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Lake District Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers – Plus Eat Free On Your Birthday!

Category: Hotel Offers Date: 26th March 2018

If someone were to ask you to define being British in 60 seconds, chances are, the words ‘afternoon tea’ would be in the mix at some point.

Since its inception in the early nineteenth-century, it’s come to be regarded as somewhat of an institution in this country, associated with London’s fashionable society as a way to socialise with friends and neighbours.

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What Is The Etiquette For Planning A Same-Sex Wedding?

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 26th March 2018

Here at Broadoaks, we’re proud to be a same-sex friendly venue and we’ve been lucky enough to have hosted many same-sex marriages and civil partnerships here in the beautiful Lake District.

One of many questions we get from our couples and their families is regarding the etiquette for various elements of a same-sex wedding, as a lot of the traditional etiquette is very much gender specific.

So, with that in mind, we thought we’d put together this post to clear up a few things and answer a few questions you may have!

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A Guide To Your Role As A Bridesmaid

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 22nd March 2018

If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid or the maid of honour at a wedding, first things first: congratulations!

Being asked to be part of the bridal party is a huge honour and something that you should really be proud of. However, it can also be a big responsibility and slightly overwhelming if you’ve never done it before, especially if you don’t quite understand just how important it is.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide to make sure you can support your friend as much as possible on their big day and make sure it’s an occasion to be remembered, all for the right reasons!

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You’re Engaged… Now What?

Category: Wedding Tips Date: 5th March 2018

The days (and weeks!) after getting engaged can be a whirlwind of emotions and activity, with well-wishers dropping by full of congratulations and questions.

As a result, it can be difficult to take the time to fully digest what’s happened and to move onto the next stage of the process: planning the big day.

With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at everything you need to do between getting engaged and getting married, so you can get a head start as soon as possible. Read on to find out the next steps…

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Exclusive Venue Hire at Broadoaks

Category: Broadoaks News Date: 1st March 2018

When it comes to planning a celebration for your special occasion, there are lots of things you need to bear in mind: the budget, the food, the decorations and the guest list, to name just a few.

However, one of the most important decisions that needs to be made is also usually one of the hardest: the venue. Your choice of venue will largely depend on the type of event you’re holding, the atmosphere that you want to create, and the number of people you want to attend, but how do you choose?

Here at Broadoaks Country House, we have lots of different options for exclusive venue hire available for your special occasion, from just £2,995, so read on to find out more.

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10 Reasons To Book A Romantic Break In The Lake District

Category: Things To Do Date: 2nd January 2018

If you’re thinking about somewhere perfect for you and your loved one to just get away from it all, then you need look no further than the Lake District.

This UNESCO world heritage site is without a doubt one of the most romantic spots in the whole of the UK, and if you need any more persuading, here are just ten reasons why you should book a romantic break and experience it for yourself!

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5 Great Ways To Spend New Year’s Day In The Lake District

Category: Things To Do Date: 20th December 2017

New Year’s Day is a time of confusion for many of us: we’re still in the period between Christmas merriment and going back to work, we’re not sure what day it is and we might even be feeling a tad on the rough side after what we drank the night before.

However, it doesn’t have to be like that every year and, if you’re staying in the Lake District, New Year’s Day offers you plenty of options when it comes to things to do.

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