Let me introduce you to the star of our Wedding Fair - The Daffodil!
I had been looking for a venue in Cheltenham for a while. There are some beautiful buildings but I wanted something that made my heart thump and my senses go WOW! A friend had mentioned The Daffodil to me so I googled it and got quite excited. But I've been disappointed before, so I made an appointment to meet up with their Events Manager and take a look.
The minute I saw the frontage I knew I was going to love it ... and walking into the building just knocked my socks off! I am a MASSIVE film fan ... but my true love is vintage films - black and white, period films - glamorous, gorgeous and my style inspiration. Well The Daffodil reflects all of that. I was so thrilled when they said they'd like to host my vintage wedding fair.
Cheltenham's first purpose built picture palace, opening its doors to the public on the 5th October 1922, its Art Deco style was an instant success. It was the height of glamour, with an upper circle lounge area for relaxing pre-feature, perfume vending spritzers in the ladies powder room and the country's first 'kissing seats' designed for courting couples.
The advent of television caused it's closure and, after several different incarnations restaurateur Mark Stephens fell in love with its potential in late 1996. The Daffodil was lovingly restored with many original features reinstated and is now one of Britain's most unique and dramatic dining rooms.
A dazzling open kitchen has replaced the silver screen, displaying a different kind of theatre, overseen by renowned Head Chef, Tom Rains, serving daily and seasonal specials combined with well established favourites. The restaurant has established a great reputation for producing delicious and unpretentious classic dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients.
Not only that ... The Daffodil is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, with a bespoke planning service to provide everything you need for a fairytale day. Up to 140 guests can dine on the day or you can have a more cozy, intimate affair. Whatever you want, the Daffodil can truly make you feel like a film star for a day!
On the 21st, the fully licensed cocktail bar, set in the mezzanine circle balcony and overlooking the hustle and bustle below, will be serving their Matinee Menu so, when you're overwhelmed by all the gorgeous exhibits, why not sit back, enjoy the view and pretend you're back in the '20's!