Crieff Hydro wedding brochure
Discover what Crieff Hydro can offer you on your big day.
For the day you’ve always dreamed of... Congratulations on your engagement. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to celebrate your wedding day with us at Crieff Hydro. Crieff Hydro was built over 140 years ago; its rooms were designed for magnificent events and this shows in the wonderful features, the grand scale and unique ambience. Outside, the grounds spread out in front of the hotel, perfect for your guests to relax while precious moments are captured by your photographer. What better backdrop for any Bride and Groom than the Strathearn valley with the distant Munros of Ben More and Stob Binnein standing proudly on the horizon. With so many beautiful locations for photographs on our 900‐acre estate you will be spoilt for choice. But it is how we think about our weddings that really makes Crieff Hydro unique. Each one is as individual as each Bride and because we want to make sure this is the most special of days we dedicate all our efforts to just one Bride each day. The prospect of planning your wedding can be daunting but at Crieff Hydro our dedicated and experienced coordinator is here to help you plan the perfect day down to the last detail. And when your wedding day arrives you will be in the safe hands of Crieff Hydro’s team who are devoted solely to giving your wedding the attention it deserves. Your Master of Ceremonies will be at hand to guide and help with last minute arrangements and see to the smooth running of your day. Your Day Wedding Packages Function Suites Ceremonies Wedding Menus Menu Selector Evening Buffet Menus Drinks Packages Booking your wedding at Crieff Hydro Wedding Checklist Wedding Package Your package includes: Our “one Bride one day” promise Your personal wedding coordinator to help plan your special day Red Carpet welcome Personal welcome from your Master of Ceremonies with a glass of Champagne for the Bride and Groom Complimentary function suite hire for your wedding breakfast Printed table plan Arrival drink and table wine selection for guests Toastmaster services Three course wedding breakfast Silver cake stand and cake knife Access to estate for photographs Evening finger buffet License extension if required (subject to Council approval) Preferential accommodation rates for up to 20 bedrooms* Complimentary accommodation and full Scottish breakfast for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night* *Minimum numbers apply Function Suites With grand Victorian rooms and a beautifully appointed banqueting suite, Crieff Hydro combines the historic grandeur of a Church wedding and all the comforts of a modern hotel under one roof. The Drawing Room ‘Splendid, formal, opulent’ are just some of the words guests have used to describe the Drawing Room. The grand proportions take the breath away especially as the Bride enters to the beautiful strains of the full church organ whose golden pipes stretch to the high ceiling. The Ferntower Suite An open and light room with a wonderfully classic but neutral décor: the perfect backdrop to the theme of any wedding. The suite has a main function room with a conservatory and fully stocked bar leading off ‐ both are great spaces for your guests to mingle. The Ferntower Suite is ideally suited to wedding breakfasts and the celebrations afterwards with many lighting options and air conditioning to ensure the comfort of your guests The Loggia Stunning views over the grounds and out to the hills and surrounding countryside make this room an exceptional setting for drinks or smaller wedding ceremonies. Although it may be hard to tear your eyes away from the outlook, when you do you will find the soft colourings and atmospheric lighting are elegant and refined. The Ballroom This room is the heart of the hotel in so many ways ‐ it’s where everyone gathers and has seen many celebrations over the years. Your wedding party can reserve a portion of the magnificent space for drinks if the weather is inclement or you can receive the congratulations of your guests here as they make their way to your wedding Breakfast. The Drummond Room For anyone looking for an intimate, modern feel to their wedding then the Drummond Suite could be the solution. Wooden floors, tall windows and private bar make this a popular spacious and light room. The Highlandman Our smallest room lends itself to celebrations where you want to be close to a few cherished family and friends. This room may be smaller in proportion but it still boasts air‐ conditioning and its own bar. Room Capacities Minimum to maximum numbers of guests in group Wedding Breakfast Evening Reception The Drawing Room 70 – 160 ‐ The Loggia 30 – 60 ‐ The Ferntower Suite 70 ‐ 140 70 – 220 The Drummond Suite 30 ‐ 50 30 – 90 The Highlandman 20 ‐ 30 20 – 50 Please note: Minimum number of 70 adult guests on Fridays and 90 adult guests on Saturdays required for the wedding breakfast and drinks package from June to September. Between October and May there is a minimum of 70 adult guests