Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
It's so hard to pick a favourite as they are all so different and personal to the couple. We've had grooms arriving by camel, a couple who landed in their helicopter, and the celebrity one that ended with a flashmob- amazing!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
This is your day, so do it your way- don't be persuaded to do something by family and friends if that's not what you want. You will end up feeling resentful.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
One December wedding gave each person a Christmas bauble with their name on as their placecard, which was really special
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There are so many- the grand staircase for that Hollywood style entrance; the West front with its dramatic portico, the morning room with its romantic drapery, the Library with its 6000 books....
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Absolutely, but we don't name names- the beauty of Rise Hall is its privacy and discretion.
What’s your favourite canapé?
There's a new one the chefs have introduced this year, which is truffled egg- so simple and yet very moreish!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
I think you can't beat a hot sandwich after a hard night's partying! Or maybe cheese and biscuits to have with the late night port and brandy in front of the Library fire.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
It's not really a feature as such but everyone who visits comments on how Rise Hall feels so warm and friendly. It's grand, but absolutely not pretentious. You can kick off your shoes and make yourself at home. One guest said 'Rise Hall hugs you' which I think is lovely!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We love seeing our guests enjoy themselves, and we're proud of every event we do. There is no better job.