CIVIL CEREMONIES AT GREAT FOSTERS
Great Fosters is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships from 2 – 200 guests! Whether you are looking for a small intimate gathering or a large party with family and friends we have the perfect location.
From May – September outdoor ceremonies can also be held in the Archery Pavilion adjacent to the moat and lawns. The hotel also holds Jewish ceremonies, blessings and humanist ceremonies.
Whether your wedding is for 2 or 180 guests, Great Fosters has the perfect room for your wedding reception. Each room is unique and offers you a choice of ambience and décor in the grandeur of a Grade I listed Elizabethan house.
Drinks can be served in an adjacent room or on one of our terraces while photographs are taken in the 50 acres of garden that surround the hotel.
MENUS AND DRINKS
Executive Chef, Marc Hardiman and his talented brigade have created a mouth watering selection of dishes. We offer menus that reflect the seasons using locally sourced produce where possible.
Children, gluten free, nut free & other special diets and vegetarians can, of course, be catered for.
Our sommelier is delighted to offer guidance and wine recommendations to complement your chosen menu and suit your budget.
Music for every aspect of your day
Steelband ::: Mobile Ambient Music Dj ::: Wedding Singer ::: PA and Lighting Hire
::: 4 part ceremony :::
Steel Drummer & Ambient music Dj: 1 – Welcome guests upon arrival, create an amazing atmosphere as they meet, mix and mingle then take to their seats in anticipation of the brides arrival. 2 – The brides grand entrance 3 – Signing of the register and while brief photographs are taken 4 – The bridal party exit lead by the new couple!
Background Music For Your Drinks Reception: After the amazing high of the ceremony its now the first time to mix and mingle with family and friends as the new happy couple. Drinks will be flowing, light nibbles being served and photographs are being taken; what is missing? creating and maintaining the most perfect musical backdrop to bring everything seamlessly together. Trust in Steelasophical do provide that for you!
With a combination of our Steel Drummer Soloist / Duo band and Ambient Music Dj, we will create a beautiful uplifting atmosphere throughout your meal by carefully cherry picking wedding music you and your guests will love. From jazz, Gospel, Bolero, Ballads, Reggae, Latin, Motown, RnB, Soul… Its your wedding day, so choose the mood and atmosphere to reflect the mood you would like create.
Steelasophical uses the same quality PA system and lighting as top wedding dj’s – let us seamlessly kick off your evening entertainment performing music to welcome the evening guests, getting them up to speed and in the mood, and setting the atmosphere for the fun, dancing and laughter to come. Typically this would be the first 90mins of your evening dance reception. We can even play your first, second and third dance choices and provide a microphone for speeches.
‘We bring the Caribbean to you’ Steelasophical will transform your evening with our Steel Drum Band, Live Percussions, Vocal Entertainer, Mobile DJ and fun and inclusive interactive dance (Limbo, Follow the Leader, Congaline). We are happy to work alongside your main band or Dj – brides are also currently booking Steelasophical to fulfil the entire evening entertainment due to the fact we offer so much quality and variety, there is no room for dull or bland periods of time throughout the night.
Now booking into the next 3 years!
If you are leaning towards securing Steelasophical to help transform your day, be sure to confirm as soon as you can … On average in recent years, we turn down between 35-47 requests to book a Steelasophical service, due to being already booked! This has been amplified by the fact we are taking bookings and enquiries into the next 3 years.