Meet Lorna, our new Wedding Coordinator

Hello to our lovely bridal couples,

My name is Lorna and I am the new wedding coordinator here at Pentre Mawr. I am absolutely loving my new job so far and can’t wait to meet you all! Whether you are already one of our beautiful brides to be or planning a visit to check us out, I thought I would share with you all some advice.

I know there is so much to plan and organise when it comes to a wedding
 
I remember from planning my own! So I’ve put together a small list of worries you may have and the best advice I could give to calm those nerves.

Let’s start with the weather
 
It is the one thing you cannot do anything about. So, I say stop worrying. As lovely as the sunshine may be, some of the best photos are taken in the rain or snow. Plus, here at Pentre Mawr, a little rain never hurt anyone. In fact, we have a wide selection of umbrellas in our wedding store and we always have a plan A, B and C for the weather. After all this is Wales.
 
Moving on to children
 
That’s right I’m going to talk about those beautiful little beings that nobody wants screaming at a wedding. Well rest assured there is so much space here that they can run around safely and burn off any excess energy. So if you are worrying about children, stop. I have to say from experience, quite often they make a wedding, with the fun, quirky things that they do. And it is one of Bre’s favourite sayings ‘If you haven’t had one, you’ve been one.’ So if you are a bride or a mum worrying about the little darlings, just relax as we all love them!                                                                                                                                                              
Drinks!
 
I remember at my wedding, which was here at Pentre Mawr, worrying about the best men and all the drinks they planned on having before the wedding and throughout the day. I had many stern words in the lead up to the day, but on the day they were fine.  And now I’m the other side I can see why. Bre & Graham make sure everyone up here is full of food before the time to say ‘I Do’ comes. And as much as we will make sure you have plenty of fizz, it will be just the right amount.

Families!

Now for the joys of family dynamics and table plans. It’s so difficult to make everyone happy, and sometimes I think as the bride and groom it’s easy to forget there are only two people that this whole day is about and that’s YOU! So stop trying to organise everyone else’s issues and focus on your big day. I mean, there’s enough space up here not to worry. If you really are worried though as much as we keep out of family politics, it is our job to make sure you have the best day imaginable and so have a word with us, we will keep an eye on things. 

Risk management

Every wedding day has a mini crisis, that’s just life. At mine, it was my cake falling over. (And I have to say between Bre and my caterer the crisis was managed fantastically. But I know Bre would never admit how well she hid it from me until it was sorted). So I can definitely vouch for the fact that no crisis will fall on you. I know that Bre has sewn a bride into her wedding dress before. So nothing is out of the question, and everything can and will be sorted. All I will say is don’t worry about it, your day will be perfect and any little things will become the fun stories you tell at a later date.

Dancing

Finally, dancing and the first dance. For so many people the first dance can be a little daunting, others love it and seriously throw some shapes. No matter what you are planning for your first dance, my advice would be to have the bridesmaids and best men ready in the wings. So if you are cringing inside and are ready for some company on the dance floor, that’s their queue to join you. Plus, having the dance floor full by the end of your first dance means that everyone is already on there to keep partying the night through. 

Don’t worry. Be happy

My final piece of advice is stop worrying and start enjoying! The big day will come around so quickly! The hardest part should be trying to put all of your creative ideas into the big day. But again, don’t worry too much as there is so much scope up here there is room for lots of creativity. 

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Lorna xx
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Make Valentine’s Day more special with a date at Pentre Mawr

Enter our Valentine Draw to win a free bottle of champagne!

If you’d like to make your Valentine’s Day extra special this year, book an appointment to visit Pentre Mawr Country House Wedding Venue. We’ll give you a warm welcome, answer your questions and show you round our beautiful 18th century manor house, barns, lodges, wedding marquee, authentic African Safari Lodge, all with stunning views. What’s more you can enter our draw to win a free bottle of champagne too!

Celebrate by making a date with Pentre Mawr

Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate love and happiness and there’s no better time to think about choosing the most perfect wedding venue.  Organising a wedding is always a challenge and finding the right venue is one of the first important steps. That’s why we go out of our way to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. Make a date to visit us on Valentine’s Day between 15th – 31st March and we hope that Pentre Mawr wins your heart.

