Let us help bring your dream wedding to life…
Whatley Manor is a perfect choice for your country house wedding but we understand that a wedding day includes so much more than just the venue.
To help you make the planning and organising a little easier we have listed some of our little black book of suppliers who all come highly recommended and like us will do all they can to make sure your wedding is extra special with every little detail considered.
Of course our events manager Natalie Baxter will help you every step of the way too.
Services & suppliers
Marriage and Civil Partnership
Celebrant – Tara Heath Arnold
Tara is a committed and passionate Celebrant providing bespoke ceremonies. she is meticulous about attention to detail and top of my list is listening to what you want for your very special day. I love English literature and the spoken word and it is my aim to use my background and knowledge of this to create something beautiful and unique for your ceremony. More information here
Celebrant – Maxine Ward
I have always loved a traditional wedding ceremony and think that you can have this without being constricted with the surroundings, order and words that are dictated by it. I specialise in taking the foundations of your traditions, those parts of it that you want to embrace, and explore how you can make it your own. There are no rules. Traditional words, hymns and prayers can be combined with ritual. You can choose to throw the rule book out of the window, have a small nod to your traditions or go fully traditional. Visit her website
Emily – Persephone Violet
Emily is proud to offer all of her customers a highly personal floristry service, where attention to detail is key. She uses seasonal and fresh flowers to make truly beautiful and bespoke floral arrangements, bridal bouquets, bridesmaid’s flowers, and buttonholes for weddings throughout the South West including Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and further afield. Visit her website for more information
Flowers by Passion
Established in 2001, the Passion team have a drive and enthusiasm for creating beautiful wedding flowers. From a bride’s bouquet to table flowers and large instillations, we love using seasonal blooms to create natural, inspirational wedding designs. We also offer an extensive and eclectic range of vessels, props and candlelight, that can be used to enhance your big day. We are passionate about providing you the very best quality and service throughout your journey with us Visit their website for more information
With a keen eye for detail and creativity, Jo Hansford and her husband Nick work together to capture the most special, natural moments of your day that will delight you for years to come. Visit their website for more information.
Hello, I’m Courtney, a professional Gloucestershire based wedding photographer covering mainly the Cotswolds, and the surrounding counties.
I photograph weddings in a very laid back, un-obtrusive manner, capturing the whole day as it unfolds in front of me. I photograph all the elements of the day discreetly; creating a great mixture of natural moments, soft and romantic private newly-wed photos, relaxed group shots and never missing those sweet little details- all photographed with beautiful, natural light. Visit their website for more information
Little Bird Photography
I have a very natural style, with 18 years Photography experience. Favouring natural light and making the best possible use of that beautiful golden hour in the late afternoon. Although I guide my clients in the way they pose, I want to bring out the absolute best in you and make you feel comfortable so I only slightly guide you and wait for those special moments to just happen – and they do! I want everyone to have fun and enjoy their time with me as I believe that photographs capture a moment in time that will forevermore hold incredibly special and irreplaceable memories. Visit Leanne’s Website
Nicola and Glen
Nicola and Glen are an international wedding photography duo based in the Cotswolds. They specialise in destination weddings in the Cotswolds servicing clients from London and abroad getting married in the English countryside. Their work is about helping people feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera and experience the joy of having their love documented. They are themselves a couple and together bring their own unique perspectives to create the most beautiful record of two people on their wedding day. Their style is romantic, artistic and timeless. View their website
Safrina Smith Photography
I’m Safrina, photographer, dog mum, wife, lover of the outdoors, coffee and plants… I’m passionate about taking photos that tell a story, all those fleeting moments now frozen in time… Photos you can feel. Natural, Authentic photography that documents your story with real moments that will stir your memories for years to come. Steering away from stiff awkward posing with an approach that makes you feel at ease, comfortable and confident in front of the lens.
For moments to cherish and relive every time you press play, contact Gorgeous Films.
Nothing brings back the special memories of your big day quite like a ‘gorgeous’ film.
