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Charity Garden Opening 28th May 2017

April 20, 2017

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Join us on Sunday 28th May for our 24th Annual Charity Garden Open Day for the National Gardens Scheme proudly supporting:

Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Perennial and Parkinson’s UK

Also enjoy our annual PLANT SALE & TEAS all in aid of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

Sunday 28th  11.00am – 4.30pm

PAY AT GATE £4.00 per adult, children free.

Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated over £45 million to nominated beneficiaries, of which over £23 million has been donated within the last ten years. Your continuing support means that for most of their beneficiaries NGS are the largest cumulative donor in their histories.

We’re getting busy preparing for you!

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

ALL INCLUSIVE Wedding Date: 5th August is 2017’s Special Offer Saturday!

February 21, 2017

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Full Wedding Special, Canapé & Sparkling Wine Reception followed by three course seated meal for 80 guests £12,999.00 – ALL INCLUSIVE!*

Enjoy exclusive use of a Mansion and grounds for you and your guests. Enjoy a sparkling wine and tasty canapé reception in the beautiful, elegant riverside gardens, take a romantic stroll over our ornamental Chinese style bridge to the Island, nothing but green as far as the eye can see and views over one of the largest water meadows in Europe.

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal in a romantic marquee setting before dancing the night away with your guests!

Offer includes:

  • Venue Hire
  • 5hours access for set up the previous day.
  • Coordination before your wedding day.
  • Access on the Wedding Day from 11.00
  • 2 members of Island Hall Staff to run your event.
  • 2 fully licensed S.I.A security guards throughout your event.
  • A reception in house & grounds, of up to 2hours (including photo opportunities).
  • Use of a complete marquee with standard dark grey carpet throughout + a wooden parquet dance floor).
  • Uniformed waiting & kitchen staff.
  • All glassware, crockery and table linen.
  • 2 glasses of sparkling wine or sparkling elderflower per guest for reception.
  • 4 canapés per guest (to be selected from a menu)
  • 40 bottles of water
  • 20 bottles of house red wine
  • 20 bottles of house white wine
  • 3 course meal (to be selected from a menu)
  • Carriages to be called at 23.00
  • All Guest and suppliers to have departed by 23.30
  • 2hour access for collection of personal items the following day.

Please note: If you choose to add additional drinks, canapé & meal options a surcharge will apply.

Valid Date 2017:

Saturday 5th August

View other 2017 offers.

Please contact us directly: enquire@islandhall.com quoting: 2017 Full Wedding Reception Offer

Only valid on stated dates and for a maximum of 80 guests, Island Hall reserve the right to withdraw the offer at anytime. Offer is only secured on receipt of deposit and signed contract.

*ADDITIONALLY you need to pay for events insurance (totally approx £150.00). You can also choose to add a Civil Ceremony, please contact us for details.

2017 Special Offer! Civil Ceremony Canapé & Sparkling Wine Reception for 80 guests – ALL INCLUSIVE DATES

February 19, 2017

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2017 Special Offer! Civil Ceremony, followed by Canapé & Sparkling Wine Reception for 80 guests – £2,995.00 ALL INCLUSIVE – you just need to pay your registrar fees!

Marry in a mansion exclusively for you and your guests: Enjoy a romantic and intimate ceremony in our beautiful stone flagged hall, say “I do” at the foot of our grand, carved oak staircase, then treat your guests to a sparkling wine and tasty canapé reception in the beautiful, elegant riverside gardens, with a river island, nothing but green as far as the eye can see and views over one of the largest water meadows in Europe.

Civil Wedding capacity is a maximum of 80 guests.

Offer includes:

  • Venue Hire
  • 2hours access for set up the previous day.
  • Coordination before your wedding day.
  • 2 members of Island Hall Staff to run your event.
  • 1 fully licensed S.I.A security guard throughout your event.
  • Use of our Civil License.
  • A reception in house & grounds, of up to 2hours (including photo opportunities).
  • Uniformed waiting & kitchen staff.
  • All glassware, crockery and table linen.
  • 2 glasses of sparkling wine or sparkling elderflower per guest.
  • 4 canapés per guest (to be selected from a menu).

Please note: If you choose to add additional drinks and canapé options a surcharge will apply.

 

Valid Dates 2017:

17th June

24th June

1st July

22nd July

9th September

16th September

Click for 2017 offers.

Please contact us directly: enquire@islandhall.com quoting: 2017 Civil Ceremony Offer

Only valid on stated dates and for a maximum of 80 guests, Island Hall reserve the right to withdraw the offer at anytime. Offer is only secured on receipt of deposit and signed contract.

