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Real Wedding: Emma and Ben's Story

Weddings, Real Weddings

Our very own Reservations Consultant Emma, and her partner Ben married at Highgate House in July 2016. Read all about their special day below:

Tell us your story (how did you meet, how did he/she propose?)

We met 11 years ago at work...here at Highgate House! After being together for 8 years Ben finally proposed whilst we were on holiday in Corfu. We had been for a lovely meal and then we decided to take a stroll along the beach, which is when Ben got down on one knee and popped the question. Of course I said 'YES!'

What made you choose us as your wedding venue?

We looked at several venues, but none of them compared to Highgate House! The food, the location, the setting. Everything was just perfect. My parents also held their wedding reception here over 30 years ago, so it just seemed ideal to hold ours there too.

Please tell us the suppliers you used?

Party Linen for room decoration, Perkins for flowers, Gardners Bakery for cake & favours, Vintage Music for the disco and Paul Mockford Photography for our photos.

On the day, what were the best bits & what made the day memorable?

We loved every moment of it, but ecspecially the food and attention to detail by every single member of staff.

What was your vision/theme and how did you make it happen?

We had always imagined a summer wedding, which tied in perfectly with our pale pink & white colour scheme. This looked beautiful in the Coote room thanks to Party Linen who decorated the room perfectly!

How was the food on the day?

Fantastic! You can always rely on Lee Gaskins and his team to deliver such wonderful and well presented food. Everything was delicious, from the canapés to the evening BBQ. All of our guests commented on how amazing it all was too.

What/who helped during the planning process?

The whole team at Highgate House were fantastic right from the beginning to the wedding day itself. Our wedding planner was a great help and there every step of the journey. Our suppliers were also amazing during the planning process, there to answer any questions and to put our minds at ease.

What's the best advice you can give a couple planning their wedding?

Enjoy every moment of it, including the planning process! The day itself is over so quickly, so make the most of being able to organise it. Pick the best venue & suppliers - we believe we did this and now we have some fantastic photos to remember each moment of the day with. We had a truly perfect day!

What (if any) comments would you like to add about us and the staff involved in your big day?

All the staff at Highgate House were so attentive and a delight, ecspecially Sara who ensured that everything ran smoothly and that both us and our guests were having a great day.

'Highgate House made our wedding day a day that we will always cherish and the best day of our lives!'

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Photos by Paul Mockford Wedding Photography

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