Thursday, 26 May 2011

Simply Charity: The Ant and Dec Annual Golf Day

Opened by Ant & Dec, the Youth Village is at the heart of the North East region. The Youth Village has recently been voted as one of 20 Centres of Excellence in Youth Ministry across all denominations within the British Isles.

Visitors to the Youth Village will enjoy state of the art facilities which include an auditorium and dining hall for groups up to 98 people. There are 44 en-suite twin and triple bedrooms spread across four attractive chalets, a games room, spacious gardens, playing fields and a dedicated space for prayer and reflection.

In addition to the young people who are invited to use the Youth Village for retreats and camping, it also offers an ideal venue for different occasions such as receptions, adult conferences, and meetings.

Simply Bows and Chair Covers were delighted to be invited by Karen Thornton of Connect VIPs to dress the Annual Charity Golf Day hosted by Ant and Dec to raise funds for this exceptional local charity. The event was held at Slaley Hall and we dressed the Kielder Suite in sticking Cadburys purple d├ęcor.

This star studded event that we also lucky enough to attend on a social level was a huge success raising thousands for this great charity and we were delighted to be part of it.

Kristy of Simply Bows and Kate of Metro Radio Arena

Ant and Lisa

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Simply Chic: Weddings In The City

Simply Bows and Chair Covers had a very stylish day exhibiting at The New Northumbria Hotel's Weddings in the City event recently.

This wedding fayre with a difference was beautifully styled, chic and relaxed and a whole host of top North East Wedding Suppliers were exhibiting alongside Simply Bows and Chair Covers, including:  The Fine & Funky Events Company, Bels Flowers and Purple Peacock along with House of Mooshki Bridal, Daisy Chain Events, Helen Russell Photography, Anna Reay, Little Town Baker and Brides Up North. 

Here are some of the wonderful images from the day provided by Essence of the Moment Photography.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Simply Jet Set: The Britannia Hotel, Newcastle Airport

Simply Bows and Chair Covers is excited to showcase the Britannia Hotel at Newcastle Airport. 

What facilities does the Britannia boast?
We have 105 ensuite bedrooms and conference space ranging from small meetings of 6 to 500 or 250 for a evening dinner event. We offer free car parking and free wifi throughout the full hotel.

Does your hotel cater for weddings? 
The hotel can cater for wedding ceremonies of up to 150 people and a wedding breakfast up to 200. If you would like to extend your special day to the evening then we accommodate for up to 250. The hotel has special offers running through 2011/2012 from £1499 for a full day / evening wedding.

What about events, both large and small?
Our smallest meeting space would hold up to 6 going on to larger events of up to 500 people depending on your event as we cater to your needs.

What accommodation is on offer?
Guests are more than welcome to stay over, we offer a discounted rate for the wedding party which is available with a code given to the bride & groom at time of booking. If you are part of a event we also offer discounted rates given to the organiser at the time of booking. Ranging from a single room @ £50.00 B&B to a family room @ £85.00 B&B.

Tell us about your food...
The hotel has a restaurant which offers an Al la Carte menu from 6pm until 9.30pm or you can settle in our more comfortable bar area and choose from a selection of bar snacks. If you don’t want to venture out of your room then we also provided 24 hour room service where you can also purchase a wide range of lager / beer / world wines and special champagne’s to suite every budget.

What sets your venue apart from others?
Based at Newcastle Airport we are easy accessible by public transport with the link running up to 12midnight. Our staff are here to fully support you and your event however big or small.

Where can we get more information?
Our website at or for events and weddings contact

Simply Bows and Chair Covers will be exhibiting at the Britannia's Wedding Fair on 11 September 2011.  

Put the date in your diary to come along and be one of the first to see our new ranges for Autumn 2011.  We will be dressing a selection of tables to show you what we can do and whatever your event, we are confident that there is a Simply Bows and Chair Covers look for you. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Simply Successful: If We Can You Can

Simply Bows and Chair Covers is proud to announce that we have been named as a shortlisted finalist in the If We Can You Can Challenge!

Watch this space for more news shortly...

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Simply Boutique: The New Northumbria Hotel, Jesmond

Simply Bows and Chair Covers recommends The New Northumbria Hotel, Jesmond for a city event with boutique style. 

