Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A Lovely Behind the Scenes Video by Rekha Garton

Take a look at this beautiful little 'behind the scenes' video by the very talented Rekha Garton Photography You may remember a few months back, when it was chilly, windy & not at all nice weather, a wonderful bunch of Norfolk gals got together to create an afternoon of photoshoots at The Keeper and the Dell. We can now share with you, not only the photographs by Joanna Millington Photography but also this great video by Rekha. Share, enjoy & if you fancy having your own pretty photographs taken down here, please do get intouch.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Marquee

Our lovely marquee arrived this week. We're very proud of our marquee and rightly so as it is beautifully vintage, handmade in Norfolk with a traditional rounded end canvas, lovely old wooden poles and sits so prettily down in the Dell. You can decide to have our marquee either with or without the walls and she is literally a blank canvas, ready for you to decorate & add your own little touches that you’ve either made or you have picked up along the way. The marquee can be furnished with whichever styling you prefer but looks particularly good with our chosen trestle tables & wooden chairs. 

Here's a few photos to give you a taste of what loveliness to expect at The Keeper and the Dell. 

If you love what you see & would like to come and view the rest of the place, contact Lolly on 01603 864816 or email 

Friday, 17 May 2013

Let's Rejoice in Longterm Romance & Friendship!

We have a special offer to couples wishing to commemorate an anniversary, renew their vows or even for a bunch of friends who just want to have a lovely party to celebrate being together for so long ~


Renewal of Vows & Rejoice in Friendship

 at The Keeper and the Dell

Exclusive use of the Barn, Traditional marquee, Birch Garden, Paddock, the Dell and Camp Kitchen for up to 50 guests, parking for 15 cars.
Friday for preparation from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday from 11:00 for your celebration with all guests leaving by midnight.

Special Offer ~ £1250

Every celebration here is individual and has a wonderful ‘homespun’ feel to it ~ we don’t insist on special caterers or charge silly things like corkage. You’re welcome to come & make it your own place for the day and really enjoy celebrating in this very magical outdoor venue. Bring your own buffet or get a caterer in to put on a spread, have a projector of old photos, show the kids a bit of 'Dad dancing', kick back & relax for the evening ~ our place is yours to enjoy as you reminisce & rejoice in the good times.

We only have a couple of dates put aside for this kind of celebration, so be quick to get intouch to enjoy this offer. Perhaps you have parents that have a special anniversary coming up or you're a group of friends that  have hung out together for years and would like to pool together to celebrate.

Most of our information can be easily found on our website but if you have any more questions, just give me a call on 07880 735931 ~ I'd love to hear from you.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

A Call Out to Local Artisans

We’re so pleased with how The Keeper and the Dell is coming along and would love to offer it to local companies as an exciting location for photoshoots. If you are a wedding supplier that is wanting to have some photos of their wares taken in beautiful surroundings, then please do get intouch.   

If you are a photographer, make up artist, hairdresser etc who has also been searching for the perfect venue to offer packages to Hen Parties etc,  we'd love to hear from you.  We have dates available throughout this summer for you to set up your own mini event here, either in our beautifully rustic barn or down in the Dell in the Vintage Marquee. 

The Keeper and the Dell would also be wonderful for small caterers & local restaurants that would like a beautiful venue in which to hold a pop up supper party this Summer. 

We’d also like to hear from local theatre or cinema groups, as our terracing in the Dell makes for a perfect amphitheatre. 

Also, if you offer any other skill that you would like to share with others in a wonderful outdoor location which has the added comfort of a traditional canvas marquee & pretty rustic barn for your exclusive use, then please do get intouch.   We’d like to hear from anyone who has a great idea for group bookings but has been on the search for the perfect venue. 


Contact Lolly on 07880735 931 or through our contact page on our website

Not just a Wedding Venue....

The Keeper and the Dell is not just for weddings ~ If you have something special to celebrate this Summer, or just fancy getting a bunch of friends together to be able to hang out, relax outdoors without the worry of the Good Old British weather stopping your fun ~ then give us a call. We have dates available for this Summer where you can exclusively hire our grounds with the traditional marquee & barn for you to use as you like. Maybe a Yoga weekend with girlfriends, or a lovely big BBQ for family or a 'Bring a Dish & a Dance' evening. We really are a blank canvas, ready for you to enjoy. Special rates available for this Summer, so get it booked & have something special to look forward to with your Friends & Family. If you split the cost between you all, it really is an affordable treat.  

