A Selection of Wedding Options 2013 - The Crossways

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					A Selection of Wedding Options
             2013




   Stocks Lane, North Wootton, Nr. Wells, Somerset. BA4 4EU.
                    Telephone: 01749 899000
                       Fax: 01749 890476
              E-mail: enquiries@thecrossways.co.uk
              Website: www.thecrossways.co.uk
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for considering The Crossways as a venue for your
wedding celebrations.

We know that you have lots to consider when planning your big day.

The Crossways has several options available to you. Please take your time to consider the enclosed
information and feel free to call us to discuss any aspects of your requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests.


 “We would like to say a big thank you for our wedding at The Crossways. Thank you for all your
 help, the brilliant food and great atmosphere.”
                                                                          Emma & Dean Wade




 We would like to express our gratitude to you and all your staff for the first class service provided
 for our daughters wedding reception. We strongly recommend the use of your service to anyone
 looking for a wedding reception venue.
                                                                                           Harry & Rita



Contents:
   • Packages & prices
   • Civil Ceremonies
   • Useful information

                        Wedding Packages at The Crossways

1.   THE CROSSWAYS PACKAGE
2.   NORTH WOOTON PACKAGE
3.   GLASTONBURY PACKAGE
4.   PILTON PACKAGE

Choice of reception suites:
   • Raimondo’s restaurant £300
   • Tor View Suite £300
   • Terracotta restaurant £200

              [Minimum spend required to qualify for one of wedding packages is £1,200]
                            Please note – all prices are inclusive of VAT
We believe in creating precious memories on your most special day.


Located in the stunning Somerset countryside with the backdrop of Glastonbury Tor, The Crossways has
everything to make your wedding celebrations special.

We have a range of packages to suit you and your guests. You can choose a formal or more relaxed
celebration depending on your own personal tastes and wishes.

Once you decide how you’d like to spend your day, our team will ensure that every detail is planned,
managed and carried out to your specifications. We have a resident DJ and a variety of entertainment
options we can incorporate into your wedding celebrations.

From table planning, welcome drinks, the meal, photography, evening entertainment and every thing in
between, you can rest assured that The Crossways team is committed to ensuring everything runs
smoothly and everyone enjoys the day.

The Crossways is licensed to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies. The Superintendent Registrar responsible
for this area is based at Shepton Mallet Registry Office, 19B Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BU
and can be contacted on 01749 343928. (Please find enclosed a sheet advising on procedures and other
aspects you may need to consider.)

Our Bridal Suite (Avalon Vale) is beautifully appointed to offer newlyweds a luxurious end to their day,
with four-poster bed and sumptuous bathroom facilities including a double bath with waterproof TV.

If your guests wish to stay with us then they can enjoy a discounted bed & breakfast rate. (Provided 10
rooms are booked for the evening of the Wedding or 6 rooms are booked for a 2-night stay, a 10%
discount will be applied).

Our Wedding Packages vary. Please take your time to consider what best suits you.

We welcome you to come and visit us for a closer look at what we can offer and are happy to answer
any questions you may have.



Our team are on hand to make your special day the perfect celebration of love,
               commitment and the start of your life together.
1. THE CROSSWAYS WEDDING PACKAGE

Includes:
1. Complimentary stay for the Bride & Groom in an Executive Four Poster
Room
2. Glass of Bucks Fizz, Pimms & Lemonade and Summer Fizz (Tropical juice, lemonade and fruit pieces)
on arrival PLUS glass of champagne for toast
3. Three course meal with coffee – choose from 2 Starter, Main and Dessert dishes

Price per head:               £44.95


                                                    STARTERS
                  Ham Hock, Pickled Carrot and Baby Caper Terrine, Tomato Chutney, Mustard Dressing
                      Beetroot Cured Salmon, Mango Salsa, Mango Puree, Wasabi Crème Fraiche

                               Salt Cured Duck Breast, Celeriac, Pomegranate, Truffle Oil

                     Carpaccio of Somerset Beef Fillet, Baby Capers, Parmesan, Red Shallot, Rocket


                                                  MAIN COURSES

                   Pepper Crusted Roast Fillet of Beef, Celeriac Gratin, Savoy Cabbage, Red Wine Jus

          Creedy Carver Duck Breast, Parmentier Potatoes, Spring Onions, Wild Mushrooms, Bacon Lardons

                            Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass, Leek Carbonara, Roasted New Potatoes


