Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
There are too many but a moment that really stands out is the groom secretly hiring a piper to play the bag pipes as the bride walked down the aisle, she had no idea about it until about 30 seconds before she walked down the aisle. What made it even more special is that it was the same piper that just happened to be playing nearby when they got engaged up in Scotland who took a few photo’s for them, the groom took his contact details then without the bride knowing!
Either this or a different groom hiring singing waiters which not even the bride knew about, they blended in with our staff for the 1st half of the meal and at the end they burst into song, created a fantastic atmosphere and had everyone on their feet dancing and singing along.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
To set weekly/monthly planning goals and to write idea’s and questions down as you think of them, there is a lot to think about and it’s easy to forget them.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Duck races in the stream in the garden, getting guests to decorate their ducks in advance and bring them along to the wedding ready to race!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Charming, unique, picturesque, quaint & friendly.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Either a shot of the wedding party in the garden taken from one of the bedroom windows or a photo over at Arlington row.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Greg from the indie band Scouting for Girls got married at the Swan a few years ago.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Afternoon Tea canapés with miniature scones, sandwiches, macaroon kisses & lemon meringue pies
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The garden is surrounded by shallow, crystal clear water.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our attention to every detail of a couples individual, special day.