Happy weekend readers! Are you still searching for the perfect wedding venue? Do you crave a striking blend of vintage glamour and contemporary style? Is outstanding customer service and attention to detail a priority? Well, Annabel and I may have found just what you're looking for. At The Midland, a mixture of the yester-year and the here and now, the classic and the contemporary, blend together perfectly to create a cocktail of stylish sophistication.
Photography Credits Tobiah Tayo (until further notice)
Located on the Lancashire coast with stunning panoramic views over Morecambe Bay, The Midland was built in the 1930s to accommodate the sophisticated holiday makers of the day and celebrities alike, with rumoured guests including Coco Chanel, Sir Lawrence Oliver and Wallace Simpson. Designed by Oliver Hill with interior décor by Eric Gill, the hotel has a rich heritage.
Saved from dereliction and following an £11 million restoration by Manchester based developers, Urban Splash, The Midland has been brought into the 21st Century and is once again the jewel in the crown of the North West coast.
Everything that made The Midland special in its glamorous heyday has been restored and reinvented for a new generation with 44 all-new boutique-style rooms, a contemporary top class restaurant and bar and even an in-house beauty salon. The Midland has fantastic facilities for weddings, including a honeymoon suite with private balcony and outdoor hot tub.
'The Midland is a destination in itself – it’s a hotel with history, a hotel with a past, an internationally renowned Art-Deco classic. If you choose The Midland, it will be because everything here is unique – from the night before the wedding, right through to the civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception; you’ll find yourself with a wonderful backdrop to your wedding day.'
'We pride ourselves on helping each couple put their own spin on their special day and are always open to new ideas, so the only thing typical about a Midland wedding would be the glamour of the iconic setting.'
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'The Midland is full to the brim with iconic architectural detail. It’s what we’re known for, and we know how important detail is on your big day. No task is too much for us… just ask away!'
'We are proud to associate ourselves with fantastic local producers and offer a selection of food and beverage packages for every wedding. Our wedding menus are only a guide as we can offer a range of packages, from a traditional Afternoon Tea to a 10 course tasting menu; we love to hear ideas on bespoke menus to make your wedding even more unique.'
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Personally, I like the sound of the recently launched 'Seaside Special'. Instead of a traditional wedding breakfast, why not treat your guests to a mini cone of fish & chips and a cocktail after the wedding ceremony, followed by Lancastrian tapas and the hotel's popular 'Midland Afternoon Tea'? Priced from £75 per person, the package also includes chilled champagne for your afternoon tea and speeches and a sumptuous hot buffet for your evening reception.
Now for some vital statistics. The Midland can hold up to 136 people for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 150 for an evening reception. They also offer 44 boutique style rooms for wedding guests. Wedding breakfast packages start at £35.00 per guest, drinks packages from £17.00 per guest and evening buffets from £13.95 per guest. Typical room hire costs start at £600.
Photography Credits Tobiah Tayo
The Midland will be hosting an open day from 12 noon to 3pm on Sunday 23rd February to give you the chance to visualise what it would be like to get married at the venue. The hotel's talented wedding co-ordinators and suppliers will be on hand to discuss your plans and provide inspiration for your day.
Image credits Tobiah Tayo
So, do we have any readers dreaming of saying 'I do' amidst this beautiful art deco setting with its stunning views over Morcambe Bay?