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Your Guide to Weddings & Events at Irnham Hall

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Your Exclusive Wedding Venue The romantic setting and timeless elegance of Irnham Hall located between Stamford and Grantham in South Lincolnshire is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

Irnham Hall is the stunning private family home of the Benton-Jones family set within beautiful gardens and extensive grounds. The fabulous Summer House and Walled garden can be rented exclusively for your big day.

Your Wedding at Irnham Irnham offers a “blank canvas” allowing you to create a truly unique wedding. Your Marriage Ceremony Our beautiful Orangery within Irnham Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies or civil partnerships and will comfortably sit 100. The ceremony room is separate to the Summer House and walled garden where you will retire for your wedding breakfast and evening celebration. All our rooms are beautifully appointed with large windows and floor to ceiling windows inviting natural day light and a fresh romantic feel to your day. To hold your ceremony at Irnham you will need to book your civil ceremony direct with the South Kesteven Council and pay any costs associated to them. Tel: 01522 782 244 They will be able to send you a full information pack with all the details you require. We would suggest a wedding ceremony at 2 pm and you can bring your own CD to provide the background music for your ceremony. Church Wedding You may have a religious marriage ceremony or blessing service, subject to the Rector’s agreement, in the beautiful St Andrews Church located within the grounds of Irnham Hall and just 100 m away from the main house and in prime position in the centre of the village. The Church is a 5-minute walk from the Summer House and Walled Garden and can seat 120. You will need to discuss the possibility of a church service direct with the Priest in charge. The reverend Stephen Buckman. Email:

Your Wedding Reception Irnham Hall is an elegant and unforgettable venue for your wedding reception. The Summer House and walled garden at Irnham Hall are an incredible setting for you and your guests to enjoy. Our beautiful grounds are the ideal location for your wedding photographs. Friends and family will love the privacy of the secluded walled garden as everyone is together and free to enjoy a game of croquet over drinks and canapes!

Hospitality & Catering Irnham Hall is unique. We offer the opportunity to create your own bespoke wedding and nothing is more important than the food and drink. We do not have in-house caterers so offer you the chance to choose from our handpicked approved list of fantastic local catering companies. These caterers will not only create sublime menus and food, but also offer a full hospitality service enabling them to run your entire wedding with style and efficiency. You can also choose the colour and style of your linen through to the glassware and cutlery. APPROVED CATERERS for IRNHAM HALL 2017 Jeeves Catering ~ Rutland Gourmet ~ Rustic Caterer ~ Tom’s Kitchen While one of our approved caterers will look after your every need you are required to purchase wine, Champagne and soft drinks from Irnham Hall Events Bar. We have a hand –selected list of wine, which provides you with an extensive array of wines to complement your day. The Summer House seats 140 dining guests on round tables. You could have up to 160 guests seated but you will have to seat these on long tables. Most couples have a long top table and round tables for their guests. We offer either round 6-foot diameter tables (to seat up to 10 people) or 6-foot trestle tables, which can be joined together for a more informal banquet. We have ample room for dancing and space for your chosen DJ or Band to set up. Please ask the events team for the list of approved suppliers.

Local Accommodation Whilst we currently do not offer accommodation within Irnham Hall itself there are a number of cottages available to hire in the village including a wonderful luxury Brides Cottage that boasts a romantic master bedroom for the Bride and Groom to spend their first night. The Award winning Griffin Pub will also sleep 8 people and is adjacent to the Brides Cottage just outside the main gates of Irnham Hall in the centre of the village, a short walk from the church. There are a number of Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts near by as well as extra self-catering cottages available in the village and nearby. All taxis should be pre-booked in advance and cars can be left overnight at Irnham Hall with prior agreement. There is a large visitors car park at Irnham Hall so there is no issue with parking. Please contact the Irnham Hall Events team for our full local accommodation recommendations.

