We can appreciate that wedding planning rarely goes smoothly, however our experience between our own ill health and the countrywide lockdowns it was date #5 that was the winner for us. We first met Louize and the team in 2018 when we started planning our big day, from that moment Louize became an absolute and constant pillar of support and advice. On meeting Louize you will not only notice how friendly she is but also how she has a genuine passion for weddings and each persons own special 'day' and the more you get to know her the more you will realise that she is a wealth of information and advice regarding weddings, an absolute boon for any future couple looking for guidance that you can trust. We were in direct contact/wedding planning with Louize for 4 years which may seem like a long time but never once were we made to feel like we were in anyway problematic or less of a priority to both Citation and Louize. Last minute changes were made to the wedding ceremony (including the layout of the ceremony aisle itself) in order to accommodate my recent ill health but the established friendship-rapport that Louize offers allowed for me to have a very vulnerable and honest conversation with her about what my needs were going to be, Louize listened and made all the adjustments necessary in the background to ensure both of us would have absolute comfort on the day.
Citation itself is absolutely breathtaking - you will see this on an open day, or when you go for a tour/meeting with Louize however nothing, and i mean nothing can prepare you for how it will feel on the day of your wedding.. it is without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful setting I could ever have imagined. All day guests were approaching me to comment on the venue and to ask questions, people were blown away that the entire venue is booked out for the wedding with the diversity it offers. Citation offers different areas which I hadn't appreciated fully during planning, the dancefloor was full and the party in full swing yet we were able to chat and have fun with guests on the couches by the piano, still very much part of the group however removed enough that guests who preferred a quieter atmosphere were able to relax. The food, the decor, the handling of our possessions and the team on the day were flawless. absolutely flawless and the master of ceremonies too could not have been nicer nor more accommodating, there was always someone on hand to help if there was anything we needed and to guide the evening in accordance with the wedding schedule. As the bride, I was able to entirely let my hair down and enjoy every moment as much as I possibly could on the day which I have been told since is quite rare! I could never recommend Citation highly enough, it is beyond me to put into words how positive the entire experience of dealing with Louize and Citation and the service they provided from our initial meeting to the very end of the big day itself was. As a couple we will always hold a soft spot in our heart for Citation and the kettle will always be ready if Louize ever fancies a catch up!