Devon wedding venue, Holne Park House, is inviting brides and grooms past and present along with their friends and family to attend a tea party to raise money for charity.
Holne Park House, based within the River Dart Country Park estate amongst 90-acres of stunning parkland, will open its doors at 1pm on Sunday 19th April to welcome guests for a classic afternoon tea ahead of an auction and raffle where a whole host of lavish prizes will be up for grabs.
For brides and grooms to be, the silent auction boasts an incredible prize. Holne Park House is donating the venue free of charge for a wedding. Items included in the open auction includes a wedding dress of choice, wedding photography voucher, bridal accessories, sumptuous hampers, a caving trip, a tour of the Exeter Chiefs grounds, a golf day, plus many more.
All proceeds from the auctions and raffle will go the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, a charity which organises and funds weddings for terminally ill people.
Naomi Thomas, founder of The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation said: “This event is a great opportunity for past and current brides to share experiences and tips, as well as have a fantastic day out. The day is certain to be fabulous and we are astounded by the generosity of local businesses who have donated an array of fantastic prizes. We are delighted to be part of it.”
Laura Coleman, Wedding Co-ordinator at Holne Park House added: “We wanted to hold an event with a difference this year and decided to open up our gorgeous venue to brides and their loved ones, all for an extremely good cause. We can’t wait to see everyone and would like to thank the local firms that are supporting this special occasion.”
Tickets for the event will cost £5 for adults and £3 for children, which includes a scone with cream and jam, tea, coffee and squash plus a raffle ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the day.
To add to the occasion, brides past are encouraged to relive their special day and wear their wedding dress again. All other guests are welcome to come dressed for a celebration.