Harts Hotel – Nottingham’s Finest

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Class, modernity and exceptional hospitality are the hallmarks of Harts Hotel. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Since 2002 Harts Hotel of Nottingham has developed an exceptional reputation. A popular choice for celebrities and business people visiting this vibrant city, the venue is well within striking distance of all the major attractions. In 2016 Harts restaurant won the prestigious accolade of top eatery for fine dining in the coveted Nottingham Post Food and Drink Awards. This is a fitting testimony to the hard work, dedication and talents of the hotel team.

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Voted the top restaurant in Nottingham, Harts’ cuisine is second-to-none. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Harts has also become well-known in recent years as an excellent facility for wedding receptions. If you are currently planning your special day and want to celebrate in style, here are some of the reasons why you should choose Harts Hotel…

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The Hotel offers ample accommodation. Perfect for you and your guests. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Are your guests travelling from far and wide to share your day? The hotel’s range of exceptional accommodation will ensure that they can savour the experience. From a Garden Room, which permits entrance to the idyllic garden terrace, to a Superior Suite, with stunning views across the exclusive Park area of Nottingham, you and your loved ones will relish the experience. In this photograph Amy the bride prepares for her big day with the exceptional Cristina Lazzarotto – professional bridal and editorial make-up artist. Visit Cristina’s website for a stunning gallery of her artistry at: Cristina Lazzarotto Make-up or telephone on:¬†07793 613708 for more details.

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Amy is looking radiant. Her chosen stylist is Alison Jenner Hair. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Alison Jenner is one of the most sought after bridal hair-sylists in the UK today. Her work frequently features in top wedding publications and she boasts a galaxy of satisfied brides. What’s more, Alison lives locally and will be delighted to assist you. View her wonderful portfolio at: Alison Jenner Hair.

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Look stunning with Shade Bridal and Occasion Wear of Nottingham. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Harts Hotel works very closely with tried and trusted wedding suppliers who have many years of experience. Shade Bridal of Melton Road, Nottingham will provide you with an exceptional customised service. Why not pop into their impressively adorned showroom for some friendly expert advice? Contact Jessica today at: 0115 982 2820. Alternatively, visit their website at: Shade Bridal.

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Exquisite bouquets and floral displays by Pam Gibson will bring magic and splendour to your day.

If you are seeking a floral designer with a difference, Pam Gibson Floral Designs are on hand to provide an elegantly ethereal quality to the proceedings. Pam’s wonderful displays truly have to be seen to be believed. Telephone number: 0115 590 4045. Visit the website for more information: Pam Gibson Floral Designs.

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Spoil your guests with Strawberry Cupcakes. Photograph Courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Treat your nearest and dearest to the deliciously divine wedding cake of Strawberry Cupcakes, Trent Bridge. A warm family service coupled with their masterful talents will ensure that tastebuds tingle on your special day. Phone number: 0115 998 9891. Or why not click on Strawberry Cupcakes for more details?

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Linzi of That Black and White Cat will ensure that everything is in order for your wedding day. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Planning your wedding day is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime journey, and Linzi at That Black and White Cat wedding planning will ensure that everything is organised with precision. An award-winning event company, make your dream wedding become reality in their magical hands. Plan with confidence and contact Linzi on 01509 769 194 today, or visit her website at That Black and White Cat.

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The sensational Campbell Bass serenades and enchants Amy and Wes. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Entertainment is a key element of any wedding celebration and the outstanding vocals of Campbell Bass will enchant your guests. Campbell’s warm personality and unique style always creates a blissful ambiance. His natural ability to create an affable rapport with any audience is truly captivating and makes him one of the most sought after vocalists in the UK. Telephone number: 07815 179275. Visit his website at: Campbell Bass.

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David Fox’s magic is versatile and his performance can be customised. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

Why not amaze your guests with some close-up magic? A wedding reception is a perfect opportunity for magician David Fox to mystify everyone. David was invited to entertain at HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London and performed at the centenary of Westminster Abbey’s famous choir school. Contact David on: 07946 686 258. His website is: David Fox Magic.

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Jay Glenn‘s photography may be outstanding, but his natural ability to strike a wonderful rapport with bride, groom and guests is truly tremendous.

The outstanding selection of photographs in this article reveals the prodigious talents of professional wedding and commercial photographer Jay Glenn. Highly experienced and passionate about his craft, Jay will literally work wonders on your big day and ensure every special moment is captured for eternity. Phone Jay now on 07572 604 336 for some friendly advice. For more about him, and for examples from his extensive and impressive portfolio, visit: Jay Glenn Photography.

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Contact Harts Hotel today to find out more. Photograph courtesy of Jay Glenn Photography.

To find out more about how your wedding day in Nottingham can be a truly spectacular occasion, contact Events Manager Sally Martin on 0115 947 7584. The hotel website can be accessed via this link: Harts Hotel Nottingham.

Magic at Darren’s Birthday Party


‘Your magic was absolutely amazing and the tricks were just impossible’

Joy Green (Darren’s Mum) December 2016

It is always a massive privilege to be invited to perform magic in someone’s house, and I was delighted when Joy asked me to perform magic at her son Darren’s 50th birthday bash in Peterborough. Indeed, providing an entertaining show in such conditions is the ultimate test for the magician. The opportunity to demonstrate my craft in such an intimate setting and in such close proximity to the audience is truly wonderful. Furthermore, I am also very humbled when someone like Joy invests such a high degree of trust in me to interact with their nearest and dearest in the family home.

When travelling to a house party, the same things always pop up in my mind… I hope that the family and guests will like me and we can quickly strike up a positive rapport… My show has been prepared thoroughly, but will everyone enjoy it and respond as I anticipate? How will I react if we have to alter the schedule in any way? Will there be more or less people present than we originally thought? Sometimes things can change quickly when it comes to such special events and my job is to be flexible and accommodating.

It is always fantastic to entertain all age groups at a house party. The magic should appeal to everyone present.

On arrival, my pre-performance worries quickly evaporated when I received a tremendously warm welcome from Joy, Darren and their family and friends. I immediately and instinctively knew that this was going to be a very special party to remember. Darren’s guests were clearly ready and primed for a parlour show of magic with a difference.

Having discussed the schedule in detail with Joyce beforehand, I had created a show which encompassed card magic, sleight-of-hand, illusion, mind-reading and classic visual effects with plenty of audience participation. I felt that this type of performance and strategy would be suitable for both the adults and children present. Indeed, my philosophy is that it is vital to include all of the guests present (from the youngest to the not so youngest) when entertaining at any special occasion.

Darren’s family and friends were fantastic. They made me feel instantly welcome and helped make the magic work!

It truly was a massive pleasure and a privilege to entertain such a lovely group of people. After the grand finale, and having had the opportunity to chat and get to know everyone, I truly considered myself very fortunate to have been part of Darren’s special birthday celebrations. Indeed, I would like to say ‘thank you’ again to Joy for calling upon my services and to her family and friends for making me so welcome. ‘Happy birthday’ once more to Darren and I do hope I have the opportunity to see you and everyone again in the future. Best wishes from David.

For more details about how David can make your house party extra special visit his website at: David Fox Magic.