There’s nothing prettier than a garden wedding on a sunny Spring day. We were delighted to attend a wedding in London and to be among the guests at the reception at Morden Hall, a charming wedding venue in South London.
The Beautiful Wedding Venue
Morden Hall is an 18th century country house set within 125 acres of beautiful National Trust parkland. The interiors are stately and the picturesque grounds brought to life for us the English poet John Clare’s sonnet “On a Lane in Spring” –
A Little Lane, the brook runs close beside
And spangles in the sunshine while the fish glide swiftly by
And hedges leafing with the green spring tide
From out their greenery the old birds fly
And chirp and whistle in the morning sun
The pilewort glitters ‘neath the pale blue sky.
Morden Hall has elegant ceremony rooms, stylish bar areas and a beautiful dining space that accommodate up to 150 guests.
Morden Hall is not just a lovely venue for a wedding, it also caters good food too. Dinner at the wedding we attended was a 4 course affair with full service. There were of course plenty of cocktails, wine and champagne. The setting for the wedding dinner was graceful and gorgeous. The service was top notch.
The starter was seared scallops with pea puree and red wine jus. The dish looked great and the scallops were sweet, tender and delectable.
The palate cleanser that was served next was a simple elderflower sorbet with caramelised grapefruit. The refreshing balanced sorbet tingled the tongue and served its purpose of preparing the palate for the main course.
The main course consisted of shoulder of lamb braised with herbs and roasted cutlets served with potatoes and vegetables. It was quite a substantial portion. The herb infused lamb was tender and flavourful.
The desserts alone could be a meal. There were cherry sorbet, dark chocolate tart, Oreo cheesecake and glazed lemon tart. The presentation was deliberate and appealing and each of the items was enjoyable.
The lovely venue of Morden Hall and the fine food served certainly helped to make the wedding we attended in London a special and memorable one. Of course the food and wine and setting were all secondary – the real joy was in the celebration of the wedding of someone close and special. We wish the newly married couple a marriage filled with bliss, beauty, peace and harmony and a marriage as lovely as their sunny spring day wedding in a country garden ‘neath the pale blue sky.