Weddings are an excellent occasion and we have worked hard to boost the experience of couples getting married here at The Buckatree Hall Hotel.
I’m General Manager Wayne Jenson and I’m pleased to say we’ve introduced a new venue and gave away a wedding!
The competition to win a wedding was a way of celebrating when Telford & Wrekin Council approved a license for our new pagoda in the landscaped grounds – and now couples are enjoying it.
Victoria and Guy Savage, of Wellington, were one of the first couples to get married in the pagoda and they said it was an absolute dream.
They chose our hotel because of the view, beautiful setting and the fact they are quite outdoorsy people who walk and camp a lot.
It was raining on the morning of the wedding so we rang to ask if they wanted to bring the ceremony indoors and we could arrange everything – but they stuck with it and rightly so, it turned out to be beautiful and very romantic!
We wanted to introduce the pagoda as a licensed venue because we want to give as much choice as possible to couples, this is completely different to the Lakeside Restaurant and other functions rooms we have recently improved.
Then, as if that wasn’t enough fun, I got to pick the name out of the hat for the couple who won a wedding here.
It was Adam Pierce, 25 of Hollinswood, and Laura Beech, 22, of Woodside.
I rang Adam to tell him and he was thrilled, but about half an hour later I got a call back asking me to confirm it – he’d told Laura and she didn’t believe him so I had to confirm it in person with her too!
The couple, who got engaged this year and had been planning to save for two years before arranging the ceremony, will enjoy a wedding worth £5,000 in November next year.
It turns out the Buckatree was somewhere they wanted to get married anyway because they’ve stayed here before and really liked it, we’re thrilled for them.
Now another wedding to look forward to – I wonder if they’ll brave the outdoor pagoda in November….
For more information about the wedding facilities available visit our website or call (01952) 641821.