Events

The Style Edit: Fashion. Shop. Inspire.

What a week it's been here at Granary HQ!!!

After the most glorious weekend celebrating Harry and Meghan's big day, we've had the chance to sit and reflect on what a fantastic event The Style Edit was!

From the high-street and designer brands, modelled so effortlessly by our stunning model squad, to the variety of local retailers who had their products on display; The Style Edit exceeded expectations and was a great success for all involved!

Over the two evenings we held a prize draw for our chosen charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Thank you to all who generously donated prizes and to those of you who purchased tickets on the night, as we are thrilled to have raised a staggering £1000 towards this fantastic local charity!

For those who were unable to attend on this occasion, do not fear! We enlisted film maker, Dean Shaw, to capture the event and showcase the show-stopping catwalk in the Granary Barn - take a look at the edit below!

Models: Debbie Moxon, Richard West, George Chrysanthou, Hariss Crisp, Justine Clare, Laura Shephard, Lilly Graham, Monika Wybraniec, Paige Furnell, Tara Daisy Valentine, Chloe Beeton, Cara Ching, Amy Johnson.

 

F A S H I O N

 

Thank you to the following brands who took part in The Style Edit Catwalk

S/S 2018

 

JOHN LEWIS

GOLDING OF NEWMARKET

MARTHA V

SUE RYDER

LA BOUTIQUE

JOULES

LARA B BRIDAL

RIVER ISLAND

TED BAKER

D'ORO

SHOEHORNE

DANCING LEOPARD

 

S H O P

 

Our collection of Style Edit retailers and foodie stalls - fantastic local brands!

Click on their name to find out more...

 

TONIC STYLE

MABEL FOX

COCOA MAY

SWEET MOTHER FLUFFER

HALL & CO EVENT DESIGN

PINKSTER GIN

TROPIC SKINCARE

WILD WOOD

PAPIRETC

HARRIET EMILY DESIGN

CATERINA WILLS JEWELLERY

HAIR KANDI SALON

PLAYHAUS INTERIORS

INVIGORATING RUSTIC ART

HONEY B BOUTIQUE

PIONEER CHICKS

JUST HENNA UK

LA BOUTIQUE

 

I N S P I R E

 

A huge thank you to all of the other local businesses who supported the event!

Our co-production team/Style Squad!

ACACIA MARKETING

TONIC STYLE

 

Our event sponsors:

 

NEWMARKET RACECOURSE

MERCEDES BENZ

PINKSTER GIN

 

Staging, lighting & music:

 

PRO EVENT HIRE

 

Photography & Videography:

 

PETE DENNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

DEAN SHAW

 

Beauty:

FRATELLI HAIR

DANI ROBERTS MAKE-UP

BEAUTY BY FLEUR

 

Here's a sneak peak at some of the images captured by Pete!

 

The Style Edit: Autumn / winter 2018

C O M I N G  S O O N!

 

The Style Squad x

Coming up at the Barns!

Hello Granary friends and happy Monday!

We've been very busy at Granary HQ with lots of exciting events at the barns this year and wanted to let you know about some of the special dates coming up in the Granary calendar!


Thursday 12th April 2018

Business at The Barns

This April we invite you to join us at our sixth Business at The Barns; a fantastic opportunity to meet with local businesses and trades in the area.

Our spacious barn venue offers a relaxed atmosphere in which to meet up with work acquaintances or to introduce yourself to new faces. With an endless supply of tea and coffee and a selection of sweet treats just in time for elevenses, this is the perfect time to step out of the office for a couple of hours and in to our meeting space!

It is just £5 pp (payment on arrival). To register your place, simply click the link below!


Saturday 21st April 2018

SOUL REUNION

 

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DJ Richard Datson is returning to spin some more funk, soul and R'n'B classics on Saturday 21st April! Always a popular event, we cannot wait to welcome you back to drink, dance and boogie on down at this night filled with fun and nostalgia! Dance to hits from Luther Vandross, The O'Jays, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic to name a few.