ADDITIONALLY you need to pay for events insurance (totally approx £60.00) as well as your registrar fees £450.00 (directly to Cambridgeshire County Council, please visit; http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20103/ceremonies/17/civil_marriage_or_civil_partnership_in_the_uk

FULL WEDDING DEAL (INCLUDING SEATED MEAL RECEPTION & WINE) PACKAGE ALSO AVAILABLE PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE PAGE

2017 Open Tour Dates Announced!

January 10, 2017

These are scheduled tours for small groups (groups of under twenty), couples or individuals, that you can join, with like minded people to view the house and gardens guided by a member of the family. Included in your admission is homemade tea with finger sandwiches and cake 17.50 pounds per head.

Island Hall Tours

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Join award-winning interior designer, owner Christopher Vane Percy for an intimate afternoon tour. Listen to the intriguing stories of Island Hall’s history and tales of its residents past and present, then enjoy a delicious full homemade tea with fresh, finger sandwiches and a slice of fresh Victoria Sponge.

Teas at Island Hall

(*THESE TOURS MUST BE BOOKED DIRECTLY THROUGH INVITATION TO VIEW www.invitationtoview.co.uk)

FOR LARGER GROUPS (OVER 20) PLEASE REFER TO OUR BOOKING PAGE OR CONTACT US DIRECTLY

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Mayor of Peterborough Cllr George Simons and Cllr Debbie Townsend Mayor of St Ives enjoy their tea

April

Wednesday 19th 2.30pm

May

Tuesday 16th 2.30pm

June

Thursday 22nd 2.30pm

July

Wednesday 5th  2.30pm

August

Wednesday 2nd 2.30pm

Wednesday 30th 2.30pm

September

Wednesday 27th 2.30pm

November

Saturday 18th 3.00pm *Special Candlelit Tour

December

Wednesday 13th 3.00pm *Special Festive Victorian Christmas Candlelit Tour

*Special Candlelit Tours are a magical opportunity to experience Island Hall’s lovingly restored Georgian rooms by glittering candlelight. Join award-winning interior designer, owner Christopher Vane Percy for an atmospheric afternoon tour. Listen to the intriguing stories of Island Hall’s history and tales of its residents past and present, then enjoy a delicious full homemade tea with fresh, finger sandwiches and a slice of rich, festive cake. Places are limited to 16 for these tours

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Charity Christmas Carols at Island Hall

December 12, 2016

Island Hall Christmas 2015

16th December 2016 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm

It’s that time of year again! Island Hall is hosting its 33rd annual Charity Carol Concert, this year in aide of the PSP Association“Working for a World Free of PSP”

Tickets £25.00 each, including refreshments.

There are a few tickets still available, please email us directly for ticket purchasing information or simply to make a donation: enquire@islandhall.com.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a rare neurological condition that leads to difficulties with balance, movements, vision, speech and swallowing.

There is no cure.

The PSP Association (PSPA) offers support and information to people living with PSP, while funding research into the condition. Our aim is that people affected by PSP do not feel they have to face the future alone.

We rely entirely on voluntary donations.

To find out how you can support there vital work visit: www.pspassociation.org.uk or find them on Facebook & Twitter.

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As always we are privileged to have the singers of Tapestry mixed-voice, a-cappella chamber choir performing.

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Garden Open This Weekend!

May 23, 2016

2016 Charity Garden Open Date Sunday 29th May

23rd Annual CHARITY GARDEN OPENING for the National Gardens Scheme proudly supporting:

Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Perennial and Parkinson’s UK

Also enjoy our annual PLANT SALE & TEAS all in aid of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

Sunday 29th  11.00am – 5.00pm

PAY AT GATE £4.00 per adult, children free.

Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated over £45 million to nominated beneficiaries, of which nearly £23 million has been donated within the last ten years. Your continuing support means that for most of their beneficiaries NGS are the largest cumulative donor in their histories.

We’re getting busy preparing for you!

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

Island Hall

The Bridge is Back!

February 10, 2016

Island Hall Chinese Bridge

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If you live locally you may have noticed that our Ornamental Chinese Bridge, linking the garden to the Island has been missing for the last few months. The bridge was in fact a replica of the original 18thcentury bridge, based on family photographs which we have of the original. It was rebuilt in 1988, the bridge’s restoration received the 1989 Environmental trophy from the Rotary Club of Huntingdon, and the Cambridge Association of Architects Craftsmanship Award in the same year. The copy made by Cambridge based Coulson’s has sadly not lasted very long and last year the difficult decision was made to replace it once again, this time the project has been undertaken by the local Godmanchester company Jacowe Joinery.

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The Island Hall Chinese Bridge was the original inspiration for Godmanchester’s own (larger!) landmark, Chinese Bridge and we are very happy to see it coming together so nicely!

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Watch this space for the official Bridge Opening, later on this year.

Many thanks to Alan Hooker G.P.S for his wonderful images