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Wedding Planning in Westmeath


Your Wedding day is one of the most important days of your life - and at Bloomfield House Hotel we are here to make sure your day runs as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. We will take you through, in detail, all the options available to you, incorporating your ideas and requirements to ensure your wedding reception is a wonderful occasion.

The following Planning Guide is to help you organise & plan your wedding arrangements right up to the day after your wedding. Planning your wedding is important so that everything runs smoothly on the day and as you dreamed it to be. We at the Bloomfield House Hotel are here to ensure you and your guests have a wonderful and memorable day.

View our Wedding Planner & Wedding Checklist for your perfect day


Wedding Traditions

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

The saying, "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” is a popular rhyme that has been used since Victorian times. The "something old" represents the bond to the bride's family and her old life; "something new" represents the couple's new life together and their future hope for happiness, prosperity and success; "something borrowed" from a happily married woman is meant to impart similar happiness to the bride; and "something blue" represents fidelity and constancy. 

White Bridal Dresses

Wearing white also dates back to Victorian times when Queen Victoria abandoned the usual royal tradition of wearing a silver gown, instead choosing to wear white. Before that time brides simply wore their best gown, rather than a special wedding dress. The popularity of white can also be attributed to it symbolizing purity and virginity. White was also thought to ward off evil spirits.

Throwing Rice

Showering the couple with rice is an ancient tradition. As rice is considered a "life giving" seed it is thought that by throwing in on the couple they will be bestowed with fertility and have many children. Many churches now forbid it on their property but there are some safe alternatives to throwing rice.

Sharing 1st Piece of Cake

Sharing the first piece of wedding cake is a wedding tradition with Roman roots. The Romans believed that by eating the wedding cake together a special bond was created between the couple. The wheat used to bake the cake was symbolic of fertility and a "fruitful union", while the cake's sweetness was thought to bring sweetness to all areas of the couple's new life. 

Ceremonial Kiss

The ceremonial kiss that concludes the wedding ceremony is said to represent the couple sharing and joining their souls. In Roman times the kiss "sealed" the couple's agreement to join in a life-long commitment. 

Boutonniere

The wedding tradition of the groom wearing a boutonniere originates in medieval times when a knight wore his lady's colors (through flowers) as a statement of his love. Flowers and bouquets have long been used in weddings. In addition to adorning the bride with flowers to promote good luck and good health flower meanings allow the bride to express her feelings for the groom. Orange blossoms signify purity, daisies loyalty, violets modesty and red roses signify true love. 

Wedding Ring on the 3rd Finger

Placing the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand has two possible origins; ancient Egypt or 17th century Europe. The Egyptians believed the "vein of love" ran directly from the ring finger to the heart, therefore the ring was placed there to denote eternal love. During a 17th century wedding ceremony the groom would slide the wedding ring part way up the bride's thumb, index finger and middle finger as the priest said "In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit". As the ring finger was the first free finger, the ring was placed there.

 

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  • For more info on Bloomfield Weddings,why not join us for our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 6th of September. If you would like to do a showaround at any time please call us on 044-93-40894 or email weddings@bloomfieldhouse.com

    Read All Testimonials

  • Bloomfield has it all, comfort, style, delicious food and spectacular surroundings, this coupled with excellent staff makes it the perfect place for any occasion. It was an amazing day from start to finish. We are so very grateful to all of the staff as each and every one of them went out of their way to ensure our special day was made even more special. We would like to wish the Bloomfield well in all of its future endeavors, and the staff every good wish in everything they do.

