Thursday 29th March 2018, a date which will be remembered forever by Sammy and Michael Whitney who tied the knot here at Knowsley Hall. We wanted to ask the bride Sammy about their special day and talk about how Knowsley Hall helped create their dream wedding. What better way to see what a real Knowsley wedding looks like, than hearing from the bride herself.
How did you meet?
“We already knew one another as we lived in the same small town and had the same group of friends. A couple set us up on a blind date, that same couple ended up being our best man and bridesmaid at our wedding.”
When and how did you get engaged?
“We got engaged 8 years ago, Michael took me to a romantic boutique hotel a year on from having our little boy. It was a lovely summer's evening and he got down on one knee and popped the question.”
How long did it take to plan your wedding?
“We booked our wedding 18 months in advance, we initially booked all of our suppliers and started planning the wedding in more detail approximately 8 months before.”
What made you choose this venue?
“The venue was just like the one I dreamt about getting married in when I was a little girl, it was grand, traditional and full of elegance. It was important for me that the venue was unique, exclusive, served exquisite food, had excellent customer service and Knowsley hall ticked every box.”
How did the Knowsley Hall team help plan your wedding?
“Knowsley Hall helped with the planning from the moment we enquired, we had numerous questions about how our day would run best, i.e. timings. They also provided advice regarding food and wine. The whole team were always extremely helpful whenever I had a question and worked closely with our suppliers to ensure our day ran just how we had imagined.”
Did they do anything in particular to make your day extra special?
“It was the whole experience from Knowsley Hall that made our day extra special from start to finish. We were blown away by how professional and efficient the whole team were on the day. We received so many compliments regarding the staff from our guests and this to us made our day extra special knowing that not only did our guests enjoy the experience of being at Knowsley Hall as a venue, but that they also enjoyed the service that they received.”
How would you describe the style of your wedding?
“Traditional elegance with a hint of modern.”
What was your most memorable moment?
“My most memorable moment will always be on my first visit to Knowsley Hall and the goosebumps I felt when I drove up the drive towards it. I will never forget thinking how lucky I would be, saying my vows to my then fiancé in a place that I thought I would only have dreamt of.”
Would you recommend Knowsley Hall to other Bride and Grooms to be?
“Definitely, as previously mentioned I don’t think I have ever come across such a devoted, hardworking team of people. The venue I feel speaks for itself and the staff that make it the perfect wedding venue. There isn’t a venue in the area like it and the reactions from your guests when they arrive is priceless. Several months on, my guests still tell me it’s the best wedding venue that they have been to and that’s special.”
Do you have any tips/advice for someone planning their wedding at Knowsley Hall?
“I found it really useful visiting Knowsley Hall on the open evenings that they hold, it’s a great opportunity to experience the venue and get a feel for the place. I think we visited at least 5 times before our wedding throughout the different seasons of the year. This really helped envisage my plans and I felt like I really knew the place on my big day.”
Now it’s time to turn your dreams into reality, simply get in touch and follow this link to book a viewing.