Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
I think all our weddings are wonderful, however when a colleague chooses to have their wedding day here, it is so special to us as a team. We are all involved in the day, and there is the added sentiment of knowing them personally, which truly makes it a day to remember for us all. It is amazing the ideas that some of our couples have for the day, and most importantly, it makes them happy.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Organisation is key, and I think the more organised you are the easier it will become. I will say that on that day, it is so important to enjoy it and allow it to happen. We are honoured to look after our guests, and will ensure the day is what you hoped for. You must take it all in, and have fun.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I think all weddings have their own personal touch which is right for them, and that is what it is all about. It could be table names that mean something to you, a personalised table plan with special photographs, or a family member showing a talent - for me, my favourite personal touch is seeing what is special to those people and how it is incorporated into their day, big or small.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, Whimsical, Attentive, Unique and Plentiful
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There are so many, but I would have to say the Ivory arch and water fountain in our stunning gardens. The photos I have seen of our happy couples here are just so elegant, and timeless.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We have had several celebrities stay with us here at the Crab and Lobster, and it is so exciting for the team (and guests) to see a 'familiar face'. Due to where we are located we have a number of TV actors live relatively close by, and who often pop in for something to eat in our beautiful restaurant or treat themselves to a night away.
What’s your favourite canapé?
This is a tough one! If I had to choose it would either be the Shepherds Pie (they look fab, and very cute) or the Salmon Mousse.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
A Baileys Hot Chocolate, sat in our cosy lounge in the Manor House. Sit back, and reflect on your day.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
I would have to say the Pavillion restaurant where we serve our Wedding Breakfast. The room is like Aladdin's cave of wonders and is filled with many weird and wonderful things. Make sure you look up when you visit!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The hard-working, and dedicated staff we have here. We all have the same goal, and that is for all our guests to come here and have an enjoyable time whether that be at a wedding, a meal in our restaurant, or an overnight stay - we want our guests to leave with lovely memories and a plan to visit us again.