Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We've had many celebrities here but I am not at liberty to say who........................we've been in Hello magazine a couple of times!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
We are all very proud of the house and garden which are both beautiful and very special but the part of the business I am most proud of is the personal service and attention to detail given to all our engaged couples by our experienced and dedicated team
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Our most unique feature is probably the fabulous staircase in the Long Gallery. It was designed especially for the first owner of the house by Pugin who also designed the House of Lords and it is stunning. It is wonderful for photographs.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
There are numerous photo opportunities at Horsted Place - the photographers are spoilt for choice whatever the weather. I like the "aerial" group shots on the croquet lawn taken from the window of the Windsor Suite - they really showcase the beauty of the garden.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Weddings at Horsted Place are all so special and unique it is hard to pick a favourite. We loved the one with a "garden-fete" theme in the summer - cream teas, lots of bunting, fun and games and a brilliant bride v groom team relay race in the paddock involving a top hat and a bridal veil! Christmas weddings are wonderful too when the house is beautifully decorated with real trees, log fires and candlelight - wonderfully romantic. One of the best named their nine tables after Santa's reindeer with Rudolph as the top table.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Deep fried crab balls
What’s your favourite canapé?
A great cheeseboard of local artisan cheeses with crackers, celery and grapes
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Don't forget to book the ceremony. It's surprising how often that needs a little prompt..............
What is your venue's most unique feature?
It was at a wedding hosted by a family of keen beekeepers. The favours were beautiful little homemade candles in the shape of beehives and small pots of their own honey.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Charming, secluded, traditional, flexible, individual