Stop by for a visit

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Here at Priston Mill one of my highlights is meeting new couples and showing them around our gorgeous venues. The venues have become so familiar to me now it is nice to be reminded of their beauty through fresh eyes. It is so easy to forget how impressive the high ceiling is in The Tythe Barn, or how special it is to see a working watermill lit up beautifully.

Here are some key things we suggest you look for when visiting your future venue:

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First impressions

Every couple is different but for whatever reason your venue should make you smile from the moment you arrive at its doors. Here at Priston Mill we have a very talented team of gardeners and maintenance who make sure that as soon as you turn the corner you’re blown away.

Can you visualise your day?

As you walk around can you see yourselves and your families at your wedding? At Priston Mill we almost encourage you to have a wonder around on your own, to allow you time and space to picture how your day could look. Without realising it, if it’s right, you will be able to picture your walk down the aisle in The Tythe Barn or your crazy Uncle dancing the night away in The Watermill.

Think of the logistics

We understand how romantic and lovely it is to be engaged but at some point you are going to have to take off your rose-tinted glasses and ask the technical questions. If in doubt, look out for the * symbol! At Priston Mill we aim to be very open and honest about any immediate and future costs. Our venue hire includes all crockery, cutlery, tables, chairs, linens & staff.

How does it feel?

It may sound a little silly, but you do get a feel for a place as soon as you walk in the door. Almost like buying a home, you can feel if it is the right fit almost instantly. On your wedding day it is important you feel relaxed, comfortable in your surroundings. We take this into consideration and use what we can to make sure Priston Mill is special but not intimidating.

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At Priston Mill we are open for visits Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm and the occasional Sundays & Mondays. We would be more than happy to meet you for an informal chat and walk around our venues. To book an appointment do call on 01225 423894 or email admin@pristonmill.co.uk

 

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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