On the day,
guests should arrive from 2pm onwards, from which time the hotel will
be made available for our exclusive use. Although we are unable to guarantee
access to all rooms until 3.30pm, you may wish to share available rooms
for getting ready, or make use of space provided for storing luggage.
If you plan to dress before arriving at Bigbury please be assured that
4x4 vehicles will be available to whisk you over to the island without
getting sand in your shoes.
We want our
guests to have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful venue: to relax,
catch up with friends and simply crawl upstairs to bed at the end of the
are individually furnished and decorated in art deco style, and many are
named after some of the guests who frequented the hotel in the 1920's
and 30's. We will be allocating the rooms before your arrival. See the
island website for more information about the rooms and their individual
will begin at 3pm and will be followed by champagne, cake and photographs.
Guests will have an hour or two in the afternoon to enjoy the hotel's
facilities before meeting for cocktails and canapés in the bar
from 6pm and dinner at 7pm. We want the overall feeling of the day to
be relaxed (for those of you who don't have to make speeches!) and haven't
planned a formal reception for the evening. However, the Blue Bar will
be open late and good company should take us into the small hours
Some of you
may have already read or heard about the hotel and it's tradition of black
tie at dinner, but please don't feel that you have to dress up - Jim certainly
However, if you do want to take inspiration from the 20's and 30's theme
please feel free.
will be served between 8.30am and 10am in the Ganges Room. Guest should
check out before 11.30am. All room charges will have been paid for in
advance, however you will need to pay any additional costs.