                                                     DESSERTS

                            Chocolate and Grand Marnier Torte, Mango Sorbet, Orange Tuile

                                Banana Mousse, Chocolate Ice Cream, Orange Caramel

                                  Lemon Mousse, Honey Roasted Plums, Thyme Syrup




      Guests may also make a selection from our Soups & Vegetarian options menu

[Special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request]

                         Vegetarian menu attached
Evening finger buffet/BBQ available from just £7.95/head [min spend £1,000]
               Hog Roasts also available – price on application
2. NORTH WOOTON WEDDING PACKAGE

Includes:
1. Glass of Bucks Fizz, Pimms & Lemonade and Summer Fizz (Tropical juice, lemonade and fruit pieces)
on arrival
2. Three course meal with coffee – choose from 2 Starter, Main and Dessert dishes

Price per head:              £39.95

                                                       STARTERS

                       Goats Cheese Salad, Sun Blushed Tomatoes, Sauce Vierge, Rocket Leaves

                                  Home Cured Salmon, Citrus Dressing, Rocket Leaves

                             Poached Ballontine of Duck, Orange Vinaigrette, Pickled Carrots

                  Pressing of Braised Belly Pork and Black Pudding, Cider Poached Apple, Parsnip Crisps


                                                    MAIN COURSES

             Roast Corn Fed Chicken Supreme, Savoy Cabbage, Cider Poached Apple, Wild Mushroom Sauce

                           Roast Rump of Lamb, Potato Fondant, Braised Lentils, Madeira Jus

                        Roast Saddle of Venison, Braised Red Cabbage, Confit Potato, Cassis Jus

                    Roasted Guinea Fowl Supreme, Bubble and Squeak, Black Pudding, Baby Apples


                                                      DESSERTS

                                   Strawberry Cheesecake, Clotted Cream Ice Cream

                              Sticky Toffee Pudding, Toffee Sauce, Honeycomb Ice Cream

                       Iced White Chocolate Parfait, Red Wine Berry Compote, Blackberry Sorbet

                               Pear and Almond Tart, Vanilla Ice Cream, Crème Anglaise

                             Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, Mandarin Sorbet, Chocolate Sauce




      Guests may also make a selection from our Soups & Vegetarian options menu

[Special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request]

                         Vegetarian menu attached
Evening finger buffet/BBQ available from just £7.95/head [min spend £1,000]
               Hog Roasts also available – price on application
3. GLASTONBURY WEDDING PACKAGE

Includes:
1. Glass of Bucks Fizz, Pimms & Lemonade and Summer Fizz (Tropical juice, lemonade and fruit pieces)
on arrival
2. Two course meal with coffee – choose from 2 Starter, Main or Dessert dishes

Price per head:                £35.95


                                                       STARTERS

                    Salmon and Crayfish Tail Tian, Rouille, Poppy Seed Crouton, Sunm Blushed Tomatoes

                              Vanilla Poached Pear, Celeriac Waldorf, Blue Cheese Mayonnaise

                       Confit Chicken Leg, Sun Blushed Tomato and Coriander Terrine, Apple Chutney



                                                         MAINS

                  Roast Somerset Pork, Crackling, Apple Sauce, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Gravy

                             Creedy Carver Duck Leg, Champ Mashed Potato, Confit Onion Jus

            Roast Topside of Somerset Beef, Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes, Gravy, Seasonal Vegetables

                            Baked Cornish Hake, Crushed Potato, Ginger and Crayfish Tail Sauce



                                                       DESSERTS

                              Lemon and Lime Posset, Spiced Berries, Homemade Shortbread

                                        Vanilla Poached Pear, Toffee Sauce, Meringue

                                    Double Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream



      Guests may also make a selection from our Soups & Vegetarian options menu

[Special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request]

                         Vegetarian menu attached
Evening finger buffet/BBQ available from just £7.95/head [min spend £1,000]
               Hog Roasts also available – price on application
4. PILTON WEDDING PACKAGE

Includes:
1. Two course meal with coffee – choose from 2 Starter, Main or Dessert dishes

Price per head:             £31.95




                                                    STARTERS
                               Chicken Liver Parfait, Toasted Brioche, Apple Chutney

                  Red Wine Poached Pear Stuffed with Dolcelatte, Pickled Walnut and Rocket Salad

                      Thai Fishcakes, Sweet Cucumber Dipping Sauce, Papaya and Chilli Salsa

                                             MAIN COURSES
                       Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder, Confit Onion Mashed Potato, Minted Jus

