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5 reasons to hold a Winter Wedding at The Chichester Hotel

When planning your special day, two of the biggest questions most frequently asked are, “when should we get married?” and “what venue?” Well I can answer both of these: have a winter wedding at The Chichester Hotel. So what are the influencing factors? It is an original concept. Most couples get married in the summer… read more

Is it important to hold an engagement party?

Firstly, let The Chichester Hotel congratulate you on your engagement, you know you are allowed to take a breath and enjoy the moment! It seems like there is so much to organise, but you can have some fun leading up to the ‘big day’ and this includes the engagement party. Historically, the engagement party was… read more

5 Benefits Of Holding Your Business Meeting Off-Site

What are the benefits of holding an off-site meeting? You are sitting at your office desk, you have unread emails and the phone is ringing constantly, but you know you need to get your regional team together to discuss the quarterly budget and forthcoming sales targets. You could organise a ten minute get together in… read more

Is it too early to book your Christmas party? Not at the Chichester Hotel.

I am currently sitting in the glorious sunshine in the courtyard at The Chichester Hotel, Wickford, drinking (not a glass of wine unfortunately) and I am planning Christmas. “Are you mad?” I hear you say, “It’s only June and we have not had the summer holidays yet.”  I am talking about the annual get together… read more

5 Reasons to Host Your Wedding at The Chichester Hotel

When it comes to hosting your wedding, it can sometimes feel as though there are too many venues from which to choose; in Essex alone, there are thousands of churches, event halls, and function rooms ready and willing to accommodate your special day. Each institution has its strengths, but often you’ll find that no single… read more

Conferences are good value

Gathering together your staff or a network of people is often the most cost effective way of delivering information to educate and inform in large numbers. It is also a great change from the norm and can be a great motivator as well as a team building opportunity. You can enhance your conference in many… read more

Afternoon cream teas

The name “Devonshire cream tea” comes from the county of Devon in England. The exact origin of cream tea is disputed, although there is evidence to suggest that the tradition of eating bread with cream and jam already existed at Tavistock Abbey in Devon in the 11th century. Afternoon tea was introduced in England by… read more

Your ideal barn wedding venue – what to consider before you book?

Rustic elegance blends in with a hint of rural town charm The Chichester Hotel was built around the Essex Barn which is around 300 years old and part of Chichester Hall. Converted barns are becoming more and more popular as wedding venues, as they offer a romantic setting whilst providing all the mod cons and… read more

The perfect romantic venue

It’s a romantic time of the year following the annual procession of wedding proposals at Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day. Did your loved one propose in the traditional way – down on one knee; asking your parents’ permission first? We had our first wedding fair on Sunday 22 January and were astonished to see… read more

Christmas: Behind the scenes in the hospitality industry

For most people Christmas begins when the festive party season starts and the family get-togethers begin to get booked in diaries – with the finale coming on New Year’s Eve. Then you have the people who work in hospitality for whom Christmas is the whole year round! Often, hospitality management is planning the following Christmas before… read more