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Ambitious plans for £1m wedding venue at Stallingborough Grange Hotel

AMBITIOUS plans have been submitted to build a state-of-the-art £1 million wedding venue at Stallingborough Grange Hotel.

Ambitious plans for £1m wedding venue at Stallingborough Grange Hotel

Catering for up to 200 guests, the huge new purpose built wedding venue at the popular village hotel and restaurant, in Riby Road, would make Stallingborough Grange "one of the best" places for couples to spend their special day at.

That's according to hotel general manager, Heather Dutton, who is hopeful that the "exciting" plans will gain the seal of approval from North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee, who will have the final say on if the new venue can be built.

An extensive planning application has been submitted to the council by hotel bosses, which includes artists' impressions of how they want the venue to create a "magical experience" for newly wed couples.

If accepted, the new venue could be up and running by Easter 2018.

Heather, says the plans have been in the pipeline for a number of years and are the next step to raising the hotel's already sky-high reputation.

She said: "We are always looks at ways to expand the hotel and we have such lovely gardens. We have been looking at doing this for a few years.

"We want to be one of the leading venues in the area and build on our reputation.

"There has been a lot of thought gone in to it because we want to make sure we provide a exciting venue for brides and grooms."

Stallingborough Grange already offers wedding reception facilities within the walls of the hotel, but this purpose built venue would be built adjacent to the hotel, nestled away in the serenity of its large gardens.

Currently, the hotel can cater for 65 guests at wedding ceremonies and up to 150 guests for an evening celebration.

The construction of the new venue, which would include its own catering facilities, bar and toilets, would create up to 20 new full time and part time jobs.

Designed by Doncaster based Building Link Design Architects, and built by Scunthorpe's GS Kelsey Construction , it would have large windows overlooking the gardens, to create a "romantic setting".

When not used as a wedding reception venue, Heather added how the facility could cater for other large celebrations such an anniversaries, birthdays or Christmas parties.

Heather added: "We already offer a high standard of service and for us this is the next step.

"It will hopefully make us one of the top venues in the area, offering a bespoke service to couples.

"From the moment they walk through the door we want people to think of spending their special day here."

The venue would be 400 metres sq in size, have its own car park and moveable partitions to allow for the building to be used by one function, for example a wedding, or for smaller conference groups.

The overall appearance of the venue would be of a Georgian style, with large floor to ceiling windows and artificial stone heads.

The materials proposed are traditional and domestic so to blend within the setting of the site and the context of the wider area.

The next North East Lincolnshire Council planning committee meeting will take place at 9.30am on May 24 at Grimsby Town Hall.

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