Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We had a beautiful autumnal wedding back in November 2018. They really put a lot of effort into the theme including large autumnal tree themed centre pieces which looked really special. Rather than formal dining they opted for hearty sausage and mash for all of their guests to stick with the theme, which went down a treat! The evening finished with a spectacular fireworks display outside on the Coat of Arms Lawn where all guests had the option to create their own hot chocolate to bring outside ready for the display.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
My number one planning tip would be preparation, do as much in advance as you can to ensure you can enjoy the build up. From experience my wedding day went incredibly fast so I really appreciated the few days before. Whereas some couples make the mistake of leaving a lot until the last minute which really adds unnecessary stress.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I had a Groom who was a tiler and a Bride who did calligraphy, their favours were individual tiles where the Bride had wrote each individual guests name and these acted as their favours and place names. It was such a nice personal touch and really linked directly to the couple.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The Oriental Terrace. This terrace has breathtaking views over the Oriental lake.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Denise Lewis got married here at Buxted Park. We have also had many celebrity guests including Holly Willoughby, Dermot O'Leary and Brian May.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Our mini burgers are definitely my favourite!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
You can't beat some chocolate. Some of our wedding couple's do opt to add midnight snacks for their guests including cones of fish and chips and bacon baps - They are really popular.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Our grounds set us apart from other venues. We have 312 acres including an ornamental pond and stunning lake. These areas are incredibly popular for couples to take their photos.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our staff. We have an incredibly experienced and dedicated team who really go over and above to ensure each couple has the perfect wedding day.