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Clevedon Hall

a rather grand experience

Clevedon Hall

a rather grand experience


It’s the happiest day of your life – and we’ll help to make it the most special, too. The magnificent Clevedon Hall is available for weddings for the first time in its 150-year history. It’s one of the country’s most stylish and versatile venues – a Victorian mansion set in its own beautiful grounds with stunning views across the Bristol Channel towards the rolling hills of South Wales. Inside, Clevedon Hall offers a range of unique and breathtaking rooms with many original features – and levels of personal service which impress the most discerning visitors. We look forward to welcoming you to Clevedon Hall and to discussing how we can create your perfect day.


Unique to you Clevedon Hall’s flexible layout and range of room styles and sizes means we can work together to plan a unique combination for your special day. Whether you dream of an intimate wedding for 20 guests or an all-day party for 700 friends and family, we’ll ensure you all enjoy the splendour and service you deserve. The possibilities are endless. Each of Clevedon Hall’s varied – but consistently breathtaking – rooms adjoins at least one other. Many of them adjoin several others, forming natural suites of rooms. This makes Clevedon Hall ideal for wedding celebrations involving a number of elements, such as your arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, evening party and dancing.


Celebrate indoors, outdoors and in-between Whatever the weather has in store for your day, you have plenty of choices. In addition to the inner rooms – many of which look out over the beautiful grounds – we have The Orangery and The Conservatory, both of which ‘bring the outdoors in’ and face south over the estate. Meanwhile in the grounds you can have a marquee or just enjoy a walk around the estate, including the lake, resident wildlife and our beloved statue of Hebe, reputed to have come from the Great Exhibition of 1851 at Crystal Palace.


I call upon these persons here present… You can hold your civil wedding or civil partnership ceremony in a number of rooms. Perhaps you’ll choose to marry on the magnificent staircase, or in The Orangery, or maybe on the front steps of this rather grand mansion, facing the lake. Wherever you choose to ‘tie the knot’ you can be assured it will be a breathtaking experience for you and your guests.


Exquisite cuisine Food, glorious food (and drink, glorious drink). They’re extremely important factors in the enjoyment and success of your special occasion. That’s why – from simple canapés to lavish dinners – we use the most accomplished chefs and insist on the finest ingredients. We also have a wine and drinks selection to suit most tastes and budgets. What we don’t do is to insist that you pick from one menu or another...and if there’s something in particular you want – no matter how unusual – we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. We welcome your thoughts on your ideal menus and budgets, but to give you a ‘flavour’ of some possibilities, take a look at some sample menus at the back of your brochure. Our catering partnership with the renowned Hedgehog Pie means the quality and originality of our menus is already legendary.


Everlasting memories There are endless unique photo opportunities at Clevedon Hall Estate. Beside the lake, in beautiful bay windows overlooking the grounds, on the balcony, in The Conservatory ‌ You and your photographer will relish the creative possibilities while your guests enjoy the original and magnificent features of Clevedon Hall. It’s worth remembering, too, that Clevedon is famous for its stunning sunsets. You can catch them beautifully from Clevedon Hall. Yet another romantic photo opportunity!


Clevedon Hall: until now a hidden treasure

No longer hidden…

This majestic mansion was built in 1853 as a family home. Sitting in its own grounds and overlooking the Bristol Channel, it lies at the heart of the bustling, historic town of Clevedon. It was designed by Foster and Wood, a firm of Bristol architects who later designed other city landmarks including the Grammar School Hall, the conversion of the White Lion and White Hart into the Grand Hotel and Arley Chapel.

In February 2010 Clevedon Hall began the next chapter in its fascinating history, when for the first time ever it became accessible as a venue for private events.

Over its 150-year history it has been home to a number of families, including Reverend Harold and Mrs Rosa Burden. After her husband died in 1930 Rosa founded the Burden Neuropathic Institute – famous in Bristol’s medical history – and was later made a dame. After World War II Clevedon Hall became home to St Brandon’s School (originally The Clergy Daughters School). In 1991 it was purchased by a consortium led by the Telecom Potential Group and many projects were undertaken to restore parts of the buildings and grounds, including the lake with its three islands. For the next 18 years Clevedon Hall and several of the estate buildings were home to what later grew into a highly successful customer communications business, and the largest employer in Clevedon.

