The lovely weather of late has brought people out to explore the delights of Barnard Castle and County Durham. We can see our daffodils poking out of the ground ready to bloom and the grass becoming greener in the fields and everything starts to look neater. Just as well really because the first of the 2013 weddings will be soon.
This year has become really popular for weddings for us. Maybe its our very competitive rates or our all inclusive package which includes everything brides need for a perfect day. We also offer chair covers now from Party On balloon and event hire with bows colour coordinated to the brides theme. This has been a great selling point with brides finding they have money left over in their budget because we have everything covered so that they can afford the little extra and different touches to make their day unique. Bands, fireworks, candy carts all spring to mind as brides try to find services that make their day unique.
Jersey Farm has now become one of the most popular wedding and event venues in the area. Bookings for 2014 are going quickly too as more people find our unique, quirky hotel. Our wedding fayre recently attracted the most number of visitors ever. We also have planned a showcase weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 march from 12 till 4pm.
A showcase is where we set the whole function suite for a wedding as it would be for a wedding, the chairs are covered by Party On and they will put some different table decorations out for people to view. The civil ceremony room is set up too. Brides can view the function room laid out see hotel rooms and facilities and also chat to our Wedding Coordinator Ruth about their special day. So definitely worth a visit on this weekend. The restaurant will be open so you could combine your viewing with something to eat or drink in the bar of the hotel.
Maybe you didn't know Jersey Farm has it's own racing team with top driver Mad Mark.
Mad Mark Motorsport is based at Jersey Farm hotel where they prepare and run the mighty 500bhp Citroen Xsara super car.
The car is famous and has been featured on TV on Fifth Gear doing a challenge. The car does 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds an astounding acceleration figure that is even quicker from a standing start than a Formula 1 car.
Mark with the Help of Jersey Farm Hotel has had quite a bit of success over the years. He has been 3 times British Open Rallycross Champion as well as Northern Ireland Champion, and twice driver of the year. Sponsorship in the UK has become harder and harder to secure. The budget to run such a car at top level in Britain and Europe is quite high so sponsors are needed to fund the races. As it is harder to get corporate sponsors Mark has set away a scheme for individuals, fans and supporters to help. Mark is trying to get individuals to sponsor him £45 each for this they will see their chosen name displayed on his xsara race car. They will get a souvenir t shirt as well and also be invited to a VIP day to meet team, the car and the driver.
All the terms and conditions can be found on Mark's web www.madmark.co.uk or join his face book page. This is a cost effective way to get your Nam on a top flight racing car as well as get a popular driver back in the British Rallycross Championship.
Well Christmas is over for another year and Jersey Farm starts already to plan next Christmas. Menus to write and many repeat customers to contact as they want to return to us once more. Our busy Christmas Day lunch was a huge success with guests munching their way through 7 delicious courses prepared by our chefs.
Just the new years eve ball to go now still tickets available we have over 80 booked now so a good atmosphere will be guaranteed. The fireworks are here ready there are quite a few to explode and we are praying for low winds of course. Hats, poppers, rocket balloons for the tables, and all the food for the extensive menu.
New years day lunch is busy as normal for the carvery restaurant booking is advisable and normal rates apply. We are open all over New year for meals and rooms.
Don't forget our January sale 2 nights for 1 this amazing deal must be taken for a post Christmas wind down break. The murder mystery on the 26th January is getting popular too so book up early
Friday evening saw another one of our Christmas Party nights this time it was a private function in The Barn for Professional Information a company based near Richmond, North Yorks.
This is the second year they have held there party with us as they enjoyed the last one so much they rebooked. There were about 90 guests to the party who all enjoyed a choice of 5 starters followed by visiting the carvery for main course and dessert with as much on their plates as they wanted. With coffee and mints to follow. A cracker was on the table for everyone. Tables were laid out as they requested with a seating plan. And wine was provided on the tables too.
After the meal and their own prize giving the resident DJ span some tunes for the guests to dance the night away.
If you would like a private party why not contact our banqueting and events team who can tailor a package to suit your requirments any time of year.
A big congratulations to Claire and Mark Brischuk who celebrated their marriage in The Barn at Jersey Farm Hotel.on Saturday 24 November.
Claire and Mark added chair covers to the room and balloon decorations to make the room individual to there theme.
Guests dined on a menu of tomato rocket and mozzarella salad, Thai fish cakes and vegetable soup, traditional local roast beef or chicken chausseur followed by chocolate fudge cake, profiteroles with a warm chocolate sauce or fresh raspberry glazes cheesecake. This is a feature of Jersey Farm that a menu with choices that have been picked by the bride and groom is served to their guests.
Guests will be partying till late with resident disco.
Everyone at the Jersey Farm congratulates and wishes Claire and Mark a long and happy life together
Seated at the top table
Claire and Marks Colours
Our wedding fayre is a must for you you brides-to-be ! A chance to meet preferred representatives from 20 different wedding supply companies that come recommended by Jersey Farm.
A chance to view Jersey Farm's unique wedding facilities and meet our wedding coordinator. You can ask your questions, collect a brochure, view bedrooms and suites and stroll around the grounds.
Lunches are being served in the restaurant so why not book a table and then visit the fayre.
As well as Lucy from Party On who are our chair cover and decoration supply company for the hotel, there are 19 other companies exhibiting. You can see swatches of ribbon from Party On to help you decide your colour scheme.
Muscari the hotel florists have a stand where you can meet Denise and chat to her.
Other exhibitors who will be there are Fyzal Photography,
Grays events (casino tables)
Impact Technical (fireworks)
Simon Hudspeth (photography)
Abbey Wedding Wheels (vw car hire)
Cakes Made To Order
Makeup by Jo
Browns Rowatt Photography
Limelight Hire (photo booth)
Classic Wedding Cars
Alice's Vintage Kitchen
Do me a Favour
Premier Weddings (Videography)
At the evening reception held today we had an excellent band called Hip Operation they were superb. They are a large band with a varied repotoire and excellent musicians.
The band on this night were a 6 piece, but can rise to a 16 piece. They have made many TV appearances and Jersey Farm can thoroughly recommend them to make your celebration go with a swing.
They are based in the North East but tour nationwide. Check out their website here http://www.hipoperation.co.uk/