The Valentines Event To End All Valentines Events

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Will you win your trueloves heart this year?

The 14th February, otherwise known as Valentines Day is just around the corner. Not only does this date signify a time of love, affection and friendship but it also means our grand Tudor manor house will indeed become the focal point for couples in and around Essex. The question is however, where exactly did Valentines Day come from?

 

We each put so much effort into showing our loved ones just how much they mean to us by booking a table, buying the flowers, picking out a gift, finding the right outfit and even finding a card that has the perfect verse to describe just how we feel but more often than not, if asked no one has a single clue about the actual origin of the holiday itself. Luckily for you however, here at the Marygreen we have the answers for those wondering.

 

The day itself gets its name from a famous saint yet as is the case with most things throughout history, a great number of differing stories exist as to who he was exactly. The most popular belief about the famous St Valentine is that he was actually a priest from Rome in the third century AD who broke the law by arranging secret marriages throughout the city. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriages due to his belief that married men made for bad soldiers and as a result of his law breaking, all in the name of love, St Valentine was thrown in prison and sentenced to death. His story of romance didn’t end there however as whilst in prison, he fell in love with the jailers daughter and on the day he was taken to be killed, he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”. From this beckoned a tradition in which men would hide behind the great name of St Valentines every February 14th thereafter, in order to express their feelings of love all over the world without the worry or fear of rejection.

 

Over the years Valentines Day has moved from a simple card or note to people finding more and more extravagant ways of expressing their feelings for one another and Valentines Day Weekend here at The Marygreen Manor just so happens to be the perfect location. With our luxury accommodation, coupled with the fine dining available in our rather fabulous Tudor Restaurant there really is no better place to go.

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Show your loved on just how much they mean this Valentines Day here at The Marygreen Manor

This year on Saturday 14th February we’ll be turning our hotel and restaurant into the perfect location for lovers everywhere with the Valentines event to end all Valentines events. For just £75 per person you could be enjoying a delicious four-course meal accompanied by live entertainment. The evening will begin the second you arrive where you’ll be presented with a specially created Valentines cocktail before being shown to your seats. The food you’ll be served from our a la carte menu will be nothing short of exquisite with starters ranging from delicious red pepper soup to a slowly braised belly of pork. In between starters and mains you’ll be presented with a refreshing champagne sorbet before you choose between such delights as fillet of beef, wild mushroom risotto, rack of lamb or expertly prepared brill. As we’re sure anyone would wholeheartedly agree, Valentines Day just isn’t Valentines Day with a little something sweet for dessert so to finish the night off perfectly we’re offering a range of sumptuous desserts. These will consist of dark chocolate moose, warm apple frangipane tart, hazelnut praline parfait and of course a selection of cheeses complete with grapes, celery and biscuits. Your fine dining experience doesn’t end there however as everyone will receive coffee and petit fours to finish.

 

If you want to really make a night of it then why not treat your loved one (and yourself for that matter) to a luxury night here at The Marygreen from just £80 per room. Whether you’ll be celebrating with a long term loved one or trying to woo your hearts desire, why not make this a Valentines Day you’ll never forget here at the best Valentines location in Essex.

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