each Saturday; all other days of the week may be negotiable at reservation stage. Ceremonies Crieff Hydro is an approved location for Civil Marriages conducted by authorized marriage celebrants, we are happy to put you in touch with local religious or secular representatives. Wedding ceremonies may be conducted in the following Hydro Suites, accommodating up to 200 guests for the service. Room hire an evening function in the Ferntower Suite is complimentary when you hire the Drawing Room for your ceremony. Suite Numbers Room hire charge Drawing Room Up to 200 £750.00 Loggia Up to 60 £350.00 Highlandman Up to 25 £250.00 Drummond Up to 50 £300.00 Ceremonies continued… SOME NOTES FOR YOUR GUIDANCE Step One Obtain a ‘Marriage Notice’. This is available at any registrar’s office in Scotland. You can also download a notice at www.gro‐scotland.gov.uk. Both Bride and groom need a form. The local registrar’s office for Crieff Hydro is in Perth, Telephone 01738 475122 Step Two Fill the forms in 4‐6 weeks before the wedding and no later than 15 days before. Step Three Take the completed forms and the birth certificates of both the Bride and groom to the registrar’s office in the district where you are to marry. NB If you have been married before you will need proof that the former marriage has ended; either a divorce decree or the death certificate of your former spouse will be required. Once the Registrar is satisfied there is no legal impediment to the marriage, a marriage schedule will be prepared. Step Four If your marriage is to be conducted by a marriage celebrant, collect the schedule within 7 days of the wedding. If the registrar is to conduct the ceremony he will retain the schedule but you will still need to return to check that all is in order. NB only the Bride or groom can collect the schedule. Step Five Immediately after the ceremony, the schedule must be completed and signed by both Bride and Groom, the person who solemnised the marriage, and two witnesses who must be 16 years or over. Step Six Within 3 days of the ceremony, return the completed schedule to the registrar’s office so that the marriage can be registered. You will then receive that important document – your Marriage Certificate. Wedding Breakfast Menus Our Executive Head Chef and his team have created these recommended menus to provide a well balanced wedding breakfast where each course complements the other. If you would like to create your own menus please select from the wedding menu selector on the following pages. Please do not hesitate to ask for Chef’s help to create a perfect menu for you. Set Menu 1 ~ £35.00 Set Menu 2 ~ £40.00 Set Menu 3 ~ £45.00 Please choose one from each of the following Please choose one from each of the following Please choose one from each of the following Starters Starters Starters Duo of galia melon with bramble compote (gf) (v) Confit of pork terrine, pea & bacon salad, smoked garlic oil, horseradish dressing Choice of soup from selector Mains Ballantine of chicken, tarragon mousse line, rosti potato, green beans and Port jus Baked salmon fillet, pink peppercorn and lemon crust, roasted butternut squash herb reduction Variety of seasonal vegetables and potatoes Desserts Vanilla crème brûlée with orange polenta biscuits Trio of chocolate brownies with Bailey’s ice cream Freshly brewed tea and coffee served with tablet A duo of prawn & crayfish with dill crème fraîche and avocado (gf) Goats cheese and spinach tartlet, red chard, lemon and honey dressing Choice of soup from selector Cured Perthshire venison with peppered pear & halloumi cheese Scottish oak smoked salmon with buttered brown bread, capers and rocket Choice of soup from selector Mains Mains Roast sirloin of beef, mustard honey crust and Madeira jus Roasted lamb cutlets wrapped in streaky bacon on bubble & squeak with shallot jus(gf) Variety of seasonal vegetables and potatoes Beef Wellington thyme mash, sautéed greens and chateaux potatoes Côte de boeuf (whole roast rib of beef carved on top table)with red wine jus and horseradish cream (gf) Variety of seasonal vegetables and potatoes Desserts Desserts Choux pastry swan with caramel sauce Glazed lemon tart with vanilla pod ice cream Freshly brewed tea and coffee served with tablet Chocolate marquise with marmalade ice cream Eton mess : crushed meringue , vanilla cream and fresh raspberries Fresh tea and coffee served with Belgium chocolate Wedding Menu Selector Please choose one dish per course for all your guests. Vegetarian, vegan and other special dietary requirements will be catered for outwith your selected set menu. Starters Soups Champagne cup of melon pearls with lemon grass and toasted sesame syrup (gf) (v) ~ £6.25 Cullen skink (gf) ~ £5.95 A duo of prawn & crayfish with dill crème fraîche and beetroot dressing (gf) ~ £7.25 Leek and potato (gf) (v) ~ £4.50 Goats cheese and spinach tartlet , baby cress, lemon and honey dressing (v) ~ £7.25 Green pea and crispy pancetta (gf) ~ £4.50 White onion and cider (v) ~ £4.50 Chef’s Cesar salad with chicken, croutons & parmesan on a