Call Lolly today on 07880735931 or use our contact page


Friday, 22 March 2013

An offer for the Most Curious of Brides

In celebration of launching our new website for The Keeper and the Dell  and in honour of our wonderful friends over at A Most Curious Wedding we have a very special offer for their Most Curious of Brides.

We are offering a marvellous £500 discount to the first 3 Most Curious Brides that book their wedding for this year at The Keeper and the Dell. That's a wonderful saving and will go a long way to helping you create that perfect wedding of your dreams. Our beautiful rustic barn and traditional marquee set in a pretty dell is perfect for couples looking for an outdoor venue with the wonderful chance to celebrate & sleep under the stars, all within a beautiful country setting.

So make sure you visit the Most Curious Wedding Fair this Saturday, 23rd March at St Andrews Hall, Norwich and ask to have your name put on the Keeper and the Dell list as you come through the door.You can also check out all the information on our website and get in touch with us through our contact form. I'll then get back in touch with the Most Curious of Brides within the next couple of weeks to book viewings. 

For any brides that are looking for a Fair that is geared towards the creative & uber~chic rather than the commercial, shiny wedding look that many of the other Fairs seem to follow, than the Most Curious Fair is for you. It will hold more than fifty stalls of beautifully crafted goods, such as our Norfolk based favourites, the wonderful Eclectic Eccentricity, purveyors of  beautifully styled jewellery with an edgy, vintage feel and K&Q collectors of fine props & pretties including vintage china and glassware which they hire out for weddings and other special celebrations. 

Keep an eye out for our lovely new 'page keepers' which will be handed out at the Fair to any Bride who wants a little reminder of our lovely venue that can also keep a place in her little wedding note book as she peruses the Most Curious Wedding Fair. Have a lovely day ladies & we'll hopefully see you all soon!

Launching our new Facebook page with a dip!

We're busy tweeting to all our followers that we were able to easily bring over from our Follies Twitter feed but for Facebook we had to create a brand new page. It's been a busy time at the keyboard, updating the Twitter, creating our lovely new website, and the new Facebook Page. This has meant endless cups of tea & chocolate biscuits to keep the fingers typing and the brain in gear.  As a little incentive to get people to like the new page, I made a pledge that if we reach 100 likes before the weekend I will jump in the sea!  We reached over 100 likes within 24 hours so it looks like I am going to have to complete this self set challenge.  Photographic proof will follow after the weekend ~ keep an eye out for it on our new Facebook page and don't forget to like it!

Our Barn sits quietly awaiting

We've not had a private party here at The Keeper and the Dell since February, when there was a lovely Valentines pop up supper but we've kept the home fires burning and got out there ourselves as much as we can, despite the chilly weather. Once a fire is lit, and the music is playing and we've knocked up a couple of 'Norfolk Unicorns' (like a Moscow Mule but chilled with icicles and taste far better), we like nothing more than throwing a few arrows at the board followed by a game or two of cards.  

I love how the barn lends itself to so many occasions, and it doesn't matter if it's just the two of us out there enjoying the quiet of the night or a whole bunch of friends & family really filling the old place with a great party atmosphere.  But for now, like the rest of us, the Barn sits quietly waiting for Summer to arrive.

Spring is in the Air?

It's been a busy couple of weeks down in the Dell. Over 200 tonnes of top soil has been delivered in preparation for the landscaping of the terraces that will gently slope down into the Dell, beautifully laid to green grass and wildflowers.  It's a wonderful image, and we can't wait  until Summer arrives but with the heavy rain and snow, the work has come to a bit of a standstill and the topsoil lays like a sleeping giant on the drive with the two diggers quietly guarding it.  Hopefully the weather will begin to improve and the men can get back to work. In the meantime, I am really enjoying pouring over wildflower catalogues and talking to florists & gardeners about what will be best to grow here. We'd love for Brides to not only enjoy the loveliness of being surrounded by wildflowers on their wedding day, but also to be able to pick some flowers to add to their own bouquets.