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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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