Management consultant Rachel Turner married roof tiler Sam Dixon at Cain Manor on 28th March 2014.
I used to be an event planner, so for me finding a venue I had 100% trust in was so important as I am very particular with detail and know what could go wrong! I had heard good things about Cain Manor and I also wanted a self contained venue that was exclusive to me. I knew I wanted a particular style of dress so finding an older style venue that matched was key. On visiting Cain Manor I knew as soon as I arrived I could trust Bijou; we were greeted with bubbles and and canapés and the staff knew who we were. The meeting was great and the bonus was I could build my own event sheet for the day and be in control of all of the details and could always keep an eye on the cost!
The Planning process:
The event sheet is amazing! It gives you guidance if you have never arranged an event before, but also gives you the freedom and control if you have. The planning meetings were good and at the right point of planning, your personal planner was always on the end of the phone if you needed help. Selecting the menu and wines was great, the tasting was perfect and personal and taking six bottles of wine home to try at leisure was a bonus.
It was a vintage style wedding; with Cain Manor less is more and I love it in Spring with the roaring fire.
I was so calm for the build up to the wedding, but on the day I was so nervous, funnily enough Sam was the opposite! When I arrived and saw my florist and the team at Cain Manor and I instantly relaxed. The team were great, letting me know when Sam had arrived and keeping me up to date. The moment I will always remember was being on the landing by the bedrooms meeting the registrar and feeling so nervous, but then hearing Sam laugh in the main room with our guests relaxed me instantly and I just wanted to get to him. Walking down the aisle as soon as I saw Sam I just cried, it was such an emotional experience, in such beautiful surroundings with our friends and family watching.