The Grange Hotel
Oborne Wedding Venue
The Grange Hotel
tel:- +44 1935 813463
fax:- +44 1935 817464
web address:- www.thegrangeatoborne.co.uk
The Grange Hotel :-
A small privately owned county house built 200 years ago. It is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens.
Established a reputation for serving high quality cuisine, using local produce.
The Regent room can seat 120 guests and overlooks the floodlit gardens.
Venue type - Hotel
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3
Function room names and capacities:
The Restaurant 85
The Wessex Room 45
The Regant Room 120
The Wessex Room 26
The Regent Room 120
Guests rooms available: 18
Honeymoon suite available: yes
Garden suitable for marquees: No
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Toastmaster Available - Yes
Entertainment Available - Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: Can book all sorts! bands, DJs, magicians, string quartets, elvis impersonators etc
Wedding services provided: The Grange is not part of a chain; it is a small privately owned and family run hotel. Jenny and Jon will meet with you as often as you wish in the run-up to your wedding offering their advice and expertise. Whether you would like a grand, lavish wedding or simply an intimate gathering of your very closest friends and family, they will do everything they can to exceed your expectations and will ensure that you will receive their undivided attention.
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes, very much so.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes, We are aurrounded by farm land which phtogrpahers haev taken advantage of in the past. Also nearby is Sherborne Castle.
Venue special features: Relaxed, informal style. B&G always feel looked after, we try, and we hope succeed, in ensuring that they get excalty what they want, and that everything is oragnised so that on the day, all they need do is trun up and say "I Do"!
We offer stationary printing, help with florists, cakes, transport, venue decoration, assistance with music etc. Soe of which is obviously at a cost.
Venue History: The present house is thought to be about two hundred years old; it is also believed to have been the principle farmhouse of Oborne and to have been the largest in the surrounding area.
As far as we know The Grange continued to be a working farm until it was bought for residential use in the late 19th century. By that time much of the farmland had been sold and only a few acres remained.
In 1976, Mauro Lupi, an Italian businessman looking for a suitable site for a new restaurant, bought The Grange. The conversion took quite some time, not least because mains water and electricity had to be installed. The Grange Restaurant opened later that year, serving traditional Italian cuisine. The Grange was a huge success and it soon gained a reputation throughout Dorset and Somerset; some guests would even arrive by helicopter! Soon afterwards, Mauro realised the tremendous potential for a hotel in the area and in the early 1980 s he converted the first floor of the house to four hotel bedrooms. Within weeks the rooms were full with Italian businessmen who were visiting Westland Helicopters at Yeovil.
Thirty years on, The Grange has grown and evolved; still a popular local restaurant, it now has eighteen bedrooms and two function rooms, and is a popular venue for weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties and business meetings.
The hotel is now owned by Karenza and Ken Mathews and is managed by their daughter Jennifer together with her husband Jonathan Fletcher.
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Also, A couple of letterrs received from wedding guests:
Dear Jennifer and Jonathan,
I would like to take this opportunity of expressing my thanks to you, to Mr Ken Mathews and to your staff for providing such an excellent wedding breakfast. My daughter and her husband were thrilled with everything, and both families agreed that the setting, the food and the service were absolutely perfect. Our guests were also delighted with the reception and everyone said how lovely it all was. We appreciate the care and effort, attention to detail and expertise that enabled the occasion to be so successful. The management of the day was excellent, providing the right amount of structure within a relaxed atmosphere. Please would you pass on our compliments to the chef and staff. We look forward to visiting you again soon to enjoy your cuisine and delightful surroundings.
With our sincerest thanks once again,
Thank you so much for making Adam and Fiona s wedding day so perfect. Everyone in your team worked hard to make everything run so smoothly. From our first meeting, you have taken the utmost effort to make us feel like part of The Grange family . The food, accommodation and hospitality were all to such a high standard, we couldn t have asked for more. With love and thanks from,
Jeremy, Jane, Adam and Fiona
August 2007 Photo
Dear Jenny and Jon,
It is hard to believe that it is now four months since Rosie and Jason s Wedding Day. We would like to thank you both for you patience with us during the months of planning and preparation. Many thanks too for the hard work which you and your staff contributed to make it a complete success. It was a truly joyful day and we will always be full of wonderful memories for us as a family. We were greatly impressed with the high level of service and professionalism we received at all times. We would happily recommend The Grange to anyone looking for a special venue. The lovely setting and Gardens were greatly enjoyed by our guests and we enjoyed a bright, sunny day which was a bonus, particularly this summer! We would like you to have the enclosed photograph as a memento of a very happy day and to recognise the part you played in making it a fantastic occasion.
Tim and Julie Poulsom.
September 2008 photo
Dear Jon, Jenny and all the staff at The Grange
We just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding day (and the whole weekend) so special.
Throughout the whole process right from the first meeting to after the event you put us at ease and filled us with confidence that in your hands we could relax and enjoy our day as everything would run smoothly. We have heard nothing but praise for you and all your staff. You managed to make everyone feel at home and have the most fantastic weekend.
Thank you so much
All our love
The Leighton s!!
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