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...for a magical dayArriving at Latimer Place is just the beginning of the experience: weavingthrough the historic Latimer Village, past acres of unspoilt countryside and up themagnificent tree-lined driveway.This home was always intended for special occasions and impressive celebrations.Owned by the Cavendish family from 1615 until after World War II, the buildinghas welcomed many of the nation’s most distinguished names including CharlesI and II. The house you see today was built in 1836 and recent restoration workblends together the historic charm and those all-important modern touches.Whether it’s your reception, your ceremony or both, we’ll make sure your day is asindividual, exciting and memorable as you have always dreamed.


Turn your ideas into realityYou no doubt have your own ideas about your special day, from the classic and traditional to the creativeand quirky. If you are looking for inspiration, we can provide plenty of suggestions, or you’re welcome totake the lead and let your imagination run riot. We believe no two weddings should ever be the same.Here, amid 30 acres of picturesque parkland, we have room to accommodate even the most intimate orextravagant plans. There are three entirely separate venues, the largest capable of accommodating 200,so you’re free to choose between the historic and the modern. You can take exclusive use of any of thethree, making your day entirely personal to you and your guests.Outside, the grounds offer wonderful views across the Chess Valley, the perfect spot for drinks, canapés,not to mention those soon-to-be cherished wedding photos.


Sensational food for a sparkling occasionDining at Latimer Place is all about exceptional produce, farm-fresh ingredientsand flexible options: enjoy traditional rump of marinated lamb, chateau potatoes,roasted root vegetables with a tomato and rosemary jus, or opt for the fresh zestyflavours of grilled sea bass, crushed new potatoes, sautéed courgette and orangedressing. Finish with exquisite strawberry and Champagne torte with a raspberryand summer berry coulis or pear and almond fragipane, pouring cream and a bitterchocolate sauce – the options are endless.Our head chef is looking forward to meeting with you to talk through your ideasand explain the best seasonal produce. No meal would be complete withoutexcellent wines and Champagne and we offer some of the finest vintages fromFrench chateaux, as well as some lesser-known gems from around the world.During your drinks reception, we’ll keep the conversation flowing with tall Pimms,classic Kir Royales or flutes of Champagne as your guests enjoy live music of yourchoosing. Then, as night falls, we can boost the energy levels with a platter of localcheeses or, for something out of the ordinary, hearty hotdogs.


A dream-like end to a magical day…The memories needn’t end with the last dance. As the party winds down, retire to your luxuriousbedroom and recline in style. In the morning, enjoy a Champagne breakfast in bed while you take inthe views across the peaceful Chiltern countryside. Where better to start your married life together?


Space to curl-up or unwind...With 197 luxury en-suite rooms, your guests can be sure of completing theirday at Latimer Place in classic style, with no shortage of mod cons and freehigh-speed internet access for all. There are also 25 rooms in the Manor House,many of which have their own charming historic features as well as commandingcountryside views.After a long lie-in, meet up and re-live those moments over our breakfast of localbacon and sausages, free-range eggs and freshly-ground coffee. Guests are thenwelcome to blow away any fuzziness in the indoor pool, mini-gym, spa bath orsauna or step outside and explore the grounds.


Stretch out in style…Your wedding is the perfect excuse for a little adventure and relaxation, before and after the ceremony.With 30 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and wild woodland to explore, there are plenty ofopportunities to stretch your legs, gather your thoughts and enjoy the fresh country air.Alternatively, you could stay closer to home and make use of our extensive facilities. Line up afive-a-side football tournament with family and friends, try your hand at a spot of croquet, or enjoyan invigorating workout in our pool and mini-gym. It’s a great way to bond with the wedding party,clear your mind and loosen up for the day ahead.


