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The Sky has no limit for our Executive Head Chef

Date published: Friday 21 July 2017

Southampton Dine in the Sky 2017

We are proud to announce that our Executive Head Chef, Chris Wheeldon, will take to the sky on Sunday 24th September so you can experience Beresfords Restaurant delicious dishes 100 feet above the ground!

The table seats 22 guests with a head chef, sommelier and waiting team serving from the pop-up kitchen in the centre of the table, whilst in the sky. Guests are securely fastened in their seats before the table is raised 100 feet from the ground and their experience begins.

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Supplier of the Month - Kelly's CakeAway

Date published: Wednesday 19 July 2017

Tell us about yourself?
I'm Kelly, I have a passion for wedding cakes and love to work with my couples to create a cake that is a real talking point of the day. I always use fresh, quality ingredients, and my own recipes, to ensure that my cakes taste as good as they look. I use an artistic approach to my work and every detail is always hand crafted from scratch, featuring hand painting, intricate piping and my own distinct style of sugarcraft. I am able to work to any theme and especially enjoy designs that are a little out of the ordinary, I love a challenge!
I have won international awards for my wedding cake designs and was proud to win the 'People's Choice' award with Hampshire Wedding Suppliers for 2016.

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Spring/Summer Wedding Photoshoot

Date published: Wednesday 24 May 2017

With so many options for your wedding out there, from decorations, colours, flowers, suppliers, food, entertainment, the options are limitless and every wedding is unique to each couples tastes.  We therefore decided to have some fun at Balmer lawn Hotel and to host a styled wedding photoshoot to showcase not only our beautiful hotel, but also our fabulous suppliers and what they can really offer.

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Supplier of the Month - CSR Falconry

Date published: Wednesday 24 May 2017

1. Tell us about yourself?
My name is Clare Ryder, owner of CSR Falconry and privileged to have over 30 years experience with Birds of Prey. I now specializes in providing personal unforgettable experiences with birds of prey for your wedding day. We offer wedding ring delivery, static displays to greet your guest and opportunities to handle these truly wonderful birds.

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Saltus Spa Day - MOT for your body and soul

Date published: Friday 12 May 2017

Someone once said to me you have your car serviced and MOT every year, so why not give yourself an all over treat a few times a year with either your girly friends, like our ladies at the weekend did, your partner or even a mother and daughter day.
We have so many spa days to choose from, including our offer spa days which are always on our website.
With full use of our leisure facilities which include a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, outdoor pool (weather permitting), Relaxation Room and Saltus Garden, Saltus Spa is the perfect setting for a relaxing spa day.
Our spa days also include use of robes, towels, slippers and a light lunch or afternoon tea.
With an array of treatment to choose from, what are you waiting for?

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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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