Wedding Showcase at Strawberry Hill and St Mary’s University
By Teddington People | Thursday, February 27, 2014, 09:46
Strawberry Hill and St Mary’s University in Twickenham are inviting couples considering getting married to a Wedding Showcase on Sunday 16 March 2014 from 11am to 4pm, where they will be able to view facilities for wedding ceremonies and receptions on the shared site.
Wedding at Strawberry Hill
Over the last two years Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpole’s fairytale castle, has been a popular choice as a wedding venue for ceremonies and parties. The magnificent Gallery with its walls hung with rich crimson damask and an intricate gold leaf ceiling provides a unique setting for ceremonies of up to 95 guests, while for more intimate celebrations, the Round Room is a perfect choice. The picturesque grounds provide a stunning setting for photographic opportunities.
A later extension to the original house, The Waldegrave Suite at St Mary’s University is an impressive venue for wedding receptions. The Waldegrave Drawing Room features ornate high ceilings, fireplace and Venetian flooring with capacity to accommodate up to 200 guests, while the Senior Common Room and Billiard Room provide beautiful settings for the dance floor and bar.
Staff from Strawberry Hill and St Mary’s University will be on hand to provide more information on the venues. The Wedding Showcase will also feature bridal dressmakers, local florists, photographers and other providers of wedding services to help couples plan their special day. Catering ideas can be discussed with St Mary’s University catering team and Strawberry Hill’s approved caterer, Brula.
“For those considering a celebration, the Wedding Showcase is a fantastic opportunity to visit the stunning rooms at both Strawberry Hill and St Mary’s University in one afternoon. Why not enjoy a glass of fizz whilst meeting the staff and companies who can help ensure your wedding day is one to remember? Make a note in your diary to join us on Sunday 16 March to plan your special day,” said Valerie Beard, Functions Manager at Strawberry Hill.
“This venue is a hidden gem and we’re excited to be opening our doors with Strawberry Hill for the first Wedding Showcase here. We would like couples and their friends and family to walk through the joint venue and be able to imagine their big day as they do so, with ideas from trusted and highly recommended suppliers and services to make their day even more personal,” said Harkirat Assi, Conferencing and Events Officer at St Mary’s University.
The Wedding Showcase takes place on Sunday 16 March 2014 from 11am until 4pm and bookings taken on the day will receive a 10% discount on the hire of each site. For details of hire of facilities at Strawberry Hill visit www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/hire and for St Mary’s University visit www.smuc.ac.uk/conferences/weddings-and-functions