Crisis-hit wedding venue Patshull Hall up for sale
A South Staffordshire wedding venue hit by financial troubles has been put up for sale by its receivers.
Patshull Hall, at Burnhill Green near Pattingham, called in BDO last month, leaving 29 weddings in the balance. Bosses have since said they could only honour bookings up until September.
Now it has emerged that the part of the Grade I-listed Georgian mansion which has benefited from £1.5 million restoration work has been put on the market.
Colliers International and Berriman Eaton started marketing the part of the mansion restored by Tim Reynolds. The Mews apartments on the Patshull estate and the neighbouring golf course are owned separately.
A guide price for Mr Reynolds' venue and its surrounding 50 acres of parkland and woods has not yet been set but the 14-bedroom house was put up for sale with a £4 million price tag four years ago, before it was taken off the market again. Mr Reynolds said: "We don't know how long it is going to take to sell but there is considerable equity in the building. We sincerely hope they sell it for a substantial amount. We had an offer for it at £4 million previously so it should attract buyers."
And he today apologised to brides and grooms hit by the venue's financial collapse.
Interior designer Mr Reynolds said: "On behalf of the business we are deeply sorry to the brides and grooms and families who have been distressed by this. It's horrible. We are upset brides and grooms have had to go through this. It's a great tragedy. I feel really sorry to any of the people who have been put into this position but I have no control over any of the business since administrators were appointed.
"I would have preferred other administrators to come in who would have leased the business back to me the following day, as it was profitable, but BDO were the bank's choice." Since BDO was called in at Patshull Hall Limited, outside firm Legacy Hotels has been brought in to look after bookings.
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