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Wedding Seating Plans: The Pros, Cons and Tools

Kerry Bullivant July 10 2018

Wedding Seating Plans: The Pros, Cons and Tools

Are we seated comfortably? Do you really need a seating plan at your wedding? Surely your guests are more than capable of seating themselves? Wanting your day to run smoothly is a wish for every couple, and venue too! But organising the seating plan can be one of the most stressful and time consuming tasks. Wedding surveys and forums reveal that the majority of guests would prefer to be...


Top Wedding Ideas for 2018 – Bohemian Crystals & Celestial Chic

Tom Hall June 18 2018

Top Wedding Ideas for 2018 – Bohemian Crystals & Celestial Chic

At Court Colman we love this time of year. The chills of the darker seasons are gone, and the warmth of summer is here. When running a country house hotel, in the idyllic Welsh countryside this means one thing. The wedding season 2018 has arrived, and we’re excited. To help you plan your dream wedding, we’ve put together some of the top wedding ideas, as predicted for this year. Of ...


Wedding Invitations - Where to Start?

Court Colman Manor April 04 2018

Wedding Invitations - Where to Start?

So, congratulations! You’re getting married. Now what? Never under estimate the importance of the invitation. Your invitation will set the tone for what your guests are to expect from your wedding day. People lead increasingly busy lives and the invitation will allow them to plan for your big day too. But where to start? Hopefully we can help you on your way with some handy tips and information...


Which Wedding Traditions & Superstitions Still Apply?

Court Colman Manor February 19 2018

Which Wedding Traditions & Superstitions Still Apply?

If ever there was one social event where new and old were completely mixed in the same pot, it would have to be the wedding. But which of the time-honoured traditions still apply? For every custom that endures as romantic or endearing, another looks rather dated. So which wedding conventions should you still say “I do” to? That could depend on a range of reasons, from age and culture to...


5 Top Events for 2018 in South Wales

Court Colman Manor January 10 2018

5 Top Events for 2018 in South Wales

What do the coming months of 2018 have in store for you? Whether you are looking for great food, romance or pure escapism, Court Colman Manor have plenty to treat our guests this year. Here are just some of the reasons we look forward to welcoming you soon. St Valentine’s Day or St Dwynwen’s Day? This time of year is always one for romantics. But do you opt for the general British...


Top 10 Special Features, Add Ons & Ideas for your Wedding Reception

Dominic Garnett November 20 2017

Top 10 Special Features, Add Ons & Ideas for your Wedding Reception

From the ceremony itself to the cutting of the cake, some things simply come with the territory on your wedding day. But what about those other special surprises? A wealth of fun, quirky and unique features are available to spice up any reception these days. From games and entertainment ideas to edible treats, here are ten of the best and most popular ways to personalise and add sparkle to...


Festive events, markets and Christmas Parties in South Wales

Court Colman Manor October 20 2017

Festive events, markets and Christmas Parties in South Wales

Fancy spicing up the festive season this year? Whether you want to go Christmas gift shopping, plan a party for friends and colleagues, or get away from it all this year, there is plenty to enjoy here in South Wales for November and December 2017. Here are just some of the highlights and events we’re looking forward to most: Christmas Markets in South Wales (From 9th Nov to 23rd Dec) ...


Romantic Getaway Ideas, from Anniversaries to Weekend Breaks

Court Colman Manor September 05 2017

Romantic Getaway Ideas, from Anniversaries to Weekend Breaks

When was the last time you planned something truly special for your partner? For their next important date, whether it's a birthday or anniversary celebration, why not surprise them with an experience to remember? Here are some tips and ideas for the perfect romantic escape for two. Naturally, our suggestions are likely to have a South Wales bias- but the same rules apply wherever you are. ...


10 of the all time best and worst wedding stories

Court Colman August 22 2017

10 of the all time best and worst wedding stories

When it comes to arranging the perfect wedding they say that planning makes perfect. So what are the things that can go wrong (or very right), at weddings? Some of the following wedding tales are life affirmingly beautiful; others are, well, less so! Judging by these examples, the road to both heaven and hell is littered with confetti… 1. An Epic Entrance Ok, so we’ll start...


Try Our Chef's Banana Kofta Recipe

Court Colman Manor June 12 2017

Try Our Chef's Banana Kofta Recipe

We offer a wide variety of tasty dishes for you to enjoy throughout the year, try out this delicious veggie dish yourself. We have over 15 dishes on our menu, see our sample Bokhara Brasserie menu. For Kofta 2 Large Raw Bananas 1 small onion finely chopped 2 tbsp gram flour 2 green chilli finely chopped 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp coriander powder 1 pinch Tumeric 1 pinch...


Beautiful parks, nature reserves and wild places to visit in South Wales

Court Colman Manor June 02 2017

Beautiful parks, nature reserves and wild places to visit in South Wales

One of the things we love best about living in South Wales is the contrast between town and country. Indeed, we are close to Cardiff, but judging by the variety of beautiful wild places, nature reserves and idyllic parks you might never guess so. Here are some of our favourite outdoor locations and beauty spots near Bridgend, Swansea and Neath. Cycling trails, nature walks, picnic spots, sculpture...


Wedding Trends & Ideas for 2017 & 2018

Court Colman Manor March 09 2017

Wedding Trends & Ideas for 2017 & 2018

From a return to regionalism to the trappings of social media, things rarely stand still in the world of weddings. So what are the emerging current trends? Nobody can predict the future, but over the course of each season, we see new ideas taking shape. And this year especially, we’re seeing a definite shift or three in the making. So what does this mean to the couple getting married in 2017 ...


Our New Hotel 'The Great House'

Abby Bolter, Media Wales February 20 2017

Our New Hotel 'The Great House'

It's the rumoured one-time home of Anne Boleyn and even William Shakespeare. And now this much-loved Tudor-era boutique hotel – which has also hosted Prince Charles – is starting another chapter in its remarkable history. The Great House Hotel Having been saved from ruin and lovingly restored by Stephen and Norma Bond in 1985, the 470-year-old Great House Hotel in Laleston, near...


Past Times & Future Plans at Court Colman

Court Colman Manor December 01 2016

Past Times & Future Plans at Court Colman

As we approach the end of 2016, there is plenty to reflect on & look forward to at Court Colman Manor. The year was a remarkable one in so many ways, not least of all because it heralded 250 years of the manor itself. We are thrilled so many guests could enjoy it with us, whether you came to dine, stay or even to tie the knot with your loved ones. As proud as we are of the hotel’s heritage...


Different Ways to Get Married, From Supersized to Surprise Weddings

Court Colman Manor October 10 2016

Different Ways to Get Married, From Supersized to Surprise Weddings

Did you ever look at the way your friends or family got married and jump a mile? Or perhaps necessity or your own personalities demand some more unconventional wedding ideas? For millennials, there has never been more choice when it comes to tying the knot. Every couple is different, whether your aim is to express your identity as a couple with something uniquely different- or perhaps juggle your...


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