Describe the best wedding that happened at The Glass House at Staining Lodge?
Every wedding here has been different and fabulous in its own way however I love the creative aspect of my job and I do like a theme so one of my favourite past weddings has to be a funfair/Blackpool theme which was reflected in all the little details and in a fun yet tasteful way. I also love a bit of glamour and am really enjoying helping plan my brother's wedding which will be a New Years Great Gatsby black and gold theme. My favourite aspect of my job is giving each couple the best day of their lives in a way that reflects them as a couple.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Timings and the flow of the day are key, as is keeping your guests well fed, I find guests rarely comment on the smaller details like favours but I do hear them complaining if they get hungry or have to wait around too long for photographs- there's nothing worse than seeing a guest buying crisps from the bar.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
At a Blackpool themed wedding there were postcards of a couple for guests to leave their wishes on instead of a guestbook which I thought was a lovely touch.
Describe The Glass House at Staining Lodge in 5 adjectives
Elegant, bespoke, dramatic, pretty, sophisticated
Where’s the best photo spot at The Glass House at Staining Lodge?
Depends if you like sweeping countryside views, wooded areas or a cool brick wall - we have them all!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Glass House at Staining Lodge?
A few Blackpool & Manchester United footballers and an international rugby player have had their weddings/events here.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Mini fish and chip cones!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
A real pizza oven goes down well or street food style.
What is The Glass House at Staining Lodge most unique feature?
The views of the countryside and golf course are spectacular and it's a really elegant blank canvas for any bride or groom to put their stamp on.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The bespoke nature of weddings here, we do offer packages, but I try to tailor each wedding to fit and reflect the couple.