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Your Wedding DayIt’s Your Special DayMay we take this opportunity to congratulate you on your engagement and thank you for contacting us about holding your wedding celebrationshere at Latimer Place. We are very proud of our reputation for excellence and professionalism, your wedding day is not just a special day but one ofthe most important days of your life. You can relax with confidence, knowing that we will advise you and help you every step of the way to ensureyour day is just the way you dreamed – individual, exciting and memorable!Why Latimer?Arriving at Latimer Place is just the beginning of the experience, weaving through the historic Latimer Village, past acres of unspoilt countrysideand up the magnificent tree lined driveway is the historic Victorian manor house. Nestled in the Chilterns, with stunning grounds and views downtowards the Chess Valley, Latimer Place is ideally located for access to the M25 junction 18 linking London and its airports.Steeped in HistoryThis home was always intended for special occasions and impressive celebrations and has welcomed many of the nation’s most distinguishednames including Charles I and II. Owned by the Cavendish family from 1615 until after World War II, when it was requisitioned by the government;Latimer Place played an integral part in British History, housing high ranking prisoners who were inadvertently revealing secrets of great militaryimportance whilst being held in Manor House. Transcripts of these highly secretive conversations have recently been released revealing clues aboutcode breaking, imminent attacks and war boat technology, helping the nation towards a victorious outcome in WWII and Latimer being crowned asBritain’s most secret home!Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinatorWe believe no two weddings should be the same and no doubt you have your own ideas about your special day, from the classic and traditional tothe creative and quirky. Our wedding co-ordinator will be on hand to provide plenty of suggestions, and inspiration and assist with the planning ofyour day. Our excellent team and Event Manager will ensure that your wedding is perfect, just as planned!Food and BeverageWhen it comes to wining and dining at Latimer Place, it is all about exceptional produce, farm fresh ingredients and flexible options, and shouldyou have your own ideas our head chef is more than happy to talk these through with you. We also stock an extensive wine list but should you wishto upgrade your wine then please speak to our wedding co-ordinator.Exclusive UseThe entire ground floor of the Manor house can be hired on an exclusive basis for you and your guests to enjoy from midday to midnight, ask ourwedding coordinator for more details.


Your Wedding Day at Latimer HouseSay ‘I do’ at LatimerLatimer Place was designed with space and flexibility in mind. For intimate Civil Ceremonies our beautifulCavendish Library with spectacular views over the Chess Valley is the most idyllic setting to say ‘I do’, alternativelyfor larger numbers we have other suites available, or why not take advantage of the historicSt. Mary Magdalene Church set within our grounds.Our £550.00 fee for Civil Ceremonies includes hire of the ceremony room, seating, 2 candelabra floral arrangementsand 1 table arrangement.Local Register Office:Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office, 29 Windsor Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JJTel: 01494 475205Latimer Church:St Mary Magdalene, Latimer, HP5 1UAYou are advised to contact the local Registry Office or the vicar to check availability before confirming yourbooking at Latimer Place.


Our PackagesIt’s your wedding day and to help you create the wedding and reception of your dreams, Latimer Placeoffers a wide variety of luxury wedding packages. Of course we believe no two weddings should be thesame and understand you may have your own ideas about your special day, our wedding co-ordinatorwho is experienced in creating tailor-made packages, is happy to talk these through with you to ensureall the choices are yours!The CavendishExclusive hire of the ground floor of Latimer House, gardens and sun terraceFrom midday to midnightA glass of Pimm’s, sparkling wine or bucks fizz on arrivalProfessional Toastmaster3 course wedding breakfast, coffee and mints½ bottle of house wine per personA glass of sparkling wine for the toastWhite chair covers with sash for wedding breakfast roomWhite table linen and napkinsDedicated wedding co-ordinator and event managerPrinted table plan and menusPA System for wedding breakfast speechesFood tasting for Bride & GroomDance floorComplimentary bedroom for bride and groom with a bottle of champagne and gift from usFree use of the leisure facilities for the bride and grooms two weeks prior to the special dayFor early arrivals we provide complimentary changing room for your guests prior to the weddingDiscounted guest accommodation with free use of leisure facilities2014 £110.00 per person2015 £115.00 per personThe DevonshirePrivate hire of the wedding breakfast room from midday to midnightSun terrace and grounds for picturesA glass of Pimm’s, sparkling wine or bucks fizz on arrival3 course wedding breakfast, coffee and mints½ bottle of house wine per personGlass of sparking wine for the toastWhite table linen and napkinsDedicated wedding co-ordinator and event managerPrinted table plan and menusFood tasting for Bride & GroomComplimentary bedroom for bride and groom with a bottle ofchampagne and gift from usFree use of the leisure facilities for the bride and grooms two weeksprior to the special dayDiscounted guest accommodation with free use of leisure facilities2014 £86.00 per person2015 £90.00 per personThe Cavendish and Devonshire packages are specially designed forweddings of over 80 guests, hosted within the Manor House.


