Pippa’s Big Day

Hands up – who’s excited that The Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister Pippa is tying the knot on today?! We are! We can’t wait to see “the dress”, the guests outfits, the Royal’s in attendance, the décor….well everything really. What we do know is that the wedding reception is being held in a glass marquee…

Christmas Parties – Great Gatsby Themed

The roaring twenties. The prohibition era. The jazz age. This year, our Christmas Party theme is 1920’s Great Gatsby. The 1920’s, also known as the roaring twenties, was a time where the nation was strong; business was booming and everyone was celebrating the end of a long and brutal war (World War 1). Prohibition, or…

Winter Weddings are Wonderful! and here’s why…

It’s a common misconception that weddings should take place in the summer, but Winter weddings offer so much more! As very few people hold their wedding in January and February, yours will stand out; and there are so many wonderful ways you can embrace the season. Read on for the top reasons we LOVE the…

Wedding Fayre – Sunday 14th May

We are so excited to invite all of our lovely brides to exclusive Wedding Fayre  on Sunday 14th May 1pm – 4pm. Come and visit the magnificent Manor at Old Down Estate, which could exclusively be yours for the duration of your wedding. Overlooking the River Severn and Welsh Hills. Join Olivia and her team of expert…

Wedding vs Civil Ceremony

Old Down Manor is licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 120 guests in our beautiful Orangery, Bernays Room, and magnificent Grand Hall. Alternatively, if you and your partner wish to get married in a church or other religious venue; we are the perfect venue for your reception. We offer a delicious customisable menu…

Friday is the new Saturday for weddings!

Saturdays are the most popular day of the week to have a wedding – but, after years and years of thinking that Saturday was the best day to hold a wedding, we had it all wrong! Friday is the new Saturday for weddings. Here’s why: Friday weddings are cheaper – At The Manor at Old Down…

Bridal Style Event – 9th February

Are you a bride to be looking for some wedding inspiration? Then this is an event not to be missed. We are hosting an exclusive bridal fashion show on Thursday 9th February (7pm – 9pm) showcasing a range of beautiful bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride outfits. You’ll be spoilt for choice! We…

Wedding Fayre – 22nd January 2017

We are so excited to invite all of our lovely brides to our first Wedding Fayre of the year on Sunday 22nd January 12pm – 3pm.  Visit the magnificent Manor at Old Down Estate, which could exclusively be yours for the duration of your wedding. Join Olivia and her team of expert coordinators to discuss dresses,…

Winter Wonderland Weddings!

‘The weather outside is frightful, but the fires in the Manor at Old Down Estate are so delightful’…! See what we did there! There are so many lovely ways to embrace the season and make your wedding stand out during these chilly months! Check out our favourite things that you can only get away with…

Supplier Spotlight: Archibald Edwards Stationery

Today we focus on one of our long standing preferred suppliers.  The lovely Steve and Susie from Archibald Edwards.  Here’s their story: Company name and service: Archibald Edwards – Fabulous Wedding Stationery When did you open for business and what inspired you to start up?: 2011 is when we opened our door for business –…

Positive Effects of Team Building

So what is ‘team- building’? Team- building falls under incentives which encompasses training and away-days.  Team-building is generally received from an employer as a price for winning a competition related to their job or to encourage staff to meet certain business objectives. Other event based activities focus on staff development, which have a primary focus…

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

We hear time and time again from chinese whispers that people think that it is very expensive to hold a wedding at Old Down Estate, amongst other things.  This couldn’t be more far from the truth! We want to try and change this common misconception by explaining the ins and outs! The renovations to the…