Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The internal "secret garden" contained inside a courtyard in the centre of the building
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The best weddings are always the ones with the best guests. People who want to get together with their friends and relatives and really enjoy the day with great food and drink and enjoy each others company.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
The food. The wedding fayre at Le Gothique is unrivalled.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Fairy tale, romantic, historic, gastronomic, party.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Bacon & sausage roll with apple and raisin chutney
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Tempura prawn with sweet chill dipping sauce
What’s your favourite canapé?
Le Gothique keeps a celebrity book of guests and their signatures over the past 30 years. Over 100 from Helen Mirren to Take That and Rolling Stones members through to Olympic Champions. The book can be privately viewed and is ever increasing in volume
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Instead of boring place names for each guest. Ask them to RSVP with a photo of themselves at any age from babe to adult and use this picture as their place name. Great fun, especially if older photos of the guest are sent.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Do not get bogged down by irrelevant detail. Get the basics right and the rest will follow. The Food and Drink are the most important. But most great weddings will be remembered long after for their post meal party atmosphere not over whether the chairs had expensive covers or the colour of the napkin rings.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
In the garden under the oak tree by the flower beds.