Our PackagesThe Cheyne LibraryOccasionally our beautiful library is available for intimate weddingcelebrations, for up to 60 guests.Private hire of the wedding breakfast room from midday to midnightSun terrace and grounds for picturesA glass of Pimm’s, sparkling wine or bucks fizz on arrival3 course wedding breakfast, coffee and mints½ bottle of house wine per personA glass of sparkling wine for the toastWhite table linen and napkinsDedicated wedding co-ordinator and event managerPrinted table plan and menusComplimentary bedroom for bride and groom with a bottle ofchampagne and gift from usFree use of the leisure facilities for the bride and groom two weeksprior to the special dayDiscounted guest accommodation with free use of leisure facilities2014 £50002015 £5280This package is based on a maximum of 60 guests and is only available tobook within 12 months of the wedding date.Complete Wedding PackageOff peak dates may be available throughout the year andwith this in mind, we have put together a fixed price allinclusive package based on 60 guests. Please contact ourwedding coordinator for available dates.2014 - £4,570, extra guests £70.002015 - £5,000, extra guests £76.00Something a little extra…Exclusive hire of the Manor House from £2000Professional Toastmaster from £420Chair Covers from £4.00 per chairPA System for speeches from £120Disco from £450Black drapes in the entertainment room from £320Crèche from £375*For all Weddings an evening buffet is required to be served for 75% of your guests.


Your Wedding DayCanapésSelect 4 for £8.00 per personHotMini hamburgers with burger relish and mustardFish & chips wrapped in newspaper conesMini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish mayonnaiseLime marinated chicken skewers with avocado and spring onion dipMini red onion tatin with tomato chutneyTempura vegetables with a sweet chilli dipColdParmesan and rosemary shortbreads with roasted cherry tomato and feta cheeseSmoked salmon blinis and lemon crème fraîche, dill toppingFilo tartlets with a Thai beef saladHoney, mustard and prosciutto palmiers.Walnut scone topped with Somerset brie and onion chutneyQuail eggs with celery salt


Your Wedding DayVegetarianThai vegetable currywith steamed rice, prawn crackersVegetable and chickpea taginewith fruit and nut cous cousRoast vegetable, gorgonzola, red onion strudelwith red pepper coulisThree onion and goats cheese tartTo Indulge…Sorbet course £3.00 per personTo be served after the starterPetit fours per table £15.00 (for a table of 10 guests)To be served with CoffeeCheese board per table £35.00 (for a table of 10 guests)A fine selection of British cheeses,Mull of Kintyre, Oxford blue, Cerney ash and Somerset brie,accompanied with a selection of oat cakes and home made chutneyUpgrade your wine or champagne,or both from £1.50 per personDessertsIndividual forest fruits crème bruleehome made shortbreadVanilla pannacottarhubarb and ginger compoteSticky toffee puddingvanilla saucePoached pear and frangipane tartclotted creamOrange and champagne torteraspberry coulisChocolate bread and butter puddingcrème anglaiseMango tortepassion fruit sauceApple tart tatinvanilla ice-creamTrio of mini cheesecakechocolate, lemon and blueberryFreshly Brewed coffee and mints


Your Wedding DayChildrens Wedding Menu£18.00 per child - Suitable for under 12’sPlease choose 1 set menu for all childrenMain mealsPan fried chicken stripsRoasted juicy pork sausagesPasta with fresh tomatoBeef meatball in a tomato sauceCod fish cakesWith your choice ofPotato wedgesMashed potatoesChunky chipsVegetablesPeasBaked beansCarrotsBroccoliBaby sweetcornDessertsVanilla ice creamChocolate ice creamStrawberry mousseSliced fresh fruit with coulisJelly and creamProfiteroles with chocolate sauceTraditional Evening BuffetMenu SelectorWe cater for 75% of your evening guestsPlease choose from the items below:Select 5 items for £15.50 per personSelect 6 items for £17.00 per personBacon bapsSausage bapsTortilla wraps with selection of fillingsProsciutto ham, mozzarella & tomato pesto foccaciaSmoked salmon and crème fraiche pressed ciabattaMarinated herb chicken kebabsTikka marinated chicken legsSoy and sesame chicken wingsLamb Kofte KebabsHoney and thyme cocktail sausagesHalloumi and pepper kebabsMini filled quichePotato wedges and dips – mayonnaise, cream cheese & chive, sweet chilliMini Jacket potatoes with crème fraîcheBags of mini roastiesNew potatoes in minted butterPotato and spring onion saladBaby leaf, tomato and cucumber salad5 bean salad with French dressingVerveslawGreek saladPasta and PestoCorn on the cobFresh fruit platter • Chocolate éclairs • Selection of mini desserts


