Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We have hosted many beautiful weddings, but one of the most memorable was a 17 hour affair! It included a Sikh religious ceremony, a civil ceremony, a British modern wedding breakfast, and finally a curry buffet and bhangra disco. The colours, sounds and tastes were all amazing, and we were all pleasantly exhausted by the end of the day!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It is really important to have a showround with the team before making your booking, and to ask as many questions as possible. Let the team know if there is something that you have always dreamed of, so they can suggest the most suitable venue for you.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
One couple hand made models of scenes from popular movies, which they used as their table decorations, from Star Wars to My Neighbour Totoro. They were amazing and so creative.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, historic, romantic, beautiful, stunning
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Under a chandelier
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
No celebrity weddings, but we have hosted lots of filming. Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley starred in The Duchess, with some of the filming taking place in the Tea Room.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The nine Whitefriars crystal chandeliers, original to the building, and reputed to be the finest in Europe.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We are proud that the Assembly Rooms are still used for their original purpose, hospitality and entertainment.