Couple win a winter wonderland wedding in Alnwick

Dawn Swanston with Matthew Joyce wnd Santana Swanston who are delighted to have won the wedding competition at The Plough in Alnwick.
 Picture by Jane Coltman
Dawn Swanston with Matthew Joyce wnd Santana Swanston who are delighted to have won the wedding competition at The Plough in Alnwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

The wedding toast will be all the more bubbly for one lucky couple after they scooped a free reception at the Plough in Alnwick.

Matthew Joyce and Santana Swanston were delighted to win a competition at a glittering occasion last week in what has been an exciting year for them.

The Coach House transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

The Coach House transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

The event was a culmination of a Win a Winter Wonderland Wedding Reception contest, which the Plough ran online.

Couples who entered were invited to the hotel last week for the prize draw. The Coach House, formerly called the B-Lounge, was decked out in a Winter Wonderland theme, as it will be from November 26 to January 6, 2018, for weddings and Christmas events.

The winner of the wedding reception, including a drinks package and three-course wedding breakfast for 50 guests, was Dawn Swanston, from Gosforth, who entered for her daughter Santana.

She said: “It’s been an exciting year and what a great finish to it. I have gone back to college, we have got a new house, we are delighted to be expecting a baby and now this – brilliant!”

The Plough set up for a winter wedding.

The Plough set up for a winter wedding.

Joanne Dwyer, owner of the Plough, was also pleased after most of the people who turned up for the prize-giving were so impressed that they also booked their wedding reception.

The hotel is having a wedding open day on Sunday, October 15, when prospective brides and grooms will be able see the venue and meet local suppliers.

The top table

The top table

The Winter Wonderland at The Plough

The Winter Wonderland at The Plough

Table set for a wedding

Table set for a wedding