Tiny Weddings Fair

Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Pauntley Court

At the Tiny Weddings Fair, Unique Venues Birmingham will be offering to take couples on tours of the various venue options within the building, and there will also be several exhibitors representing some fantastic venue options for small weddings a little further afield.

Pauntley Court is a beautiful venue located in Gloucestershire on the Worcestershire and Herefordshire borders.  They offer many options for couples planning a wedding with a small guest list.  One of their popular offerings is to stay with them for the whole weekend – thus having a smaller guest list, but a big celebration, allowing quality time with the people you really want to be with for your celebrations.  Come along to the Tiny Weddings Fair in Birmingham on 10th March to learn more about them.

Pauntley Court Tiny Weddings Fair

Please give a brief overview of your venue and what you do there.

Pauntley Court is a historic, family owned private house, which is now available as a wedding venue.  Mark and I have lived at Pauntley Court for ten years with our three children and we were also married here at the 800 year old Norman church next door. We provide our brides and grooms with a blank canvas to create their perfect wedding, be it a blessing in one of the secret places in the formal gardens and grounds or a humanist ceremony in the glorious ballroom. The birth place of Dick Whittington, this exclusive and secluded estate, allows weekend weddings over three days and can accommodate up to twenty-four of your family and close friends in beautifully appointed rooms.   Intimate wedding parties of up to forty guests can be catered for in the main house, and as we have only just launched this year, we are offering free corkage for all bookings made for 2019/2020.  Pauntley is a very unique and idyllic rural estate with far reaching views across the Gloucestershire countryside. It is an enchanting and magical place where a bespoke and timeless wedding weekend can be enjoyed by you and your close family and friends.

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What do you love about small weddings?

We love the intimacy and the romanticism associated with small weddings or elopements, and we know how wonderful and beautiful the Estate at Pauntley Court is, allowing any bride and groom to create a unique and special moment in their lives, with stunning backdrops for the wedding photographs. Pauntley Court is a historic country house full of character and charm, which for a small wedding gives our guests an indelible set of magical memories.

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How do you think the couples are different when working with a large wedding versus a tiny wedding?

Large weddings are all about managing large-scale logistics and couples tend to be extremely focused on how to ensure the large numbers of guests are managed throughout the day. Whereas small wedding couples, tend not to have to be as conscious or stressed about the logistical side of things and are more focused on quality and uniqueness of the occasion.  As we offer a three day wedding weekend, couples have time to enjoy being with their family and friends.

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What are the main differences in the way you do business when dealing with a couple planning a smaller wedding?

We tend to start with a blank sheet of paper as we know that our couples will have a greater degree of flexibility on how they want the day to be planned out. As such we have no preconceptions on what each small wedding might entail and we are completely open to any ideas, which a larger wedding may not allow due to the numbers involved and associated costs. We take the view that no two small weddings are the same and so offering complete flexibility with our formula, has meant that couples are relaxed and are able to reach their dream wedding more easily.  There are so many special and secluded areas in the gardens and there is a lake and small woodland offering endless photographic possibilities.  We also have a list of preferred suppliers that we know and trust and who we can personally introduce to our brides.

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Do you feel there has been an increase in tiny weddings in the past few years or have you always worked with a lot of small wedding parties?

We have only just launched so it is difficult for us to gauge, but since we launched at the end of last year, we are getting more and more small wedding enquiries coming through from discerning couples looking for a destination wedding location.

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If you could work on a tiny wedding anywhere in the world, with any theme, what would it be?

We’d love to be involved with an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding here at Pauntley Court.

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Give an example of a tiny wedding you have worked on and what you did for the couple?

The couple wanted a humanist ceremony and wanted it all self-contained in the main house, with access out into the formal gardens for post ceremony drinks. The Ballroom at Pauntley Court was the perfect space to make the ceremony both intimate and special. They also wanted the celebration to be over three days, so being able to offer luxurious rooms for twenty-four of their family and close friends to all stay on site at the property, meant that it was all self-contained, very private and exclusive.  They had some younger members in the party who loved wandering down to our beautiful lake, hunting out any wildlife and quietly watching the swans.  They also had time to enjoy some tennis and play croquet on the Friday afternoon while the bride was busy preparing with her bridesmaids.   The feedback from the bride and groom and guests alike made us very happy, and a small wedding of this nature exacerbates this feeling.

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What makes you unique in the service you can offer a couple planning a smaller wedding?

Because this is our family home, Pauntley Court has none of the corporate or commercial trappings of other venues. We are all about ‘unique’ at Pauntley Court or as we describe the estate, it is ‘a one off’. As such the service we provide small wedding parties, is access to a truly magical location at a property dating back to 1300s, oozing character and romance.

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Follow the Tiny Weddings Fair on Instagram or Pauntley Court on Instagram to see lovely images of the venue and weddings they host, or check out their website for lots more information.  Follow our Facebook page for helpful and inspiring articles and information, and the Pauntley Court Facebook page to keep up with the events that place at this beautiful venue, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates. Event better, sign up to our mailing list to make sure that you get all our news. If you’re planning on coming to the Tiny Weddings Fair in Birmingham on 10th March, then get your tickets now for 50% off the price you’d pay on the door.