                         Confit Belly Pork, Apple and Black Pudding Dauphinoise, Pork Jus

                                                 DESSERTS
                          Ice Cream Pavlova (Mixed Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream, Meringue)

                                Vanilla Panna Cotta, Ginger Crumbs, Berry Compote

                                 Apple and Mixed Berry Crumble, Clove Ice Cream




      Guests may also make a selection from our Soups & Vegetarian options menu

[Special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request]

                         Vegetarian menu attached
Evening finger buffet/BBQ available from just £7.95/head [min spend £1,000]
               Hog Roasts also available – price on application
       SOUPS & VEGETARIAN MENU OPTIONS

                                SOUPS

                     Butternut Squash and Coconut

              Field Mushroom with Shallot and Herb Cream

                           Tomato and Basil

                       Carrot, Honey and Ginger

                        Sweet Potato and Cumin

                Roasted Pepper, Courgette and Tomato

                      Tomato Gazpacho (Summer)

               Cucumber and Yogurt Gazpacho (Summer)

                Beetroot and Vodka Gazpacho (Summer)

                 Celeriac, Pommery Mustard and Apple

                        Parsnip and Asian Spices

                            Leek and Potato

                           Brocolli and Stilton


                    VEGETARIAN MAIN COURSE

       Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Lasagne, Rocket Salad

      Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Risotto, Parmesan, Baby Leaves

             Spinach and Ricotta Canneloni, Cheddar Gratin

           Sweet Potato and Coconut Curry with Saffron Rice

  Roasted Red Pepper, Asparagus, Parmesan Mayonnaise, Mixed Salad

Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetable, Red Onion and Somerset Brie Tartlet
                       EVENING FINGER BUFFET MENU OPTIONS

Prices per head:
                      £7.95 – 4 items                           £9.95 – 6 items
                      £11.95 – 8 items                          £14.95 – 10 items
                      £16.95 – 12 items
	
  
                                                      	
  
                                               Foccacia Bread

                   Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable and Goats Cheese Salad with Basil Oil

                                      Selection of Crudities and Dips

                            Salad of New Potato, Sweet Onion, Mustard and Dill

                             Selection of Cured Meats with Homemade Piccalilli

                   Coronation Chicken and Penne Pasta Salad with Toasted Cashew Nuts

                                          Confit Duck Waldorf Salad

                              Tomato, Black Olive, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

                                             Celeriac Remoulade

                                Bacon, Brie and Sunblushed Tomato Quiche

                              Wild Mushroom, Pesto and Blue Cheese Quiche

                                  Smoked Salmon, Capers, Lemon and Dill

                                  Poached Pear, Blue Cheese and Spinach

                                             Tuna Nicoise Salad



                       Hog Roasts also available – price on application
                    	
  
                    	
  
                    	
  


                                EVENING BBQ BUFFET MENU

Prices per head:
                    £8.95 – 4 items                              £11.95 – 6 items
                    £14.95 – 8 items                             £17.95 – 10 items
                    £21.95 – 12 items                            £24.95 – 14 items
                                                      	
  
                                            Local Pork Sausages

                                        Local Beef or Lamb Burgers

                                           Marinated Rump Steak

                                 Mushroom, Courgette and Pepper Kebabs

                                        Cajun Style Chicken Breasts

                                              Sticky Pork Ribs

                           King Prawn and Chorizo Skewers (in Garlic & Chilli Oil)

                                  Lime and Chilli Marinated Salmon Fillets

                                         Buttered Corn on the Cob

                                         Morrocan Style Cous Cous

                                                Potato Salad

                                                Pasta Salad

                                        Mint and Cucumber Yogurt

                                           Mango and Chilli Salsa
                                                      	
  
                   Please note prices include bread rolls/French stick
                    Hog Roasts also available – price on application
                                Included in all packages:


                    •   Complimentary colour co-ordinated napkins
                    •   Children under 2 years are free of charge
                    •   Prices for children under 12 start from just £17.50
                    •   Free & ample parking facilities


                            Terms & conditions of booking:


Upon written confirmation of booking a non-returnable deposit of £300.00 is required.

The balance is due 7 days prior to the day of your wedding. Non-included items are payable on
departure.

Definite numbers are required two weeks in advance of the event. Any changes to these numbers
should be notified as soon as possible. A 50% charge will be made for bookings cancelled less than 48
hours in advance of the event.