At just £12 pp (with a complimentary drink included), tickets are already selling fast for this one so be sure to get yours now to avoid disappointment!


Thursday 17th & Friday 18th May 2018

THE STYLE EDIT

 

The Style Edit is a brand new event for The Granary Estates and we are very excited to bring this to you!

Running over two evenings, The Style Edit will showcase the latest fashion trends with a vibrant catwalk, exclusive shopping experience with a variety of pop up shops and the chance to taste some delicious food at our outdoor food stalls. With some of the high streets leading brands now secured, we are so proud of this event and can guarantee a fantastic evening will be had by all!

We will be releasing some more information about what brands and retailers will be showcased at the event very soon, but if you want to get ahead of the rest and secure your tickets now simply click the link below!


Date to be announced very soon!

BAMBINOS AT THE BARNS

 

Following February's snow storm (we're glad to have seen the back of the 'Beast form the East' - Bring on the sun!) we are re-scheduling a date in the Granary calendar for the next 'Bambinos at The Barns'.

Many of the spaces will be used by those who were unable to attend last time, however we will be releasing a small amount of tickets for those of you who would like to come along - yay!

We will be releasing the date very shortly so watch this space! :)


If you have any questions about the upcoming events at The Granary, please contact our Events Team on info@thegranaryestates.co.uk and we'd be more than happy to help! 

The GG's x

 

Bambinos at The Barns!

Hello Granary friends! We hope you're all well :)

At the barns, we are host to many weddings, celebrations and corporate functions throughout the year and in recent months we've been so happy to see many of our friends and past brides and grooms become parents which got us thinking...

We have been busy planning away and are thrilled to introduce 'Bambinos at The Barns', a chance for local parents to come and have a good old natter for a couple of hours in our warm and cosy venue this December! The event will run from 10.00am until midday and will be held in our Granary Barn which will be overlooked by our spectacular 18ft Christmas tree!

To register your place, please click HERE.

This event will be the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends old and new, and let your little ones have a couple of hours playing together in what will be our mini fun house!

We have been lucky enough to play host to a number of children's parties and christenings over the years (an example of the lovely Othelia's 1st birthday party below) and cannot wait to welcome you all in December!

If you have any further questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact out team on info@thegranaryestates.co.uk or call us in the office on 01638 731230.

The GG's x

Christmas Party Countdown!

Today marks just one month until our Granary Christmas Mixed Party Night!!!

 Three course seasonal meal in The Granary Barn

Three course seasonal meal in The Granary Barn

The Granary Barns is THE perfect venue to hold your Christmas Party! Whether it be celebrating with work colleagues after another fantastic year, meeting up with old friends or having a drink and a dance with family, we provide a beautiful, warm and atmospheric setting in which to hold your celebrations.

 Arrival drinks in The Flint Barn

Arrival drinks in The Flint Barn

We have tables available which can seat 8-10 guests. On arrival you and your guests will receive a chilled arrival drink of either beer or Prosecco to start of the festivities. A delicious three course seasonal meal awaits you in the main Granary Barn, followed by drinks, dancing and good times!

With the barns being located just 3 miles from the racing town of Newmarket, we have fantastic transport links to Cambridge, Ely, Bury St. Edmunds and looking slightly further afield, to London.

If you would like to know more about the packages or to book your Christmas party in our Suffolk/Cambridgeshire venue, call our team on 01638 731230 or email info@thegranaryestates.co.uk.

The GG's x


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Get Cracking with Christmas!

Summer only started last Wednesday but here at The Granary Estates we already have Christmas on our minds!

We are pleased to announce our 'Mixed Party Night' will take place on Friday 1st December 2017!

Enjoy a chilled glass of fizz or an ice cool beer on arrival as you make your way down to our impressive Granary Barn to start the festivities!

