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WELCOME TO GREAT FOSTERS Great Fosters is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture; set amongst 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland in Egham, Surrey, the hotel is a perfect venue for a wedding. This grand building became a hotel in the 1930s and has been sympathetically converted by the Sutcliffe family, who are still its current custodians. Great Fosters possesses a plethora of original details and features and is both a Scheduled Historic Monument and Grade I listed building.

Spectacular topiary and statuary sit within a knot garden that is encompassed by a Saxon moat, a legacy from an architectural predecessor. A glorious fountain plays beside a wisteria clad Japanese bridge overlooking a circular sunken rose garden... a perfect backdrop for your photographs. From your initial enquiry, one of our experienced and dedicated wedding co-ordinators will work with you to create the memorable day you have always imagined. They will be on hand throughout the organisation of your wedding to offer advice, guidance and support leading up to the day.

Great Fosters is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships as well as wedding receptions.

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CIVIL CEREMONIES & CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS Great Fosters is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. When reserving the hotel for your wedding you will need to check the availability of a registrar to conduct your ceremony. The register office for Great Fosters is the North Surrey Register Office in Weybridge. They may be contacted on 01932 794712. The register office will accept confirmed bookings up to two years in advance.

The hotel also holds Jewish ceremonies, blessings and humanist ceremonies. Our wedding co-ordinators and banqueting managers have a wealth of experience between them. They are familiar with most customs and traditions and they really will do everything in their power to assist with the planning and execution of your day. The following rooms are licensed:

During May to September outdoor ceremonies may also be held in the Archery Pavilion adjacent to the moat and lawns. The registrar also asks that you hire an indoor venue in case of inclement weather. The hire of the Archery lawn for a ceremony is ÂŁ500. On certain dates it is possible to hold a ceremony and reception in the Orangery (the room will be re-laid during your drinks reception). The additional fee for this is ÂŁ1,000.

ROOM

CAPACITY

Orangery

160 guests

Conservatory

40 guests

Clarence

50 guests

Garden Room

30 guests

Archery Pavilion and Lawn

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WEDDING DAY TIMINGS The timings below are based on a 2pm ceremony at the hotel and are merely to demonstrate how your day may flow. 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:45pm Midnight

Guests arrive at the hotel prior to the ceremony Ceremony begins Ceremony ends followed by reception drinks and photographs The wedding breakfast is announced Receiving line takes place The Bride and Groom are announced into the room and the wedding breakfast is served Cutting of the cake and speeches Tea and coffee are served in the drinks reception room whilst the main room is refreshed Evening guests begin to arrive First dance Evening buffet is served Music finishes and the bar closes

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THE TITHE BARN & PAINTED HALL Dating from 1390, The Tithe Barn was painstakingly dismantled from its original site in Surrey and re-built at Great Fosters in the 1930s. It provides a romantic setting for a wedding with its exposed vaulted English oak beams, open fire and Minstrels’ Gallery.

The Tithe Barn accommodates up to 180 guests seated on 18 round tables of ten guests. We can accommodate up to 250 guests in the Tithe Barn and Painted Hall for an evening reception after the wedding breakfast.

Reception drinks are held in the adjacent Painted Hall, which has its own fireplace and private bar. During fine weather we suggest that drinks are served on the Tithe Barn Terrace.

We are able to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests around a table. Please note that children and highchairs still take up the space of a chair and we are unable to ‘squeeze’ l1 guests around a table.

Following the wedding breakfast and speeches, coffee is served in the Painted Hall while the Tithe Barn is refreshed for the evening. You and your guests may enjoy the rest of the evening until the music finishes and the bar closes at midnight.

The Queen Anne Suite is reserved for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night on a complimentary basis. A small complimentary changing room is also provided from midday until midnight.

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THE ORANGERY & CONSERVATORY With its tall arched windows in the style of the eighteenth century, the Orangery is an elegant room with views over the Magnolia Lawn and gardens.

The Orangery accommodates up to 80 guests on round tables or up to 100 guests on long tables, with up to 120 guests for an evening reception.

Reception drinks are held in the adjacent Conservatory, which has its own private bar. During fine weather we suggest that drinks are served on the Magnolia Lawn.

We can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests around a table. Please note that children and highchairs still take up the space of a chair and we are unable to ‘squeeze’ l1 around a table.

Following the wedding breakfast and speeches, coffee is served in the Conservatory while the Orangery is refreshed for the evening. You and your guests may enjoy the rest of the evening until the music finishes and the bar closes at midnight.

Panel II, a four poster bedroom, is reserved for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night on a complimentary basis. A small complimentary refreshment room is also included from midday until midnight.

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OUR FOOD Food at Great Fosters is important to us whether we are catering for two or two hundred. We put the same emphasis on our wedding menus as we do for our restaurants. Our talented kitchen brigade take great pride in creating dishes that not only look fabulous but also exceed your expectations on the taste front too. Menus change regularly to reflect the seasonal produce available which guarantees the freshest and highest quality of ingredients are used in every dish. Our Chef personally selects produce on a daily basis, choosing locally sourced suppliers where possible, but at the same time ensuring he has the absolute best.

We want your day to be perfect so if there is something special you would like to offer your guests we will do our best to meet your wishes. Our wedding co-ordinators will happily convey your ideas and inspirations to our Chef so that he may suggest options to fulfill your dreams. A menu tasting a few months prior to your wedding ensures you have exactly what you want for your big day.

