â€œFrom the team at Brocket Hall, may we congratulate you on your engagement.â€?
THREE PERFECT LOCATIONS
Since the 18th Century, the Brocket Hall Estate in Hertfordshire has been one of the most fashionable and romantic locations for weddings and grand celebrations. Full of exciting incident, glamour and intrigue, it possesses a sense of drama and anticipation that is felt immediately upon arrival at the gates, which then builds as the journey to the illustrious ancestral home is travelled. Few other venues can offer such far reaching, magical amenities and private entertainment only 40 minutes from central London. The enchanting 543 acre Brocket Hall Estate offers three different locations in which to hold civil ceremony weddings and/or wedding receptions; Brocket Hall itself, Auberge du Lac and Brocket Hall Golf Club. Collectively, these distinct locations offer an extensive choice of rooms fitting the size and scale of almost every guest-list, and have a character all of their own.
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For lovers of history and the elegance of a bygone era, the grandeur of the Regency Hall coupled with traditional butler service, surrounded by the splendour of the Capability Brown inspired parkland, serves to provide the most beautiful and romantic backdrop for wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. The magnificent Ballroom accommodates up to 150 guests for a sit down meal, while the Boardroom can accommodate 150 guests for a civil ceremony and up to 200 for an evening reception. In addition to the grandeur of the ancestral home with its panoramic views of the enchanting Broadwater Lake, the Estate boasts two other wedding venues, each offering its own unique identity, and of course, privacy.
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BROCKET HALL GOLF CLUB
The Watershyppes Clubhouse is no ordinary Golf Club, and first class private dining facilities in the Oak Room - a stunning oak beamed room with picturesque views - affords an ideal location for weddings, comfortably accommodating 120 guests for a formal dinner and dance, 150 people for a cocktail buffet with dancing and 150 for an evening reception. Alternatively, the Piano Lounge seeped in elegant and timeless surroundings, is perfect for a more intimate wedding, seating up to 30 people.
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AUBERGE DU LAC
A wedding venue for admirers of fine cuisine, Auberge du Lac, formerly the 18th Century hunting lodge on the Estate, is now an internationally acclaimed award-winning restaurant with a host of private dining rooms, a lounge and al fresco terrace, with a charming lakeside setting. This idyllic restaurant is housed over four floors and can seat up to 62 guests, with a maximum of 100 for an evening reception. Auberge du Lac accommodates only one wedding on each day and gives the attentive personal service and exclusivity required to ensure an unrivalled bespoke experience.
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DINING ON THE ESTATE
Auberge du Lac, the Estateâ€™s award-winning restaurant, is managed by Michelin Starred Chef Phil Thompson, who oversees all the menus on the Estate and would be delighted to create a dedicated menu for you and your guests. The two restaurants on the Estate are open to longer staying guests; Auberge du Lac and the beautifully furnished Watershyppes Restaurant in the Golf Clubhouse. Both provide extremely high standards of service and cuisine, in handsome surroundings.
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For those who just canâ€™t bear to leave, the Estate offers accommodation in Melbourne Lodge, the 18th Century former stables with its 16 luxury bedrooms, many of which overlook the beautiful waters of the Broadwater, the 9th green of the Melbourne golf course and Brocket Hall. The diversity of the three licensed wedding venues - Brocket Hall, Auberge du Lac and Brocket Hall Golf Club - provides elegant exclusivity in the immersive surroundings of the historic Brocket Hall Estate.
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ACTIVITIES ON THE ESTATE
The Brocket Hall Estateâ€™s 543 acres are there to be explored and discovered by guests. While the two championship golf courses are enough for many, there are numerous activities that can be arranged on the Estate as well, including: motorized sports, archery, fishing, tennis, croquet. To enhance your wedding we can also suggest: Pianist, harpist, magician, band/disco, fireworks, florist Please ask your dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator for more details.
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Brocket Hall’s golf courses – the cornerstone of a thriving golf club – have been laid out in the stunning surroundings of parkland and ancient woodland, and provide a distinct challenge for golfers. The Melbourne Course is the creation of design duo Peter Alliss and Clive Clark who have fashioned an outstanding golf course within a parkland terrain. Water is the distinguishing feature of the course, together with difficult greens and supreme short holes which demand respect and precision throughout. A unique ferry ride across the water to reach the final green on the 18th hole completes the unforgettable experience. The Broadwater Lake doesn’t come into play on the Donald Steel designed Palmerston Course; instead there is bold bunkering to contend with and majestic avenues of ancient trees. This is the thinking golfer’s course, set in an impressive historic site. A massive 7,080 yards long, it has been likened to Woburn’s Marquess course and has come to be regarded as one of the best inland courses in the country. 16/17 BROCKET HALL
“We have had so many people telling us it was the best wedding they have ever been to. They also said, without exception, how outstanding the service was at Brocket Hall; the staff couldn’t have done more and were so professional. My Grandfather likened it to a royal wedding!”
