Which room would we have our Civil Wedding Ceremony in?
Here at Park Hall Hotel the Banquet Suite, The Park Suit, Eccleston Suit and Park Plaza are licensed for civil weddings. We can also hold ceremonies outside in the Wedding Pagoda, if the weather is unsuitable on the day we can make arrangements for the ceremony to be held in one of the above suites.
How many guests can we invite for a Civil Wedding Ceremony?
We are licensed to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies for up to:
Banquet Suite: 200 guest; Park suite: 150 guest; Eccleston Suite: 70 guest; Park plaza: 400 guest & 30 guest in the Pagoda
Do we have to pay any extra for the Civil Wedding Ceremony?
Yes, there is an additional fee to hold a civil wedding ceremony. This is not part of the wedding package.
Do we have to book the registrar separately?
Yes, it is a legal requirement that you contact the Registrar separately and ensure they are available to conduct a Civil Wedding Ceremony on the date you have chosen. This can be done up to a year in advance. We will give you the contact details of the local registrar when you come for a show-round.
How long does a Civil Ceremony take?
A Civil Ceremony normally takes around 25 minutes, a little longer if you include readings or music.
What does a Humanist Ceremony involve?
A Humanist Ceremony is a celebration rather than a legal ceremony and can be carried out anywhere within the House or the grounds. If you have a humanist ceremony you will also need to arrange to be legally married with the local Registrar.
Can we use the Church in the village?
Yes, you will need to contact the vicar to discuss the arrangements and check availability. We will give you the contact details of the Church and vicar when you come for a show-round.
What is the maximum number of guests we can have for the Wedding Breakfast?
We can fit the following number of guest in the Banquet Suite: 200 guest; Park suite: 150 guest; Eccleston Suite: 70 guest; Park plaza : 400 guest; Lancastrian Suite: 450 guest.
What time can we arrive at the Hotel on our Wedding Day?
The hire of the Suite starts at 12.00pm. We normally recommend the bride arrives from 11.30am with whoever she’s getting ready with and then the groom and any other guests can arrive from 12.30pm. That way we can ensure the bride is out of sight before anyone else arrives! Please note guestrooms will be available from 3pm.
What do we need to bring to the venue prior to the wedding day?
You can drop off table plans, name cards, favours etc. before your wedding and also your dress and suits if you’d like to. Our function manager, who will be looking after your wedding on the day, will meet you before the day to go over details .
Do you allow children at the House?
Yes, we welcome children of all ages to the House but ask that they are supervised at all times.
Do you have any high chairs we can use?
Yes, we have high chairs which you are welcome to use.
Can we have lunch at the Hotel whilst we are getting ready?
Yes, we can provide lunch for you while you are getting ready. This would need to be ordered in advance.
What time do we need to leave the House the next day?
We serve breakfast at 7.30am-10am and all rooms will need to be vacated by 11am.
Will I need a microphone for the speeches? If so, do I have to provide my own?
The natural acoustics of the room provide good amplification for most people making a speech, however a microphone and PA system can be arranged at an extra cost if you feel this may be needed.
Can you provide an easel to hold our table plan?
Yes, we provide an easel which can hold your table plan.
What time do we have to finish the party?
In order to conform with our Premises License and out of consideration for other residents, all wedding parties must finish by 1am.
Can we decorate our own napkins?
You can as long as we know in advance so that we can ensure they are ready for you to collect and decorate before your wedding.
When do I have to confirm final numbers?
We need your final numbers 8 weeks prior to your wedding for your day and evening reception.
Do you have a cloakroom we can use?
Yes, this is located in each of the suites.
Do you provide children’s entertainment?
Following discussions with you we can arrange this at an extra cost.
Can you recommend any local suppliers? (florist, photographer etc.)
When you come for a show-round we will give you a comprehensive contact list with details of local suppliers such as photographers, florists, cake makers etc.
Can my photographer come to the House before the wedding to look round?
Yes, but please make an appointment beforehand.
Do you recommend having a break between the day and the evening?
We strongly recommend that your daytime reception rolls into your evening party without a break. In our experience, a lull in the day can impact on the enjoyment of a wedding, however our event managers can advise you on what is the best time for the evening guests to arrive.
