Planning a Wedding

ONCE you and your partner have decided to marry, you should really start planning your wedding day! It is probably best to allow at least twelve to eighteen months in order to get everything sorted. If you have a particular date

in mind, check that your venue is available as soon as possible. For a church wedding

Wedding Fayre


Thursday 21st February 6pm - 9pm

T & To Hold o Have

With you every step of the way Flexible Menu Options

The Venue

Unique venue set in 120 acres of Suffolk woodland.

Civil Ceremonies

We are licenced to conduct Civil Ceremonies.

The Champion Suite

Flexibility to accommodate both large numbers 180 seated and 350 for evening reception as well as intimate gatherings.

Modern, traditional and bespoke menu choices available.

On-site Accommodation

19 luxury lodges, some with private hot tubs all in walking distance of the celebration.

Car Parking

Car parking space for up to 200 cars, suitable for coaches too.


you will need to discuss with the Rector the reading of the Banns. The Banns, a public announcement of your intention to be married, will then be read out on three consecutive Sundays. If you are planning a church wedding, the Rector will discuss the service with you and you may like to select favourite hymns or decide whether you wish for a choir at the ceremony or bells to be rung. For a Register Office service,

you will have to give Notice of Marriage to the register office of the district in which you live. Valid for twelve months, the notice must be given in person by one of you. Once the date and venue of

the wedding have been booked, it is most important to book the reception. You should draw up a rough list of guests to get an idea of numbers. Many venues have a “Wedding Package”

brochure which will give details of food choices and costs per head as well as other services they may offer. Start discussing your head-dresses,


buttonholes and flowers for the church and reception with your florist as soon as possible. Wedding cakes often take a

few months to mature, so you should soon decide who you would like to make your cake. Discuss design, shape, content etc with them. One of the most important

things for the bride to do is to choose the dress. It may take several months to find the “perfect” outfit. Outfits for the groom, best man, bridesmaid(s) and page boy(s) also need to be considered. Your wedding album

photographs should be a wonderful reminder of your special day. Book a photographer and discuss your requirements. Choose your wedding rings

from a reputable jeweller. Remember to buy your gifts for the best man, ushers and attendants. Prospective brides should

visit their hairdresser to discuss the style for the wedding day. Your hairdresser may be able to do your hair in the comfort of

your own home on the morning of the wedding. If required, beauticians should also be booked for your make-up and manicure. Invitations should be ordered

as soon as the date and venue are confirmed. These should be sent out to invited guests at least two months prior to the day. Guests will soon start

asking you for a gift list, so it is important and helpful if this is compiled a few months before the wedding. To prevent duplicate gifts, it is possible to choose a gift list from a given company - the gift list company will then tick gifts off as they are ordered. Most of the important aspects of the day have now

been covered - but there is still the honeymoon to book! When it comes to arranging where you want to spend your honeymoon, talk to the travel agent about what you are looking for - destination, quality of accommodation and facilities. Having made your choice, don’t forget to take your marriage certificate with you, as many hotels, on learning that you are on your honeymoon, may offer you an upgrade of room! In our editorial, we have

detailed some of the most important points to be considered and hope that anyone planning a wedding will find our suggestions useful.

01986 784347 | | High Lodge Leisure Ltd

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HIGH Lodge is set amongst 120 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside and woodland. We pride ourselves in offering a unique venue which gives exclusive use to you and your guests on your special day. High Lodge is a family run business entirely focused on providing an exceptionally high standard for your wedding. The Champion Suite, is suitable for wedding breakfasts from 20 – 180 guests and for up to 350 guests for an evening reception. It offers a space flexible for your individual requirements. With a large terrace that is exclusive to you and a bar area with comfy seating we have the perfect space in which your guests can enjoy your day. For those who wish to make their wedding a weekend affair we have 19 Lodges some of which have private hot tubs, offering a relaxing retreat for those wanting a restful break, walking distance from the celebrations. Join the High Lodge

Wedding Fayre on Thursday 21st February where we will showcase some of the best Wedding suppliers from Norfolk and Suffolk including bridalwear, wedding transport,

cake makers, jewellery, venue decoration, entertainment, beauty, photographers and lots more. No booking required, just

turn up between 6pm and 9pm, grab your goody bag and glass of fizz and see what High Lodge has to offer! Tel: 01986 873563

Blyburgate, Beccles, NRRR TB | Tel: BEC 4/BUN 4

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