Getting to Know

Getting to Know – Château Rhianfa

Venue Name: Château Rhianfa Website: www.chateaurhianfa.com Location: Isle of Anglesey, North Wales Please tell us a little about Château Rhianfa’s history Château Rhianfa was built in 1849 for Sir John Hay Williams, a descendent of Sir William Williams who... read more

Getting to Know – Ackergill Tower

Venue Name: Ackergill Tower Website: www.ackergilltower.com Location: Wick, Caithness, Scotland Please tell us a little about Ackergill Tower’s history The architecture of the current castle suggests it dates from the late 15th century, circa 1475, but there... read more

Getting to Know – Clearwell Castle

Venue Name: Clearwell Castle Website: www.countryhouseweddings.co.uk/gloucestershire-clearwell-castle Location: Clearwell, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8 LG Please tell us a little about Clearwell Castle’s history Clearwell Castle is a Neo Gothic Castle... read more

Getting to Know – Leez Priory

Venue Name: Leez Priory Website: www.countryhouseweddings.co.uk/leez-priory Location: Chelmsford, Essex Please tell us a little about Leez Priory’s history Leez Priory was built in 1536 for Sir Richard Rich, Earl of Warwick. Over the years the Priory has been... read more

Getting to Know – Gosfield Hall

Venue Name: Gosfield Hall Website: www.countryhouseweddings.co.uk/gosfield-hall Location: Gosfield, Essex Please tell us a little about Gosfield Hall’s history Where do we start! Gosfield Hall dates back to Tudor times and was formerly a Royal residence.... read more

Getting to Know – St Audries Park

Venue Name: St Audries Park Website: www.countryhouseweddings.co.uk/somerset-st-audries-park Location: West Quantoxhead, Taunton, Somerset Please tell us a little about St Audries Park’s history St Audries Park was built as a Private Manor House, and was... read more

Getting to Know – The Bingham

Venue Name: Bingham Website: www.thebingham.co.uk Location: 61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond-Upon Thames, Surrey, TW10 6UT Please tell us a little about the Bingham’s history Originally built as two Georgian houses, the Bingham has undergone several incarnations.... read more

Getting to Know – More Weddings

Interview with: Jade Osborne Company Name: More Weddings Website: www.moreweddings.co.uk Location / Coverage: Based in Leicestershire, covering nationwide What does More Weddings do? More Weddings transforms venues and provides a full wedding venue dressing service.... read more

Getting to Know – Transformers Car Hire

Interview with: Robert Ledsom Company Name: Transformers Car Hire Website: www.transformerscarhire.co.uk Location / Coverage: Nationwide What does Transformers Car Hire do? We are a wedding transport company that hires out Bumblebee and Barricade from the popular... read more

Getting to Know – deWintons

Interview with: Jacqueline Cottrell Company Name: deWintons – a passion for food Website: www.dewintons.co.uk Location: London What does deWintons do? As a contemporary company, you can expect a fresh approach to catering. Whether you have something in mind or... read more

Getting to Know – Chisholm Hunter

Company Name: Chisholm Hunter Website: www.chisholmhunter.co.uk Location: Stores Nationwide What does Chisholm Hunter do? Chisholm Hunter is a diamond and watch specialist, selling diamond engagement rings, weddings rings, cluster rings and jewellery, with a wide... read more

Getting to Know – Planet Weddings

Interview with: Mathilde Robert Company Name: Planet Weddings Website: www.planetweddings.co.uk Location / Coverage: UK How and when did Planet Weddings get started? I have been in business for three decades, and arranged our first ever wedding in Cyprus some 20 years... read more

Getting to Know – Planet Holidays

Interview with: Mathilde Robert Company Name: Planet Holidays Website: www.planet-holidays.co.uk Location / Coverage: UK How did the business get started and who works at Planet Holidays? We started the company in 2001, Harry Kyrillou is our Commercial Director,... read more

