The Ultimate Grooms Guide

Lads, in this women’s world its so easy to just focus on everything else in the whirlwind of your wedding. Here at Manor by the Lake we provide the perfect settings for the ultimate groom’s journey, from the night before the big day to the morning after, with every detail meticulously curated for a truly special experience.

As the excitement of your wedding day approaches, grab a drink, and snuggle down for a bit of light reading about how your groom’s experience is as unforgettable as the celebration itself.

Groomsmen Proposal

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First things first, and before everything else it’s time to assemble your avengers! The ones by your side from now, through the wedding planning process, the stag and then the big day and beyond.

There are so many unique and thoughtful ideas for asking your groomsmen, making them feel truly appreciated. Perhaps a personalised bottle of whisky with a handwritten note, personalised cufflinks ready to finish off the suit or a clever and memorable proposal that reflects the bond you share.

Night Before the Big Day

The stag do has happened, you’re all recovered, all the wedding planning has come to an end, the excitement has built up and the wedding day is tomorrow.

Start your journey by arriving to the Lodge at Manor by the Lake, where you and your groomsmen can relax and prepare for the celebration ahead. Consider this your private retreat, a place to bond and build anticipation for the momentous day that lies ahead. And what better way to kick off the festivities than with a selection of fine whiskies to set the tone for the celebrations?

The Groom’s Den

On the wedding morning, gather your groomsmen at Manor’s Rock Bar, aptly named the Groom’s Den. This stylish and intimate space sets the stage for pre-ceremony preparations, offering a cool and relaxed atmosphere. Here, exchange meaningful gifts with the lads, line your stomachs with some grub and have a tipple.

Our Rock Bar is fully equipped with three different areas, a bar, jukebox, and even a game rooms with foosball and a pool table. For you to truly celebrate Rock n Roll style.

Saying “I-Do”

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Manor by the Lake provides a stunning backdrop for your vows, whether you choose an intimate indoor setting or the picturesque outdoor surroundings. Explore both options to find the perfect space that resonates with your vision for the day. Our team is dedicated to ensuring every detail aligns with your dream wedding.

The Speech – Sweet, Sentimental, and Just Right

When it comes to speeches, strike the perfect balance. Aim for 5 to 7 minutes, to ensure your guests are engaged and have their listening ears on. Express gratitude to all present, acknowledging parents and the wedding party, and toasting to the future. Personalise your message with anecdotes, avoid clichés, and show genuine emotion.

There is so much to think about when crafting the perfect groom’s speech, but above all else, tell everyone why your love your partner! This is your mic moment to show your ultimate love.

Party the Night Away

As the day unfolds, let the celebrations commence. Dance, laugh, and create lasting memories with your loved ones. Manor by the Lake’s beautiful surroundings and impeccable service ensure that your wedding day is magical in every way.

Rock Bar Indulgence

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After the formalities, retreat to Manor’s Rock Bar to continue the celebration, the perfect midnight afterparty lounge. Consider curating a special whiskey selection for you and your guests, adding a touch of sophistication to the festivities. Unwind, revel in the joy of the day, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

The Morning After

After your sweet slumbers here at the manor, wake up to the serene beauty of the Cotswolds and indulge in a delicious breakfast with your loved ones, reminiscing about the incredible day that unfolded.

Manor by the Lake offers the ultimate setting for a groom’s journey, from the night before the wedding to the morning after. With attention to every detail, thoughtful gestures, and unforgettable moments, your wedding experience with us will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Cheers to the beginning of a beautiful journey!


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