Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Mine! No but seriously we have had loads of amazing weddings at Godwick, but how could I not say my own. We really did have an amazing autumn wedding in October 2015. We wanted to have a big old fashioned knees up, with a relaxed and informal atmosphere. I had some large rustic trestle tables made and these provided a fabulous communal banquet with large sharing platters and copious amounts of wine. We had great live music throughout the day, a wonderful ceremony, a big banquet dinner and then loads of dancing to a fabulous band, all set in my own wedding venue with all my family friends, what more could you want.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
I'm a big believer in working out what your theme is and how you want your day to feel, what will the vibe be like? For us, we spent a long time figuring out our theme, which was based around a strong autumnal colour pallette, and a rustic, country feel with lots of tweeds and textures. We combined these with our desire to create a relaxed and informal event and ensured that our theme ran through the whole event from the stationary we had designed to the clothes we wore, to the styling of the venue and even the menu itself. I think this really helps an event hang together and the guests get a real sense of what your wedding is about. Of course, you need to choose a great venue, and one like Godwick that is flexible and customisable!!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We have had some wonderful, creative and stunning wedding arches for outside ceremonies, I love these.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, awesome, rustic, majestic, flexible
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The ruins of Godwick All Saints provide an amazing back drop to any wedding photography.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes we have had a few well known faces as guests, including Ireland rugby captain Rory Best. BBC London weather girl and presenter Wendy Hurrell also got married at Godwick and we have a super famous social media star getting hitched with us but as always we would never reveal their name, unless we have their permission of course!
What’s your favourite canapé?
I can't think of a canape I don't like, but it's hard to pass by any type of roasted grape adn goats cheese crostini... It is really suprising how good these are.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Toasted marshmallows on a roaring Godwick firepit of course
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We have a few unique features, but I guess our own vintage tractor, which acts as bridal transport from Godwick Hall to the Great Barn and takes couples to the ruins for photos is pretty unique. The venue itself is one of a kind and we love it for that.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
My team are an amazingly hard working bunch who are as passionate about Godwick as I am!