WHAT IS THE PLANNING MEETING?
Your Planning Meeting is where we go over all your details for your special day. You will be invited to this 6-9 months before your wedding date, and it will last approximately 1-2 hours.
WHAT TIME CAN ME AND MY GUESTS ARRIVE?
The Bridal Dressing Room is available from 8am. Our upstairs lounge can be accessed from 11am. This means the Bridal Party and the Groomsmen both have a more relaxed space to get ready before the Ceremony. They are both in different areas of the Venue so you will be kept apart until you see each other down the aisle.
We recommend advising your guests to arrive 30 minutes before your ceremony time, to allow time to have a drink and take their seats.
Accommodation for all guests Check-In from 2pm.
WHAT TIME CAN MY VENUE DRESSER SET UP FROM?
Your venue dresser, florist, ceremony music, photographer etc are all welcome from 10.30am.
CAN I DROP ITEMS OFF BEFORE?
Yes, you will be given dates a couple of days before your Wedding to leave us things like Name Places, Table Plan, Favours, Welcome Sign, and any other extras that we can set up for you. Unfortunately, you cannot drop larger items such as your dress/Suits and cake.
CAN I GET SOME FOOD WHILST GETTING READY?
Yes, we offer delicious breakfast and brunch options for you to enjoy whilst getting ready.
DO YOU PROVIDE DISABLED ACCESS TO THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION ROOMS?
Yes, we provide disabled access via the front door to our library and the garden can be accessed from the garden gate. Guests with mobility issues are welcome to be dropped off at the front door of the Hall before parking in the car park.
IS THERE A MUSIC SYSTEM IN THE DINING ROOM?
Yes, we have a sound system with mic in the dining room for the wedding breakfast and speeches.
HOW IS THE MUSIC PLAYED IN THE CEREMONY ROOM?
We always recommend booking live music to play your ceremony music as it really makes a beautiful addition. We do have a Bluetooth speaker option if you want to assign a member of your wedding party to be in control of this. One of our Events Team will have a run through with your dedicated person before the ceremony. For an outside ceremony, the couple will have to bring their own equipment.
HOW MANY BEDROOMS ARE THERE AT PRESTWOLD HALL?
There are ten house bedrooms, including the Honeymoon Suite. We require you to book a minimum of five bedrooms. Between October and March, we also have a three bedroom cottage and a lodge sleeping up to 6 available depending on availability.
HOW DO WE BOOK OUR ACCOMMODATION AT PRESTWOLD HALL?
All accommodation must be booked through yourselves unfortunately we are able to take any bookings requested directly from your guests.
WHAT TIME IS BREAKFAST FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS?
Breakfast is served in the Inner Hall between 8.30am-9.30am for all House guests. A full continental and cooked breakfast will be provided.
WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN AND OUT FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS?
Check in from 2pm for all house guests and check out the following morning is 10.30am
CAN I STAY THE NIGHT BEFORE?
This is an option we would asses 8 weeks before your date as it would depend on events either side of your date.
MAY OUR DOG ATTEND?
Yes, we love dogs at Prestwold. They are welcome for the entirety of the day in both the gardens and the Hall. Please ensure for the comfort of your other guests that your dog is supervised by either a friend or family member and that they are responsible to pick up after them. Unfortunately, dogs are unable to stay over at the Hall.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A FLORIST, MUSICIAN, VENUE DRESSER ETC?
Yes, we have a fantastic selection of well-loved suppliers in our ‘Little White Wedding Book’.
DO WE HAVE TO USE YOUR SUPPLIERS?
No, you are welcome to use your own suppliers. We just ask that they have the relevant insurances which we will need a copy of at your planning meeting.
ARE THERE ANY DÉCOR RESTRICTIONS?
You may dress the venue as you choose, we just ask all candle flames are contained either in hurricane vases or lanterns. We cannot allow items to be attached to our walls, ceiling or floor.
CAN WE HAVE FIREWORKS?
Yes, however, due to being situated alongside farms and livestock, we ask that the only fireworks are silent/low noise fireworks via our recommended supplier First Galaxy who know the estate. We also allow the use of sparkles on the garden terrace and under the portico.
WHAT TIME DOES THE BAR CLOSE, AND CAN I EXTEND THE BAR HOURS?
The bar closed at 11pm. If you would like to extend your bar hours, we offer a bar extension to midnight for £295. For overnight guests, you can book one of our “After Hours” packages, a selection of night caps and midnight munchies to enjoy in the upstairs lounge.
WHAT ARE YOUR BAR PRICES? CAN WE SET UP A BAR TAB?
You can find our bar prices on the ‘Drinks Menu’ Our bars are cashless (card payments and contactless only) Bar tabs can be arranged (We will ask for a hold card if it is a guest)
IS THERE A CAKE CUTTING FEE AND DO YOU HAVE A CAKE STAND?
No, we do not charge you a cake cutting fee. Yes, we have a cake stand and cake knife for your use, use of these will be confirmed at your planning meeting.
MAY GUESTS LEAVE THEIR VEHICLES OVERNIGHT AT PRESTWOLD?
Your guests are welcome to leave their vehicles overnight in our car park, this is at your discretion and your own risk. We ask that they are collected by 10.00am the following morning.
HOW DO WE BOOK A TAXI?
Due to the location of Prestwold Hall, we recommend your guests book taxi’s ahead of the event, we can provide a local list if required.
If you have not found the answer to your query above, don’t hesitate to email it over to us – we are here to help.