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#1

Al-Farid

3 Cathedral Yard, EX1 1HJ, Exeter, Devon
Umar ibn ‘Al-Farid’ was an Arab poet, his poetry is entirely sufic, and he was esteemed mystic poet of the Arabs.

Our head chef has created a thoughtful menu that delights the taste buds. A firm favourite is the mezze, an array of small succulent dishes. The mezze comprised both cold and hot dishes and offers a wealth of colour flavour, texture and aroma.


A choice of traditional Moroccan dessert is an offer to complements the meal, expect Baklava a sweet pastry, and Mahlabia, rice pudding with rose water.


Also the drink menu is Moroccan national drink, Arak, which has an aniseed base, and a variety of fruit juices. To finish your meal you cannot miss out on one of our Moroccan coffee, flavoured wit natural cardamom, cinnamon or rose water.


No Moroccan meal is complete without smoking an authentic hooka pipe. Each day the water pipes are packed with fresh flavoured tobaccos, choose between apples, strawberry, cherry, rose, grape or fruit cocktail.


Enjoy your meal!!
#2

Askham Hall

Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF, Penrith, Cumbria
Up to 150 guests
There are two stunning churches within half a mile, and we are an approved venue for civil ceremonies.
We can provide a really special setting, luxurious accommodation, exquisite food and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Askham Hall is ideally suited to your party taking all the accommodation in the house for a wedding party using the Bank Barn, as then you can use the reception rooms and lawns for your drinks reception. We generally only allow one or at the most two weddings per week, so that you have time to decorate Bank Barn exactly as you wish and turn it into your dream party venue. We welcome same sex and LGBT weddings.
#3

Hard Days Night Hotel

Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, Liverpool, Merseyside
Up to 180 guests
Hard Days Night Hotel is the crowning glory in Liverpool's collection of wedding venues. Set within a classical 1880's building with its unrivalled design, its the ideal location for those couples looking for an exclusive and intimate wedding or civil partnership in the heart of Liverpool.

The hotel's unique wedding suite, named 'Two of Us', is the perfect setting for a wedding. The suite has been decorated with subtle tones which provide a glamorous backdrop for you, the special couple to make your entrance via a dramatic spiral staircase.


The Two of Us suite can accommodate up to 75 guests for civil ceremonies. Wedding breakfasts can then be taken in one of the hotel's function rooms adjacent to the Two of Us suite for up to 110 guests with evening receptions being held for up to 180 guests.


Civil Ceremonies - Many happy couples are choosing to have a civil ceremony rather than a traditional church wedding service. Hard Days Night Hotel have designed the Two of Us Suite exclusively for civil ceremonies.


A Taste Of Honey


Looking for a totally memorable and unique event, guaranteed to leave you with a lasting impression. Celebrate your special event with us, from a small gathering to exclusive use, whether it's for a Baby Christening, Baby Shower, Special Birthday, Anniversary or Naming Ceremony, let our friendly and creative team craft an event for you that really will be 'one of a kind'.


• Exclusive Beatles-inspired hotel in the heart of Liverpool

• “Two of Us” Suite, licensed for civil ceremonies

• Wedding breakfasts for up to 110 guests

• Evening receptions for up to 180 guests

• Luxurious, deluxe and suite accommodation available to the newlyweds and wedding party

• Weekend appointments available
#4

Greenwood Grange

Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QH, Dorset, Dorset
Up to 100 guests
Where better to let your imagination run wild. Seven acres of glorious countryside. Your own private village of 17 stone-built cottages sleeping up to 78 guests. A unique venue in rural Dorset. Wedding receptions, anniversary and birthday celebrations, team-building weekends, mini conferences, training days, residential courses… Imagine.

Dorset has some wonderful villages, towns, bays and beaches, to wander round, plus some extraordinary natural formations to wonder at. A number of the places listed here (and it’s certainly not an exhaustive list) are considered the very best in England.


• Rural venue located in the gorgeous Dorset countryside

• Assortment of stone-built cottages

• Local caterers can supply food and drinks tailored to your requirements and taste

• Spacious grounds for marquees and outdoor events available

• Lots of activities for the younger children

• Special discounts from our recommended suppliers
#5

Knockerdown Cottages

Carsington Water,, DE6 1NQ, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Explore the dramatic Peak District National Park from the comfort of our unique Farm cottages. We are 5 minutes walk from Carsington Water, a superb well known windsurfing and sailing centre.

There is also excellent fishing, walking, cycling and shopping nearby. Good food is on hand by visiting the popular Knockerdown Inn just across the road, families very welcome. Our superb 3 & 4 star Farm Holiday Cottages with on site indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and children's play area provide the ideal base to explore the beautiful Derbyshire Dales countryside. Visit stunning scenery, limestone caverns, quaint old towns & villages with a wide range of exciting local Peak District attractions.
#6

Guildhall Complex

Lancaster Rd,, PR1 1HT, Preston, Lancashire
In October 2014, the ownership of Preston Guild Hall was transferred from Preston City Council to the Rigby Group of companies, under the directorship of local private entrepreneur Simon Rigby. It is an exciting new chapter in Preston’s entertainment scene and there are ambitious plans in place to elevate the complex back to its previous former glory.

