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Wedding Day Crafting 13th November 2015
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Many of today’s weddings seem to be all about creating and crafting bits and pieces to make the wedding celebrations very personal and in particular to give the chosen venue their personal stamp. Creating decorations is a relatively simple way to do this and although there are a few decorating professionals, it isn’t the big business and in the same league that specialist photographers, florists and cake… read more on Wedding Day Crafting


Bootcamp Teaser + Advice 30th September 2015
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Molly recently joined in with one of the bootcamps we hold at Brinsop Court manor house and it inspired the following advice to getting fit! Avoid the sweets and snacking aisles As we idly push our trollies through the supermarket jungle we are, at least partially, unaware of the planning behind the packaging of a naughty treat. Have you ever noticed how the sweets’ aisle reflects every colour… read more on Bootcamp Teaser + Advice


Can we do a small wedding 15th September 2015
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Most wedding planning starts with a budget (after the proposal that is!) and having a budget helps to determine the size of the wedding. Although   it isn’t the only thing that is important in determining the number of guests you have on your special day. For every person who RSVPs your invitation, you will need to pay for their meals, drinks, table favours and so on.  There… read more on Can we do a small wedding


Catering on the eve of a wedding 10th September 2015
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There are lots of different ways to provide the catering for everyone staying the night before a wedding and today we are sharing a few of the ideas that our guests have done in the past. Lots of people opt for a hog roast and there are several local companies that can provide one. We can set it up either in the courtyard, or on the Wordsworth… read more on Catering on the eve of a wedding


Ideas on decorations for your wedding venue 27th August 2015
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We thought it might be fun to write a blog on one aspect of do it yourself weddings!  Planning a wedding is hard work and time consuming, so only embark on doing it yourself if you have oodles of time on your hands! Do it yourself can include but isn’t limited to making your own rings, dresses, jewellery and other bridal accessories. You can sort out your… read more on Ideas on decorations for your wedding venue


Picking the Perfect Wedding Venue 4th August 2015
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There are hundreds of venues in the UK all proclaiming they are the perfect place for your wedding. Choosing which one will suit you best, when they are all so different and offer a bewildering array of packages and pricing options, is difficult. First things first Identify your overall budget. There is no point rushing around your local area looking at venues unless you are clear in… read more on Picking the Perfect Wedding Venue


Personalised Venue Stay 29th July 2015
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There is nothing that shouts luxury louder than a personalised, bespoke, tailor made experience. There are several organisations who offer a bespoke holiday service, such as Trailfinders and Travel Counsellors  both of whom I have used very successfully in the past. The beauty of having a tailor made holiday created is you get exactly what you want. We would like to think that here at Brinsop, our customers… read more on Personalised Venue Stay


Brinsop Court Woodland 2nd July 2015
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250 acres of woodland needs managing and we are currently going through a woodland management programme. There are piles of logs everywhere and the smell of freshly cut timber is glorious mixed with the warmth of this week’s sunshine. We have a plantation of pines on Merry Hill and every fifth row has been taken out. In the kitchen woodland we have done some thinning with deadfalls… read more on Brinsop Court Woodland


Location independent working 25th June 2015
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Anytime, anywhere working allows teams the freedom to hold meetings and to work outside the office in stimulating environments! And that’s where Brinsop Court comes in. Having the technology to enjoy that freedom is over 40 years old now and a generation of people are able to work away from an office on a day to day basis. Whilst they miss out on daily physical contact with… read more on Location independent working


Tips to make sure your surprise party stays a surprise! 9th June 2015
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Last month, Brinsop Court was the venue for a surprise 60th birthday party and what a surprise it was to the birthday girl. It got us to thinking about surprise parties and how to make sure they stay as a surprise. Don’t pick the obvious Choose a venue that is not the obvious one – if your group of family and friends often celebrate decade birthdays and special… read more on Tips to make sure your surprise party stays a surprise!


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