Whitney On Wye
tel:- 01497 831213
web address:- www.whitney-court.co.uk/
Whitney Court :-
Venue type: Edwardian historic country house
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3
Function room names and capacities:
Great Hall - Civil ceremonies/pre-reception drinks/celebratory parties - 132
Double drawing room - reception - seats 132
Red dining room - extra quiet room
Room for marquee which allows larger functions for up to 250 guests
Guests rooms available: 11 - self-catering rooms
Honeymoon suite available: Yes
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Local accommodation: Plenty of choice in the area - contact Whitney Court for list of local hotels/B&B's
Alcohol License - Yes
Toastmaster Available - Yes
Entertainment Available - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: live music and disco
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes - terraced lawns with wonderful views over the Wye Valley and estate
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes - grand staircase - large Edwardian suites
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes - large grounds and gardens with terraces and summer house.
Fountain at front.
Fabulous views over Wye Valley and Black Mountains.
Wide stone steps between terraces
Trees, colourful shrubs etc.
Venue special features: privately owned Edwardian country house - exclusive use for individual weddings with flexibility to create your own special day in the way you want. Approved caterers provide not only your reception but will attend the night before and the wedding breakfast.
Fishing and riding available.
Venue History: The present Whitney Court, the third one, was built between 1898 and 1902 to design of prize-winning architect T H Watson by forebears of the present owner, Augustine Hope. There is a large and magnificent oak-panelled Great Hall, enriched by the coats of arms of his forebears, a wonderful light and airy, south facing double drawing room with views over the Wye Valley and the Red Dining Room which may be used for diners or furnished as a quiet sitting area.
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.