Great Fosters Hotel Wedding
Yesterday we met up with our wonderful wedding couple Laura & Tim at the equally wonderful wedding venue Great Fosters Hotel in Egham, Surrey.
As it happened the hotel was having a wedding fair that day and as soon as we arrived we were served Bucks Fizz and Canapés. Nice.
The Grade One listed Great Fosters hotel is steeped in History and the site dates back to 1224 with the earliest mention of the site as Fosters is in the court rolls of Thorpe dated 1521. Through the years the site has had a host of distinguished owners and visitors including Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles. The house became a hotel in 1931 and gained a reputation as a premier country hotel which was reinforced in May 1931 when Queen Mary visited and subsequently when on 19th June, the Ascot Ball was held at the hotel in the presence of the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of York.
“When I visited the venue for the first time with my dad I burst out crying” said Laura laughing, “What’s wrong?” said her worried dad “It’s perfect” she replied “It is here I wanted to get married” her dad looked at her “Blimey” he said “if your crying now how will you be on the wedding day” I had to laugh as well.
We have the great pleasure of visiting many wedding venues and there was something about this hotel that felt special … “cosy and homely” was my immediate response when Laura asked me what I thought “exactly” she replied smiling.
Laura & Tim will be spending their wedding night in the Tapestry Room which is adorned with early 17th century Flemish tapestries, a crest on the carved stone mantelpiece, believed to date from 1600, depicts the story of Adam and Eve … a good omen perhaps.
Update: Laura & Tim are now married, read about their Great Fosters Hotel Wedding.