How To Find Us : We are located 8 minutes drive from the Colsterworth Exit of the A1(M). Irnham Village is 20 minutes between Grantham and Stamford in South Lincolnshire and on the edge of Rutland and Leicestershire. The closest town is Bourne and the village of Corby Glen is 2 miles away. Once in the village of Irnham, the main gates leading to the Hall are nestled in the main bend just up the hill from the pub and round the corner from the Church. The Postcode is NG33 4JD and the address is IRNHAM HALL, Irnham, and Near Grantham, South Lincolnshire NG33 4JD. The closest Train station is Grantham, which has regular trains to London Kings Cross. Journey time takes about 1 hour. From Grantham station it is 20 minutes to Irnham by car and there are many taxis available at the station.

Map of Irnham

Weddings at Irnham Hall The Small Print Accommodation: There is plenty of accommodation near by. The Griffin Inn in the village has 4 rooms and there are a number of Cottages and Bed and Breakfast options in Irnham including a luxury Brides Cottage just a short walk from the church and pub in the heart of Irnham village. Do ask the Events team for the full list. Appointments: Irnham Hall is a private house and we only can offer a limited number of appointments at weekends. Please bear this in mind when arranging any appointments to discuss your wedding.

Directions: Please ensure your guests have directions to Irnham Hall as our postcode is not suitable for satellite navigation – please advise your guests to use NG33 4JD as a post code or look for the Griffin Pub in the village. Irnham Hall is on the main bend between Swinstead Road and Corby Road in the village of Irnham. There are large black gates at the end of the drive. Disabled facilities: Access is available for disabled guests and they can be driven up to all venues. We can provide ramps if necessary. Entrance: The entrance to Irnham Hall Estate is via the main gates in the village located on the main bend where Swinstead Road as it meets Bulby Road. Fireworks: In consideration for both our neighbours and the horses on site, fireworks are not permitted at Irnham Hall. Chinese Lanterns: Are not permitted.

On confirming your provisional reservation and date for your wedding – we can hold the date for up to two weeks. During this time visit the church to check on your dates. If you are having a civil ceremony you will need to book your registrar and the time you would like to get married.

Floral Decorations: We are happy to recommend florists who will suit your needs.

Once you have arranged your ceremony, we require a non-refundable deposit of £1000 to secure your booking. Three months before your wedding, the final balance will be due.

Insurance: We recommend clients take out a suitable insurance policy to cover any accidental damage that may arise during the course of the event. Clients are liable for any negligent damage caused as a result of the actions of their guests.

Don’t forget to book any musicians, band, DJ or any other wedding entertainment. Book your photographer, videographer, florist, wedding transport in plenty of time. Please refer to the back of this directory for details on suppliers or our recommended suppliers list. Good suppliers get booked up fast, particularly on a Saturday! SUGGESTED WEDDING DAY TIMINGS The timings below are based on a 2 pm ceremony at the Orangery and are merely to demonstrate how your day may flow. 1:30 pm Guests arrive at Irnham Hall prior to the ceremony 2:00 pm Ceremony begins 2:30 pm Ceremony ends followed by reception drinks and photographs 4:30pm The wedding breakfast is announced in the Summer House 5:00 pm The Bride and Groom are announced into the room and the wedding breakfast is served 7:00 pm Cutting of the cake and speeches 7:30 pm Evening guests start to arrive 8:00 pm First Dance 9:45 pm Evening food may be served 11:30 pm Last Dance and Last orders 11:45 pm Bride and Groom Depart – Bar closes Midnight Music finishes and all guests depart Car Parking: There is plenty of parking at Irnham. Vehicles may be left overnight and can be collected before noon the next day Coaches and Minibuses: Please advise the events team if coaches or mini buses are hired for the day to allow parking and turn around space. Confetti: We are proud of our high standards of cleanliness and would rather your guest only used Biodegradable confetti please.

Garden Furniture: For those marrying in the summer months, we have gazebos and garden furniture, which can be supplied at a small charge.

