Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All the Weddings are the best Weddings! The fantastic thing about The Arches is that it is such a blank canvas so every Wedding is truly different. And it's the personalisation that matters!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
An excellent Wedding Co-Ordinator. Like me! We take so much of the strain from you. And rightly so! You need to enjoy your Special Day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
So, so many. We are always so inspired by our Couples and the fantastic ideas they bring. We love being a part of something new and the beauty of The Arches is that we are all about pushing boundaries and being at the front of a revolution! But personally, I loved the Couple that had their dog be the ring-bearer. He was the star of the show all day!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Industrial, funky, out-of-the-box, quirky, excellent
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
*The "Abbey Road" Zebra Crossing
*Against the fabulous stone walls
*Underneath our Starlight Canopy
*We once had a Bride have her photo taken in a massive Scissor Lift, being used to renovate one of the other Mills. What made this extra special was that she was scared of heights!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
YES - Royal Family, Politicians, Sporting Celebrities, Celebrity Chefs, Film Stars, Soap Stars...
We seem to attract Couples wanting something special and unique, both historic and contemporary with the ability to personalise and build the events themselves to create something completely bespoke and memorable
What’s your favourite canapé?
ALL OF THEM! Mini Fish & Chips are always a crowd pleaser.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Cheese & Crackers.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Inside, the Yorkshire Stone Floors and unique Vaulted Red Brick Ceilings are amazing. Outside, there are numerous unique and quirky corners which make fantastic photo opportunities. As a business, the things that make us completely unique are our location, our people and our ability to personalise any part of your day. The most unique thing about our Packages is that they don't include things you don't need for the sake of it and we offer a Fair Children's Pricing Policy.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The Team. Without doubt. We are a big family. We all heartily believe in excellent customer service and genuinely love being part of a Special Day.