East Lodge, the multi award-winning Peak District hotel and restaurant and the nearest venue to Chatsworth, is offering brides and grooms-to-be an exclusive and intimate glance into what their special day could look like - as the stunning wedding venue opens its doors on Saturday 26 February from 10.00am-4.00pm.
With previous East Lodge wedding open days proving to be a huge success, East Lodge is once again hosting a show around, giving future brides and grooms the opportunity to meet the award-winning wedding team responsible for ensuring that every last detail of their dream wedding is seamlessly taken care of. A number of East Lodge’s recommended suppliers, such as musicians, quality approved photographers, florists, and wedding hair and beauty specialists, will be on hand to offer advice and guidance regarding many of the most important decisions a bride will make.
There will also be an amazing competition; any couples booking on the day will be entered into a prize draw to win an apple iPad with its very own wedding planning app!
Iain Hardman, Director of the family-run hotel, commented: “Our 2011 February wedding open day offers a unique opportunity for people to see the venue and take their time to enjoy looking round the hotel and gardens. We set out the hotel and restaurant as it would be on an actual wedding day, and each couple is treated to a guided tour and invited to view the food and drink options they could expect on their own special day. We believe this is a much more realistic experience for couples planning their wedding or deciding on a venue. Many may have visited East Lodge before but the atmosphere is so different for a wedding. As couples marrying at East Lodge book the venue exclusively, unless you’ve actually been a guest at a wedding here, it can be difficult to visualise.”
Set within ten acres of landscaped gardens, visitors will be welcome to take a good look around the immaculate grounds and visit the handcrafted wedding pavilion set by the tranquil water garden so they can truly appreciate the fairytale location where they can hold their wedding ceremonies.
“There’s no need to make an appointment and there will certainly be no heavy sales teams like you often see at the big wedding fairs; our wedding team will be on hand to answer any questions couples may have and with our experience of hosting so many weddings we’ve certainly picked up a few things over the years and are happy to share this with couples who have just started the process of planning a wedding.”
If you can’t make 26February wedding open day and would like more information about weddings at East Lodge, please contact Charlotte Mitchell or Iain Hardman on 01629 734474, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange a visit.
East Lodge is owned by the Hardman family and has picked up a number of important accolades in recent years; East Lodge has again achieved the coveted AA “Inspectors’ Choice” accolade with three red stars for 2009/10, placing it within the top 150 hotels in the UK. East Lodge was named “Small Hotel of the Year 2008/09” at the East Midlands Tourism awards, and then went on to become a silver Winner as “Hotel of the Year 2009/10” at the national finals - renowned as the tourism Oscars. In 2007/2008 East Lodge was named “Derbyshire Restaurant of the Year” and also scooped the Condé Nast Johansens “Most excellent service” & “Readers choice” awards.