This Week On The Millbridge Court Site… Part 6
Completion is so very close and yet more drastic changes have taken place over the past seven days.
The grounds have been progressing wonderfully at both the front and back of the Millbridge Court site in the heart of Frensham. The car park is being graveled throughout today and will be completed tomorrow creating a beautiful finish to the large front area where we will be able to fit 50 car’s on the day of a Millbridge Court Wedding. We are now just awaiting our gorgeous laurel hedging to be planted around the edge of the parking area to complete the front entrance.
In our Outside Ceremony area, turf has been put down from the fencing at the outer reaches of the Millbridge Court site to the surrounding hedging at the top of our aisle… all we are missing are some of our gorgeous chiavari chars, a Bride, a Groom, a bundle of happy guests and we’re ready!!
I also thought I’d take a picture of the extra guests we had today in the adjacent field to our Outside Ceremony area… The cows! Personally, I think they’ll be a fantastic asset to an outdoor Wedding in the Surrey countryside, so here’s to hoping it’s a permanent feature.
As you can see from the below photo looking up towards our Dining & Ceremony Halls, we just have a small amount of turfing to do before the grounds are finished and completely covered in luscious green grass ready for as many al fresco drinks receptions as the English weather will allow us to have.
Moving inside, I wanted to give you all another look at the Dining Hall which this week has had the walls finished, the up lighting put in, the wooden floor has had it’s final coat of varnish and it’s looking breathtaking! Just out of shot we have nine dimmers ready to set all lighting to whatever level of brightness or dimness happy couples would like at different stages of the celebrations.
Stay tuned for photos of our evening reception bar which is being installed next week, leaving our ceremony hall completed, as well as photos of the finished car park area and much more!
This Week On The Millbridge Court Site… Part 5
This week’s progress has been so exciting to watch; visually the Millbridge Court interiors have been coming on leaps and bounds, so here’s a few snaps to keep you updated.
Let me start with our gorgeous Ceremony Hall. All internal and external structural scaffolding is down making it very easy to appreciate the sheer height and grandeur of the room. Having been on site at dusk at the end of the week I was astounded at how much natural light was flooding in through the glass wall, it looked simply magical and will be the perfect light for a first dance for those Summer Weddings and Ceremonies in those Winter months. As you can see, excitingly the gorgeous wood floor is down, all we need are some chandeliers, and skirting boards and we’re almost ready for a stunning Millbridge Court Wedding Ceremony.
The Dining Hall, similar to that of the Ceremony Hall, has had the internal scaffold removed and the wooden floor has been put down over the weekend. The wall lights have also been put up and will add a great soft lighting option for Wedding Breakfasts throughout the year.
Although the Dining Hall has always looked large throughout the building process and with a capacity of 150 it always needed to be a very big space, the size of the room now that the structure is completed really does take my breath away every time I see it. The beams add such an amazing amount of drama to the room and manage to add traditional barn qualities to an otherwise contemporary space.
This week, we had the arrival of our bi-folding doors and they are well worth the wait. With one glass door able to open and close individually and the other 3 panels folding away completely it really does bring the outside in and when pulled back, makes Millbridge Court feel like it’s open sided. The slate patio has also been put down and will extend to the lawns; in the milder months it will be filled with gorgeous outside seating areas creating the perfect central location for an outdoor drinks reception.
Now, with the final photos I just wanted to show you all how breathtaking Millbridge Court looks from underneath the Arbour. Even from that distance, the inside of the Dining Hall and Ceremony Hall are visible and I can’t wait to see them both full of Wedding guests having the most wonderful celebrations.
And it only seemed right to show you the view of the beautiful Surrey Countryside behind the Arbour. The most magical backdrop for an outside ceremony or on those chillier days, for some couples photos under the hand made and loving crafted structure.
This Week On The Millbridge Court Site… Part 4
Another week gone and another week of exciting progress on the Millbridge Court site. As always, here’s a taster of what those changes look like…
And they’re looking amazingly green! The landscape gardeners have been working tirelessly leveling the grounds with fresh soil, planting photonia hedging, beautiful hydrangeas, acer trees and much, much more. And on Friday they laid down lots of luscious green turf… Doesn’t it look fantastic? Now all this picture is missing is a fabulous Kalm Kitchen Drinks station and lots of lovely Wedding guests… But I’ll hold that thought until our first wonderful Wedding next year.
The Outside Ceremony area has also progressed once again with the making of the aisle. The slate tiles have been put underneath the Arbour and then extend down the length of the Ceremony space creating the perfect entrance for all of those beautiful Bride’s lucky enough to have the sun shine on their Wedding day at Millbridge Court. Soil has also been put down and leveled in preparation for the turf to be laid on Monday.
The final windows were put in place last week and so the scaffolding has been removed completely from both the Ceremony and Dining Hall. It’s so amazing to be able to fully appreciate the vast expanse of glass that we have here at Millbridge Court. The scale is truly phenomenal! In those daylight hours, guests can appreciate the gorgeous Surrey surroundings without even having to step outside and in hours of darkness, the chandeliers, the up lighting running along the floor, the candle light and fairy lights will reflect back inward making the evening celebrations, and in those winter months, the Dining, even more magical.
Another exciting week has flown past and with my inside knowledge on whats in store, I can’t wait to show you the changes that this week will bring… Stay tuned.
This Week On The Millbridge Court Site… Part 3
Another exciting week has flown by in Frensham, Surrey and we are now another week closer to completion…
The front of the Millbridge Court Boutique Hotel has really come on leaps and bounds over the past seven days. All of the original features have been lovingly restored as you can see from the exposed brickwork in the photograph below, and the beams above the doorway. Almost all of the walls have had their final coat of paint and the beautiful wooden floor has been laid down throughout the Hotel ground floor, extending in to the private dining room. Excitingly, it’s now just a few weeks away from being fully furnished!
And… in other very important news, we now have electricity throughout the Hotel!
Moving towards the exterior of Millbridge Court, the dark wood cladding on the connecting building between the Boutique Hotel and the Barn has been completed, and as you can see from Barry, the painter in the right hand side of the photo below, he is so ecstatic about this, he’s even dancing on his ladder!
The landscapers arrived in force this past week and have started to work wonders with what will be our beautiful lawns leading out from the Ceremony Hall and Dining Hall. Specifically, they have begun planting stunning Fertinia Red Robin hedging around the Outside Ceremony Area so that it will by next week be completely enclosed and private. The wooden pergola which marks the top of the Outside Ceremony aisle has also been put in place and will no doubt be the perfect feature for lots of lovely florists to decorate and style throughout the Summer months.
The rate in which Millbridge Court is progressing is really amazing and the builder’s, decorators, painters, electricians and landscapers are all working tirelessly throughout the week and weekend to make sure they reach the deadline nearer the end of this month. Stay tuned for next weeks changes!