George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin organized a post-wedding bash on Saturday night, Oct. 25, 2014, in England. The couple invited over 200 friends to Danesfield House Hotel and Spa. The guest list included the likes of Lebanon former prime minister Saad Hariri, CNN reporter Hala Gorani, ambassadors and lawyers, as well as family and friends who were unable to attend the pair's wedding ceremony. The bride's parents, Baria and Ramzi Alamuddin, hosted the event. Read on for further details.
Ramzi Alammudin was the first to address the guests. He introduced Clooney and said, “Being Irish, I'm used to large families but this is the first time in my life I've seen a family as big as this one."
The party involved a cocktail reception, where guests were served with vodka, tequila and lime juice. This was followed by a three-course meal prepared by the hotel's executive chef, Billy Reid. Duck breast, roasted ribs and lamb fillets were on the menu.
The tables were draped in black linen, while white flowers were strewn about for decoration. There was also a grand piano for music and entertainment.
Alamuddin, 36, was photographed in a metallic dress as she headed to the party.
However, clients took to Trip Advisor to voice their complaints about the event. One disgruntled guest wrote:
Booked afternoon tea two months in advance for very special occasion for family – never got to go as was cancelled one week beforehand due to exclusive event taking over the hotel. It was suggested we had our tea in the spa instead but the hotel didn’t offer any type of compensation until I actually cancelled.
The party caps off the couple's wedding festivities, which began the night before the ceremony. Clooney and Alamuddin partied separately in Venice with friends and family then exchanged vows at Aman Grande Hotel on Sept. 27, 2014. The ceremony lasted for only 18 minutes.
The wedding reception included 90 guests, who feasted on lobster, sea bass and risotto. Afterwards, the couple flew to Marrakech in Morroco for their honeymoon.
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