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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: North Oxfordshire, Nr Banbury, but nearly in Warwickshire.
What: Located in a secluded Cotswold valley in north Oxfordshire, yet only 10 minutes from Banbury, Hadsham Farm provides a stunning lakeside tipi wedding reception venue suitable for up to 200 guests between the months of May and September. They offer exclusive use of the venue for you to create a truly bespoke wedding experience – no set suppliers and no corkage – just hire the venue and create your own unique occasion over 3 tranquil days – no rush, no hurry and minimal restrictions!
Weddings: Not licensed for marriages, but another amazing reception site.
Who: Phone Charlie Taylor on 07920 587406, or e-mail him at email@example.com
Village Halls can make great wedding reception venues and often have kitchens your caterers can use as well as water, power, toilets, tables and parking. To find a hall in your area try www.hallshire.com
What you save on hire charges can be put into hiring a professional hall dresser (and the catering!).
We know a few excellent venue stylists who can transform a village hall or a scout hut. The picture to the right shows what ‘Debonair Venue Styling’ did to a scout hut for a wedding client.
We also know Abigail Cunningham of Pumpkin Events, another passionate venue stylist with a great team behind her – go to www.pumpkinevents.co.uk or call 0800 046 1027 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Debonair Venue Styling and Pumpkin Events DON’T just transform Village Halls either. They work in marquees, stately homes – indeed they can utterly transform any space you wish.
Kemp & Kemp customers who have booked their wedding catering qualify for preferential rates with Debonair Venue Styling.