tel:- 01622 812205
fax:- 01622 814510
web address:- www.nettlesteadplace.co.uk
Nettlestead Place :-
Venue type - Manor House
Venue type - Historical Building
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 1 + 2 extra
Function room names and capacities: Undercroft for ceremony and (dining for small receptions), sitting room and hall. Plus upstairs bedroom with ensuite bathroom for changing and overnight.
Guests rooms available: Premier Inn nearby.
Honeymoon suite available: yes
Garden suitable for marquees: yes
Local accommodation: Hotel and B&B 1 mile away for guest accommodation
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Entertainment is available: client's choice
Wedding services provided: Advice for ceremonies and receptions. Marriage preparation and counselling
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes, view from Marquee site in particular
Venue special features: Exquisite gardens and medieval 13th century Undercroft.
Nettlestead Place is a venue that is very suitable for clients who want to design their day themselves and specifically to their taste. We are a flexible venue!
Venue History: Nettlestead Place is a Manor house mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It was then owned by William 1st half brother Odo, Bishop of Bayeaux and Earl of Kent. The oldest part of the building still standing is the Undercroft and was built in 1250. In 1292 the de Pympe family took over from the de Wahulls. The present owners have lived in Nettlestead Place since 1978
Recommended by Photographer:- Dave Cosens Photographer
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.