Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
What a difficult question to answer! Having hosted so many different types & styles of weddings. I would say the best are generally the ones that take exclusive use of the hotel as the Wedding couple & guests feel totally at ease and relaxed and can really let their hair down knowing it is only their family and friends around.
It is also always great fun when there are lots of kids at the wedding. As we turn the lounge around so that when it starts to get late, the kids all go and get in their PJ's, bring their duvets from their bedrooms and have a mini sleep over with a movie and hot chocolates with whipped cream and marshmallows.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Relax & enjoy the journey, it will get stressful from time to time but don't get bogged down with that. We are here to help as much as you need us to. Make sure you enjoying the planning stage as much as you will enjoy the big day!
On the big day make sure to take time out for just the two of you! 5 minutes here and there to have a quiet couple moment and recall what has happened during the day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We have had loads, one that is firmly at the forefront of my mind is a Groom secretly arranged to have his brides horse brought to the hotel.
The horse was waiting outside the ceremony room and was the first thing she saw after the ceremony. There were lots of tears of joy!
Then photos with the bride on the horse and all the kids loved it
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Quaint, Rustic, Welcoming, Relaxing, Quality
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
On the bridge over the lake or with Oscar the Ostrich!
During lockdown we have made lots of additions to the hotel grounds including some great photo spots
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
No, but Rag & Bone Man is on the guest list for one of our upcoming weddings
What’s your favourite canapé?
We update our canape menu regularly but I do like it when chef puts the Cumberland sausage and mustard mash canape on the menu
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
One wedding had fire spinners and they arranged a hot chocolate cocktail to keep everyone warm while they were outside watching
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Variety of animals including Reah's, Emu's, Llamas, Alpacas, Sheep and Ducks
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our Team, with out a doubt! they work tirelessly to ensure your special day is perfect!