Me and My now wife approached Lara and Nigel with the idea of hosting our Wedding reception at Vale house. After a look around the house and grounds we noted the accomodation was of a very high standard and the views and surrounding area were utterly stunning. So after a couple of meetings with Lara we had worked out a perfect plan for our special day and as this was a venture Vale house had not partaken in before Lara was keen on the idea .
We agreed the full use of the house, attached land and facilities. We had the property from the Friday the 6th to the Sunday the 8th of June 2014. We also agreed to have Nigel and Lara on sight for the most part of the weekend to help support us though-out . Me and my wonderful wife had organised for a 9x20 meter professional Marque to be erected in the front garden. We put up another Marque along side to act as a bar area , we also had an outside caterer come and provide a hog roast for our guests. Who came recommended from Lara. (High quality , professional service and amazing produce).
We had our families and close friends stay in the house and glamping tents and under our instruction everyone helped out on the Friday to get the venue ready. Our wedding theme was for a relaxed country style garden party and Vale house was the perfect location for this. For those interested we married in Grantham about 8 miles away and we had the reception start form 4pm at until midnight ish. We hosted for around 130 guests ( we also had a band / DJ in for entertainment ) . Vale house provided us with everything we needed to make our day perfect, such as lots of space for children to safely run around a play , a nice decked area with beautiful views of the surrounding Vale , ample onsite car parking, lots of places to hang bunting and wedding ornaments for grand photos . The evening was perfect with a beautiful weather and a magnificent sunset . Many of the guests made comment upon how stunning and fitting the venue was to the point that there was bookings made that evening!
Right on with a little more info on our view of Vale house: Vale house is set in a beautiful location with truly luscious views, the glamping tents are fantastic with power and heating if needed. The tents are very comfortable with good quality beds to the point that you do forget your outside. Only when a peacock puts its head in the tent do you become reminded of this !. The rooms inside the house are decorated to a high level and the furniture is also of a matching standard. All but one room have one suite facilities. The house keeping was very good and friendly. The catering for us which consisted of 1 evening meal , snacks , and 3 breakfasts were of a very good quality and there was more than enough for all. The only one small draw back was that we did not have full use of the kitchen facilities and at points it was locked off. But this was our only minor gripe.
After the dust has settled and we are now back to our normal routines of life there has been many people mention to us and let us know how nice the event was hosted at vale house. So thank you to Lara and Nigel for your hard work. Lara is very creative and has a good head for problem solving and Nigel could not help out enough bending over backwards!. Thank you for helping give us the most special day of our lives
Dan and Jen
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 Star AA Rated Vale House is located opposite Belvoir Castle in the picturesque Vale of Belvoir countryside. Comfortable beds, an award-winning breakfast and a large guest lounge compliment our selection of super-king, king and twin-bedded rooms - 3 with en-suite and 2 with private bathrooms. Ideally located for the A1 and A52, Glamping in 5m Bell Tents is also available on-site. ... more less