A bit of an A to Z for the day:


As you are probably aware, we both are not the 'fartest of smellers', we mean the smartest of fella's and go for a rather more casual affair. We really want people to enjoy the day and not be worrying about how they look. Seriously, all that matters to us, is that you come and have fun.

Ladies, don't worry about hats and fascinators, they really are not necessary unless you have a strong urge to wear them or want to resemble a rather flamboyant bird of paradise.

For the evening shin dig, we are having a céilidh and good old fashioned dancing, so we would advise you to come in smart casual/casual clothes. We really don't want you breaking a hip or anything else for that matter trying to dance in high heels, so wear what you want (men this applies to you as well-we know your secrets.)

If you are attending the wedding during the day and would like to get changed into something more relaxed (ooooh I say!!), then we will make sure there is a room for you to get changed in, so don't ye worry.


I am sure that you are all chomping at the bit to have an opportunity to smother us in confetti but please note that we are not allowed to have 'standard' confetti at the church or at Wilderhope Manor. Being all green and what not, we will be providing some confetti for you, so you won't be disappointed.confetti


There will be a céilidh band called 'This Way Up' playing at the night time and we would encourage you all to have a go. If you have never been to a céilidh before, then don't worry there will be a 'caller' to tell you what you need to do. Don't be put off if you make mistakes or tread on toes, this is what makes it fun.

Following the céilidh we will have a more traditional 'disco' with a spotify playlist of tunes old and new. We have thrown in some motown, rock and roll, 70's, 80's, heavy metal, grunge, electro and indie-so all being well there will be something for everyone.

So get your dancing shoes on and dance, dance, dance.

If you need to take a breather there will be a quieter spot to relax and take it easy.

Disabled/Older guests:

Both the church and Wilderhope Manor have limited accessibility. Most of the rooms which we will use for the reception and evening party will be accessible but the bedrooms and lower children's snug have stairs to access them. Unfortunately due to age of the building, we are rather limited-apologies for this!


There is a licencsed bar at Wilderhope Manor which is reasonably priced. It has a good selection of local ales, wines, spirits and soft drinks.


If you are attending the wedding ceremony, the wedding breakfast will be at 2.30pm. We have opted for pie and mash with vegetables and gravy. We will have two meat options (Chicken & Steak and Ale )and also one vegetarian option. This will be followed by a selection of desserts.

The evening reception will consist of a traditional hog roast, salads and a vegetarian option.

If you have specific dietary needs please let us know and we will see what we can do. We don't want people feeling hungry.



We would encouarge everyone to take as many photos as possible of the day. So pick up your camera and take some shots. We would ask however that if you are posting them on facebook/the internet to be considerate of other guests at the wedding, as not everyone would like to be on the internet. We will post photographs on the internet for all to see after the happy day, but will be password protecting them/restricting them to only those at the wedding.



Sorry if we sound like we are nagging, but please refrain from smoking at the Church and at Wilderhope Manor. If you feel the need, then please do so away from the buildings and use the ashtrays/bins provided. Thank you.

Staying at Wilderhope:

If you are staying at Wilderhope, you are able to arrive from 5pm on the Friday. Please note that on Friday night, the Manor will be a hive of activity as decoration and last minute panic takes hold. If you would like to stay on the Friday, then that is fine, but you may be asked to 'lend a hand'.

If you are staying on the Saturday night, then 'checking out' needs to take place by 11.30am on the Sunday morning. Breakfast will be provided.

Things to do close by:

If you are planning to spend a bit of time before or after the wedding exploring the area or having a holiday whilst here, then you won't be disappointed. Shropshire has some amazing countryside, walks, cycle tracks, food and places to explore. We can highly recommend, Church Stretton, Carding Mill Valley, Acton Scott Victorian Farm, Shrewsbury, and a little bit further afield Stokesay Castle. For the foodies amonst you, Ludlow Food Centre and Battle 1403 are rather good.

Wedding gifts:

We really appreciate you being with us on our big day, so please don't feel pressure to get buying gifts.

If you would however like to get us something then we have a wedding gift list with John Lewis.

The website can be found here

The giftlist number is: 524042 and there is no password.

Thank you!

Younger Guests:

If you are bringing a younger guest(s) to the wedding with you, then please let us know on the RSVP, so we can arrange suitable activities/food for them. There is a quieter area at the Manor where we are hoping children can relax and enjoy themselves. We plan on popping on some films, provide some activities and generally make it fun for them. If you require room to change nappies/feed/or want a place for children to nap then please let us know and we will look into it for you.

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