Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Oh gosh this is a hard one! I love all our weddings. I would say though the wedding of C & L was a particular highlight. Perfect June Summer's day, the weather was spectacular. The couple where so in love that you could just feel it. It was just magic.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Budget - Identify it as soon as you can as it will help you choose the right venue and have everything else you want.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Bespoke table plans something special to the couple.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The Italian Garden - hands down our favourite place.
What’s your favourite canapé?
All of them! But duck spring rolls is a particular favourite!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
An Earl Grey tea to keep me going!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The Barbican Tower - The historic tower is part of what used to be Arley Castle and stands tall on the rear lawn of the venue. A perfect backdrop for photos.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Winning the Best Venue (Countryside and Other in 2020 and 2021) for the West Midlands at The Wedding Industry Awards. Our first win was only 18 months after we opened the doors to Arley House. We have worked incredibly hard to give our couples the wedding they want rather than the wedding we tell them to have and it paid off, by then winning best wedding & events team of the year 2022.