Our September wedding at Cluny Castle was a dream brought to life, blending historic charm with enchanting elegance.
The estate's stunning features, from the intimate chapel and grand library to the luxurious four-poster bedrooms, set a backdrop of timeless romance. The West Wing’s self-catering kitchen and lounge areas, along with the fun-filled games room featuring a table tennis table, added a perfect balance of grandeur and homeliness.
The night before our wedding added a special touch to our experience. In the warmth of the castle's kitchen, our bridesmaids and groomsmen helped us prepare a delightful dinner of frozen pizzas and finger food from a local supermarket. This intimate gathering was filled with laughter and joy, serving as a pre-wedding celebration where all our guests could relax and bond. The evening wrapped up before midnight, keeping with the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony.
The day of our wedding at Cluny Castle was nothing short of magical. As the morning sun complementing the castle in a soft glow, anticipation and excitement filled the air. The castle grounds, brimming with natural beauty, served as a serene haven for our guests, who were captivated by the picturesque views and historic elegance of the estate.
The ceremony in the chapel was a heartfelt affair, illuminated by the stained glass windows and echoing with our vows. Post-ceremony, the castle grounds transformed into a lively celebration space, where guests mingled, laughed, and enjoyed the stunning scenery.
As evening fell and the castle lit up in its full glory, we transitioned to a beautifully set up marquee by Elegant Pitches, allowing our guests to appreciate the grand beauty of the castle in a new light, adding an extra layer of magic to our celebration.
Fundamental to the day's success was the team at Cluny Castle. Natalie, our remarkable coordinator, orchestrated every moment with perfection, ensuring a seamless flow from the chapel ceremony to the reception in the marquee. Her unwavering attention to our vision was evident in every aspect of the day.
We must also acknowledge Jill, who provided invaluable assistance to the groomsmen and guests, her warmth adding to the day's charm. Michael, our butler with his welcoming presence, ensured everyone felt at ease, adding sophistication and a personal touch to the proceedings. Cosmo’s involvement and the overall welcoming atmosphere he fostered made our day not just an event, but a cherished memory.
For anyone dreaming of a castle wedding, Cluny Castle stands out as the epitome of romance and elegance. The castle offers stunning accommodations and event spaces, and a team dedicated to making each wedding unique and unforgettable.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Jack and Lilly