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Supplier of the month - All Parties & Events

Date published: Friday 7 April 2017

1. Tell us about yourself?

We are an entertainments company owned by Husband and Wife, Peter and Michelle Holding. From DJ’s to Photobooths, room lighting, decoration (such as starlit twinkly backdrops), our services are comprehensive, flexible and very professional.

2. Why do you love working in the wedding industry?

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6 Reasons Team Building Activities will Benefit your Business

Date published: Wednesday 22 March 2017

Team building activities can considerably improve employee motivation and productivity. It drives individuals who may not know or understand each other, to work together to overcome obstacles and better results.

Here are our Top 6 Reasons to Consider Team Building for your Business:

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Supplier of the month - Jo Hicks Flowers

Date published: Tuesday 14 March 2017

1. Tell us about yourself?

My name is Jo Hicks and I am passionate about my event florist business.  I have been working in the industry for just over 10 years now and continue to really enjoys weddings and events and creating designs for my clients.   I am based in Hythe which is on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park and I always consider myself extremely lucky to have such beautiful scenery on my drive to work and setting up events.  I have a large family with 4 children and 2 step children and run my business from home.  Luckily our home is like a tardis and living on three floors I have overtaken the ground floor for my comfy client studio and workshops.  I am fortunate enough to have 3 staff helping me out enabling us to design for the smallest or largest of weddings or events.  My colleagues have been in the wedding industry for many years and all are very experienced in delivering quality and are as passionate about attention to detail as myself.  Over the past few years we have been really excited to have won awards and have won Best Home Based Business Award in 2013 in the Venus Business Woman of the Year awards and the following year in the same awards won Best Customer Service.  We have also been finalists in the Wedding Industry Awards and the Hampshire Wedding Awards.    We have been associated with he Balmer Lawn Hotel for around 9 years now designing for their wedding clients and providing flowers for their showcases and some events.  We always find the team at the Balmer Lawn to be second to none and sharing our own work ethos we are thrilled to be a recommended supplier.

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Easter Break - Ideas to keep the family entertained!

Date published: Tuesday 7 March 2017

With the Easter holidays approaching in just over a month, it’s time to start thinking about what to do and how to keep the kids entertained.  The team at the Balmer Lawn Hotel have some fabulous ideas for you to consider.

• Stay at the Balmer Lawn Hotel and make full use of our leisure facilities with an indoor pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis & squash court & kids club with movie time, Easter egg hunt and board games.

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Brockenhurst Pancake Race 2017

Date published: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Balmer Lawn took part in the Brockenhurst Pancake Race again this year.

It was a very tough race with tossing and throwing of pancakes everywhere, however the Balmer Lawn Team did it again, beating the competition hands down AND their own record from last year!

Congratulation to Michael, Slavo, Sam and Deme for being Brockenhurst Top Tossers!

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Beresfords Restaurant gets its 2nd Rosette!

Date published: Friday 24 February 2017

What a day we had on Thursday!

Following our AA Inspection, we are delighted to announce Beresfords Restaurant has been awarded its second AA Rosette!

Congratulations to Chris Wheeldon and his Kitchen Brigade for this amazing achievement!
We are all hugely proud to be recognised for the fantastic food and service that Beresfords Restaurant is known for.
Why not come and sample the areas newest two rosette restaurant for yourself! Book your table here

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Supplier of the month - St-Events

Date published: Thursday 9 February 2017

1. Tell us about yourself?

Husband and wife team Lisa and Steve based in Bournemouth with years of experience in the wedding industry. Lisa’s background includes hospitality and professional design. 

Steve’s Business qualified with management and event employment to put to his name.
We have worked at over 50 venues across the south of England from 5 star Hotels to barns and marquees providing first class venue decoration at all.

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Supplier of the month - Graeme Budd

Date published: Thursday 12 January 2017

1. Tell us about yourself?
I’ve been working as a freelance musician for 20 years and with my Dinner Jazz Sax project for 4 years and I love the variety of work that I get. From restaurants and hotels to theatres and big stage events, I can never complain that my work is dull!

2. Why do you love working in the wedding industry?
As a musician, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many fantastic couples and being involved in such a big moment in people’s lives is both an honour and a privilege. I love contributing, in my small way, to their day and knowing that my music helps to make their wedding so memorable.

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Need some last minute stocking fillers, why not give us a call?

Date published: Friday 16 December 2016

Are you in need of some last minute stocking fillers for next weeks festivities?  Then we have some fabulous gifts for you to purchase at the Balmer Lawn Hotel.

Our stunning Saltus Spa has some fabulous facial collections, candles, reed diffusers, body and hand collections.  Not wanting some sumptuous spa products, why not buy a voucher for a loved one to have a pamper session in the spa and use of our leisure facilities?

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Wedding Trends for 2017

Date published: Saturday 10 December 2016

As the Wedding Coordinator of one of the best 4* Hotels in the New Forest I meet so many couples looking to pledge their love to each other and host their celebrations with us.  Every wedding is unique and bespoke to each couple, everyone has different ideas, colour schemes, themes and design ideas of how they want their day to look. 

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