Conway/Brewster Wedding “All our guests were entranced by the location and we were all looked after so well by the magnificent team of staff; any special requests were met with unfailing courtesy.”
Ames/Roberts Wedding “Brocket Hall is a magnificent venue for a wedding and the grandeur, history and oppulence of such an amazing house, together with the magnificent floral displays helped to enhance what was an unforgettable day. The consideration and attentiveness of the staff was exceptional and nothing was too much trouble.”
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Let our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators help you plan your day: Brocket Hall Welwyn Hertfordshire AL8 7XG email@example.com T: 01707 368 700 F: 01707 375 166 www.brocket-hall.co.uk
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The Brocket Hall Estate sits in 543 acres of mature parkland. Situated just 22 miles from central London it is easily accessible by all modes of transport. Recommended motorway exits are: A1(M) either direction junction 4 / M1 either direction junction 10 / M25 either direction junction 23. By Train: Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City (27 minutes). An excellent taxi service is available from outside the station door, or a member of our events team would be delighted to organise transportation for you. By Aeroplane: Luton Airport is 7 miles from the Estate and offers private jet facilities. There are car hire facilities at the airport, or alternatively a member of our events team would be delighted to organise transfers to and from the airport for you. By Helicopter: Helicopters may be landed on either of the Estateâ€™s helipads, by prior arrangement. 22/23 BROCKET HALL
WITH THANKS Brocket Hall would like to take the time to thank all contributors and couples who have allowed their wedding photographs to be reproduced in this brochure. Special thanks to the photographers who have kindly provided photographic imagery for the brochure: Chris Douglas www.cdouglasphoto.com Steve Shipman www.steveshipmanphotography.com ALS Photography www.alsphotography.co.uk David P Macdonald Photography www.davidpmacdonald.com Tim Fisher Photography www.brockethallweddings.co.uk
DIRECTORY OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS
Cakes 28 Beauty and Hair
Jewellery and Accessories
Floristry and Venue Decor
Photography 44 Entertainment 47 Toastmaster 52 Transport 53 Travel 55
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A wedding cake is a focal point of your reception; make it striking, original and visually exciting. It is always admired, photographed, savoured and remembered. Enlisting the creative talents of a bespoke cake maker or cake designer will help create the perfect look incorporating your own design and specification.
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Cakes by Jackie Ii Bespoke Wedding Cakes Without the Bespoke Price
Tel. 020 8386 2922 Mob. 07739 370166
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Yummy Mummys Cakes Award Winning Cakes
for cakes that look and taste yummy
Yummy Mummys cakes is an award winning cake company that creates stunning bespoke wedding cakes and cupcakes. Catering for all specifications, we produce a wide range of custom designer cakes in a huge number of flavours and varieties. We are a recommended supplier for high end wedding venues, including Brocket Hall.
64a High Street, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2SP â€˘ 01582 712700 â€˘ www.yummymummyscakes.com
COUTURE WEDDING CAKES, CUPCAKES & FAVOURS
www.laura-kate.co.uk To enquire about your bespoke wedding cake, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07917509008
Barneyâ€™s Bakery Beautiful and Bespoke Wedding Cakes, Cupcakes and Favours
www.barneysbakery.com email@example.com 07582 301 351
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BEAUTY AND HAIR JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES
Everyone wants to look and feel their best for their wedding or special occasion and to achieve that stunning look there are a whole host of treatments you can enjoy, to ensure you are supremely glowing and gorgeous on your big day. Whilst a personal hairdresser can create the hairstyle of your dreams. Choosing the right piece of jewellery, whatever the occasion, is an exhilarating experience. With the help of world renowned jewellers you have a choice of superb designs. You will be guaranteed luxurious, elegant and timeless pieces all designed to be breathtaking. Jewellery you will treasure forever.
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HAIR & MAKEUP
07876 221032 www.beautycall.co.uk
www.gatwardsofhitchin.co.uk 20 Market Place, Hitchin, SG5 1DU Tel. 01462 434273
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FLORISTRY AND VENUE DECOR
B R I DA L AC C E S S O RY D E S I G N
Flowers create a lasting impression on your wedding ceremony and special occasion. The bouquet and table centrepieces are an integral part of your celebration. Consider button holes and corsages as well as posies. Make your day complete with the beauty of flowers. Create a truly bespoke wedding day with chair covers, balloons and sashes tailored to your chosen colour scheme, or a room decorated entirely to your own individual requirements. Really transforming a room and creating a magical look to enhance your special day.
