If you’re looking for a special venue for your wedding, you need look no further. Park Farm Country Hotel and Leisure in Hethersett, Norfolk, ticks all the boxes. They provide a beautiful backdrop for your big day, along with professional, personal service ensuring that all the details will be taken care of.
This high-end hotel is set in 200 acres of attractive farmland between Norwich and Wymondham, is independently owned, and has been in the same family – the Gowing family – for generations.
It’s a lovely setting and clearly makes a big impression on its visitors, as front of house manager Michael Bannister explains: “Close to 90 per cent of people who look around go on to book their wedding at the hotel.”
With its sweeping drive, impressive, pillared entrance and host of versatile function rooms, Park Farm can cater for all manner of events, from private occasions for just a few to weddings for up to 150 people. Michael says: “We offer bespoke wedding packages that are tailor-made and which can be big or small, from intimate events (for 10- plus people) to large-scale affairs.”
The hotel boasts 52 bedrooms, including an apartment, and provides a complimentary honeymoon suite to the wedding couple along with preferential rates for their guests.
Michael adds: “We have lovely grounds and gardens which are great for photographs – it’s the perfect venue for pictures and we’ve got a section on our website where the bride and groom can post reviews and blogs of their big day.” What’s more, the hotel is currently ranked in the top 3 hotels in Norwich on TripAdvisor, based on traveller reviews, which speaks volumes. Along with the pictures of happy couples on the hotel’s website, there are plenty of glowing testimonials.
At Park Farm Hotel you can be sure that you’re in good hands. Sue Dedman, who heads up the hotel’s weddings team, has 18 years’ experience under her belt and has worked on all kinds of special occasions, from small, personal events to extravagant affairs. She and her team insist on looking after each wedding as if it were their first, from the initial enquiry through to the big day.
The hotel is licensed for civil partnerships and ceremonies and has two fabulous function rooms – the Colney and the Ellingham – as well as Seasons, the recently-refurbished, elegant, AA rosette restaurant. There are also a couple of stylish, smaller function rooms and, as Michael says: “We do a lot of events in those: anniversary dinners, baby showers and everything in-between.”
Many people will also know Park Farm Hotel for its fabulous health and leisure facilities which include a gym, pool, sauna, steam room, bubble tub, hairdresser’s and beauty salon, as well as for its beautifully landscaped grounds which include a fountain and a delightful thatched gazebo in the pretty guest garden. Indeed, if the bride and groom book a wedding breakfast for over 70 sit-down guests, they will receive a complimentary year’s leisure membership to the hotel, which is worth over £1,000.
There are all sorts of other incentives for booking your wedding here, including a range of mid-week and out of season discounts. What’s more, besides its tranquil, attractive location and fabulous food, the hotel also has a large, free car park, as well as a contemporary, glass-walled guest coffee lounge called the Garden Room. The weddings team is happy to assist with every aspect of the big day, from flowers, chair covers, photographers, favours, wedding cakes, music, entertainment and so on, as well as catering for children and those with special dietary needs. As Michael says: “People book us because of the personal service and attention – no request is too large and no detail too small.”
Those who book this versatile venue for their wedding will also receive a complimentary honeymoon suite on the day as well as a special anniversary stay (dinner, bed and breakfast) at the hotel a year on. What’s more, when arriving on their wedding day, they will be driven along the sweeping drive to a separate entrance where a spiral staircase also makes a great backdrop for photographs. So if you’re looking for a wonderful venue for your special day, take a first-hand look at the facilities at Park Farm Hotel – simply call the hotel to make an appointment and they’ll be more than happy to help.
Furthermore, Park Farm Hotel are donating a prize of a 1-year couple’s leisure and spa membership to the winner of Confetti.co.uk’s 2017 Win Your Dream Wedding competition! Enter here! Closing date is Thursday 30th November 2017.