AN ELEGANT and special wedding doesn't have to cost the earth.
Just ask Martin Young, the new owner of The Parkway in Bridge of Don.
He used to work as a senior royal butler and personally served in a royal household for 18 months.
And today he is dedicated to helping you organise the wedding of your dreams, at a rate you won't find anywhere else.
"We specialise in delicious homemade food made using fresh, local produce," said Martin, who owns the venue with his partner, executive chef Tracey Findlay.
"We don't have massive overheads here which means we can design you an excellent package at a budget rate.
"Your guests can enjoy a delicious 3 course homemade meal, with prices starting from as little as £12 per head.
"And you won't have to compromise on any of the quality or attention to detail."
Receptions at The Parkway are held in The Highland Suite, which comfortably holds 140 people for a sit-down meal.
A further 30-50 can be accommodated later in the evening, for entertainment.
Or if you would prefer a more intimate meal with close family and friends, you can dine in the conservatory before having a party in The Highland Suite later.
When it comes to the food, you will liaise directly with Tracey or Martin, who both have a background working in executive four and five star hotels.
Together you can select the perfect wedding menu for your special day.
And there is an excellent selection of wines and Champagne to complement your meal.
If you choose to hold your wedding at The Parkway, you will be invited to a personal wedding dinner to allow you to taste your menu.
Under new management since around Christmas time, the business has undergone massive changes.
The restaurant itself has benefited from a £50,000 refurbishment. The hospitality staff and management are all new and looking forward to giving you a warm welcome.
So even if you've visited the bar or restaurant in years gone by, you should pop in and see what has changed.
Wedding photographs are a vital memento for your special occasion, and Martin and Tracey are developing a perfect location in the garden. This picturesque spot is due to be unveiled in time for summer.
And Martin has a host of wedding contacts at his fingertips and can recommend bands to hair dressers and more.
He added: "I would invite anyone interested to make an appointment with us to see what we can do for you.
"Simply call ahead and let us know you are coming, and one of the team will guide you through the details."