About this event
The 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa is hosting two festive wreath making workshops with optional afternoon tea during the run up to Christmas.
Local florist Carole from Tulipa Botanica of Sudbury will be guiding guests in the intricate craft to create stunning wreaths in time for the festive season.
The workshops will use a natural moss or straw base decorated with a selection of natural materials such as pinecones, cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, berry sprigs and seed heads to create beautiful wreaths. When completed, they will add a sprinkle of magic to homes and front doors.
Light refreshments will be on hand during the sessions to put guests in the festive spirit. The Swan’s Holly Jolly Christmas Punch will be offered, along with some seasonal nibbles including turkey and cranberry sausage rolls and mince pies plus tea or coffee. Vegetarian options can be requested when booking.
The workshops are priced at £50 per person including all materials and the refreshments. Full payment is required when booking with free cancellation until 10 days prior to the event.
Complete your wreath making experience by pre-booking a festive afternoon tea either before or after the workshop. Served course-by-course in either the elegant Gallery restaurant or cosy lounge near an open log fire, the special festive afternoon tea menu will be available between 12pm and 4pm priced at £27.50 per person or £36.50 including a glass of Prosecco.
About the Venue
The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is set in the beautiful, medieval village of Lavenham, approx. 15 minutes' drive from Bury St. Edmunds.
The village is full of historic timber-framed buildings and often described as 'the best preserved medieval village in England'. With its fine dining Gallery restaurant, The Swan has 45 en-suite bedrooms, 5 Bubble Rated luxury spa, two restaurants (Gallery and Brasserie 487), three meeting/function rooms, garden, cosy lounges and the famous Airmen's Bar, full of WW2 signatures and memorabilia.
RAF Lavenham was the home of the 487th Bombardment Group, 8th USAAF during WW2 and is popular with visitors, who are tracing 'The Friendly Invasion' of US forces in the East of England, during the Second World War.
Lavenham is often used as a film and TV location, famous for being featured in the 1980s TV series 'Lovejoy' and more recently, as the backdrop for a Harry Potter movie.
Non-residents are most welcome to book treatments in the hotel's luxury spa, Weavers' House Spa, and to visit the Airmen's Bar or dine in one of the restaurants for breakfast, lunch, Afternoon Tea or dinner.
The Swan can cater for any dietary requirements - please advise when booking your table or your room. The hotel offers free parking to residents and WiFi is provided free of charge throughout the property. The hotel is dog friendly, whether you're staying overnight or just popping in for coffee or enjoying a drink in the bar.
Lavenham offers a unique shopping experience, with lots of individual shops, art galleries and antique shops. The National Trust's Guildhall is set within the Market Place, as is the historic Little Hall - both well worth visiting.
Lavenham Tourist Information Centre are most helpful, so please pop in to see them, for advice, walking guides etc. Car parking is free throughout the village and there is free coach parking available at Lavenham Village Hall's car park.
Groups are most welcome and history talks can be arranged, if this is of interest to your group. All-in-all, this is a wonderful location to escape to, from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Booking During Covid-19:
The Swan at Lavenham understand that flexibility is an important factor when booking a break away, so we are making this easier with our no strings attached flexible rate. On this rate there is no deposit required and free cancellation up until 2pm 48 hours prior to arrival*. The flexible rate is available on three different break options to suit you, including dinner, bed & breakfast, room only or bed & breakfast. All you need to do is book yourself a much needed break away and enjoy that holiday feeling!
For more details on Flexible Rates visit https://theswanatlavenham.co.uk/offers/flexible-rates/.