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Autumn Events at Merley House

September 10th, 2018|

We’ve got an exciting autumn coming up at Merley House with a handful of different events. Alice in Wonderland On the 7th October, Merley House will be transformed into Wonderland for our Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea. We’ve created a specially themed Alice in Wonderland menu, which you can find below: Tickets cost £20 per person and £10 per child (recommended age under 10). Included in the ticket is tea, cakes, scones and sandwiches as per the ...

Spotlight On…Christchurch Bridal Hair & Make-up

June 11th, 2018|

Christchurch Bridal Hair & Make-up are a professional and mobile bridal hair and make-up service Christchurch Bridal Hair & Make-up are situated across Dorset and Hampshire run by Salli-, providing hair and make-up for bridal parties. As Told By Salli-... Having gained an Advanced City & Guilds Hairdressing qualification and an IHBC (International Health & Beauty Council) Beauty Therapists Diploma, I then went on to study a BTEC Higher National Diploma in ...

Spotlight on…Simply Baked Magical Moments

April 6th, 2018|

Simply Baked Magical Moments create incredibly impressive cakes for all occasions. Simply Baked Magical Moments began 6 years ago with a mother and daughter team who were passionate about baking and decorating cakes for family and friends. They decided to take their baking to the next level and make decorated cakes to order. Their love of being creative and making impressive masterpieces out of the most ordinary of cakes has got them where they are today. ...

New Winter Weddings Package at Merley House!

February 2nd, 2018|

Introducing the brand new wedding package available at Merley House...Winter Weddings! For £2370, the package offers Merley House for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening party, based on 40 people for the day and up to 150 for the evening. The package also consists of chair covers with bows in your choice of colour, winter welcome drinks, flowers for the ceremony, a three course winter menu and even a snow machine. Snow is particularly well known for causing ...

Upcoming Events at Merley House

January 19th, 2018|

Being an event venue, there is a high chance of something exciting happening at Merley House almost all of the time. Over the next three months, we’ve got some very exciting events coming up! Comedy Night On 27th January, Merley House will be a comedy club for the evening. Our stage will be graced by Mark Olver, Rosie Jones, Jessica Fostekew and The Noise Next Door! Tickets are £20 per person and included in the comedy night ticket ...

Goodbye 2017!

January 12th, 2018|

2017 was a fantastic year for Merley House, but we’re determined to make 2018 even better! In 2018 we've got more weddings than we ever have before! The 'New' Old Library At the beginning of 2017, the Old Library got a well-deserved spruce up! Merley House History Merley House has been around a long time with the actual house being built in 1751 and the Merley estate being around since the 1500s ...

May Favourites

June 12th, 2017|

We’re halfway through the year and at the start of another month, which means it’s time for another favourites post! Here are all of our favourite things from May! Chocolate Woodland Floral Cake This cake just screams summer. Log slabs are becoming increasingly popular in weddings and it’s not difficult to see why. The slab paired with the peach roses and the berries give the cake a real woodland feel and just looks stunning! Simplicity of the Abbott ...

The Quest for John Willett

June 5th, 2017|

Tucked away in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium is a sculpture of the late John Willett. Sculpted in 1763 by Flemish artist Michael Rysbrack before his death in 1770. John Willett, a Magistrate, has been sculpted reading a book presumed to be related to his career. He’s also leaning on a column and dressed in a toga-style outfit. Though sculpted in 1763, Willett actually died in 1745, almost exactly 20 years before his sculpture was created. ...

Reliving May

May 29th, 2017|

It's May already?! This year is flying by and we’ve had another month of exciting things happening at Merley House. Find out more on the blog here! Party Competition It hardly seems possible but it was almost a month ago, that we announced the winner of our party competition! In case you haven’t seen the very funny video by Clare, you can view it here! May Weddings May was somewhat quiet in terms of weddings but with the terrible ...

Spotlight on…Lewis Brown Photography

May 22nd, 2017|

This month’s spotlight post will be showcasing Lewis Brown Photography! Lewis Brown is the recommended photographer at Merley House and looking at the photos you can see why! Lewis Brown Photography Background (As told by Lewis himself!) I am often asked about the path that lead me to being a Professional Photographer. I first started with landscape photography, which then lead to family photo shoots, and I have now grown into a self-taught Wedding, ...

April Favourites

May 1st, 2017|

Here are our April favourites! It was difficult to choose favourites this month as we’ve been so busy! If we could’ve put everything in, we would’ve! Black and Purple April Wedding Decor It’s not often that black is used in wedding décor but it looks so sophisticated! The black makes the white really stand out and goes really well with purple! We love it! Party Competition Our party competition ended yesterday and with ...

February Favourites

March 6th, 2017|

February flew by didn’t it? We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! February Showcase Day Our Showcase Day is something we look forward to every time we do it! We got to show off our recommended companies, how magnificent Merley House is and meet lots and lots of lovely future married couples! Wedding Cake & Balloons Two of this month’s favourites comes from the wedding of Mr and Mrs Betts! The first is their wedding ...