Bartley Lodge Hotel – Cadnam
Bartley Lodge is one of our favourite all day wedding venues! It has an amazing setting right down the end of a quiet drive and the building itself is very quaint! Bartley Lodge has benefitted for a recent extension and complete refit, so is currently one of the best options for your New Forest wedding.
We think its great as it has everything you could want for a relaxed and well organised wedding. It has an amazing location being so close to the M27, it has separate wedding ceremony and dining rooms. It also has some amazing grounds, that are all accessible from the function rooms, as well as lots of rooms for guests to stay. Bartley Lodge has a light wedding ceremony room as well as a dark wedding breakfast and evening function room. It has a lovely bar & a number of cosy seating area to choose from. Bartley Lodge has a good change in scenery throughout the day giving you and your guests a lovely interesting venue. This hotel also has a swimming pool, so you can have a dip too!
Popular optional extras for Bartley include:
LED uplighting: This is only really effective for the ceremony as the walls in the function suite are very dark. We do however use the uplighters as a wash, adding colour and ambiance for the evening DJ set.
Dancing on the clouds: Bartley Lodge is probably the best venue for dancing on the clouds, due to the layout and dark walls/cieling so it has an amazing contrast. We tend to use the uplighters on white to light up the dry ice. It quite simply looks awesome!
Mirrorball: Again this venue is also one of the best examples for our mirrorball. Really brightens it all up.
TV/slideshow: We tend to do a lot of slideshows using our TV at Bartley Lodge. This is ideal in the bar area at the bottom. We will tend to set this up in the morning, so it gives your guests something to watch during the drinks and evening function.
Photo Booth: Bartley Lodge is one of the toughest wedding venues in the New Forest to DJ at. This is because its a very long, dark narrow room, with a bar area at the bottom, but the main reason is the amazing garden and range of seating areas along the front side of the hotel. Guests usually tend to choose to stay in these areas, It usually picks up from about 9-10pm during/after the buffet. Our Photo Booth, however adds another reason to come into the function room earlier and gives guests something else to watch (as its open).
Ceremony music & all day hosting: We do a lot of all days at Bartley. This is probably best described here.
Ceremony room with LED uplighting:
Bartley Lodge – Dancing on the clouds:
Visit Bartley Lodge website: http://www.newforesthotels.co.uk/hotels/bartley-lodge-hotel-cadnam/
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