All Things Special Occasions is a portfolio of fabulous independent Norfolk suppliers to make help yours or someone else's day extra special. Whether you need a Wedding venue, a disco for that 21st, a portrait to commemorate a new addition to the family or some flowers to simply say thank you, this category is packed with everything you need for that very special moment in Norfolk
The AA 4 Star silver Maids Head Hotel is renowned for being the oldest Hotel in the UK. The site has been providing hospitality since the early 12th century. With its long history of famous guests, including Edward the Black Prince, Catherine of Aragon and Queen Elizabeth I and tradition of service to the local community, the hotel is filled with character that sets it apart.
As an independent hotel we pride ourselves on excellent service, attention to detail and flexibility making our guests feel welcome and at ease whilst staying with us.
Our Chefs understand that every guests needs are different and whilst creating our mouth-watering menus of local produce they will be happy to look after any dietary request. Our restaurant and bar staff are on hand to recommend the perfect wine to match your meal and will do so by course as required.
In addition to our bedrooms and restaurant the hotel we can cater for up to 120 guests in our versatile event rooms.
In 2019 we invested in 2 Bentleys and in 2020 we will be able to offer our Frolic 31 electric boat for cruises along the River Wensum to enjoy afternoon tea, or maybe drinks and canapes.
All of our event rooms have individual character, combining this with our flexible approach to events we can tailor make bespoke events to match our customers' needs.
The Maids Head Hotel were also winners of the Best Independent Hotel and Investing in Future Tourism Awards 2019.
The Grove Cromer provides quality hotel accommodation both B&B, holiday cottages and glamping within walking distance of the North Norfolk coast.
A family-run guest house since 1936, The Grove is only half a mile from Cromer town centre, and more importantly, it is just a short walk, through its own private entrance into the woods, from the cliffs and beach.
Alongside a choice of ensuite rooms in the beautiful Georgian country house, we have six self-catering cottages in the adjacent barn conversions.
Our fabulous two rosette restaurant serves a full English breakfast, afternoon teas, Sunday lunch and dinner throughout the week. The restaurant is split into two rooms, with the original dining room available for private dining.
There is plenty of space to unwind both for adults and children, whether splashing about in our indoor heated swimming pool, knocking a table tennis ball around, exploring our three acres of gardens with their tree-house and trampoline, or putting your feet up with a cup of tea in our beautiful lounge or new orangery bar. Further afield, a children’s play area is just a few minutes’ woodland walk away.
All the activities of Cromer are reachable either by car or on foot. You can walk entirely off-road along the cliffs through our own entrance into Warren Woods at the top of the garden.
From the day it was built, The Grove has been a family house, a place of welcome, relaxation and security for more than two centuries. Through the guest house and cottages we aim to extend that welcome to all who visit us. We wish our guests to experience the warmth and comfort that has been infused into the house by many generations of people, and we have built on this legacy to create a place where you can come in and immediately relax.
The Grove are proud to announce that Sundown will be opening on May 17th 2021 serving Norfolk tapas, lobster, pizza and ice-cream, in our giant tipis on the lawn. The Grove have been lucky enough to have had financial help from New Anglia LEP with Sundown.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Grove Cromer.
A portrait is much more than a photograph .. it is a there as an investment in your history, for posterity, an heirloom and a treasured memory.
Portraits capture the real you, a thousand stories can be seen in a great photograph. Each time you view your portrait you’ll relive a great memory.
Your portrait experience will be a laughter-filled day, centred around you and your needs. The session will be fun and natural, with no worries or hurries. The best shots can take a while, but with a sense of fun in a relaxed atmosphere, we’ll work together to capture your true nature and create a portrait telling your story.
I’m more than used to working with large families, tired babies and grumpy teens! I have years of making even the most camera-shy individuals shine; the day is yours and I will make sure you, your family members or friends all have a wonderful experience.
Pet Portraits are the perfect way to capture your favourite friend’s unique personality; guaranteed to make you smile each time you view your artwork.
The best shots come from patience, a healthy sense of humour and a relaxed atmosphere. I am more than used to tenacious terriers, reserved cats and even sleeping reptiles! (The only pet exception is spiders — sorry, I’m an absolute arachnophobe!)
Together, you and your pet will have a great experience, designed around your specifications. Whether you prefer highly stylised imagery, your pet in a natural surrounding or being caught playing mischievously in the studio, your pet’s portrait will capture the essence of the companion you know and love.
Equine portraits are the perfect way to bring out your horse’s expressive body language and personality. Your portrait in your home will ensure the strong bond between you both is unbroken — whether your horse is in livery or at the bottom of your garden. Your photography experience will be a wonderful moment to relive and enjoy each time you view the artwork which has encapsulated your horse’s nature.
Lisa North Photography … in words!
Photography is something I have always relished; there has been a camera in my bag since I can remember. To me, photography immortalises people and animals, a portrait can be held and loved for generations.
I have been fortunate to work as a professional photographer for over ten years, spending time capturing images in the studio as well as in beautiful country settings ranging from beloved grandparents, family portraits, favourite pets and new parents to create fine art for posterity.
Living in the rural community of Harleston lends itself to my art; I adore exploring the surrounding countryside and discovering beauty spots perfect for location shoots with animals and families. As an experienced horse and dog owner, I have also become specialised in equestrian and animal photography, which I certainly view more as a love than a job!
