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Real Wedding - Jay & Adam

24th May 2023

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Why did you choose the Montagu Arms in the New Forest?

After visiting the Montagu arms in the New Forest one Summer for an afternoon tea, we decided that the Montagu arms was the place for us to get married in Hampshire. Exceptional staff, exquite food and a beautiful setting for our special day. 


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Tell us about your wedding dress and big day fashion - include accessories, shoes, hair and makeup, bridesmaids, groom.

Dress - Lillian west 
Suit - Clifton suits, Bristol 
Hair & Make up - Lucy Bernier Hair, make up & Beauty  

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What food did you choose?

After a wonderful experience at our menu tasting, we chose the following; 
Salmon and cod fish cakes with tartare sauce and rocket salad
Chicken Caesar salad with parmesan and croutons
Braised Beef Cheek with Creamed potato, pickled red cabbage and local greens 
Pan Fried Chicken with Potato Terrine, Smoked Bacon and Onion
Orange Creme Brulee with shortbread
Bitter Chocolate Delice with Coffee Ice Cream & Chocolate Crumb

The Montagu Arms were very accommodating with the dietary needs of our guests.

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Who was your florist and what did you choose?

Jo Hicks; there are florists, and then there’s Jo hicks!  After meeting Jo hicks at the Montagu Arms, we knew she was the right person for us. She is incredibly knowledgable and has an extraordinary eye for detail. The flowers were exactly what we wanted. 


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The décor – what was the styling and theme of the day?

We wanted a ‘Country’ feel to our wedding, so a country house hotel  in the New Forest was a perfect wedding venue, and we wanted to incorporate some of our Orchids from home.


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Tell us a bit about the photographer and your cake

Gabriela Matei Photography
Gabi could not have done a better job! She makes you feel instantly comfortable and we loved her storytelling style of photography. she captured all the emotions, feelings and precious moments that made our wedding day uniquely ours. 

Wedding Cheese from

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What was the best part of the day?

Everything! Every second was perfect, but if we had to say one thing it would be sharing the day with those who are closest to us. 

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Any Words of wisdom?

Be present - family members and the photographers are there to capture your moments. 
Enjoy every single second, it goes so quickly
Incorporate vases in your decor so that guests can take Jo’s beautiful flowers home 


If you are looking for a wedding venue in the New Forest, choose The Montagu Arms Hotel for a wedding day completely bespoke to you. 

From intimate wedding packages to exclusive hire, our country manor hotel makes a wonderful wedding venue choice in Beaulieu - the heart of the New Forest.

Call 01590 612324 or contact Wedding Team online.


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