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Planning the perfect wedding
July 15, 2021
Adam Smith, Executive Chef
Every wedding couple wants to look after their guests but it’s important that, as the bride & groom, you choose a menu you really like as it’s your big day. Booking a tasting session before the wedding is a great way to manage expectations.
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My other important tip is to choose your menu according to the season, to ensure you get the very finest flavours. At Coworth Park I recommend our Romney Marsh lamb in spring, a wonderfully fresh crab salad in summer, a rich and indulgent chocolate fondant dessert in autumn and, for winter weddings, I suggest a classic beef wellington.
Last but not least, it’s a great idea to think about adding something that’s unique to you. For example, lots of couples create homemade favours to give to their guests. These are a great way to decorate the tables and add a touch of your own personality to the occasion.
Georgina Lawton, Events Executive
It’s a great idea to visit your chosen venue at the same time of year that you’ll be getting married, this makes it much easier to visualise your own big day. It’s especially important when considering how the grounds will look and what will be in bloom at that time of year.
Emma Longley, Events Manager
I recommend choosing a photographer who is familiar with your chosen venue as they’ll know the best backdrops to choose for the most impressive pictures. If you’re set on a photographer who hasn’t visited your venue, it’s well worth arranging to meet them there before your wedding day so you can discuss your favourite locations. With 240 acres of grounds, filled with stunning photo opportunities, you wouldn’t want you to miss out on the perfect shot!
Director of Events
Maggie Xu, Guest Relations
If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend your wedding night, I highly recommend the Derby Suite in our Mansion House. This elegant suite is particular popularly with wedding couples as its balcony overlooks our picturesque parkland, making it our most romantic room and the ideal location to toast your future together.
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