Melanie and Lara where delighted to receive an intriguing and very welcome invitation to spend a night with a group of 50 or so wedding industry professionals at Maunsel House located in Somerset.
So they packed their overnight bags and after a few hours of driving and navigating country roads they pulled up an impressive driveway to be greeted by an impressive Manor House
Welcomed by friendly staff they were shown to their bedrooms, Lara was to stay in the main house while Melanie stayed in the newer outhouse cottage – and what fantastic rooms they were!
Much like the entire house, Lara’s room was packed with character, pictures, artwork and authentic knick-knacks
The cottage rooms were more contemporary inside, but with beautiful soft decor and both rooms were well equipped with all the essentials such as luxury bath robes, spa soaps and lotions, fresh flowers and chocolates.
When they were done admiring their rooms it was time for afternoon tea under the Pergola complete with twinkling fairy lights and a live smooth jazz band – which provided the al fresco experience while being covered enough for the great British weather to not affect the festivities. We had a great tour from the Wedding and Event planning staff at the venue and learned that the Pergola has so many opportunities for use for weddings and events at this flexible venue.
Evening celebrations commenced at 7pm with canapés and fine Champagne, followed by the call through to dinner in the beautifully impressive ballroom at 8pm. The guests were treated to a very entertaining welcome speech by Maunsel’s owner, Sir Benjamin Slade before being delivered an exquisite three-course candlelit dinner.
Then the Maunsel House showed it’s true colours as it lent itself perfectly the after party in the library and dinning room complete with a karaoke and photobooth
A huge thank you to Isabel Smith Wedding Consulting and Maunsel House for inviting us to this fantastic venue and showcase – we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and truly believe we were introduced to a gem of a venue, especially for couples seeking a residence that’s steeped in history, exclusivity, complete flexibility, and a ‘home from home’ setting. With capacity for up to 200 guests, plus accommodation to host up to 76 guests overnight, this is the ultimate wedding and party venue where you can truly host a beautiful wedding or event and pretend this is your home for the weekend and have your friends and family around you to enjoy a wonderful experience.