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Mothers day at the Manor

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Are you looking for something to do for Mothers Day in Cheltenham? 

With Mothers Day approaching fast we have something very special for you.  This year we are offering a limited number of people the opportunity to really spoil mum and the family by booking a table for our Special Mothers Day at the Manor.

We will be hosting this special Mothers Day Lunch at the Manor for you and your family to enjoy on Sunday 15th March.  You will be able to experience the beautiful elegance of the Victorian Manor By The Lake, its stunning surroundings, wonderful interiors and elegant West-Wing Ballroom, and if you have never tried our truly exceptional food before, you will all be amazed by this wonderful delight!

As we are a Wedding and Special Events Venue we are not normally open to the general public. This is a very rare occasion to experience the Manor By The Lake, its exclusive 5-star food and exceptional service.

Spaces are limited for Mothers Day so please call to reserve your table today.

For more information and our Mothers Day Menu click here   call 01242 245 071 or contact us to book.

When you visit please ask about our weddings and business availability – feel free to make an appointment for a return visit and full guided tour.

Très Cotswold Chic

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This week we continue looking at the suppliers that make Manor by The Lake look fabulous and feel special. When it comes to dressing a venue nothing says it quite like flowers. With such a wide variety to choose from – colour, style, scent, and whether to go traditional or contemporary with your designs; you need a voice you can trust. Read on to find out more about our trusted partners and how you can steal our style.

Beautiful Blooms

The Flower Studio

Donna Beaver is an award winning florist; she took home Regional Winner at the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. Based in Cheltenham this talented florist works with some of the most exclusive venues in the Cotswolds. Offering a truly unique and bespoke wedding service, her bouquets and tabletop designs are exquisite. Just looking at these gorgeous pictures of her designs is making us want to get married all over again.

The Flower Studio | Manor by the Lake   MBTL-8-SW-6  MBTL-8-SW-7

With over sixteen years experience, Donna handles every order personally and believes a one to one consultation with the bride-to-be is of paramount importance. Donna takes everything into account from the style and colour of your dress, to the layout of your venue. Each piece is tailor made for you to create arrangements that truly complement every detail of your day.

Get in touch
Email:   Mobile: 07789 625453    Telephone: 01242 704134

Prices are available upon request.

Home Grown Elegance

White Peacock Floral Design

Calling all fashionistas! This is the florist you have been waiting for. Working from her florist shed at the bottom of her Cotswold garden, Sinead from White Peacock Floral Design is passionate about flowers. Her elegant, opulent floral designs are ideally suited to the fashion forward bride. Sinead wants to bring joy and beauty to your big day and from looking at these pictures of her recent commissions, I’m sure you will agree she is successful in both respects.

White Peacock Floral Design | Manor by the Lake        MBTL-8-SW-10        MBTL-8-SW-11

For Sinead, it’s about helping you develop your own floral style and working that into arrangements. At the heart of everything she does is the use of seasonal flowers. Sinead believes that each season brings its own colour scheme, and it’s a great place to start when planning floral arrangements. Where possible flowers are sourced here in Britain making White Peacock one of the most eco-friendly florists around. Whether it is a cascading bouquet or a vintage table setting, Sinead can help your design dreams become a reality.

Get in touch 
Email:   Mobile: 07757 713585  Telephone: 01242 309066

Prices available upon request.

Ready, get set…BAKE!

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With the Great British Bake Off back on TV, we are currently obsessing over the latest series and getting our baking abilities up to scratch!

This Sunday, we were delighted to be the host of the best next thing – the Chelt’n’Jam Bake Off.

The baking event, which is raising funds for Oxjam charity, was sponsored by Kitchen Garden Foods and Vanilla Pod Bakery and showcased some amazing local talent!

Categories for entries included ‘cakes’, ‘cupcakes’, ‘tray bakes’, ‘scones’ and ‘iced cakes’. Each category was judged by an expert panel including Cotswold Chef, Rob Rees and former Harrods wedding cake designer Xavier Pelloux.


The afternoon kicked off at 2pm in our gardens with activities for the whole family! We had a bouncy castle, a magician, a juggler and face painting for the kids. We also had pots of tea and lots of baked goods in the grounds for everyone to enjoy.

Winners included: Grace West and Fenella Corran both aged 14 who stole the show with their chocolate brownies. Angie Petkovic for her courgette & lemon cake (gluten and dairy free), Professor Frank Leishman for his scones, Samantha Bailey for her chocolate brownies, Michael Duncan for his walnut whip cupcakes, Rebecca Browning for her iced novelty cakes, and India Taylor for the best children’s cupcakes.

We were delighted that over 100 people turned up and the charity managed to raise over £650! We hope to see everyone at the Manor again soon!


iPad Mini Competition Drawing to a Close!

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There’s just over a week to go for you guys to enter our amazing competition to win an iPad Mini complete with every app you might need to plan you wedding!

To enter, simply click here and tell us your dream wedding theme! The competition will be closing on the 31st July when we will be picking our winner.

Don’t forget to share the competition with your friends and family.

Good Luck!

Weddings Open Evening

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Champagne in the Entrance Hall

New date!

We’re going to be opening our doors again to more of you future brides and grooms to be!

Our next Weddings Open Evening will be:

Thursday the 18th July between 6.30 and 8.30pm

As we’re sure you’re aware, we are in the middle of enhancing and restoring the Manor to bring out its full potential. We are currently undergoing the addition of a stunning new West Wing Ballroom, which will be able to accommodate an impressive 200 guests, as well as 12 luxury en-suite bedrooms set to be finished later this year.

These Open Evenings will give us a chance to show off the building and reveal the plans to you.

As well as a viewing of the building, its various rooms and wedding options and information about the plans, we will be providing refreshments including Champagne and canapés as well as tea, coffee and juice, and a goodie bag with information about the venue and Manor By The Lake’s suppliers.

We really hope you can make it, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP to, who will be happy to book you in. Friends and family are also welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there.