Invitations: Your privacy & security is important to us. When planning your wedding stationary, please ask your guests ( both day time and evening) to bring their invitations with them. Licensing Hours: We find that weddings are a long day and are best ended on a high when most of your guests are still present. Our venue bar licence is approved until midnight. We ask all guests to depart by midnight please. Marquees: For larger events ( over 200 people) or morning weddings that would require an evening party, marquees can be hired and erected in the field adjacent to the walled garden. This can be arranged through Irnham Hall Events team. Menus: Our approved caterers will be more than happy to share their menus with you. Numbers: Our largest party we can have seated is for 140 people on round tables and 160 people on long tables. The maximum number that we can accommodate during the evening is 200 in total. Chairs: Our chairs are chiavari lime white chairs with a black velvet seat pad. Tables: We supply either 6 foot diameter round tables, seating 10 or 6 foot Long Tables seating 3 either side. Photographs: Irnham provides the perfect setting for official photographs and video. If you would like us to recommend a photographer we will be pleased to do so. We can also recommend a drone for aerial photographs. Please note that general photography and videos are discouraged. Staff Profile: As a company we provide you with an enthusiastic and courteous team offering friendly, yet professional advice. A member of the events team will be on site during your whole day. Table Linen: Note that all your table linen and table ware requirements need to be booked through your approved caterer. Taxis: We are happy to order taxis during the evening but cannot guarantee their punctuality. Guests should be encouraged to pre-book taxis for a given time.


Jeeves are a local premier company providing a unique, bespoke service for wedding catering and planning. We are passionate about food and use top quality seasonal produce from local suppliers wherever possible. We have an established and enviable reputation, the number of venues where we have exclusivity is testament to this.

Contact Susan at Jeeves Catering T: 01778 349 512 | E: |


Stamford Bridal Rooms


The Stamford Bridal Rooms is a fresh-thinking bridal boutique that stands apart from the rest. We have stripped bare the process of selecting your wedding dress to ensure only the most important aspects remain; an incredibly stylish selection of gowns, passionate customer service, beautiful and spacious surroundings and honest and expert advice.

TEL: 01780 757 028 EMAIL: WEB: 19 High Street, St. Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2LF

Bespoke Wedding & Events Florist POLLEN DESIGNS

Unique floral arrangements for weddings, functions, corporate events, parties and festive occasions. Meeting you and hearing about your plans will inspire us to create beautiful, thoughtful flowers as individual as you are. Years of practiced craftsmanship mean your flowers are in safe, professional and loving hands. T: 01778 219 513 | M: 07818 091 354

Paul Bryant Photography ...Capturing wonderful memories in a timeless fashion

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M: 07831765660

Celebration China Hire ESTABLISHED 21 YEARS

Alison Jenner


All our staff are very knowledgeable and will provide helpful assistance throughout your planning process. We offer free quotations with no minimum order required. All our tableware is hired to you hygienically wrapped and ready for use. Our hire covers 3 days which means we can deliver your order in time for you to have the opportunity to add any finishing touches. End your day in style and not in rubber gloves! Take advantage of our complete wash-up service. • Full range of plates, cutlery and glassware available • White and coloured table linen, round cloths and napkins • Tables, chairs, seat covers and sashes • Centre table decorations, table runners, white and natural guest message tree • Wishing well and vintage suitcase • Confectionery sweet cart • Cookers, BBQ`s, hot cabinets and carving lamps • Fridges, wine coolers and freezers

When attending your event, feeling special is the key to confidence, and confidence is the key to real beauty. Working together, we will establish the right style for your personal tastes, and combine this with the correct method of procedure, taking into consideration your individual hair type, facial structure and so on.

