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Green light for stunning £1 million wedding venue set for 2018 opening

A state-of-the-art £1 million wedding venue near Grimsby has been given the green light for construction - and is set to open in 2018.

Green light for stunning £1 million wedding venue set for 2018 opening

Bosses at the Stallingborough Grange Hotel on the outskirts of Grimsby are celebrating this week after their application, to make the hotel “one of the best” places for couples to spend their special day at, was accepted by North East Lincolnshire Council.

Under delegated powers, council planners have said that work can begin to build a purpose-built wedding venue that will cater for up to 200 guests at the popular village hotel and restaurant, in Riby Road.

An extensive planning application was submitted to the council by hotel bosses earlier this year, which included artists’ impressions of how they want the venue to create a “magical experience” for newlywed couples.

In May, hotel general manager, Heather Dutton, revealed that if the council accepted their ambitious proposal, the new venue could be up and running by Easter 2018.

Heather explained how 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.

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.

Ms Dutton has previously explained how despite already offering "a high standard of service" for weddings, building this bespoke venue "is the next step" in taking the business forward.

She hopes that the venue will transform Stallingborough Grange in to "one of the top" wedding destinations in Northern Lincolnshire.

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

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.

The venue would be 400 sq metres 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.

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