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10 essential wedding planning tips

Emily Payton, Wedding Coordinator, The Elms

So, you’ve decided on the date. And now you’re realising just how much there is to do before the big day arrives! Here at The Elms hotel, we’ve been delighted to help countless brides and grooms with their wedding preparations, and from all my experience as a wedding coordinator, I’ve put together a list of wedding planning tips to help you get started with what is one of the most important and exciting days of your life.

Sticky Lemon Pudding | The Elms Restaurant

Sticky Lemon Pudding with Cranberry & Orange Confit

John Brandon, Head Chef, The Elms Hotel

This is a sweet and seasonal pudding with plenty of flavour and texture. It's a great favourite of mine and makes an ideal treat during the colder months - even as part of a festive meal with friends.

Pears galore from The Elms kitchen garden

Ian Scott, Kitchen Gardener, The Elms

Here at The Elms kitchen garden, it’s important that we grow what the kitchen wants to cook with – we work to ensure that as much of our fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs are freshly picked right here at The Elms. In fact, Chef has just asked me to look at growing some globe fennel for the first time next season.

Worcester Cathedral near The Elms Hotel Worcestershire

Reasons to stay at The Elms this winter

Martin Page, General Manager, The Elms Hotel

With the nights drawing in and Christmas on the way, Worcestershire will soon have a most wintery feel to it. And yet, this can be a lovely time to come and stay with us! Here’s a list of events in the region that might provide you with a good reason to book some time at The Elms Hotel in the coming months. Though with our glorious spa and AA Rosette Award dining, perhaps that is reason enough?

We’ve got four AA Silver Stars and one Rosette Award!

Martin Page, General Manager, The Elms Hotel

Following a recent assessment from The AA, we’re delighted to confirm that The Elms has been given four AA Silver Stars for our fabulous hotel facilities and one much coveted Rosette Award for our fine dining Brookes restaurant. This is a huge accolade for an independently run, country house hotel and restaurant, tucked away in rural Worcestershire.

Chef’s Christmas Pudding Recipe

John Brandon, Head Chef, The Elms Hotel

This is my own much-loved Christmas Pudding recipe, tried and tested many times over. It's well worth the effort and can be easily made in the months ahead of Christmas then stored until the big day. Why not indulge your family and friends this festive season?