Mattishall Golf Club is home to Mattishall Golf Academy, a new building full of indoor golfing fun! The Academy has the latest Trackman simulators and a 9-hole indoor mini golf course, both of which can be played come rain or shine. It’s perfect for individuals, friends, families, birthday parties, stag and hen parties or just a fun afternoon/evening out..
Our Indoor Mini Golf course includes a variety of interesting and tricky obstacles for players to putt through, over, under and around! This of which can be enjoyed by all ages, from 5yrs+. Just grab a score card and start putting your way around our 9 hole fun and challenging Indoor Mini Golf course it’s sure to entertain you all…and don’t forget to take that all important photo for the gram on our floral photo wall before or after your game.
Our Trackman simulators give you the chance to play the courses you have dreamt of playing from all over the world. The Trackman system collects, measures and provides data to help you to unleash your true golfing potential. Themed games are another option on the Simulators which are great for the little ones or for anyone who is just looking for some golfing fun. We offer custom fittings and expert coaching is available with our PGA professional on our Simulators too.
We know golf is a social game, so we’ve made the Academy a place to socialise with its own licensed bar and on-site food including pizzas, burgers and loaded fries. We offer lots of different packages therefore you can combine a indoor mini golf round with a session on our simulators plus a few drinks and a bite to eat.
Mattishall Golf Academy also has a well-stocked shop containing all the clothing and equipment to ensure that you look good and play even better. Ranges include Taylor Made, Callaway and Titleist. Our experienced team are always happy to assist if you have any questions or need any advice.
Broom Boats has been a part of the Brundall boating community for over a century. Our heritage is boat building, but our future is focused on protecting and opening up the Broads waterways for the benefit of its wildlife and people.
We’re reviewing every aspect of how we do business. We aim to bring a greater range of services to our customers and the Brundall community, and to protect the environment of the Broads.
In addition to providing luxury boating holidays, we also maintain and repair all makes and models of boats. For boat owners, we provide a small number of private moorings at our marina on the South Broads.
We have a fleet of 24 luxury hire boats which can be booked throughout the year, alongside electric day boats and fishing boats which are available to hire for days out on the Norfolk Broads.
You can visit local attractions and amenities using your foldable Broom Bike and explore the peace and tranquillity of Norfolk on two wheels. We have recently added the Food Vault to our site, an on site café which serves a range of freshly cooked food, available to both boating holiday customers and passing visitors from the local community. We have also built an indoor seating area for the café.
We have expanded our range of services by becoming a floating Waterlodge distributor, the perfect way to have a holiday on the water.
We have great belief in young people and are members of the 5%Club. The 5%Club is an organisation which promotes apprenticeships in the UK and we are proud to say 18% of our workforce are apprentices. We want to ensure the valuable skills which our workforce boast are passed on to future generations, maintaining the level of quality which has always been demanded by Broom. The future is in good hands.
Sustainability is always at the forefront of our intentions at Broom Boats, by protecting and caring for our environment, we can ensure it will be here to enjoy for future generations. By using carbon offsetting, ground, air and water source heat pumps, renewable energy, water monitoring and electric transport, we are helping to sustain the natural environment in which we operate.
We welcome visitors to our site in Brundall, many changes have been made over the last two years and we welcome people to visit to see how our site continues to develop. We are lucky to be situated in such a beautiful part of the Norfolk Broads, so visit us for a coffee and watch our marina in operation.
Step onboard our luxury, skippered, sports cruiser "Norfolk Time" and cruise the Norfolk Broads in style. The only way to truly experience the beauty of the Norfolk Broads is by boat - there are so many stunning places which are only accessible by river. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary, looking for a unique corporate venue or just an excuse to have some fun with friends and a great day out, we can offer you the most glamorous, day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads.
Simply choose the number of hours you want to cruise and we'll supply the scenery and unlimited refreshments (tea, coffee and water) for the duration OR choose one of our THEMED CRUISES and join in the fun. There's something to suit every taste and occasion including our very first wellbeing cruise, Norfolk Time Out, giving you the time to relax, recharge and re-energise or grab the girls for our Pamper Cruise where we will be joined onboard by our resident beauty therapist for manicures and pedicures afloat. For details of the selected dates for Norfolk Time Out cruises please visit https://www.broadlandcharters.
Pre-book our special extras and make your Broadland Charters experience extra special. Whilst we provide unlimited Norfolk tea, coffee and water with every cruise why not check out our onboard refreshments and dining menus before you book and pre-order a bottle of wine or if you're feeling peckish choose from local, handmade chocolates, cheese board or canapes to sample whilst watching the ever changing scenery? All our delicious onboard food is made to order and locally sourced by our expert chefs. Whether you want to picnic by the river bank, share a jug of Pimms or need a little something to keep the kids happy whilst you relax - our special extras are just that .... extra special!
"Norfolk Time" is a local saying that describes the slow and relaxed pace of life experienced throughout Norfolk and the Broads so we thought it rather an apt name for our charter boat. Why choose a self-drive day boat when you can step onboard a luxury sports boat with a fully qualified skipper and have crew to look after you for the duration?