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The Best Western Grand Hotel Wedding Brochure 2010

The Best Western Grand Hotel, Swainson Street, Hartlepool, TS248AA, England Telephone: 01642 266345 Fax: 01642 265217 E-mail:

Congratulations and welcome to The Best Western Grand Hotel At the Best Western Grand Hotel we have an excellent reputation for delivering a quality wedding service to each and every couple. If you hold your wedding with us it will leave you with memories to cherish forever. Our wedding service caters for celebrations varying in size from an intimate wedding for close family and friends to a large celebration for up to two hundred and thirty guests. The Great Room and Pipers function room, both within the Best Western Grand Hotel, were fully refurbished in February 2008 and now offers a dramatic and historic location with all of the facilities you would expect of a modern wedding venue. The Pipers function room offers flexibility in use and is ideal for your ceremony, reception drinks and intimate wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations. The Great Room, with its high ceiling and ornate dĂŠcor and paint work offers the most spectacular venue in the area for your wedding celebration and is ideal for larger wedding breakfasts and evening functions.

The Best Western Grand Hotel is the ideal venue to hold your most special day. Imagine being greeted by the red carpet on arrival in the spectacular surrounding of this historical building, recently given a modern twist. The Best Western Grand Hotel offers you the complete, professional package for your Wedding day. All of our 50 spacious bedrooms have recently been refurbished to the highest of standards. Our romantic bridal suite offers a super king-sized bed, deep tub bath and separate shower area. Our professional banqueting team look forward to getting to know you so they help you with the planning and organising of your wedding so that you are free to relax and enjoy the celebrations on the day. Our wedding policy ensures that you receive personal attention while our dedication and professionalism ensure that’s your wedding day will be filled with perfect memories

Your ‘Grand’ Wedding. The following options are available to you. Please feel free to discuss them with the Banqueting Manager who will be pleased to assist you with your enquiry. Our aim is to make your wedding day as perfect as you had always dreamed Please note that for Wedding breakfasts a minimum of 4 courses, including coffee, must be taken. Room Hire The Great Room £650 Pipers Function Room £350 The Jackson Room (max 25 guests) £150 Drinks packages Drinks package A £5.50 Welcome drink of either Sparkling Wine / Bucks Fizz or Orange Juice. Drinks Package B £10.50 Bucks Fizz or Fruit Juice on arrival, glass of House Wine with meal and Sparkling wine for speeches. Drinks Package C £15.50 Choice of Whisky, Gin, Vodka or Wine on guest’s arrival, Sparkling Wine or Fruit Juice for cutting of the Cake and two Glasses of House Wine with meal. Choice of Spirits or Liqueurs for speeches

Starters 1. Half Galia Melon

£3.95 14. A Trio of Salmon, Shrimp and Crab Rillet

filled with a Vodka Martini Sorbet and Exotic fruit

2. A duo of fanned Melon

£3.25 15. Smooth Rich Duck Liver Parfait

served with Seasoned Berries and a Honey and Almond dressing

3. A Tian of Melon with fresh Greenland Prawns

£4.95 16. Salad of local Smoked Chicken £5.25 17. Mild Cajun infused Chicken pieces


sautéed in Olive Oil in a Flour Tortilla finished with a Chili Dressing and Salad

£4.50 18. Grand Local Smoked Chicken Terrine

stuffed with Goat’s Cheese topped with Herb Breadcrumbs and Provencal Sauce

6. Salad of wild Mushrooms with Scallops, Garlic and fresh Herbs


with a combination of fresh Avocado and Honey Mustard Dressing

topped with a Rose of Parma Ham and finished with Petit Salad

5. Oven baked Field Mushrooms


glazed with light Redcurrant Jelly accompanied with toasted Brioche

finished with a Dill Mayonnaise Dressing

4. Gateau of Cantaloupe melon


with a combination of Capers and Wild Roquette Salad


enhanced with Sweet Roasted Potatoes and embraced with crispy leaves

£6.25 19. Terrine of Lobster and Foie Gois


served with Rocket leaves, Asparagus Tips and finished with sauce Vierge

laced with a White Wine Cream Sauce, served with Herbed Croutons

7. Roasted Sweet Pepper Tartlet

£4.75 20. Highland Beef

with Sundried Tomatoes with melted Goats Cheese served on a bed of crisp Leaves

8. Northumberland Cheese Tartlet

£4.75 21 Roast smoked Wild Red Deer

served warm on a Petit Salad and light Dijon Vinaigrette

9. Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella and Beef Tomato

with mixed leaves Roast Pear, Pistachio and Redcurrant Nectar


topped with Petit Salad and Drizzled with Basil Oil

10. Char-grilled Seasonal Vegetables


served with Mozzarella and enhanced with a Sweet and Sour Balsamic Dressing

11. Caesar Salad,


Continental Leaves accompanied with Lardons of Bacon, shavings of Parmesan embraced with succulent strips of Chicken and coated with Caesar dressing