Unit 8 | Longhedge Lane | Bottesford | NG13 0BF Email us: Phone: 01949 844 568 or 07979 803 803

Tel: 07775 662941 Email:

Joy of Flowers

Peterborough Wedding Cars



1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Rippon Bros. Sports saloon GCX631 1928 Rolls-Royce 20hp Open Touring Car - HW1304

We will use our extensive knowledge of flowers to design that unforgettable finishing floral touch that will make your special day absolutely spectacular. From bouquets and posies to buttonholes and corsages, our florists can create exquisite flowers that you will never forget. At Joy of Flowers, Bourne, we are here to make sure your floral desires are truly amazing making your day extra special. Your wedding is, of course, unique and to ensure that we can create the perfect exclusive designs we encourage you to arrange a free consultation.

15b North Street | Bourne | PE10 9AE Tel: 07785 572295 | Email:

Established in 1990, Peterborough Wedding Cars provide a professional, personal and chauffeur driven service. Our aim is to help make your day extra special by offering you a bespoke package, tailored to your individual requirements. Our vintage and classic Rolls-Royce motor cars are well-presented and maintained, offering you the ultimate in luxury travel. Please browse our website for details of our cars. Should you wish to discuss availability and view our fabulous collection of cars, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Brook, Stamford Road, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7HX Telephone: 01733 262680 | Mobile: 07714 086417 | 07751 775306 Website: Email:

Rutland Gourmet

Blush Bridal Co.

We are a complete outside catering service dedicated to the provision of high quality food & drink. A small intimate dinner party or catering for a large wedding, we can meet all your needs and exceed all of your expectations.

At Blush Bridal Company our aim is to exceed your expectations and make your experience special, fun and memorable. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, professional, no pressure service with appointments preferred but not always necessary. Our spacious wedding boutique holds a wide range of bridal and bridesmaid dresses in sizes 8-30, designers include Justin Alexander, Sincerity, Callista and Dessy. We welcome the opportunity to help however we can.




Tel: 01572 747909 | Mob: 07970 576882 Email:

Telephone: 01778 218020 | Email: Website: blushbridalco 19 North Street, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9AE

The Griffin Inn


~ Stunning 4 star luxury B&B ~ Bulby Road | Irnham | Nr Grantham | NG33 4JG | Tel: 01476 550201 Email: | |

We are very grateful to the businesses whose advertisements appear in this publication. As a mark of our gratitude we would like to draw the attention of the readers to their details and announcements. We are required to make it clear however that neither Excellmedia or Irnham Hall can accept responsibility for any services or workmanship that they may undertake.

This brochure was produced by excellmedia The Barn at Westwinds, Bank Lane, Warton, Preston PR4 1AT Telephone: 08450 707040 |

Cakes by Sally


Simply Stylish ~Simply Elegant WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Wedding cakes are my speciality, only using the finest, freshest of ingredients. Each cake is individually created and personally decorated to the client’s wishes.

7 Newcastle Close, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 8SG 01476 593151 | 07989919940

Apple & Hog


First Class Crackling ~ Succulent Lean Pork

“I really would recommend Sharon to every bride her photos are, without question, worth the money. She truly captured the essence of the day laughter, fun and lots of love!”

Quality meats, experienced staff and an irresistible roast... We are wedding, event and party specialists who take pride in being part of your special occasion. You can have confidence in our professional approach, we pay attention to the details so you can relax and enjoy your day as much as your guests.

Tel: 01945 420 817 | Mob: 07554 017 183 Email:

Contact Sharon at 01529 241633 | 07867 986 887

Contact Us : Please contact Leila Benton-Jones or Kimberley Benton-Jones to discuss your wedding planning and book an appointment for your visit. Telephone: 01476 550 739 / 07714245177 / 07775758181

We would like to thank the following photographers for allowing us to use their photos in our brochure: Alexis Jaworski at ~ Adrian Harvey at Harvey and Harvey Photography ~ Sarah Ellen Bailey ~ Paul Bryant Photography

Irnham Hall Wedding Brochure  
Irnham Hall Wedding Brochure