Our Christmas 2017 package includes:

Three Course Festive Menu

Selection of Coffee & Speciality Teas

Account or Cash Evening Bar

DJ & Disco

Additional upgrades including canapes and drinks packages are available to suit your budget

We have a limited number of tables available on the night so please get in touch to find out more and secure your place. If a mixed night isn't your preference, we also have dates remaining for exclusive use if you wish to have the barns all to yourself!

To book your appointment with our Events Team and take a look around our stunning grounds, please contact the office on info@thegranaryestates.co.uk or 01638 731230.

Let's talk business!

Next week will see the second 'Business at The Barns' networking event take place here at The Granary Estates HQ in Woodditton. After the success of the first BATB in March, we cannot wait to welcome back some familiar faces and of course meet those of you attending for the first time!

With a stunning setting, endless amounts of tea & coffee and some tasty little treats just in time for elevenses, this informal event is a great way to meet local business professionals and in some cases have a catch up with work colleagues and acquaintences. 

To register and find out more information please visit the event page on Eventbrite by clicking HERE.

As a Wedding and Event Venue, we can accommodate all areas of the hospitality industry and continue to welcome newly engaged couples throughout the year as well as hosting a variety of corporate events for local businesses. The Barns are easily accessible by road and public transport, within easy reach of the A14 and A11 commuter routes for those days when you need to get away from the office and have a change of scenery.

With exclusive use for you and your guests and Wi-Fi provided throughout the venue, the conference facilities include everything you could need for a corporate event. Wireless microphones, AV equipment and event stationary are available to use with very competitive packages and a professional and dedicated Events Team on hand throughout to ensure a seamless and professional experience. 

With our enclosed, courtyard providing a beautiful outdoor space for delegates to enjoy, The Granary Barns can offer both interior and exterior space for team building days, seminars or exhibitions. Our relaxed atmosphere provides a comfortable and calm setting for your corporate function or external meeting. 

Working alongside our culinary experts, we are able to accommodate all catering for your corporate event. From an early breakfast meeting to a sit down 3-course dinner, we work with you to make sure the catering is suited to your needs and the dietary requirements of those attending.

At The Granary Estates we like to work with you to create a tailor made package specific to your unique event. To speak with a member of our team, please get in touch on 01638 731230 or email at info@thegranaryestates.co.uk. Alternatively head to our CONTACT page to fill in our simple enquiry form.

 

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Get on your dancing (or running) shoes...

Last Saturday the barns was filled with nostalgia, classic hits and some epic dance moves (!) as the first Soul Reunion of the year went off with a bang! This ever-popular event was in aid of our fundraising efforts as we (GG's Lynne & Mikaela) train for the mammoth 26.2 mile run around London at this years Virgin London Marathon! 

Our Soul Reunion DJ, Richard Datson (who is also running in this years marathon) provided the tunes for the night making sure the dance-floor remained busy until the early hours :)

Working in the wedding and events industry, we are very fortunate and were able to collaborate alongside our trusted Granary Suppliers, friends of the GG's and some fantastic local businesses to put on a great prize draw on the evening. We'd like to thank the following businesses for their support and generous donations:

The Newmarket Racecourse

The Little Acre Kitchen

Thai Street Cafe

AdamsonBerekoff

Celik's Mensroom

CambsCuisine

Back on Track Injury Clinic

Powter's

The Chestnut Group

Unique Wines

We would also like to say a HUGE thank you to Rocks & Frocks for very generously donating their stunning light up 'DANCE' letters for the evening and to Elizabeth Hall Event Design who provided the 'Selfie Corner' backdrop, endless amounts of fairy lights and our favourite Soul night sequin tablecloths! Another thank you must go to Sam at Cambridge Wedding Services who, as with every Soul Reunion, provided the DJ and lighting equipment which set the mood and party atmosphere! A BIG thanks to all of you who helped make the evening such a success!

