We’d been planning our daughter Sammy and her future husband, Andrew’s , wedding for the last year. The wedding was on 28th July 2012, at Belmount Hall. Belmount Hall is a beautiful country residence, with magnificent grounds and views.

For this weekend , we could pretend that it was ours. It actually did feel like ours, so we obviously treated it with great respect.

Right from the beginning , I can only call Chris and Gillie’s attitude as – attentive, respectful, professional, friendly and downright lovely!

We had a marriage ceremony in the ‘ ceremony room’ , then Pimms, Bucks Fizz and Canapes, followed by the wedding breakfast, of a buffet hot meal and amazing puddings, [of Andrew and Sammy’s choice] for 70 + 5 children, in their indoor marquee , which is a lovely beamed room. In the evening we provided our own ‘cheese tower’ , and biscuits and wedding fruit cake.

We were able to decorate the grounds and rooms to our individual taste , a couple of days before the wedding.

The happy couple chose their own everything really – from music, to details of timing, drinks , food, flowers and more.

Some of us stayed for two nights in Belmount’s fabulously appointed bedrooms. We enjoyed fantastic laid back and relaxed breakfasts, plus Gillie’s renowned shortbread. On the Friday eve, before the wedding on Saturday , many of us enjoyed a perfect meal at Jumping Jenny’s. We would like to mention the wonderful staff who served us throughout the weekend. They were all so friendly and helpful. Please thank them.

Sammy and Andrew did not want the prescribed ‘ hotel’ wedding. They wanted it to be individual to them. They got that and more, from our wonderful hosts – Gillie and Chris.We had so many comments from guests , for example – the best wedding, beautiful, tasteful, a lovely country feel, perfect ….

We all had such a happy time and are left with great memories.Thank you.

All the very best
Liz Fitton

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