Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Too many to choose! We've hosted so many different weddings, all with their own quirks and features. Perhaps the best weddings though, are the ones where the couple disappear for a few moments away from their guests, their photographer, and their wedding party and we spot them sitting on a bench in the gardens just taking in the day and reflecting on their vows before re-joining everyone to celebrate. In the rush and excitement of your wedding day we always recommend taking a few moments away, just the two of you, to celebrate.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Ask as many questions as you feel you need to be comfortable about your wedding. This is YOUR day and we are here to make sure that everything you're looking for comes to fruition. Don't be afraid to ask questions as often as you need to to ensure that on the day itself you feel stress-free .
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Couples often put their most personal touches into their table plans, with tables named after important places in their lives, locations of dates, names of pets and even favourite sweets! It's always a pleasure to see our couples showcase their personality at their wedding.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique, characterful, flexible, historic and picture-perfect
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Too many to choose from! For large expansive shots, the Italian Garden with the house in the background is a must. Elsewhere Coronation Walk which is lined with beautiful old apple trees is a stunning spot for more rustic images.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We couldn't possibly say... ( ;
What’s your favourite canapé?
A British classic - the little Roast beef Yorkshire puddings are divine!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Bacon rolls; they are always well-received after an hour or two on the dance floor
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The medieval Baron's Hall. It was completed in 1341 and features an original 60 feet high chestnut-beamed roof.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our team. Outside of the immediate weddings team is a small collection of helpers from other departments who are just as passionate about weddings here as we are. Many of us married here ourselves and they all help out with getting the rooms ready for our couples if we need them.