I was invited to attend the Lemore Manor showcase and unveiling of their new orangery. This was a great opportunity and so I arrived full of excitement for what I was going to see. We parked on the grounds outside of the main gates and as I walked up the driveway I was blown away by how beautiful the house is. Dating back to 1640 it’s a beautiful mix of grandeur and understated beauty. I described it as “the right side of grand”. It’s large enough to have the wow factor, to be impressive, to fill it’s guests with admiration, yet not so huge that it loses it’s personal feel and begins to feel cold and lacking in comfort.
The house itself is full of traditional decor and furniture. I really like the layout and flow of this house. There are three main lounge and dining type rooms that are big enough to use in a variety of ways and I can see them working extremely well for relaxing in, for socialising in, and for eating in. Although three separate rooms they feel very much connected and I can see how people would still feel a part of the event, wherever they are in the house.
The attention to detail is wonderful, and the little touches throughout definitely make it feel homely, right down to the cushions and candles in the ladies toilets.
As I walked through the house with Margaret, Lemore Manor’s owner, it was clear that this was important to her and a lot of effort goes into making people feel at home when they stay. She wants their enjoyment and comfort to be top of their priorities, and customer service to be second to none. This was said with a real passion, and not just something to be said because it’s the right thing to say!
So then on to the Orangery – the reason for the showcase in the first place. Walking through off a lounge into this room is quite breathtaking. It’s a real contrast to the main house. Bright, light, airy, and clean looking. It’s a vast space, seating up to 150 cabaret style comfortably. Complete with a bar this is the perfect room to hold a larger event, such as a wedding or large corporate event, and whereas the rest of the house is still easily accessible it still has the ability to keep everyone in one place.
The Orangery looks out across a stunning view, and leads out onto a patio at the side of the house. What a perfect space to sit on a summer’s day. The views from the patio are lovely – the bandstand and the gardens are wonderful.
Following on round from the grounds there is a cute little hideaway called the Hen House. This is brilliant – a space away from the house where the bride and her girls can get ready for the wedding. Dressing tables, mirrors, comfortable sofas, bathroom, and even a bar….. everything you need when you’re preparing for your big day. The attention to detail is right there too – there are display cabinets in the room which are there so that the photographer has a great space to take photos of shoes, jewellery etc. Outside the Hen House is a fabulous deck area, complete with hot tub!! What an amazing way to prepare for the big day.
And what is there for the boys? Downstairs, in the “cellar”, is the most fantastic games space. Air hockey, pool table, cinema room, and fully stocked bar are all there for the groom and his boys, or maybe for the children at your wedding to spend their time? Maybe it could be a space for the family to relax the night before a big day? Whatever it’s used for it’s a real hidden treasure.
Accommodation is included with the exclusive hire of Lemore Manor. Although I didn’t get to see the rooms in the house itself I did take a trip across the gardens to the Shepherds Huts. I absolutely love them. Almost traditional gypsy caravan in their styling they are quirky, but when you step inside it’s a real surprise. A double bed, wood burner, and en-suite bathroom are in each one, and even without the wood burner going I found them to be warm and cosy. As a guest I’d love to spend the night here.
Combine all of this with the new ceremony room and outside area that they have and Lemore Manor as a venue, for weddings, private celebrations, and corporate events, excites me. The possibilities for how the manor is used are so vast. If you are planning and looking for a venue I’d love to accompany you to Lemore Manor for a walk through and to see how it would suit you. You can find more details on Lemore Manor at their website, however please do give us a call and have a chat with us about how we can help you with your planning.
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