bed of cos lettuce with anchovies and Butternut squash Velouté topped with mini scones (v) ~ garlic dressing ~ £6.25 £5.95 Asparagus and wild mushroom puff pastry pillow with chervil cream (v) ~ £6.25 Vine tomato and basil (gf) (v) ~ £4.50 Cured Perthshire venison with peppered pear & halloumi cheese (gf) ~ £7.95 Chicken liver parfait, herb brioche, Dalchonzie farm chutneys (gf) ~ £6.25 Grazing platter ( to share per table ): gradvalax , Parma ham, chorizo & prawns with olives, baby mozzarella & hummus ~ £80.00 per 10 people Sorbets Confit of pork terrine, pea & bacon salad, smoked garlic oil, horseradish dressing (gf) ~ £6.25 Hot smoked salmon, sweetcorn & mango salsa chilli and balsamic reduction (gf) ~ £7.95 Wine plum tomato & mozzarella salad with basil & walnut pesto (gf) (v) ~ £6.25 Pink Champagne with strawberries ~ £5.95 Scottish oak smoked salmon with buttered brown bread, capers and rocket ~ £7.95 Elderflower and peach ~ £4.25 Pan fried scallops with ribbon of vegetables glazed with lobster hollandaise ‐ £7.95 Wedding Menu Selector Please choose one dish per course for all your guests. Vegetarian, vegan and other special dietary requirements will be catered for outwith your selected set menu Meat Roasted lamb cutlets wrapped in streaky bacon on bubble & squeak with shallot jus(gf) ~ £23.95 Roast sirloin of beef, mustard honey crust and Madeira jus ~ £23.95 Ballantine of chicken, tarragon mousse line, rosti potato , braised cabbage, green beans and Port jus ~ (gf) £19.50 Côte de boeuf (whole rib of beef carved at the top table)with red wine jus and horseradish cream (gf )~ £26.75 Beef Wellington thyme mash, sautéed greens and chateaux potatoes ~ £26.75 Loin of pork, creamed potatoes, roasted shallots, slow roasted pork belly, carrot Purée, sugar snaps and cider jus (gf) ~ £19.50 Trio of fillets ( lamb , beef, venison )wrapped in Parma ham with fondant potato, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus (gf) ~ £26.75 All main courses are served with variety of seasonal vegetables and potatoes Fish Desserts Red wine poached pear and clotted cream ice cream ~ (gf) £4.95 Chocolate marquise with marmalade ice cream ~ £5.95 Vanilla crème brûlée with orange polenta biscuits ~ £4.95 Choux pastry swan with caramel sauce ~ £5.95 Eton mess : crushed meringue , vanilla cream and fresh raspberries ~ £5.95 Strawberry Pavlova with sauce Anglaise (gf) ~ £4.95 Crème caramel with fresh raspberries and honeycomb ice cream (gf) ~ £4.95 Glazed lemon tart with vanilla pod ice cream ~ £5.95 Trio of chocolate brownies with Baileys ice cream ~ £4.95 Cheese platter (a selection of three Scottish cheese) with grapes, celery, chutney and local oatcakes ~ £5.95 Baked salmon fillet, pink and lemon crust with olive crust, roasted butternut squash and herb reduction ~ £19.50 Grilled sea bass, crushed new potatoes, basil oil, sautéed peas and bacon, roasted cherry vine tomatoes (gf) ~ £19.50 Saffron poached coley fillet with confit lemon wilted spinach, dill butter sauce, honey glazed carrots and potato puree (gf) ~ £19.50 Vegetarian Asparagus and pecorino tortellini with baby spinach and parmesan shavings (v) ~ £17.50 Oven baked goats cheese and apricot parcel with tossed summer salad (v) ~ £17.50 Bruschetta with marinated artichoke and cucumber spaghetti (v) ~ £17.50 Evening Reception Buffet Selection Chef’s selection of triple‐decker sandwiches, tea & coffee, your wedding cake served if you wish, and a choice of items from the menu below: Canapés Menu A selection of elegant canapés : £3.50 per person Goujons of cod served with caper and cucumber relish dip Oven baked jacket wedges with guacamole & sour cream dip (gf)(v) Battered prawns tempura with citrus & herb mayonnaise dip Thai seafood dim sums with sweet chilli dip Chicken strips in crisp batter with tangy vegetable salsa Home baked sausage rolls Roast chicken drumsticks (gf) Selection of mini baked quiche (v) Duck brochettes Stone baked authentic Italian pizza Chicken satay Mini vegetable spring rolls Honey Cajun style ribs (gf) Garlic and herb ciabatta bites (v) Shot glass canapés : £4.50 per person Choose from the following: Choose 2 items ‐ £ 7.95 per person Choose 3 items ‐ £8.50 per person Choose 4 items also including wraps ~ £9.50 per person Choose 5 items also including wraps ~£10.50 per person Melon & passion fruit Strawberries & bananas Forest fruits infused with lemon Blend of fresh carrot & tomato West coast fish bisque Celery, apple & walnut Romantic canapés : Scottish strawberries dipped in chocolate ~ £2.95 per person Chocolate fountain with exotic fruit ~ £4.95 per person Fresh oysters and champagne ~ £8.50 per person Scottish Stovies ‐ £7.50 per person Served with smoked oatcakes and traditional sauces ~ served with freshly brewed tea and coffee Black and red roe tartlets Mini Blinis with smoked trout Mini Blinis with chicken pâté Emmental pastry, sun‐dried tomato and pesto (v) Guacamole and crab Blinis Bowls of crisps and nibbles placed for your guests to help themselves to ~ £1.50 per person Wedding Drinks Packages and Options