Alex & Cathy Wedding – December 2016
We didn’t know where to start choosing a venue for our Christmas wedding, and as wedding planner novices we thought the easiest route to take was the hotel option. A few months down the line we began to appreciate the constraints a hotel can impose; and being told what we could and couldn’t do felt very limiting. It was then we cancelled all plans and booked Deighton Lodge – a bold move 5 months before the big day!
The freedom of a wedding at the Barn at Deighton Lodge was unbelievably refreshing and exciting. Free to choose between caterers, decoration and how to run a bar, our wedding began to take a shape that was very much ‘us’. Drew and Carla were unbelievably accommodating of all our requests; nothing was too much trouble.
We tied the knot at the Grand Hotel in York and held our reception at Deighton Lodge. We chose the fabulous Friends for Dinner to cater for our sit-down wedding breakfast, and we organised our wine through Majestic, setting up our own bar with help from Blacks Furniture Hire. We couldn’t speak more highly of our suppliers, they helped us strike the easy going, help yourself wedding vibe we wanted. The day went exactly as we planned; a happy, joyous, laid-back affair filled with laughter, surrounded by family and friends. It really was our dream wedding day.