A splendid suite of state rooms

Weddings at the Hall

A Hidden Gem

‘Muy casa, su casa’ –  my house is your house.  The setting may be splendid, the State Rooms very grand, but we want you to feel relaxed and at home on your wedding day. Below are some frequently asked questions which will help you decide whether Staunton is the right fit. 

This is a family home and we only host ten weddings each year.  This means that each wedding is a special occasion for all concerned and we can tailor the day to accommodate your requirements.

FAQ

Who will do the food, and other elements?

We have a list of caterers who have worked here many times and we know to be good.  This gives you a range of prices and the opportunity to consider different menus.  If you have someone you know yourselves we’ll be happy to talk to them. We charge no corkage or commission to any of our suppliers.

Staunton Harold Hall is a splendid house, and we can put you in touch with professionals who will handle every aspect of the occasion.  However, if you have friends or relatives who can do the flowers, make the cake, take the photographs, play the piano – do please feel free to use them; it helps to make the day  more personal.  For our part we will do all we can to make it one which you will always treasure. We have over 13 years experience in holding weddings and so are happy to help in anyway possible with planning the day.

What happens outside the house?

Signposts direct guests to our Melbourne Lodge entrance, usually closed to visitors.  The bridal party arrives at the front door, and parking is in the Lion Court car park, immediately behind the hall. Guests usually spill out onto the lawns leading down to the lake and the photographer is much in evidence.
In the evening there is often a hog roast or a mobile pizza oven by the front door and some weddings conclude with a firework display, set up on the far side of the lake.
Cars can be left here overnight and we can supply numbers to pre-order taxis.

How about music?

We can recommend a disco or a band for the main event, and also smaller ensembles for arriving guests and civil ceremonies.  If you know a competent pianist the piano in the Great Hall is at your service.

Facilities inside the hall

We have friendly staff on hand at all times to look after the wedding party.  Beside the usual rooms available to the guests we have three others.  One is for the bride and attendants, one is a room where children can play under supervision, and the library acts as a quiet ‘sitting out’ room for the older guests.

What equipment is provided by the Hall

We have seating and tables for up to 100 guests. We also have small bar tables we can put out in the great hall, a cake table and easel. We keep many of our furnishings within the rooms to ensure that the house retains its character. There is also a catering kitchen on site and access to electricity for any external requirements.

Time constraints

We like to make the preparation process as stress free as possible. Setting up can be any time from 8.00 on Friday morning and we will have already ensured all tables and chairs are set out. We ask that any items you bring are taken away by midday on Sunday. The bar closes by 11.30pm, and Cinderella hour for the bridal party is midnight.

Which weekends are available?

We don’t allocate any set weekends for weddings as hopefully this means you get exactly the date that you want. The venue works equally as well in either summer or winter. In the warmer months you can take advantage of the extensive grounds, and in the winter you can make the most of the roaring log fires. One of the best attributes of the house is the ample amount of space, putting fears over wet weather to rest.

How do we book the venue?

After your viewing and when you have your chosen date in your mind we ask for 10% of the fee to secure the date. The remainder is payable 8 weeks prior to the event. We are not VAT registered and there are no hidden extras. You can make as many visits as required to ensure the day is perfect and we will have a meeting with you 6 weeks prior to the day to go through everything. Our staff are on hand from the Friday to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Contact Us

Please contact the office on 01332 864435 or caroline@andrewlargesurveyors.co.uk to make an appointment.