It’s a perfect setting for a wedding. We’re sure you and your guests will delight in the intricate design and many original features of Clevedon Hall. Constructed in Mendip and other local stones, it has many impressive carvings and balustrades, Dutch gables and a French tower. Inside, make sure you take time to enjoy the large orangery and conservatory, outstanding fireplaces, beautiful cornices, breathtaking staircase and, all around you, elaborate carvings in woods and brasses. The grounds are luscious and verdant, with many different varieties of shrubs and trees and some (often playful) wildlife, including red deer, pheasants, foxes, squirrels and ducks. There’s also a resident heron which spends much of its time gazing into the lake hoping to catch lunch… We look forward to sharing this rather grand estate with you.


Spoilt for choice Conservatory

Marquee

Choice of sizes

Orangery

Snug

Dame Rosa Burden Room

St Brandon Room

Foster-Wood Room

Grand Library

Marquee

Great Hall Lynton Room

Choice of sizes

Frankfurt Room

Parlour

Conrad Finzel Room Charles Hill Room

Conservatory

Orangery

The Snug

Dame Rosa Burden Room

Look out for the magnificent gargoyle in the form of a lion’s head. The Conservatory adjoins, and can be used together with, both the Orangery and the St Brandon Room. It also opens out to the grounds, close to the car parks, so you may like to use it as a guest entrance.

This sunny, south-facing Victorian orangery is perfect for weddings. Looking out over the statue of Hebe and the upper grounds of Clevedon Hall Estate, its wide French doors offer an alternative entrance.

A favourite among many contenders! With its canopied, intricate fireplace and ‘his and hers’ upholstered seats adjacent, you can imagine Victorian Mrs and Mrs enjoying quiet contemplation after dinner in this room…

Arguably the room with the best panoramic views across the estate, the Dame Rosa Burden Room is surely one of country’s greatest treasures.

Seated capacity: up to 40 for luncheon or dinner, 70 for a ceremony.

We hope you enjoy the unique experience this room affords.

Seated capacity: up to 55 for luncheon or dinner, 80 for a ceremony.

St Brandon Room This sunny room adjoins the Conservatory and has close access to the Orangery and Grand Library. Seated capacity: up to 40 for luncheon or dinner, 60 for a ceremony.

Lynton Room This room is considered excellent for dancing, cocktails or music.

Grand Library

Great Hall

Foster-Wood Room

This magnificent library forms the centrepiece to Clevedon Hall. With its original oak panelling, majestic pillars and ornate brass work on the walls, it also opens onto the Great Hall and the Orangery.

Is this the grandest hall in the south west of England? It’s forgivable to be distracted by the first-floor balustrade balcony at 360 degrees around you. But allow your eyes to feast back at ground level: two original Victorian fireplaces, original heavy wooden doors, solid oak pillars and the most magnificent of Victorian staircases with stained glass windows lighting the way…

Nestling next to the Lady Burden Room and sitting off the Great Hall, this room is named after the architects who designed and built Clevedon Hall (then Frankfurt Hall). It’s a contender for having the best views over the estate.

Seated capacity: up to 120 for luncheon or dinner, 150 for a ceremony.

Seated capacity: up to 120 for luncheon or dinner, 160 for a ceremony.

Frankfurt Room This room competes with four others on the ground floor for the best views over Clevedon Hall Estate.

Marquees The grounds of Clevedon Hall Estate allow you ample opportunity to add a marquee, which we will arrange for you. A marquee can add an extra 200-500 guests for luncheon or dinner (more on request). There are many opportunities but you may like to consider a marquee adjacent to the grand front entrance. Or perhaps a marquee on the lawn with Hebe as your centrepiece? Let’s discuss.

Charles Hill Room This was originally the billiard room, where Victorian guests no doubt took their ‘cue’ to partake in a little afternoon or evening rivalry. The lovely bay in this room overlooks the grounds, with views towards the estuary.

