During 2018, our daughter and future husband (Kelly and Ryan) came to us to say they had set a wedding date! The church we knew, but at this time, had never heard of their chosen venue, Shilstone. They showed us photos and a video, and this is where a wonderful journey began…
Now there are lots of beautiful wedding venues, but as we (both families) started to make arrangements, we soon realised there is more to be considered than stunning scenery and a beautiful venue.
A day was arranged by Shilstone to choose drinks for the arrival of guests, the wine and the wedding breakfast menu. The care taken by the staff to explain our options and accommodate dietary needs was fabulous.
As the date grew closer, and Kelly and Ryan’s plans for the tables etc. were coming together, nothing was too much trouble to assist in their plans and advise on layouts.
So to the day itself, Friday 30th August 2019.
The whole estate was just immaculate from the mowed lawns to the flowers.
Here is when we truly discovered Shilstone. The setting and house are just as you imagined it will be, presented perfectly. What comes next is the staff. From the moment of arrival at the gate the gentleman directing everyone how to access the house. Being greeted at the house entrance and then again during the drinks and canapés, made it faultless.
We then moved to the marquee and again the staff were just so well organised friendly and helpful with any requests. The comments we received from our guests were mainly what a beautiful venue and how fantastic the staff were.
Shilstone didn’t just live up to our hopes, it surpassed them.
Thank you to all at Shilstone.
Photograph Courtesy of Emma Jane Photography