THE WHITE Hart in Weston In Gordano is officially launching its stunning, novel and contemporary wedding breakfast and reception venue for newlyweds this March 2018.
The Somerset gastropub has a 10-metre high tepee with firepit in its all-weather garden that can host events for more than 100 people and this year it is opening it up for wedding parties.
Chris Yeatman, who co-owns The White Hart in Weston In Gordano with her husband Mike, said: “We’ve had a few requests for wedding parties here before, so this year we decided to launch the tepee as a wedding venue officially. Brides and grooms can choose from bespoke garden event menus including buffets, hog roasts and huge paellas. Some even like to have pizzas. Our on-site patisserie* also bakes tailormade and unique wedding cakes – everything from macaroon towers to very grand affairs.
“We find wedding parties like to have the whole garden, which has four distinct areas: the top tier is fully covered against inclement conditions and, also, houses our open-air pizzeria kitchen, the garden bar, the patisserie and a rum shack. The second level features a magic turf, all-weather lawn and is set out with very comfortable chairs and nice dining tables.
“The third tier houses our large central tepee, which is very striking and quite a talking point. It also has a raised undercover dining snug. The fourth tier is home to a music stage and smoking area plus lawns and gazebos.
“We know people just love to host their weddings, eat, drink and socialise outdoors and we ensure that they can do that here, even if it’s windy and raining. We appreciate that regardless of the British weather, wedding guests need to be warm and dry, so we have created amazing year-round spaces outdoors that are just perfect for brides and grooms looking for something that’s really different for their receptions!”
The White Hart was taken on and renovated by Chris and Mike in 2015 after it had been closed for two years.
Chris explained: “It was once a good, village local. Sadly, for 10 years it suffered neglect. Gradually its custom ebbed away. In January 2013, it closed its doors and was empty for the next two years.
“We took the site on as a wreck in 2015 and have since invested significantly in the building and the business and have now created a ‘destination’ or ‘go to’ food pub serving the three towns we sit between, as well as holiday travellers seeking refuge from M5 motorway queues. We are also ardent supporters of the local community and hopefully have helped rekindle some of that fondness people had for the pub.”
For more information, please call The White Hart, which is on Clevedon Road in Weston In Gordano, on 01275 818702 or visit www.whitehartwig.com. The tepee is not licensed to hold weddings, but humanist ceremonies can be performed on-site.