Monday, January 17, 2011
At the weekend we visited the venue where our older daughter and her partner are planning to marry next year. Even on a cold, wet January day there was something magical about Friars Court.
The house has a moat
The 'garden of reflection' has strategically placed mirrors
Just perfect for catching the bright colours of wedding finery.
The house is built of cotswold stone and is over 300 years old, but 'there have been buildings on the site since 1149 when the Monastic Knights of St. John founded the first 'Hospitallery' in Oxfordshire. Here the resident friars would have offered rest and refreshment to the weary medieval traveller.'
Jeffrey, our host, was an absolute delight. He fed us with tea and homemade cake while he regaled us with stories of previous weddings. We came away with plenty of helpful ideas to make the day go more smoothly.
I'll keep you up to date on progress.
I will not be wearing a hat!!