Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Totally enchanting and unique- so much charm. The twinkly maypole of lights, the Victorian carousel, the musical organs, Juliana's Island, the lakes, the manor house, the Showmans wagon, 17th century oak barns, The beer canoe Bar, Ari Aperitivos, Wilfie's Pizza truck, the on site luxury Glamping for 30 guests.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Look at a few different venues in person to really get a true understanding of what you are looking for - you might not know until you view 'the one.' At Preston Court we have developed out own planning tool which we make available to every couple. You will be given your own personalised online planning documents, specific to Preston Court, which act a planning guide to help you share information with us, so we can make sure the wedding day is everything you hope for.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
The beautiful bride had gorgeous orange flamed hair and whilst discussing the choice of wedding colours, she joked with her groom that they must make sure nothing is orange as the colour of hair was enough ginger for everyone!! The groom took it upon himself to secretly make things 'ginger' to make a point that he LOVES her 'gingerness' and he can't get enough of the beautiful colour. They had orange cocktails (Aperol cocktails) as their reception drinks, orange napkins and the favours were male and female gingerbread men. Needless to say, the bride thought it was hilarious and very sweet of her groom. We were really moved by how simple little things can bring laughter.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Wow, that is very difficult as one of our many highlights is the variety we offer for beautiful and artistic photo opportunities, what with the manor house, the lake, Julianna's island, the horses, the vintage steam engines, the showman wagon, the organs. However, if we had to choose one it would be the bride and groom riding the carousel with the sun setting behind, which transforms the sky into a glowing backdrop of stunning caramel and peach colours.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Jesse Ware has been a guests & performed for weddings here.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Mini Beef Wellingtons.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The Maypole, The Steam engines, the fairground rides and organs. We also have designed our own digital planning tool specific to Preston Court. When you book you will be given your own personalised planning documents which will act as a guide to planning every aspect of your day. As they are online they can be accessed from anywhere and it means that all of your 'wed-min' is in one safe place.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The fact we are small family owned and run venue and we have a super duper team of brilliant staff