It’s fair to say a Royal wedding is always a highly anticipated event and here at York House Leisure, we are getting set to hang out the bunting and join in the celebrations.
Residents at our holiday parks are invited to join us to watch live coverage of the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May, enjoying special treats to mark the occasion.
We’ll be putting on fabulous feasts at all our parks and rejoicing in the spectacle and excitement of the day. Our events will have a good old-fashioned feel and we are looking forward to toasting the happy couple.
From a traditional afternoon tea with prosecco to a street party-style buffet, our Park Managers are looking forward to hosting just the right sort of celebration for a Royal wedding. The location of our holiday homes in the heart of Yorkshire’s breath-taking scenery may be a world away from the hustle and bustle of Windsor on the day, but we think it’s the perfect place to escape the crowds and watch the wedding of the year unfold in relaxing surroundings.
At York House and Abbots Green, a special afternoon tea will be served in the games room adjacent to the Old Barn Coffee Shop. Guests will enjoy prosecco and after dinner mints
For Old Hall, drinks and nibbles are on offer as we watch the ceremony together in the games room. Meanwhile, at Swaleside, a buffet lunch will be served for residents watching the event unfold on our big screen, and once the celebrations are over there will be something a little different: the FA Cup final will be shown in the afternoon!
Whilst details of the dress remain top secret, more and more information is being released as the wedding day approaches.
The service will take place at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle at midday. It will include some beautiful musical performances from the Choir of St George’s Chapel, 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who was named BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, and gospel group Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir. An orchestra – fronted by Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas – will also perform.
Following the ceremony, we are especially looking forward to the couple travelling through the streets of Windsor in the Ascot Landau carriage. After all, the procession is always one of the highlights of any Royal wedding!
Following the tour through the town, there will be a reception for the 600 guests at St George’s Hall hosted by Her Majesty The Queen. A smaller, private reception is planned in the evening at Frogmore House, hosted by Prince Charles.
We love the bride’s choice of flowers which are expected to include her favourite – peonies – as well as foxgloves and white garden roses. The wedding cake also sounds delicious – organic lemon and elderflower – and we’ll have a few delicacies of our own to sample as part of our celebrations.
With the impending nuptials just days away, we’re looking forward to getting together to watch this joyous occasion. There is always a special atmosphere that builds around a Royal wedding and here at York House Leisure we are looking forward to playing our small part in a very special day.