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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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Wedding Supplier Blog Of The Month - Trevor English

Date published: Friday 9 December 2016

At the Balmer Lawn Hotel we understand that having amazing suppliers is crutial to providing the best products and services to our customers.  

All of our wedding suppliers in particular have been hand picked by Kate our Wedding Coordinator and we thought you might like to hear what they have to say.  Today we had an inteview with Trevor English who is our favourite Toastmaster & Celebrant.

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10 Reasons to choose Balmer Lawn Hotel to host your wedding

Date published: Tuesday 6 December 2016

There are so many beautiful venues in the UK and abroad that you can choose to host your wedding, so why should you choose the Balmer Lawn Hotel?

1. You are in safe hands.  Kate our Wedding Coordinator has a wealth of knowledge and experience in wedding planning, as well as fantastic support from the Banqueting team and Banqueting manager, who will ensure your day runs smoothly and goes off without a hitch.

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Top 5 Local Christmas Attractions

Date published: Friday 2 December 2016

Top 5 Local Christmas Attractions

Here at the Balmer Lawn we love Christmas and the New Forest at this time of year is such a magical place.  With all the beautiful New Forest ponies roaming, donkeys and other wildlife, the winter walks truly are stunning.  Why not come to the Balmer Lawn and sit in front of our roaring fire and enjoy an afternoon tea with bubbles, or have some pre-Christmas pampering and enjoy a relaxing massage in our spa.  With so many wonderful places to visit, along with the Balmer Lawn Hotel of course, we wanted to tell you about some fabulous festive attractions in the local area you could visit. 

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Words of Advice from our Wedding Coordinator Kate

Date published: Tuesday 29 November 2016

I meet so many couples looking to get married and every single couple has different ideas on what they want on their special day from food, music, decoration, entertainment, support and every one handles the task of planning their wedding differently.  After all the likelihood is they have never planned a wedding or large scale event before and therefore don’t know where to start. 

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Winter Wonderland Wedding Showcase

Date published: Wednesday 16 November 2016

On Sunday 13th November the Balmer Lawn Hotel hosted our Winter Wonderland Wedding Showcase.  The day was a wonderful day and a success for the hotel, the suppliers and couples who attended. 

The stunning Savernake Suite & Elegant Beaulieu Suite were both dressed for wedding celebrations and looked absolutely beautiful.  We had yummy cakes for you to sample, stunning flowers, beautiful owls, fabulous photography, stunning venue dressing decorations, DJ playing the latest tunes, fabulous singing and guitar entertainment, lovely hand crafted wedding rings, amazing wedding dresses, casino entertainment, toastmaster & celebrant, fun photobooth and many more.  

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£1,000 Raised for The Joe Glover Trust

Date published: Thursday 10 November 2016

On Sunday 21st August the Balmer Lawn Hotel hosted our second Family Fun Day, which was in aid of the Joe Glover Trust.  The day was a huge success with over 600 visitors attending, it was a fun day had by all.

With some of our wonderful suppliers supporting us with their time and resources such as Paul Newton Magician & Mind Reader, Pete & Michelle from All Parties & Events, Graeme Budd – Dinner Jazz Sax, Jon Burke musician and Robb Webb Photography.  Other fabulous suppliers who donated a percentage of their takings from the day to the Trust such as, English Vintage Scoops, Kiddies Heaven Face painting and Kiki’s Creative Faces. 

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The Saltus Spa gets a makeover!

Date published: Thursday 8 September 2016

Well, in August Terry and our Maintenance team have been busy in the Saltus Spa. Although, I am sure they would have loved receiving a bit of pampering... they worked very hard to extend the relaxation area of the Saltus Spa!

Take a look at our beautiful brand new extended relaxation room! Fitted with mood lighting and loungers.

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The Lounge at Balmer Lawn gets an update!

Date published: Friday 12 August 2016

The staff have been busy here this week, updating our old sofas to striking new leather furniture.

This has opened up our lounge and allowed more space for large groups of families, friends and businesses who enjoy coming together at the Balmer Lawn, whilst allowing more space for private and intimate meetings, interviews or gatherings.

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Go Outdoors to Keep Your Workforce Motivated

Date published: Wednesday 10 August 2016

Last week we held a really exciting outdoor directors meeting, one of many outdoor meetings we have booked this summer.

Working in an alternative and diverse environment can help incite creativity and yield greater inspirations.

With the impending heatwave predicted to come our way over the next couple of weeks, employee attention may become limited and tricky to sustain.

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