A 100% charge will be levied when less than 24 hours notice to cancel is provided.

Cancellation charges are at the discretion of the hotel management.

A minimum charge of £1,000 will apply for both Wedding Reception and Evening Reception catering.

A £150.00 surcharge is required for entertainment not booked through Crossways to cover the
Entertainment Licensing (PPL and PRS).

The Management accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to customer’s property.
                          Civil Ceremonies at The Crossways


The Crossways is licensed to hold civil ceremonies.

A room charge of £250 is applied should you wish to hold the ceremony at The Crossways.

Civil Ceremonies can be as lavish or as simple as you want, but there are certain requirements under
the approved premise marriage act 1994 that only you can deal with.

Once a date for the venue has been decided, the registrar in your area must be notified of your
intentions to marry out of your district.

The superintendent registrar for the area you are to be married in should be contacted and your
thoughts regarding the date and time of your ceremony should be discussed and arranged with their
team.

The registrar can accept provisional bookings for weddings up to one year in advance.

[For any specific advice regarding legal formalities, please contact the Registry Office.]

Fees are payable direct to the registrar.

The superintendent registrar responsible for conducing civil ceremonies at The Crossways is based in
Shepton Mallet Registry Office and can be contacted on 01749 343928.
                           ETIQUETTE & RESPONSIBILITIES
                                    ON THE DAY

THE BRIDE                                              THE GROOM
   •   Selects her Bridesmaids                            •   Selects his Best Man & the Ushers
   •   Chooses her dress                                  •   Makes a speech at reception in reply to
                                                              the Bride’s father [This speech is on
   •   Organises colour schemes and styles of                 behalf of both the Bride & Groom to:
       Bridesmaid’s dresses
                                                       Thank the Bride’s parents for the wedding
   •   Sends thank you letters for the wedding
       presents                                        Thank the guests for the presents

                                                       Toast the Bridesmaids

THE BRIDE & HER MOTHER                                 THE BRIDE’S FATHER
   •   Arrange the reception                              •   Gives the Bride away
   •   Send out the invitations                           •   Makes the first speech at reception
   •   Book the cars
   •   Book the photographer                              •   Toasts the Bride & Groom
   •   Arrange the flowers

THE BEST MAN                                           CHIEF BRIDESMAID
   •   Arranges the Groom’s Stag Night                    •   Arranges the Hen Night
   •   Arranges & organises the Ushers                    •   Helps the Bride dress on the day
   •   If no Master of Ceremonies, the Best               •   Organises the other Bridesmaids
       Man is responsible for announcements               •   Looks after the very young Bridesmaids
       at the reception                                       & Pages before and during the ceremony
   •   Replies to the Groom’s speech on behalf            •   Holds the Bride’s bouquet during the
       of the Bridesmaids                                     service
   •   Reads messages from absent friends
   •   Returns any hired outfits following the
       wedding

                                    TOASTS AND SPEECHES

1. The Bride’s father (or whoever gives her away) proposes a toast to the Bride and Bridegroom.

2. The Bridegroom responds by thanking the Bride’s parents and guests followed with a toast to the
Bridesmaids.

3. The Best Man then replies on behalf of the Bridesmaids and reads cards and greetings.
                            TOP TABLE PLAN FOR YOUR BIG DAY




                                    FLOWERS:
                         THEIR MEANINGS ON YOUR BIG DAY

The colours of flowers have traditionally held meaning so it can be helpful to know how they can play
their part in enhancing the overall feel of your wedding celebrations.

Here are just a few examples of the most popular:

Blue:         Cool, calm & relaxed                                Purple: Ceremony, royalty, pride &
                                                                          success
Pink:         Happiness & gentleness                              Red:    Passion, love & desire
White:        Reverence, innocence & purity                       Yellow: Friendship & joy
Orange:       Power, virility & enthusiasm                        Green: Good health, youth & strength
Lavender:     Femininity, refinement, grace & delicate
              beauty


It’s also worth noting that particular flowers can reflect certain emotional
characteristics.
The Red Rose:                        A symbol of love & passion

The Lotus Flower:                    A symbol of health, honour & spiritual awakening

The Orchid:                          A symbol of exceptional beauty

The Violet:                          A symbol of humility

The Lilly:                           A symbol of first love

Jasmine:                             A symbol of elegance & grace

Hawaiian Flowers:                    Symbols of birth & life

The Daisy:                           A symbol of dependable love & innocence

	
  

				
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