I am thrilled to announce that the Soul Reunion raised a fantastic £1700! :)

Following Saturday nights antics, we, along with Richard and Hannah, were up and out the door by 9am to start a gruelling 13 mile run - not what you need on a few hours sleep! At least we tried to look happy... ;)

Our training has been going well and as were approach the 5 week countdown, both our training and fundraising are starting to set up a gear. Even though we raised a great total on Saturday, we still need to push on and collect more money for our three charities:

The Girls Club

V.I.C.T.A

World Child Cancer

To make a donation to the GG's, please follow the links below :) Any donation, no matter how big or small, is much appreciated and will help many lives cope with illness or losing a loved one. During the longer training runs it can get hard and you do wonder why am I putting myself through this?! But when we remember WHY we're doing it and WHO for, it makes it all worthwhile. With every donation and message of support, we are spurred on and look forward to the challenge that awaits us on Sunday 23rd April! Bring it oooooon!

Lynne Marathon Page

Mikaela Marathon Page

GG's Lynne & Mikaela x

Flower Fairies Workshop

The Flower Fairies descended on the Flint Barn on Wednesday evening to spread their floral fairy dust over the barns!

With endless amounts of eucalyptus, beautiful blooms of ranunculus and elegant stems of calla lilies, Clare and Julie transformed the barn in to a flower heaven for our thirteen wannabe florists.

The girls kicked off proceedings by introducing their new students to the array of flowers they were going to be working with and explaining how to prepare and condition the different types of flowers ready for assembly. It was a great insight in to the time and knowledge that florists use and need everyday to create the specific arrangements their customers require - a real art form!

After preparing and conditioning then came composition. As full-time florists, the two Flower Fairies made gathering the stems together look effortless and in a matter of minutes, Julie had produced a stunning bouquet of seasonal blooms and foliage.

After a lot of practice and starting again from scratch, our florists-in-training created 13 exquisite bouquets all of which the Flower Fairies were extremely impressed with! Even though everyone started with exactly the same stems, each bouquet was different to the next and equally as gorgeous :)

With their flowers tied and trimmed, Clare and Julie then walked the ladies through wrapping and finishing their bouquets, adding that final professional touch. 

The Flower Fairies were excellent teachers, always on hand to guide their students and lend a (strong) hand if the ladies needed it! A fantastic evening was had by all :) We hope that these talented ladies will continue to use all of the new skills they learnt from the evening in their  future floral endeavours and visit us at the barns again soon for the next workshop on Wednesday 3rd May!

Before Wednesday's Workshop took place, we spoke with the Clare and Julie about their new joint venture and a little insight in to the life of a florist....

Why did you form ‘Flower Fairies’? 

J: Me and Clare first met working in a flower shop together (The Flower House, Cambridge) and our friendship blossomed from there. We have worked together many times over the years but have always wanted a project to work on and build together. We came up with Flower Fairies as we loved the idea of sharing our passion for flowers with others through teaching. It means we can both carry on our floristry careers and have Flower Fairies as a fun and enjoyable side project. Being best friends it doesn’t even feel like work.

What ‘floral trends’ are you loving at the moment? 

C & J: More weird and wonderful ways of displaying flowers at venues and for table decorations are becoming a trend we love. We particularly like the use of copper piping framework for ceremony backdrops teamed with geometric terrarium table centres, a way to bring some quirkiness to the floral décor. Combining this with wild, natural and overflowing bouquets incorporating lots of greenery and interesting textures is a gorgeous combination, softening the harsh angles with romantic blooms.

As full-time Florists, you both have a fantastic knowledge of flowers, an understanding of composition and an all-important creative eye! What flowers are in season at the moment and what would be your favourite way to use/display these? 

