Planning your wedding day
At Manor Hill House we like to keep planning and budgeting your wedding simple.
There are no hidden charges and the day is tailor made to your requirements.
We do not offer a typical ‘wedding package’ but allow you to design your own day. You can invite the number of guests you would like and with our chefs create food to your own special requirements.
Along with a low corkage charge or our affordable drinks package, we run a well-stocked bar where drinks are available at local pub prices. Evening drinks are to be purchased through the bar unless otherwise agreed.
Manor Hill House and Marquee are for you and your guests to utilise, as you require. We are licensed to hold ceremonies in either the Drawing Room or the Summer Room (subject to guest numbers) and we can host your wedding breakfast and evening reception in the area that suits your requirements best.
How we work
When you first come to visit Manor Hill House with a view to holding your wedding day with us we work with you to establish the following details:
- The year, season and day of the week you would ideally like to hold your wedding
- The approximate number of guests you plan to invite for both the whole day and evening only
- Whether you will be holding your marriage in a Church or at Manor Hill in one of our licenced civil ceremony rooms
- What type of food you would like served throughout the day
- What style of wedding you would like to have
- Whether you would like to use our accommodation.
With this information we will prepare a ‘Guide Price Quote’ for you so that you are able to start budgeting for your wedding day. We like to prepare these quotes for you in a manner where you can see clearly how costs will vary as you change the numbers of guests you invite and the type of food, drink and entertainment that you offer.
You've booked your wedding day... Congratulations!
Once you have booked your wedding date at Manor Hill we will put in place a countdown plan for you. We will allocate dates to meet our chef and have planning meetings with the event team.
At a wedding planning meeting we will sit down with you and work through the detailed timeline for the day. We will discuss how you would like the venue to be set up and dressed along with who your suppliers are and how you would like us to liaise with them.
Today's the day
On your wedding day your wedding co-ordinator will ensure that the reception rooms and the marquee (if applicable) are set up as specified. They will greet you and the party on arrival, welcome your guests and if you are having a civil ceremony, attend to the Registrars. Throughout the day they will discretely liaise with you and the hospitality and catering staff to ensure you and your guests have a great experience.
At the end of the evening once the non-resident guests have safely left, the small sitting room will become available for you and your house guests. You can put your feet up and relive the experiences of the day whilst enjoying a nightcap or hot drink before retiring to bed.
The morning after
The morning after the wedding is time for you and your family and friends to talk through the day you had and all of your favourite bits. Breakfast is served for those who stayed overnight and you are welcome to invite more of your guests back to join you at just £12 per person for our full, freshly cooked English breakfast along with fresh fruit salad, yoghurts and lots of tea and coffee!
If we have an event that day we may request that the bridal suite and the adjacent bedroom suite in the west wing of the house are vacated before breakfast so our staff can have access to begin to tidy. We never like to rush our guests but we do appreciate the consideration that our couples give to each other so that every body can have the day they have planned.
We request unless otherwise arranged that by 10:30am you have collected any items, including flowers and decorations that our staff have carefully packed away for you and be ready to vacate the premises. We also ask that any suppliers have collected their equipment by this time.