Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Oh wow, too many to choose from. The best weddings are when the Bride and Groom are totally relaxed and just enjoying their day. The planning and preparation has all been done, so there really is nothing more to think about than each other and the guests having the most fantastic day. Leave everything else up to us on the day!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember that it's YOUR day, design the wedding you've always dreamed of.
I know it's easier said than done, but don't stress! You're planning the biggest day day of your life, enjoy it.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I do like it when our couples have a little unique surprise for their guests, it doesn't have to be big or extravagant, sometimes the small things are the best, but something that just 'wows' the guests is always a fantastic way to put a personal touch on your day.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Rustic, Elegant, Chic, Picturesque, Homely
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Our waterside, landscaped garden area with a fountain backdrop, it really is so picturesque. Definitely the best photo spot.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Not to a Wedding! (yet!) but we have hosted The Antiques Roadshow had a few footballers stay with us.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Mini Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and red onion Chutney, they are absolutely lush and very moreish
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Freshly grilled bacon roll with lashings of butter. Simple but amazing.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Too many to name! The location, the views are just absolutely stunning from here. The Cottages we have available for our couples are so unique too, roll top baths, sauna and gardens! And to be honest, a huge feature that so many couple always comment on is our team, we will feel like your family by the time your Wedding day arrives! it's just so lovely.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The entire Horsley Lodge team are our biggest asset by far, we are one big family and its so nice to be able to welcome our couples into that. We are also incredibly proud of our Head Chef, James Hassell, the menus he creates for our couples big days are just stunning, everything is homemade and locally sourced, this is definitely something we are hugely proud of.