Friday, 15 September 2017

Weddings aren't just for summer!

When I first saw the photos of Nada & James, I just knew I had to share the details of their beautiful wedding with you!

Despite being just a few days post Christmas we had the most glorious sunshine and blue skies set against wonderfully frosty lawns and the legendary Barnsley House Christmas decorations.

Westwood Design used the most gorgeous combination of wedding-y pastel colours with some deeper seasonal reds and brass accessories ensuring that the wedding florals respected the time of year without giving in to all things Christmas!

Nada's fabulous dress (that she had designed herself!) combined long sleeves with the most delicate fabrics and red velvet Jimmy Choo's to really finish the look.

With just 20 guests, they chose the more relaxed setting of The Village Pub for their wedding breakfast where their menu included our famous Cheddar Souffle and UK based Chapel Down wine.

 Again the tables were adorned in corresponding floral arrangements topped of with flags and favours collected from countries they had lived in. They were led to the pub by a bagpiper who entertained all of the Barnsley House villagers as well as our wedding guests as he went!

We offer weddings all year round here at Barnsley House and love the contrast between these stunning winter days with the lovely summer weddings we see. For more information about getting married at Barnsley House contact;

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Cotswold Clay come to Barnsley House

Here at Barnsley House, we have recently enjoyed collaborating with Alex and Josh at Cotswold Clay Company, who provide bespoke corporate hospitality packages including clay pigeon shooting.

Cotswold Clay will plan your event from start to finish with various combinations of wining, dining and activities. In their own words: ‘It’s our love of food, the outdoors and an appreciation that faultless hospitality is as important as the quality of clay days that makes Cotswold Clay the perfect answer to fun satisfaction for the client.’

Their most recent event here with us was for Rolls Royce, Sunningdale. Their day began at Coworth Park, Ascot where Rolls Royce clients collected their cars and embarked on the extended test drive to Barnsley House where a feast of freshly baked sandwiches, scones and cake awaited them.

Once refueled, the guests headed out to our fields (accompanied by storm Doris!) for a spot a clay shooting; a great activity for beginners and experienced shooters alike.

Nyetimber and canapes took the guests from field sports to an a la carte dinner in our Potager restaurant followed by a non-traditional cheese and wine pairing (also provided by Cotswold Clay) which went on to include Brockmans gin, beer and port.

The day was enjoyed by all involved and we really look forward to working with Cotswold Clay on similar events in the coming months.

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With thanks to for capturing the day and sharing his fab images with us.