It's not just about the cricket
It’s not just about the cricket here at the Cooper Associates County Ground!
As well as bringing you first-class sporting action, we also provide the ideal venue for meetings, conferences, dinners, parties, weddings and special events.
It’s once again been a busy few weeks here and we were absolutely delighted to be able to host the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards.
The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase of the region’s food and drink industry including producers and suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers.
Judges look for the quality of the nominations rather than quantity, selecting three finalists in each category using strict criteria before visiting each venue to select a winner.
Somerset County Cricket Club Captain, Tom Abell was on hand to present one of the awards on the night which saw over 200 people come together to celebrate the fantastic achievements within the local food and drink industry.
Somerset Life Events Assistant, Laura Wood said: “We were delighted with the success of the evening and how good it was to see so many new faces amongst the nominees and winners. It could not be done without the event sponsors and fantastic service of the venue. Congratulations to all the worthy 2018 finalists and winners of the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards.”
The Cooper Associates County Ground also recently hosted the St Margaret’s Hospice Great Summer Ball. Once again the County Room was full to capacity for this event which raised a considerable amount for the charity.
Head of Fundraising for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice, Marisa Lovell-Fox said: “Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening and had a fabulous and fun time. We would like to thank the Club for your facilitation and for contributing to help the evening run so smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble and you were very accommodating. We are pleased to advise that the evening raised over £27,000 for our local charity, a huge sum of money that would simply not have been possible without your overwhelming generosity. We can not thank you enough for your kind support and would be delighted to work with you again in the future.”
We have also seen a couple share the biggest day of their lives with us as we hosted their wedding.
The service, photographs, wedding breakfast and reception were all held at the Cooper Associates County Ground and after the event the happy couple said: “All our family and friends were very touched by your above & beyond service on Saturday night. We couldn’t have asked any more. Each one of us had so much fun.”
Somerset CCC Wedding Co-ordinator, Sophie Cridland said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be able to host another wedding here. It’s the biggest day of someones life so we ensure that the happy couple’s every need is met, from the planning all the way through to the day itself. It is really important to all of us that events such as this are successful and it was tremendous to see everyone having such a good time. To know that you have played a part in a day that people will remember for the rest of their lives is very humbling.”
For more information on weddings or civil partnerships at Somerset County Cricket Club please visit our dedicated venue hire website by clicking here. Alternatively, please contact our events team by calling 01823 425305 or you can send an email by clicking here
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