Host Venue of the South West TWIA!

We are delighted to say that we are hosting this years South West regional final for The Wedding Industry Awards.  The annual awards recognises and showcases excellence in the wedding industry from 7 regions in England. Each year, wedding suppliers have the opportunity to enter or are nominated by a colleague or client.  The judging panel…

Autumn Weddings at Old Down Estate

Pumpkin spiced lattes, tall boots, scarves and colourful trees – autumn is here and its one of our favourite seasons at Old Down Estate! The fires are lit in the Old Down Estate Manor House, its feeling cosy and were falling in love with some of our autumnal inspired weddings! Here are some inspiration ideas…

A Bird’s Eye View of Old Down Estate

Our friends over at White Villa Films captured our beautiful house and surrounding grounds from the skies last month.  It was a stunning day with bright blue skies and sunshine.  A special camera on a drone was used to obtain the filming and we were delighted with the results. It’s not every day we get to see…

Get the luxe look for less

The luxe look has been a really popular theme running throughout 2016 and is definitely here to stay (which we are super happy about!). We’ve put together some top tips for you to help create the “wow factor” at your wedding. Speciality Linens Use coloured or textured linens in the form of table cloths or…

Life of a Bride – real tales from Old Down Estate

Getting married is an incredibly exciting time for any bride. There is so much build up to the big event; and expectations and emotions run high. Getting the finer details right is absolutely essential to pulling off the perfect wedding. We interviewed Old Down bride Clare to take us through a run down of her…

Survival in the workplace…

Survival Wisdom, Survival School Have you ever thought of having your boss taken and held hostage?  It can become a reality with Survival Wisdom at Old Down Estate. Survival Wisdom was established in 2008.  Their member’s backgrounds include a helicopter pilot, RAF navigator, parachute jumping instructor, force protection specialist and infantry soldier.  They are able…

Canapés – A Finger Licking Treat

Are you currently deciding whether to add canapés to your drinks reception? Well …. consider this … They look amazing, taste fantastic, are a great talking point and, in short, they set the bar high for the day to come.  In our experience a glass of fizz and a beautifully presented canapé creates buzz and…

Wedding Fayre – 18th September

We are delighted to invite all of our beautiful brides to be to our exclusive September Wedding Fayre. On Sunday 18th from 1-4pm, come and join Olivia and the team to discuss dresses, meet a whole host of suppliers and enjoy the Manor and it’s grounds. Let us know you will be coming at our…

How to get the most from your wedding venue

So …. it’s not a rehearsal. There are no dummy runs for a wedding day. You need to know everything about your wedding venue to save yourself any hiccups, unexpected costs, disappointments, last minute hitches; anything that might cause a wrinkle in the lead up to, and the smooth running of, your big day.

Booking your Office Christmas Party?

So ….. it’s fallen on your head to organise the works Christmas party. Perhaps you are the most reliable member of the team, perhaps you are the most pro-active, perhaps you were just out of the office when it was decided!