Summer Weddings in Lincoln

The perfect setting for a summer wedding, Lincoln is a beautiful and picturesque city with a rich history and heritage. Nestled in the heart of the historic cathedral quarter, the White Hart Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. With its stylish contemporary décor and historic, traditional setting, the hotel is a truly exceptional venue for a wedding.  We’ve had the honour of hosting many unique and wonderful weddings at the White Hart Hotel, and our experienced team will ensure you have a special and memorable day.

We offer a range of beautiful wedding suites and a variety of bespoke services to suit your individual requirements, for a wedding specially tailored to you. From intimate family gatherings to large wedding parties, we have the venue space, facilities and services to host the wedding of your dreams. From live music to DJs, banquet dinners to buffets, we will help you plan every detail of your ideal wedding.

 

Summer Weddings

There are many wonderful benefits to having a summer wedding, from the beautiful sunshine and warm weather to the blooming of colourful flowers.

Conveniently located in the historic quarter, the White Hart Hotel is close to some of Lincoln’s most picturesque sights, ideal for beautiful and unique wedding photos. The hotel overlooks the stunning Cathedral, the perfect backdrop for romantic photography. On the hotel’s doorstop, the twist and turns of Bailgate’s cobbled lanes set a brilliant stage for quirky and unique photos to commemorate your special day.

Summer weddings also have the advantage of offering many different possibilities in terms of themes and attire. Bright and vibrant colours are perfect for a summer wedding, with a wide variety of flower arrangements to choose from to make a statement. Our preferred local supplier, Chamber Florist offers a selection of summer wedding flower arrangements that look beautiful against the traditional backdrop of the hotel. Summer weddings also usually mean more options for your attire – with warmer weather allowing the wedding party and guests to wear lighter, brighter clothing without the need for cover-ups and jackets.   Wedding guests can make bolder choices, with floral prints and bright block colours, or opt for the more subtle pastel palate.

At the White Hart Hotel, we offer a variety of catering options that are perfect for a summer wedding. We offer a seasonal menu, sourcing fresh, local ingredients from Lincolnshire to create outstanding dishes. Whether you choose from our seasonal options or create a bespoke menu with our catering team, we serve only the highest quality and most delicious food for all to enjoy.

 

Weddings at the White Hart Hotel

For more intimate weddings our Bailgate Suite is the perfect setting, offering stunning views over the historic quarter of the city. With a capacity for 40-50, the Bailgate Suite can be set up for intimate ceremonies or a dining room, to suit your unique requirements. For larger weddings, the King Richard and Eastgate Suites offer the joint capacity of 200, with a fully equipped private bar. The unique round-glass ceiling allows plenty of natural sunlight, while the air-con system ensures guests stay cool in the summer.

Our venues are fully licenced for civil weddings and partnerships, and we are honoured to host ceremonies at the White Hart Hotel. We offer a range of wedding packages for ceremonies and receptions, whether you would like our full or specific services. Our Wedding and Events Manager, Helen Ullyatt, is very experienced at organising White Hart Hotel weddings and can assist you throughout your wedding planning.

We also have a range of options for wedding parties staying at the White Hart Hotel. With 50 beautiful rooms and suites, we offer special wedding rates and exclusive discounts for wedding parties. For the bride and groom, we offer a beautiful suite with stunning views over the Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and beyond.

 

If you would like to celebrate your wedding at the White Hart Hotel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today!

For more information, view our wedding packages on our website.

 

Enjoy planning your perfect summer wedding!

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Top Lincoln Activities in the Summer

Whether you’re a Lincoln local or visiting the city for the first time, there is a long list of fabulous activities to enjoy this summer! The perfect place for a city break, Lincoln offers a vibrant culture, rich history and fabulous food and drink.

For those of you visiting Lincoln from afar, the White Hart Hotel is situated in an ideal location to explore all the city has to offer, only a few steps away from Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter and Castle Hill.

Read on to find out our top picks for summer activities in Lincoln and beyond!

 

Outdoor fun in the sun:

Doddington Hall & Gardens

For a fabulous day out in Lincolnshire, Doddington Hall & Gardens is a beautiful Elizabethan Mansion with 5 acres of stunning gardens to explore. During the summer, they host a wide range of activities, from floristry training to a gin masterclass.

 

Location: Doddington (5 miles away)

Price: £7 – £10.50 (adults)

Perfect for: a romantic walk around the gardens for couples.

Bike routes through the city & countryside

One of Lincoln’s great outdoor activities, Lincolnshire offers many picturesque bike routes to explore, whether you’re an avid cyclist or a beginner! You can bring your own bike, or hire a bike using the convenient ‘hirebike’ stations around the city.

 

Location: Lincolnshire

Price: Free

Perfect for: all the family

Pure Land Japanese Gardens

Enjoy the beautiful and tranquil gardens, with the world’s first crystal garden, a pagoda, a Zen garden and a Japanese Tea-House.

 

Location: North Clifton, Nottinghamshire (11 miles away)

Price: £6 – £7 (adults)

Perfect for: couples & families – an escape away from the city

Activities for all the family:

Lincoln mystery treasure trail

The perfect family-day out during the Lincolnshire school holidays, this self-guided tour is a great way to explore Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter. Download the booklet online (link to booking), and see where the clues take you!

 

Location: Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln

Price: £6.99

Perfect for: families of 4-5 people

Rand Farm Park

In a beautiful countryside setting on the outskirts of Lincoln, Rand Farm Park offers lots of farm animals to see, pet and cuddle, and a whole range of other fun indoor and outdoor activities, from tractor rides to an indoor play-barn.

 

Location: Rand, Lincoln

Price: £7.95 – £9.95 (adults, online)

Perfect for: a fun family day-out

 

Historical & cultural must-dos:

 The Collection

An award-winning archaeological museum and art gallery in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, you can explore the rich history of Lincolnshire throughout the ages.

 

Location: Danes Terrace, Lincoln

Price: Free

Perfect for: everyone – enjoy on your own or with family and friends

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle is host to a wide range of activities, from its picturesque grounds and the Medieval Wall Walk to the Georgian & Victorian Prison and the Archaeological Exhibition.

 

Location: Castle Hill, Lincoln

Price: Free – £13.50

Perfect for: a fun & informative family day-out

Lincoln Cathedral

This stunning gothic Cathedral in the heart of Lincoln, once the tallest building in the world, is the perfect place to explore Lincoln’s rich religious history. Explore the Cathedral with a guided tour to find out about the fascinating history of this stunning building.

 

Location: Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln

Price: Free – £8

Perfect for: cultural & architectural enthusiasts & novices alike

 

Shopping in Lincoln:

Lincoln’s unique markets

Lincoln is host to a wide range of food, art, crafts and antique markets that offer a fun & fabulous day out in the sunshine. View this summer’s full market programme online (link to programme).

 

Location: Throughout Lincoln

Price: Free

Perfect for: everyone – who doesn’t love a market!?

Bailgate shopping

 The historic Bailgate street is host to a wide range of independent boutiques, unique and quirky shops and fabulous places to eat & drink, including the White Hart Hotel’s Grille Restaurant & Bar.

 

Location: Bailgate, Lincoln

Price: Free

Perfect for: families & couples alike.

Eat & drink Lincoln:

The White Hart Hotel’s award-winning Grille Restaurant & Bar offers a stunning a la carte summer menu in a stylish and relaxing setting. Using only fresh, local ingredients, Grille offers high quality and delicious food, every day of the week.

 

View our a la carte, special lunch and Sunday lunch menus on our website, and make a reservation today.

 

We hope this has given you some fun ideas for days out in Lincolnshire! Have a fabulous summer holiday! 

Your Guide to Father’s Day in Lincoln

With Father’s Day on the horizon, you may be tempted to panic-buy yet another tie, pair of socks or joke book for dear-old-dad. While we cannot fault the classics, you may be looking to do something a bit different this year, which will knock off last year’s socks! If so, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

To make sure that all the wonderful dads of Lincolnshire and beyond have a Father’s Day to remember, The White Hart Hotel has put together this guide to help you plan an amazing, fun-filled day!

Explore Lincoln Castle & the Medieval Wall Walk

Just a stone’s throw away from The White Hart Hotel, Lincoln Castle is an impressive sight and home to a fascinating history and heritage. Whether you simply want to explore the stunning castle grounds, enjoy an informative tour, or view the 1215 Magna Carta, the castle promises a fantastic day out for all!

Within the castle walls, there is also a Georgian and Victorian Prison that holds a fascinating history to be uncovered.  You can also explore the walls of the castle on the Medieval Wall Walk, that offers stunning views over this historic and picturesque city.

 

Be dazzled by Lincoln’s stunning, medieval Cathedral

A few steps away from The White Hart Hotel, our guests enjoy stunning views of this gothic, architectural spectacle. Renowned for once having been the tallest building in the world, the Cathedral is a must-see for anyone visiting Lincoln.

It offers a range of tours, exploring the floor, roof and towers – giving you spectacular views of the whole city. And while you’re there, you can see if you can find the legendary Lincoln Imp in the Cathedral’s intricate stonework!

 

Events not to be missed this Father’s Day weekend

Saturday June 16th

  • Castle Hill Farmers’ Market
    • Location: Castle Hill
    • Why go: a bustling market offering a vast array of fresh, local produce.
  • Lincoln Makers’ Market
    • Location: St Martin’s Square
    • Why go: the perfect place to browse unique and bespoke arts, crafts and gifts.
  • Knight School for Dads
  • Location: Lincoln Castle
  • Why go: a fun day for the whole family, enjoy transforming your dad into a noble knight – costume, sword and all!

 

Sunday June 17th

  • Brocklesby Country Fair
    • Location: Brocklesby Park
    • Why go: a family-friendly fair in a beautiful countryside setting, offering a fun-packed day of activities, entertainment and amazing food for all ages.
  • Lincoln Antiques Market
    • Location: Castle Hill
    • Why go: situated in the beautiful, quaint city centre, you can enjoy browsing a wide range of antiques, art and collectables.

 

Dining in the heart of the city

Treat your dad to an amazing Sunday lunch in our award-winning Grille restaurant & bar. Our Sunday lunch menu offers delicious dishes created with only the highest quality, local ingredients. Renowned for its outstanding service, you can unwind and enjoy the exquisite food and relaxing ambiance, right in the heart of the city.

View our menu and reserve your table!

+44 (0) 1522 563 290 / restaurant@whitehart-lincoln.co.uk

 

Sunday Night Delight – Special Offer

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for two – £120*

 Spoil your dad with a night at The White Hart Hotel, in the historic city centre of Lincoln, ideally located between the Cathedral and Castle. This offer includes dinner for two at The White Hart Hotel’s award-winning restaurant & bar, Grille.

 

Book directly on our website, using the code: SND16

 

*Sunday nights only | Dinner allowance £20 per person | Applies to Standard Double / Twin bedrooms | Available only when booking direct | Subject to availability at the hotel | Not valid during Christmas Market, Bank Holidays, Graduation week or Christmas Day.

Lincoln In May

Now that we’re in the full throws of Spring, it’s time to take a look at a few of the fantastic things you can get up to when visiting Lincoln at this fabulous time of year.

There’s no better time to enjoy Lincolnshire’s idyllic countryside than during Spring and our chalk streams are sure to leave a lasting impact on any visitor. The chalk streams are a characteristic and truly picturesque part of our beautiful county and have helped shape the Lincolnshire Wolds for more the 10,000 years.

Much of the rolling hills and of the Lincolnshire Wolds have underlaying chalk and it’s no wonder they have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Now’s the time to visit, as the streams begin bursting with life once more.

Once you’ve enjoyed the surrounding countryside, it’s time to head back into central Lincoln. On the White Hart Hotel’s doorsteps are some of the city’s most famous attractions, including the magnificent Cathedral, of which you’ll get no better views than from our very own balcony.

Opposite that is the historic Lincoln Castle, which is home to the Magna Carta. It’s a wonderful time of year to come and enjoy panoramic views of Lincoln from the Castle’s walls before sitting down on the grass to enjoy an ice cream!

‘I love Lincoln in Spring,’ explains the White Hart Hotel’s general manager Ian Robinson.

‘There are so many things to do in Lincoln all year round, we’re very lucky to have so much going on, but you cannot beat being in Lincoln during the Spring and Summer months. If you’re thinking of visiting us during the next few months, now’s the time to book because we fill up quickly at this time of year.’

Have a look below at some of the other activities taking place in Lincoln this month.

 

The Lincolnshire Jazz Week, 4th May
The jazz scene comes to Lincolnshire for a nine-day celebration of jazz music featuring UK and international acts.

Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling, 10th May
Four days of exciting cycling events, including the Criteriums, Sportive, Uphill Dash, and the Men’s and Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix.

The ‘Show Comes To Town, 26th May
Join the organisers of the Lincolnshire Show in City Square for a sneak peek at what this year’s event has to offer.

 

If you want to book your stay at the exclusive White Hart Hotel, don’t forget to book direct for the best deals and offers. Call us now on 01522 526 222 or visit www.whitehart-lincoln.co.uk.

Title Try Our New Menu

We’re delighted to announce our new mouth-watering Summer menu which is bursting with locally-sourced produce and fantastic flavours.

With a mix a classic favourites and new, exciting dishes, we have something for every taste bud. Whether you’re an out-and-out meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, all of our menus have been refreshed ready for the summer months.

Discover what’s new

Grille’s A La Carte menu boasts five starters, nine mains and five deserts. As proud members of Select Lincolnshire, the menu is packed with produce from local suppliers including Redhill Farm, Scaman’s Eggs and Cote Hill Farm.

Choose from broccoli and spinach soup, mackerel pate, orange cured smoked duck, roasted baby aubergine salad or Redhill Farm pork terrine for starters followed by one of our award-winning mains, including rolled loin of rabbit, seared sea trout or roasted cauliflower.

You can view the full A La Carte menu by clicking here.

Amazing value

We’ve also changed the Five of Harts lunch menu but maintained the brilliant value as we offer two courses for £12.45 and three for £14.95. Your options include red pepper and Lincolnshire red cheese arancini to start, Redhill Farm pork Holstein for main and Scaman’s egg custard tart to finish.

You can view the full 5 of Harts lunch menu here.

‘We always try to set the benchmark with our food,’ explains Myles Mumby, head chef at the White Hart Hotel.  ‘We’re especially proud of our new menus, which continue to provide exquisite dishes. You’ll recognise some of our dishes but there are alternatives to the norm as well, always with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients.

‘We’re proud to work closely with local suppliers to ensure our food is produced is Lincolnshire when possible. The menus are available now and we’re looking forward to hearing feedback from our customers,’ adds Myles.

Reserve your table now by calling us on 01522 563 290, emailing restaurant@whitehart-lincoln.co.uk or clicking here.

SHORTLISTED FOR HOTEL OF THE YEAR

The White Hart Hotel is delighted to have been shortlisted for Hotel of the Year at Lincolnshire’s inaugural Tourism Excellence Awards.

The event is organised by Lincolnshire Media and has been established to promote excellence within the tourism sector across the county and recognise quality service. Held in association with Visit Lincoln, the awards highlight all areas of tourism in the county from high-street stores to hotels and everything in between.

‘It’s an honour and a privilege to have been shortlisted for Hotel of the Year,’ explains White Hart Hotel general manager Ian Robinson. ‘It’s exciting to have been recognised for our hard work in the new Tourism Excellence Awards, which will help continue to put Lincolnshire on the map as a UK tourist hotspot.

‘We work hard to ensure all our customers experience unparalleled service, enjoy excellent food and a relaxing stay. I would like to thank all the staff and team who have helped us achieve our goal of becoming Lincoln’s leading hotel,’ he adds.

The winners will be decided by the public, who are being asked to choose their favourites from the shortlists in each category. You can view the nominations by clicking here. The Hotel of the Year Award will be handed to the hotel which demonstrates excellent customer service, ease of booking and provides a memorable experience for its visitors.

VOTE FOR THE WHITE HART HOTEL NOW

Nominations are not the only involvement the White Hart Hotel has in the awards. We are proud to be part of Lincoln’s business network and therefore delighted to sponsor the Retailer of the Year award, which is open to both independent and multiple retailers. The winner will need to show how they have developed their store in the past 12 months to meet the needs of its shoppers before the award presentation takes place on Sunday 18th March.

 

Hotel of the Year is the first award nomination in 2018 for the White Hart Hotel. Last year, we won the prestigious Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards in the Best Venue and Best Restaurant categories. Those awards, now in their third year, also recognise the very best in Lincolnshire’s food, drink and hospitality industries.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day At The White Hart Hotel

It’s time to thank that special someone for all their hard work and dedication over the years and there’s no better place to do it than the White Hart Hotel.

This Mother’s Day, we’re offering a fantastic four-course meal for just £22.50 per person! Children under the age of three can eat for free while four to eleven-year-olds can eat for half-price. And if you don’t fancy a four-course meal, don’t worry – we have a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea available for only £11.95 per person.

‘Mother’s Day is always a special time for us at the White Hart Hotel,’ explains general manager Ian Robinson. ‘It’s a real delight to see so many families coming together to celebrate the special day. That’s why we’ve created a fabulous menu and four-course meal offer, because we all know just how important our mums are and they deserve the best!’

Take a look at the menu below and don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment – call us on 01522 563 290 to secure your table on Sunday 11th March.

The White Hart Hotel Mother’s Day Menu 2018

Starters

Pea & spinach soup with mint oil & croutons

Chicken liver parfait with spiced fruit chutney, mixed leaves & melba toast

Scottish Smoked salmon with cornichons, lemon, crème fraiche & brown bread

Serrano ham with celeriac coleslaw, truffle oil & rocket

Main Courses

Roast topside of Lincolnshire beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Roast leg of Lincolnshire lamb with spring greens, roast potatoes & red wine jus

Slow roasted Redhill Farm pork belly with sage & onion mash,
honey Chantenay carrots & pork reduction

Poached Alfred Enderby smoked haddock with crab & chive risotto & watercress

Five spiced tofu with shiitake mushroom, chicory, udon noodles & miso broth

Desserts

Chocolate, rum & coffee torte with crème Chantilly, chocolate pencil & sauce

Pimm’s berry trifle with strawberries, raspberries & blueberries

Rhubarb crumble with toasted almonds & vanilla ice cream

Ice cream & sorbet with puff pastry biscuit

Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce & vanilla ice cream

To finish

Coffee, tea & truffles

Show your appreciation for all your Mother’s love and treat her to a celebratory meal at the White Hart Hotel.