Farnham Castle in Surrey celebrated its first 30 person, socially distanced wedding reception over the weekend and it couldn’t have gone better.
Our team of wedding specialists have spent the past 6 months communicating with booked wedding couples to ensure they celebrate the wedding day they’ve always dreamed of having. Where some couples are happy to delay their day, others have been keen to tie the knot and are either choosing to celebrate their ceremony sooner and host a larger reception in the future, or, host a small ceremony and reception now, rather than wait any longer to commence married life.
Last weekend, Elizabeth and Joel chose to marry in a local church but celebrate their marriage with a small wedding reception for 27 friends and family members. The bride spent the morning prepping for her wedding, in Farnham Castle’s gorgeous Gatehouse before heading off to meet Joel at the church. Their wedding photographer, Tony Hart, spent the day capturing this very unique occasion.
Upon their arrival back at Farnham Castle, the newlyweds were greeted with a cocktail reception and delicious canapés before enjoying a very special five course dining experience, served to guests in the Great Hall to ensure everyone had plenty of space around them. Guests were seated according to family bubbles and the newlyweds sat at the top table in front of the historic fireplace alongside their parents. After cheese and port, guests enjoyed after-dinner speciality coffees and teas before retiring to one of Farnham Castle’s unique bedrooms, whilst the bride and groom were able to spend their first night as a married couple in the luxurious Guildford Suite. A full English breakfast was served in the Lantern Hall the following morning and a very happy couple, along with their nearest and dearest, departed Farnham Castle mid-Sunday morning.
If you’re now unable to marry at your chosen wedding venue in the future, we would love to chat to you about holding a smaller celebration at Farnham Castle, or indeed a larger wedding in the future.
Images: Tony Hart Photo