A few things you might be wondering...
Where is the wedding happening and how do I get there?
Hengrave Hall has a church onsite — the ceremony will be in there. The reception will take place in the hall itself and the gardens (weather permitting). A map and directions to the venue can be found on the travel info page. The easiest way to get there is by car (there is plenty of free parking). It is a 10 minute taxi ride from Bury St Edmunds train station.
What time does it start and finish?
The church service will start at 2pm sharp — please plan to arrive no later than 1.40pm to allow enough time for everyone to be greeted and seated. The service will be followed by drinks and canapes, the wedding breakfast and an evening reception with live music, an open bar and BBQ food. Carriages at midnight, you are of course free to leave before then (we anticipate the meal/speeches will be finished by 7pm).
What should I wear?
There isn't an official 'dress code' — above all, we want everyone to be comfortable and enjoy themselves. The bride and groom's immediate families will be wearing semi-formal/cocktail attire, if that helps. We are are hoping to have the reception drinks outside — if it's hot, sunblock would be a good idea. For the evening, bring shoes you're happy to dance in!
I am veggie/vegan/have allergies. Will there be food for me?
Please let us know any special dietary requirements when you RSVP, and we'll make sure these are catered for.
For those of you with young children, we will be in touch to discuss food options.
Can bring along my partner/houseguest/friend/butler?
Because of restrictions on numbers, we can only accommodate those listed on your invitation. If this causes a problem, please let one of us know.
My pet dog/hamster/peacock loves parties. Can they come?
The venue doesn't allow any animals onsite, with the exception of guide dogs. Unfortunately that means furry and feathered friends must be left behind.
I'm not a fan of loud music. Will there be somewhere quiet to hang out in the evening?
Yes — as well as plenty of space outside there are quiet rooms within the hall including a lounge with comfy sofas and a children's room where we can put on a movie. Feel free to bring kids' books/toys/games and lawn games to play outside.
Is it ok to take photos and post them on social media?
Absolutely! We won't be able to be everywhere at once, so it will be wonderful to see everyone's pictures from the reception. However, we do ask that guests resist the urge to take photos or video in the church during the ceremony. There will be a photographer there, and we'll be sure to share the official photos and recordings, especially with those who are unable to be there on the day.