We have prepared a selection of options to help plan your wines and toasts and to make this difficult part of your plans to budget for worry free. If you would like to choose wines and drinks this can be done from our banqueting lists. All prices shown are per person. Package A ~ £16.50 Package B ~ £17.50 Package C ~ £25.00 Package D ~ £35.00 Sparkling wine or soft drink alternative on arrival 1 glass wine + 1 top up Sparkling wine for the toast Sparkling wine or soft drink alternative on arrival 1 glass wine + 2 top ups Sparkling wine for the toast Duval Leroy Champagne or soft drink alternative on arrival 1 glass wine + 2 top ups Duval Leroy Champagne for the toast Duval Leroy Design Paris Champagne or soft drink alternative on arrival 1 glass wine + 2 top ups Duval Leroy Design Paris Champagne for the toast This option allows a choice of wines from These options allow the wines that will accompany your meal to be chosen from a This package allows the wines selected to our most popular table wine selection accompany your meal to be chosen from carefully selected range of vineyards by our Wine Expert at Matthew Clark. The variety includes wines from Winemakers such as… that includes… our superior selection of Winemakers. These include wines from renowned Duval Leroy – Champagne Chardonnay vineyards such as… Berri Estates ‐ Australia Sauvignon Blanc Duval Leroy Design Paris ‐ Champagne Kleine Zalze – South Africa Rose Errazuriz – Chile Fortius ‐ Spain Merlot Louis Jadot – France Shiraz Cabernet Don Jacobo ‐ Spain Tempranillo For all arrival drinks... For those guests who would like an alternative arrival drink we can substitute the sparkling wine/champagne to the following at no additional charge: Sparkling non‐alcoholic Elderflower non‐alcoholic fruit punch Appletiser Peartiser Famous Grouse Whisky Sherry Wine fruit punch Other options There are so many lovely ways to welcome your guests or to toast the Bride and Groom. If you have something particular in mind please do not hesitate to ask. Alternatively, we can provide suggestion like a romantic summery punch or a decadent champagne cocktail. Great Accommodation If your wedding guests wish to stay over the night of your wedding you will be pleased to know that a bedroom allocation of 20 rooms can be held alongside your wedding booking. These are available at a reduced bed and breakfast rate and can simply be booked through the Crieff Hydro website using a unique reference code. The Bridal Suite is offered on a complimentary basis* as part of the wedding package. 2011 2012 2013 Rates January £97 £100 £104 These rates are per room per night based on two adults sharing February £97 £100 £104 standard twin/ double accommodation. The supplements below are March £97 £100 £104 per child sharing per night standard family accommodation with two adults. April £127.50 £135 £140 May £127.50 £135 £140 Under 2’s £0 June £127.50 £135 £140 Under 12’s £15 July £127.50 £135 £140 Under 16’s £20 August £127.50 £135 £140 Under 18’ £30 September £127.50 £135 £140 Extra adult £35 October £127.50 £135 £140 November £97 £100 £104 December £97 £100 £104 All prices are inclusive of 20% VAT,* minimum numbers apply Booking your Wedding at Crieff Hydro The first step in booking your venue is to visit Crieff Hydro, to meet our wedding Co‐coordinator and decide if the ambience is right for your wedding. Once you have chosen your date you may provisionally hold this for a period of 14 days with no obligation. Crieff Hydro will send you contract along with its terms & conditions. To secure the booking, a non‐refundable deposit of £500 is required along with a letter of confirmation and a copy of a signed contract. Many Brides and Grooms like to organize the details well in advance but if not our wedding coordinator will organize an appointment about 3 months before your wedding date. At this meeting we will finalise all food and timings plus your menu and drinks packages. Following this meeting we will be able to provide a complete outline cost for your wedding. Four weeks before your wedding, a pro‐forma invoice will be issued; this will include your menu, room hire, flowers, pre‐ordered drinks and anything Crieff Hydro is organizing. We ask you to pay this invoice at least two weeks prior to the event. If there are any additional costs we will send on details, a few days after the wedding and you can settle these after your honeymoon. All prices enclosed are for the year 2011. Minimum menu and drinks package spend of £51.50 for all adult guests (£7.50 for all evening guests). Prices for weddings in 2012 onwards are subject to change so please allow for an increase for subsequent years when you are planning your budget, these prices will not change once you have confirmed all details and signed your contract. Crieff Hydro will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that you are the only formal Bride, but cannot guarantee against the unlikely event that that another small wedding party may have made an individual restaurant booking, without function requirements.