Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
That’s a hard question because every wedding and every couple is unique and once you’ve really got to know a couple you’re fully invested in their day. That said, there have been some exceptionally cute canine ring bearers!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be true to yourselves - inject your own personalities into your wedding and let the wedding reflect you as a couple. From your menu choices to the dance floor tunes it’s really important that this day is truly yours.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
There have been many, but two stand out. There was the father of the bride who built and painted a sweet card and then engraved it with the couples’ initials. And a personal favourite was when our F&B Manager here dressed up as Father Christmas and pulled up outside the Morning Room on his motorbike with a sack of presents for the couple to distribute to young bridesmaids during the speeches.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, spacious, personal, secluded, friendly
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There are too many to choose from but if I have to pick just one then it’s got to be the original external stone staircase which is perfect for intimate photos and was almost made for showing off a long train on a bridal gown.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
I’m afraid that’s not information that we’re happy to divulge!
What’s your favourite canapé?
It’s a classic but the mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream are hard to beat.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Our chefs create the most amazing charcutuerie boards with a fabulous selection of meats, marinated vegetables and olives which I adore.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We are lucky enough to have Europe’s largest yew tree maze in the grounds! Lots of fun during summer weddings, and particularly handy if you have children to entertain.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
All of it – the stunning grounds which lend themselves so well to beautiful photos and in particular our dedicated team who work so hard to make everyone’s stay special.