Inspired weddings… Firstly congratulations on you engagement and thank you for considering The Talbot to share this special day with you! Here at The Talbot we feel it is essential you have the wedding you have always dreamed of and I will be on hand every step of the way to advise and guide you, ensuring that come your big day you can relax and enjoy every minute of your wedding day. We have devised three inclusive packages to help make the planning of your day easier and please find these enclosed in this brochure for your perusal. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to show you around our beautiful venue as well as discuss the packages and your requirements in more detail. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange an appointment or if you have any questions at all and thank you once again for considering The Talbot for such a special occasion I look forward to hearing from you in the near future and discussing your wedding requirements in more detail. Yours faithfully Michelle O’Rourke Wedding & Events Co-ordinator The perfect Venue for your perfect wedding… Completely transformed inside, yet retaining its original yet historical features, this stunning coaching inn has been caringly restored to its former glory, with a modern twist creating the perfect venue for your special day… Built in the 15th Century, The Talbot Inn, with its stunning features, quirky characteristics, original Oak beams and warm atmosphere, truly sends you back in time to an age of sophisticated romance. For centuries this traditional coaching inn has played its part in history and is said to have provided the stage for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton’s love affair to blossom in 1798. Every wedding is special and unique and our professional wedding planners are on hand to ensure that every detail of your dream wedding runs smoothly, giving you a lifetime of happy memories. From the wedding breakfast, to the ultimate reception, we can cater for any wedding, large or small, in our stylish suites in this exceptional location. We have 39 stylish and spacious bedrooms decorated in soft colours, featuring home-from- home comforts such as crisp white linen, comfy duvets, thick, fluffy towels, luxurious toiletries, plasma TVs and free view channels. An impressive, newly refurbished function suite, The Wisley Room, is perfect for larger weddings for up to 120 guests and is fully equipped with integral data projection and screen (for those embarrassing speech photos!), state of the art lighting and sound systems for all your party & disco needs, making it perfect for wedding receptions. Our Emma’s Room is a delightful room full of character within the Coaching Inn’s main building and is perfect for smaller wedding receptions, accommodating up to 22 guests. Our beautiful Garden Room, which is a glass conservatory area of our Restaurant overlooking our garden area, is also available for smaller weddings for up to 50 guests. This room offers a stunning and modern decor within a stunning setting. Civil Ceremonies / Partnerships We are delighted to announce that The Talbot has recently been awarded a license to host civil ceremonies and civil partnerships onsite. We have a number of beautiful rooms licensed for this special occasion and whether you are looking for a small ceremony for 15 guests or a large ceremony for up to 80 we have the perfect setting for you. Garden Room The Garden Room, which is a beautiful conservatory area of our restaurant, boasts a modern and contemporary decor and the stunning floor to ceiling glass wall offers direct access to our terrace area overlooking the beautiful lawn area. This room is idea for ceremonies looking for the modern twist in a traditional setting and can hold up to 50 guests. Emma’s Room If you are looking for a more intimate ceremony for up to 30 guests then our Emma’s room is the perfect room for you. With original features such as “Nelsons Corner” (where Lord Nelson is said to have occupied when frequenting the Talbot Inn with his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton!) and a low beamed ceiling, Emma’s Room is a warm and cozy area for your ceremony. Wisley Room The largest of our licensed rooms, our Wisley Room is the perfect setting for up to 80 guests attending your ceremony. This room is self contained and is a beautiful setting for your ceremony. As with the other areas of the property the Wisley Room also boasts original features such as the high ceilings and original fireplace. Room Hire Charges To hire any of the above room for you civil ceremony / partnership the following room hire charges apply: Room Monday – Friday Saturday Garden Room £600.00 £800.00 Emma’s Room £300.00 £450.00 Wisley Room £450.00 £600.00 Our Packages To ensure the planning of your wedding is as easy as possible we have generated a selection of inclusive packages to match all your needs. These packages are designed to take the strain out of the planning of your big day and offer a variety of options for you to choose from. The Wisley Package The Wisley package includes: Red carpet arrival Arrival glass of Bucks Fizz (made with Sparkling Wine) 3 course wedding breakfast* ½ bottle wine per person Glass of Sparkling Wine for Toast Cake knife (guest to provide cake stand if required) Dedicated Wedding Planner Informal Host on the day Complimentary Room Hire Menu Tasting** Cost per person: £51.50 *Wedding breakfast menu to be either a set menu or a pre-selected menu with 3 options. The set menu is included in the above package price however if a choice menu is chosen then a supplement of £5 per person will be applicable. **Menu tasting is only available to confirmed bookings and for the bride and groom only. Emma’s Package Emma’s package