There’s a splash of colour in the gardens now from heather, daffodils, hellebores, primroses and cyclamen which, with the warm sunshine this February weekend, the wedding guests could enjoy, as it was possible to have the drinks receptions outside.
It may be rainy and dark outside but with a splash of colour provided by flowers or twinkling light from flickering flames (or both in this case!) the Watermill is always transformed into a magical setting for any special occasion.
Hollywood and Oscar-like celebrations came to Priston Mill last week. Guests to this private party made a grand entrance beside golden drapes and along a plush red carpet into the Tythe Barn. There they were treated by their hosts to a meal fit for stars in surroundings styled with an Oscar night theme by Reveries. There were up-lighters bathing the walls in red light, projected images, themed illuminated table centers, tables and chairs smartly dressed in black linen ..and much more..
There are still a few more finishing touches to complete the Tythe Barn Parlour but this photo gives a good idea of how wonderful it’s going to look. There is plenty of space for comfortable seating and at the far end of the room there is a cosy wood burning stove. This area will be used mainly for reception drinks, chatting and mingling. It could be called a reception room or lounge but with the word ‘parlour’ having an association with monasteries and the Tythe Barn once being run by the monastic estate of Bath Abbey “parlour’ seems very appropriate. In medieval times monks used to have a chamber set aside where visitors could congregate and this was known as the parlour., The term ‘parlour’ originally came from the old Middle English word ‘parlur’ which was derived from the French ‘parler’ meaning to talk. More recently ‘parlour’ has been defined as “a room where people can sit and talk and relax” – and the Tythe Barn Parlour is that and much more…..