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Weddings at The Great House, Laleston CF32 0HP Tel: 01656 657644

The Great House Hotel This is probably a day you’ve planned for a long time and there’s no reason in the world why it shouldn’t be perfect; exactly as you want it to be. That’s why when we are building your unique wedding package we want you to choose as much or as little as you want. We are flexible on everything from the menu to the flowers, the seating arrangements to the cake, and of course, the price. Whatever you choose from our bespoke wedding service, we will make the Great House your private residence from the time of your ceremony (if you choose to have this with us) until breakfast the next day. You know that all our staff will be at your service to make your day as special as we possibly can. The house is a restored grade ІІ** listed building and has a wealth of nooks and crannies for photographs. In keeping with the 15th Century style of the house, there are 12 beautifully appointed bedrooms with en-suite facilities. All bedrooms have fine linen, direct dial telephone, colour television, trouser press, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and wi-fi. Towelling robes are provided for your comfort during your stay. Our Dovecote Suite is perfect for the bride and groom. A health Suite offering full beauty and massage treatments is available. Accommodation tariff and special rates are available on request.

Civil Wedding Ceremonies We have a license to hold wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. Each room has a unique character of its own, beautifully decorated for your special day. Room hire cost for holding the wedding ceremony is Leicesters Room £275.00 Prince Of Wales Suite £350.00 Great Hall £500.00 These prices include VAT You should ensure that you contact the Registrar well in advance to declare your intention to marry. Any fees involved with the solemnisation of the marriage should be paid directly to the registrar. If you need further help or advice, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

The Wedding Menus “A Return to Tradition” We only use the freshest of local produce; everything is made for you by our award winning team of chefs. Enclosed are a selection of the most popular menu items we offer, but please remember, we can compose a menu especially for you. We cater for dietary restrictions and vegetarian meals, please ask!

Starters Priced at £6.75 per person Leek and Potato Soup with crumbled Caerphilly cheese French Onion Soup with cheese croûte Roasted Vine Tomato and Basil soup served drizzled with basil oil Chicken Liver Parfait A smooth chicken liver parfait with spiced chutney and toasted briôche Fresh Fruit Platter Mixed seasonal fruit platter with a mixed berry sorbet Welsh Salmon Quenelles of poached flaked wild salmon with dressed leaves and cucumber and mint dressing

The Wedding Menus “A Return to Tradition” We only use the freshest of local produce; everything is made for you by our award winning team of chefs. Enclosed are a selection of the most popular menu items we offer, but please remember, we can compose a menu especially for you. We cater for dietary restrictions and vegetarian meals, please ask!

Main Courses Priced at £22.95 per person Traditional Roasted Sirloin of Welsh Black Beef Roasted sirloin of Welsh beef served with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce and traditional gravy (different sauces on request) Leg of Lamb Roasted leg of Welsh lamb spiked with rosemary and a little garlic (optional) served with roast gravy and mint sauce Loin of Pork Roast loin of pork with sage and onion stuffing, rich gravy, chunky apple sauce and crackling Roast Turkey Glamorgan roast turkey served in the traditional way with chestnut stuffing, bacon rolls and turkey gravy Roast Chicken Breast Boneless breast of farm chicken with lemon and thyme stuffing and chicken gravy A supplement of £4.00 per person for the following dishes Rack of Welsh Lamb Three bone rack of Welsh new seasons lamb spiked with rosemary and herb crust served with mint and rosemary sauce Roasted Fillet of Welsh Black Beef With button onions, field mushrooms, Gruyère crôute, red wine and mustard sauce All main courses are served with a selection of market fresh vegetables and a choice of potatoes

The Wedding Menus “A Return to Tradition� We only use the freshest of local produce; everything is made for you by our award winning team of chefs. Enclosed are a selection of the most popular menu items we offer, but please remember, we can compose a menu especially for you. We cater for dietary restrictions and vegetarian meals, please ask!

Fish Selection Please note, we purchase only fresh fish from the market or local fishermen; therefore the market price will apply, please ask. These choices are available as a fish course OR as a main course to include fresh vegetables and potatoes. A wider fish selection is available on request. Welsh Salmon Grilled fillet of organic Welsh salmon with warm green vegetables and light dill butter sauce or Fresh Haddock Fillet Baked fillet of un-dyed haddock topped with cheese and tomato rarebit and served with leek sauce or Wild Seabass Fillet of line caught wild seabass with roasted aubergines and courgettes and warm vine tomato dressing

The Wedding Menus “A Return to Tradition” Deserts Priced at £6.50 per person A selection from our award winning sweet trolley, handmade for you by our chefs Chocolate Roseanne A rich chocolate torte made with whipped cream and soft meringue, dark and orange chocolate Banana Romanoff A cream mousse with whipped cream, bananas and crushed meringue and vodka Profiteroles Classic choux pastry buns filled with Chantilly cream and served with warm chocolate sauce Fresh Fruit Salad Made with traditional and exotic fruits, served with whipped cream Gateaux Vanilla or chocolate based gateau filled with your choice of seasonally available fruits New York Cheesecake Baked vanilla scented cheesecake with a digestive biscuit base served with fresh berries and fruit coulis Fruit Bavarois A light fruit and double cream mousse on a Genoese sponge base topped with seasonal fruit Freshly brewed fair trade coffee or tea £2.95 per person