includes: Red carpet arrival Arrival glass of Bucks Fizz (made with Sparkling Wine) Canapés on arrival (3 per person) 3 course wedding breakfast* ½ bottle wine per person ½ bottle of mineral water per person Glass of Sparkling Wine for Toast Floral centrepiece for each table and top table Cake knife (guest to provide cake stand if required) Dedicated Wedding Planner Informal Host on the day Complimentary Room Hire Menu Tasting** Cost per person: £71.50 *Wedding breakfast menu to be either a set menu or a pre-selected menu with 3 options. The set menu is included in the above package price however if a choice menu is chosen then a supplement of £5 per person will be applicable. **Menu tasting is only available to confirmed bookings and for the bride and groom only. The Trafalgar Package The Trafalgar package includes: Red carpet arrival Arrival glass of Bucks Fizz (made with Champagne) Canapés on arrival (5 per person) 3 course wedding breakfast* ½ bottle wine per person ½ bottle of mineral water per person Glass of Champagne for Toast Floral centrepiece for each table and top table Cake knife (guest to provide cake stand if required) White chair covers for wedding breakfast Dedicated Wedding Planner Informal Host on the day Complimentary Room Hire Menu Tasting** Complimentary room for bride and groom*** Cost per person: £91.50 *Wedding breakfast menu to be either a set menu or a pre-selected menu with 3 options. No supplement charges apply with this package and no charge will be applied for a choice menu. **Menu tasting is only available to confirmed bookings. *** Complimentary Bridal room subject to a minimum of 50 guests Evening Receptions Following your wedding breakfast keep your guests entertained and satisfied with our selection of evening buffet options and entertainment. Buffet Packages Buffet Package 1 Selection of 5 items £22.50 per person Buffet Package 2 Selection of 8 items £27.50 per person Buffet Package 3 Selection of 15 items £32.50 per person To qualify for our buffet packages it is required that 75% of your evening guests are catered for. Entertainment Options Resident DJ £375.00 from 20.00 – midnight Acoustic Singer Male or Female – prices on application Harpist £300 (to play during arrival drinks or ceremony) Dance floor Complimentary (applies to a 9’ x 12’ dance floor, larger dance floors can be obtained however charges will apply) Stay the night… Continue your celebrations into the night by inviting your guests to stay in one of our 39 bedrooms or our four poster room. We offer preferential rates for all wedding guests when a minimum of 5 bedrooms are required and are able to offer a block allocation of 10 bedrooms at the following rate: Standard Double room £99.00 (reduced from £114) Deluxe Double room £129.00 (reduced from £149) Premium Feature Room £119 (reduced from £139) Four Poster £179 Check in is from 15.00 and check out is 11am on the day of departure. All rates are inclusive of a deluxe continental breakfast, however cooked breakfasts are available at a supplement charge of only £5.95 if pre-booked or £9.95 if ordered on the day. All group bookings must be guaranteed by a credit card and must be allocated 30 days prior to your wedding. Any unallocated rooms are automatically released at this time. Any confirmed bedrooms cancelled within the 30 day period will be charged in full. Terms & Conditions In order to confirm your wedding a deposit of £1000 is required. All deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Final balances are due no later than 30 days prior to the event. No confetti is allowed onsite at The Talbot or anywhere within The Talbot’s grounds. All evening entertainment must finish by midnight. Any outside equipment being supplied, such as additional lights, themeing etc must provide the Talbot with a copy of their Public Liability Insurance certificate no later than 14 days prior to the event. Evening reception room hire will be waivered following your wedding breakfast on the basis 75% of your total number of guests are catered for by your evening buffet. A discretionary gratuity charge of 5% will automatically be added to your final balance. If a choice menu is selected then all pre-selections must be received no later than 30 days prior to your event. Pre-orders after this time will not be guaranteed. Minimum Numbers Wedding receptions held at the Talbot Inn are subject to the below minimum numbers. Wisley Suite 50 guests Garden Room 40 guests Surrey Barn 25 guests Victory Room 15 guests Emma’s Room 10 guests Events below these minimum numbers will be charged on a bespoke basis. A complimentary room for the Bride and Groom is offered subject to availability and only on packages with this inclusion. Cancellation Policy All deposits are non refundable however if for any reason you need to cancel your wedding then the following cancellation policy will be applicable: 0- 30 days prior to arrival 100% of estimated costs 30 - 60 days prior to arrival 75% of estimated costs 60 – 90 days prior to arrival 25% of estimated costs Prior to 90 days No charge. Accommodation A minimum of 5 bedrooms must be booked in order to qualify for the discounted event rates. Check in is from 15.00 and check out is 11am on the day of departure. All rates are inclusive of a deluxe continental breakfast, however cooked breakfasts are available at a supplement charge of only £5.95. Please note The Talbot does not have a 24 hour resident’s license and therefore all alcohol sales opening and closing times must be adhered to. All group bookings must be guaranteed by a credit card and must be allocated 30 days prior to your wedding. Any unallocated rooms are automatically released at this time. Any confirmed bedrooms cancelled within the 30 day period will be charged in full. Wedding