C & J: In early spring the flower markets are full of beautiful bright colours and gorgeous blooms such as tulips, anemones, ranunculus, daffodils, mimosa, hyacinths, muscari, hellebores and narcissi. We especially love the striking giant-headed ranunuclus called Cloony ranunculus, so pretty! Spring flowers are great for adding splashes of colour to any room and look lovely displayed in fun, mismatched containers such as jugs, teapots, tin cans, colourful bottles and mason jars. 

Clare, we loved having yourself and your now hubby Rich (aka Biscuit!) tie the knot here at the barns last October. As your best friend and fellow FF, Julie worked alongside you to create your stunning floral arrangements (including bouquets, button holes and garlands to drape along the beams), totally transforming the venue and putting your talents on display throughout, simply stunning! Where did the inspiration for your wedding flowers come from and how did you both find the whole experience? 

C: There is so much beautiful floral inspiration in autumn and I have always loved the gorgeous flower varieties, colours and textures that are available. We let what was in season guide our flower choices and we choose designs that we felt complimented the time of year. Flowers were the main and most important décor for our wedding and we had a lot of fun working out ways to have flowers dress the barns from the floor to the beams. 

C & J: We always really enjoy working together but on this occasion it meant so much to us both. From the planning stages months before, right down until the final finishing touches on the morning. We love bouncing ideas off each other and sharing our creativity, and to see it all come together on the day was incredibly special. Walking down the aisle together as bridesmaid and bride and seeing all our creations adorning the barns, it really was magical.

Julie what was your favourite part to work on? 

J: For me, it had to be Clare’s bridal bouquet! To create the bouquet that Clare would carry down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams was a huge honour and meant so much to me. Being best friends and fellow florists, there’s a great passion for flowers that we share and have a unique bond over. I made the bouquet with such thought and love, I even put a crab apple from her garden in there for a little piece of her home with Rich. I kept Clare’s bouquet hidden from her until she was in her dress on the morning, the moment I handed it over to her was probably my most treasured memory of our friendship to date, it was such an emotional exchange for us and I will never forget it. Also, the giant flower balls deserve a mention, they looked stunning!

Images by Ben Minnaar Photography

From wreath making to flower crowns to bouquets, you have covered many aspects of floristry in your previous workshops. What’s next on the agenda for the Flower Fairies and how can people sign up?! 

C & J: We are currently in the process of putting together bespoke packages for special occasions such as hen dos and birthdays. We love the idea of making flower crowns with hens as their afternoon entertainment before their big night out, providing not only the fun activity itself but a floral accessory to wear out too! We also run regular workshops at The Little Acre Kitchen in St Ives. Our next one is a floral foam arrangement workshop and will take place on Wednesday 22nd March. We are also delighted to announce another Flower Crown Workshop at The Granary Barns on Wednesday 17th May. For details or to book onto these classes, or for more information about private classes, email us on flowerfairiesworkshops@outlook.com.

You can also keep up to date with The Flower Fairies on their Facebook page - The Flower Fairies Workshop

The GG's x

Business at The Barns

We've all heard the saying 'Its not what you know, its who you know'...

Whether you are just starting out or running an already successful business, having a network of like minded people around you is a must! Speaking with others about your work and in turn hearing about theirs will result in a greater understanding of the profession you have chosen by learning through others. Whether it be listening to an alternative view, giving your opinion or receiving invaluable advice, these mutually beneficial relationships can lead to more business connections and therefore more success which is what, in the end, we all desire.

'Great things in business are never done by a person. They're done by a team of people.'

-Steve Jobs

We are excited to be launching our very first networking event 'Business at The Barns' next month on Thursday 9th March. This event will be an informal networking session for local business professionals, beginning just in time for elevenses! Hurray! With no presentations or speaker, we simply want to encourage local suppliers to come along and say hi...

www.businessatthebarns.eventbrite.co.uk

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It is also a fantastic opportunity to visit our beautiful venue and see what our venue has to offer to our corporate clients. Playing host to a variety of events, intimate meetings and large conferences in the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border, The Granary Barns is equipped with a PA system, wireless microphones, Wi-Fi throughout and event stationery, ensuring your event is a success.   