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  • Thank you all so much, for making our wedding day just perfect for both of us and all our guests. I cannot praise the staff highly enough. The food was out of this world.To be able to give Roisin the outdoor wedding she always wanted was my number one goal. Once again many many thanks for not only the perfect wedding but also a fantastic weekend for everybody. STAFF 10/10 | FOOD 10/10 | EXPERIENCE 10/10 | SALES TEAM 10/10

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  • Our food was fantastic and everyone commented on it and also how beautiful the Ennell Suite looked.To the wonderful Sharon who on the day was fantastic towards not just us but all of our wedding guests. Nothing was an issue for her or any of the staff. We were made to feel important in a very relaxed atmosphere. The whole staff at Bloomfield were super & made this day one of the best in our lives. Thanking you all so much.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We stumbled upon Bloomfield House after we looked at a hotel in Tullamore one day and it was a letdown. We did a quick search of other local venues and saw this so went straight over for a look because it wasn't too far away. We wanted somewhere with nice grounds where we could spend the whole weekend and get nice pictures and as we were having a civil ceremony we wanted somewhere that would be nice for that end of it also. The hotel has a real authentic charm to it with every room being different and solid wood furniture throughout exactly like you would expect in an old house but at the same time being comfortable and having modern features.We both decided about 5 minutes after leaving that this was the place so provisionally booked the date and paid a deposit the following week. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, they were great and the whole weekend was perfect, The room we had the ceremony in was decorated with lights, candles, flowers, an archway and red carpet and was very cozy and a great fit. The Ennell Suite where we had our reception was also decorated to a really high standard and looked great in all the pictures. If you’re booking it definitely get the fairy light backdrop and the up-lighters because these created the atmosphere and made a great backdrop for pictures! The food all weekend was amazing, With regards to cost the hotel was well within our budget and what you get in the packages is excellent value.

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  • From day one we knew we were in safe hands. The Hotel looked beautiful on the day and the extra touches like the candles, hearts, menus and table plan went down a treat with our guests. The most feedback we got back was about the food; how delicious it was and how generous the portions were. We still have guests raving about the wonderful time they had. We would put a lot of this down to how excellent the staff were on the day. Definitely 5 star service.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Words cannot describe how amazing every single aspect of the day was, it truly exceeded all of our expectations! From the very beginning, we knew planning the big day from the far side of the world would be a huge task, however the support and assistance we received from Maria and Joanne made it all very easy! Our guests to this day still rave about our wedding. The best food, the best band, the best venue... it is a testament to the Bloomfield House Hotel and all their lovely staff. The location of the hotel, the lake, the stunning surroundings; we knew it was the perfect choice!

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  • Our Wedding day was a dream come true. The staff throughout the whole day were excellent, very professional and accommodating. The food was first class, not one guest had a complaint and everyone that we spoke to since has said it was the best wedding they have attended. We would highly recommend this as a wedding venue. It's easy to see why they have won Leinster Wedding Venue of the Year as they make every detail of the day magical and memorable.

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  • Thank you to all of your team for making our day so enjoyable. Your service was second to none. We were at ease from the second we were greeted at the car. All of our guests were very impressed with everything. Nothing was too big of a deal if we had any queries. Excellent service and great value.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Myself and my husband Andy got married in Bloomfield House Hotel and we cannot thank the management and staff enough for the most fabulous day. The food, the service the attention to detail was just amazing. It was the most relaxed atmosphere and the day went without a flaw and this was all down to the hard work and preparation before and on the day by the all the staff. Just wish we could do it all over again!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We would like to thank everyone at Bloomfield for the absolutely wonderful service on our wedding day. From the moment we chose your Hotel as the venue until the day itself we found your staff extremely helpful & accommodating. Our wedding day went extremely smoothly & everything was second to none.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We were very impressed by the staffs efficiency & we have received nothing but positive comments from our guests about the food & the excellent service. We would like to thank you most sincerely for making our wedding day extra specia

    Read All Testimonials

  • Massive thank you to Bloomfield House Hotel and all the suppliers who were involved in making our wedding day the most amazing and happiest day of our lives. What a prize thank you thank you thank you

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had a wonderful day for our wedding at Bloomfield House Hotel. Everything went well. All family and friends who attended our wedding still say it was the best wedding they ever attended. We can't praise Bloomfield highly enough.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thanks to all the staff at Bloomfield House Hotel for making our day so happy. And we stayed again just a month after our wedding and once again the staff were so friendly.

