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

Rhino Car Hire (worldwide!!)

Now then.. when Karen and I go on our extensive ‘research trips’ abroad, checking local cuisine, sampling wines, tracking down ingredients at local markets, buying exotic salt supplies – – we need a hire car – and we are as fussy about hire cars (there are too many dodgy deals out there!) as we are concerned to get food just right for you at your wedding.

So, when we go abroad, we always go straight to our friend Phil Partridge at Rhino Car Hire. Phil discovered what we do for a living and he OFFERED our clients up to 10% discount on car hire – not just for you and all your guests for the pre- and post- wedding travels but for your honeymoon too – that’s a discount on any car rental from over 40,000 locations worldwide… I know – we could hardly believe it either.

All you have to do is call Phil (with your Kemp & Kemp wedding number handy) on 0845 508 9845, or e-mail him on phil@rhinocarhire.com, and he will whizz back to you almost as fast as we whizz back to you!

Or for more about Phil and his pet Rhino – go to www.rhinocarhire.com

Create your own wedding website (Free)

Now then, this is a GREAT idea we’ve just stumbled across.. create your own wedding website.. its totally FREE too, and they look wonderful – an amazing way to communicate with your guests everything you want them to know – This is what they say..

◦Completely free to use
◦Fully customisable
◦Quick and easy to create and manage
◦50 gorgeous templates to choose from
◦Create your own custom pages.
◦Online RSVP facility
◦Integrated wedding gift list
◦Venue maps
◦Hotel recommendations
◦No advertising on your site.

Go to www.gettingmarried.co.uk  and take it from there.