Salford Hall Wedding
Friendly and smartly-dressed relatives from accross the pond graced this event that saw a very sweet couple from either side of the Atlantic tie the proverbial knot. It was a fariy-tale wedding and an even greater soul-matching story how these two met. Word was around early and urgent pleas pressured the groom into opening the gates to partake of this armotic and spectacular, culinary spectacle even before the evening dinner was served….he did not bow easily to pressure, but when the flag was raised…all mayhem broke loose for a very intense feeding frenzy.
At Chocolate Fountains R Us we have, and have only used only the very best, Belgium Barry Callebaut Fountain Ready Couvature Chocolate. We never have to mix out chocolate with vegetable oil as some operators may do to reduce costs and offer a cheaper hire. But you will know the difference when you taste our chocolate. This is your special day, treat yourself to only the best. We may not be the cheapest as we never compromise on standards or quality. Browse our BLOG and see just a fraction of the events we have graced since 2005.
Staff were organised, polite and helpful and Chocolate Fountain Hire for your wedding at Salford hall is a prime choice set in the heart of the English countryside. Browse our site to see if we cover your area. Give Bob or Michelle a call on M:07816200045 to discuss your chocolate ideas. We never hard sell and we have a fountain to meet your budget.
|Ghosts of Salford Hall Hotel
Now, here at Eerie Evenings H.Q., we are used to visiting haunted venues and hearing all about the ghostly-goings-on which have been reported over the years. But even we were surprised and excited at the sheer wealth of paranormal activity which had occurred even within that very week of our visit, let alone over the several years in which it has operated as a hotel.
Several of the bedrooms appear to be ‘hot-spots’ for paranormal activity, with one area known simply as ‘the haunted corridor’, somewhere that members of staff don’t like at all, refusing to sleep in any of the four rooms themselves.
On this corridor, it is room 12 (the bridal suite) which seems to be the focal point for strange phenomena. One member of staff’s family staying in that room reported hearing strange, disembodied voices while in the bathroom and several female guests have asked to be moved to a different room due to an intense feeling of discomfort. Perhaps the strangest occurrence in room 12 was when the maid entered one morning to discover all of the bulbs from the chandelier had been removed. Assuming someone had borrowed them overnight, she fetched a ladder to replace them. To her astonishment, upon climbing the ladder she discovered all of the light bulbs neatly arranged on top of the four-poster bed canopy. The fact that the room had been unoccupied the night before makes this a very strange incident indeed!
In the old stable block – one of the outhouses situated a few hundred yards from the main building – there has also been some unexplained happenings. For example, in room 22 a couple rang reception one night as they could hear a man in the next room ‘beating his wife’. Staff ran over to find all was quiet and that no-one was actually occupying the room in question anyway. Having reassured the couple, they returned to the main building only to get a phone call shortly afterwards from the same couple who were now in some distress, insisting that there was definitely a very physical row occurring in the room next door. Again, staff members went over and this time showed the couple the empty room and therefore the impossibility of what they had heard. It was discovered the next morning that the couple had spent the remainder of the night sleeping in their car as they were so frightened by what they were hearing emanating from a completely empty room. Interestingly, folklore has it that at some point in the distant past, a stable boy was raped and murdered in this area.
Other activity in the main building includes black shadowy figures seen in and outside the restaurant that of the sound of barrels being dragged around in the cellar when there is no-one down there. This is heard on a frequent basis and some have theorised it’s the Benedictine monks (keen brewers of beer themselves) inspecting our 21st century ales!
The restaurant is in the area which was once the chapel; black figures have been seen walking past the windows (in an area now inaccessible) and one member of staff has seen one of these black figures standing motionless in the restaurant itself for a period of about three minutes. Could these apparitions be in any way connected to the tunnel which is rumoured to run from underneath this area to the local church?
The stories we have outlined here are just a small selection of those which you will hear on the night. Salford Hall Hotel certainly provides one of the most luxurious settings for a ghost-hunt; after the event why not take advantage of the accommodation and enjoy a good night’s sleep? Assuming, that is, you don’t choose to test your nerve in one of the haunted bedrooms…!