Breakfast Menu Selector 2010 Starters Vine roasted tomato and lentil soup with basil oil Seafood and mussel broth with saffron, herbs and crème fresh (supplement £1.50) Chicken liver and foie gras parfait with fig chutney and croutes Smoked mackerel pate with homemade dill bread Breaded halloumi and pine nut salad with pineapple and cracked black pepper dressing Wild mushroom risotto drizzled with truffle oil Peppered fillet of beef carpaccio with horseradish crème fraiche, rocket and parmesan salad (supplement £1.95) Crispy skinned red mullet served with an Italian bean salad Buffalo mozzarella, tomato and parma ham salad with mustard dressing Mains Roasted chicken supreme with bubble and squeak, fine green beans and shallot jus Roasted rump of lamb, vegetable and pearl barley broth with mustard mash (supplement £2.50) Braised daube of English beef with Savoy cabbage & root vegetable roulade, Dijon mustard mash & rosemary sauce (supplement £3.50) Braised ox tail with fondant potato, savoy cabbage and root vegetable roulade Fillet of halibut, buttered medley of spinach, shallots and smoked bacon with shellfish beurre blanc (supplement £2.50) Black bream with crab and spring onion risotto served with mange tout Salmon and spinach lattice with chive mash and asparagus puree Wild mushroom and tarragon mille-feuille with dressed baby leaf salad Spinach, mint & pea risotto with parmesan and truffle oil Caramelized red onion and sweet pepper tart topped with goats cheese Desserts Stem ginger panna cotta with honey comb Vanilla crème brulee with shortbread – other flavours are available Selection of ice creams or sorbets Selection of cheese and biscuits with homemade chutney (supplement £1.50) Mini summer pudding with chantilly cream Raspberry and white chocolate cheese cake with fruit coulis Hot sticky lemon sponge with crème fresh Dark chocolate torte with white chocolate curls and clotted cream Scotch pancakes with blueberries, vanilla pod ice cream and maple syrup Tea & Coffee Canapé Selector Chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade (croute) Homemade Scotch quails eggs Poached Scottish salmon with lemon Air dried Cumbrian ham with parmesan and mayonnaise (croute) rocket Warm goats cheese & sun blushed tomato Warm tart of wild mushrooms with chives tart Strawberry & clotted cream pavalova Parmesan & anchovy straws Homemade chocolate brownie Cornish crab with lime mayonnaise (croute) Menu Tastings We are delighted to offer every bride and groom a complimentary menu tasting to help choose the menu for the first breakfast of your marriage. You can choose three items from each course from our wedding breakfast menu selector. We can book menu tastings any evening Monday – Thursday, subject to availability and we must have your menu choices no later than 7 days in advance. Please contact your wedding co-ordinator to make your menu tasting reservation. Please note menu tastings are a guide to our food and service not a direct representation of how your food will be presented or served on the day Evening Reception 2010 Buffet Selector Buffet Packages Buffet Package 1 Selection of 5 items £20.00 per person Buffet Package 2 Selection of 8 items £25.00 per person Buffet Package 3 Selection of 15 items £30.00 per person To qualify for our buffet packages it is required that 75% of your evening guests are catered for. Sandwich Selection: Smoked salmon with horseradish cream (one menu choice for 4 of the below) cheese blinis Cheese & Pear Chutney ~ Egg Mayonnaise Chicken satay Ham & Mustard ~ Tuna Mayonnaise Sunblushed tomato and mozzarella tart Italian Chicken ~ Beef & Horseraddish Sum Bi Yaki prawns Cheddar & Chilli Chutney ~ Crab & Lime Mayonnaise Spinach & Mozzarella frittata ~ ~ Sweet chilli chicken skewers Duck spring rolls with sweet chilli dip and ~ soya sauce Mushroom & Parmesan tarts ~ ~ Conisbee’s cocktail sausages with shallot Mini Toad in the hole with shallot Jus sauce ~ ~ Vegetable Spring rolls with sweet chilli dip Chicken liver parfait crostini and soya sauce ~ ~ Seasme king prawns Smoked salmon & horseradish roulade Dessert Selection Mini Lemon meringue Mini crème caramel Mini chocolate brownie Special Wedding Offers! We are delighted to be able to offer you any of the following packages or special offers for certain dates throughout the year – Please contact our wedding co-ordinator for further information or to check availability of any dates! New Years Eve Wedding If you are looking to celebrate your special day on the turn of the new year and are looking to have a minimum of 50 guests then we, unlike many venues, do not charge additional supplements and really give you the wonderful winter wedding of your dreams. January & February Weddings The beginning of the year is a beautiful time of year for a wedding with the lovely winter colours and the warm, cosy atmosphere that our log fires and features create! If you decide to hold your wedding throughout January or February with us you can choose from either a complimentary upgrade to our Emma’s Package for the cost of the Wisley Package or alternatively have a £7 discount on the Wisley package price!! Thursday or Sunday Weddings Looking to get married on a Thursday or Sunday? If so we are delighted to offer the same upgrade options as our January & February weddings on any Thursday or Sunday throughout the year! Choose from either a complimentary upgrade to our Emma’s Package for the cost of the Wisley Package or alternatively have a £7 discount on the Wisley package price!! In addition – we will not charge any supplements for a choice menu! Call now to book an appointment to discuss you specific wedding details! *Please note that all packages and special offers are subject to availability and content of offers may change.