22nd November 2023
Last year Marie Curie fundraising committee approached us to ask if they could hold their annual Christmas Bazaar here at Hemswell Court. Not having held this event before we were both excited and honoured to be asked as the Marie Curie nurses mean a lot to so many of the staff and our previous owners who were nursed and supported by this wonderful charity.
Plans were made and invites sent to local craft and gift suppliers and very quickly all the spaces were booked. Although some were a little worried about the new venue and location so much positive feedback has been received on our staff, organisation and venue which we really appreciated.
There were various handmade items, Christmas decorations, gifts and craft stalls which were set up in our ballroom and primrose rooms and Marie Curie staff and volunteers proudly stood in the grand entrance hall with tombola, cakes, merchandise and gift bags to purchase.
Tea, coffee and homemade cakes from our kitchens were on sale in our private drawing room and a lovely memory tree for guests to write messages to loved ones. We had pride of place at the top of the tree for our message to Rex and Nepi (our previous owners).
As with any event, there is a lot to consider and organise and we are extremely proud to announce that £10561.60 was raised, so a very big well done to all involved in this. What a remarkable achievement this equates to 459 hours nursing care.
So many wonderful comments have been received on our hardworking staff during the event which makes us as a company very proud of each and everyone. We are delighted to have been part of this event and look forward to working with everyone again next year.
9th October 2023
On the 4th September this year, Hemswell Court was delighted to welcome members from The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club to celebrate their post-war six cylinder rally.
Our guests enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and comfortable accommodation which Hemswell Court offers and delicious food specially prepared by our chefs, all of which received lovely comments on their departure.
The cars were stunning and sat beautifully on our landscaped gardens. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them. Thank you to everyone for coming and we look forward to welcoming you all again.
*The organiser has sent a couple of extra photos and an itinerary of their visit which I am pleased to add –
“Twenty two cars attended the annual rally of the PWSC Register of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club which was held at Hemswell Court over five days in early September. The Register caters for Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars built between 1945 to 1955. The earliest car attending the meet was a 1949 drop-head coupe by Park-Ward. They were joined by several models from other registers, the latest being a 1995 Bentley Continental R two door coupe by Mulliner and a guest from the Aston Martin Club. Members attended from all over the UK some having travelled over 180 miles. A coach trip into Lincoln with visits to the Castle and Cathedral proved to be very popular. Drive outs on the following days saw visits to places of historical interest but the most popular were those associated with Lincolnshire’s wartime past. For most the highlight of the tours was to the East Kirby Heritage Aviation Museum where they were treated to the sight of the Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ being fired up and taxiing. Thereafter the group and its cars were photographed with the aircraft as a backdrop. The visit to the International Bomber Command Centre at Canwick was also thought to be excellent. The ‘Iron Men’ memorial to those air crew of the Dambusters raids who did not return was particularly moving. Without exception, members agreed that this years venue was among the best we have ever had. The overall experience was exceptional, delivered by well lead, enthusiastic members of staff. One member commented that ‘we arrived as guests but left as friends.”
27th July 2023
During the past few weeks, we have hosted 9 local school proms. Many are returning schools with a couple of new ones who through recommendations decided to use our venue and are now returning next year also. The weather was fine for most evenings but even the rain did not dampen the spirits of the students and their family and friends who came to watch them arrive.
All of the students were very well behaved, polite and courteous a credit to the schools and their parents.
We had various forms of transport including limos, sports cars, horse and carriage, fire engine, lorry cabins, sports cars and tractors.
Our most unusual was a student arriving in a shopping trolley and one who arrived in his custom built car.
The girls looked stunning in their prom dresses and the boys rather dapper in their suits.
There was a firework display one evening and karaoke on another along with balloons, sweetie carts, discos, photo booths and prom letters.
Reception drinks and food was enjoyed by all, from buffets, bbq’s or a sit down 2 or 3 course meals with ice cream cones on offer also.
Good luck to all the students from the following schools and thank you for your continued support.
Lincoln Christ Hospital School
Gainsborough Queen Elizabeth High School
Lincoln Castle Academy
Caistor Grammar School
De Aston School Market Rasen
William Farr School Lincoln
The Vale Academy Brigg
Sir John Nelthorpe School Brigg
Frederick Gough School Scunthorpe
25th May 2023
On 16th May 2023, we hosted a celebration evening for the Dambusters 80th Anniversary. The evening was a huge success and enjoyed by all our guests who attended.