Your Wedding DayEvening Buffet Outside DiningHog roast£18.50 per per person – minimum 90 peopleSpit roasted pig, apple sauce, stuffing andcrisp crackling with soft floured rollsorSpit roasted chicken with stuffing and soft floured rollsVegetarian option: vegetarian burgers and soft floured rollsPlease also choose 3 sides fromthe evening buffet selector menuBBQ£19.00 per personAny 3 meat or fish options and a vegetarian option, plus 3 saladsfrom the evening buffet selector menuAccompanied with white and brown french sticksMeat4oz beef burgersPork and leek sausagesMarinated herb chicken kebabsTikka marinated chicken legsSage and mustard pork chopsGammon steaksLamb kebabs with rosemary and garlic4oz rump steak encrusted with crushed peppercornsFishSardines with garlic and lemonThai spiced prawn skewersSalmon with Cajun spicesTuna with soya and gingerVegetarian optionsMushroom goats cheese and red onion marmalade parcelsVegetable kebabs with a pesto marinadeCorn on the cobHalloumi and pepper kebabs


Your Wedding DayFAQ’sWhen can we visit Latimer PlaceViewing of the site can be carried out by appointment only, this is so that we can maintain the privacy of other Weddings & Functions& ensure that you receive the best possible service & see Latimer Place in the most suitable environment.What time can I have access to the venue?The facilities will be agreed at the time of booking, in general access is not guaranteed until midday on the day of the event.Do the minimum numbers for the Wedding Breakfast include Children?Minimum numbers are based on Adults only for the Wedding Breakfast. We have a separate 2 course meal to cater for the Childrenunder the age of 12.What are the average timings for the Wedding Day2.00pm Civil Ceremony – 20 – 30 minutes2.30pm Receptions Drinks – 1 and half to 2 hours4.00pm Receiving Line – 45 minutes to 1 hour4.45pm Wedding Breakfast – 2 hours (depending on the length of speech)7.00 pm – 7.30pm – Evening begins10.00pm – 10.30pm Evening Buffet to be servedCan we use our Wedding cake as a dessert?The use of your Wedding Cake as dessert will be charged at the dessert price.Do we have to include an evening Buffet?All weddings do have to have an evening buffet for 75% of your total day and evening guests.What time does the music and bar have to close?Friday & Saturday Bar Closes & Music stops 1.00amSunday & Bank Holiday Monday Bar Closes & Music stops at 11.30pmThe venue reserves the right to withdraw bar services at their discretionCan I bring my own wine?We are sorry Latimer Place does not offer corkage.Can we have fireworks & Chinese Lanterns?Latimer is in an area of outstanding Beauty and as such we don’t allow fireworks and Chinese Lanterns.


Your Wedding DaySomewhere to Sleep... Latimer welcomes you!With 197 spacious en-suite bedrooms, your family and friendscan stay at Latimer Place in classic style, with no shortage ofmod cons! Plus with 30 acres of parkland your guests can strollin the gardens, walk by the River Chess, or simply take time outto relax in the inviting bar and lounge or use our on-siteleisure facilities.Special rates available for your guests for the night of thewedding. Stay at Latimer Place with full English breakfast.Friday, Saturday and Sunday Arrival from 2.00pmCheck out by 11.00 amPrices 2014Main House Double Room £120.00 per room, per night inc VATStandard Double£80.00 per room, per night inc VATStandard Single Room £74.00 per room, per night inc VATPrices 2015Main House Double Room £120.00 per room, per night inc VATStandard Double£82.00 per room, per night inc VATStandard Single Room £76.00 per room, per night inc VATContact our wedding coordinator for promotional pre and post nightaccommodation rates.Standard rooms located in any building (excluding the main house).To take advantage of this rate which is only availableto Wedding Guests why not book online atwww.deverevenues.co.uk using the followingpromotional code.WEDB for Weddings in Latimer HouseBedrooms in Latimer House & Family Roomsshould be booked directly with the reservationsteam at Latimer Place on 01494 545 504 orlatimerreservations@deverevenues.co.ukDe Vere Venues, Latimer Place, Latimer, Chesham,Bucks HP5 1UGAll bedrooms have en-suite facilities, iron, trouser press,hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities

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