Sarah & Arri’s Fun Filled Wedding

The Story

What made Manor By The Lake stand out for you?

The first thing was how beautiful the Manor and it’s grounds are, I remember the first time we visited the manor walking from the car park through the woods and over the lake bridge in complete awe. The second was how friendly and helpful the team were they literally couldn’t do enough for us even at that early stage.


Tell us about your wedding journey in the lead up to your wedding and how did you feel?

The whole planning process was made easy by how helpful the team at the Manor were, answering any of our questions and advising us in what does and doesn’t work through out the day and had an amazing attention to detail. The events they put on were also helpful like the wedding showcase, menu tasting and wine tasting.


What was your theme? Any favourite unique touches?

Our theme was fun! We wanted the day to be relaxed and fun for everyone so we had giant games set up during the reception even an adults bouncy castle, and giant Collin & Connie caterpillars for wedding cake! Our colours were green and pink, the groom was in a green suit with pink accessories, the groomsman were in grey suits with pink accessories and the bridesmaid were in dusky pink dresses.


With several ceremony spaces available, where did you choose and why?

We chose the Italian Pavilion because we wanted an outside ceremony, and we felt that it was the most beautiful outside space out of the three and still had that intimate feeling that we were after. Luckily on the day the weather was amazing, but we had chosen the Maximillian room as our indoor back up.


Favourite moment of the day?

The whole day was amazing so choosing one moment is tricky but we have to go with the moment where we were announced as Husband and Wife and all the nerves went away and everyone was clapping and so happy for us sharing in our joy!


Tell us all about your food! What did you choose and why?

For starters we picked the cheese souffle and salmon fishcakes, mains rolled lamb and chicken supreme, desserts chocolate terrine and lemon tart, evening do hog roast. We chose these options as there was some thing that everyone would enjoy, and at the menu tasting they were incredible, the lamb just melted in your mouth and the others were just as good. The food was by far the biggest compliment from our guests!


With unlimited photo opportunities, where was your favourite spot?

At the bottom of the steps as you could see the beautiful manor in the background and had plenty of space for everyone in the group photos. We also enjoyed our couples photos on the lake bridge.


What was your favourite space/area at Manor By The Lake? Why was this your favourite space and how did you use it?

Our favourite space was the ballroom as it was so beautifully decorated and was versatile so we could have the layout exactly as we wanted with the doors opening out onto the garden.


Tell us about your evening reception, did you party the night away?

We had a live band and the venue DJ to follow. We partied until midnight with an amazing hog roast and fun extras like the magic mirror and sweet cart. There was also spaces like the rock bar for the oldies to sit, rest their legs and chat.


Did either of you stay the night before in the cottage or lodge? Did you enjoy being closer the night before?

We did not stay the night before as we live locally but the bridal party used the cottage to get ready in the morning. It was very helpful that we could collect the keys so we could start getting ready in the cottage at 6am for hair and makeup to begin! It was great to have this option so we didn’t need to move from one venue to another. Once our room was ready the team were amazing at moving over all of our things so that we could continue getting ready in the manor!

Did you and your overnight guests enjoy the afterparty experience?

With the option of retiring to the rock bar which ran as an honesty bar or flopping into a comfy bed everyone was happy. The breakfast was very good and we like that everyone was on the same table.


Any suppliers that you would recommend to others? Perhaps your photographer or florist?

We were very impressed with all of the vendors that we used and would highly recommend all of them!

Photographer: Jenny and Hannah
Florist: Kopend creations
Band: The Peppercorns
Hair: Lucy Phelps
Makeup: Sam Gardner
Dress: Champagne and Charlotte Bridal
Custom rings: R J Spicer

The Visuals


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