Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Is there something your partner is really passionate about? Try and incorporate it into the wedding in a small way; even better if you can pull it off as a surprise. We once had a wedding with mini cricket bats as table markers. We particularly loved this touch as Heacham Manor was once owned by the legendary Edrich family. Denis Compton is rumoured to have bowled to Bill Edrich on the manor's lawn.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Our 400-year old Mulberry Tree that legend has it was planted by Native American Princess Pocahontas, while visiting with her husband John Rolfe. The red mulberry was a very important part of Native American culture, used for medicine and clothing dye, and our tree still bares fruit to this day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Meet the venue's wedding coordinator in person. Always ask questions, spend the time to discuss your wedding plans and take away information so that you have a written record of what is discussed – Remember to take the organisers name, number so that you have a point of contact for the company. Take photos to remember cool ideas.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Heacham Manor boasts some great photo spots, both inside our historic manor house and on the surrounding ground. Some couples even travel to the nearby Heacham or Hunstanton beaches and the regal Sandringham House Gates to include unique local landmarks. However, our favourite spots are our pond, tree swing and arbour alongside our iconic mulberry tree.