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our day & the staff were very professional, courteous & helpful. Any specific tasks we asked for to be done were carried out without any fuss. We did really enjoy our day and had great experiences in Bloomfield and would highly recommend it as a superb wedding venue. Gabh raibh mile maith agaibh!

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  • We would just like to say a massive thank you to Bloomfield House for looking after us so well on our wedding day. From start to finish they made us feel so welcome and nothing was a problem. Special thanks to Liz and Sharon for making our day go so smoothly, we really appreciate it. All in all a 5 star service.

    Read All Testimonials

  • A super atmosphere. Great homely accommodation. Friendly staff who are great to deal with. A top wedding venue with fabulous food.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Just a quick note to say thanks so much to yourself, Sharon and all the hotel staff for all your help and for making our day so very special. You all made it such a relaxed and enjoyable day. It was just what we hoped for and so much more. All the guests were really impressed with the food, the décor and the friendly helpful staff . (There was not one sigh or throwing of eyes regardless of what was asked of them.) Sharon you played a blinder over the two days. Thanks a mil, you are a true pro. (Jeffrey was definitely considering proposing to you by the end of the weekend he was just blown away with your attention to detail and help.) Thank accommodation for having a room ready early as requested. It was a great help to them. Our own room was gorgeous, the view beautiful, the fresh sliced fruit on the plate was a lovely touch and breakfast in bed on day two such a good move, thanks for that thumbs up Joanne. The décor from arrival looked fabulous with the small trees and ribbon, white timber hearts, candles, lanterns, fires lighting and red carpet. The layout of the service was lovely with the arch, red carpet, the curve on the seating plan, flower display on the alter and the decorative seats for bride and groom. The function room looked fabulous with the chair covers, table settings and up-lighting. The entrance to the function room itself was lovely and the mirror on which the table plan was placed was very elegant. The wedding cake was really well displayed for all to see. Thanks so much Sharon for your quick and subtle help to my Dad with the microphone during the speeches. Thanks to the staff for the placing of the baskets in the toilets after the meal. The afters food was lovely and there was plenty for everyone. It was much appreciated that the staff on reception took such good care of cards and gifts left in for us and all our glasses ,candles ,baskets,cake etc over the two days especially when you had a wedding the next day. We noted this was a service a lot of venues do not provide as they do not want the responsibility. The serving staff and bar staff over the whole weekend were a real pleasure. The area for the meal on Saturday night was just perfect and the provision of the corkage arrangement greatly appreciated. Thanks again for making our day.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had an amazing day and were treated like a king and queen. Everything about Bloomfield was top class and reasonably priced.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had our wedding here on the 1st March 2014. We have to say from the very first day we met with our wedding co-ordinator we knew that this was the hotel for us. The hotel itself is set on stunning grounds with fantastic scenery. Our wedding co-ordinator listened as we wanted the day to be special for us and family and friends. The day itself couldn't have gone better from the minute we stepped out of the car we were looked after as were all of the guests. The hotel made all our guests feel so welcome and the food was amazing. Our guests couldn't get over the amount of food and if people wanted more than that was no problem. We still have people saying to us what a day they had. We would have no problem in recommending this hotel. This hotel is great value for money and gives five star service. We are looking forward to spending many more nights in this hotel

