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“I Got Lytham, I Got Music…”

December 6, 2012

Whoever came up with the line “It’s grim up North” had clearly never visited Lytham Hall in Lancashire.

Lytham Hall, Lancashire

I had the very good fortune to be booked to sing there for the drinks reception of Christian and Nicola’s wedding in September and was bowled over by this charming Grade I listed mansion house.

Lytham Hall, designed by architect John Carr

The mansion was designed by York architect John Carr and completed in 1767 in what I am reliably informed is the Palladian style.

Lytham Hall's frontage

In the latter days of the 20th Century the hall’s fortunes waivered and it began to decline.  Luckily it is now in the hands of Heritage Trust for the North West who are in the process of restoring the building to its former glory.

Despite some evidence of the ravages of time everything about the hall shouts grandeur and elegance, from the gateway into the grounds to the front door of the house itself.

The gatehouse at Lytham Hall, Lancashire

The front door of Lytham Hall

The interior is no less impressive and it’s easy to imagine just how grand a place Lytham Hall must have been in its heyday and no doubt will be again before long.  There’s a magnificent grand staircase at the heart of the building and the reception hall where I was singing had beautiful plasterwork on its walls and ceiling.

The grand staircase at Lytham Hall, Lancashire

terwork in the reception hall

Georgian plaster relief ceiling at Lytham Hall

Wedding singer's view of proceedings at Lytham Hall

The drinks reception was a tremendously elegant affair with drinks flowing freely and a seemingly never-ending stream of delicious-looking canapes courtesy of the Hall’s caterers-of-choice Rowleys.

Christian and Nicola were an absolute delight and it was a pleasure to have been part of their very special day at such a wonderful location.

Bride and groom Nicola and Christian at Lytham Hall in Lancashire

For more information about weddings at Lytham Hall please visit www.lythamhall.co.uk.

To find out more about my own wedding entertainment packages please go to my website www.simonpartridge.com.

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