Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Every wedding is special to us, but probably one of the most unique and memorable has to be a recent Vegas themed wedding of our two very handsome grooms Dan and Liam. The couple had actually got married in a helicopter above the Las Vegas strip in secret, so whilst the guests thought they were attending the ceremony, it was actually a screening of their wedding. They had cinema tickets on entrance and popcorn for guests. It was revealed on a big screen and they had guests up singing the YMCA in the middle of the ceremony! They then went on to have a casino and a surprise flash mob at the wedding! It was definitely a day to remember!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't forget what it's all about! It is so easy to get caught up in the details of the day, but try not to forget why you are getting married in the first place. Committing to the person you love, surrounded by those you love is far more special then any detail you can think of. Remember you can't please everyone, the day is about you and your partner, so focus on that and the love you have for eachother and everything else will naturally fall into place!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We are a lover of the furry friend at Gray Manor, so a couple who had their dogs dressed in a tux and walking down the aisle made us all warm and fuzzy inside!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
It has to be our secret garden. A colourful spot full of character, set in our grounds, where we have seen some of the most special and unique photos!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes Kate Winslet organised an event at our venue!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Fillet steak stroganoff is a firm favourite amongst our team.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
We can have a day of gourmet food and the best wines.... but when it hits midnight, you cannot beat a good old fashioned bacon bap! With a bit of brown sauce, it always hits the spot especially after a few drinks! The best bit is, you don't even have to stop dancing to eat it!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We always get comments on our secret garden and the secret garden sums up the heart of the business! Unique, different and personal, we embrace each and every wedding idea!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The personality and heart of our business! We are family run and all of our team have become extended family members. Each wedding is genuinely special to us and we are so proud that our entire team will always go above and beyond to make the day as special and as memorable as possible. We love getting to know our couples, what makes them happy, what makes them smile and then doing our best to keep that smile on their face for every second of the day. Because we are family run, we don't have the same rules and rigid structure in place as a lot of venues, so we are able to offer our couples the freedom to have their day exactly as they pictured it. We actively encourage them to become lord and lady for the day and treat Gray Manor as their very own manor house!