Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
By a roaring fire in the Withdrawing Room.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Our bust of Queen Victoria being dressed with a tiara belonging to one of the couple's family on her head!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Allowing people access to wander the period rooms at their leisure, touching things and truly immerse themselves in the Victorian atmosphere
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Atmospheric, historic, sumptuous, relaxed, quirky
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
It's a toss up between the two police officers who got married in the dock and the one where 150 people were singing the Hippopotomus Song (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud) to the newly-weds.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
A couple, but we're a bit secret about them.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Hot cocoa to drink in front of our open fires.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
We've never seen a wedding where something has not gone accordning to plan, be it dress mishaps or cars breaking down with the ushers in, but we've also never seen one that is not perfect in the end - just have fun and relax, everyone is there for you.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Anything recommended by Mrs Beeton!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Period oil and gas lighting throughout.