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The Granary Barns award-winning Event Team are on hand throughout the day to ensure your meeting, event or conference will run smoothly and efficiently. 

Having been renovated in 2013, the two Barns date back from the 18th Century and proudly display the original timber beams and flint walls. For an intimate meeting, The Flint Barn is a perfect choice. Alternatively, for larger numbers the main Granary Barn is a stunning backdrop for training days, exhibitions and seminars. 

After lengthly discussions and group talks, we understand how important a delicious bite to eat can be to re-energise you and your delegates. We have a list of trusted, local caterers who can cater our delegate packages to your specific requirements, whether it be a seated lunch, hot buffet or Summer BBQ.

We hope to see you at the barns very soon. If you would like to attend 'Business at The Barns', please follow the link below to book your free place:

www.businessatthebarns.eventbrite.co.uk
 

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Party at The Polo Club

Back in January 2016 my sister, Zoe, kindly reminded me that it was the year of her 30th (as if I didn’t know!) and it was my duty to organise her ‘best birthday yet’ in December. I greatly accepted and took on this challenge. 

When putting pen to paper, the first venue that came to mind was The Polo Club. I know what you’re thinking… why would you not chose the barns? Simply because it was already booked! But weirdly enough, I don’t think my ideas would have fitted in as well as it did down in the pavilion. With maximum numbers of 50, I wanted a more intimate setting with the space to get creative. 

Zoe and I are very similar and we both love the same things so I knew theming her party wasn’t an issue. Suggestions were made, but I wanted to do the opposite to all things Christmassy for that time of year. Following a trip to California earlier in the year, where we cruised along the west coast, we have since dreamed of going back to LA but unfortunately my budget didn’t stretch to get her there so I went with the next best thing and brought ‘Cali’ to Suffolk! 

Pinterest soon became my best friend and massively helped in blowing budgets out of proportion! Luckily I have creative friends and family in which we made a DIY Bar and DJ booth out of wooden pallets, numerous purchases on Ebay for hanging decorations and the expertise of Lynne Datson’s illustration skills for the finer details. Those that helped, saw my vision and helped me bring it to life (thank you again)! 

Having the flexibility to gain access the day before to set up was a massive bonus. The family were roped in and starting pulling everything together that had amalgamated in boxes under the bed! 

To create a Palm Springs vibe in the middle of winter, I did need to call upon the assistance of some trusty suppliers. 

I used the services of the award-winning Elizabeth Hall Event Design for her endless festoon lighting, trademark rose-gold sequin table cloths and cocktail-shaker-extraordinaire bar staff! Any excuse to visit her at Little Acre Kitchen in St Ives to eat and sample bespoke cocktails! She even advised me to select quirky glassware that I hired in from CMA to finish the drink! 

Along with putting up fairy lighting outside, I needed some accessories to complete the look, so I called upon Rocks n Frocks Ltd who I hired ten Flamingos from to line my entrance as the guests walked in, setting the theme! 

Cambridge Wedding Services started and finished the party with a minimalistic setup (as requested), an infamous disco ball, an exceptional DJ, Tom Stedman, to blast out some tunes, and Sam finished off the room with uplighters enhancing the atmosphere. A real finishing touch! 

Cake is a huge tradition within our family, and a much loved treat, so finding a tasty show stopper was a priority. Two Little Cats Bakery have been to the barns delivering mouth-watering cakes over the summers, so it was my chance to send Jenni my brief and watch her bring the cake to life. Vibrant, moist, and a real statement to the party. I couldn’t have asked for anything more! 

Before arriving at her dream party, I called on the amazing Charlotte Shaw to make the birthday girl feel fabulous! Zoe looked amazing and The Polo Club was the perfect location. I had the exclusivity, space and the freedom to create, in my mind, what was the perfect party...

