UNIT 3. 3F, page 27
√ Riverside Hotel.
√ Grand Hotel: interior too old-fashioned;
√ London Eye: best man scared of heights, a bit gimmicky.
Charlotte Right, so the first venue is the Grand Hotel.
Alex The one in Park Street? Isn’t that rather posh?
Charlotte Come on! You only get married once, Alex ... hopefully. Anyway, it’s more affordable than you’d think and actually it has quite a lot going for it, in my opinion.
Alex Let me see the photo of the interior ... Mmm, impressive, but I’m not so keen on the decor. It’s a bit oldfashioned for my liking.
Charlotte So you’re not convinced?
Alex Not really. Show me the next option.
Charlotte The next one is the Riverside Hotel just outside Stoughton.
Alex Now that looks much more our style.
Charlotte Yes, true, and it serves excellent food apparently, and there’s a stunning bridge over the river where we can stand for the wedding photos.
Alex All right, now are there any drawbacks that you can think of?
Charlotte Well, what puts me off slightly is the location. It’s in a tiny village which is only accessible by car, and I don’t imagine everyone will to want to drive.
Alex Well, I suppose there are ways around that. We could hire a coach to transport people there. Yes, I think this one’s definitely worth considering.
Charlotte Okay, well, before we make any hasty decisions, let’s move onto the last option. I think you’re going to like this too.
Alex ... that’s the London Eye?
Charlotte Yes! They have a licence to hold civil ceremonies there. Wouldn’t it be so fantastic to get married up there
in the sky with those amazing views?
Alex It would be brilliant! But ... how would all of our guests fit into one of those capsules? And the other thing
is, what about Jack, my best man? He’s petrified of heights!
Charlotte That’s true ... and anyway, perhaps the whole thing is a little bit gimmicky. All right, on reflection, maybe we should reject that option then. So shall we go for the Riverside?
Alex Yes. I’ll go along with that.
1 It has quite a lot going for it, in my opinion.
2 Are there any drawbacks that you can think of?
3 What puts me off slightly is the location.
4 I think this one’s definitely worth considering.
5 I suppose there are ways around that.
6 On reflection, maybe we should reject that option.
7 I’ll go along with