Friday, 21 October 2011

Hopelessly In Love With...Christmas Hall

A few months back, whilst visiting family up in Suffolk I had the pleasure to be invited by the lovely Helen of Affinity PR (who spookily happens to be my bestie's mum's work it out!) for a show around at Christmas Hall in Bildeston.

With mum and baby in tow we parked in the quaint village square to see this shining example of Victorian architecture and Helen waiting in the driveway to welcome us. No sooner had I stepped through the door I knew this would make the most spectacular venue for an intimate wedding. Christmas Hall is an exclusive venue, owned by Hazel and Jeff Gadsden, both with a background of interior design and property development, who know how important it is to provide those personal touches and a high quality experience for their guests. They are always close at hand whilst giving their guests the space they need (they live over the garden wall in the coach house).

The Dining Room

The dining room is literally bathed in light from the tall windows at the front and french doors leading onto the decked area into the garden. The hall can cater for up to 26 guests in this room around the grand dining table and is also licensed for ceremonies.

Christmas Hall boasts a stunning walled garden beautifully planted and complete with outdoor seating and BBQ area, perfect for summer events.

One of my favourite bedrooms

This venue also sleeps up to 20 guests, meaning that you can accommodate all if not most of your wedding party. Each bedroom is just divine and you get a real feel of the history of the house through the hidden servant's staircases and the nanny's quarters and dormitory at the top of the house on the 3rd floor. As you explore the house you'll find all sorts of original Victorian features, including the range in the kitchen and the winding main staircase.

The Dorms
Master Bathroom-my favourite room in the house
The Kitchen
The well equipped kitchen makes self catering easy and you are more than welcome to bring in your own caterers for the wedding reception. If you can't be bothered to cook during your stay, then you couldn't be in a better place, as Bildeston's award winning pub The Crown is just a stone's throw across the road. 

Intimate venues are very hard to find and this is a hidden gem, well worth a look for hen parties, family bookings and more. The surrounding area boasts some of the most beautiful views in Suffolk and there are plenty of good country walks and other activities to get stuck into.

The Living Room
If you'd like further information about Christmas Hall, you can enquire here or call 01449 740740.

Thank you to Hazel and Helen for showing us around and I wish you all the best in your new venture!

All images © Christmas Hall

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1 comment:

  1. If thinking of paying a deposit to this company suggest that you search Jeff Gadsden and Walkers first