Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Other than my own wedding reception (which has to be the best of course), we hosted an Indian/English wedding and reception. There was a mandup erected on our lower field for 2 of the hindu ceremonies, there was also an english civil ceremoy follwed later that afternoon with a renewal of vows by the same registrars.
The meals were a traditional English ploughmans lunch with a local cheeseboard, then our chefs created the the brides grandparents family recipe of indian dishes.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's your day, have it the way you want it.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I encourage couples to add personal touched to their wedding and make it their own, not just any other wedding. Each one we do here is bespoke and has personal inputs from themselves and family members, from using grandma's vintage china for high tea right through to the home-made favours for the guests.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Magical, personal, special, flexible, awesome
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There's so many, either with the sea views framing your perfect day or with the mansion house as a backdrop.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
The closest to 'celebrity' we have had have been, one of the previous producers of 'The Basil Brush Show', we also hosted the ceremony and receptio for the 2 co-organisers of The Bestival.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Roast beef with caramelised red onion in miniature yorkshire puddings.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Cheese and crackers, not good of a night time I know but its my favourite :-)
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We've been told many times that what makes us unique is that we are down to earth, relaxed and flexible when needed. We put our own personal touch on each wedding as well as the bride and groom having the overall say so on how they want their day to be.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our approach to every wedding being individual.