Nick & Eldrid
Nick and Eldrid celebrated their April wedding at Cantley House Hotel. Here's their story:
Why did you choose Cantley House Hotel as your wedding venue?
We only visited one other venue, but the moment we arrived at Cantley House Hotel, we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding day.
How far in advance did you book your wedding venue?
We booked our wedding 14 months before our big day.
What advice would you give other couples getting married at Cantley House?
Listen to the advice of Nadia and the other staff, as some of the advice they gave us was really helpful. The wedding team at Cantley House definitely know their stuff!
Was there a theme to your wedding and what were your decorations?
We didn't really stick to one theme. The overall style of our decorations was English rustic countryside charm, and we made a lot of them ourselves. We had a Penguin book theme for our ceremony in the Oak Room and a travel theme for the wedding breakfast in the Briar Barn, with a world map table plan, suitcase favours and places we visited as table names. We put up bunting, balloons, and baby pictures of ourselves too, and set up a candy bar in the barn for our guests. Lanterns and flowers were provided by Add Style UK, who did an amazing job. For our long and low display and lovely rustic centrepieces –
which came with milk churns, milk bottles, hessian runners and tree trunk slices – we
chose a combination of roses, peonies, daisies and gypsophila.
What was the favourite part of your day and why?
We loved our drinks reception on the lawns, catching up and playing garden games with the people who mean the most to us. The weather was also absolutely fabulous and we enjoyed the sunshine! The afternoon tea we had as our wedding breakfast was delicious, all of our guests were delighted by it and thought it was unique. The evening party was so much fun as well, and everyone had an amazing time shaking various body parts on the dance floor.
Who was your favourite wedding supplier and why?
Cantley House Hotel would be number one for sure, but all of our suppliers were fantastic and unbelievably helpful. The wedding photographs provided by Helen Sarah Photography were even better than we could have hoped for, and Eldrid was incredibly happy with makeup artist Helen Andrew.
Would you change any part of your day?
Maybe we should have taken the option to extend the evening party until 1 AM instead of 12 AM, as all our guests were more than happy to keep partying. But apart from that: our day went perfect. The food was scrumptious, the venue wonderful and the staff more than marvelous in keeping everyone happy. We could not have wished for a better wedding day, so thank you very much to everyone at Cantley House Hotel from the bottom of our hearts!
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