Taylor Videography creates beautiful and emotive cinematic wedding films in a natural and relaxed style.
Providing you with the moments to treasure for years to come. Find out more.
David Grange Videography
David is the must unobtrusive videographer in the industry.
Hardly anyone knows that they are being filmed. Find out more
Chapter -Verse owner Ben has built up his craft and skills learnt throughout his professional filming career and having filmed over 100 weddings, creating cinematic films that are highly engaging and evocative for you to re-live your day and experience all the emotions time and time again.
Cole Executive Hire is a family run bespoke chauffeur company who have had a close association with Whatley Manor for over 13 years. They provide a first class, discreet and reliable chauffeur service suitable for both individuals or groups, business or pleasure. They also provide Whatley Manor with the very highest evel of service to take the stress out of arranging transport on their wedding day. View all their services here.
Chepstow Classic Buses
Classic Buses is a Chepstow based bus operator with a beautiful fleet of classic buses available for hire. All our vehicles are lovingly restored to ensure they are in the best condition. With us, you are guaranteed a journey filled with fun, excitement and nostalgia. Visit their website
DB Wedding Cars
Through meticulous planning and fantastic service, Dave and his team ensure you and your wedding party arrive in true comfort and style in high-quality and well-maintained cars. Conforming to the highest standard of chauffer etiquette to make your special day event more perfect. Discuss your requirements direct.
Offering a professional, five star service with extensive knowledge of the local area the Cotswold Chauffer can ensure all your transportation needs are taken care of for your big day. Arrive in one of their luxury cars. Find out more here.
Browse our beautiful range of personalised save the date cards and wedding invitations, featuring timeless, elegant designs. With high quality stationery customised to fit your personal taste and style, we also offer a range of on the day stationery. From welcome signs and place cards to traditional orders of service and seating plans, coordinate your theme throughout with beautiful stationery by Peony & Rose. Visit their website
Archibald Edwards are award-winning wedding stationers specialising in hand-made, bespoke invitations and stationery. Choose from a collection or discuss your own bespoke ideas and bring your creativity to life. Apply your chosen design to all items within your wedding stationery range, from Save the Date Cards through to Thank You Cards, and create a fabulous and unique range of wedding stationery that reflects the true style and individuality of your love. For more information, visit the website.
Emerald Paper Design
Emerald Paper Design is a wedding stationery and modern calligraphy studio based in Cheltenham, UK. We specialise in bespoke watercolours, illustrations and calligraphy to create stationery you and your guests will love. Whether you are looking for something modern, something floral, or something completely different, we can help create a design with an individual touch. Visit Emma’s website
I specialise in Bridal and Special Occasion hair and makeup and can travel to your location on your special day. I cover Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds. I am passionate about my work. It is always an honour and pleasure to be a part of a bride’s special day. Visit her website here
Chris is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire in The Cotswolds and is one of the UK’s leading bridal wedding hair specialists having won numerous awards and accolades, in great demand for his skill at creating bridal hair styles. Visit his website
As a professional, fully trained MAC make up artist, Elle has a fantastic reputation in the industry for high-end, wedding make up and has worked with many happy brides over the years. She offers a calming influence, a helping hand and a friendly face on your big day as well as beautiful make up for you, your bridesmaids and anyone else in your bridal party. To book Elle as your makeup artist, visit her website.
Myself and my small team of professional makeup artists promise to make you look and feel amazing. Whether its for your wedding, a special occasion or a personal branding shoot. Visit her website
Victoria Abbosh is a London trained Makeup Artist based in The Cotswolds, specialising in bridal and beauty makeup. Her makeup artistry has led her to work with highly acclaimed actors, presenters and sports personalities; and on editorials, fashion shows and advertising campaigns. Victoria works closely with her clients, designing and creating a perfect look which is flawless, when meeting family and friends, as well as in front of the camera. To see Victoria’s work visit victoriaabbosh.com
A perfect choice for background music for your guests to enjoy pre or post ceremony. The Astor String Quartet is an all-girl, string quartet with many years experience playing at weddings, product launches, birthday parties and corporate functions.
