We hosted two events and one activity for the That Was The Weekend That Was for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September.
This week’s review is a little different we received the following testimonial and review from the father of the bride, and with his permission we are pleased to share his words.
Saturday – 1950s Style Wedding of Georgiana & Michael
On arrival the impressions were “What a beautiful building and setting”. And with the tarmac, flowers and the lights it did look good.
On entering the hall the table set up and decorations by RKdia looked very attractive.
The side doors of the hall allow free access to the side lawn where groups under the columns to chat and sip their refreshments.
The youngsters were also able to play ring-a-ring of roses through the lobby and hall to the front door which was very popular. Their parents were also able to keep an eye on them whilst socialising.
The children guests had a great deal of fun on the play area and the grounds in general.
The larger children (18 to twenty five) also congregated around the carved chair. I did not have the courage to get too close!
The stage was perfect for the band ensuring a separation between band and guests and looking and sounding good at the same time.
The location of MH means the the band (and they WERE loud) did not affect any local residents. Someone said they could hear the tiles on the Colonnade area bouncing but this may be an exaggeration.
Talking about the band, having the bar as a refuge for those of a delicate disposition was brilliant. Incidentally, the louder the band, the greater the exodus the greater possibility of bar sales.
Sid and the bar staff were effective and unobtrusive.
And, finally, the settee in the lobby was host to a selection of groups all evening chatting together. There was definitively enough data there for a sociology PhD.
Veronica and myself would like to thank you and your staff for a very successful, stress-free and enjoyable evening on Saturday. The responses from our guests were all very positive and everyone appeared to have had a good time.
Thank you again.
John – Father of the Bride
We hosted the autumn lunch for the Chain Gang – they dined on Red peppers stuffed with cream cheese and ham on a bed of salad leaves, premium quality sausages, home-made mash potato (with cream & butter), seasonal glazed vegetables & onion gravy followed by a Belgium chocolate taught & cream for dessert. We look forward to their return for their Christmas lunch meeting
Much set building (wood sawing, nail hammering), costume changing, light rigging, prop making took place in the main theatre space as Footlights spent the first of two whole days at MH from 11am – 9pm preparing for their production of A Tomb with A View in October