12. Chilled poached finger of Scottish Salmon


accompanied with Potato and Caviar Salad

13. Confit of fresh Salmon set on a Prawn and Asparagus Compote crowned with crisp Leaves



gently smoked and spiced with Whisky served with Garden Salad


Soups Cream of local Tomato and Basil Soup

Starters or Intermediate Course Starter Intermediate £3.95 £2.95 1. Local fresh Fillets of Lemon Sole


lightly steamed with Wild Mixed Herbs wrapped around garden fresh Asparagus and laced with a Chive Sauce

Cream of Leek and Potato

£3.95 £2.95

2. Seared Pepper infused Fillet of Scottish Salmon


served with Wilted Green

Cream of Wild Mushroom and Truffle

£3.95 £2.95

3. Scallops and Asparagus


seared King Scallops set on a Herb scented Rustic Ciabatta topped with Asparagus, enhanced with Lemon and Dill Butter

French Onion with Cheese Croutons

£3.95 £2.95 4. Hot Smoked Halibut


served with a Salad of crisp Leaves and Sun Blushed Tomatoes, Drizzled with Chilli dressing

Cream of Spring Vegetable

£3.95 £2.95

Cream of Broccoli

£3.95 £2.95

Cream of Cauliflower and Stilton

£3.95 £2.95

Minestrone Soup with Herb Croutons

£3.95 £2.95

Northumberland Vegetable and Lentil Broth

£3.95 £2.95

Rustic Vine Tomato - with Mixed beans

£3.95 £2.95

Chicken and Sweetcorn Veloute

£3.95 £2.95

5. Warm Trout Fillet

with toasted Cashew Nuts

Pea and Ham Hock finished with Herb Snippet

£3.95 £2.95


laid over a Salad of Prawns, Capers and then dressed with a Lemon and Dill Oil

Main Courses Roasts 1. Roasted Rib of Beef

Pan-fried £11.95


with a fumet of Oyster Mushrooms and Shallot

2. Roasted Sirloin of Beef









£11.75 £15.35 £14.95 £12.95

accompanied with a Cider Cream Jus

10. Char-grilled Garlic & Herb Roasted Chicken Breast


with creamed Fettuccine Pasta finished with a Tomato Compote

11. Spiced Loin of Pork


A Supreme of Farmhouse Chicken



Local Fresh Fillet of Seabass



Fillet of Northumbrian Beef


crowned with a fumet of Wild Mushrooms and Garden fresh Asparagus then finished with a Madeira Jus

topped with local seared Scallops and finished with a trio of King Prawns

9. Duo of Sage and Apple Scented Pork Lion

Pan-fried Tayside Salmon Fillet

laid over Garden Fresh Asparagus enhanced with Shell Fish Cream sauce

enhanced with an Orange and Coriander Sauce

8. Fillet of Northumbrian Beef


pan-fried with fresh Herbs then pooled with a White Onion Sauce

topped with Bacon and Herb Rosti accompanied with a Bordeaux Wine Sauce

7. Breast of Barbary Duck

Char-Grilled Entrecote Steak

dressed with a Mussel and Prawn Brose

with Chipolatas and homemade Stuffing

6. Supreme of Farmhouse Chicken


accompanied with a Tarragon and Tomato Sauce

served with Baked Apple Stuffing

5. Roast Breast of Turkey

Fillet of Northumbrian Beef

topped with Wild Mushrooms and enhanced with a Black truffle Jus

with a Fresh Garden Mint Sauce

4. Roasted Leg of Pork


finished with Leek and Mushroom Ragout

with Yorkshire Puddings and creamed Horseradish

3. Roasted Leg of English Lamb

Supreme Of Farmhouse Chicken


with Cesbaje and Red Onion, Shitake Mushroom, Water Chestnut and Sweet Chilli



1. Fillet of Northumbrian Beef Wellington



topped with a Mushroom Duxelle encased in Puff Pastry & Madeira Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding


served with a Butterscotch Sauce

2. Breast of Farmhouse Chicken Wellington



stuffed with Goats Cheese Mousseline – finished with a White Wine Sauce

Individual Cheesecakes


with Fresh Coulis and Cream – Strawberry – Raspberry – Blackcurrant - Lemon

3. Baked Local Pave of Fresh Salmon



rolled with a fresh Herb crust accompanied with Lemon and Saffron Butter

Brady Snap Basket


filled with sweet Flocked Cream finished with ‘Fresh Strawberries’ or Mixed Fruits – Raspberries – Fruits of the Forrest


~ 4.

