Greetham Valley’s successful Autumn Wedding Fair

Lily King, superb wedding venue dressing - and what a fabulous backdrop!We really enjoyed hosting our Wedding Fair at Greetham Valley Hotel in Rutland yesterday – and we hope all the lovely couples browsing among all the exhibitors did too! There was so much to see – the stands were an absolute riot of colour and the atmosphere had a lovely gentle buzz all day.

All our bridal goody bags were claimed – so that was definitely 100 brides-to-be and their intended who brought along mums and dads plus potential best men and bridesmaids!

Beautiful, beautiful flower arrangements....

We now have lots of  personal show arounds and appointments arranged over the next few weeks and one bride booked Greetham Valley for 2015 as her wedding venue there and then as soon as she saw the Rutland Suite and it’s gorgeous view. She and her fiancé spent some time sitting out on the sunny balcony with a bottle of chilled wine, enjoying the view…..

Discussing Normanton Church, a lovely civil ceremony venue option

She is currently umming and aaahhing about whether to choose Normanton Church as her civil ceremony venue, with a trip back across Rutland Water on the Rutland Belle accompanied by her guests afterwards, with a red double decker bus to provide the transport to Greetham Valley…. decisions, decisions!!

James and his JH Roadshow - superb evening entertainment!

The exhibitors seemed very happy with the level of interest that their beautiful displays were creating, with most of them reporting bookings and appointments made at the Wedding Fair for the coming weeks. They are also looking forward to Greetham Valley’s next Wedding Fair, which will be on Sunday 23rd February 2014 – and yes, that date will come around very quickly – put it in your diary!
Flowers and photos....Wedding cars galore!!


Wedding Menu Taster Evening at Greetham Valley

wedding heart cheesecakesFollowing the success of our first Wedding Menu Taster Evening last Spring, we are looking forward to our next Taster Evening on Thursday 10th October 2013. Many of our Brides and Grooms for the next year have already booked their tables – have you booked yours?

Whether you are still pondering over choices for your wedding breakfast or just looking for an excuse for a night of fine dining and talking weddings, our wedding menu taster evening is an excellent way to experience the first class food and service Greetham Valley offers. Myself and our events team will be on hand throughout the evening to answer any questions you may think of.

guitarOn the night you will be welcomed on arrival with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés before moving through to our Lakeview Suite, decorated by local wedding suppliers, for a delicious three course meal complemented by the sounds of Nigel from Beautiful Background Guitar. The menu will feature our most popular wedding dishes for you to choose from on the night.
Mitch Bardwell

The cost for this special evening is just £20 per person and Brides and Grooms are very welcome to invite along their parents, bridesmaids, best men etc to enjoy the evening. If you would like to book a table, please email me, phone me on 01780 460444 or speak with us at our Wedding Fair this coming Sunday 29th September. We look forward to welcoming you!
Mitch Bardwell, Wedding Co-ordinator


Sarah Outen – in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

Sarah OutenThinking of Greetham Valley in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – the only and only Sarah Outen!!!  We looked after Sarah’s trans-oceanic boats, Gulliver and Happy Socks, plus her stores,  prior to her epic travels. And we follow her blog, which makes for incredible reading from this intrepid adventurer. Take a look, some amazing images – you won’t be disappointed…


Conference season here again at Greetham Valley

Oakham Conference RoomThe lazy days of summer are coming to a close and everyone seems to be busying themselves with both the new academic year and a new business season, after this well-deserved break.

Greetham Valley’s Conference Centre is certainly gearing up to welcome back our regular conference customers, who return time and again to our Rutland conference venue to take advantage of our purpose built rooms, fabulous value and friendly, efficient service.

For conference organisers looking for a venue in Rutland to host their next meeting or event, look no further! We have a range of  fantastic light, air-conditioned rooms overlooking the golf courses, perfect for 2 to 250 delegates.

All rooms come fully equipped at no extra expense and we are pleased to offer flexible catering options to suit your needs. Our corporate events team would be delighted to show you around our facilities and chat through the different options.

More details from Claire on 01780 460444 or email.


Coloured flag positioning trial at Greetham Valley a success

Greetham Valley flag positioning trialIn early spring this year, Greetham Valley commenced a coloured flag positioning trial, with feedback requested from members and visiting players.

All the positive comments and opinions certainly seemed to hail the trial as a success so flag positioning has now been permanently adopted across the Lakes and the Valley courses.

To remind everyone, the coloured flags are used to indicate hole placement on individual greens, as follows:

  • red flag – hole is positioned towards front third of the green
  • yellow flag – hole is positioned in the middle third of the green
  • white flag – hole is positioned in the back third of the green

Need an easy way to remember? Think of the location and colour of the ladies, gents and competition tees – red forward, yellow middle and white back respectively!

