Better Together… The Four Seasons Hampshire
VENUE: FOUR SEASONS HAMPSHIRE
PHOTOGRAPHERS: PIPPA & IAN
Happy 2015 everyone! We are so excited about the year ahead. We have many wonderful weddings and events to look forward to, and fabulous collaborations with some of the countries finest suppliers.
On that note, what better way to start the year than with a ‘Better Together’ blog. Today, it’s The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, a stunning venue set deep in the Hampshire countryside. Last month I met up with the fabulous Emma Westacott from The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, and it’s my absolute pleasure to introduce her here.
Over to you Emma…
I am very lucky to have worked in some of the most luxurious and beautiful venues in England. I began my career working at Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey) as part of their events team before joining Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire in the role of Wedding and Events Manager in 2014; a dream job in a dream setting!
The setting really is quite something as the hotel is located within 500 acres of Dogmersfield Park, an Estate in the Hampshire Countryside with a wonderful history. We know that there has been a building on the current site of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire since 1086 when it was recorded in the Doomsday book. Moreover, the Grand Manor House has a story embedded in English history and steeped in romance as it was here that Catherine of Aragon first met Henry VIII; the love of her life.
Working in an environment which has such a rich history is a real privilege. I love the feeling of walking the corridors and imagining all those who have walked there before me. I have the wonderful job of being part of the story of this quintessentially English Manor House. I am honoured that I get to play a part in building upon this tapestry by weaving in the love stories of all those that choose to get married here.
I love that each and every one of the couples that we work with has a different story, different tastes, a different vision for their special celebration and I get help them to realise their own individual perfect day built to their specific wishes. The hotel and the event space that we have available is continually transformed for each and every couple, and that is something wonderful to witness. I am continually amazed by every event that I work on and always discover new ideas, fresh approaches, and wonderful ‘wow’ factors. No two events will ever be the same at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire and that is exactly how it should be, because no two people are the same and people is what it is all about!
Even just skimming the surface the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has a lot to offer: it is in a wonderful location, has activities for all to enjoy, and boasts impeccable standards and service, However, delve a little deeper and you discover that at its heart it is the staff and the people we work with that make all the difference.
In my new role as Wedding and Events Manager the first item on my To Do list was to establish an unrivalled group of suppliers with whom to work with. Our Four Seasons events are so successful because we work with the best of the best and are proud to associate ourselves with each and every one of those we recommend.
Pippa has worked with Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire for a number of years and represents everything that we look for in a partner: unrivalled expertise and skill, but most importantly a wonderful personality and character. I know that our clients will have the best time working with Pippa in the lead up to their event as well as on the special day itself and that is what I want for our brides and grooms; the most memorable and amazing experience from start to finish.
Of course it is also a great pleasure for me when I work alongside an expert. I get to marvel at their skill and passion, and relax in the knowledge that my client will be delighted with the result.
That is why I am so confident that our Weddings and Events at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire will be so successful and delivered to the highest standard possible; because we surround ourselves with wonderful people!
In my relatively short time in Hampshire I am really proud to have created a wonderful relationship with so many fabulous suppliers at the top of their profession and I am delighted to be able to welcome future brides and grooms to come and share in these expertise at our Wedding Showcase on Sunday 11th January 2015. I am very excited to begin a fantastic year of events at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire in 2015 and look forward to the Wedding Showcase kick starting this!
We’re really looking forward to seeing Emma at the fantastic showcase event on Sunday 11th January. Please do come along if you’re planning your wedding and want to take a look at one of the finest wedding venues in the country along with some of the very best wedding suppliers around. We will be exhibiting, so please do drop by for a chat. It will be lovely to see you!
Here’s information for the event if you would like to come along.
We also thought we’d take this opportunity to show you one of our weddings from The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire that we haven’t had the chance to blog yet. Suzy and Ollie were a wonderful couple to photograph and it was a real pleasure to spend their special day with them. We hope you enjoy looking at their photographs as much as we enjoyed taking them!