The Peak District and Derbyshire’s multi award-winning East Lodge Hotel offers romantic autumnal weddings amongst the changing colours of the English countryside and now couples can complete their fairytale day with a traditional hog roast for their evening wedding feast.
As the former hunting lodge to Haddon Hall, East Lodge dates from the 18th century and a sumptuous hog roast couldn’t be more fitting in such a historic setting and really adds to the atmosphere. Wedding guests can expect to dine like a Duke and Duchess of old with the ingredients all locally sourced and prepared by top UK chef Simon Bradley and his team. East Lodge holds a civil wedding licence, can accommodate over 100 guests for a real feel of ‘medieval matrimony’, perfect for the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.
Iain Hardman, deputy managing director of East Lodge, said: “The hog roast is a bit of British tradition that we brought back a couple of years ago and it went down so well we are bringing it back again for all autumn and winter wedding celebrations. Few sights can compete with the autumn russet and golds of the East Lodge estate and the smell of the real fire as your evening wedding is in full swing.”
There is still limited availability left at East Lodge for this autumn and winter and next year too, for anyone inspired by the recent marriage of Kate and William and looking to make 2011 your year of matrimony. Couples booking a new 2011 autumnal wedding package will also be entitled to a free professional fireworks display worth £500.
Owned by the Hardman family, this multi-award winning venue has remained at the top by constantly improving its service with a ceaseless drive for excellence that has led this former Hotel of the Year to be one of only 48 hotels in the country to be awarded a Visit England Gold Award and to have once again scooped one of the top silver awards in the national finals and gold in the regional finals of the Enjoy England Excellence Awards in 2011 for Outstanding Customer Service.