Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
I know this sounds corny but I honestly can not say! I have hosted so many joyful occasions over the years and I am always struck by the way families come together and enjoy celebrating with their loved ones wheter it is a big or small wedding, there is always joy, laughter and love.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy every moment of your special day, focus on each other and celebrate with your friends and family. Don't worry about anything on the day, it always comes together.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
There have been so many special moments. A surprise sing song at the piano, family portraits hung around the house so that it felt like home, name cards made from beautiful dried flowers in personalised glass, and a groom who secretly organised for his bride's favourite pot of infusion tea to be served before the guests arrived, so they could have a special moment together on their own.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, Atmospheric, Unique, Memorable, Historic
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Each room has it's own character. The Study has original wood panelled walls which photographers adore. The Saloon has exposed brickwork and the Smoking Room is flooded in light. The front statuary gardens are a good spot, weather permitting.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes, quite a few but I would never say. Sorry!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Oysters and elderflower champagne
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
What is your venue's most unique feature?
It's an impressively crumbly Georgian mansion which is also an antiques emporium
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The team who make it all happen