Enter our Valentine’s Draw to win a free bottle of champagne

Book an appointment with us on Valentine’s Day for a visit between 15th – 31st March 2017 and you can enter our Valentine’s Draw to win a free bottle of champagne.*

Email us on Valentine’s Day to book your visit between 15th – 31st March 2017http://weddingvenueswales.co.uk/contact-us

info@pentremawrcountryhouse.co.uk

Phone or leave a message on Valentine’s Day to book your visit between 15th – 31st March 2017: 01824 790732

*Entry to the draw is subject to attending the appointment.

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Available Wedding dates for this year

So excited!!! We now have 41 weddings booked for this year.   Wow!!  How did that happen?  We’ve only a few dates left so please do get in touch if you’re looking for a wedding date this year.    How about a Christmas Wedding or bring in the New Year  with your wedding day and start your new life off with a bang!!! Phone Bre on 01824790732 or 07799887234 or just drop us and email info@pentremawrcountryhouse.co.uk

 

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Weddings at Pentre Mawr 2017

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Happy New Year to all you wonderful couples planning your wedding this year.  We’ve a truly manic year ahead but we do still have a few weekends  available for weddings.   Give us a ring on 07799887234 and drop by for a show around and a cuppa.   The kettle is always on!

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Fancy working at Pentre Mawr

Assistant Manager and wedding co-ordinator

Pentre Mawr Wedding Venue is looking to recruit an experienced Assistant Manager to join our small, friendly team.
Pentre Mawr Country House has 12 guest bedrooms- 6 of which are Safari Lodges offering a luxurious glamping experience. Hosting Pentre Mawr Country Houseweddings each weekend, you must have experience in hotel or events management or have worked in a similar environment such as a wedding venue or country house. You will need to be organised and have excellent time management skills.
Along with the owners you will be responsible for the day to day running of the site. Pentre Mawr is a large site so it is paramount that you are a hands on person and are willing to go beyond your job description where necessary to make sure things get done to the high standard that is expected. You will be responsible for a small team of housekeepers and other staff members including writing the rota each week and ensuring standards are upheld at all times.
The successful applicant will require a range of skills combined with strong personal motivation to ensure the satisfaction of bridal couples and other guests. You will also assist the General Manager with admin duties such as rotas, wedding files, hotel bookings etc. Being social media aware is very important as we value the importance of marketing in the success of the business. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest a must.
Please only apply if you have relevant experience to info@hottubsafari.co.uk If your CV does not show the relevant experience we will not be able to reply to you. References will be required. Interviews will be conducted during January
Salary from £18,000 depending paid monthly, full time Tuesday to Saturday.
Job commencement on 13th March 2017

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Late availability for a Winter Wonderland Wedding at Pentre Mawr

Fancy getting married around Christmas time or even New Year? When Pentre Mawr is decorated in all it’s finery, as a lovely Victorian House should be… Christmas Trees and Holly, Twinkly lights and Candles… We have space left this Christmas and New Year… have your dream winter wonderland wedding walking down the aisle in candlelight in our red brick barn- how romantic and intimate can you get! Contact Bre on 07799887234 for a brochure or just a chat!Ceremony in the red brick barnDSC_0461DSC_0800

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Great Photography!

We had the pleasure of welcoming Sharon Latham , photographer for Man City and the stars here, back to Pentre Mawr to shot a wedding last weekend.    On Friday evening when the rain finally stopped she took this wonderful photo of the sunset over a tree stump.  Looking like a beach scene.  Just fabulous.  Thanks Shaz for another wonderful visit. I know Pentre won’t be  quite as exciting as showing Noel Gallagher this week but whenever you want some quiet time, you know where to come.

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Winter Wonderland Weddings

Fancy getting married around Christmas time or even New Year.  When Pentre Mawr is decorated in all it’s finery, as a lovely Victorian House should be.  Christmas Trees and Holly, Twinkly lights and Candles.  Our winter wedding was on a brisk winters day, no rain unlike the last few weekends in the summer and most magical of all, I walked down the aisle by candle light.  Wonderful and Romantic!! Contact Bre on 07799887234 for a brochure or just a chat!

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YES! YES! YES!

Here at Pentre Mawr the answer is always Yes!  You want a wedding day like no other? Yes!  You want to get married in the garden? YES You want to get married in a barn? YES! You want to decorate the marquee? YES!  You want to bring your own wine, your own caterer?YES!  Your dog to the ceremony ? YES!  Carrying rings? YES!  Your horse looking on?  YES! YES! YES!  So many YES’s now all you have to do is say YES to Pentre Mawr.  Phone Bre or Luci for a brochure 01824790732

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