Tenterden Town Hall
Tenterden Town Hall
tel:- +44 1580 762271
fax:- +44 1580 765 647
web address:- www.tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk/bookings.html
Tenterden Town Hall :-
Tenterden's historic 18th century Town Hall, situated on the High Street, offers the plush but intimate Mayor's Parlour Room as a wedding venue which can accommodate the bride and groom and up to 44 guests.
Venue type Sporting Venue: Venue type - Sporting Venue
Number of function rooms available for weddings: TWO
Function room names and capacities: Mayor's Parlour for wedding ceremony 44 maximum
Assembly room 100 capacity (seated)
Local accommodation: White Lion Hotel
Little Silver Country Hotel
London Beach Hotel
Alcohol License Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes
Dance Floor Yes
Evening Reception Facilities Yes
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Town Hall balcony
Venue History: Grade II 18th century building built in 1792.
Other information: Located in the picturesque tree lined High Street and close to the excellent selection of restaurants and shops.
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.
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