    Read All Testimonials

  • Wonderful location, wonderful staff. They could not have done any more to help us on the lead up to our big day. The day it's self was just wonderful, more than we could have ever asked for.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We would like to thank the staff of the Bloomfield Hotel for making our wedding day so special, in particular Joanne, Sharon and Noel. All the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. The facilities were great and the food excellent. We had no worries throughout the day as everything was taken care of, allowing us the relax and enjoy the day. We would highly recommend Bloomfield House Hotel to anyone thinking of getting married.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more on our Wedding day, it was perfect! Everything from the table plan arrangement with the decorations and detail, the amazing food that everyone raved about, to the fact that we both felt spoilt rotten all day by Sharon and her team, and how well Noel and his team looked after everyone in the bar. And everything in between.. Made our day just the most fun and perfect day! Even though the weather was really bad it didn't dampen the day at all so thank you so much for all you did for us. It really did go so smoothly and people even commented on the staff, how discreet and efficient they were yet still interacted with out guests. Looking forward to returning to Bloomfield House Hotel soon!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We cannot thank the hotel enough for everything they did on the day. Sharon was brilliant, I was oblivious to time as she organized everything. I only found out afterwards that I was over 30 minutes late, though I was ready! I didn't have to worry about anything as Sharon handled it all. She is extremely professional and nothing was too much trouble. Food was fantastic; hot, & tasty and our guests said they were offered seconds. Waiting staff were polite & efficient and everyone is raving about the hotel. Both Chris & I wouldn't fault it and would highly recommend it to everyone getting married. I'm so glad I chose it now. From meeting Maria I knew it was the hotel for us. Fantastic hotel, staff and wedding venue. Wish I could do the day all over again!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We just wanted to thank all the staff at Bloomfield House Hotel for looking after us so well on our wedding day. We truly had a wonderful day and were both really happy with everything. Service and staff were excellent, food absolutely delicious and venue beautiful. All of our guests were full of compliments for the food and staff on the day. I will definitely be recommending Bloomfield House to everyone. We were very happy with the entire day from start to finish. Thank you for all your help organising it and for executing it so well.

    Read All Testimonials

  • For more info on Bloomfield Weddings,why not join us for our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 6th of September. If you would like to do a showaround at any time please call us on 044-93-40894 or email weddings@bloomfieldhouse.com

    Read All Testimonials

  • Bloomfield has it all, comfort, style, delicious food and spectacular surroundings, this coupled with excellent staff makes it the perfect place for any occasion. It was an amazing day from start to finish. We are so very grateful to all of the staff as each and every one of them went out of their way to ensure our special day was made even more special. We would like to wish the Bloomfield well in all of its future endeavors, and the staff every good wish in everything they do.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thank you all so much, for making our wedding day just perfect for both of us and all our guests. I cannot praise the staff highly enough. The food was out of this world.To be able to give Roisin the outdoor wedding she always wanted was my number one goal. Once again many many thanks for not only the perfect wedding but also a fantastic weekend for everybody. STAFF 10/10 | FOOD 10/10 | EXPERIENCE 10/10 | SALES TEAM 10/10

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our food was fantastic and everyone commented on it and also how beautiful the Ennell Suite looked.To the wonderful Sharon who on the day was fantastic towards not just us but all of our wedding guests. Nothing was an issue for her or any of the staff. We were made to feel important in a very relaxed atmosphere. The whole staff at Bloomfield were super & made this day one of the best in our lives. Thanking you all so much.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We stumbled upon Bloomfield House after we looked at a hotel in Tullamore one day and it was a letdown. We did a quick search of other local venues and saw this so went straight over for a look because it wasn't too far away. We wanted somewhere with nice grounds where we could spend the whole weekend and get nice pictures and as we were having a civil ceremony we wanted somewhere that would be nice for that end of it also. The hotel has a real authentic charm to it with every room being different and solid wood furniture throughout exactly like you would expect in an old house but at the same time being comfortable and having modern features.We both decided about 5 minutes after leaving that this was the place so provisionally booked the date and paid a deposit the following week. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, they were great and the whole weekend was perfect, The room we had the ceremony in was decorated with lights, candles, flowers, an archway and red carpet and was very cozy and a great fit. The Ennell Suite where we had our reception was also decorated to a really high standard and looked great in all the pictures. If you’re booking it definitely get the fairy light backdrop and the up-lighters because these created the atmosphere and made a great backdrop for pictures! The food all weekend was amazing, With regards to cost the hotel was well within our budget and what you get in the packages is excellent value.