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Tiny Weddings Fair

Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Eaton Manor

At the Tiny Weddings Fair, not only will Unique Venues Birmingham will be offering tours of the venue options within the building, there will also be exhibitors representing some fantastic options for small weddings a little further afield.  Eaton Manor is a beautiful venue that offers lots of options for couples planning a wedding with a small guest list.  One of their popular options is to stay at the estate from Friday to Sunday and make a weekend of it – thus have a small wedding in term of guests, but a big celebration, allowing quality time with all your nearest and dearest.  Come along to the Tiny Weddings Fair at the Birmingham REP on 10th March to learn more about them.

Eaton Manor Tiny Weddings Fair

Please give a brief overview of your venue and what it can offer couples planning a tiny wedding.

Eaton Manor Country Estate is a glorious rural retreat set in 500 acres of peaceful Shropshire countryside.  We are a friendly, family-run business and we have been welcoming guests here since 2001.  We have a collection of 4 and 5 Star Gold self-catering cottages on the estate, sleeping over 50 guests in total, with large, beautiful gardens and first-class on-site amenities, such as a games hall, croquet lawn, summer swimming pool and enormous playing field.  We also have a large, stylish banqueting room which can seat everyone on site and more – ideal for wedding receptions.  Eaton Manor is a place where memories are made: it is the perfect setting for guests wanting an idyllic, short-break wedding in the countryside.

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How do you think the couples are different when working with a large wedding versus a tiny wedding?

There is less pressure on the couple when planning a tiny wedding because they don’t need to think of all the logistics, such as travel and accommodation, for a large number of guests. Couples can focus more on exactly what they want from their wedding – it is their day after all.

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What do you love about small weddings and/or elopements?

Small weddings and elopements are wonderful because they can be so personal, focusing primarily on the bride and groom and their closest family and friends – making it a truly special day.

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What are the main differences in the way you do business when dealing with a couple planning a smaller wedding?

Regardless of the size of wedding our main aim is to give couples our undivided attention – detail is key no matter how large or small the wedding may be.  We want our couples to enjoy every moment of planning their wedding right up to the big day itself, and we are on hand to make their day a truly memorable one.

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Can you give us an example of a tiny wedding you have worked on and what you did for the couple?

Here is an example of a small wedding we hosted for sixty people; the couple had exclusive use of the estate for a weekend, hiring all of the self-catering properties on site.  On the Friday evening they had barbecue at Toad Hall (one of our properties).  Breakfast hampers were delivered to each property on the Saturday, which was the morning of the wedding.  The wedding ceremony was held in our local Church, which is opposite The Manor House, another of our properties.  This was then followed by drinks and activities in two of the property gardens with the theme of an Afternoon Fete, at which we had arranged for a magician to do party tricks, a face painter, coconut shy, ‘splat the rat’ and an ice cream van.  Guests then went to our banqueting room to enjoy bespoke catering and the wedding speeches.  We had worked with the couple’s preferred venue stylist, prior to the wedding, to create an English County Garden effect within the banqueting room, with trees and uplighters to line a pathway, textured tablecloths and scented rose centrepieces.  Finally, on the Sunday morning, bacon baps and coffee were served in an informal style at Toad Hall to allow guests to say goodbye to the couple before setting off on their onward journey.

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Do you feel there has been an increase in tiny weddings in the past few years or have you always worked with a lot of small wedding parties?

We feel weddings have changed over the years, and there is less of the ‘norm’.  Having celebrations after the marriage, when couples get married overseas for example, mid-week wedding celebrations and informal weekend long celebrations are all becoming more popular, and we have hosted a variety of themed weddings, including garden party and skiing themes.

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If you could work on a tiny wedding anywhere in the world, any theme, any couple; where or what or whom would it be?

It would have to be here at Eaton Manor, our home, offering couples a short break away enjoying the company of family and friends in a relaxed country setting on our estate, which would be exclusively for the wedding party.  Eaton Manor is the perfect venue for couples who want something a bit different, love the countryside and want their own space and privacy.

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What makes you unique in the service you can offer a couple planning a smaller wedding?

We pride ourselves on providing a very personal service and couples will have the dedicated services of an Event Manager throughout the preparation.  We believe that every wedding is totally unique and will work with couples and be as flexible as we can to help them create their perfect day.

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Follow our Facebook page for helpful and inspiring articles and information, and the Eaton Manor Facebook page to keep up with everything taking place at this lovely venue, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates. Event better, sign up to our mailing list to make sure that you get all our news. Follow the Tiny Weddings Fair on Instagram or Eaton Manor on Instagram for stunning photos of the venue and weddings they host, or just check out their website.  If you’re planning on coming to the Tiny Weddings Fair in Birmingham on 10th March, then get your tickets now for 50% off the price you’d pay on the door.

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