Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All the weddings at Folkington are special and unique, but the most perfect day is when the sun is shining. The bride and groom hold their ceremony in the beautiful little church in Folkington, then the guests walk down to the Manor through the grounds to a welcomed drinks reception on the front lawns. A reception then held in a marquee in our Deer Park is the icing on the cake, soaking up the beauty of the estate.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember it's your day! Do what makes you happy. Your guests will have a wonderful time seeing you happy and your personality shining through in the little touches you add. Whether it's a favourite colour, a favourite tipple or personal favours that reflect who you are.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A couple were going surfing for their honeymoon so had asked guests to write messages all over their boards they were taking with them, carrying those memories of their day with them every time they take their board in the water.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Exclusive. Breathtaking. Unique. Friendly. Elegant
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The best spot has to be next to the pond with the house and South Downs in the background
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We do have to respect our guests request for privacy, but Folkington Manor does have a long history of many famous people enjoying the house and grounds.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Game Scotch Egg, with Rabbit, Pheasant and Guinea Fowl with a soft quail's egg centre!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Something with pastry! Either hot sausage rolls or a good old Cornish Pasty!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The sweeping driveway from the main gate up the house is breath taking and the most perfect entrance to a wedding, be it in a classic car or horse and carriage.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Folkington Manor was loving restored between 2010 and 2013 with so much care and attention. The grounds are also kept immaculate by the in-house estate management team. We're a close knit team who thrive on delivering truly special events