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OUR BEDROOMS Great Fosters has a total of 41 individually decorated bedrooms and suites:THE MAIN HOUSE All rooms are situated on the first and second floors of the original building, including beautiful historic bedrooms and suites and a selection of double bedded, twin bedded and executive rooms. In addition there are a few single bedded rooms.

THE CLOISTERS These rooms are a short walk across the courtyard from the Main House and overlook an intimate garden. The Cloisters is an elegant collection of three suites and eight double rooms including one that is suitable for disabled guests. They offer excellent facilities and combine the charming historical features of the Main House with modern dĂŠcor. All rooms are situated on the ground floor.

THE COACH HOUSE A short walk across the courtyard leads to The Coach House, which offers beautifully appointed contemporary suites and executive double and twin bedded rooms over the first and second floors.

We are unable to guarantee that any bedrooms will be available for check in prior to 3pm. If an earlier check in time is required the bedrooms will need to be reserved the night prior. Guests are required to vacate their bedrooms by 11am on the day of departure.

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OUR BEDROOMS On confirmation of your wedding our Reservations Manager will automatically reserve a selection of bedrooms at a reduced rate for the night of your wedding. Should you wish to reserve any bedrooms for the night prior or the night after your wedding please reserve them at this stage to avoid disappointment. You may wish to put aside some of these rooms for immediate family and close friends before offering the remaining rooms to your other wedding guests on a ‘first come first served basis’. You will be given a booking code and your guests will be able to reserve and pay for their rooms on line using this code. We are happy to hold your bedrooms on a no obligation basis for up to three months before your wedding.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS IN THE TITHE BARN & PAINTED HALL We will reserve a selection of eleven bedrooms and suites at a reduced rate. In addition the Queen Anne suite is reserved on a complimentary basis for the Bride and Groom. WEDDING RECEPTIONS IN THE ORANGERY & CONSERVATORY We will reserve a selection of eleven bedrooms and suites at a reduced rate. In addition Panel II, a four poster bedroom, is reserved on a complimentary basis for the Bride and Groom. CEREMONY & RECEPTION IN BOTH THE ORANGERY & TITHE BARN We will reserve a selection of twenty bedrooms and suites at a reduced rate. In addition the Queen Anne suite is reserved on a complimentary basis for the Bride and Groom.

A small complimentary changing room will be made available for your guests from midday until midnight.

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PRIVATE ROOMS AT GREAT FOSTERS

TITHE BARN TERRACE

MAIN TERRACE

LADIES TOILETS

THE GARDEN ROOM

GENTS TOILETS

BAR PAINTED HALL

THE TITHE BARN

ANNE BOLEYN

MAIN HALL

THE TUDOR ROOM

THE ESTATE GRILL BAR

THE ORANGERY

THE CONSERVATORY

MAGNOLIA LAWN

ENTRANCE TO THE ORANGERY

THE ESTATE GRILL LEADING UP TO GENTS & LADIES TOILETS

HOTEL ENTRANCE COURTYARD

GENTS TOILETS

ENTRANCE TO THE TITHE BARN

LADIES TOILETS

HERB GARDEN

CAPACITIES OF PRIVATE ROOMS Ceremony

Wedding Breakfast

Evening Reception

TITHE BARN

200

180 on round tables

250

ORANGERY

160

80 on round tables 100 on long tables

120

CLARENCE

50

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GARDEN ROOM

30

20

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ARCHERY PAVILION AND LAWN

180

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THE LITTLE THINGS MASTER OF CEREMONIES We recommend a Master of Ceremonies to assist in the smooth running of your day and to help with announcements.

MENUS, TABLE PLAN AND PLACE CARDS We ask you to deliver your final table plan and place cards to the hotel three days prior to your wedding. Our board for displaying table plans can be portrait or landscape and is A1 size. We are delighted to print the menus for your wedding day for you on a complimentary basis (three per table).

WEDDING CAKE We request that your cake maker delivers your wedding cake to the hotel on the day of your wedding. We have a 15½” silver round or a 14” square cake stand with silver knife available on a complimentary basis.

We will supply you with a floor plan so that you can show us where you would like each table positioned in the room. We will also ask you to complete a plan for each individual table so we know where each guest should be seated.

LINEN All our linen is white. You may wish to hire chair covers and sashes, which come in a variety of colours. We recommend you order these in plenty of time from one of our trusted suppliers.

CHILDREN Children aged twelve and under may eat a smaller portion of the adult menu, which is charged at 2/3 of the adult price, or a meal from our children’s menu. We have a number of highchairs and booster seats available. Please request these six to eight weeks before your wedding.

RIBBON We roll our napkins and tie rust coloured ribbon around them. If you would like us to tie a different colour please provide us with 60 - 70cm of ribbon per person cut into lengths.

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HOW MUCH WILL MY WEDDING COST? Our experience has shown that a Bride and Groom prefer a more bespoke approach to their wedding day and we have therefore decided not to restrict couples by offering a wedding package. MAY - SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER WEDDING RECEPTION

JANUARY - APRIL, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER WEDDING RECEPTION

TITHE BARN & PAINTED HALL

Monday - Thursday Friday* Saturday* Sunday* Bank Holiday Sunday* Bank Holiday Monday*

Room Hire £1,500 £3,000 £6,500 £2,000 £6,500 £1,800

Minimum spend per person £58 Menu £100 £100 £100 £100 £100

TITHE BARN & PAINTED HALL

Minimum no. of guests 50 90 100 80 100 80

Monday - Thursday Friday* Saturday* Sunday*

Room Hire £1,000 £1,500 £3,000 £1,500

Monday - Thursday Friday* Saturday* Sunday*

Room Hire £500 £1,000 £1,500 £750

Monday - Thursday Friday* Saturday* Sunday* Bank Holiday Sunday* Bank Holiday Monday*

