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Weddings at Goodwood House


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THE WEDDING

OF

YOUR

DREAMS

The defining moment of true love and happiness, according to Elizabeth Bennet, is the first glimpse from a long sweeping drive of an unimaginably beautiful country house in which to start your married life. Every girl dreams of her perfect wedding, but at Goodwood, you can live that dream. L o c a t e d i n s t u n n i n g p a r k l a n d i n t h e s e r e n e S u s s e x c o u n t r y s i d e , G o o d w o o d ’s great Regency house has been a wonderfully intimate and romantic setting for family celebrations for over 300 years. The morning of your wedding day is alive with the hopes and dreams of you and your family. After months of waiting for this one special day, you can really relax and enjoy yourself, savouring the memorable hours of celebration, joy and happiness ahead of you. As you get ready for the most significant day of your life, your sense of excitement and expectation will only grow as you prepare to step into your wedding dress. We want your wedding to be perfect. As one mother of a Goodwood bride recently wrote: “Our choice of Goodwood House was the best decision we ever made. We have been inundated with expressions of amazement and wonder at the delight of the wedding. Goodwood was not only a wonderful setting for our celebration but also provided us with some very cherished memories which will endure for a very long time to come.”


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ONLY PERFECTION

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GOOD ENOUGH

For your special day, you can rely on the skill and expertise of our wedding planners, event co-ordinators and an in-house banqueting department who are dedicated to giving you exceptional service and support. Our world-class team brings to your wedding all the experience that they have garnered organising and fulfilling the international events for which we are renowned: the Festival of Speed, ‘Glorious Goodwood’ and the Goodwood Revival. Have the confidence and peace of mind to relax and enjoy yourself, safe in the knowledge that every single aspect of your day has been planned and managed, and will be executed to perfection by our five-star operation. Our highly experienced event planners simply take all of the hard work out of your wedding day. They can recommend tried, tested and trusted suppliers from flower designers to cake makers, to string quartets, to fireworks experts and photographers. They will co-ordinate all the catering for you, introducing you to Goodwood’s own head chef, who will advise you on menus – which feature our own home grown organic food – and will cook for you on the day, and our butler, who can recommend wines from our extensive cellar. We have great experience looking after parties of all sizes, from 10 to 1000, including the dietary requirements of guests of all faiths. On the day itself, your wedding planner will place you in the care of one of our distinguished butlers who will ensure

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celebration. A full complement of waiting staff will be at your service and will make sure that you and your guests are looked after with subtlety, deference and diligence.


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MEMORIES

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CHERISH FOREVER

For your wedding day, nothing could fulfil your dreams more than Goodwood House, with its lavishly appointed State Apartments opening out onto the romantic vistas of a landscaped park, and all the subtle and welcoming intimacy of a family home. As you sweep up the long drive in a beautiful car to the elegant classical portico of the House, Goodwood’s butler will greet you at the door and escort you into the Front Hall – the State Apartments a r e y o u r s e x c l u s i v e l y f o r t h e d a y. The State Apartments reflect the history, classicism and luxury of the Regency period, but with today’s comfort, style and flexibility. Two rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and each one has its own distinctive style and history. For its sheer breathtaking beauty and elegance, the Yellow Drawing Room is a stunning setting for your special day. You can walk down the aisle in the company of your friends and family in the ornate majesty of this glorious room. A ceremony in the Egyptian Dining Room is all about romance and is epitomised by exotic glamour. Embark on the adventure and passion of marriage from this room, unique in England, and adorned with gold, rich silk drapes and classical ornament. You and your guests will revel in the magic of the room – a memorable backdrop to the most important day of your life.


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THE PARTY

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After the high emotion of the ceremony, relax and unwind with your guests as you enjoy drinks in the Front Hall or on the expansive lawns in front of the House. Once you have greeted your family and friends, the fun can really begin with your wedding breakfast. Let our butler guide you and your guests into the sumptuous magnificence of the Ballroom, which will take your breath away and give you the fairytale ending to the wedding day of which you always dreamed. Luxuriate in Regency splendour, while a string quartet serenades you from the minstrels’ gallery. As you delight in the soft candlelight, you can look forward to exquisite food, expertly cooked for you and served by friendly, courteous and conscientious staff. We want you to be thoroughly enchanted by the rhapsody of this room. With dinner over, you and your guests can dance the night away in the adjacent Supper Room, to the accompaniment of a live band or DJ. Goodwood is still very much a family home, and it has a wonderfully intimate atmosphere which makes it the perfect place for you to be surrounded by everyone you love from your immediate family to your closest friends. You can spend quiet time catching up with old friends over tea in the Ballroom, or simply stroll out onto the lawns to enjoy the serenity of moonlight. At the end of the evening, slip away into the night, your way lit by candles, waved off by family and friends.


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The end of a perfect day, the start of a new life.

For further details, please contact the House Department, Goodwood House, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PX Telephone: 01243 755042. Email: weddings@goodwood.co.uk www.goodwood.co.uk/weddings

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