019 9 2 4 2 0 5 8 4 hair accessories | veils | jewellery | shrugs | belts
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Nicola Gibson has been creating beautiful Wedding flowers around Hertfordshire and beyond for over 25 years. During this time she’s helped and advised 100’s of clients to ultimately create the most perfect flower arrangements for the biggest day of their lives Whether you decide to choose from one of our great value packages or our Tailor-made & Personal Service, you can be sure that Nicola and her expert team of floral designers will create the Wedding flowers of your dreams.
01707 326329 I firstname.lastname@example.org www.lambertsflowercompany.co.uk
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Passion for exquisitely beautiful wedding celebrations is the driving force our business. We are privileged to work within some of the country’s most prestigious venues and beautiful homes and take immense pleasure in creating a truly beautiful setting for the most important day of your lives. We will work together with you to realise your vision, often advising on other aspects of the wedding in order to create an overall effect. Kirsty’s background in event planning ensures that nothing is overlooked. Meticulous attention to detail with leave you with a flawlessly beautiful day that you and your guests will never forget. We are a local company creating wedding flowers across the UK and overseas. Book your free consultation today, either at our shop just 5 minutes from Brocket Hall or if stuck for time we will come to you. As a thank you for booking we will give you a ‘thank you Mum’ bouquet on your special day.
Fuchsia Pink, 36 High St, Wheathampstead, Herts, AL4 8AA 01582 833414 I email@example.com I www.fuchsiapink.co.uk
Peony Floral Boutique Peony Floral Boutique Thoughtfully designed & beautifully created flowers
Professionally fitted, beautiful chair covers with hand tied bows, provide a stunning finish to any wedding or event. We come highly recommended for our first class, all inclusive service. Discuss your ideas with us by calling Kerry on 07854 855916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For ideas and inspiration why not visit our website to see a selection of our flowers:
www.peonyflorist.co.uk 01438 821888
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WEDDINGHOUSE are an established events decorating company who are delighted to be a preferred supplier at Brocket Hall, Brocket Hall Golf Club and Auberge du Lac and many other prestigious venues in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond.
Chair Covers & Sashes I Table Runners I Table Decoration I Swagging for your Top, Cake or Gift Tables I Flowers I Light Curtains We offer highly competitive packages to include all of the above and more so please contact us with your requirements. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. WEDDINGHOUSE The Old Dairy Tewin Hill Farm Tewin Hill Hertfordshire AL6 0LL Tel. 01438 817588 Email. email@example.com
Full Planning Service
Ceilings & Centrepieces
Bespoke Backdrops & Dance Floors
Qq W. www.platinumraspberry.co.uk T. 01727 800 381 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Capture your wedding day forever. Enlisting the services of a professional photographer will make your photo album the most treasured memento of your day. We recommend the use of professional photographers who are familiar with the venue so they can truly capture the most attractive settings and surroundings.
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email@example.com www.steveshipmanphotography.com 01727 865873
david p macdonald photography
A mixture of reportage, classical and fun images for fine weddings
Hertfordshire’s only Fellowship in wedding photography ◊ Over 200 awards ◊ 6 United Kingdom titles
www.davidpmacdonald.com T. 01920 486095 I E. firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTERTAINMENT AND TOASTMASTER
Entertainment is the key to every successful party. Whether itâ€™s a string quartet, band or DJ our suppliers will ensure the day goes with a swing. Your choice of entertainment is sure to make the day more enjoyable and memorable for all your guests. Why not choose a selection of musicians to ensure all tastes are catered for. And how about a stunning fireworks display to add that special touch. The choice is endless!
chris douglas photography www.cdouglasphoto.co.uk 01582 621062
At weddings and other special events the toastmaster performs vital functions including being available in the months beforehand to give advice on protocols, procedures and toasts. They will ensure that the arrangements are smoothly carried out as planned and all in a friendly manner, in complete control of your event whatever the weather.
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‘A Truly unique & exciTing enTerTAinmenT producTion compAny’ Flexible options of DJs, Singers, Saxophonists and Percussionists for unforgettable entertainment. 30 years’ experience to share with you. Totally unique lighting, staging and production choices.
‘One word… WOW! We were absolutely amazed at how brilliant your entertainment was!’
Tel. 01438 355 358 Mob. 07956 276961 Email. Office@mrhproductions.co.uk Web. www.mrhproductions.co.uk www.facebook.com/mrhenterprises www.twitter.com/Mrhproductions
‘Thank you for being such a great DJ at our Wedding, we had an amazing time and danced all night! It was better than I could have ever imagined and the surprise saxophonist during the meal really made my day!’
