Valentine's Day is nearly here and if you're looking at surprising your loved one with a romantic gesture, we've chosen some of the best places that you can celebrate in style! Enjoy...
Cinema in the Palm House - Valentine's Special
Independent Liverpool will be hosting two classic love stories over the romantic period in Sefton Park's Palm House. There will be two showings including Casablanca on the 13th February, followed by Romeo and Juliet on the 14th. Each night will provide entertainment, along with a Gin and Prosecco bar - and not to forget a range of delicious food from some of the best kitchens in Liverpool! Tickets are £12.
Address: Sefton Park Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AP
The Hard Days Night Hotel
"All you need is love' this Valentine's Day at The Hard Days Night Hotel. Dine in the beautiful Blake's restaurant for £34.95 pp for a three-course meal, a glass of Prosecco and a gift for each couple. Or why not make a night of it? You can relax in one of the stunning Beatles inspired rooms that start from £85 and include a breakfast the next morning.
Address: N John St, Liverpool L2 6RR
Contact: 0151 236 1964
Make your own Gin
If you fancy something different this Valentines, why not head to Manchester's Three Rivers Gin? You and your date will receive a guided tour on how it's made and its history. You'll then have the chance to make your own to take home. It's the perfect gift for those Gin lovers out there!
Address: Manchester Three Rivers, 21 Red Bank Parade, Manchester, M4 4HF
Contact: 0161 839 2667
Relax with your other half in the stunning Leasowe Castle this February. They have a number of exclusive offers on for guests which include a Valentine's Evening Menu for £75 that's made of a delicious seven courses. If you fancy a romantic break, you can book overnight to receive a meal and breakfast for two which will cost £250 on the 11th February or £220 on the 14th February.
Address: Leasowe Road, Moreton CH46 3RF
Contact: 0151 606 9191
The Mere Resort and Spa
Whisk your other half away to the beautiful The Mere Resort for one of their special Valentine's Spa Packages. Opt for the Intimate Indulge for £89.00 per person to receive a glass of fizz, a 3 course lunch in the Spa lounge, a 55 minute massage lesson with a therapist, use of the spa and a gift per couple. If you're looking for luxury time together, treat yourself to the 'Time for us' package for a 55 minute massage, 3 course lunch and a Rasul Thermal Mud Heaven experience.
For those looking for a sophisticated evening meal, be sure to discover the Valentine's Tasting Menu for £70.00 per person that's made up of a seven course gourmet dinner in Browns, complete with entertainment. Or book in during the day for an exclusive Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea for £24.95 per person.
For the 'Ultimate Mere Valentine's Experience' for £295 per couple, you can receive prosecco, chocolates, a red rose, an overnight luxurious stay, use of the spa and a full-English breakfast in the morning.
Address: Chester Rd, Mere, Knutsford WA16 6LJ
Contact: 01565 830155
How will you be spending Valentine's Day? Let us know over at GB Hospitality! x
The wedding season is well underway and brides around the country are attending numerous wedding fairs to find inspiration for their big day. It's an exciting time to visit stunning locations, sample some of the finest foods and note down decor ideas. It's also the perfect opportunity to speak to wedding professionals who can offer tips and advice on how they can make the day perfect. If you're going to be exhibiting at a wedding fayre, it's important that you engage with your potential customers and leave a lasting impression on them. By doing so, they'll want you to be involved with their big celebration. Here are our top six tips on how you can do so to ensure you get the most out of your next event...
Consider the venue
If you're heading to a classic, stately home to host an exhibition, you might find that their audience may be more traditional than one that's being held in a converted barn, for example. You should ensure that your tailoring and message is a right fit for the audience who you will meet during the day. People should love what you do, and if they aren't connecting with you then you should reconsider where you are hosting.
Make your stall stand out
Visiting wedding fairs can be quite a nerve-wracking experience for some people, especially if they’ve only just started attending events as they might not be sure on what to say or how much everything will cost. Make sure you greet guests who are passing by and encourage them to come and have a look round at what products you have available. Make sure you have lots of information and freebies explaining who are you, prices and any examples of your previous work. Be warm and friendly at all times and spend time getting to know them. Remember, it's more about your product, it's about your brand and the experience that is created.
Your stand should have business cards that are handy for people to pick up as they pass by. Although it might seem obvious, make sure they contain all your contact details - from phone numbers, emails and most importantly links to your social channels so they can look at previous work and reviews.
When possible, try and get as much information from those who spend time at your stall. You could offer them a discount or send any exclusive offers through them by emails or text. It's a great way to increase your client database but just be sure not to bombard them with to many follow up emails. Personalizing your outreach to them will go a long way in making them feel that their custom would be highly valued by you.
It’s important to recognize that you might not make many sales on the day of the exhibition as some people might not be at the stage to commit to anything, but through speaking to them and following up with them, they are sure to remember you. You could set realistic goals in place on how many contacts you'll receive of how many future meetings you have planned with them.
Being on your feet all day can be quite tiring. Ensure you are in comfortable clothes, footwear and have plenty of water and food to have throughout the day as you probably won’t have time to have a break, especially if it’s busy. And although you might have a seat, try and avoid sitting down for too long as you want to look ready to showcase your products to those passing by.
If you are recently engaged, there's an exciting pick of Wedding Fairs taking place across the North West. If you're looking for stunning locations for your special day, make sure you come along to these exclusive days...
Tatton Wedding Fayre
'Bride the Wedding Show' is being hosted by Tatton from the 4th February - 5th February 2017. Here, they will be showcasing some of the latest wedding trends and spaces for brides and grooms to be. Both The Mere and The Stanneylands will be exhibiting here over the two days. Tickets are available to buy online here.
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If you found an engagement ring in your Christmas stocking this year, congratulations! There's nothing more romantic than a festive proposal.
Now that you've said yes, you need to begin the most exciting part of your wedding...finding the perfect location! If you're looking for the ultimate wedding, then discover the most magical location at Leasowe Castle...
Situated in the heart of the Wirral, the Grade ll listed building showcases some of the most beautiful views of the Merseyside coastline. This 16th Century castle is the perfect location for romantics and at the end of this month, will be holding a very special opening evenings for brides and grooms to be.
On Sunday 29th January 2017, between 12pm - 4 pm, Leasowe Castle will be holding its first Wedding Fayre of the year. During the day, guests will be able to see the castle styled and ready for a wedding to provide you with inspiration on how your wedding there could look. There will be 40+ professional exhibitors across six rooms showcasing everything that you'll need for your big day, along displays of Live Music, Make overs and Hair Demonstrations. At 1.30 and 3pm, guests will be invited to watch the Catwalk shows to reveal some of the most stunning dresses and suits.
The wedding fayre is free for all to enter.
If you would like some more information on the fayre, please contact the team over at Leasowe Castle on:
Telephone: 0151 606 9191