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Regional Winner for Best Wedding Venue!!!
The Old Hall Hotel has been named the Best Wedding Venue in a Town or City in the East Midlands at this year’s Wedding Industry Awards.
We are reputed to be the oldest in England and once home to Mary Queen of Scots, and we raced ahead of the competition in a glittering ceremony held at Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire, on 18th November, 2014.
The award recognised how the hotel had excelled itself in providing a unique and bespoke wedding service to brides and grooms, offering exceptional customer service, food and surroundings.
Vicky Eyre and Jane Egan, Wedding Co-ordinators at The Old Hall Hotel, comment: “We are so completely overwhelmed and excited for the future and proud to be part of such an amazing venue.
“We work so hard to make our weddings special for our brides and grooms, and it’s a privilege to have our hard work recognised. We’re extremely excited about letting the rest of the UK know we are now officially the best wedding venue in the East Midlands.”
As winners of the regional award, The Old Hall Hotel now has an opportunity to win a national award at The Wedding Industry Awards at Café de Paris, London on 15th January. The national event will see all the winners from the regional events across the UK compete for the national title.
Sally Potter, General Manager at The Old Hall, concluded: “I am very proud of the team and this lovely venue we all work in. What a great achievement to have for all our customers.
“I’m overwhelmed that a small hotel in Buxton has beaten all the competition in the East Midlands to win this award and I’m really looking forward to the nationals.”
Christmas Market Night – Tuesday 2nd December 2014
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Back by popular demand is this beautiful Christmas shopping night in aid of the Thomas Theyer Foundation. Full of lovely stalls showcasing local produce and traders. Also on offer is hot pork baps, mulled wine and much much more.
All traders have offered us a beautiful raffle prize for you to enter, with all proceeds going to the Thomas Theyer Foundation.
Having very proudly been awarded our Visit England Quality in Tourism Walker Welcome we are delighted to be able to offer walkers the confidence they need when booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs. We can safely assure that there is a separate space for drying outdoor clothing and footwear overnight. Boot scrapers are at the main door. There is also always a first aid kit on hand for any unfortunate bump and bruises. On entering the hotel, there is a daily forecast on display to assist planning any trek, and maps available at reception. If you’re lucky, one the helpful member of staff can also advise on desirable local routes and hidden gems.
The surrounding area in the High Peak and the Peak District is rich with walks. The Peak District is reputed to be second only to Mount Fuji in terms of visitors. With impressive hills, moorland, woodland and beautiful views, the impressive and diverse landscape offers something for everyone’s walking preferences.
After a hard day walk, the warm and inviting atmosphere of the Old Hall is a delight, with a vast array of options available either in the A La Carte Restaurant, or the more relaxed Wine Bar.
Peaks and Dales Premier Wedding Show
Your one stop shop for everything Wedding! Including wedding dresses, wedding venues, photographers, videographers, make up artists, wedding cakes and chocolate fountains….and more!
11am – 4pm on Sunday 5th October 2014
Pre register online for free entry for you and your guests or pay £2.00 on the door. www.peaksanddalesweddings.co.uk
Buxton Festival’s New Literary Weekend 31st October – 2nd November 2014
Buxton Festival is delighted to announce their new Literary Weekend featuring renowned speakers will take place from Friday 31 till Sunday 2 November in the Pavilion Arts Centre. Events on Friday include a captivating talk by journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark and an entertaining evening show by radio and TV star Nicholas Parsons. Leading 60’s model Sandra Howard discusses high society in Kennedy’s America on Saturday morning followed by international bestselling author Jung Chang who will discuss her latest book on the fascinating Empress Dowager Cixi at 12 noon followed by Jonathan Aitken’s insider view of Margaret Thatcher’s story at 2pm.
For further details and to book tickets please visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk