La Mare Wine Estate invest £500k in event space

Published: 01 November 2018

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La Mare has revealed exciting plans to enhance the St Mary Wine Estate’s function room as the first phase of a major development programme.

Work is starting at the end of the year and the company is investing over half a million pounds on this initial stage in a five-year project to enrich the customer experience and to create more of a relationship between the event spaces and the spectacular vineyard, orchards and gardens.

La Mare has enlisted the help of architects Axis Mason to create plans which make the most of their stunning location.

The scheme uses a mixture of Jersey granite and beautiful natural oak within the function room, a modern space in a traditional working Estate. Large floor to ceiling windows will be installed to maximise the stunning views across the vineyards and gardens; as well as a new air conditioning system, LED smart lighting and high-tech audio-visual facilities. The room will also have better wheelchair access and improved acoustics.

The ceiling, which is often dressed with flowers and foliage, will become a feature in itself with three stunning ‘wine glass’ chandeliers.

La Mare’s Managing Director Tim Crowley said: “We’re delighted to be commencing on this exciting project. Together with the designers we are working on creating a real connection between the old and the new, bringing the outside in and really making the most of our key assets, our wonderful vineyard and gardens and the beautiful traditional Jersey Farmhouse.

“It promises to be a fantastic space, not only for weddings but for corporate events, christenings and all sorts of parties and celebrations. The first event in the new space is booked for Easter 2019.”