Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
It's always tough to single out on particular wedding. Some of the most enjoyable recently have involved couples surprising guests with drag queen performances in the evening. The atmosphere is always electric and what a way to start an evening reception!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Get yourselves a wedding email! Not just to help with regards to planning in general but you can get all your RSVP's to go there and also all your information from suppliers - often wedding inbox's can be full and it's easy for wedding information to get lost! It's also easier to monitor your junk folder from a dedicated wedding email address and as many emails from venues or suppliers will jump in there for the first time.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Exclusive, Stylish, Relaxing, Homely and Luxurious
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
We have so many at the venue both in and out, but our couples' favourites are in front of our window - it's an original feature for the venue dating back from the 1800's and both couples and guests use it as a backdrop all the time (it's definitely our signature). For the staff, we love when couples take a stroll down through the woodlands and have pictures by our waterfalls!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We've hosted quite a few from presenters to England cricket stars and we have a big wedding in 2020 with lots of guests with familiar guests!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We're very well known in the North East for our iconic window located on the first floor mezzanine in the Chapel, that and our beautiful staircase which photographs perfectly as couples walk down heading towards the aisle
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our customer service to couples and guests. We pride ourselves in investing in our team to make sure we have only the best set of people to look after you on your journey with us. Our General Manager has over ten years experience with the venue, as does our Wedding and Events Manager, meaning you're in very capable hands. Our team have won awards as a whole and also in their own rights. Most recently our Head of Weddings and Events, Wendy Sproul won Wedding Coordinator of the Year in 2018 at the North East Wedding Awards.