    Read All Testimonials

  • From day one we knew we were in safe hands. The Hotel looked beautiful on the day and the extra touches like the candles, hearts, menus and table plan went down a treat with our guests. The most feedback we got back was about the food; how delicious it was and how generous the portions were. We still have guests raving about the wonderful time they had. We would put a lot of this down to how excellent the staff were on the day. Definitely 5 star service.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Words cannot describe how amazing every single aspect of the day was, it truly exceeded all of our expectations! From the very beginning, we knew planning the big day from the far side of the world would be a huge task, however the support and assistance we received from Maria and Joanne made it all very easy! Our guests to this day still rave about our wedding. The best food, the best band, the best venue... it is a testament to the Bloomfield House Hotel and all their lovely staff. The location of the hotel, the lake, the stunning surroundings; we knew it was the perfect choice!

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our Wedding day was a dream come true. The staff throughout the whole day were excellent, very professional and accommodating. The food was first class, not one guest had a complaint and everyone that we spoke to since has said it was the best wedding they have attended. We would highly recommend this as a wedding venue. It's easy to see why they have won Leinster Wedding Venue of the Year as they make every detail of the day magical and memorable.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thank you to all of your team for making our day so enjoyable. Your service was second to none. We were at ease from the second we were greeted at the car. All of our guests were very impressed with everything. Nothing was too big of a deal if we had any queries. Excellent service and great value.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Myself and my husband Andy got married in Bloomfield House Hotel and we cannot thank the management and staff enough for the most fabulous day. The food, the service the attention to detail was just amazing. It was the most relaxed atmosphere and the day went without a flaw and this was all down to the hard work and preparation before and on the day by the all the staff. Just wish we could do it all over again!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We would like to thank everyone at Bloomfield for the absolutely wonderful service on our wedding day. From the moment we chose your Hotel as the venue until the day itself we found your staff extremely helpful & accommodating. Our wedding day went extremely smoothly & everything was second to none.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We were very impressed by the staffs efficiency & we have received nothing but positive comments from our guests about the food & the excellent service. We would like to thank you most sincerely for making our wedding day extra specia

    Read All Testimonials

  • Massive thank you to Bloomfield House Hotel and all the suppliers who were involved in making our wedding day the most amazing and happiest day of our lives. What a prize thank you thank you thank you

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had a wonderful day for our wedding at Bloomfield House Hotel. Everything went well. All family and friends who attended our wedding still say it was the best wedding they ever attended. We can't praise Bloomfield highly enough.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thanks to all the staff at Bloomfield House Hotel for making our day so happy. And we stayed again just a month after our wedding and once again the staff were so friendly.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our day & the staff were very professional, courteous & helpful. Any specific tasks we asked for to be done were carried out without any fuss. We did really enjoy our day and had great experiences in Bloomfield and would highly recommend it as a superb wedding venue. Gabh raibh mile maith agaibh!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We would just like to say a massive thank you to Bloomfield House for looking after us so well on our wedding day. From start to finish they made us feel so welcome and nothing was a problem. Special thanks to Liz and Sharon for making our day go so smoothly, we really appreciate it. All in all a 5 star service.