The hardest thing about organising Zoe’s birthday was keeping it all a surprise from her, but it was all worth it to see her face when she walked into Palm Springs with all her family and friends to celebrate her 30th! No pressure for mine Zoe… ;)

GG Mikaela x

New Year, New Venue

The Granary Barns offers a truly unique and exciting setting for your next corporate meeting in the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

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The Granary Barns can be found just 4 miles from Newmarket, an established Suffolk town with thriving local businesses and trades. With excellent transport links to both Cambridge and London, we welcome clients all year round to host their conferences, seminars and team building days with us. 


The Granary Barns can accommodate all event set ups ranging from theatre style seating, cabaret formation and U shape options. We can tailor the whole event to your exact requirements and can provide additional support in event management, catering, facilities and equipment. 

Our facilities include Wi-Fi throughout the venue, wireless microphones, PA system and event stationary. Our Events Team work closely with our trusted, local suppliers to ensure everything runs smoothly both before and on the day of your event. 

If you’d like to find out more about our Corporate events, take a look at our 'Conferences & Exhibitions' page by clicking HERE.

If you would prefer to speak directly with a member of the Granary team and discuss your upcoming meeting, call our office on 01638 731230 or email info@thegranaryestates.co.uk.

The GG's x

January Showcase - Be Inspired.

Hello 2017!!! The GG's are back and raring to go!

We have an event filled year ahead of us at The Granary Estates and are starting proceedings with a month of exclusive appointments. Are you newly engaged and yet to find your perfect venue? Our January Showcase is THE place start your planning, providing wedding inspiration and guidance with all 2017 trends and ideas. 

We have been working closely alongside our trusted, recommended suppliers to create a variety of wedding set ups to promote both their expertise in the industry as well as showcasing our stunning venue and the different options which are available to you here at the barns.

 Emma & David <3 - Photo credit: Lina & Tom

Emma & David <3 - Photo credit: Lina & Tom

You haven't called us yet?! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Contact our team on 01638 731230 or info@thegranaryestates.co.uk for availability and to book your exclusive appointment!

We can't wait to work with you to create your dream wedding day :) 

The GG's x

One week to go!

THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS 2017

 Last years awards ceremony held at The Granary Barns

Last years awards ceremony held at The Granary Barns

The Wedding Industry Awards 2017 Regional Finals have kicked off with their UK tour and will be heading to The Granary Barns to host the East of England's Regional Finals next week.

 Last years awards ceremony held at The Granary Barns

Last years awards ceremony held at The Granary Barns

We are so happy to have once again made the finals of Countryside Venue and Events Team and cannot wait to attend, any chance to get our glad rags on and have a glass of bubbles!

 

Fingers crossed...

 

The GG's x 

Rustic Recipe

Hello everyone!

For those of you that don't know, it's the meat lovers favourite time of year; it's British Sausage Week! Hooray!

One of our fantastic recommended caterers, Dine By EH, has created this mouth watering Winter warmer dish for you to try as the nights draw in, Winter creeps up and home cooked comfort food is top of the list.

Is it dinner time yet.....?

 

AUTUMN SAUSAGE HASH

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

8 Newmarket sausages

Half a butternut squash

200g Cavolo Nero, shredded

4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon

300g new potatoes

4 duck eggs

Olive oil

Salt & pepper

25g butter

 

Salsa verde ingredients

Handful of soft herbs (chives, basil & marjoram)

1 clove garlic 

Zest of half a lemon

Tablespoon of capers

100ml extra virgin olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

 

Salsa verde recipe

Blitz all ingredients together in a food processor, adding salt & pepper at the end to taste

 

Hash recipe

Make your salsa verde and set to one side.

Gently fry sausages in a small amount of olive oil, once coloured place in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes at 180.

Dice squash into 1cm cubes, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt & pepper.

Roast squash for 20-25mins at 180, or until tender.