Getting to Know – Jessica Lauren Cakes

Interview with: Jessica Edwards Company Name: Jessica Lauren Cakes Website: www.jessicalaurencakes.co.uk Location: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire How did Jessica Lauren Cakes get started and how long has the business been going? Once I had discovered a love for decorating... read more

Getting to Know – Biscuiteers

Company Name: Biscuiteers Website: www.biscuiteers.com Location: 194 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2ES What does Biscuiteers do? We are a baking company known for making beautiful hand-iced biscuits, although we also make gorgeous cakes, chocolates and macarons.... read more

Getting to Know – Just Miniatures

Company Name: Just Miniatures Website: www.justminiatures.co.uk Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk What does Just Miniatures do? Just Miniatures is a specialist supplier of miniature bottles of spirits, engraved glasses and personalised miniatures for weddings, events and... read more

Getting to Know – Blooming Green

Interview with: Jen Stuart-Smith Company Name: Blooming Green Website: www.bloominggreenflowers.co.uk Location: Loddington Farm, Linton, near Maidstone in Kent How did Blooming Green get started and how long has the business been going? My cousin Bek and I started... read more

Getting to Know – Linus Moran Photography

Interview with: Linus Moran Company Name: Linus Moran Photography Website: www.LinusMoranPhotography.co.uk Location / Coverage: Dorset, southern England, UK and abroad. How did your business get started and who works at Linus Moran Photography? I launched my wedding... read more

Getting to Know – Crowne Plaza Leeds

Venue Name: Crowne Plaza Leeds Website: www.cpleedshotel.co.uk Location: Wellington Street, Leeds What type of venue is Crowne Plaza Leeds? Crowne Plaza Leeds is a 4 star hotel wedding venue in Leeds City Centre. Is Crowne Plaza Leeds licensed for wedding ceremonies?... read more

Getting to Know – Mr & Mrs Smith

Interview with: Tamara Lohan Company Name: Mr & Mrs Smith Website: www.mrandmrssmith.com Head Office Location: London Tell us a little bit about Mr & Mrs Smith In 2003, James, now my husband, took me on what was supposed to be a romantic weekend in the Lake... read more

Getting to Know – Magical Events Ltd

Interview With: Matthew Mazurek Company Name: Magical Events Ltd Website: www.magicaltipis.co.uk Location / Coverage: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and Beyond! Who are Magical Events and what do you do? Magical Events is a family business run by myself and my... read more

Getting to Know – The Card Gallery

Interview with: Lisa Forde Company Name: The Card Gallery (UK) Ltd Website: www.thecardgallery.co.uk Location / Coverage: We are based in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, and sell to wedding couples nationwide. What does The Card Gallery do? The Card Gallery specialises in... read more

Getting to Know – Fulham Palace

Venue Name: Fulham Palace Website: www.fulhampalaceweddings.co.uk Location: Fulham, London (Bishop’s Avenue, London, SW6 6EA) What type of venue is Fulham Palace? Fulham Palace is a one-of-a- kind London wedding venue; a unique and elegant historical palace set... read more

Getting to Know – Stephen Bishop Suiting

Interview with: Stephen Bishop Company Name: Stephen Bishop Suiting Website: www.stephenbishopsuiting.com Location: Woking, Surrey What does Stephen Bishop Suiting do? Stephen Bishop has a simple goal – offer formal wear based on a truly modern fit and the most... read more

Getting to Know – The Rectory Hotel

Venue Name: The Rectory Hotel Website: www.therectoryhotel.com Location: Cotswolds, Wiltshire What type of wedding venue is The Rectory Hotel? The Rectory Hotel is a boutique country house with a relaxed hotel environment, available for exclusive hire and ready to... read more

Getting to Know – Red Door Photography

Interview with: Ruth Merrington Company Name: Red Door Photography Website: www.reddoorphotography.co.uk Location / Coverage: Based in Surrey, covering Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and beyond How did the business get started and who works at Red Door Photography? Red... read more