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The Mill House is set within the stunning Berkshire countryside and offers beautifully landscaped gardens, where every season shows off something new. However, like with many wedding venues, it has been faced with challenges due to the pandemic, and here direct Kim Pybus, tells us how they've had to adapt.
"The Mill House Hotel is family run and has been hosting weddings since 1994. As owners we are very much involved in the day to day running of the Mill House with our excellent team.
"With the current pandemic we have had to think on our feet fast, as we had a whole years' worth of weddings to consider. In mid-March we could see that COVID-19 was going to make a huge difference to our couples. The team quickly contacted those couples having a spring wedding change their date to later in the summer or to 2021. Our couples were so grateful that this was an option for them and settled on new dates; although the pandemic has got so much worse than we thought that our couples are facing changing their wedding date for a second time, some already having done so.
"Throughout this process we have offered the ceremony to take place on the original date and then the wedding reception moved to next year or we have held two dates for our couples until we have more knowledge of social distancing and maximum number of guests. We have had overwhelming feedback of how reassuring this has been to our couples and that we've made the whole process flexible and easy for them.
"We have also been faced with the challenge of new enquiries coming in without being able to show people around the venue. Again, we quickly made a video show round so that couples can see the venue and continue to plan their special day even if they can not visit at the moment. Again, this has been met with great enthusiasm and booking have continued to come in.
"There is no doubt that it is a challenging time, however, we have a great team who have all risen to the challenge. It certainly does take a team to make the dream.
Check out https://www.themillhousehotel.co.uk/
More about the venue...
The River Loddon runs alongside the garden giving a beautiful backdrop to your photos. The front of the house boasts a traditional Georgian frontage with tall bay windows and stunning flowers beds.
After careful restoration to its former Georgian glory, the interior of The Mill House boasts high ceilings, original wood flooring in the bar and large spacious reception rooms, as well as twelve individually decorated bedrooms.The venue also offer a new, modern marquee all year through with great air-conditioning in the summer and excellent heating and insulation in the winter, a venue for all seasons.