£1,000 £1,000

Minimum no. of guests 50 80 100 80

ORANGERY & CONSERVATORY

ORANGERY & CONSERVATORY

Room Hire £750 £1,500

Minimum spend per person £58 Menu £90 £90 £90

Minimum spend per person Minimum no. of guests £58 Menu 40 £58 Menu 60 Only available with the Tithe Barn £58 Menu 40 Only available with the Tithe Barn £58 Menu 40

Minimum spend per person £58 Menu £58 Menu £58 Menu £58 Menu

Minimum no. of guests 40 60 60 40

WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

TITHE BARN & PAINTED HALL WITH THE ORANGERY & CONSERVATORY

TITHE BARN & PAINTED HALL WITH THE ORANGERY & CONSERVATORY

Monday - Thursday Friday* Saturday* Sunday* Bank Holiday Sunday* Bank Holiday Monday*

Room Hire £3,500 £5,000 £6,500 £4,000 £6,500 £4,000

Minimum spend per person £58 Menu £100 £100 £100 £100 £100

Minimum no. of guests 50 90 100 80 100 80

Monday - Thursday Friday* Saturday* Sunday*

Room Hire £2,500 £3,500 £5,000 £2,500

Minimum spend per person £58 Menu £90 £90 £90

Minimum no. of guests 50 80 100 80

Menus for 2016 commence from £58 per person. During December minimum numbers for the Tithe Barn on a Monday – Thursday are increased to 80. The above rates are valid until 30th December 2016.

*On a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday we require a guarantee of overall spend. Details of what the minimum spend may include with examples are on page 25. Minimum numbers are based on adults.

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BESPOKE SUGGESTIONS EXAMPLE A

EXAMPLE B

Reception drinks

2 Glasses of Pimms

£12

Reception drinks

2 Glasses of mulled wine

£12

Canapés

4 Pieces

£10

Canapés

4 Pieces

£10

Menu

3 Course wedding breakfast with coffee

£56

Menu

3 Course wedding breakfast with coffee

Wine

½ Bottle house wine

£10.50

Wine

¾ Bottle house wine

Mineral water

½ Bottle of mineral water

Mineral water

½ Bottle of mineral water

Toast

1 Glass of sparkling wine

Toast

1 Glass of Champagne

TOTAL

PER PERSON

TOTAL

PER PERSON

£2.25 £6 £96.75

EXAMPLE C Reception drinks

£56 £15.75 £2.25 £9.50 £105.50

EXAMPLE D 2 Glasses of Kir Royale (Champagne)

£22

Reception drinks

3 Glasses of Champagne

£28.50

Canapés

8 Pieces

£18

Canapés

6 Pieces

£14

Menu

3 Course wedding breakfast with coffee

£56

Menu

4 Course wedding breakfast with coffee

£60

Wine

¾ Bottle house wine

£15.75

Wine

½ Bottle house wine

Mineral water

½ Bottle of mineral water

Mineral water

½ Bottle of mineral water

£2.25

Toast

1 Glass of sparkling wine

Toast

1 Glass of sparkling wine

£9.50

TOTAL

PER PERSON

TOTAL

PER PERSON

£2.25 £6 £120

The above are merely examples of how the minimum spend may be achieved. How you achieve it is entirely up to you! The minimum spend may include reception drinks, canapés, wedding breakfast, wines and soft drinks with the wedding breakfast and Champagne for the toasts.

£10.50

£124.75

The minimum spend may not incorporate room hire, evening refreshments, bar spend or accommodation. The above costings are based on 2015 prices. Prices may increase for 2016.

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THE SMALL PRINT TIMINGS Great Fosters is a popular wedding venue and it is possible that two weddings may take place on any given day. Your arrival time at the hotel will be agreed at the initial booking stage to avoid conflicting with another event. The first wedding to confirm their reservation is given the first choice of arrival time. If a second booking is taken, your wedding co-ordinator will advise the choice of arrival times available, this being either two hours before or two hours after the other wedding party arrives.

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS An initial deposit of £2,000 is required to secure your booking. A further payment based on your contracted minimum number of guests multiplied by the minimum menu spend (£56.00 for 2015) is required six months prior to your wedding. 100% of the estimated total cost is required 14 days prior to your wedding day. Full settlement of your final account is required within 14 days of receipt of your invoice. In the unfortunate situation that you need to cancel your booking any payments are non refundable and cancellation charges will apply, as per our terms and conditions, unless we are able to re-sell the facilities for the same value.

APPOINTMENTS TO DISCUSS YOUR WEDDING We suggest a meeting with your wedding co-ordinator to discuss the details for your wedding takes place 4-6 weeks prior to the day. Appointments can be made through the Events Office and are available from 8.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

THE HOUSE AND GARDENS Some areas of the house and gardens have uneven surfaces and you and your guests should take care. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, particularly near the lily pond, lake and moat.

A limited number of appointments are also available on a Saturday but we suggest that these are reserved at least 6 weeks in advance.

SPECIAL NOTES In order that the integrity of our historic building is preserved and our commitments to English Heritage and other guests met, we ask that wedding guests do not gather on the Main Terrace or in the Parterres, Anne Boleyn, Cocktail Bar or Main Hall. Photographs may be taken anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the above areas.

