Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
It has to be the Great Gatsby-themed wedding we held in Spring 2018 - it was such a great way to up the fun-factor. We absolutely loved this non-traditional and very romantic wedding theme. The wedding stationery such as place names, table plan and gift book were all 1920s-style and the centrepieces were vases filled with pearls, diamonds and white feathers. It looked really glam and fitted perfectly with our gold Banqueting Hall. The wedding cake was so extravagant with so many metallic shades, especially gold. The Bride was dressed head-to-toe in lace and lots of beading and bold red lipstick, the bridesmaids were perfectly matching. We also supplied our couple and their guests with glittery doughnuts for their sweet station to sit alongside their evening buffet along with an amazing champagne tower!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
My number one tip would be to start your planning early! This doesn’t mean you have to wait 18 months before you start planning. The earlier you start planning, the easier and less stressful it will be as your special day approaches. Also having a clear plan before you start will help you keep on top of everything.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
For one of our Summer weddings this year (2019) the Groom had organised a surprise choir in the Orangery and re-acted the scene from Love Actually as this was the Bride’s favourite film! It was such a lovely surprise for the Bride and all of the guests.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Exclusive, grand, historic, breath-taking & coastal
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The best photo spot would have on the stone steps by our Victorian Orangery with the main house in the background and views of our beautiful lawns.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Many but that would be telling!
What’s your favourite canapé?
I love savoury canapés so my favourite would have to be mini Yorkshire pudding filled with rare roast beef and horseradish!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Mini beer battered fillets of pollock with hand cut chunky chips.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Our stunning Victorian Orangery!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The St Audries Park team! We are surrounded by hard-working individuals who are dedicated to achieving the best service for our wedding couple and their guests. We are all so proud to be a part of this beautiful and historic venue ensuring we make our couples wedding day dreams come true.