Chewton Glen

We have just returned from a beautiful wedding at Chewton Glen on the Dorset coast. The venue has been refurbished since we last worked there and now offers a contemporary function room which can seat up to 140 for a wedding breakfast.

The ceremony took place in the Conservatory, simply decorated with ruscus and pealight trails to the roof beams and with a floral arch as the centrepiece. An ivory aisle carpet provided warmth. This room was turned around in the evening to provide a chill-out area, with furniture provided by the Raj Tent Club and soft uplighting supplemented with candles. Brass lanterns and votives decorated the tables.

As the ceilings are not particularly high our 68cm silver candelabra were ideal for the tables in the Lake Suite. With 5 candelabra per table of 30 guests, separated by mirrored tanks of summer flowers and vintage votives, a stunning dining experience by candlelight was created. Chair covers completed the look and transformed this room into a luxurious summer wedding venue.
The gardens were subtly lit and complemented with our “paper bag” lanterns, providing a soft glow to mark out the walkways between the function areas.

Dancing in the evening took place in the Garden Room, where we provided simple uplighters to add colour and to illuminate the band, and a gobo to provide a contrast and interest to the dance area.

It was a pleasure to work again with suppliers who are so well known to us through our wedding co-ordination work, including Keith Appleby (photographer), Linda Fripp (cakes), Pains Fireworks and the Raj Tent Club (Indian/Moroccan style furniture).