MUSIC You are welcome to arrange a band or disco if your wedding reception is taking place in The Tithe Barn. We ask that the number of band members does not exceed five. A disco is permitted for wedding receptions taking place in the Orangery but live music is not permitted after 7pm.

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WEDDING CHECKLIST ON CONFIRMING YOUR RESERVATION WITH GREAT FOSTERS Book your church and arrange the time with your vicar or priest. If you are having a civil ceremony book your registrar and the time you would like to get married. Reserve any bedrooms required with our Reservations Manager.

THREE MONTHS PRIOR Book a meeting with your wedding co-ordinator to discuss all the arrangements for the day in detail. This meeting will take about 1-1½ hours. Confirm your bedrooms with our Reservations Manager.

Book any musicians, band, DJ or any other wedding entertainment. Book your photographer, videographer, florist, wedding transport and chair covers (if you are hiring these). Please refer to our trusted suppliers brochure. Good suppliers get booked up fast, particularly on a Saturday! Arrange wedding insurance.

Confirm your precise requirements with your florist, photographer, videographer, the companies supplying the wedding transport and table linen and all musicians / DJ. THREE DAYS PRIOR Deliver your table plan, place cards, favours, table decorations (apart from flowers) and ribbon for the napkins (if providing) to your wedding co-ordinator. Confirm the final numbers with your wedding co-ordinator.

SIX MONTHS PRIOR Settle your six month pro forma invoice. FOUR MONTHS PRIOR Reserve specific bedrooms for close family and friends before sending your wedding invitations. Send your invitations and advise guests to book any accommodation now while there is still availability. Book your menu tasting with your wedding co-ordinator.

YOUR WEDDING DAY Enjoy, relax and create some wonderful memories! THE DAY AFTER YOUR WEDDING Please remember to take all your items with you by midday.

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CONTACT US Our contact details are: Tel: 01784 480402 Email: weddings@greatfosters.co.uk Web: www.greatfosters.co.uk Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR Great Fosters would like to thank all couples who have allowed us to reproduce their wedding photographs in this brochure. Thanks to the following for photography: David Ward | Ward Photo Art | www.wardphotoart.com Don Wales Wedding Photography | www.donwalesweddings.co.uk BeUnveiled | www.beunveiled.co.uk Hayley Bray Photography | www.hayleybray.com

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DIRECTIONS BY ROAD Travelling south (anti-clockwise) on the M25: Exit the M25 at junction 13. Go straight over the roundabout, as if re-joining the M25. Keep in the left hand lane, signposted A30 Egham. Travelling north (clockwise) on the M25: Exit the M25 at junction 13. Turn right at the roundabout, as if re-joining the M25 to go south. Keep in the left hand lane, signposted A30 Egham.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE A30 - From Bagshot to Staines on the A30, turn right at the traffic lights by the Wheatsheaf Pub into Christchurch Road. Continue over the roundabout and past two parades of shops on the right. - Turn left at the traffic lights into Stroude Road. Great Fosters is approx three quarters of a mile on the right. DIRECTIONS FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT Follow the signs onto the M4 at Junction 4b then join the M25 at Junction 15, travel around the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 13. From T4 or T5 follow the signs for the M25 towards Gatwick and exit the M25 at Junction 13. From here follow the anti-clockwise directions on the left.

- At the end of the slip road under the motorway bridge, turn first left at the large roundabout into The Avenue. - Turn left at the mini roundabout (police station on the left) into Vicarage Road. Continue over the railway lines to the roundabout. - Turn right at the roundabout into New Wickham Lane and continue over the M25 motorway. - Turn left at the next roundabout into Stroude Road and Great Fosters is approx 500 yards on the left handside.

BY RAIL, EGHAM STATION Although the hotel is only 15 minutes walk from the station, we advise you take a taxi. Please call Reception in advance and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

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DIRECTORY OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS

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DIRECTORY OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS We are delighted to welcome you to our comprehensive directory of trusted suppliers.

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All companies detailed in this brochure are familiar with Great Fosters and many have worked with us for a number of years. They all have a wealth of experience and expertise in their chosen field and will offer you a first class service to ensure that your wedding is truly spectacular and the memorable day you have always imagined. The brochure encompasses all aspects of a wedding. We are sure that you will find it a valuable tool in planning your day and are confident that these trusted suppliers will surpass your expectations in terms of both quality and attention to detail. We very much look forward to hosting your wedding at Great Fosters. If you require any further information please do contact one of our wedding co-ordinators on: Telephone: 01784 480402 Email: weddings@greatfosters.co.uk

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BRIDAL WEAR & WEDDING ATTIRE

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CHAUFFEUR HIRE & TRANSPORT

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ENTERTAINMENT & WEDDING PLANNING

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FLORISTRY

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HAIR & BEAUTY

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STATIONERY

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TOASTMASTER

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VENUE DÉCOR

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WEDDING CAKES

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WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY

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BRIDAL WEAR & WEDDING ATTIRE Shopping for your wedding dress should be one of life’s greatest pleasures and requires more thought and care than any outfit you will ever wear.

You may have a design in mind but aim to look at and more importantly try on as many styles as possible - you may be surprised what suits you! Although the focus of attention is often on the Bride, the Groom and wedding party must not be forgotten. Their choice of outfits should complement the Bride and reflect the style of the whole wedding.

The right dress will reflect your style and personality and enhance your beauty and radiance on this important day.

