Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
With so many fantastic weddings to choose from we couldn't pick a favourite from intimate to lavish, formal and relaxed each day is as unique as the couples themselves. We love seeing couples personality shining through in the little touches of the day and that is what makes the best weddings, from petting zoos and fun fairs to singing waiters and ceilidhs it's important to make sure the day reflects you.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Take your time making decisions and pick a venue & suppliers that listen and understand your vision for the day. The day should be perfect so having a team of suppliers with a shared vision and passion for your day will make the planning as stress-free as possible and will make you & your guests more relaxed on the day so you can fully embrace each second of it.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A trend we absolutely adore right now is his & hers signature cocktails, especially when they change the name of the cocktails to fit in with the couples names.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Charming, stylish, elegant, historic, unique.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Our Drawing Room is a big favourite, with it's original 17th century features and touches of modern flourishes it's the perfect spot for those intimate couple shots, and the best bit is that being indoors you can use it whatever the weather.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Built by the Master Chef of kings & queens Stoke Place has a history steeped in hosting celebrities and royalty since 1690 and this has by no means changed. In more recent years we have had the pleasure of hosting many celebrity guests and weddings over the years, including footballer Ashley Young's wedding in 2015 and Line Of Duty star, Daniel Mays's big day in 2018.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Cornish crab cakes, lemon & dill crème fraiche
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
A bottle of Champagne and 2 slices of wedding cake for the couple in the Bridal Suite, what a way to end the day!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Our 26 acres of secluded parkland and a garden landscaped by Capability Brown, with a lake that's home to our resident swans.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our wonderful team and the passion they have for providing exceptional service.