Bingham Sign

Venue Name: Bingham

Website: www.thebingham.co.uk

Location: 61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond-Upon Thames, Surrey, TW10 6UT

Please tell us a little about the Bingham’s history

Originally built as two Georgian houses, the Bingham has undergone several incarnations.

The property was described in a rental survey for George III, carried out in 1773, as a “messeuge (a dwelling), court and garden” and a “messuage with stables and coach house”.

Lady Ann Bingham, whose sister Lady Lavinia married the first Earl of Spencer, rented the property in 1821, added the room which is currently the Bingham Bar, which links the properties. Later inhabitants included poets Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper, who wrote under the pseudonym Michael Field and lived in the property from 1899-1914. They entertained many literary visitors at the property including W.B Yeats. Katherine and Edith were aunt and niece who predominantly wrote love poetry, and interestingly they were later discovered to be lovers. The Bingham’s 15 bedrooms are named after their poetry and works.

During the 20th Century the property fell into dis-repair and was bought by the Trinder family in 1984, who embarked upon a series of sensitive renovations, the most extensive of which occurred in 2006-2007 costing in excess of £2m. Mother and daughter, Ruth and Samantha Trinder, continue to run this riverside retreat today.

The Bingham Lit Up

What type of venue is the Bingham?

Tucked away beside the river in Richmond-upon-Thames, the Bingham is a unique and unusual wedding venue combining a romantic riverside location with a contemporary and elegant interior. We like to offer complete flexibility for couples and cater to all types of weddings, from intimate ceremonies to larger scale affairs. We have three interconnecting Garden Rooms where all wedding ceremonies and receptions take place. These rooms can be hired individually or altogether to allow for different sized weddings. The Garden Rooms lead out to our beautiful riverside garden – the perfect location for hosting an outdoor Champagne reception.

The Bingham Garden

Who works at the Bingham?

The Bingham is made up of 65-70 staff; we are a friendly and intimate team who love the hotel and the guests who inhabit it.

As a small, independent, family owned hotel and restaurant operating in the highly competitive ’boutique market’, customer service sums up everything that we stand for and offer.

Our guests look for value beyond price, a special treatment over and above what they get from the Bingham’s beautiful location, décor and excellent reputation for food and drink. We provide experiences from a plethora of food, drink and hotel related offerings with a high ‘enjoyability’ factor, whether popping in for a drink, eating in the restaurant, staying with us overnight, arranging or attending a special celebration or wedding, or visiting with a company on an away day.

Through excellent customer service we offer our overnight guests a ‘home away from home’, a personalised service where they are recognised by name when they arrive, their favourite drink from the time before, their newspaper choice and how they like their eggs served at breakfast are remembered.

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Bowood Wedding Venue in Wiltshire

Bowood, a romantic and magical wedding venue in Wiltshire, has put together a winter wedding package to help you create the most perfect and memorable wedding day, and take advantage of this beautiful season.

Bowood’s Winter Wedding Package is just £69* per person between January and March 2015, and just £79* per person between November 2015 and March 2016.

Included in the winter wedding package…

  • A dedicated wedding co-ordinator to guide you through your day
  • Room hire for both your ceremony and wedding reception
  • A red carpet welcome on arrival at the venue
  • A welcome drink for each guest on arrival
  • A member of the banqueting team to act as a toastmaster on your wedding day
  • A complimentary glass of Champagne for the bride and groom on their wedding day
  • 3 course wedding breakfast menu plus coffee and chocolates
  • Half a bottle of house red or white wine for each guest with their meal
  • A menu tasting prior to the event for the bride and groom
  • A glass of sparkling wine to toast the bride and groom
  • A round or square cake stand and knife for use on your wedding day
  • Evening food for your guests
  • A complimentary overnight stay for the bride and groom within a four poster suite (if available) on their wedding night
  • Complimentary on site car park facilities for guests
  • Use of the hotel grounds and public areas for photographs
  • Private bar facilities within the Kerry Bar until 1am

*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Minimum numbers and date exclusions apply.

Email weddings@bowood.org, or call 01249 823887 and speak to Jade, Bowood’s dedicated wedding co-ordinator.

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Bingham, Richmond upon Thames

Located beside the River Thames in the heart of Richmond-upon-Thames, the Bingham has launched a not to be missed wedding package for couples looking to tie the knot in 2014. In conjunction with the venue’s 30th anniversary celebrations, the aptly named Eleventh Hour package presents an exclusive opportunity to host a wedding at the luxury venue for a fraction of the price.