Is the House lit from the outside at night time?
Yes, the front and back of the Hotel is lit by floodlighting at night.
Do I have to lay the name cards etc. out on the morning of our wedding or can you do that for us?
We can lay the table with your name cards, favours, menus etc. as long as they are given to us in table order. We will lay these out for you on the morning of your wedding.
Is there disabled access?
Yes, we have step-free access to the indoor and outdoor areas and bedrooms.
Can we have fireworks?
Unfortunately we do not allow fireworks to be let off within the grounds of the house. This is due to the close proximity of residential areas.
Can we launch Chinese lanterns?
Unfortunately we don’t allow Chinese lanterns to be launched as the debris impacts on our local residents and farmland. It also causes harm to local livestock. This ruling is in line with recommendations from the Country Land Association.
Can we have candles around the House?
Candles can be used on the tables as long as they are in a safe candle holder.
Can we have confetti or rose petals?
Absolutely – but we allow the throwing of confetti outside in the grounds only and this must be natural or biodegradable. Rose petals can be thrown in certain areas of the house.
Food and wine
Can we have a menu tasting session?
Food and drink is a big part of your big day. We offer a complimentary tasting of your chosen menu, which will be taken in our restaurant on a date of your choice
Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes, as long as we know in advance then we can cater for most dietary needs.
What age do you classify a child?
Anyone up to age 12 is classified as a child.
Can we bring our own wine in?
Wine, champagne and other drinks must be purchased from the hotel if not included in the wedding package and we don’t offer a corkage service. If there is something specific you would like to offer to your guests, which isn’t on our drinks list we will be happy to try and source it on your behalf.
Can we taste the wine before we select it?
Yes, you can taste up to four of the wines from the wine list at your exclusive menu tasting evening in the restaurant.
Do you have a Bridal Suite?
We have four dedicated bridal suite situated in the main House.
Where does the bride normally get ready?
Most brides choose to get ready in the Bridal Suites as it has ample mirrors, plenty of space and its own bathroom. The Bride can arrive from 11.30am on the day to get ready.
How many people can stay overnight in the Hotel?
We have 92 rooms (including the Bridal Suite) which are all available for you and your guest to book.
Can we bring our own cots and / or bedding?
Z beds or cots must be booked for children or additional guests staying in the bedrooms however parents may bring their own travel cot and bedding for babies under 3 years old.
Can we stay over the night before our wedding?
Yes, you and you guest are welcome to book hotel rooms the night prior your wedding.
Can my guests call independently to book a bedroom?
The bride and groom may co-ordinate the booking of all bedrooms that are required if they wish. Alternatively, we are able to take bedroom bookings from individual guests.
Can I charge my guests for their bedroom?
Yes, between you and your wedding planner you can decide on the rates you wish to charge your guests.
Can we have breakfast in bed?
Yes, the happy couple can have breakfast in bed complimentary – this is a chargeable option for your other guests. For all other guests breakfast is served in the Brookes restaurant the following morning, from 7.30am – 10am.
Do you have other hotels / B&B’s locally?
Yes, there are plenty of other hotels and B&B’s locally. We will give you the contact details of all local accommodation when you book.
When can we come and have a look round the House?
We would be delighted to show you round the Park Hall Hotel to bring to life what we can offer you for your special day. You can make a booking online – just click on Book Show round.
What deposit do I have to pay when I confirm a date?
You can reserve a date by making a booking online – using the availability calendar. Bookings require a £250 deposit to secure the date.
What are the deposit requirements?
Once you’ve paid your initial £250 deposit your date is then held for up to 6 weeks. During this period you’ll be issued with a wedding contract which once signed requires a further deposit of £750. This will mean that you will have in total a £1,000 deposit payment towards your wedding.
The deposit schedule is then as follows:
25% of the total cost should be paid 12 months prior to the wedding
50% of the total cost should be paid 6 months prior to the wedding
75% of the total cost should be paid 3 months prior to the wedding
100% of the total cost should be paid 4 weeks prior to the wedding
All other extra charges should be paid on departure.