Pianist Richard Sully
Richard Sully is a world class pianist who can entertain your guests during the ceremony, drinks reception and dinner. He has a huge repertoire of music and styles. He had played for the likes of Princess Diana, The Great British Bake of Team and George Clooneys wedding.
Lend a touch of class and romance to your special day with Lizz Lipscombe, the solo violinist. With a vast range of musical pieces in her repertoire Lizz performs beautiful, accostic violin music carefully tailored and crafted to suit your special day. From light classical music during the guest arrival, through to classical options during the ceremony. Lizz is well suited to wander the tables during your wedding breakfast, serenading guests and equally as talented performing in a designated area for guests to watch at their leisure. View her repertoire here.
The beautiful sound of a golden harp is the perfect accompainiment to a wedding and Ruth is one of the UK’s most experienced and proficient harpists. She is a dazzling, highly experienced harpist who draws rich and perspective sounds from her instrument and her rhythmically secure, firmly articulate harp playing is always a delight. See here for a selection of suitable music.
Alice is a world class piano vocalist who will entertain your guests with either instrumental or vocal piano music. She can create the perfect bespoke atmosphere to suit your ceremony, drinks reception or dinner. Alice performs a huge range of music and styles, from background to party singalongs, so can adjust the repertoire to fit your entertainment needs. Visit her website
Cotswold Disco Entertainment
With their instinctive ability to draw and read the crowd and breadth of musical knowledge, Cotswold Disco Entertainment deliver a DJ performance level like no other, with attention to detail that will exceed expectations. They are memorable, fun, unique and totally focused on you and your guests and bring a personal approach to every event. Find out more here.
Alec Pitman Music
Sax & Vocals… I supply unique, luxury entertainment with a modern twist on timeless classics. My packages range from Solo Sax, Summer Vibes for your Drinks Reception to All Day Package’s. Should you wish to create your own version of perfection for your entertainment package, then why not go bespoke? We can plan and design yours together. Find out more
Based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Firefly is one of the UK’s leading function, wedding & party live bands for hire. Our musicians have performed on television shows such as 90210, ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… and also BBC national radio. Band members have also supported major international artists, working with performers as diverse as Katie Melua, Kerry Katona and The Weather Girls. Visit their website
The Moon Loungers
As a dynamic 3-piece we are able to offer vibrant live evening entertainment. We always give a lively, energetic performance, with occasional between-song banter designed to help relax your guests and entice them onto the dance floor! Visit their website
Down For The Count – Visit their website
Hire a luxury marquee and create your perfect venue customised to suit your requirements and your own creative ideas, an Abbas Marquee is your blank canvas and can bring a touch of luxury and opulence to any occasion. With many years’ experience with marquee weddings, Abbas Marquee offer a professional and efficient service to ensure the smooth running of your big day. Everything you need from one specialist company, from the marquee, to the furniture to the dance floor all under one roof. Find out more.
Headed up by Isabella, who works as a Private Nanny and has been in the Childcare Industry for 8 years, Pitch Up and Play is made up of highly qualified and highly awesome Play Workers. When you book with us you’ll get a bunch of fun, creative and happy individuals who are rather partial to a flower crown and a sausage roll. See more information here
The Hotel Nanny
Escape the day-to-day — book a great hotel and a superb nanny from The Hotel Nanny! We are the best in our field, award winning and with the best industry reputation to boot. What better stress buster but to have a fabulous few days away as a family to regroup — recharge and enjoy some time alone to romance again. We are here to help take the load from your busy schedule and allow you the true peace of mind that your children are enjoying a gift from us, having a super time with their very own Mary Poppins, while you can truly focus on the ‘luxury of together time’. See more information here
Having wonderful entertainment at your wedding is a MUST if you want the day to flow from start to finish! Grant’s amazing magic is the perfect solution, with all kinds of different packages available, including the whole day – “Spellbound Package” – to keep your guests utterly mesmerised! Find out more