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.
Throughout the year we will be looking back at some of the successful events that have been staged here.
As always, it’s been a busy few weeks here at the Cooper Associates County Ground and we had the privilege of hosting our first ever wedding.
The happy couple tied the knot in front of over 50 guests in our beautiful Long Room before a special drinks reception was held on the spectacular Thatchers Roof Terrace.
The traditional wedding breakfast then took place in the 1875 Club before more than 100 guests celebrated in to the night in the Stragglers.
Following this memorable event Somerset County Cricket Club’s Wedding Co-ordinator, Sophie Cridland said: “The whole day went really well and the rooms all looked fantastic. Your wedding day is one that you will remember for the rest of your life so it’s absolutely vital that we make sure everything is perfect for the bride and groom.
“We pride ourselves in being able to pull out all the stops to ensure that our customer’s needs are met from the planning stage all the way through to the big day itself. To have been able to play a part in such a special event means a great deal to all of our staff and I’m delighted that the happy couple and all their guests had such a great day.”
The bride and groom were delighted with the event and contacted Sophie the following day to say: “Just a quick message to thank you and your team for the best day of my life! It was beyond expectations in every way. We will remember it forever. Thank you so much.”
Award-winning accountancy firm Milsted Langdon celebrated its 30th year in practice with a celebration for its staff.
Founded in 1988 by two graduates from the University of Bath, the firm has grown to become one of the South West’s most successful practices – helping thousands of businesses and individuals across the region with their accounts, business and tax affairs.
To commemorate its success over the last three decades, Milsted Langdon held a celebratory dinner at the Cooper Associates County Ground, which saw staff enjoy a three-course dinner and live music.
The event also celebrated the firm’s experienced team with a number of awards presented on the night.
The evening ended with an auction of items donated by some of the Partners, the proceeds of which will go towards a number of local causes.
Jonathan Langdon, the firm’s Founding Partner and Chairman, said: “When I started the firm 30 years ago little did I realise the phenomenal growth we would achieve in just three decades.”
Taunton Carnival Committee celebrated their efforts over the last 12 months by donating £3500 to various charities and local organisations at their Annual Presentation evening which was held at the Cooper Associates County Ground.
After the event TCC Chairman, Marilyn House said: “We were very pleased that we could give away that much as we were badly affected on Carnival Day by Storm Brian.”
The main beneficiaries were Carnival charity Love Musgrove and the Alzheimers Society.
Other groups receiving donations were St John Ambulance; Taunton Athletic and Running Forever Running Clubs; Scout Groups from Central, Staplegrove, Trull, West Monkton and Wilton; Blackbrook Guides, Bishops Hull Army Cadets, Wellington Majorettes, Hamilton Football Club and Generations Carnival Club.
Elsewhere on the night, Lucy Wheeler was crowned Miss Taunton, the Carnival Queen 2018. Lucy, a Haemotology Specialist Nurse working at Musgrove, was selected by a panel of judges at the Annual Presentation Evening. Runner-up was Carlie Perkins, a fulltime Homemaker and Carer.
Mya Goodman was chosen by the panel from the shortlisted final three of nine hopefuls to be this year’s Carnival Princess. Mya, aged 11 attends Taunton Academy. The runners up were Alice Jones and Grace North, both aged 9 and who go to Trull and North town Schools respectively.
Lucy and Mya will appear at all the Committees functions during the year and represent Taunton at the South Somerset Federation Carnivals at Wellington, Chard and Ilminster.Back to News