Describe the best wedding that happened at Shillingstone House?
Our weddings are all so different that it is impossible to chose the best one. Some are planned on a tight budget and some are more lavish but all have been hugely enjoyable for us and more importantly for the couples who have taken the venue.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make the day your own but don't overdo the decorations or you will be exhausted by the setting up! Set your theme and then look at Pinterest or your mind will boggle!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Too many to choose! They are all so different - from the bride who colour themed the things she made for the day to the bride who made her own cake, to the couple who made the tent reflect the countries that they came from to the one whose families had grown all the flowers banked around the marquee and now I can add a blow-up 5 a side football pitch on the Sunday!
Describe Shillingstone House in 5 adjectives
Where’s the best photo spot at Shillingstone House?
Again too many to choose - we ask that the photographer comes to the venue before the wedding to choose their favourite spots.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Shillingstone House?
No but we did have the bank Reef playing at one wedding.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Again we have had so many different caterers here and each one produces something different and new
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Chatting round the fire-pit when the generator goes off, cooking marshmallows, lighting sparklers and continuing the party into the night.
What is Shillingstone House most unique feature?
Its grounds and its ability to offer a blank canvas - each wedding is totally amazing and totally different
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our relationship with the bridal couple and their families and the positive feedback we have received. "5 stars isn't enough for this beautiful setting. Sir Michael and Lady Caroline Salt made our wedding set up so easy and relaxed. They went above and beyond for us and are such lovely people."