Get me to the church on time!

Tick Tock

It is that time again, this Sunday at 2am the clocks go back an hour to 1am giving us our honorary extra hour in bed. The mornings will be lighter, and the evenings will be darker making for some magical winter weddings here at Priston Mill.

We would like to use this time (how many time references/puns can we fit into one blog!) to look into how the day itself can run from start to finish. Obviously every wedding is totally unique and can be customised accordingly to each couple, but we can offer a guide for timings that we know works well and will keep things flowing.

Often it is a concern of our Bride and Groom that their guests may be left with too much time on their hands. We like to give everyone enough space to chat and mingle, without getting bored or hungry! We would recommend your ceremony start between 1pm and 3pm. See below for an example of what your wedding day could look like…

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2pm

The Ceremony

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2.30 – 4pm

The Reception

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4.00 – 6pm

The Wedding Breakfast

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6.00 – 6.30pm

Speeches

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6.30pm

Tea & Coffee

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7.30pm

Evening guests arrive

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8pm

The Party Starts!

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9pm

Evening food is served

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11.30pm

Bar closes

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12.00

Carriages

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Fall for an Autumn wedding

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Autumn is upon us, the nights are drawing in and the leaves are turning. This time of year is especially magical when surrounded by nature as we at Priston Mill are. The oranges and reds set against a cold cloudless sky can create the most beautiful of days, perfect for a wedding.

Take full advantage of what this season has to offer and bring the outside in with simple but very effective decorations. Mini pumpkins look great and with a simple tea-light inside can sit proudly in the middle of your table or window sill.

With the nights falling darker that much sooner, soft lighting and clever use of candles cast an almost mythical spell. And for something special to serve your guests during the reception, perhaps try our Mulled Cider.

We do still have availability in autumn 2017 and 2018 in both our venues, why not book in a viewing over the next few weeks so you can see how gorgeous your wedding day could be.

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Photo credit

http://www.photographybyjd-weddings.co.uk/

http://martindabek.com/

Where Love Blossoms

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We cannot absolutely guarantee sunshine for your wedding day. However, a little rain can conjure the most beautiful blooms and our gardens are testament to that.

With the ever-changing weather we’ve had so far this year, we’ve been blessed with an early blossoming of the most gorgeous garden flowers – a perfect backdrop for photographs on your special day.

With this in mind, one of our top tips to save a few pennies is to use flowers which have been locally grown, rather than imported, for your bouquets and bunches. These ‘Garden flowers’, freshly picked and in season, are especially popular at Priston Mill. Although we are only 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Bath here you feel wonderfully remote from the hustle and bustle of the city. For this reason arrangements and bouquets made with seasonal flowers blend perfectly with the rustic charm of the venue and the surrounding Somerset countryside.

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What about a Winter Wedding?

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It may seem strange to be thinking of Winter when we finally have a glimpse of sun, but for those who plan to marry among the robins and red berries, Winter is very much on the mind!

We have a fabulous Winter Wedding Offer from November to March* which lowers the venue hire considerably and includes our ceremony charge (where applicable). You are also welcome to a complimentary reception drink per person!

Why not take advantage of the cold and enjoy a mulled wine, or Winter Pimms before sitting down to a seasonal 3 course dinner. Then into the night when you’ve danced up an appetite, you could bring in a little alpine chic and serve a Tartiflette.

We do have availability in both The Tythe Barn and The Watermill from November 2016 to March 2017, so it is not too late to book!

*Terms and Conditions apply

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Photos from Christine Hopwood @ Priston Mill & Belinda McCarthy