The French Room

We have just finished re-furbishing one of the original family bedrooms, creating a new guest bedroom, The French Room, with a beautiful view of the front gardens and lime tree avenue!

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This facelift has been planned for many months now, and with the wedding season fast approaching it was time to crack on and put all the ideas into practice. One of the key features of the bedroom had always been the decorative fireplace with its ornate detailing and porcelain tiles. To tie-in with the fireplace we upholstered a dressing stool, chair and chest in matching fabric. Above the bed we have added the stunning Corona, with regal drapes to match the curtains.

We now have a total of nine guest bedrooms, including the bridal suite, available for hire.

More Photographs of The French Room can be seen on our Facebook Page.

Winter Open Day

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all who helped create a fantastic open day at Poundon, and also thank you to all who turned up to share the day with us, both new couples looking around with us for the first time and also to couples getting married here next year.  I hope that it all proved useful in planning for the big day – and that you gained good advise from Ginny Lawson for flowers, and enjoyed Cupcakes by Claire.

Vintage China

Did we say we have a large collection of vintage china you can use – if you are inspired by vintage, then afternoon tea served on vintage china completes the look. Poundon House is the perfect setting for a country house wedding. Make a weekend of it…

What a Sunday afternoon!

What a Sunday afternoon! Spent at The Saatchi Gallery for the The Luxury Wedding Show. This is the first show by the same event planners as The National Wedding Show and it couldn’t be more different. I was prepared to find myself surrounded by wedding suppliers who would show a disappointed face when I said I wasn’t a bride (I really needed a badge stating this as its always the first question – when are you getting married – umm..I’m wearing a wedding ring?!) but everyone was super friendly. I missed the catwalk shows sadly which I hear were amazing (next year I won’t have a husband patrolling the Kings Road clock watching!).

Here are some of the fantastic suppliers I met:

GC Couture (Cupcakes and Cakes, loved the Rani cake for anyone having an Asian Wedding) – http://www.gccouture.co.uk

Gorgeous Films – http://www.gorgeousfilm.co.uk/

Posh Graffiti – http://www.poshgraffiti.com

Fashion Retreat

Love and Lord – http://www.loveandlord.com

Maids to Measure – http://www.maidstomeasure.com

Quintessentially Events – http://www.quintessentiallyevents.com

Check out Rock n Roll Bride and Sarah Boggott for reviews from the pros.

The bridal wear was amazing, such beautiful dresses and not the average white dress – lots of antique lace, layers, feathers, and a 1950’s style of dress too. Great menswear too.

Flowers and accessories were beautiful.

I’d recommend this as a fun and ideas packed day for any bride to be….its worth the ticket which is steep at £50 pp. The Goody bag makes up for it, which is also a Luxury goody bag with Dermalogica, Gu, Annick Goutal, L’Oreal, Elemis, and more.

The Luxury Wedding Show London

http://www.theluxuryweddingshowlondon.co.uk

 

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Glorious Gardens

The hard work in the gardens has paid off with the gardens being featured in the latest issue of Bucks and Berks Magazine in their article ‘Glorious Gardens’.

We’re delighted that the gardens were chosen to feature in the July issue of Bucks and Berks Magazine, for their article Glorious Gardens.

You can see more at www.countyweddingmagazines.co

Wedding Fayre Preparations

We are all now getting very excited for the Wedding Fayre – the gardens are looking beautiful, the marquee is going up, and we have had a fantastic response from editors, brides, suppliers, writers – everyone! It’s certainly going to be a brilliant day!

Spring Cleaning 23rd March

The weather’s starting to pick up now with its come a new burst of life to everyone here at Poundon.

Inside we’ve been going round with a bucket of soapy water and tin of paint, giving the place a bit of a touch up where it’s needed.

In the gardens we’ve swapped the rakes for lawn mowers and are busy keeping on top of things. Bunches of daffodils have sprouted along the lime tree avenue and look simply fantastic. We’ll soon be busy planting in the terrace gardens ourselves.

The weekends are starting to become busier with more and more couples booked in for viewings and looking around the house and gardens.

The local Parish of churches recently used a few rooms in the house for a morning of activities so it was nice to lend a hand to the local community.

What a Week

Where to start? Well, we began by setting the scaffolding up at the rear of the house so we could continue refurbishing the window frames so the house looks it’s best before the wedding season begins in earnest.

However, the main task for the week was to construct the 9 x 9 marquee, and attach it as an extension to the existing reception marquee. We started by digging out a series of drainage trenches so that we don’t get left with a waterlogged lawn every time it rains.

There was talk of adding a new path onto the side of the marquee, and within minutes a route was being marked out and the shovel was being changed on the digger! With the top layer of turf removed and cleared up we got on with laying down some gravel.

So three days of hard work and aching backs! On Thursday we gave ourselves a bit of a break and used some of the turf and topsoil to level out some of the bumps in the walled garden.

It was back to work with a thud though on Friday and with the weather working against us we set about putting up the marquee and getting it cleaned up. It may have taken a week to get the job almost complete, but it’s bound to be a great addition to the service we offer here at Poundon House.

The weather cleared up by the afternoon and we’re hoping it continues across the weekend. There’s a few viewings booked, but more importantly, we’ll be having a well earned lie-in.

February Open Day

This weekend saw our second wedding open day at Poundon House, and once again the day was a huge hit.

As we were setting up the sun was shining and it looked like we were in for a beautiful day, but as these things go it began to rain just as soon as our first guests started to arrive. Thankfully we had our white umbrellas on hand to keep everyone dry on the short walk to the marquee.

A warm drink and a quick spell in front of the fire warmed everyone up before they continued their tour of the house.

We were rushed off our feet throughout the day but hopefully we got to speak to everyone. From big celebrations to small ceremonies every couple wanted something unique so it will be great to work with them and arrange their perfect day.

As before, if you were unable to make it to the open day feel free to contact us with any enquiries or to book a viewing, and of course, don’t forget about the upcoming Fusion Wedding Fayre.