Emily Martin Music played the clarinet and saxophone whilst our guests enjoyed a reception drink of prosecco or sparkling elderflower followed by a 40’s inspired afternoon tea freshly prepared by our talented kitchen staff. They even managed to add jam tarts and potted beef to the menu remembering the 40’s.
One of our guests Eric Jarvis showed memorabilia on the evening and shared his vast knowledge with the guests.
Our very talented photographer Jonathan Mank; PM Photography was on hand to shoot photos of the evening who kindly gave us all photos which we will share, hopefully raising money for RAF Benevolent Fund. Some of our guests dressed up for the occasion with one couple dressing in 40’s dress.
The highlight of the evening was a flypast of the Lancaster, we were very worried about the weather but it held off just in time for the wonderful noise and sight above.
Some of our guests stayed over to enjoy the comfort of our 5* accommodation and breakfast the following morning.
We have received many positive and kind comments from all those who attended for which we are very grateful.
6th April 2023
We would like to invite you to join us in the celebration of 80 years since Operation Chastise, commonly known as The Dambusters Raid which took place in May 1943.
Our celebration will commence at 5.30pm on May 16th 2023 with a glass of prosecco or sparkling elderflower whilst listening to Emily Martin perform.
Guests will be served with afternoon tea, special dietary requirements can be catered for.
At 7.22pm the historic Lancaster will fly past (weather permitting), leaving guests then to enjoy a drink and chat about the old times.
Tickets are available at £34.75 per person.
Please contact us for any further information.
29th March 2023
On Friday we welcomed Boris Johnson and Sir Edward Leigh to attend an event here at Hemswell Court.
Although he was slightly delayed so only had 20 minutes with us, Boris still found time for photos, meeting his guests, chatting to our staff and enjoy a drink and homemade cake.
After a rousing speech to the members of the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association who had been specially invited, he left to attend another event.
An enjoyable time was had by all.
14th March 2023
We are very proud to announce the following awards and badges from Travelmyth for 2023.
It is lovely to receive such positive things for Hemswell Court especially after the past few years of struggling due to covid and rising costs. Our staff work so hard so being able to share this recognition will help to show our appreciation for all involved.
The awards and badges come from travellers’ reviews on their recent stay with us.
We thank all our guests for visiting and for their kind comments.
10th February 2023
As a wedding venue we are often asked about timescales for the planning and arrangements. We have devised a wedding planner timeline which we hope you will find helpful. As each wedding is unique times may vary but it will certainly give an idea of things to think about.
Wedding Planner Timeline
22nd December 2022
With Hemswell Court being a 5* hospitality venue, we were recently contacted by Lion Keith from the Glanford and Lindsey Lions Club to see if we could help provide a meal for 50 guests on Christmas day.
Of course, Hemswell Court were more than happy to oblige, so as a business we were able to provide the turkey, gravy and the crackers.
Hemswell Court contacted some of our regular suppliers who equally were delighted to assist and generously provided the following:
Fosters Butchers and Bakers provided the sausage and bacon.
Turner Price provided the stuffing, Christmas pudding and brandy sauce.
Alliance Disposables provided the beautiful napkins.
Country Fresh Foods provided the potatoes, brussel sprouts, parsnips and carrots.
A big thank you from us for their support.
For all the guests attending the delicious meal will be served by members of the Glanford and Lindsey Lions Club and we hope everyone enjoys themselves.
Hemswell Court would like to wish everyone involved a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful new year.
https://www.turner-price.com http://@GlanfordandLindseyLions https://www.fostersbutchers.co.uk
4th October 2022
Wow what can we say?
An enormous thank you to everyone who donated or supported us for our recent Macmillan coffee morning on 30th September 2022. We had returning guests and new faces which was lovely to see. We raised an amazing £1050.17. We had some fantastic raffle and tombola prizes as you can see with a fabulous selection of cakes on offer, thank you to Shaun for his baking skills.
Our staff donated their time and we had numerous helpers on the day.
Sadly cancer touches everyone and all money raised goes to help families and those suffering. Every bit we raised will go towards this.
We had a highly successful event and are very grateful to all those who attended.