1. A Supreme of Farmhouse Chicken

Various Cream Gateaux and Tortes



Poached in a Vegetable and Thyme stock then accompanied with a lively and fragrant Chardonnay Sauce

Chocolate Fudge Cake – Raspberry Charlotte Rouse Black Forest with Kirsch – Strawberries and Cointreau

2. Local Fresh Pave of Salmon



enhanced with a Lemon and Dill Dressing laid over Petit Salad and Fresh Herbs

Hot Puddings served with Custard


Lemon – Jam – Spotted Dick - Treacle


Chocolate Roulade


accompanied with Vanilla Anglais

Mains for Vegetarians 1. Roasted Field Mushrooms

~ £8.95


topped with Stilton Cheese and Artichoke Salad with a Basil Dressing

2. Sautéed Wild Mushrooms




filled with a Ragout of Vegetables enhanced with Fragrant Wild Rice



Large Cheeseboard


served on the table also comes with Mixed Cheese Celery and Grapes (10 – 12 persons)


with a Vine Tomato Sauce

5. A Filo Pastry Basket

Ice Bailey’s Parfait pooled with a Rich Chocolate Sauce

Oven baked with a Smoked Cheese and Sage Sauce

4. Char-grilled Vegetables


topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and finished with a Blackcurrant Compote

tossed with Tagliatelle, bound with a Chive Cream Sauce and accompanied with fresh Shavings of Parmesan and dressed with Basil Leaves

3. Wild Mushroom and Chestnut Strudel

Sweet Belgian Waffles


Cheeseboard Served with a selection of three Cheeses and finished with Celery and Grapes



Set Menu for Weddings Menu 1


Soup of your choice with a freshly Baked Petit Pan ~ Chicken Supreme Roasted with a Leek Fricasse served with Panache of Market Vegetables, Roasted and Minted New Potatoes

~ Choux Pastry Profiteroles with a Rich Chocolate Sauce ~ Coffee and Confectionery Menu 2

Menu 4


Prawn and Salmon Salad with a delicate Seafood Sauce, Dressed Leaves and Balsamic Reduction

~ Lamb Shank with Roast Root Vegetables and Rosemary Jus served with Panache of market Vegetable, Roasted and Minted New Potatoes

~ Sticky Toffee Pudding finished with a Butterscotch Sauce ~ Tea and Coffee


Chicken Liver Parfait

Menu 5


served with a Toasted Brioche and Redcurrant Compote

~ Braised Lakeland Beef with a rich Chasseur Sauce served with Panache of market Vegetables, Roasted and Minted New Potatoes

~ Summer fruit Gateau with Fresh Flocked Cream ~ Coffee and Confectionery Menu 3


Duo of Fanned Melon with an Almond and Honey Dressing ~ Lion of English Pork stuffed with an Apple and Sage Stuffing With a Redcurrant Jus –served with a panache of market Vegetables, Roasted and Minted New Potatoes

~ Chocolate Tarte with a Cointreau and Orange Coulis served with Tea and Coffee

Lobster and Crayfish Terrine, Fresh Garden Leaves and Chive Butter Dressing ~ Chilled Citrus Fruit ~ Sirloin au Poivre Pot Roasted Sirloin with a Peppercorn Sauce, served with Panache of Market Vegetables, Roasted and Minted New Potatoes

~ Torta Tiramisu Sponge, Coffee Liqeur, Mascarpone and Chocolate

~ Tea and Coffee

Evening Finger Buffets Buffet A - 8.95

Buffet D - £9.95

Selection of open Ciabatta sandwiches to include below, Thai Style Fish Cakes, honey glazed Chicken Wings wings, Potato Wedges, Breaded Lobster Tails with Tartar Sauce, Dim Sums and warn Quiche Selection of Salads to include Rice Salad, Potato Salad Dressed Leaves

Open Ciabattas with a selection of toppings to include Prawn Marie Rose, Tuna, Spring Onion and Mayonnaise, Ham and Piccalilli, Beef on whole Grain Mustard, Thai style Crab Cakes, Penne Arrabiatta, Chicken ala king with steamed Saffron Rice, selection of Salads to include dressed leaves Coleslaw and Waldorf Salad, Hot Potato Wedges, Vegetable Samosas, Coleslaw

