Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
A gloriously sunny summer's day and one of the most beautiful weddings, it was a tremendously happy occasion, lovely family and guests who partied until late. It was romantic and memorable and we loved the fact that the bride's sister, a wedding cake maker, baked this fabulous chocolate cake and another friend did the flowers. Meticulous planning, wonderful decoration in the marquee, it was how you imagine an English wedding to be.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't invite too many guests: 125 is max.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
The bride arriving in full regalia from the church in a landrover, driven by her new husband!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Romantic, private, peaceful, unique, idyllic
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In the 17th Century Dutch Walled Garden but one is spoilt for choice.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Not that we can mention.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Smoked salmon on buttered thinly sliced artisan rye bread, with black pepper, lemon juice and a dollop of sour cream.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Caviar or scrambled eggs - don't make me decide.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The theatrical architecture in its rural setting with stunning views over the historic Vale of Wardour.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The setting and the personal attention we give and then the wonderful thank yous from our couples after their wedding.