While the squash is roasting, quarter new potatoes, boil in salted water for 15 minutes, or until cooked.

Slice & fry the bacon in a large frying pan.

In the same pan add the cooked, drained new potatoes, butternut squash & butter

Fry for 2-3 minutes, until potatoes are golden brown

Add in shredded cavolo nero and set to one side over a low heat 

Fry duck eggs in a separate pan

 

Divide the hash & eggs between four plates and drizzle with salsa verde

Groovin' Schmoozin' & Boozin'

One of the biggest events on the Granary calendar 'Soul Reunion' is back on Saturday 26th November!

Next months event will mark the 5th Soul Reunion and I'm sure it will be the best one yet. It is a fantastic night filled with nostalgia and fun, featuring music from the 70's, 80's and 90's to get everyone up on the dance floor.

Whether it is to celebrate a birthday, have a drink with friends or even a night out with your work colleagues to kick of the Christmas season, this event is the perfect place to let your hair down and party the night away in our stunning Barns. Our Soul Reunion DJ, Richard Datson, has been behind the decks for more than 30 years and knows how to keep the party going, playing classic hits from artists such as Luther Vandross, The Commodores, Tom Browne, Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer and many more of the all time greats.

Tickets are just £12 and can be purchased through myself at The Granary Barns, from The White Horse in Exning or via Eventbrite by following the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soul-reunion-tickets-28224820197

If you like good music, a fully stocked bar, great company all in a beautiful setting, why not come along and see what all the fuss is about! For those of you coming back again, cant wait to see you all!

GG Lynne x

40 Days to go.

We are now on countdown to our festive season here at The Granary Estates and thinking about all things sparkly! We have just ordered our stunning 18ft Christmas tree and booked in the fabulous Tolly (Tolly's Flowers) to dress our show stopping tree :)

 The Granary Barn

The Granary Barn

For those of you who are yet to book your Christmas Party venue, we have the following limited dates available:

  • Tuesday 6th December 2016
  • Wednesday 7th December 2016
  • Tuesday 13th December 2016
  • Wednesday 14th December 2016
  • Monday 19th December 2016
 THE tree.

THE tree.

 The Flint Barn

The Flint Barn

For more information on our remaining Christmas dates, please call our little elves in The Estates Office on 01638 731230.

Only 40 days until December and the festivities can begin!!!! 

The GG's x

 

Something a little different...

The idea of mediumship and spiritualism can be a taboo subject. Whether you are a believer or not, we've all heard of TV mediums and psychics in the public eye who are able to connect with our loved ones who have 'passed over' and deliver their messages from beyond the grave. Never ones to shy away from something a little different, here at the barns we are very open minded and so we decided to look in to this area a little further...

 

During the Summer (as a non-believer herself) our GG Parris attended an event with Essex based medium Natalie Walker, seeing Natalie first hand connecting people around the room with friends and relatives who are no longer with us. Being a sceptic herself, Parris was astounded by the accuracy with which Natalie picked up on personal stories and anecdotes that only they and their loved ones could have known. Because of this, we had the idea of bringing a similar event to the barns and so after getting in touch with Natalie, our 'Connect' evening became a reality.

The barns are a beautiful and sympathetic setting for an intimate event such as this and we cannot wait to dress the barns, using candles and soft lighting to suit this very special occasion.

To see a little more about Natalie and her work, please visit her website by clicking on the link below:

www.nataliewalkermedium.com

To purchase tickets online please follow the link below, or contact The Events Team in the office on 01638 731230:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connect-an-evening-with-natalie-walker-psychic-medium-tickets-27049287146

Tickets are £20 and include a glass of Prosecco on arrival. 

This evening is a first for the barns and our team, but we are excited to see what the night brings albeit with a very open mind :) We hope those of you attending find some comfort in Natalie's work and have a great experience with us at the barns! We cannot wait to see you all on Thursday!

The GG's x