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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

Why hold your meeting outside of your office?

Whenever I have had an internal meeting, often what initially looks like it will last a few hours can turn into a whole day affair. Generally someone knocks on the door and takes a member of the meeting out. If it’s a quick word then that’s fine, but inevitably it turns out to be a… read more