Swainsley Farm

Where: perched halfway up the amazing Manifold Valley in the deepest depths of darkest Derbyshire.. superb views.

 

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What: The Snook family have converted their stone farm complex into an idyllic holiday hide-away, and are now offering a marquee site that fits neatly into the complex as well. Lots of wonderful accommodation for the wedding party and a level, dry marquee site with power and water.

Weddings: Not licensed – – yet!!

Who: Contact Chris or Liz Snook on 01298 84530

Web: www.swainsleyfarm.co.uk

Fentham Hall

Where: Just outside Solihull in the village of Hampton-in-Arden.

What: A huge Victorian Meeting Hall, with modern facilities attached. There are toilets, furniture, a huge car park, a bar and a massive main hall that will seat 200.. plus a lovely sun-terrace with superb views across open countryside, and (most important of all) a GREAT kitchen that Kemp & Kemp can use.

Weddings: Licensed for weddings. A perfect reception location where you can make your mark without spending money on the things that no-one sees, like power supplies, toilets and a kitchen.

Who: Contact the caretaker Janice on 01675 442633, or e-mail info@georgefenthamtrust.org.uk

Web: For more go to www.georgefenthamtrust.org.uk

Whitbourne Hall

Where: The rolling hills west of Worcester.

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What: A listed country house from the mid-Victorian period, complete with marble stairs, a portico, Italian Gardens, lakes, terraces.

Weddings: Not licensed for weddings but everything else is superbly catered for. Your choice of caterer, use your own wine and NO CORKAGE.

Who: Call Heather on 01886 821165, or e-mail her on weddings@whitbournehall.com

Web: www.whitbournehall.com

Nicola O’Keeffe – your personal travel agent

Now then.. imagine all the bargains of the www, with none of the hassle. Nicola has access to the most amazing deals that you will NEVER find on the web and will work with you to plan the honeymoon of your dreams. Her highly personalised service means she’s available to you 24/7, yet she’s fully protected by ABTA.

Our friend Nicola offers Kemp & Kemp customers (who have booked their catering with us) FREE airport lounge access. Just quote your wedding number when you contact her.

We just used Nicola to plan and book our 10th wedding anniversary trip to Venice, including James Bond-style water taxis both ways from the airport – flawless from start to finish!!

Call Nichola on 01939 235651, or visit her website at http://nicola-okeeffe.personaltravelagents.uk.com/

A String of Cars

Immaculate cars, and attention to detail from ‘A String of Cars’.

 

Amongst the growing fleet is  a Rover built in 1936, a Daimler, a Jaguar and a Bentley.

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Call the fantastic team on 07968 818003 or visit www.astringofcars.com for more, or just e-mail Chris Stringer at info@astringofcars.com.

 

Kemp & Kemp customers can claim 10% discount on car hire if you mention your K&K Wedding Number at the time of booking.

 

Music from Michaela Wylde

Imagine wonderful music filling your venue as Michaela sings and plays the piano. Versatile and varied, Michaela can turn her talents to any musical genre and will personalise the playlist for your wedding (including original material from her new album!).

Call her on 07795 810035 or e-mail her on michaelawylde@hotmail.com or visit her website at www.michaelawyldemusic.com.

Kemp & Kemp customers will receive a 10% discount once they’ve booked their catering.

Tom Wright (close up magician)

A very clever, witty, entertaining, fast-paced magician.. no ladies sawn in half of course, but if you want your guests amazed and amused – with lots of genuine humour, go for our friend Tom.

Tom has kindly offered all Kemp & Kemp Catering customers (who have booked their wedding catering) a £30 discount, just quote your wedding number when booking with him.

visit www.tommymagic.co.uk

or call 07825 070423 or e-mail on tom@tommymagic.co.uk

 

 

The Crafted Pizza Company

Matt and Neil have a wood fired pizza oven in their trailer and make delicious pizza in front of your eyes. Its so good that at the Osmaston Wedding Fayre on Sunday 26th April, they sold out – so we didn’t taste any..  BUT the smell was totally AMAZING.

Perfect for your evening food. Call them on either 07731 427626 or 07758 217491  or e-mail thecraftedpizzacompany@gmail.com

Sherbourne Park

Where: Just outside historic Warwick in open countryside and on the banks of the River Avon.

What: Just the most amazing location for a marquee (or tipi).. the grade 2 listed house on one side;  the Victorian Gothic church on the other (a Gilbert-Scott masterpiece); an avenue of lime trees with skippity lambs, sheep and horses safely on the other side of the ha-ha grazing the river banks; and open 18th century parkland on the fourth side. Tranquility personified.

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Weddings: Get married in the church and stroll across the gardens and cherry orchard to the marquee. BLISS.

Who: Mrs Coton looks after bookings and will help you.. call her on 01926 624215 or e-mail robinlsca@aol.com

Web: www.sherbournepark.com