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Windsor Bride

x Superior in quality, style and service. Come and be spoiled.

x Windsor Bride 91 St Leonards Road Windsor SL4 3BZ T. 01753 858510 E. theshop@windsorbride.co.uk

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Belles WEDDING DRESSES 路 BRIDESMAIDS 路 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE 路 PROM 路 ACCESSORIES

BELLES

BELLES OUTLET

10 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7PX Tel: 01483 715858

44 Commericial Way, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HW Tel: 01483 724646

We offer friendly and professional customer service, with dresses up to size 30. Alteration service provided.

Discontinued dresses and discounted prices.

info@belles-bridal.co.uk | www.belles-bridal.co.uk

SPECIALISING IN SARTORIAL ELEGANCE FOR THE MOST FORMAL OF EVENT

SURREY’S LARGEST SELECTION OF OCCASIONWEAR

Stockists of leading designers of clothes, hats, shoes and accessories. THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE Melita, 57 High St, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8AF T. 01276 856308 E: melita@melitaboutique.co.uk

www.melitaboutique.co.uk

With 25 years of suiting experience, Stephen Bishop are confident that they can dress you in the most formal fashion. Designer inspired formal wear suiting for the modern groom, Stephen Bishop Suiting offers suit hire to fully bespoke tailoring. Stephen Bishop Suiting assures you a suit to remember whether it be your big day or that all important meeting.

Stephen Bishop Suiting 28 High Street Woking Surrey GU21 6BW T: 01483 728655 E: mysuit@stephenbishopsuiting.com

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CHAUFFEUR HIRE & TRANSPORT Arrive in style - you deserve the very best on your wedding day! Remember to consider transport to the ceremony as well as transport from the church to the hotel.

Your choice of car will depend on the style and theme of your wedding. You could turn heads as you arrive in a luxurious limousine, Rolls Royce, classic, vintage or sports car... the list is endless!

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C A R S

E L E G A N C E

A professional family run business, established in 1994, offering Vintage and Classic Rolls-Royces and Daimler Limousines.

Tel. 01483 479579 www.clovercare.com

The perfect solution for your guests’ transportation requirements on your big day

• Book your guests’ taxis in advance to ensure availability • Over 100 drivers and vehicles, all fully licensed with Runnymede Borough Council • Airport meet & greet and check in service available • Based 1 mile from Great Fosters • All major credit cards accepted • Established 1997

Tel: 01784 47-11-11 www.geminicars.co.uk All calls are recorded for quality and training purposes

ENTERTAINMENT & WEDDING PLANNING Entertainment is the key to every successful party. Whether it’s a string quartet, band or disco 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.

Organising a wedding or special occasion is one of the most exciting events in a lifetime as you search for the best and most beautiful things to make your big day truly memorable. Attention to detail makes all the difference. Every wedding or special occasion requires planning and extensive organising which is why it is essential to enlist the expertise and experience of your dedicated Wedding planner or Event organiser.

Why not choose a selection of musicians to ensure all tastes are catered for providing music throughout your day?

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Wedding DJ & Event Production Services

Best Wedding DJs In the United Kingdom 2013 Wedding Industry Awards

Top 25 DJ in the World

Best Wedding DJs London & the South East 2014 & 2013 Wedding Industry Awards

DJ Magazine

Your Wedding Our Expertise www.mfent.co.uk 020 8427 2252

Encore Entertainment The Ultimate Surprise Entertainment - The Finest Singing ‘Waiters’, ‘Chefs’ and ‘Guests’ West End stars and Opera soloists perform in a tailor-made show during the event, or sing during your ceremony.

TAILOR MADE ACTS Waiters Encore | Tenors Encore | Sirens Encore | Rat Pack Encore | West End Encore | Party Guests Encore

T: 020 7993 2874 E: office@EncoreEntertainment.co.uk www.EncoreEntertainment.co.uk

UK Photo booth hire Virtual Booth offer high quality booth hire across the south. we go out of our way to make your event a success!

T: 01628 220095 E: info@virtualbooth.co.uk www.Virtualbooth.co.uk

SO SINATRA! RAT PACK, JAZZ & BIG BAND SWING

Live Entertainment

for Exceptional events

It’s our care and knowledege that makes the difference Selecting the right entertainment plays a huge part in creating the right atmosphere and forming the memories that will last a lifetime for you and your guests. Five years on will your guests remember the flowers? Maybe not, but they will remember the amazing singer you had over dinner, your first dance or the band you just couldn’t stop dancing to. We are your friends in the business, able to turn your dreams in reality and pull it all together for you, completely stress-free. We have handpicked our favorite solo vocalists, duos, tribute acts, function bands, big bands, gospel choirs, string quartets, harpists, opera & classical acts, incognito waiters, magicians, DJs and more, ready for you to view on our easy to search website.

Wow your guests with Great Fosters’ own ‘Sinatra in residence’ Everyone loves Sinatra! • Available for reception drinks, wedding breakfast & evening • Cabaret or can mingle with your guests • Full day packages include New York finale and DJ • Solo, quartet, big band & show girls available • UK specialists for Rat Pack, Bublé look-alikes, jazz, swing and function big bands • This is ‘the’ ultimate Sinatra experience creating memories that last a lifetime

From Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club London to the Grand Prix Paddock Club Singapore Frank goes to all the best parties. Why not invite him to yours? See and hear more at www.SoSinatra.com or to discuss your requirements please call 01932 889844 / 07702 526692 or email info@sosinatra.com

We know you only get one chance so we are here to help. Whether you are looking for understated, small and cool for an intimate dinner, maybe lunch or planning an extravagant affair with multiple feature acts, we can advise and guide you through, whatever your budget. More than just booking acts, we also create bespoke acts to any given theme or brief. We believe amazing entertainment doesn’t have to cost the earth.

