Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All of them are incredible weddings, it would be impossible to pick just one! Brinsop is such a magical place that it makes every single day here special. We love working in the surroundings of such a picturesque location, all our visitors appreciate it just the same :)
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Decide on your venue and everything else will follow... We really help you with your planning and are with you every step of the way! Our team is so knowledgeable - we are here to help!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Gosh, this one is so hard. We have seen so many personal touches, our couples can be so thoughtful. We have had tables named after travel destinations, Harry Potter cakes, sheep as ring bearers - you name it!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Charming. Idyllic. Magical. Unforgettable. Romantic (struggled to pick just 5)!
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
This is a question many would answer differently. There are so many spots that it's truly hard to pick a favorite. Maybe in front of the pear trees, looking across the moat towards the ancient stone bridge, in the woodlands, our exceptional bridge over our glistening moat. With Brinsop being Grade II listed in its own right, it can be captured with a backdrop of either the cricket pitch and the rolling hills of Hereford or the mixed era façade of our exceptionally unique house.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Many! But we wouldn't dare say - ask if you come for a viewing! :)
What’s your favourite canapé?
The Yorkshire pudding canapes with local Herefordshire beef and horseradish is always a winner! Some couples pick slightly different alternatives to your typical canape, such as candy floss or popcorn - good if you are running a movie theme!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
It has to be a charcuterie and cheese board with ALL the trimmings! Local produced cheese with a selection or breads and crackers accompanied with countless chutneys and spreads for every palate. The bonus is how beautifully it can be presented! Or a hamper full of cookies and hot chocolate - yes please!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The venues hosts so many! A popular one is our beautiful Courtyard, complete with medieval steps - the perfect location for a sheltered outdoor ceremony or drinks reception!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
There is no one single part of my business that I am most proud of … Brinsop as you see it today is an absolute mix of fascination with the old place, joy to see the life being breathed into it and masses of plain hard slog which has resulted in this amazing place…
So - I am proud of the market stall I started at weekends - while teaching during the week - which led to the 2 shops we opened - while I had 4 children - which then led onto the Mail order business we got lucky with - which led to me being able to buy Brinsop Court.
I am proud of my husband and 4 fabulous daughters - who have seen so little of me for the last 12 years while I toiled at Brinsop.
I am so proud of creating this incredibly special haven of English peace that people really love.
I am proud of my staff – old and new – who give their very best every time to each visiting couple and group who come here.
I feel incredibly proud when I realise that people I have never met before now recognise the name Brinsop…