Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Stretch It Out. In Favor Of The Three Day Wedding

We’ve all traveled to that wedding where we arrived just in time for the ceremony and left after a quick brunch the next day. Was it worth it? Probably. Did you get any quality time with the bride and groom and their loved ones? Probably not. Did you get to explore the cool place you just traveled to? Highly unlikely.

The three day wedding just might be the solution. If your guests are getting in a car and driving a distance or traveling on a plane, why not make the event into a real get-a-way for them? And I don’t mean a packaged destination wedding on a tropical island—that’s something else entirely. I’m talking about inviting all your guests to spend at least three days on your turf. 

Spread the wedding events out and let your friends and family relax and get to know each other in the process. With all this time for casual conversation and meandering around your town or city, your celebration will build camaraderie and love as the days go on. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Here’s a sample itinerary:

Thursday Night: Rehearsal Dinner—keep it small and intimate. Momentum will build.

Friday Late Afternoon/Evening: Backyard BBQ. At your house, in the park or at your wedding venue, whatever’s easy. Encourage out of town guest to arrive in time for the BBQ. Casual food and drinks are shared and the stage is set for the weekend.

Saturday: Explore the local town. Let your guests go out on their own while you get yourself ready. Suggest your favorite brunch spot, hike or not to miss bakery.

Saturday Evening: Wedding ceremony and reception. Here comes the bride.

Sunday: Brunch open house. Invite everyone over to your house or again at the wedding venue for a buffet brunch. By that time everyone will be friends, have shared some laughs, some drinks, maybe some tears, and will have a good sense of how you’re all connected.

Your wedding is about you and your commitment to your partner. It is a celebration of this commitment. But isn’t it also about getting the people you love together to have a fun weekend? 

If you can stretch the wedding out over a few days and let your guests relax into the experience, the deeper their connection will be to your wedding, forever. And probably the more likely it will be for them to come back and visit you on your turf that they’ve grown to love.

Ringwood Hall Hotel love to work with you to create your dream wedding, so whether you're looking for a traditional day event or a three-day celebration - we can help!

Call our professional wedding team today on 01246 280077

Friday, 18 September 2015

Ladies Charity Night at Ringwood Hall Hotel

Ringwood Hall Hotel is delighted to announce our support of the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ charity evening on Tuesday 29th September, for the ‘Helping Women with Cancer’ campaign.

Look Good Feel Better are the only charity working in 26 countries supporting women with the visual affects of having cancer that can affect their confidence and the way they feel about themselves.

Take a look at their latest video which gives an insight into the amazing work the volunteers do supporting women with cancer

The evening starts at 6.30pm until 9.30pm, and promises to be a fabulous night including a Fashion Show, and a FUN, interactive workshop with our Guest Speaker, Colour & Style Expert, Hayley Eleanor Smith – as well as some wonderful shopping opportunities too!

Tickets are just £10 including goodies (listed below) and its all for a great cause!

  • A luxury goody-bag
  • Drink on arrival
  • FREE ticket entry to the Prize Draw (to WIN one of 6 Boudoir Photo Shoot’s at the beautiful Ringwood Hall Hotel!)

Entry is by TICKET ONLY (limited no. available) so get yours as soon!

We hope to see you there!

Ringwood Hall Hotel
S43 1SQ

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Autumn Murder Mystery Dinners & Black Tie Events

September can only mean one thing – the children are back at school (hooray!) – sadly though this Summer hasn’t lived up to all we were promised – we’ve endured the wettest August for 100 years and on top of that, September’s temperature has started to drop to a tinge of Winter.
So – if you like us, you are looking for something to brighten up your Autumn calendar then look no further than at Ringwood Hall Hotel`s programme of Murder Mystery Dinners and Black Tie Events;
Murder Mystery Dinners – only £29.50 per ticket for the performance & 3 course dinner.

Friday 16th October – Barrington`s Sweets
Friday 23rd October – Faulty Towers – SOLD OUT
Friday 13th November – Date with Destiny
Friday 20th November – Gatsby (limited availability)
Friday 27th November – Who killed Santa - SOLD OUT

Our popular ‘Murder Mystery’ events are famous around the region – at fantastic value, the evening provides some truly enjoyable entertainment and fun for all ages.
Come along and help the Inspector solve the murder(s).
For availability, bookings and plots call Sara on 01246 280077.

Black Tie Dinners Dances

Saturday 31st October – Halloween Masked Ball - £29.50 per ticket
Friday 6th November – Gala Night of Fireworks - £29.50 per ticket
Friday 20th November – Casino Royale - £39.50 per ticket (limited availability)

Our Black Tie Events are the perfect excuse to “dress to impress” in style – there is always a friendly, warm welcome of bubbly & canap├ęs  and of course our luxury four course dinner by romantic candlelight – with the opportunity to work it off through an evening of dancing `til late to Club Tropicana Disco.

Don’t miss out on these fabulous, must-attend events - Call Sara today for tickets on 01246 280077.


From only £79.00, you can stay overnight in one of our luxury double or twin rooms, which includes a hearty full English breakfast, free parking and use of the Parklands Health & Fitness Club with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and well equipped gymnasium ~ Or, why not make it a truly memorable experience and upgrade to a fabulous Feature Room for only £29.50 per room (subject to availability).


Do you have a birthday, anniversary or event with family & friends due in the near future?
Celebrate in style for unique and memorable experiences why not join one of our events!