    Read All Testimonials

  • A super atmosphere. Great homely accommodation. Friendly staff who are great to deal with. A top wedding venue with fabulous food.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Just a quick note to say thanks so much to yourself, Sharon and all the hotel staff for all your help and for making our day so very special. You all made it such a relaxed and enjoyable day. It was just what we hoped for and so much more. All the guests were really impressed with the food, the décor and the friendly helpful staff . (There was not one sigh or throwing of eyes regardless of what was asked of them.) Sharon you played a blinder over the two days. Thanks a mil, you are a true pro. (Jeffrey was definitely considering proposing to you by the end of the weekend he was just blown away with your attention to detail and help.) Thank accommodation for having a room ready early as requested. It was a great help to them. Our own room was gorgeous, the view beautiful, the fresh sliced fruit on the plate was a lovely touch and breakfast in bed on day two such a good move, thanks for that thumbs up Joanne. The décor from arrival looked fabulous with the small trees and ribbon, white timber hearts, candles, lanterns, fires lighting and red carpet. The layout of the service was lovely with the arch, red carpet, the curve on the seating plan, flower display on the alter and the decorative seats for bride and groom. The function room looked fabulous with the chair covers, table settings and up-lighting. The entrance to the function room itself was lovely and the mirror on which the table plan was placed was very elegant. The wedding cake was really well displayed for all to see. Thanks so much Sharon for your quick and subtle help to my Dad with the microphone during the speeches. Thanks to the staff for the placing of the baskets in the toilets after the meal. The afters food was lovely and there was plenty for everyone. It was much appreciated that the staff on reception took such good care of cards and gifts left in for us and all our glasses ,candles ,baskets,cake etc over the two days especially when you had a wedding the next day. We noted this was a service a lot of venues do not provide as they do not want the responsibility. The serving staff and bar staff over the whole weekend were a real pleasure. The area for the meal on Saturday night was just perfect and the provision of the corkage arrangement greatly appreciated. Thanks again for making our day.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had an amazing day and were treated like a king and queen. Everything about Bloomfield was top class and reasonably priced.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had our wedding here on the 1st March 2014. We have to say from the very first day we met with our wedding co-ordinator we knew that this was the hotel for us. The hotel itself is set on stunning grounds with fantastic scenery. Our wedding co-ordinator listened as we wanted the day to be special for us and family and friends. The day itself couldn't have gone better from the minute we stepped out of the car we were looked after as were all of the guests. The hotel made all our guests feel so welcome and the food was amazing. Our guests couldn't get over the amount of food and if people wanted more than that was no problem. We still have people saying to us what a day they had. We would have no problem in recommending this hotel. This hotel is great value for money and gives five star service. We are looking forward to spending many more nights in this hotel

    Read All Testimonials

  • Wonderful location, wonderful staff. They could not have done any more to help us on the lead up to our big day. The day it's self was just wonderful, more than we could have ever asked for.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We would like to thank the staff of the Bloomfield Hotel for making our wedding day so special, in particular Joanne, Sharon and Noel. All the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. The facilities were great and the food excellent. We had no worries throughout the day as everything was taken care of, allowing us the relax and enjoy the day. We would highly recommend Bloomfield House Hotel to anyone thinking of getting married.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more on our Wedding day, it was perfect! Everything from the table plan arrangement with the decorations and detail, the amazing food that everyone raved about, to the fact that we both felt spoilt rotten all day by Sharon and her team, and how well Noel and his team looked after everyone in the bar. And everything in between.. Made our day just the most fun and perfect day! Even though the weather was really bad it didn't dampen the day at all so thank you so much for all you did for us. It really did go so smoothly and people even commented on the staff, how discreet and efficient they were yet still interacted with out guests. Looking forward to returning to Bloomfield House Hotel soon!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We cannot thank the hotel enough for everything they did on the day. Sharon was brilliant, I was oblivious to time as she organized everything. I only found out afterwards that I was over 30 minutes late, though I was ready! I didn't have to worry about anything as Sharon handled it all. She is extremely professional and nothing was too much trouble. Food was fantastic; hot, & tasty and our guests said they were offered seconds. Waiting staff were polite & efficient and everyone is raving about the hotel. Both Chris & I wouldn't fault it and would highly recommend it to everyone getting married. I'm so glad I chose it now. From meeting Maria I knew it was the hotel for us. Fantastic hotel, staff and wedding venue. Wish I could do the day all over again!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We just wanted to thank all the staff at Bloomfield House Hotel for looking after us so well on our wedding day. We truly had a wonderful day and were both really happy with everything. Service and staff were excellent, food absolutely delicious and venue beautiful. All of our guests were full of compliments for the food and staff on the day. I will definitely be recommending Bloomfield House to everyone. We were very happy with the entire day from start to finish. Thank you for all your help organising it and for executing it so well.

    Read All Testimonials