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Wedding bookings surge at East Lodge

Posted on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 10:36AM by

Multi award-winning East Lodge country house hotel and restaurant is seeing a significant rise in demand for winter wedding packages and weddings in general for 2012-2013; East Lodge is bucking the economic trend and proving that first class customer service can deliver results even with the backdrop of the worst economic situation in the lifetime of many. Only a few weekends remain available up to March 2012 to book your romantic ‘Exclusively Yours’ East Lodge winter wedding. So hurry!

Nothing symbolises a beautiful English winter like country strolls through the 10 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens at Rowsley’s East Lodge hotel and restaurant at this enchanting time of year. With breathtaking scenery for your eyes, crisp fresh Derbyshire air for your lungs and the rustle of fallen leaves underneath your feet, its no surprise that this magical venue is the first choice of many brides. Set in the heart of the Peak District, East Lodge couldn’t be in a more idyllic countryside location; surrounded by heather clad fields and lush green forests as far as the eye can see. Coupled with the intimate warmth that only a quintessential English country house can provide, the family owned, multi-award winning hotel is guaranteed not to disappoint and has every detail covered to  ensure couples and their guests feel extra special on their big day.

The double AA rosette restaurant at East Lodge is also a treat in winter, serving locally sourced and seasonal dishes. Highly regarded head chef, Simon Bradley and his talented team listen carefully to brides’ and grooms’ requests, to provide the perfect seasonal wedding breakfast for your special day.

For all couples holding their wedding at East Lodge, the venue and grounds are “Exclusively Yours” to ensure a fairytale day. Couples planning to take advantage of the dates still available for a winter wedding up to March 2012 are also now being offered the option of a traditional Hog Roast for their wedding feast. The hog roast option is being launched with immediate effect and is available for weddings throughout winter. What better way to celebrate the changing seasons!

As a former hunting lodge of Haddon Hall, East Lodge is thought to date from the 18th century and a sumptuous hog roast couldn’t be more fitting in this historic setting. Wedding guests can expect to dine like a king - on juicy pork, apple sauce and crackling. The hotel, which holds a civil wedding licence, can accommodate up to 130 guests no matter what the weather.

Iain Hardman, deputy managing director of East Lodge, said: “At East Lodge we can’t control the weather but we are keen to control all other aspects of a couple’s wedding to offer a unique and memorable experience. 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 2011/2012. Few sights can compete with the winter views from the East Lodge estate and the smell of the real fire as your wedding feast gets underway. Winter weddings at East Lodge are truly magical. There is still limited availability left at East Lodge for weddings this winter and with our experience in hosting so many weddings we can help a couple plan their dream day with little notice.”

East Lodge is the highest rated hotel in the East Midlands, achieving the coveted red star accolade, and was also named Derbyshire Restaurant of the Year in 2008/09.  It won Enjoy England’s Small Hotel of the Year in 2008 and was Silver award winner of Visit England Hotel of the Year 2009. Head Chef Simon Bradley trained at the legendary Ritz in Paris and has worked with Raymond Blanc and Oliver Peyton.

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