Including free venue hire, the package is perfectly suited to couples looking to maximise their wedding budget without sacrificing on style and service. Priced at £70 pp, the package includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and a three-course gourmet wedding breakfast, created by Head Chef Mark Jarvis using the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

Menus, place cards and a table plan is also included within the package, and additional items such as Champagne, Canapés and signature cocktails, can be added to the package. Priding itself on its customer service, the hotels philosophy of flexibility is extended to the Eleventh Hour package, allowing couples to add as little or much to the celebration as they like, and budget allows.

Keen to ensure those planning a wedding to a tight deadline enjoy the planning process, the experienced events team is on hand throughout to advise on suitable suppliers, all of whom are tried and tested by the Bingham. From choosing a florist to selecting a suitable photographer, the in-house team can offer as much support as required ensuing a seamless and stress-free planning process.

The Eleventh Hour Package is priced at £70 per person based on a minimum of 40 guests (inclusive of VAT and service charge).

The package is currently available for dates up until the end of 2014 subject to availability, excluding 13th, 14th, 24th-27th and 31st December.

Full payment as a non-refundable guarantee is required to confirm the booking.

For further details visit www.thebingham.co.uk. To contact the events team call 0208 940 0902 (2) or email events@thebingham.co.uk.

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Bingham

We were extremely privileged to stay at the beautiful Bingham in Richmond-Upon-Thames recently, so we could check out the hotel and share our experience with you.

The Bingham is a unique, boutique hotel, located right on the banks of the River Thames by Richmond Bridge. This stunning Georgian townhouse has incredible views of the river, making it one of the most romantic locations for a wedding we have been to.

Bingham Exterior

The hotel has such charm and character, with beautiful rooms to enjoy. From the elegant entrance and reception area, to the relaxed, retro styled lounge bar, to the hotel restaurant that is so gorgeous you will want to sit there all day, taking in the views, and soaking up the sun that beams through the large windows. One of the wow factors (there are so many) is the delightful landscaped garden that the hotel looks out onto. From the garden is the river beyond, so imagine sitting out on the terrace with a cocktail, looking out at the garden and river; just delightful!

Bingham Terrace and Garden

Bingham Garden

We were invited to stay at the hotel in one of the Superior River Double rooms, which as the name suggests, looks out over the River Thames. The beautiful room is decorated with luxury furnishings, elegant drapes and the softest, most luxurious bedding. Complete with a fabulous shower and a spa bath (which of course had to be tested), this room is the perfect place to enjoy your wedding night, or even your honeymoon. If you have your wedding at Bingham you could stay in one of the bedrooms with a four-poster bed, for that little extra luxury on your special day.

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Venue Name: Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent

Website: www.hifarehamhotel.co.uk

Location: Cartwright Drive, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 5RJ

What type of venue is Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent?

Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent is a hotel wedding venue in leafy surroundings. The hotel is located conveniently near the M27 motorway and Southampton Airport, plus your guests can benefit from plentiful free parking and discounted accommodation rates.

Holiday Inn Fareham - Exterior

Is Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent licensed for wedding ceremonies?

Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies in our bright function room.

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent?

A relaxed and friendly environment, with only one function room so you can be assured that no other weddings or parties are happening at the same time (almost sole occupancy). As we are licensed to hold your wedding ceremony it takes the hassle away from traveling from place to place.

Holiday Inn Fareham - Outside Patio

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and reception at Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent?

90 is the maximum for a ceremony, 110 for the wedding breakfast and 150 for the evening reception.

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Bassmead Manor Barns entrance

After a major 18 month transformation, Bassmead Manor Barns in Cambridgeshire has officially opened its doors as a dream wedding venue.

It was a significant day in the 170-year-old venue’s history, as it marked the completion of its transformation from quaint farm to spectacular wedding location, as the site was given the seal of approval by 100 brides who were welcomed at the grand opening.

Bassmead Manor Barns

Bassmead Manor Barns

Bassmead Manor Barns statue

Bassmead Manor Barns statue

Bassmead Manor Barns garden

Bassmead Manor Barns open day

Bike mud guard

Bassmead Manor Barns garden

Bassmead Manor Barns

Bassmead Manor Barns

Bassmead Manor Barns

Following the successful open day, Bassmead Manor Barns will now become one of 150 elite venues in the exclusive Country House Wedding Venues portfolio. Only the country’s finest wedding destinations in the UK are chosen by the Country House Wedding Venues team, and it is expected that this accolade will ensure Bassmead Manor Barns becomes one of the most sought-after venues in Cambridgeshire following the venue’s inclusion in the coveted portfolio of wedding destinations.

