It has been two weeks since The Cedar Tree Restaurant reopened in the Marquee and Gardens at South Lawn Hotel, and after a steady start the team are pleased to see an increasing number of familiar faces.
Owner, Tim Wedgwood has given us his thoughts; "Whilst many guests first trip out may have been a nervous experience it's reassuring to see that many keep returning. It delights us to know that our guests have the confidence to return and we appreciate the kind comments about how secure people have felt. We are blessed with so much space indoors and out and our Marquee has become very popular with small groups of up to 6 people from multiple households.
The use of our function facilities are still restricted and it is anticipated that conference and banqueting facilities will reopen for larger parties in September. So for now we have a huge function suite that seats 150 feeling very empty.
So we have an idea which we hope will be helpful. We appreciate there are many small groups and committees of larger groups that are fed up of Zoom meetings and want to get together. Committee meetings are vital for the many social groups and organisations to get back together, so:
We have arranged our function room for how we anticipate our regular clubs might meet when restrictions are lifted. The Cornwallis Suite which seats 150 in normal times is laid with 8 round tables of 6 and a top table of 2 all one metre plus spaced. The rules now allow for a table of up to 6 people inside but from no more than 2 households. So assuming that no members of a committee live in the same household each table can accommodate 2 people. From now up until September we want to make this facility available to any club or committee whether they normally meet at the hotel or not. So if you have a meeting you would like to organise 18 people from 18 households can meet here and up to a maximum of 30 can meet if enough of you share households or social bubbles.
Just call the hotel to check availability and make your booking and on the day please ensure your organiser arrives in good time ahead of the rest of the guests so we can open up and brief you. All attendees should arrive direct to the Cornwallis suite entrance as access is not available through the hotel. We will even provide tea and coffee facilities with a discretionary honesty box. We will not staff the room but are available to help if needed.
There is no charge for this facility which we hope will help all our important groups start to get back to normal."
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