You can see below how our celebrations spanned the couple of days we were at Ross Priory, having booked all of their rooms for everyone to enjoy this amazing venue.
Monday 1st August
Welcome Drinks: 4pm
We left everyone to organise their own meals on that day — there were plenty of options if anyone fancied going out and about — but we highly recommended the bar menu at Ross Priory, having sampled it during our first visit in September 2015.
We were in in the bar area from 4pm for drinks and thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s company. Darren, Dad and the girls left around 7.30pm to go back to our holiday cabin for the night (so that the bride and groom didn’t see each other until the big moment). Shelli and Mum stayed at Ross Priory.
Tuesday 2nd August
After the ceremony there were canapés and bubbly, and a chance to mingle, whilst our photographers worked their magic.
Wedding Breakfast: 5pm
With such a small number of us we thought it would be a bit over kill to hire a DJ, so we played some tunes from one of our iPods over the venue’s sound system.
We also had Bygone Booth set up to take silly photos, with prints given to everyone at the time, along with digital copies for us. They were a massive hit, especially with the kids!
No Gift Related Pressure!
We really appreciated everyone being with us on our big day, especially considering how far away it was being held for everyone, and that to us was the biggest gift everyone could give us. Having everyone there to make our day so special was all we could have ever asked for!
We checked the numbers and there was room for all of our lovely guests to stay, which was one of the reasons we went with Ross Priory as our choice of venue.
Once we knew everyone’s date requirements for rooms we liaised with the venue, allowing us to ensure rooms for our girls and Mum and Dad (Val and Tony) were allocated to ensure that they were next to each other, giving us an undisturbed wedding night!