TO DISCUSS YOUR EVENT CALL: 01932 889844 • 07702 526692 • info@sugartown.co.uk

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String Quartet

Fabulous music, stylish presentation and a professional, friendly approach. Its members are full time professional musicians who are constantly updating material to keep the sound current without losing sight of the great classics. Its musical director has performed with many well known artists including Robbie Williams and Elton John.

We are proud to have been a preferred supplier at Great Fosters for many years, and this experience allows us to help you create exactly the right ambience for your special occasion.

They always dress formally in black tie as they feel that personal presentation and projection is a very important part of the overall performance. Stage lighting, music between sets, learning the song for your first dance and early set up are all included in the price. The Redfords are available as a Duo, Trio, or full Five Piece. The band has its own disco for between sets and comes complete with professional photographer to record the celebrations in a documentary format.

Add a stylish note... T: 07711 432598 E: info@TheRedfords.com W: www.TheRedfords.com Facebook.com/TheRedfords

Contact Sarah Chambers Tel: 01420 562 616 www.carouselstring-quartet.co.uk

“You guys were literally AMAZING! We have had so many compliments about you, every single person at our wedding loved you.” Amy and Martyn Vujovich, wedding at Great Fosters 6th December 2013

• Award winning function and wedding band of the highest quality • Performing a vast repertoire of Funk, Soul and Pop classics • Personal, bespoke service dedicated to you and your event • Each event tailored to suit individual clients needs • Catering for any types of event large or small • Specialists in Jewish Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs • Competitive quotes

T: 07984 184 584 E: bookings@ambassadorband.co.uk W: www.ambassadorband.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/ambassadorband1

Luxury Wedding Planning & Event Design T: 01784 392790 M: 07545 062429

www.toast.uk.com

FLORISTRY Flowers create a lasting impression on your wedding ceremony and special occasion. The bouquet and table centre pieces are an integral part of your celebration. Remember to give thought to buttonholes and corsages as well as bridesmaids’ posies.

All the florists in our brochure are creative and innovative and have the vision to work with you to transform both your ceremony and reception rooms.

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flowers by eve Creating beautiful flowers for weddings and events in Surrey, London and the South East

contact Nicola

07977 402 381

info@flowersbyeve.co.uk

www.flowersbyeve.co.uk

L i ly ’s Flowers Ltd

Image courtesy of hayleybray.com

Image courtesy of hayleybray.com

Great Fosters In-House Florist

We love weddings! We work very much to the personalities and desires of each couple. Our creative team is imaginative and highly skilled and will deliver an outstanding result.

Studio 2, Broadway Green Farm, Lightwater, Surrey, GU18 5SU

T: 01276 474560 E: info@lilysflowers.co.uk w w w. l i l y s f l o w e r s . c o . u k

BREATHTAKING - ELEGANT - TIMELESS Wedding & Event Flowers Please visit our website to view our beautiful weddings at Great Fosters Contact Gabi to make an appointment T: 01784 458 038 M: 07753 987 719 E: thefineflowersco@aol.com

www.TheFineFlowersCompany.co.uk

Let us help you plan the perfect day... We love weddings at the Lavender Hill Company and are passionate about creating beautiful floral designs for what will be the most special day of your lives. Our fabulous team fashion glorious designs ranging from traditional English country garden to modern and innovative.

All of our wedding clients are welcomed into our lovely boutique to explore ideas with a free consultation with one of our wedding designers. We take great pride in providing a truly personal service; taking time to listen carefully to your needs, offering friendly advice and as much guidance and support as you need to ensure that every last detail is covered in order to create the wedding of your dreams.

33-35 Ridgway Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8NN | 01252 711175 | www.lavenderhillcompany.co.uk | info@lavenderhillcompany.co.uk

HAIR & BEAUTY On the most important day of your life looking and feeling your best are a must. Co-ordinating your hairstyle and make up with your style of dress and flowers will complete your look and give you the confidence to really relax and enjoy the day.

A make up artist will advise you on the subtle colours for a natural look and will also be able to offer assistance to your bridesmaids and mother of the bride.

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bridal hair by design exquisite hair & make up for your wedding day

I specialise in wedding hair and make up in the Surrey area and have over 25 years experience in the hairdressing industry. RELAX...

I understand how nerve racking it can be to entrust your hair & face to someone else on the most important day of your life! I can immediately remove some of the stress by offering a completely personal mobile service either in your home or at the venue of your choice for trials and on the day of your wedding.

FEEL CONFIDENT...

Before we arrange the trial run, I like to talk to the bride to discuss ideas. It is a great idea to

collect pictures of hair styles, up dos, colours, themes etc. which we can go through together. Whatever the look you’re after, be it classic, or creative, you can be confident that I will be able

to recreate that look for you. I also like to meet the bridesmaids so that I can see their hair and put together a loose general picture of your wedding party before we start.

ENJOY...

On your wedding day, I will arrive and reproduce your chosen style and makeup and make you look beautiful! Should you require it, I can be there to attach the head dress properly

and make any last minute adjustments when the photographer arrives. All of this will help to

ensure that you stay relaxed with plenty of time to spare. For large bridal parties, or when time is limited, I will bring another professional make-up artist with me if required at no additional cost.

Winner of Freelance Business of the Year 2012 Bridal Hair By Design, 2 The Cedars, Byfleet,West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7BP

t: 01932 345297 m: 07904 015025 e: info@bridalhairstylists.co.uk

www.bridalhairstylists.co.uk

www.julietmckeephotography.co.uk

Carolanne Armstrong HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST 07986 009 234 / info@carolannearmstrong.com

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mova Hairdressing is an elite, established salon group with a talented team boasting years of experience in all aspects of wedding hair and beauty.

