The Mary Rose Inn
The Mary Rose Inn
36-50 High Street
tel:- 01689 871 917
fax:- 01689 839445
web address:- www.maryroseinn.com/
The Mary Rose Inn :-
Venue type - Hotel
Venue type - Restaurant
Venue type Inn Pub
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 1
Function room names and capacities: The Bromley Suite - approx 130
Guests rooms available: 40
Honeymoon suite available: Yes
Garden suitable for marquees: No
Alcohol License Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Entertainment is available: Resident DJ
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: No
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: No
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: St Mary Cray Green
Venue History: Original part of the building constructed in 16th Centuray (1583).
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.