Yes, we have included recommendations below, but these are only a guide and the day is yours to plan as you wish:
Wedding ceremony – this will usually last an hour. You are welcome to do this at any time of day – our recommendation is to hold your ceremony between 2pm and 4pm.
Wedding Reception – we suggest 1.5 to 2 hours for weddings of over 60 guests. This allows some leeway if the ceremony runs over and gives your photographer time to capture any wedding photos you want, as well as capturing your guests enjoying drinks and canapés. For smaller weddings we would recommend 1.5 hours.
Wedding Breakfast – if you have a sit down meal your catering team will usually allow 2 hours for starter and main course. Plus an hour for dessert with tea and coffee served at the table or after everyone has moved through to the bar and dance floor.
Speeches – like everything for your wedding it is a very personal decision when you do these, whether you choose to do this before your wedding breakfast, or during the meal. If you choose speeches during the meal your caterers will add this in to their time plans.
Evening Food – the fantastic caterers we work with usually recommend evening snacks or food is served between 9pm and 10.30pm, or when your band or DJ break during their set.
Bar – Closes at midnight and we ask guests to be off site by 12.30pm, however we can offer an extension to 1am.