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Venue Name: Holiday Inn Basildon

Website: www.hibasildonhotel.co.uk

Location: Basildon, Essex.

What type of venue is Holiday Inn Basildon?

The Holiday Inn Basildon is a hotel wedding venue located directly opposite the Festival Leisure Park. The wide, landscaped gardens and lake views of Holiday Inn Basildon make for an inviting retreat, and the hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the M25 motorway.

Holiday Inn Basildon - Exterior At Night

Is Holiday Inn Basildon licensed for wedding ceremonies?

The Holiday Inn Basildon has several rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, including the Pavilion which is located in the grounds overlooking the Lake.

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Holiday Inn Basildon?

Our experienced hotel wedding coordinators are dedicated to helping with your arrangements and can advise on all elements of the special day to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Holiday Inn Basildon - Wedding Venue

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and reception at Holiday Inn Basildon?

The Holiday Inn Basildon wedding venue is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 250 guests, and we can cater for up to 300 guests for a wedding reception.

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Venue Name: Holiday Inn Farnborough

Website: www.hifarnboroughhotel.co.uk

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

What type of venue is Holiday Inn Farnborough?

Holiday Inn Farnborough is a hotel wedding venue which provides a charming setting in which to mark the ceremony and ensuing celebrations.

Conveniently located on the outskirts of Farnborough, our attractive lawns will make for a pleasant backdrop for your photographs.

Holiday Inn Farnborough - Exterior

Is Holiday Inn Farnborough licensed for wedding ceremonies?

The Holiday Inn Farnborough has three unique rooms licensed for civil ceremonies – the Hampshire, Farnborough and Queens Suite. Enter your wedding ceremony in style with a red carpet on arrival, while the services of your wedding host will keep arrangements running to time.

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Holiday Inn Farnborough?

Our team of experienced wedding coordinators are dedicated to helping with your arrangements and can advise on all elements of your special day to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Your wedding reception should give you the opportunity to really let your hair down and this is where the experience of the staff at the Holiday Inn Farnborough hotel comes to the fore.

Holiday Inn Farnborough - Enjoy Al Fresco Dining

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and reception at Holiday Inn Farnborough?

  • Civil Ceremony: 180
  • Wedding Breakfast: 120
  • Evening Reception: 200

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Venue Name: Crowne Plaza Leeds

Website: www.cpleedshotel.co.uk

Location: Wellington Street, Leeds

What type of venue is Crowne Plaza Leeds?

Crowne Plaza Leeds is a 4 star hotel wedding venue in Leeds City Centre.

Crowne Plaza Leeds - Headingley Suite with a Twinkle Back Drop

Is Crowne Plaza Leeds licensed for wedding ceremonies?

Yes, we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests in the Roundhay Suites and also the Headingley suite which holds up to 60 guests.

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Crowne Plaza Leeds?

The couple can expect a time to remember at Crowne Plaza Leeds. Starting the day off in style, the wedding party will be welcomed by a red carpet entrance into our elegant lobby and mezzanine. We can offer a dedicated wedding host for the day who will look after all the fine details of the ceremony up to the evening reception so that the couple can truly enjoy their day without a worry.

Crowne Plaza Leeds - Mezzanine Staircase

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and reception at Crowne Plaza Leeds?

Our capacities are relevant to the packages booked…

  • Silver Package: 30 day guests and 120 evening guests
  • Gold Package: 50 day guests and 120 evening guests
  • Platinum Package: 60 day guests and 120 evening guests

Do you offer exclusive use?

Yes, we can assure couples that once their wedding is booked provisionally, no other wedding enquiries will be taken for that day.

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Venue Name: Holiday Inn Haydock

Website: www.hihaydockm6j23hotel.co.uk

Location: Lodge Lane, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0JG

What type of venue is Holiday Inn Haydock?

The Holiday Inn Haydock is a 3star hotel wedding venue situated on a tree-lined drive, in a quiet rural location off the A49.

Holiday Inn Haydock

Is Holiday Inn Haydock licensed for wedding ceremonies?

Yes, the venue is fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Holiday Inn Haydock?

If you are looking to get married in the Merseyside / Lancashire area, the Holiday Inn Haydock hotel provides a charming venue in which to mark the ceremony and ensuing celebrations.

Set in a picturesque, rural area on the outskirts of Haydock, our attractive grounds make for an attractive backdrop for your photographs. Our resourceful and helpful team of events staff can help you build the perfect package for your big day.

Holiday Inn Haydock - Restaurant

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and reception at Holiday Inn Haydock?

We can help with organising everything from an intimate gathering to a wedding breakfast or evening reception for up to 120 guests.

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