We are committed to providing exceptional service from the moment you contact us, to ensure you look and feel perfect on your special day. We know how important it is to feel like ‘you’ for your wedding day, which is why our stylists are dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty without altering your individual style; we guarantee to bring out the best in you for truly breathtaking results. Your mova journey begins with a professional consultation, where we’ll discuss everything from the style of your dress to your accessories to create your very own bespoke wedding day package. Whether you choose full hair and make-up with a manicure and pedicure, a total beauty pampering package (Staines-upon-Thames only) or just a simple but special blow-dry, nothing is too much trouble. Professional haircare ranges, indulgent conditioning treatments and award-winning beauty brands guarantee a first-class service from start to finish and we offer the finest quality real hair extensions and clip-in hair pieces which blend flawlessly with your own style. From boosting volume to create a natural, long-lasting finish to adding luxurious length to your hair, almost anything is possible. We understand that every bride has enough to think about, so dedicated trial-run appointments ensure that you are completely happy with your look before the big day. Then, enjoy your final appointment in the comfort of our salons, or let us come to you at Great Fosters; either way, our team will provide everything needed to create your finished look. You deserve to look and feel beyond beautiful on your wedding day and our fully-qualified, experienced wedding hairdressers can help make your dreams come true.

Staines-upon-Thames: 3 Church Street, 01784 449727 Virginia Water: 15 Station Parade, 01344 843500 Mova Salons are members of the “Fellowship for British Hairdressing” the UK’s number one professional hairdressing association and both Mova salons are Gold Star Salons.TM

www.mova.co.uk facebook.com/movahairdressing

@movahair

STATIONERY Getting married requires great organisation and planning, and using the services of a professional stationery service will ensure the all-important details are not forgotten.

Once you have decided on Great Fosters it is time to think about invitations, orders of service, menus and place cards. Your invitations will be your first opportunity to set the scene for your wedding and will give your guests a glimpse of the day to come.

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By Victoria de Barros

Creating beautifully bespoke wedding stationery to complement your style and personality. From invitations to table plans, menus and name cards, and even gifts for your bridesmaids. Please visit my website for more information or contact me to discuss your requirements. Mob: 07979 804 139 Email: victoria@victoriadebarrosstationery.co.uk w w w. v i c t o r i a d e b a r r o s s t at i o n e r y. c o . u k

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TOASTMASTER On your big day a toastmaster, either in distinctive red tails or a more informal suit, will make all the necessary announcements, support the Bride and Groom and alleviate any pressure from the Best Man.

He will ensure that all your arrangements are carried out smoothly as you have planned and will do his utmost to keep your day running to time, leaving you to enjoy your day with absolutely nothing to worry about.

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Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. We make sure every moment of your wedding is exactly how you dreamt it to be. We enhance style with finesse, humour with happiness and attention to detail. With a time schedule to suit, we are attentive to all your needs.

“Leave it to the Toastmaster�

Toastmaster & M.C.

Neil Hunt

FNAT

PAST PRESIDENT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOASTMASTERS

Weddings & other Functions of Distinction Neil Hunt has officiated at over 2,600 events during his career, including several hundred weddings and other important functions at Great Fosters. His professional and friendly approach, coupled with his vast experience of event coordination, ensures every wedding is a truly memorable one. In fact Neil is renowned for his ability to elevate a function (with a smile) to one of distinction.

Contact Iain Pompei on:

Contact Jay Tough on:

Neil takes pride in working closely with the Events and Banqueting teams at Great Fosters to make sure everything runs smoothly, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day, safe in the knowledge that the proceedings are in safe hands.

Tel: 07813 061328

Tel: 07815 764064

Contact Neil now for friendly advice

Iain@themoderntoastmaster.co.uk

jay.tough@surreytoastmaster.co.uk

www.themoderntoastmaster.co.uk

www.surreytoastmaster.co.uk

T: 01403 265932 M: 07970 901208 E: redtails1@gmail.com www.redtails.co.uk

VENUE DÉCOR Create a truly bespoke wedding day with chair covers and sashes to complement your chosen colours scheme or a room decorated entirely to your own individual requirements. Chair covers can really transform a room and create a magical look to enhance your theme.

Hand carved ice sculptures or magical lighting will thrill and impress your guests and add to the occasion.

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We’ve dressed more than 200 weddings in this beautiful venue. Romantic, jazzy, modern or traditional – whatever you’ve set your heart on. We know just how to create a special look for your special day and we’d love to share our team’s creativity, pride, passion and expertise with you.

Our covers have been tailored to fit Great Fosters’ chairs. We’re fun to work with, experienced and 100% reliable. Here’s what recent customers have said: “ You got it absolutely perfect” “ The room looked even more beautiful than we imagined” “ It was everything I had dreamed about” “ I was lost for words”

Recommended to-do list: Book Great Fosters Book Dressing for Dinner …and breathe! Go on, give US a ring and speak to one of the team on: 01932 234691 or email: info@dressingfordinner.com Showroom at: 22 Bridge Street Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AQ Please call for an appointment

Image courtesy of www.hayleybray.com

The Chair Dressing Company is a dedicated family-run business, supplying chair covers, table dressings and napkins for special events held at luxury hotels and wedding venues. We are privileged to have been chosen as preferred suppliers at some of the most prestigious local venues, including Great Fosters, whom we have worked closely with for the past four years.