The Parlour Adjoining the Great Hall, this room forms part of Clevedon Hall’s original kitchens – as suggested by the impressive original chimney breast.

Conrad Finzel Room Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Conrad Finzel commissioned Foster and Wood, Bristol architects, to design and build Clevedon Hall (then Frankfurt Hall) for him and his family. This sumptuous room is a favourite of many. The reasons for this vary, but include its wood panelling, its original tiled fireplace, its cosy independent conservatory, its ornate carvings and its views across the grounds. This room is enjoyed by many as a private dining room.


Clevedon Hall

a rather grand experience

Clevedon Hall

a rather grand experience

Food, glorious food (and drink, glorious drink!)

Our canapés (continued)

Food and drink are extremely important factors in the enjoyment and success of your special occasion.

Fish

That’s why – from simple canapés to lavish dinners – we use the most accomplished chefs and insist on the finest ingredients.

Sweet queenie scallops on a black pudding croute with minted mushy peas Queenie on a skewer wrapped in parma ham

We also have a wine and drinks selection to suit most tastes and budgets.

Smoked salmon on a chervil blinis with dill mustard sauce

What we don’t do is to insist that you pick from one menu or another. And if there’s something in particular you want – no matter how unusual – we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

Cajun salmon skewer with ginger and lime mayonnaise Thai fish cakes with chilli dipping sauce

We welcome your thoughts on your ideal menus and budgets, but to give you a ‘flavour’ of some possibilities, take a look at some sample menus:

New York crab cakes

Our canapés We suggest 3-5 canapés per guest during your drinks reception Goats’ cheese and red onion marmalade on rye

Watermelon cube with lime scented crab Smoked mackerel and dauphinoise tartlets Crayfish tail on a pecorino shortcake with pesto

Our shots Shot glasses filled with mini versions of classic dishes as an addition to canapés

Cambozola with fig and date chutney

Wild mushroom risotto, shaved Parmesan and truffle oil

Brushcetta – mozzarella and roasted peppers on a croute with homemade pesto

Roasted butternut squash and coconut soup

Wild mushroom and lemon hollandaise tartlets

Classic prawn cocktail

Parmesan gelato on a red wine croute with balsamic glaze

Caesar Salad

Tomato concasse, olive and basil tartlets with houmous (vegan)

White butterbean soup with chorizo foam

Crudités with dips (vegan)

Smoked Haddock and baby leek molle

Lemon and thyme risotto cakes with roasted tomato confit

Gazpacho with lime scented crab

Camembert baked in a box

Clam chowder with smoked paprika foam

Vegetable spring rolls with chilli dipping sauce

Meat Carpaccio of beef on a garlic croute Oriental duck pancakes Chicken korma skewers with ginger and mint dip Steak and chip on a skewer with béarnaise sauce Bangers mash and bean canapé style Honey and mustard sausages Haggis bashed neeps and tattie on a black pudding croute Mini shepherds pie with sweet potato mash Tiny Yorkshires with roast pork and apple confit

Clevedon Hall

Tiny Yorkshire with rare roast beef and horseradish cream

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Clevedon Hall

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Clevedon Hall

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­We welcome your thoughts on your ideal menus and budgets, but to give you a ‘flavour’ of some possibilities, take a look at some sample menus:

CLASSIC DINNER MENU A A trio of smoked salmon, smoked halibut and gradvalax on home made chive blinis with dill mustard sauce and keta Italian breads and butter *** Marinated, chargrilled fillet of lamb served on a rostii potato with a rich red wine jus seasonal vegetables *** Tarte au citron with red berries and cream *** Coffee, tisanes and chocolates

CLASSIC DINNER MENU B Cajun salmon skewers with ginger and lime mayonnaise served with dressed leaves breads and butter *** Medium rare fillet of beef sliced on a bed of fennel and artichoke with a red wine and horseradish jus seasonal vegetables *** Mille feuille of brandy snap with mascapone and raspberries on a pool of red berry coulis *** Coffee, tisanes and chocolates

