I chose Blacknest Golf & Country Club to be included in this event, as it is incredibly beautiful, as well as versatile. With a gorgeous clubhouse and an already-pitched Woodland Tipi, you're spoiled for choice!
Events Manager Hayley will help you create your own bespoke experience, whether you're planning a Boho Festival-Style Wedding with Glamping, or a Classic Clubhouse Wedding, followed by a Night in the Honeymoon Suite. You can see a Blacknest Golf & Country Club Virtual Tour, Q&A and Wedding Video below, shown during the Virtual Wedding Fayre!
The wonderful Hayley has also written the following piece below the video, showing you just why you should choose Blacknest Golf & Country Club to host your special day - Thank you Hayley! xo
If you'd like to talk to Hayley, I've included Blacknest Golf & Country Club's contact details at the bottom of this page, or you can leave a comment underneath this post and I'll pass her your email address! 🤍
Blacknest Golf & Country Club - Beautiful Weddings, Indoors & Out
Blacknest Golf & Country Club is set in the stunning Hampshire countryside near Farnham, surrounded by 100 acres of parkland and fields beyond. Within 30 minutes drive of Farnham, Winchester and Petersfield market towns it offers a rural location for people, without the long drive.
Whether you are planning a traditional wedding, or something more alternative, we offer a bespoke service to make it a wonderful day to remember. From your initial enquiry, through to overseeing the smooth running of the occasion itself, our helpful and experienced staff will be with you every step of the way.
One of the most important aspects of your day is food, whether you want a traditional wedding breakfast, handcrafted bowl food, mouthwatering canapés or an indulgent English BBQ showcasing local produce - we will ensure that each menu is tailored to your needs and invite each couple in for a complementary tasting before the big day.
Our beautiful Woodlands Events Tipi is able to cater for 80 - 150 seated guests, and up to 220 evening guests. It consists of three nordic hats and is on-site from May to September each year. With the addition of our Outdoor Pavilion, which is also licensed for Civil Ceremonies, it makes it the perfect spot for an outdoor, rustic or festival style Wedding.
We also offer year-round Weddings in our modern and stylish Clubhouse. We have multiple areas available to host your Civil Ceremony for 60 - 100 guests and our Function Room seats up to 100 guests for a Wedding Breakfast and hosts up to 150 evening guests. Each room is neutrally decorated, giving you the opportunity to add your own personal touches and decorations to make it truly unique.
Inside the Clubhouse we also have 5 guest bedrooms, including a Bridal Suite overlooking the grounds, which is the perfect addition to offer accommodation to those special people on the day. For Tipi Weddings we also have plenty of space for Bell Tents to be pitched so your guests can enjoy 'Glamping' in style.
At Blacknest we are fortunate to be able to offer couples a completely individual experience. Whether you choose our picturesque Woodlands Tipi or our stunning Clubhouse there is something for everyone no matter your budget or size of party.
How many guests can attend our Wedding at Blacknest Golf & Country Club?
Our Woodlands Tipi can seat from 80 – 150 guests and our Clubhouse can seat from 60 – 100 guests. There is space for up to 200 evening guests in the Tipi and 150 in our Clubhouse.
What makes Blacknest Golf & Country Club different to other Venues?
Our venue is different because we are the only one in the area to have a semi-permanent Tipi, which means we spend weeks dressing it at the start of each summer and making it look amazing. We are also a family run golf club, so we like to give each wedding a really personal feel.
What is your favourite part of what you do?
My favourite part is meeting the couples at their showing and discussing their initial enquiry and then when they book going through everything with them from planning, menu tasting, decorating the day before to the actual day and seeing them get married and celebrating with all their friends and family.
Does Blacknest have its own set of suppliers we have to use, or can we choose our own?
We do have a list of recommended suppliers who we work with for lots of events and know the venue really well, however we don’t have set ones, so if there is someone you really want to use or have on the day, you are more than welcome to bring your own suppliers.
Are there any trends you'd really like to see more of in Weddings?
I really like the growing trend in seeing weddings outside. I know it's hard to predict in this country, but when it is a nice day, an outside ceremony and reception is so much better than all being stuck inside a function room, no matter how nice the venue is, so I’d like to see that grow more.
What made you want to become a part of Blacknest's Wedding & Event Team?
I fell in love with the venue as soon as I went there. I hadn’t heard of it before as I’m not a golfer, but it just has a really nice atmosphere to it. All the members and staff are really friendly and as we grow the events side it’s nice to see so many people through the doors.
Does any wedding you’ve worked at stand out and why?
There are a couple for me, but we have had some fantastic ones. Last year one couple brought in a couple of wheelbarrows and sacks and had a mini sports day, so they have pictures of the bride being pushed in a wheelbarrow by the groom, which I thought was pretty cool. We also had one wedding where the groom was a farrier and made lots of unique decorations for the day, such as a cake stand out of horseshoes. The favours were tealight holders for each guest made out of horseshoes too, it must have taken him ages. But I love all the weddings and each one has special memories for me.
Who are you in lockdown with and how are you staying sane/passing the time?
I’m at home by myself but I’m passing the time by doing some volunteering with a local charity for those who can’t go out. I’m also watching endless amounts of Netflix and Disney+.
What is your cancellation/postponement policy during this difficult time?
We are postponing any Weddings that have been directly affected and trying to liaise with all our couples fairly regularly, to keep them informed, as it will impact on everyone's day, even those not getting married until 2021. I sent out a list of suppliers to them the other day, as if they don’t get things booked now they risk missing out due to how busy everyone will be.
What are your 3 Desert Island Items? - i.e. If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 3 items, what would they be?
iPod, Pack of Cards, Chocolate.
What's your favourite Wedding Theme/Style and why?
I love festival theme weddings, especially in the Tipi. It's just such a nice vibe and everyone is always so chilled. I also love watching people add their own touches to our venue and things like bright flowers, bunting or photos really make it look so special.
This Wedding Fayre is raising money for Mind, the Mental Health Charity - Why do you personally feel like this is a great cause?
I think this is such a great cause, especially at the moment as I think we all have our own mental health problems, whether its anxiety, depression or other disorders and raising awareness, talking about it and raising money to help others is such a great cause.
Is there anything you can offer to the couples attending this fayre?
We’d like to offer each couple a free night's stay in our Bridal Suite on their Wedding Night, plus a bottle of champagne for anyone booking before the end of May 2020, who contacts us through the Wedding Fayre. You'll find this offer in your Goody Bag - make sure you sign up over on the Main Page to get yours!
Thank you to Hayley, for getting involved in this Event and for including an offer in the Virtual Goody Bag! xo
I've included Blacknest Golf & Country Club's contact details and important links below, please take a look and get in touch - And don't forget to leave Hayley some love on this post!
Take care and stay safe everyone 🤍
Phone: 01420 22888
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