Kelmarsh Hall - 14 December 2011

Kelmarsh Hall - 14 December 2011
Kelmarsh Hall

Friday 30 July 2010

"Let them eat cake"

We spent this evening reviewing various catering websites and have sent a few emails out for quotations and sample menus.

We've also started to price it all up - eeek! :) ..and we haven't really started yet!!!!

We'd appreciate any views on the costings so far. It's on the shared drive on LiveSync that I sent you (Ralph), or you can access checklist.xls HERE

Tuesday 27 July 2010

You're Toast!

Mike Jacobs
We've received a few options regarding 'toastmasters'.

Ann has emailed Mike Jacobs - his website is HERE - for a quote. He looks (and more importantly, sounds) really competent. Assuming that the price is right, we'll probably go with him.

Update: We had a reply overnight - Mike can do the date and because it's a weekday, it's a lot cheaper - £300. We've said: 'yes please!'.


Kelmarsh have sent us two choices for a Magician.
One is James Docherty, the other is Will Gray. Based on their web-sites, Will looks the better choice, but is probably more expensive. I’ve sent them both an email today.

Update: We got a quick reply back - very professional - prices are  around £350 for a two-hour stint.

Monday 26 July 2010

"I love it when a plan comes together..."

Jill, from Kelmarsh emailed us this afternoon to confirm that they will reduce the price of the event, because we don't need the evening reception part of the package.

They've also given us a number of Magicians to contact (magic!!) as well as a choice of MCs. They've also confirmed a couple of suppliers for the fireworks and sky lanterns.

Booking the Registrar

It looks like we come under 'Northampton' for booking the Registrar. I rang them today and the LATEST they can marry us is 3pm!!!

That's a bit earlier than we would like, but they did say that 'big changes are coming to the way resources are allocated for weddings' and that we might be able to get a later slot when we ring back in a couple of months' time.

Sunday 25 July 2010


We’ve been thinking about ‘Ushers’ and it’s always a difficult decision on WHO to choose. There’s the ‘should I offer it to a family member’ argument as well as the ‘are they going to be up to the job’. With all that in mind, we’re currently thinking of NOT having any - and having a ‘master of ceremonies’ instead!

Ralph – any views on this?

Saturday 24 July 2010

First visit to Kelmarsh Hall

We took a drive up to Kelmarsh Hall today.

They seem to be very accommodating and all our initial ideas seem to be 'do-able'.

Brass Band - yes
Fireworks - yes
Chinese 'Sky' Lanterns - yes

Plus, there is no service charge nor corkage for drinks.

There seems to be plenty of rooms available and we've got exclusive use of the whole house.

They are even going to reduce the price of the event because we don't need the evening reception package. 

The next stage is work out a more detailed list of requirements.

Saturday 17 July 2010

Kelmarsh it is...

After a lot of discussion and finding that most of the local hotels didn't have enough flexibility, we're going to contact Kelmarsh Hall, to see if they can accommodate our needs.