"Gileston Manor was everything we had dreamt of, and more. We knew our wedding was going to be set in a location of natural beauty, pure luxury and total elegance but we underestimated just how special it would be. Gileston Manor is set in the most beautiful location in the Vale of Glamorgan. With stunning grounds and the most unique Manor, we felt as though we were celebrating in the South of France; it really does have the feeling of being in the French Riviera. From day one, the wedding planners saw to our every need. From recommending the amazingly talented Strawberry Shortcake for catering, to venue decoration, to order of service and being there for us to answer any questions we had.
The night before the wedding our immediate wedding party arrived at Gileston to spend the evening at the luxury accommodation, and luxury it was. It was so special being able to come together for a pre wedding BBQ on the patio, chatting, singing and dancing the night away, before heading back to the Coach House for a good nights sleep.
On the Saturday we opted for a small and personal wedding in the walled garden; with 65 guests it was just perfect. Intimate, warming and decorated beautifully. We were lucky enough to have our friend sing for us during the ceremony and the sound from within the walled garden was just amazing. Our guests then went on to enjoy bubbles and cocktails with canapes in the immaculate gardens. Gileston was so accommodating, allowing us to have a live sax player in the gardens, and worked tirelessly to ensure he was well positioned in amongst the guests and the drink stations that they had set up to ensure our guests were always stood with glasses full.
The beauty of this venue is that there are so many different aspects, all with something unique to offer. As if the ceremony gardens and walled gardens for the drinks and canapes weren't spectacular enough, the final part of our day was our reception which was set in the most beautiful marquee, overlooking fields and the sea. You really do get the best of all worlds when getting married at Gileston.
A few special mentions. Lorraine - you really have created the most amazing wedding venue we have ever seen. Your attention to detail throughout the marquee, gardens and the luxury accommodation is like nothing we have ever witnessed before. Sue - you were an absolute star from start to finish. You really did reassure us throughout the planning process and on our special day you went above and beyond...from positioning the flowers and candles to holding up my veil. Thank you! And lastly, Strawberry Shortcake caterers. We are so glad that the team at Gileston recommended you. You were a dream to work with, creating our unique menu, and I can hand on heart say it is the only wedding I have ever been to where every guest commented on how amazing the food was and they all kept wanting more.
I would highly recommend Gileston Manor as a dream wedding destination. I wish we could repeat our wedding weekend all over again.
Hannah & Shayam Khan"