Dunwood Hall

dunwoodWhere: In the depths of the rolling hills that are the Staffordshire Moorlands.

What: A glorious stone-built Victorian country house (1871) up a tree-lined drive and set in intimate gardens. Close to Leek.



Weddings: Licensed for weddings and you can choose one of three caterers including (we are delighted to say) Kemp & Kemp Catering.

Who: Call Delphine on 0781 3984949 or e-mail her at dunwoodhall@hotmail.co.uk

Web: www.dunwoodhall.co.uk

‘The Sleepout’ – alternative minimoon accommodation

Get away into the depths of the most sublime Welsh hills and stay in the oak-framed ‘sleepout’ – complete with wood-burning stove, a pile of logs, your own pizza oven, trees, birds and the odd wandering hen. Pure and utter bliss.


Rach Meade offers Kemp and Kemp customers a free welcome bottle of ice cold Prosecco on arrival.

Go to www.sunnylea.co.uk or call Rach direct on 07977 414038 or e-mail her at rachelmeadesunnylea@gmail.com


Heeltap – wine tasting parties

Samuel Walker has come up with a great new idea.. invite your hens and stags to a wine tasting party and whilst you have a wild time learning about wine, wine pairing etc., you can also research the wines you’ll need for your wedding.. which Samuel will then source for you.

Call him  on 07453 482186 or e-mail him heeltapinfo@gmail.com

Yorkshire Yurts

If you’re tired of marquees and don’t want a tipi – – – how about a yurt.. light, spacious and versatile. Yorkshire Yurts may have your solution (and you don’t have to live in Yorkshire either!! – we catered in a Yorkshire Yurt in deepest, darkest Derbyshire last weekend!). They’ll advise on all aspects including capacity and have a great range of highly distinctive, classy yurts available for all size of wedding.

Contact the energetic Rosie on 01423 410030 or visit their very classy website at www.yorkshireyurts.co.uk


Bond Marquees

For 20 years Bond Marquees have being providing superb marquees throughout the UK, each tailored to precise customer requirements. Their ‘secret weapon’ is Simon Bond who  designs each with a unique style and atmosphere. Superb attention to detail with the highest quality build – – –  just great marquees.

Go to www.bondmarquees.co.uk

or call Simon on 01332 864128 or e-mail enquiries@bondmarquees.co.uk


Detton Hall

Where: In the wonderfully undulating countryside in deepest Worcestershire.. miles and miles from anywhere.

What: A lovely lawn next to a small lake both perched on the edge of a wide rolling green vista. Lots of space for your own marquee or Tipi, or the venue can organise one for you. The Medieval manor house lies behind you.

Weddings: Not licensed yet, but watch this space.

Who: Call Tanya on 01299 271832, or e-mail enquiries@dettonhall.co.uk.

Web:  www.dettonhall.co.uk/




Tabley House

 Where: Set in quintessential English parkland, about 3 minutes from junction 19 of the M6.

What: A Georgian mansion overlooking a rural scene, with lakes, trees, sheep and more green.

Weddings: You can get married in one of two rooms and have your drinks and canapés in the Portico Room, or on the steps, or on the front lawn. You can then eat in your own marquee across the fields. No restrictions on who you use for catering either.

Who: Contact the administrator in the first instance at  01565 750151 or e-mail tableyhouse@btinternet.com,

Web: www.tableyhouse.co.uk

Garthmyl Hall

Where: In a lush valley just west of Welshpool.

What: A wonderful, newly renovated mansion built in 1859, with 10 bedrooms, including a stunning bridal suite. There is even a boat you can use on the lake, a stunning walled garden and a cellar bar. You get exclusive use of the whole place for the weekend.

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Weddings: The venue features several locations which are licensed for weddings.

Who: Julia Pugh will look after you from booking through to saying goodbye the day after. Highly experienced in all wedding matters and always calm, collected and uber-responsive. E-mail her at Julia@garthmylhall.co.uk or call 07716 763567.

Web: www.garthmylhall.co.uk