In addition to the programming and event developments to re-establish the 716 seater Charter Theatre and 2034 seater Grand Hall, Simon and his team have already started to invest heavily in the wider complex. The arcade has seen several new popular additions such as Bonds coffee shop and the Review Wine and Cocktail bar.


Furthermore, the Grand Hall Foyer has undergone a major programme of refurbishment to create a brand new multifunctional space know as LiVe!, creating the perfect space for intimate gigs, pre- and post-show drinks and for dancing the night away!


The newest development is the purpose-built indoor/outdoor terrace area which has helped to modernise the original balcony area. This latest addition provides our guests with stunning views of the surrounding Grade 1 listed buildings and architecture, such as the Harris Museum, whilst they dine with us, and also boasts a retractable roof canopy for the summer months!
#7

The Barn at Herons Farm

Herons Farm, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 8QA, Pangbourne, Berkshire
Up to 150 guests
We absolutely love weddings - there's nothing we like better than assisting you to achieve the look, feel and ambience of the wedding reception of your dreams, and we strive to help you to create an event which is personal to you both. You can look forward to your family and friends joining you in this remarkable place to celebrate your special day, confident that it will be memorable and hugely enjoyed by all. This beautiful and romantic tythe barn is flanked by stables and stable cottages, and the setting is amongst courtyards, gardens, woods and paddocks, making it an exquisite, unique and unusual backdrop for a memorable country wedding reception. Suitable for an informal 'Summer garden party' style reception, or a more formal and chic celebratory event, the interior of the barn looks gorgeous when decorated and its quirky features such as the oak beams and pillars when embellished with flowers, gauzes and garlands create a truly romantic setting, and the grounds can be set out to different specifications.

A walled garden frames the north edge of the side garden where large flat lawns are surrounded by trees, fields and flower borders. When dotted with garden tents and gazebos it is a lovely option for an al fresco summer wedding. We make the farm's own array of summer garden furniture available to you for the lawn areas, and you can choose more formal table arrangements for dining if you wish.


Imagine yourselves being chauffeur driven to your reception through a private tree lined avenue, then sweeping into the circular driveway in front of the charming red bricked farm house, finally to stop by the wrought iron courtyard gates to be greeted by your guests, who have been enjoying Devon cream teas from mixed vintage china teacups whilst awaiting your arrival. Imagine too, lawn games being played till dusk until the garden lights come on as people relax and drink in the atmosphere of your wedding. Unforgettable!



• Wonderful venue for weddings, relaxed celebrations and formal occasions

• Ideal for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies

• Dedicated wedding team on hand throughout

• Can cater for between 30 and 140 guests

• Accommodation for 30 overnight guests in the farmhouse B&B, cottages and barn conversions. Hotels nearby if needed.

• Tailored menus and drinks selections
#8

Russells Restaurant

Russells Restaurant Bell Street Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex, CM2 7JS, Chelmsford, Essex
The heart of Russells Restaurant is a magnificent timbered tithe barn, Grade II listed as being of architectural and historical Importance. The barn has been dated by experts as being originally built in 1372, so making this one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Chelmsford area.



As you walk in to the restaurant, you will be amazed; the spectacular high vaulted ceiling with its magnificent beams, you will be greeted by staff that will do anything to make your visit just perfect. To the left as you walk in is a tastefully decorated lounge area where drinks and nibbles are served. Then as you walk through the main restaurant you will see high up the barn balcony overlooking the main restaurant. This area creates a wonderful dramatic view while you enter a world of elegant fine food, wine and service. To the top of the restaurant, to the left is our green gallery, a long room with its artistic muriel on the far wall, it’s the perfect place for any private party.




Russells Restaurant opened in 1989, but was taken over by Barry Warren-Watson the present proprietor and executive head chef in 1991, where he continues to take the restaurant from strength to strength. He has always had a hands on personal touch to the business, and with his excellent team hopes to take the business right in to the future.
#9

Gonville Hotel

Gonville Pl, CB1 1LY, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge, offers everything you'll need for the perfect stay in this beautiful and historic city, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure. As well as an ideal location for an easy stroll to the city's attractions, it also boasts a view overlooking 25 acres of open parkland with Wifi for residents. In addition Newmarket with its 2 Racecourses and Ely with its famed “ Ship of the Fens “ Cathedral are only a short drive away.

The perfect place to hold your conference or meeting, you'll find just the room and the service you're looking for. Our experienced team knows what goes into making a successful meeting or conference, from all the equipment you'll need to providing refreshments when and how you need them.
#10

Telford's Warehouse

Tower Wharf, Raymond St, CH1 4EZ, Chester, Cheshire
A fine balance of customer exists, attracted by its friendly staff and large open bar with exceptional selection of European beers, CAMRA rated cask conditioned ales and extensive wine list…

Superbly located on the canal basin this spacious pub enjoys many original features with high ceiling, exposed timbers and brick walls housing industrial artefacts, while the feature glass frontage provides a tranquil scene overlooking the water.


Upstairs is a popular restaurant and contemporary art gallery with relaxed attentive service, excellent menu and weekly specials. Telford’s lower area is reserved for its highly regarded music nights. An intimate live setting for (amongst countless others) John Williams, Ed Harcourt, Ron Sexsmith, Courtnay Pine, Frank Turner, Richie Havens, Coldplay, Robert Plant, Kathryn Williams, John Martyn and Nitin Sawhney.

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