Olivia and Sam
I got engaged in April 2020, in the height of lockdown, and began to look for a wedding venue almost immediately. As soon as I saw Tissington Hall's website and photographs, I wanted to get married there at once.
Within a day, I'd already had a phone call and a date pencilled in with Lady Fiona FitzHerbert. Lady Fiona was so responsive, and made sure I had all the information I needed about Tissington Hall. This included giving us multiple FaceTime tours of the hall and grounds, as we were all locked down. She never failed to go above and beyond to make sure our wedding planning was effortless from start to finish.
As soon as we were able to, we visited the venue in person, and were blown away by the beautiful architecture, wonderfully maintained gardens and the quaint surrounding village, over which a lot of the wedding accommodation is spread. We knew (even more!) that this was the venue for us. To top it off, the beautiful church in Tissington, St Mary's, is just a few minutes walk from the Hall, making wedding planning even simpler - no need to organise transport for guests and more time to enjoy yourselves on your wedding day!
Through all of the ups and downs of the pandemic, Lady Fiona was a rock, and was so professional in finding how to make our wedding day work, even with all the restrictions. We were entirely reassured that no matter what, we would have the perfect day at Tissington Hall, despite a date change and guest list shrink!
We arrived in Tissington the day before our wedding, and immediately felt like VIPs. We had booked accommodation for close friends and family for the long weekend, and we all felt entirely at home and settled into the exciting days ahead.
I got ready in the bridal suite, which was such a treat. The beautiful rooms were perfect for taking in the essence of the Hall in the build up to my wedding. It is such a beautiful backdrop for your wedding morning (and photographs!). Lady Fiona was already hard at work, managing all suppliers perfectly, so that I could relax into the day.
The rest of our wedding day flowed perfectly, all thanks to Fiona's work behind the scenes (with her step count of 40,000!). Guests and suppliers were all in awe of the amazing venue. We couldn't have asked for a better surrounding for our wedding day. Tissington Hall's caterers performed excellently for both the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. We had our reception in the recently renovated Carriage House, which worked perfectly for our smaller guest list of 36. We were able to use the gardens in the glorious sunshine for our party, and the photos say it all about how perfect the whole day was.
I will cherish the memories of our wedding day forever, and will forever hold a place in my heart for Tissington Hall and Lord and Lady FitzHerbert for allowing us to host our wedding day at their home. If you want an effortless wedding planning journey, a magical wedding day, and very very happy guests, book your wedding day at Tissington Hall. I haven't stopped smiling about our day (a month on!), and it is such a privilege to have Tissington Hall in all of our wedding photos.
We've already booked a long weekend away in one of the Tissington Hall cottages as we cannot stay away!
Thank you so much for the best day xxx!
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