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‘My fairytale wedding has been ruined’ – Another bride-to-be’s dream shattered after hotel goes bust

PUBLISHED: 12:28 14 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:06 14 January 2020

Roxanne Reeve and fiance Toby Boyce are among the couples whose dream wedding at the Lenwade House hotel has been ruined. Pic: Roxanne Reeve,

Roxanne Reeve and fiance Toby Boyce are among the couples whose dream wedding at the Lenwade House hotel has been ruined. Pic: Roxanne Reeve,

A bride-to-be who almost died giving birth to her son has told how her dream of getting married at the Lenwade House hotel has been shattered.

Roxanne Reeve and fiance Toby Boyce are among the couples whose dream wedding at the Lenwade House hotel has been ruined. Pic: Roxanne Reeve,Roxanne Reeve and fiance Toby Boyce are among the couples whose dream wedding at the Lenwade House hotel has been ruined. Pic: Roxanne Reeve,

A bride-to-be who almost died giving birth to her son has told how her dream of getting married at the Lenwade House Hotel has been shattered.

Roxanne Reeve, 25, was due to wed fiance Toby Boyce, also 25, on September 26 but found out their fairytale day was scrapped after news broke of the hotel going bust.

The couple had paid a £500 deposit and are finding it difficult to find an alternative venue with that Saturday free.

The big day was set to be extra special because Miss Reeve suffered a traumatic delivery of their son, Arthur, now 18 months old.

The Lenwade House Hotel, Fakenham Road, announced it was closing on Saturday.

Miss Reeve said: "This was supposed to be a happy day. I struggled with my pregnancy; I had pre-eclampsia and my little boy was born six weeks early and I nearly died, we were in intensive care for 10 days but he is a healthy boy now. When will we be able to be happy and be a proper family?

"I've also been diagnosed with an over-active thyroid and I've been quite poorly with that.

"Getting married at the Lenwade House Hotel was my dream, it was such a magical place, it was going to be my fairytale. I don't ask for much so I feel sad.

"I also feel very sad for the staff who have lost their jobs and if we can't find anywhere else, I think we'll go to the registry office as I just want to marry Toby - he's the love of my life and actually being married is the most important thing to me."

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Miss Reeve, a support worker, lives in Hindringham with Mr Boyce and their son.

They paid £500 as a deposit, although were asked to pay more, but luckily, Miss Reeve said she raised what would happen if the hotel went bust.

The couple had also booked to stay at the hotel on the night of their wedding with the entire wedding costing £6,000.

Miss Reeve has also spent £900 on her dress and the couple had paid for the hotel's registrar.

Miss Reeve eventually got an email from the hotel apologising.

She said: "An apology isn't good enough. It must have been a lengthy decision before closure so they must have known so why didn't they let people know sooner?"


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