Our business is dedicated to providing efficient, reliable and excellent customer service on a highly personal and individual basis. We always pay close attention to the thoughts and ideas of our couples in order to create a truly unforgettable and magical day. Pristine and perfectly dressed chairs with beautifully tied organza sashes add a touch of elegance and ambience to the venue. All of our chair covers are made to measure using the best quality fabrics to ensure a perfect fit. We also offer matching table dressings, diamante embellishments and a beautiful wishing tree to bring a sense of style and grandeur to the day.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss an upcoming event.

Contact either Margaret or Chris T: 07736 241641 / 07710 974975 E: margaret@chairdressingcompany.co.uk www.chairdressingcompany.co.uk

With our extensive range of ice sculptures designed with the perfect wedding in mind, we can make your wedding a day that you and your guests will always remember. Why not choose some of our table centre pieces, truly amazing for your wedding reception, or our bride and groom will have a great impact in the entrance hall to your venue.

T: 0800 169 3991 E: enquiries@iceimmediate.com

www.iceimmediate.com

chuppahs.co.uk

Fairy Lights at Great Fosters

Making your evenT COMPLETE

Add that special touch of elegance to your occasion with party lighting and drape hire.

Designer Chupppahs - LARGE range of ChuPPAH designs AVAILABLE - PLUS white carpets, bride chairS, Staging & Lighting

Further pictures can viewed on our website and facebook page

T: 01727 874561 E: info@chuppahs.co.uk Check out our website for the full range

t: 020 8892 3444 w: partylights.co.uk e: quote@partylights.co.uk

www.chuppahs.co.uk

WEDDING CAKES Bringing in the professionals will provide a sumptuous wedding cake to astound your guests.

A wedding cake is the focal point of your reception; make it striking, original and visually exciting. It is always admired, photographed, savoured and remembered.

Your wedding cake can reflect your individual style and personalities and incorporate your wedding colours and theme. The cake makers in our brochure will also create a cake that tastes as good as it looks!

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Scattercake Fully Bespoke Designer Wedding Cakes

...made individually and exclusively by leading cake artist, Annie Relph

Oxford - London - UK Scattercake.co.uk 01865 464264

Bespoke wedding cake designer and cake book author Makiko Searle specialises in cakes ranging from beautifully crafted sugar flower cakes to original Temari ball cakes. Using her professional pastry experience, she helps you to create your own personal cake for any special occasion.

T: 01932 562403 E: maki@makiscakes.com

www.makiscakes.com

At Jess Hill Cakes we create exquisite and irresistible works of art that taste truly amazing. Sue prides herself on a high level of customer care and is committed to excellence, ensuring every wedding cake is created with attention to detail.

T: 01372 844526 E: sue@jesshillcakes.co.uk W: www.jesshillcakes.co.uk

Wedding cakes handmade and decorated to the highest standard by our college trained, award winning cake designers. Our cake flavours include chocolate rocky road, mature rich fruit and a selection of delicious vanilla, chocolate and lemon sponges. Visit our high street shop and view our extensive range of wedding and speciality cakes.

01483 797610 specialitycakes9@yahoo.co.uk www.specialitycakesknaphill.co.uk 9 High Street, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2PG

WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY Your wedding photographs are the lasting images of your special day and are likely to be the best and most viewed photos of your life.

Incorporating unobtrusive and creative videography into your day allows you to relive the memories and emotions of your wedding as well as giving you the opportunity to see events or views you may have missed.

This is a day never to be repeated so finding the right person to capture the best moments in a style that suits you is vital.

Employing the expertise of one of our recommended photographers or videographer will ensure that you have an album or DVD to treasure in the years to come.

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by Simon J Pope

Wedding Photography - The Candid Approach Surrey & West Sussex Offices - T: 07879 883508 W: BeUnveiled.co.uk E: info@beunveiled.co.uk

Since 1994 Simon has shot weddings at some of the most fabulous venues across Surrey. With his unobtrusive approach to photographing this once-in-a-lifetime event, he will beautifully capture your special moments, producing truthful and honest images that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

DAVID WARD

NATURAL, BEAUTIFUL, PICTURES

Email: david@wardphotoart.com

www.wardphotoart.com

Add us on Tel: 01344 843421

WWW.WARDPHOTOART.COM “ Wow! You guys are amazing! Our photographs are wonderful we recommend you to anyone getting married at Great Fosters.“ Kat & Paul

Kat & Paul Nipperness married at Great Fosters 04.01.14

Latchets, Harpesford Avenue, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4RE David’s studio is five minutes from Great Fosters. Come and see more stunning images.

WARD PHOTO ART

NATURAL, BEAUTIFUL, PICTURES

David is well known for his story telling unique black & white photographs.

Tel: 01344 843421 Email: david@wardphotoart.com

www.wardphotoart.com David is an extremely popular photographer at Great Fosters and has an intimate knowledge of the house and grounds. At competitive prices we will give you a stunning set of wedding pictures to suit your needs and personality. One day, one chance - choose the best! David Ward FBIPP FMPA

‘Britain’s Top Wedding Photographer’ The Independent Newspaper

Kodak & Fuji Wedding Photographer of the Year

Latchets, Harpesford Avenue, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4RE David’s studio is five minutes from Great Fosters. Come and see more stunning images.

www.wardphotoart.com

Published by Calibra Design Š 2014 E: info@alibradesign.co.uk www. calibradesign.co.uk

Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR Telephone: 01784 480402 Email: weddings@greatfosters.co.uk www.greatfosters.co.uk


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