Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
It's hard to choose when you're surrounded by happiness, however organising the surprise guest appearance of relatives from Australia was a particular favourite of mine. No one saw it coming except the Aussies and the staff. Cue the speeches and ... SURPRISE!!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
One of my Brides once said, "don't sweat the small stuff" and I think that pretty much sums it up. Chances are, that thing you've been losing sleep over, we already have in hand.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Subtle personal touches are my favorite, perhaps something that just the couple know about. Such as the Bride who had her married name embroidered onto the lace sleeve of her gown.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Picturesque, elegant, serene, historic, comfortable.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There are so many beauty spots on the grounds that I recommend taking a golf buggy and exploring with your photographer.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We couldn't possibly say...
What’s your favourite canapé?
Canapes are a must! Tempura king prawns are always popular but I love the Vegan beetroot macaron with horseradish cream cheese. Think seasonal and if it's not on the menu, just ask!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
I just want to grab and go, so gimme a hot halloumi burger so I have a hand free for my drink! Oh and maybe a cheese board later on please.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The Inner Hall is the gem inside the Grade II Listed Georgian manor house; Sir John Dobson was a junior architect on the project. It has a magnificent wraparound staircase and a stunning glass dome sky light overhead. You'll see this as you step outside your bedroom suite.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our adaptability. Wedding packages are there to make your life easy but anything can be changed. Have a favourite dish? No problem. Want to serve a cocktail reception? No problem? You dream it and we do it!