, PORTSMOUTH ROAD, KINGSTON UPON THAMES , SURREY, KT6 4HN 0 2 0 8 3 3 9 6 9 6 0 | w w w . r a v e n s a i t . c o . u k Your Dream Island Wedding

You’re my home Fae and Joe were instantly attracted to each other and couldn’t wait to tie the knot at The Mandolay Hotel Images courtesy of Lauren Maull Photography Fae and Joe met through mutual friends and were instantly attracted to each other. Their fondness grew, and they agreed to go on their first date at a beautiful pub in Surrey. After a few years together, Joe popped the question. “We were on Burgh Island in Devon,” shares Fae. “I was pregnant with our second baby, so I was a bit confused as to why he was making me trek up a hill, but when I got to the top, it all made sense as it was the most beautiful day with breathtaking views. I was really surprised when Joe asked me to be his wife, but I couldn’t have been happier.” Here the bride shares some of her favourite moments from their big day... 35 REAL WEDDINGS

Before making a decision, we went to view a few different venues, but The Mandolay Hotel had everything we wanted. It was modern and clean, had a lovely outdoor space and enough accommodation for our guests to stay over. Our families travelled from France, Australia, Canada and up North to be with us, so it was important we had enough room for them to stay the whole weekend if they wanted to. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were made up of gypsophila, and mine was a gorgeous mixture of blue, blush and white flowers. Sahar’s Cakery created our three-tiered blue, white and gold cake, which was made up of lemon and Biscoff. Our centrepieces were a mixture of beautiful tall and short displays. Instead of favours, we decided to have a Pick n Mix table, which went down very well with our guests. Our place names tied in with our blue and gold colour scheme and were created by Coral & Slate Designs. 36

We had the most fantastic DJ in the evening from Farnham Sound & Light Limited. I wore a Justin Alexander dress from Tilly Mint Weddings. It was not the style that I thought I would go for, but after trying on several different dresses, I fell in love with it. I wouldn’t have spotted it if my mum hadn’t encouraged me to give something else a try. On the morning of the wedding, I was so excited that I practically ran down the aisle and had to be told to slow down! Seeing everyone having a fabulous time chatting and laughing was wonderful, and we couldn’t have wished for more. My bridesmaids chose blue off-the-shoulder dresses from Chi Chi London that looked gorgeous on a hot summer’s day. I also had a bridesman who wore a velvet suit. Joe opted for a black suit with a white shirt and bow tie from Moss Bros. He looked classic and handsome and had a slightly different shirt from the groomsmen to help him stand out. My best friend, James, did a speech and it was beautiful. He shared some great stories about us growing up together and had everyone in tears of laughter. 37 REAL WEDDINGS

FAE AND JOE’S CONTACTS Venue and catering, The Mandolay Hotel, | Photographer, Lauren Maull Photography, | Bride’s dress and veil, Tilly Mint Weddings, | Bride’s shoes, Sophia Webster, | Dress alterations, Needles and Pins, | Groom’s suit, Moss Bros, | Bridesmaids’ dresses, Chi Chi London, | Hair stylist, Hannah Murphy, | Make-up artist, Chantelle Smith, | Cake, Sahar’s Cakery, | Flowers, Lily and Myrtle, | Stationery, Coral & Slate Designs, | Entertainment, Farnham Sound & Light Limited, 38