Happy golfing!


Carla wins tickets to Rock ‘n’ Roll at Greetham Valley

rock and roll 50s and 60sIn the aftermath of all the positive feedback from guests at our last Greetham Valley Great Night Out, Motown Night, we are delighted to announce the winner of our prize draw on the night!

Carla from Oakham has won two tickets to our next Great Night Out, which is a fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute Evening on Friday 20 September.

The Jukebox Jets

Carla is delighted to have won: she and a companion are looking forward to an evening of live entertainment from The Jukebox Jets, a two course dinner and a disco until midnight.

Why not come along to join them and celebrate the music of the rockin’ 50s and 60s? Tickets for the Rock ‘n’ Roll evening are £22.50 and are available from Greetham Valley Hotel reception, tel 01780 460444


Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic to open at Greetham Valley

We’re getting very excited now – just one week to go until Rutland’s new Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic opens at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre!

At this new clinical facility, highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Peter Corder, and Doctor in Sports Medicine, Dr David Homes, work together to provide a combined treatment approach for the general public and the sporting population. David wears a number of professional  hats, one of which is that of Peterborough United Football Club Doctor, whilst Peter has a wealth of experience, both as a former athlete himself, and as a provider of physiotherapy and other clinical services to a number of professional football and other sporting clubs.

A wide range of treatments are used to treat a myriad of conditions, from arthritis to sporting injuries, suffered by members of the public, novice sportsmen and women, and elite athletes alike. Phone the clinic on 01572 812212 or email info@physiosportsinjury-greetham.co.uk.

Clinic opening hours:   Mon – Fri 8.30am to 7.30pm       Saturday  8am to 12 noon

For more details, see www.physiosportsinjury-greetham.co.uk


FREE! 3 months Academy course membership

Beginners’ Group Golf Lessons just £25pp for
4 x 1 hour group lessons plus 3 months FREE Academy Course membership at Greetham Valley. What an offer!

Ladies, gents and juniors are all welcome to book a place on one of PGA professional Jim Hetherington’s beginners’ group golf tuition courses this summer for the incredible price of just £25 per person and to enjoy a whole 3 months of unlimited golf absolutely free on Greetham Valley’s nine hole par 3 course to practice all the skills you will learn!

These beginners’ lessons are the ideal introduction to the wonderful and not so mysterious game of golf – not only is it a perfect platform to learn a new sport in a group supported environment, it’s also a superb opportunity to meet other novices and make new friends and potential future playing partners. Golf is after all a very sociable game for the majority of golfers – and who hasn’t heard of the ’19th hole’? Bantering about your game over a pint or glass of wine or two in the Clubhouse can be as much fun and as enjoyable as the infamous après-ski!

To book your place on the next round of Beginner’s Group Golf Lessons, contact:
Jim Hetherington
PGA Professional
Mobile: 07712 052763
Email: james.hetherington@yahoo.co.uk


Patrick from Belgium wins stay in Rutland Lodges

Rutland Lodges at Greetham ValleyPatrick de Schutter from Belgium is the latest lucky winner in one of Greetham Valley’s competition draws. This time the prize was a short break in a Rutland Lodge at Greetham Valley.

Patrick stayed with us in May while taking part in an international fly fishing competition on Rutland Water and says ‘I am very pleased to hear I have won a stay in Greetham Valley! It’s a beautiful place to stay …..’

We look forward to welcoming Patrick and his family and friends back to Rutland later this year.


Summer dining at Greetham Valley

Fish FridaySummer Dining at Greetham Valley

New for June, we have now launched our stunning Fish Friday Menu. All fresh from the trawler with a brand new menu each week based on the best of the catch! This week features some real treats:  North Atlantic Turbot, Razor Clams and a firm favourite, Salmon Bisque! The Fish Friday Menu will be available in the Valley Restaurant each Friday from 6pm til 9pm from June onwards. So whether fish is a firm favourite or you are just wanting to try something new, give it a go!

It’s back! The ever popular Sizzling Saturday BBQ is making a return for Summer. Grab your family and friends and let us do all the hard work whilst you relax with something cold from the bar! At just £12 per person, our four meat BBQ plus all the trimmings is fabulous value. Served from 6pm til 9pm every Saturday evening, no matter the weather!

Too busy to cook this Sunday? Come and join us for our Sunday Lunch Carvery. From just £9.50 per person with a children’s menu also available there’s no reason not to come to Greetham Valley! We use only the finest, local ingredients to make the perfect Sunday Roast that leaves everyone looking forward to their next visit!

You can book your table with Hotel Reception on 01780 460444 or just join us on the day!