Plas Maenan Grand Opening on Saturday, May 11, 2019 turned out to be a sumptuous celebration. A privilege for the choir to be taking part in a joyful and well-organised event.
Overlooking a spectacular scenic landscape. Basked in gentle Spring sunshine, Plas Maenan looked stunning. Furthermore, transformed by recent refurbishment.
Vibrant atmosphere at Plas Maenan Grand Opening
Plas Maenan was ready to celebrate.
Corks popped, bottles fizzed, delightful canapes devoured.
Sharing the entertainment with us, in separate venues, were harpist Nia Shakespeare and Carly and Russ Duo.
The atmosphere vibrant and joyous.
Choir on Front Terrace at Plas Maenan
We were allocated to the Front Terrace, overlooking the spectacular vale. It was inspirational.
Our first half hour period was well received. Moreover, owner Jane Harris delighted with our contribution.
Two months of meticulous planning by event planner Caroline Roberts and Jane Harris had come up with a winning formula.
The beneficiaries of this charity event are Wales Air Ambulance and RNLI. Members will be in attendance to describe the life saving exploits of these invaluable services.
Over 100 guests attended the Plas Maenan Grand Opening.
Author John Lawson-Raey also gave a talk in the Garden Room on the ‘History of Plas Maenan.’ He signed copies of his book, ‘The Men who Drowned Dolgarrog’.
Filming for TV at Plas Maenan Grand Opening
To add further intrigue and excitement, the afternoon event was filmed for the ‘Escape To The Manor Hotel’ television series.
Produced by independent company, Freeform Productions, the programme will be transmitted on Channel 4 later this year.
The official opening of Plas Maenan took place at 3pm. Jane Harris then cut the red ribbon and thanked everyone for their support.
Plas Maenan is officially ‘truly open for business’.
The choir then gave a spontaneous rendition of ‘We’ll Keep a Welcome’. Most appropriate.
In between our four singing sessions we were also able to take refreshment. And breathe in the heady atmosphere.
There was also a visit to the Photobooth with hilarious consequences. Photo courtesy of EventLounge.co.uk
Our four singing sessions amounted to two hours of singing. Consequently, our appreciation to Arwyn Roberts, musical director and accompanist Nia Jones.
We are so grateful for the invitation to take part in the Plas Maenan Grand Opening. In addition, we look forward to a return visit in the future.
Above all, we wish Jane and her staff every success.
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