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Montalto. Dream big and see it become a reality…

Some of you may remember that back at the end of November '15 - yes before Christmas, before the 'January blues'; can you remember that far back?! - we held our Winter wedding open days here at The Carriage Rooms and so we thought it was high time we shared with you a little bit about them. We’re happy to say the days were a huge success and all the weeks of hard work decorating the venue and setting the scene truly paid off. We wanted to create an opportunity for potential couples (as well as our existing clients) to come and have a look at what the venue can offer for a Winter wedding, a season which can at times be overlooked in favour of Summer weddings with the gardens in all their glory. We certainly did just that!

Guests were treated to a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the entrance hall as they were met with a roaring log fire, Christmas trees, candles and fairy lights adorning the space. As they proceeded upstairs, people were greeted in The Garden Room and Orangery drinks reception areas with glasses of mulled wine and spiced apple punch. Wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere everyone was treated to a selection of delicious canapés created by Yellow Door. Downstairs in The Sawmill, we had an indoor ceremony set up affording people the chance to feel what it could be like to have their ceremony onsite within the original exposed stonework, by romantic candle light. What more could you ask for?!

“We can't quite believe we've won a stay at Montalto House. It is the icing on the cake and we're all so shocked. It's so lovely to be able to share the prize with our families on our wedding day. We can't thank everyone at Montalto Estate enough!” Micky & Graham (Getting married May 2017)

However, the piece de resistance of the whole weekend was surely the banquet hall in its truly magical state. Awash with fairy lights, candles, bespoke decor and natural material from the estate itself, the Winter wonderland theme was captured perfectly. Snow covered trees, log slices, frosted acorns, not to mention the spectacular handmade chandeliers which were in place. It really had to be seen to be believed! Every visitor who walked through the doors was blown away by the enchanting atmosphere that had been created. So much so that some of our Summer brides who’d popped in for a visit found themselves questioning their choice of dates! Don’t just take our word for it though, pop over to our Wedding Gallery on the website to see for yourself.

The climax of our Open Weekend was the fantastic competition we held that offered potential couples who booked their wedding at The Carriage Rooms within three months of the open weekend, the opportunity to win an overnight stay for themselves and 16 of their nearest and dearest in Montalto House on the night of their wedding.

And so, to that end, it gives us great pleasure to be able to announce that our winners are the gorgeous Micky Van Praagh and Graham Davidson! Huge congratulations guys! We’re thrilled for you and can't wait to give you the full five star treatment!

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