Look out for Brocket Hall in tonight’s episode of Holby City

PUBLISHED: 16:57 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:12 19 September 2017

Brocket Hall

Brocket Hall

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Holby City fans are in for an emotionally-fuelled evening as two of their favourite doctors, Zosia March and Ollie Valentine are set to tie the knot - at Brocket Hall!

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Joe GrahamInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Joe Graham

The episode, entitled Veil of Tears part one, is set to be broadcast at 8pm tonight.

But can the nail-biting BBC drama rival the true threatre of Brocket Hall in times gone by?

The hall, designed and built for entertaining by Sir Matthew Lamb in 1760 is not without its own splendidly exuberant and exciting past, which only adds to the stately home’s intrigue and majestic appeal.

Unusually for today, Brocket Hall remains intact and the mid-Georgian interior lends itself perfectly as a venue for an elegant and stylish wedding.

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Steve ShipmanInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Steve Shipman

The ballroom used for the wedding breakfast in tonight’s episode of Holby City was furnished by the first Lord Melbourne to entertain royalty.

The Prime Minister’s dining table which is one of the longest in the United Kingdom, seating up to 54 guests.

It was in this very room that Lady Caroline Lamb, the wife of the second Lord Melbourne scandalised society by introducing a racy new dance to England called the Waltz.

Lady Caroline was also known for her tumultuous relationship with the poet Lord Byron.

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Joe GrahamInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Joe Graham

When the affair ended it is said that she burned all his letters and gifts on the lawn.

The bridal suite at Brocket Hall was the bedroom belonging to the first Lord Melbourne’s wife, who for years conducted an affair with the flamboyant Prince Regent, later to be crowned King George IV, a frequent visitor to Brocket Hall.

Lady Melbourne’s chamber originally could only be reached via her husband’s bedroom until a second door was added enabling her access to the landing and the Prince Regent’s suite.

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Joe GrahamInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Joe Graham

•If you are planning your own wedding day, the team at Brocket Hall would be delighted to invite you to attend a Wedding Open Evening on Thursday, October 12, at the Brocket Hall Golf and Country Club or on Wednesday, October 25, at Brocket Hall.

To pre-register, call 01707 368897 or email weddings@brocket-hall.co.uk

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Joe GrahamInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Joe Graham

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Joe GrahamInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Joe Graham

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Joe GrahamInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Joe Graham

Inside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Joe GrahamInside Brocket Hall, near Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Joe Graham

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