After 22 years together, an inbuilt aversion to "Big White Weddings" and the fuss and tension we expected would come with that sort of event, Gavin and I finally decided to have a small, family gathering for our wedding - in a location that made us smile. From deciding in January to tying the knot in May...I have to say it has been one of the most heart-warming and enjoyable things we have every done, and Shuttleworth was a very big part of that for us. We knew little about Shuttleworth and the wider services it had to offer, but from the moment I arranged to meet Georgia and the first tour round the gardens, we knew it was the place for us. We were always made welcome, all details were explained simply and without pushing to upsell, Georgia was helpful and considerate all the way through, making us feel calm and supported from start to finish. Any questions were answered promptly, Georgia was flexible and led us through the process. On the day the staff at Swiss Cottage were kind, helpful and generally added to the loveliness - even the dogs felt well looked after!. We never felt rushed on the day and the admin elements of the booking was smooth and straight forward. Swiss Cottage and the gardens were immaculately cared for and made for a magical event and we can't than everyone enough for making our time exactly what we wished for, relaxed and full of love. The team is a tribute to Shuttleworth and Georgia is a star, and we would happily recommend you all to anyone who wanted their day to be perfect. Many thanks Anna & Gavin (and Harris & Skye the puppies x)"
We got married in February at Shuttleworth House. To ensure all members of our family were able to attend we had to organise the wedding in 6 weeks, which seemed an impossible task. After our first meeting with Georgia French, Shuttleworth Wedding Coordinator, organising a wedding in such a small amount of time became an achievable and stress free task. Georgia was able to take away our ideas, likes and dislikes and create the most perfect day. Shuttleworth is a beautiful venue that was able to provide an elegant and sophisticated setting for our small party.
We just wanted to say a hug thank you for all your fantastic work before and during our wedding. It really was the most amazing day, made more so by all your hard work and dedication and we really do appreciate everything you have done and making our wedding so memorable.
Good morning! (I still can't get used to Mrs leach!)
Wow where do I begin with feedback!
All of our guests have said how beautiful the house is and how well kept it is! They thought the paintings where lovely and the items in the entrance hall were really interesting. They enjoyed having the seating by the windows as they could see what was going on outside with our photos. The garden suite all came together in the end (after my many melt downs on Friday!) and looked beautiful.
Vincent and the two boys behind the bar (I forgot their names) were absolutely fab. They helped to clear up right at the end of the night, hoovering all of the confetti (sorry) and even taking off chair covers which was not their job to do (I will be raising this with the "supplier" of the chair covers!) and they did all of this without moaning. Even though they were probably knackered and just wanted to get home they did it without complaining. (I was complaining by this point!) They were absolutely fab. Also on Friday when we were setting up, Vincent was very calm and professional even when I was having (another) melt down about the tables! He was a star. The bar boys also brought us in teas and coffees which were much needed by this point! All of the staff have just been lovely and so helpful and willing to help even when I was being a bridezilla.
The caterers have said what a great kitchen it is to work in, and that the chef from the house (again don't know names sorry) was so helpful as was the waitress.
The guests that stayed over said the rooms were beautiful. The breakfast was absolutely delicious!!! Really well cooked and lots of it too!
All in all it was a fab experience from start to finish and everything went perfectly. Antony and I had the best day ever! Everyone has said what a beautiful venue it was and they aren't wrong. We got lots of photos within the grounds which we will share with you once we have them back if you'd like?
Thank you for everything and for putting up with my constant torrent of (sometimes silly) emails :)