CLASSIC DINNER MENU C Chargrilled vegetable and mozzerella stack with a pesto dressing, Italian breads and butter *** Pan fried darne of salmon marinated in lime and corriander, spicy bulgar wheat and a light fish jus, seasonal vegetables *** Summer or winter pudding with berries and clotted cream *** Coffee, tisanes and chocolates

Clevedon Hall

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Clevedon Hall

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INSPIRED MENU A Chilled gazpacho soup, cheddar and thyme grissini, served with an olive oil ice cube ciabatta, olive oil and balsamic dipping bowls *** Fillet of beef with hot horseradish cream and a red wine jus dauphinoise potatoes with thyme and sea salt, seasonal vegetables *** Valrhona chocolate mousse with peanut butter cookies *** Coffee, tisanes and chocolates

INSPIRED MENU B Carpaccio of tuna with a pea shoot and coriander salad dressed with sweet lime and palm sugar warmed brioche and butter *** Seared loin of lamb on puy lentils with a redcurrant jus and aubergine caviar seasonal vegetables *** Sweet goats cheese cake with grilled figs and beetroot glaze *** Coffee, tisanes and chocolates

INSPIRED MENU C Vine tomato and goats cheese open tart with homemade pesto and a rocket salad foccacia with pumpkin oil and balsamic dipping pots *** Plaice on fruity bulgar wheat with a lime leaf and lemon grass scented sauce sugar snaps and baby carrots *** Sticky toffee pudding with parsnip ice cream *** Coffee, tisanes and chocolates

Clevedon Hall

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Clevedon Hall

Clevedon Hall

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­The

bottom line

It’s your day – so we’d like you to choose what you would like and how you’d like to buy it. At Clevedon Hall we don’t believe in offering a one-size-fits-all service. We can tailor your wedding package in a number of ways and offer you a range of extras and options. We can offer you 1. a price per guest based on your selections 2. a menu of options from which to pick and choose 3. a fixed-price package based on 60, 80, 100, 150, 200+ guests. 4. a tailored package based on your budget. Whatever you choose and however you choose to buy it, we can also offer you the benefit of our relationships with many brilliantly-talented specialists who can work with you or through us to provide anything from a horse and carriage to a bespoke wedding favour. It’s all about you and what you would like. To give you some ideas about costs, though, here are some examples. 1. Your fixed price per guest might include: Drinks reception on arrival Exquisite three-course wedding breakfast with coffee, infusions and chocolates Use of all our beautiful event rooms and grounds (including for your ceremony if applicable) Use of cake stand and knife, red carpet on arrival, free confetti for guests and more. From £57.45 per guest based on 80 guests Add an evening buffet your guests will never forget, from £7.95 per guest 2. Your ‘menu of options’ might include: Exquisite three-course wedding breakfast with coffee, infusions and chocolates £35.75 per guest Sparkling wine on arrival £2.95/glass Delicious evening buffet from £7.95 per guest Use of all our beautiful event rooms for the whole day and evening from £1,500.00

Clevedon Hall

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a rather grand experience

3. Your all-inclusive wedding package for 2010 might include Reception, celebration and evening from £6,500.00 based on 80 guests ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Wedding coordinator Use of ceremony room Confetti Drinks reception of chilled Pimms served on the lawn Three courses of delicious inspired food Tea, coffee and favours Selected wine (1/2 bottle per person) Mineral water Seasonal house florals Toastmaster Delicious Prosecco for the toast Evening graze menu Choice of speciality linens Children under eight eat free Cash bar till 23.00

Reception, celebration and evening from £6,500 based on 60 guests ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Wedding coordinator Use of ceremony room Confetti Drinks reception of chilled Pimms or Champagne served on the lawn A selection of four canapés Three courses of delicious inspired food Tea, coffee and favours Selected wine (one bottle per person) Mineral water Seasonal house florals Toastmaster Delicious Prosecco for the toast Evening graze menu of local cheeses, slow roasted lamb or Asian pork Choice of speciality linens Children under eight eat free Cash bar till 23.00

Terms and conditions apply.

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Clevedon Hall

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How to find us

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We will ask your guests to enter Clevedon Hall Estate via the Victoria Road entrance.

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