Buffet B - £8.95 Thai Green Curry, Mild lamb Curry, Chilli con Carne, Homemade Lasagne or Chicken ala king served with Rice, Popodoms, Jacket Wedges, Dressed leaves Buffet C - £8.95 Selection of Assorted Sandwiches, Cold Meat Platter (Three Kind’s), Crispy Duck with Cucumber and Onion with Hoi Sin Sauce

Buffet E- £10.95 Open Ciabattas with a selection of toppings to include Prawn Marie Rose, Tuna, Spring Onion and Mayonnaise, Ham and Piccalilli, beef on whole grain Mustard new Potatoes and Roasted Root Vegetables, Penne Arraibiatta with melted Cheese, Beef Bourguignon, toped with Pancetta Baby Onions and Mushrooms , Grilled Salmon served with a chive white wine cream Sauce, Roasted Root Vegetable, served with Mustard Mash Profiteroles and Chocolate Sauce

Extras If you are considering to add entertainment to your evening event please speak to our Banqueting Manager who will be happy to help you with your enquiry. We have a preferred list of suppliers who provide entertainment ranging from swing bands to party bands and tribute acts of the highest standard. Upgrade your table dressing to include tea lights, chargers, chair covers and table runners. – See next page for details. To add something a little more special to your day why not consider a master of ceremonies to introduce the proceedings, a Chocolate Fountain for your guests to indulge in or perhaps the extravagance of a Champagne Fountain. You could consider offering your guests bacon sandwiches to be served at midnight during your evening celebration. What ever ideas you may have, speak to our Banqueting Manager who will be happy to advise and provide costings for you.

We also offer a very special package to those who wish to stay with us for two nights. The package includes dinner on the first night, overnight accommodation and full English breakfast on both mornings. If ten or more of your guests should choose to stay the night prior to your wedding and all dine together in our Italia Restaurant we would be pleased to offer a Sparkling Drinks reception with our compliments.

Extra’s Price from Silver Package - £6.50 PER PERSON DJ (7pm – 1am)


Band (please ask for details)


Toast Master


Chocolate Fountain


Champagne Fountain


(includes two bottles of Champagne)


Red Carpet on Arrival


Midnight Bacon Rolls




Balloons & Flowers

Please ask for price

Table Decorations Bronze Package – Included in Room Hire Table cloth Napkin Cutlery Glasses

Tablecloth (color optional) Napkin (color optional) Cutlery Glasses Mirror Tealight Chair Covers c/w bow or sash Slipcloth or runner

Gold Package - £9.50 PER PERSON Circular Tablecloth (color optional) Napkins rolled with ring (color optional) Cutlery Glasses Mirror Tealights Chair Covers c/w bow or sash (color optional) Slipcloth or runner (color optional) Charger plates Table crystals or petals £7.50 PER PERSON

Accommodation Rates Single Bedroom


Bedroom for twin/double occupancy


Superior room for twin/double occupancy £80.00 Bridal Suite for double occupancy


Supplement per child


These rates are available Friday to Sunday and are inclusive of full English Breakfast. The rates are on a per room per night basis. Why not treat yourselves to that extra bit of luxury by upgrading your overnight accommodation to one of our luxury suites, which include a Jacuzzi bath.

Civil Ceremonies There are many reasons why you might chose a civil wedding – perhaps you have no religious beliefs, it might be your second marriage or perhaps you want to get married somewhere a bit different. What is a Civil Ceremony? • It contains no religious elements or anything with religious connotations. • It is conducted by the Superintendent Registrar or Deputy and registered by the Registrar or Deputy. • It can take place in a Register Office or a venue that holds a civil license, after 8am and before 6pm subject to Registrar staffing arrangements. • The service can last anything from 10 - 30 minutes. • The Registrar has to receive an “Authority” for your marriage to be able to proceed, which can only be obtained by giving a notice of marriage. Provisional bookings can be made with the Registrar for the date and time of the wedding, up to a year in advance. The earlier you do so the more likely you are to get the date you want, Registrars are busy people and they attend both the Register Office and civil venue. Remember that some Register Offices only have part-time staff Civil Ceremonies usually no later than a month before your wedding. It may also be possible to have non-religious music played as part of the ceremony and even to make an entrance into the ceremony room on someone’s arm with attendants. • Topics such as parking, flowers, confetti, photographs and video are also discussed with the Superintendent Registrar.

