Whiston Village Hall

What and Where. In the rolling hills between Cheadle and Ashbourne is the compact village of Whiston, and just on the fringes of the village, perched on the edge of a magnificent green valley is their amazing village hall. Its a huge modern structure built into the hill-side with masses of parking, a vast main hall, committee rooms (perfect for drinks if its wet outside), a bar and a kitchen.









Weddings. Not licensed for wedding ceremonies, but a wonderful venue for your wedding reception.

Who. To book the hall call 01538 266711 or e-mail bookings@whistonvillagehall.co.uk

Web: Great modern website at www.whistonvillagehall.co.uk

Clifton Rocks

Clifton Rocks will make your wedding rings to your own specific design – they’ll also make anything else you want. The enterprise is run by our WONDERFUL niece, Clare Chandler from her cool shop in Clifton, Bristol (makes a great excuse to visit Clifton!!). We LOVE Clare’s jewellery and always ask her to make anything we need.

Call the shop at 01179 731342 or e-mail them at info@cliftonrocks.co.uk, or visit the website at www.cliftonrocks.co.uk and see her stuff for yourself.

Clare offers 10% discount for Kemp & Kemp customers who have booked their wedding catering.

Distance is no object.. we always order everything by phone/e-mail and she always gets things spot on. A few years ago, she converted the back of my Grandad’s gold retirement watch (which was broken and gathering dust) into a great pair of cuff-links, a great way to keep valued family items in use.

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Big Day in a Box

We LOVE Nina at ‘Big Day in a Box’.

As the name suggests, Nina looks after ALL aspects of your wedding, leaving you completely in control of everything, but with NONE of the work and hassle.

If you want your wedding to be unlike any other; if you need to be in control of the whole thing, but if you have no time whatsoever to do the work – – believe us – – you need Nina.

Call her on 07790 002645 or e-mail her on info@bigdayinabox.co.uk or visit her utterly wonderful website at www.bigdayinabox.co.uk

It does what it says on the tin!


Goodintents (Good In Tents!)

The ever-enthusiastic Lucy and her team at Goodintents, await your call. A quick visit to their website will instantly show you why they were voted Regional Winner of Best Marquee Supplier in the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards. Based in Ledbury, but covering most of the West Country and southern Midlands.

Call 0800 9556505 or e-mail sales@goodintents or visit www.goodintents.co.uk


Swainsley Farm

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







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