Throughout the summer we have some fabulous, glitzy and glamorous events here at Shottle Hall including Fundraiser Balls, Private Parties and not forgetting School Proms. 

With an eye for fashion I am always keen to see what the guests are wearing and who is dressing to impress. I have to admit the School Proms are increasingly becoming the events where everyone makes such an effort to stand out from the crowd and put their own style stamp on the occasion.

Proms are becoming ever more popular in the UK and what better place to celebrate than here at the beautiful Coach House Marquee at Shottle Hall. I remember my school prom no being so lavish,we had to make do with the school sports hall, a few balloons and a CD player, which was not so great!  The school leavers of the 21st century are now celebrating in style with luxury leaving parties, fabulous frocks and some very exciting entrances.

One thing I did notice is that the gorgeous ladies and handsome gentleman, who arrive looking their best to their school prom all look at least 5 years older than they are! They really are entering the world of adulthood in terms of style and substance.

The Entrance: This seems to be the most important aspect of the prom especially for the boys. They are all in competition to have the best arrival. Working at such a premium wedding venue we get to witness some amazing arrivals but the proms are always so much more unusual. We have had everything, from giant monster trucks to taxis! My favourite has to be the beautiful horse and carriage at the Anthony Gell school prom back in June. The sun was shining on a beautiful evening in June, as one lucky guest arrived down the Shottle Hall drive in a horse drawn carriage.

One of the Entrances from the Anthony Gell Prom One of the Entrances from the Anthony Gell Prom

The Gowns: Whilst the boys make a good impression with their entrance the girls focus on having the best gown. Over the past year here at Shottle Hall I have seen some amazing dresses. In fact too many to talk about so I will just talk about my all time favourite! It was at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar prom. It was a lovely, long, nude coloured gown with lots of beautiful sequins!! See it here below with some other beautiful dresses.

Some of the beautiful ladies at the QUEGS Prom Some of the beautiful ladies at the QUEGS Prom

Now as the new school term is upon us the Prom season has come to an end but we are never short of a glamorous event or celebration here at Shottle Hall. Our most recent was the Derbyshire Conservative Association dinner in the stunning Coach House Marquee on a lovely late Summer evening. The guest of honour and after dinner speaker was Theresa May, our very own Home Secretary. Theresa is well known for her statement shoe collection and the talk among us girls in the office that week was  "I wonder what shoes she will wear?" No surprise Theresa did not disappoint and wore a gorgeous pair of shoes.

They were suede black kitten heels with bright coloured design embroidery! personally I think they were the best shoes of the night! I would have a picture to share but I wasn't sure it was appropriate to try and take a sneaky picture. also if I'm totally honest I didn't want to upset her security with my shoe envy.

So if you want to join in with the glitz & glamour and hold your own Prom or special occasion with us then please feel free to contact me on for more information.