Grand Display Buffet Menu 4 Courses

Minimum of 45 people Starter Choose one from: Any of the soups listed or Chicken liver parfait or Seasonal Fruit platter with fresh fruit iced sorbet Main Course Dressed Cold Displays: Whole Dressed Welsh Salmon garnished with shellfish and fresh seafood and Roasted Usk Valley Sirloin of Beef and Roast Glamorgan Turkey and Honey Baked Gammon Ham Served with a chefs selection of market fresh salads and minted new potatoes or a house potato chive salad Homemade Bread Selection Sweets from the Trolley A selection of any three sweets from those listed over Freshly brewed fair trade coffee The Grand Buffet menu is priced at ÂŁ47.00 per person

Little Extras Our charges for wedding receptions always include the loan of a silver cake stand and knife, white linen napkins and value added tax. Basic table flower arrangements can also be tailored to your colour scheme at no cost Intermediate Course Seasonal fruits and champagne sorbets are available as an intermediate course £3.95 a head Chocolate Fountain Minimum of 50 Flowing Belgian chocolate (white, milk or dark) with a selection of three dippers, fresh strawberries, marshmallows, chunks of Turkish delight or pineapple £5.50 per head Canapés on arrival Chefs own selection of any 3 canapés per guest £6.50 per head You may order additional canapés at £2.00 per guest If you would like exclusive use of The Great House for your function it will include: Full housekeeping and butler service Exclusive occupancy of all our luxury bedrooms (Seasonal Rates apply) Free use of our health suite prior to the wedding Use of garden marquees Serviced bar for drinks, tea, coffee and light snacks prior to wedding

Evening Finger Buffet Menu A selection of the following:Selection of sandwiches on brown and white bread Coronation chicken wraps Vegetable stuffed baby potatoes Eggs mayonnaise Sausage rolls Vegetable quiche Oven baked pizza selection (vegetable or meat) Deep fried spring rolls and samosas Spiced chicken pieces Lemon scented fish goujons Hand cut crisps This menu is priced at ÂŁ17.95 per person, including VAT

Something extra? Strawberry and marshmallow kebab with chocolate dip And White chocolate cheesecake ÂŁ3.50 per person

Drinks Packages Aperitifs on arrival per glass… Bellini.........£8.95 Bucks Fizz……£4.95 Hot Punch (rum or brandy) …. £5.95 Chilled Summer Punch …. £5.95 White Wine …..£4.50 Pimms …. £6.95 Kir - chilled white wine and creme de cassis …£6.25 Kir Royale - chilled house champagne and creme de cassis …£8.95 Pink Champagne with fresh strawberries.....£9.95 Or You can choose to have an open bar Cocktails and specialist drinks available from £6.95 per head We have excellent French bottled House wines included in our wine list, (allow 5/6 glasses per bottle) and our own imported house champagne. There is a wide selection of fine brandy, port and liqueurs from the trolley.

Drinks Package A

Drinks Package B

Drinks Package C

Chilled white wine fruit punch on arrival and a glass red/white wine with the meal

A glass of bucks fizz on arrival and a glass red/white wine with the meal

£9.95 per person

£10.95 per person

Bucks fizz or fruit punch on arrival 2 glasses red/white wine with the meal and a glass of sparkling wine for the toast £19.50 per person

The Great House Hotel Laleston, Bridgend Terms and Conditions Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract 1

Confirmations Bookings will be treated as provisional until the signed contract (the confirmation) together with a non refundable, non transferable ÂŁ500.00 deposit is returned by the client, which should be within 7 days of the original booking. Failure to do so, Great House reserves the right to cancel the function. The client must tell Great House in writing the final numbers of guests attending not less than 28 days prior to the function. The amount payable by the client will be calculated on that final number or the number who actually attend, whichever is greater. For your convenience a discretionary 10% staff gratuity is added to your bill.


Payments Four weeks before the wedding an invoice will be issued for the total. Settlement of this is required 14 days prior to the wedding. Failure to do so, Great House reserves the right to cancel the wedding/function. Any additional costs must be settled before departure


Cancellations Should you have to cancel your booking; a charge will be made, calculated as a percentage of the total booking value, according to the scale highlighted below: Cancellation Period From 3-6 months prior to the event Between 1-3 months prior to the event Within 1 month

Percentage 30% 50% 100%.

Any costs incurred for a particular event, that otherwise would not have been incurred; will be charged in the event of cancellation unless Great House are able to mitigate their loss. The client should confirm all cancellations in writing The Great House recommends that you consider Wedding Insurance to cover costs in the event of unforeseen cancellation 4

Confirmation/Reduction in Numbers The Great House reserves the right to set a minimum number to be charged for the event Approximate number of guests will be provided in writing at the time of booking. It is this number that will act as the minimum number of guests to be paid for. Any reduction in numbers in the last 28 days prior to the event will be charged at 50% of the agreed individual rate, unless the minimum number to be charged is applicable.


Food and Beverages Evening buffets must be ordered for the total number of guests attending an evening function. We do not allow the wedding cake to be served as the dessert. Wine, spirits and beers may not be brought onto the premises for consumption by clients or their guests. The use of "miniatures" as wedding favours is not permitted.


Damage The client is responsible to The Great House Hotel for damage caused by the client, or their guests, agents, employees etc.


Theft The Great House Hotel is not liable for any loss or damage to guests belongings or personal property within the Hotel property no matter how the loss or damage was caused. Guests are responsible for their safe keeping of their own property and should keep their belongings with them and under their own control at all times. The hotel is licenced until midnight. All music must end promptly at midnight.. .All information and prices are correct at the time of printing but are subject to legislative changes (VAT etc) and may be changed without prior notice. Great House Hotel does not accept liability for any errors or omissions. I have read and accept the above terms and conditions of this contract in respect of:Wedding/function Date of event Name



Date of signature

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