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The Hoste Arms in Burnham Market offers its Garden Room as a fabulous wedding venue, discover Sarah Hardy
We all know The Hoste Arms, right? Set in fashionable Burnham Market, it’s one of the county’s most stylish hotels with almost 50 bedrooms, a large restaurant, atmospheric bar and extensive lounge areas plus the Garden Room and its pretty courtyard garden. And that’s before we mention the food, now under the leadership of Edward Barker who’s determined to put fresh, local ingredients at the heart of all that he does.
But it’s the Garden Room and the Garden Lodge that interest us here as that’s what you can exclusively hire for your wedding.
Prospective brides and grooms – and their families – have had a torrid time of it during the pandemic but now it’s time for them to put all that behind them and plan the day of their dreams.
At the 16th century Hoste Arms, the lovely and very elegant Jade Robertson is on hand to basically de-stress the whole wedding experience, helping with everything from florist recommendations to being there on the actual day, lending a reassuring hand wherever and whenever required!
For a start, the Garden Room is a very attractive place. Decorated in gentle pastel colours of pink, grey and green, it boasts decadent chandeliers for a touch of glamour, huge bi-folding doors that open onto a lovely courtyard garden, a bar, banquette seating on either side of the room and its own entrance and bathroom facilities.
It’s a versatile space, with room for a band and dancing later in the proceedings, with Jade explaining: ‘There is also the Garden Lodge which, like the Garden Room, is licensed for ceremonies so you can choose which space you want to use and where, for example, you want to have your drinks reception.’
At this time of year the walled garden is a gorgeous spot, with flower-filled borders and colourful pots of blooms adding to the summery feel. There are lots of tables and chairs, plenty of festoon lighting, and it’s certainly a sheltered spot. ‘Our outdoor ceremonies are another option – which are really something unique – and we can arrange tables to eat alfresco, too,’ Jade says.
She explains that The Hoste Arms offers a complete wedding package, providing everything from a glass of fizz on arrival for guests, to wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom, a three course wedding breakfast, an evening buffet, midnight snack, room hire and so on.
Jade says: ‘We like to work with the couple to create a wedding breakfast that means something to them – they might want to include a family’s favourite dessert, for example.’
Wedding parties of up to 180 people can be accommodated and the 11 bedrooms surrounding the Garden Room are required to be taken as part of the wedding package. Guests will also have use of the hotel’s luxurious spa, gym and cinema.
The Hoste Arms is right in the centre of thriving Burnham Market which has numerous independent shops from classy fashion boutiques to delis, interior stores, a bookshop and more, so wedding guests will enjoy exploring – and shopping! It is also close to the glorious North Norfolk coastline which is a perfect wedding photography option, whether you like the beach huts at Wells or the creeks and saltmarshes of Thornham.
The Garden Room and Garden Lodge are also available for private hire, whether you want to stage a birthday party, corporate event or simply a family gathering. Again, Jade will work with you to create a bespoke event which your guests will love and little or no stress for you!
- Diary Date:
September 12: Wedding Showcase at The Hoste Arms. Visit the facilities first hand to see exactly what is on offer.
- Email Jade if you have any questions or queries at firstname.lastname@example.org