Highlights from 2016 Jan-May
Welcome to the highlights from the first half of the year. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone… Our biggest news was building the Orangery, such a fabulous addition to the Hall, but we’ve also been on Channel 4, hosted The Wedding Affair Fair, and opened the gardens for the National Garden Scheme. Enjoy the first six months!
In January we began a new building project, to create a gorgeous Orangery to replace the old link corridor that joined the Hall to the Dower House. In doing so, we added a new dimension to the Hall by opening up another 1,000sq ft of space where we could host wedding breakfasts, afternoon teas, lunches, private dinners, in addition to the function rooms in the main house. We were also able to create two new private dining rooms in the Dower House, great for intimate lunches, private dinners as well as business meetings.
In the pouring rain on New Year’s Day we demolished the old ‘link corridor’, a 1980s building linking the main Hall with next door Dower House. This rather dilapidated and forgotten space was going to be turned into something truly beautiful!
Throughout the first half of the year, the Hall juggled the needs of guests with builders behind the scenes. More on the Orangery completion in the second part of our blog…