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We have put this website together to help you find your way to the venue and know the arrangements of the day! We are very excited and can't wait to celebrate with you all. Hopefully this website will answer some of your questions. If not, please do not hesitate to contact us. Hopefully we will see you all there, it means a lot to us and we appreciate that it involves travelling and taking time off work for some of you.

Lots of Love,

Andrew & Sylwia

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We are hosting a small gathering by the lake (subject to weather). This will start at 18.00 and will be a good chance for people to get together and meet, prior to the big event.

Ceremony

The church ceremony will start at 16.30. Due to restricted and limited parking, a bus will be provided to and from the church. The bus will depart the hotel at 16.00.

The church is a five minute drive from the hotel.

The name is: Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa i św. Mikołaja
Address: ul. Przechlewska 15, 77-304 Rzeczenica

Don't be surprised by the Polish guests who queue after the ceremony to hand in cards and presents. It's the tradition.

Reception

After an official ceremony a reception will be held in the hotel. This will start with a wedding dinner following by plenty of dancing, drinking and more eating. Please let us know about your food allergies and special diets we will do our best to accommodate this.

Wedding traditions

At the reception venue, newlyweds are welcomed by their parents with bread and salt and two shot glasses. One contains vodka, the other contains water. The one who gets vodka is the one who wears trousers in the marriage.

After the first meal there is a first dance and more dancing, drinking and eating.There are toasts, but not normally speeches. However we will honor this British tradition. Every now and then during the reception guests will start shouting 'Gorzko, gorzko' (goshko, goshko - bitter, bitter) which means the bride and groom need to kiss.

At midnight there is time for Oczepiny (otchepiny). This is when the bride loses her veil and groom his tie. Then they are thrown (veil and tie, not bride and groom) to all unmarried guests. This is how a 'new bride and groom' are chosen and they have to dance together. Usually after Oczepiny there is a choice of various games for guests. Also, soon after Oczepiny, the wedding cake is served. After that there is 'Thanking the parents' - bride and groom prepare little speeches to thank their parents for bringing them up etc. It is usually a very emotional moment. They get little gifts and flowers and there is a dance.
Oczepiny are like a big finale, after that there is more drinking and dancing and eating until the last man standing.

“Sto lat” is one of the most popular song during a wedding. Please find below the lyrics if you wish to get familiar with it.

Sto lat, sto lat niech żyją, żyją nam!
Sto lat, sto lat niech żyją, żyją nam!
Jeszcze raz, jeszcze raz
Niech żyją, żyją nam, niech żyją nam!

Sto lat, sto lat, sto lat, sto lat niechaj żyją nam!
Sto lat, sto lat, sto lat, sto lat niechaj żyją nam!
Niech żyją nam, niech żyją nam!
W zdrowiu szczęściu, pomyślności niechaj żyją nam!
Niech żyją nam, niech żyją nam!
W zdrowiu szczęściu, pomyślności niechaj żyją nam!

Jeszcze jeden i jeszcze raz,
Sto lat, sto lat niech żyją nam.
Sto lat, sto lat, sto lat niech żyją nam!
I jeszcze jeden i jeszcze raz,
Sto lat, sto lat niech żyją nam.
Sto lat, sto lat, sto lat niech żyją nam!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDl6oWohq7k

It is traditional to have an after party on the Sunday for those who haven’t consumed enough the day before! This will be held within the grounds of the hotel in a marquee. It will start at 14.00 and will consist of food and live music.

Please save some energy for a spot of dancing!

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The nearest airports to the venue are:

Gdansk Lech Walesa (GDN) – 147km, 2hr 30min
Warsaw Chopin & Warsaw Modlin (WAW/ WMI) – 439 km, 4hr 15min
Berlin Schönefeld & Berlin Tegel (SXF/TXL) – 381 km, 4hr 30 min
Bydgoszcz (BZG) – 119km, 2hr 00min
Poznan – 186 hm, 2h 50min
Szczecin – 213 km, 2h 50 min

For the guests coming from the UK there are a number of airlines you can use. Please find current details below:

Emirates – daily flights to Warsaw
Lufthansa- daily flights to Bydgoszcz from Frankfurt
British Airways – Direct flights from London Heathrow to Berlin & Warsaw.
Wizz Air – Direct flights from Aberdeen, London Luton, Birmingham, Glasgow to Gdansk, Warsaw& Szczecin.
RyanAir – Direct flights from London Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol to Bydgoszcz, Warsaw & Gdansk.
We suggest you search for flights on https://www.skyscanner.net

Prices start from £50.00 return if you book in advance, we normally pay about £100.00 return.

The best site we have found for hire cars is https://www.kayak.co.uk prices start from £15.00 per day.
As there are a number of guests coming and connecting from Warsaw we are looking at putting on a coach from there on Friday return on Monday. If you are interested in this please contact us and we can put your names down. There will be a small charge for this to cover the cost.

All guests will receive a formal wedding invitation. We ask that you please RSVP for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday events separately, when you are certain you will be attending. Please may we receive responses by the end of March. If circumstances change, please let us know ASAP.

Please do not forget to book the hotel!

Please use the email form or contact us directly.

sylwiaandrew@gmail.com
Sylwia
cwiksylwia@gmail.com
48662299967

Whilst your presence on our happy day is a gift enough, should you wish to kindly offer us a wedding present and are looking for some inspiration, we have set up a list at John Lewis.

We would love all of you to stay with us at Hotel Aubrecht Country Spa. We have provisionally booked it for all guests, but please contact the Hotel Reception to confirm by the end of March (at the latest!). The hotel has been provided with a guest list so please do not forget to mention this.

Hotel Aubrecht Country Spa Resort

Hotel Aubrecht Country Spa Resort

Address:
Koprzywnica 4
77-320 Przechlewo, Poland

Email:
rezerwacja@hotelaubrecht.pl


Phone:
+ 48 502 835 028

Please note that there are two villages called Koprzywnica in Poland, the proper one is in the North of Poland!


The nightly rate (inc. breakfast) that we have negotiated is as follows:
Double & Twin room: 290 PLN (approx. £60.00 per room)
Single room: 260 PLN (approx. £52.00)
Extra bed in the room (sofa bed): 100 PLN (approx.. £20.00)
Cat – 30.00 PLN (approx. £6.00)
Dog – 50.00 PLN (approx. £10.00)

Breakfast is served until 10.30
Check In 14.00
Check Out 13.00
Exchange rate used £1.00 = 5 PLN

Hotel Aubrecht Country Spa Resort - room
Hotel Aubrecht Country Spa Resort - lake

How do I get from Warsaw to the wedding venue?

As there are a number of guests coming and connecting from Warsaw we are looking at putting on a coach from there on Friday return on Monday. If you are interested in this please contact us and we can put your names down. There will be a small charge for this to cover the cost.