Call Sara on 01246 280077 to check availability today or visit our full calendar of events at

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Wedding Showcase At Derbyshire’s Most Prestigious Firework Venue

Ringwood Hall Hotel’s September Wedding Showcase event will welcome newly engaged couples, through our historic doors on Sunday 27th September, 2-5pm.

It’s one of the last chances to see our stunning luxury wedding marquee set to impress, situated within our beautiful gardens in full bloom before the Autumn and Winter months come along!

As always, visiting our Wedding Showcase is totally free, including free parking and welcome champagne on arrival to set the mood for a tour of our luxury venue, set in 29 acres of landscaped gardens and meadows – making it the perfect destination for your special wedding day, to create memories you and your family will treasure forever!

Did you know, that Ringwood Hall Hotel is one of the very few Chesterfield and Derbyshire wedding venues that have approved local authority regulations and insurances to offer fireworks as an impressive addition to your wedding celebrations

(Click here to see our video below at one of our recent firework wedding celebrations)!

If you need some guidance or advice throughout your wedding planning, why not chat to one of our specialist wedding planners who will be around to share their many years of experience and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you on Sunday 27th September and making your dream wedding come true!

Ringwood Hall Hotel
S43 1SQ

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

FREE TICKETS for SHEFFIELD WEDDING SHOW on Sunday 6th September 2015

We are delighted to announce our attendance at the I Do Sheffield Wedding Show, at Ice Sheffield on Sunday the 6th September.

Ringwood Hall Hotel and our professional, friendly wedding team will be available to speak to happy couples ‘to be’ at stand 121 & 122.
To celebrate we are giving away 12 VIP exclusive tickets to the event for two people (normal entry £14.00).

All you have to do for a chance to win this fabulous prize is consider your wedding at Ringwood Hall Hotel!

Simply call our wedding team and arrange to come and visit our splendid Georgian Manor House (at a time to suit you, daytime, evening or weekend!) - before the date of the show and ask for your
free ticket, the  first 12 arranged appointments will be visiting the Sheffield Wedding Show with us!!

So have  a great day out and enjoy a perfect way to plan your wedding.

Call today to book your wedding show around; 01246 280077

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wedding Showcase, Tuesday 11th August 2015

The Tuesday 11th August will see our first mid-week Wedding Showcase at Ringwood Hall Hotel, where you can join us between 4-8pm and view our beautiful Georgian grade 11 listed Manor House set in 29 acres of private grounds.

As always, our showcases offer FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

August is a wonderful time to view our stunning summer garden marquee (shown in the photos – taken last week at a Ruby Wedding celebration).

If outdoor weddings aren’t what you’re looking for – you can also take a wander around the Main House, where you can see our exquisite licensed suites – available for civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts!

Don’t forget to take a peek at our fabulous bedrooms (especially our traditional, fresh  4 poster feature bedrooms, which are extremely popular with our wedding guests!).

If you are looking for a South Yorkshire, Derbyshire or Peak District wedding venue – Ringwood Hall Hotel should be the first you come and see!!

Refreshments available all afternoon in the marquee and in our house Markham Bar, plus meet our closest wedding supplies, who are always on hand to offer friendly advice & information to make your dream wedding come true!

For more information about our wedding packages, visit our website;

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Special Wedding Offers (Late Autumn 2015 & Spring & Easter 2016)

Special Offers – Late Autumn 2015

Ever thought of planning your wedding at short notice?
With the extra benefit of reduced charges and added value!

Our ‘Whirlwind’ wedding romance packages at Ringwood Hall Hotel include everything you would expect for your wedding as well as some wonderful extra value features, such as;

v  Close hand magic to entertain your guests
v  Specialist mood lighting to enhance the ambience of your evening party
v  Candy cart with sweet selections
v  Chocolate favours for your guests
v  Wish tree with twinkly lights for your guest messages
 All this at amazing value from only £3,595 inc vat!

Call our wedding team on 01246 280077 for more information on these amazing offers and to arrange a time to visit to see our spectacular venue. Our team offer daytime, evening or weekend appointments to best suit your diaries.

 Special Offers - Spring & Easter 2016

Not getting married until next Spring? Then book your dream venue today and get access to an amazing value package!

Our beautiful 19th century country house is set amongst mature trees, acres of parkland with manicured lawns and a host of secret gardens, charming terraces and friendly professional wedding staff to make  it your perfect setting, and a wonderful back drop for memorable photographs.

Our ‘Wedding Romance’ wedding packages at Ringwood Hall Hotel are amazing value and include everything to make your wedding day extra special, including;

v  Complimentary Rooms To Gift To Your Guests
v  Tropicana Disco For Your Evening Party
v  Candy Cart With A Selection Of Sweets
v  Children’s Bouncy Castle Or Giant Garden Games
v  Chair Covers, Sashes & Table Centre Dressings From A Huge Selection Of Style
v  Chocolate Favours For Your Guests
v  Personalised Table Plan & Menus
v  Specialist Mood Lighting To Enhance The Ambience Of The Evening Party
v  And...The Bridal Couple Will Be Our Guests.......Complimentary Drinks And Food Throughout The Day!!
Further details on these super special offers can be viewed on the Wedding pages of our website or call our expert wedding team today on 01246 280077 to arrange your special visit and tour of our venue.