The New Northumbria Hotel says:  We are a Premier Boutique Hotel situated in the leafy suburb of Jesmond and less than one mile from the city centre, comprising of 57 bedrooms, two excellent restaurants, two bars and a dedicated residents lounge.

All of our bedrooms offer the facility of a mini bar, Flat screen TV, Hairdryer, Ironing centre, Direct Dial Telephone and Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and en-suite bathrooms incorporating both bath and shower.  Room service refreshments and a laundry service are also available. Conference and meeting rooms with technological support equipment.
The New Northumbria Hotel also caters for Private Functions and Parties and is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies.
Scalini’s our Mediterranean style restaurant is Newcastle’s premier Italian Trattoria with a reasonable priced menu attracting a varied local clientele.
Louis’ the New Northumbria Hotel’s a la Carte restaurant offers a fine ambience in which to enjoy tempting creations from an original and extraordinary menu.
Osborne’s Bar is undoubtedly Newcastle premier destination venue with large screen sporting events, free Internet access and a wide range of imported beers and wines.
Polo Bar attracts an eclectic cocktail clientele and has proven itself popular for pre dinner drinks and as a late evening relaxation venue for residents.


We are currently undergoing some wonderful and exciting renovation works for all of our venues, providing luxury rooms and a chic new Osbornes Bar.
We are offering all couples the chance of having their wedding day here at The New Northumbria Hotel for 50 guests in 2012 for £2012! Terms and Conditions apply. Selected dates only.

For more information on our wedding and events packages visit

Or contact- Jackie Hargreaves, Hotel Manager

61-73 Osborne Road Jesmond
Tel 0191 2814961
Fax 0191 2818588

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Simply See You There! Weddings In The City at The New Northumbria Hotel, Jesmond

Simply Bows and Chair Covers will be exhibiting at the newest and chicest wedding fair in town this Saturday at the fully refurbished boutique wedding venue in the city, The New Northumbria Hotel, Jesmond.

  Pop in and have a chat to us and see how we can make your event extra special.

Coming soon on the Simply Bows and Chair Covers blog, a sneek peak at the brand new look New Northumbria Hotel...

See you Saturday!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Simply Poptastic! Popcake Kitchen

Simply Bows and Chair Covers recommends one of our tastiest colleagues, Popcake Kitchen.

Helen of Popcake Kitchen says "Popcakes are great as favours at weddings or other events - their size makes them perfect for guests to have a treat alongside their meal, or take away as a delicious memento of the day. Their ability to double up as place cards makes the favour option extra popular". 

Helen's sister in law is from America and the girls saw a real gap in the market for these delicious treats over here in the UK and having a catering background, felt that they could make fantastic popcakes for the North East.

Popcake Kitchen is moving to new premises and are soon to be located in Catchgate, Co. Durham. They can hand deliver their pops in the areas around Newcastle and Durham (a small delivery charge may apply), and can post out more sturdy designs.

The girls can make just about anything into a popcake! Their current repertoire includes elegant wedding favours, cute children's animals and yummy yet sophisticated chocolate delights. They are happy to work with any idea the client brings to them and love trying out new and innovative ideas. They have a delicious flavour range of Chocolate, Vanilla, Lemon, Strawberry and Toffee.

Pops range from £2.00-£3.75 each, the more expensive ranges being the pop place cards or their very intricate designs.  Place your order soon as their order book is filling fast!

For more information:

Phone: 07817510192

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Simply Perfection: Holiday Inn Newcastle - Jesmond

Simply Bows and Chair Covers is proud to work with Holiday Inn Newcastle-Jesmond, a brand new 4 Star Hotel located in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Holiday Inn is the newest hotel in Newcastle Upon Tyne following a £3.5 million refurbishment and is perfect for your celebration or event, with 116 Bedrooms, function rooms for up to 300 guests with an Italian Restaurant and Bar.  The hotel also offers small private dining rooms for more intimate affairs.  

Holiday Inn offers a city centre hotel for your guests without the city centre prices with a special wedding rate of £80.00 per room, per night including breakfast but also has rates ranging between £65.00 and £129.00 per room (subject to availability).  Please ask.

Holiday Inn works with the U-Salon in Gosforth to cater for any special events.

Various wedding packages are on offer for 2011:

For more information on specific packages or to discuss your requirements in detail visit: 

Or why not see for yourself by visiting Holiday Inn Newcastle - Jesmond's Wedding Fayre on 8th May 2011 between 12pm and 3pm?