Jonny & Cathy

Jonny and Cathy dreamed of having an outdoor ceremony, however, the British weather lived up to its unreliable reputation and on the day of their wedding, it poured down. Luckily at Rosewood, we were able to create a beautiful wedding regardless of the weather.

Why did you choose Rosewood for your wedding? 

We loved the outdoor Pavilion and really wanted to get married there. Unfortunately, it rained, and so meant we were unable to, but the staff were amazing and helped us to make the indoor ceremony room look perfect. We also loved the grounds and how green and pretty everything was. The lake, fountain and paddocks are lovely and meant that we got some stunning photographs!

Did you have a theme for your wedding?

Not really a theme but we wanted the wedding to feel quite relaxed. We had a BBQ and an ice-cream van rather than a sit-down meal, and we made our own bar for all the reception drinks. I had two aims; to make as much décor ourselves as possible, and to try and make it a little different from all the other weddings I had been to. We made so many things ourselves, building a bar, creating chalkboards from scratch and even baking our own wedding cake! I was really proud of everything we did.

What was the best thing about your wedding day?

All the compliments we received about the décor and the things we had made. It really made all of the hard work worth it to have so many people say that they loved it. I also really enjoyed staying at the venue the night before the wedding. My bridesmaids and I were drinking prosecco in the hot tub until midnight and had such a good time. It made the wedding feel like more than just a day to stay there for 2 nights. The lodges are lovely.

Would you change anything about your wedding day?

I would change the weather! But you can’t change that and it was still fantastic even with the rain. The good thing about the marquee is that it’s so big and even if it’s raining outside, everyone is in one place and all celebrating together with plenty of room and everything you need!

Would you recommend Rosewood?

Yes definitely, the staff there are outstanding. Shannon and her team really did go above and beyond to make us happy, from start to the finish. They are flexible and did everything they could to help us create our perfect wedding. If I could do my wedding again, I would still choose Rosewood.