‘Fantastic from start to finish, we are so pleased we booked you. You were a brilliant compère throughout the afternoon…’
The Mr H Showband combines state of the art DJ production with the addition of our fantastic live artists making it a truly unique, non-stop, energetic performance. This new concept is totally versatile and provides endless musical choice.
Developed 15 years ago as a Contemporary alternative to a traditional Toastmaster. Dressed in full Dinner Suit, your Compère would provide co-ordination and structure on your special day. Organisation of: your receiving line, introduction to speeches, cutting the cake, in a confident professional manner working alongside Brocket’s event managers as one perfect team. As part of this package we can also provide a PA system for your wedding breakfast allowing you to play your own music during your meal.
EXCEPTIONAL PIANISTS FOR WEDDINGS Piano Music For Your Wedding Piano music is the most romantic type of wedding music. Hire a pianist for your civil ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Choose between a modern, jazz or classical pianist. O ur wedding pianists will learn your favourite music especially for your wedding. www.ExceptionalPianists.co.uk
Five Reasons To Visit Our Website Listen to over 250 incredible piano recordings. Watch a new piano video on YouTube every month. Share other couple’s experiences and browse through their thank you cards and testimonials. Read our helpful pianist FAQ - the most useful place for information about wedding piano music on the internet. Find out how much we cost...our prices are the same for every day of the year. Our full price list is available online.
Choosing Your Ceremony Music Perhaps you are stuck for inspiration, or maybe you know how the music sounds but you don’t know the name of the piece... ...this free online guide will take the stress out of choosing your wedding ceremony music.
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Contact Details 0800 0282 922 info@ExceptionalPianists.co.uk www.ExceptionalPianists.co.uk facebook.com/WeddingPianoMusic twitter.com/pianodj
AWARD WINNING PROFESSIONAL STRING QUARTET WITH REPERTOIRE RANGING from Bach to Beyoncé and Tchaikovsky to The Killers. ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER QUARTETS FOR WEDDINGS AND FUNCTIONS. RECENTLY FEATURED ON GMTV, DON'T TELL THE BRIDE & FOUR WEDDINGS.
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Fantastic Fireworks invites you to celebrate your happy occasion with a display every bit as special as you are. Call us now on 0845 272 3550 or email email@example.com and we will add a touch of magic to your big day.
PHILIP GARDNER FGIntPT
TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL
TOASTMASTER & MASTER OF CEREMONIES
My name is Philip Gardner and I have been a Professional Toastmaster for the last 12 years. I have been first choice Toastmaster at the Brocket Estate for the past 10 years and come highly recommended by the events team. I am a fellow of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters, and pride myself on my style, professional, whilst not regimental or obtrusive. My role is that of liaison throughout your event, to ensure it flows apparently quite effortlessly to a successful conclusion. A Professional Toastmaster is employed to ensure the Bride and Bridegroom, Best Man and Parents can relax and enjoy this memorable day without concern for the order and timing of events.
You deserve the very best on your special day. That is why you should experience the ultimate chauffeur service for your wedding. With a highly experienced chauffeur, impeccably dressed, and with an excellent knowledge of the surrounding area, by air or by road, professional wedding transportation will not only get you to the church on time, but also ensure you arrive in first class style! Like the ideal wedding dress your honeymoon should be tailor-made to fit you perfectly. With their personal knowledge of each destination your travel agents and honeymoon specialists will be able to recommend the best places, what the weather will be like and even who has the best honeymoon offers!
T. 07824 778065 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Add a touch of glamour and style to your Wedding Day at Brocket Hall with a luxury Helicopter Charter from Azzura Charters
+44 (0) 1795 421 872 email@example.com www.azzuracharters.com
Our aim is to provide a premier service,
tailored specifically to your requirements. Your car will be tastefully decorated with
ribbons and flowers following your chosen
colour theme, and your uniformed chauffeur will be wearing a matching tie.
You can choose the in car music for your
journey, and for your peace of mind, one of our drivers will drive the route a day or two before
the event, to ensure familiarity with your chosen venues, and to check for road works etc.
After the ceremony, the driver will present the happy couple with a bottle of champagne, and two glasses, affording you a fantastic photo opportunity, both at, and inside the car.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
01442 255752 / 07860 114071 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Dream - Our Passion. Luxury Tailor-Made Honeymoons by Stowaway Travel Ltd 01992 581303 email@example.com www.stowawaytravel.co.uk
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Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL8 7XG T: 01707 368 700 F: 01707 375 166 E: firstname.lastname@example.org