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Ruth Celebrates her 21st Birthday in Style!

25th October 2023

Private Hire for Special Birthdays

When Ruth Francis wanted to celebrate her 21st birthday in style, there was only one stunning private hire venue in Northumberland for her.

Ruth, who works at Ellingham Hall , wanted a celebration to remember – and our General Manager David, had a brilliant suggestion.

David said “At Ellingham, we pride ourselves on being a family run business with family at the core of everything we do. Ruth has been part of our Ellingham Hall family since she was 15 years old, so it seemed only fitting that she celebrate her special birthday ‘at home’. Ruth works incredibly hard for us, so we really wanted to show her our appreciation and give her a 21st to remember.”

 

Ruth explains “I thought holding my birthday party at Ellingham Hall would be extra special, as both the venue and team have real meaning to me. I also knew my friends and family would be well looked after.”

She says that with such a stunning Stately Home, there was only one style for her birthday, it had to be black tie!

“Ellingham Hall is so stylish that I didn’t think partywear would be glamorous enough for such a beautiful countryside venue. So, to make the celebration even more elaborate, I asked everyone to wear black tie and ballgowns,” adds Ruth.

To mark the occasion, Ruth’s family also brought along a special family heirloom that has made an appearance at the 21st birthday parties of her relatives since 1942.

Key to the Door

“The large key was given to my great-grandmother for her 21st birthday. She worked at the Vickers factory in Newcastle during the war and someone at the factory made it especially for her 21st.

“Since then, everyone in the family has had their photograph taken with the key when they reach the age of 21. And I’m really happy because the photographs look amazing. I’m in my dress and with the grand staircase in the background, the large key really stands out!.”

 

Private Hire Venue

Whilst Ellingham Hall is a perfect setting for exclusive two-night weddings, it was also an ideal private hire venue for Ruth’s birthday.

Some guests stayed over night in the boutique guest bedrooms and Ruth got the chance to experience the Hall in a different way to her normal role.

“I had the Ellingham Suite, which is one of the wedding suites. It’s stunning and it was fantastic because I got to enjoy the hot tub. It was a cold evening, but it was a fabulous experience getting to spend some of it on the private rooftop balcony in the hot tub.”

An Exclusive ‘Nightclub’

Being a 21st birthday, you might expect many people would consider a nightclub as a place to spend such a memorable night. Well, Ruth did enjoy that experience – and she says it was even better than what a nightclub would offer.

“We chose the After Dark experience, which means you get to use the underground party zone to continue the celebration until 2am. I know a lot of wedding parties use it and I can see why. It was like my own nightclub but better, as we were together as friends and there was only about 15 of us.”

Delicious Food

Just like the couples we welcome for weddings, Ruth also got to experience the mouth-watering dishes from our experienced Head Chef David and his team of culinary creatives.

“It was lovely and because the chefs know I love curry, they made me curry sauce to go with our chicken and chip supper. It was delicious, our chefs are so accommodating, and everyone loved the food.”

Picture This

As well as the exclusive use, and unique rooms and spaces at Ellingham Hall, Ruth also booked a 360 Photobooth, which she says was a lot of fun.

“The photobooth was great fun and everyone enjoyed using it. It’s a good job we had it, really, because as it turned out, we were all so busy having a great time we hardly took any photos.

“Normally, we’d be taking a lot of photos, but I suppose that just shows what a great time we had at Ellingham Hall, we forgot to take pictures!”

 

If you want to see more from Ruth’s amazing 21st, check out the highlights video below!

If you are looking for an exclusive use private hire venue in Northumberland to celebrate a special birthday, contact us today to discuss your requirements.

Credits

Balloons – Wendys Homemade Weddings

Birthday Sign – Etsy

Photobooth – 360 Dream Events

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