• Register Offices and civil venues have maximum numbers of guests that can be accommodated for safety reasons, and that includes babies and children. You will therefore need to decide who to invite to the ceremony and who to invite to the reception. This should be made clear on your invitation. We are delighted to offer a choice of function suites, which are all suitable as an elegant setting for your Civil Ceremony. The hire charge and capacities are detailed below The Great Room Maximum of 180 guests Room Hire Charge £300.00 The Pipers Room Maximum of 80 guests Room Hire Charge £150.00

The charge of the ceremony at The Best Western Grand Hotel is £250.00 There will also be an additional charge which you will pay to the registrar Things to consider when booking a venue or Register Office:• Once you have given your Notice of marriage, book the Register Office/civil venue and Registrars. • Arrange to discuss with the Superintendent Registrar the content and format of your ceremony. Most will provide you with a copy of the basic You will need to contact the Registrar directly in order to discuss your special day, you are able to do this by contacting:The Registrar Office, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AF Tel: 01429 236 369 E-Mail

THE BEST WESTERN GRAND HOTEL Conference Banqueting Contract Terms and Conditions 1. CONFIRMATION All bookings are considered provisional until confirmation is received in writing. Confirmation must be sent by the client and received within 14 days of making a provisional booking or, if such time is unavailable prior to the date of arrival, within a maximum of 48 hours. If confirmation is not received within this period, Tavistock Grand Hotel reserves the right to release the booking and re-let the facilities. This contract should be signed and returned to the company within 7 days of its receipt. 2. TERMS OF PAYMENT AND CREDIT CARD FACILITIES It is company policy for all accounts to be settled one month before wedding date. 3. CANCELLATIONS In the unfortunate circumstances of having to cancel or postpone your confirmed booking at any time prior to the event the company will make every effort to re-sell the facilities on your behalf. Cancellation charges will be as follows: Between 6 months and 3 months – 25% of quoted rates. Between 3 months and 1 month – 50% of quoted rates. 1 month and under – 100% of quoted rates. 4. We require advice on expected catering numbers 1 week prior to the event. Final numbers are required 48 hours before the event. These are the minimum numbers which will be charged on your account. 5. If any items are to be delivered to the hotel before the event, arrangements must be made with the company and the person making the delivery. The Grand Hotel will make its best endeavors for the safe-keeping of such items and can only accept responsibility if a full and thorough investigation of the goods is made at the time of delivery. Any equipment or personal effects brought into the hotel by guests remain at their own risk and Tavistock Grand Hotel will not be liable in the event of any loss, theft or damage. 6. Only food and beverages purchased from Best Western Grand Hotel may be consumed on the premises. If food or beverage is brought into the hotel for consumption, a charge equal to the hotel’s selling price for that or an equivalent product may be required at the determination of the hotel. We permit our clients to bring wines with prior arrangement at an agreed corkage price per bottle used. We do not permit spirits or fortified wines. Ethnic foods by very special arrangement.

7. The customer shall be responsible for any damage caused to The Best Western Grand Hotel, or furnishings, utensils or equipment therein by the willful act or default of the customer or guests of the customer and shall pay to the company on demand the amount required to make good or remedy such damage. 8. The lead name/organiser shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of guests and shall ensure they have regard to any regulations imposed by any competent authority and that nothing will be done which will constitute a breach of the law. In particular the customer shall ensure that there is no illegal gaming or betting. 9. Prior written approval must be obtained if you wish to fix items to the walls, floors or ceilings. Your special attention is drawn to wallpapered areas. Blue tack is not per mitted on wallpapered areas. 10. The company reserves the right to cancel any bookings forthwith and without liability on its part in the event of any damage or destruction of The Best Western Grand Hotel by fire or any other cause, any shortages of labour or food supplies, strikes, lock outs or industrial unrest, or any cause beyond the control of the company which shall prevent it performing its obligations in connection with any booking; in these circumstances reasonable steps will be taken to accommodate the booking in another hotel. 11 The company reserves the right to object to the employment of any unsuitable outside agent by the customer and will, without obligation, be pleased to give customers and guests the benefit of their advice or recommendations in this connection. 12. The company accepts no responsibility for equipment used or supplied by the customer. The company advises the customer that if equipment is of sufficient value the customer should take out suitable insurance. Furthermore we strongly recommend event insurance in lieu of cancellation and suggest you contact your preferred broker if you deem this to be prudent. 13. Should the customer make significant changes to the programme or the expected number of guests, The Best Western Grand Hotel reserves the right to amend rates and/or facilities offered.

Best Western Grand Hotel Wedding Brochure  

Wedding Publication

Best Western Grand Hotel Wedding Brochure  

Wedding Publication