Dear Chris and Gillie,
After a week of running around and getting back to normal, I have finally found a moment to sit down and write you a note of thanks…
From the very first time we came to see Belmount Hall we just knew it would be the most wonderful place to celebrate our wedding day, and how right we were! The hall and its grounds are absolutely beautiful. They make the loveliest setting for a reception and wedding breakfast, and afterwards turn effortlessly into an amazing place for a party! The bedrooms, guest sitting room and dining room are beautifully decorated, and together formed the perfect place for my bridesmaids, mother, auntie and I to get together, drink prosecco, shriek with laughter, practice our aisle walk down the long corridors, get ready on the morning (as we were kept company by your little cat), and to retire to after a very long but happy day.
Of course, Belmount would not be so wonderful if it weren’t for the people who so kindly open its doors to complete strangers and welcome them as friends. Our thanks must go to you both for being so enthusiastic, accommodating and helpful from the moment we first met you. Your many years experience of hosting weddings was clear to see and we knew without a doubt you were the people who could bring everything together for us. And that you did! Every detail was so carefully planned, yet the day itself was effortlessly informal and lighthearted – each part of the reception rolled so smoothly into the next, and you made sure we did not have to worry about a thing.
Our huge thanks must also go to Gwyn, who was so lovely and helpful throughout the weekend (wrangling with giant umbrellas and keeping our prosecco topped up!), Geoff the gardener/wine-pourer/barman who was simply marvellous (and of course the lovely Lola who kept us company on Friday evening) and all of the other staff members who worked throughout the day.
We have heard so many fantastic comments about Belmount Hall from our families and friends, and everyone has agreed what a beautiful location it is, how lovely you both are, how delicious the food was, how great the staff were and what a wonderful day it was overall (despite the rain!)
So thank you to you both for helping us celebrate our marriage in style – so much of it is all thanks to you! We could not have imagined a better day.
Our very best wishes,
Melissa and Stuart