Jane Holmes, of Ashbourne, Christina Girvan, of Derby, Kirsty Beresford, of Heage, and Sarah Atkinson, of Long Eaton, have all volunteered to talk to would–be brides about their own experiences of getting married at Shottle

in order to give them a first-hand account of what it is like to tie the knot here.

We think it’s the first time that a venue like ours has recruited former brides in such a capacity and we can’t wait until they get started, by chatting to potential brides, sharing their wedding albums and giving top tips for getting the best out of their big day when we hold our open day this Sunday the 9th of October.

Jane, who married husband Paul on September 2, said: “We had the most fantastic wedding day and I feel slightly bereft now it’s all over.

“So when I heard Shottle Hall was offering the chance to become a bridal ambassador I couldn’t resist, especially the chance to wear my dress again.

“Our wedding was by far and away the best day of my life and I am really keen to share my enthusiasm with other brides.”

Christina Girvan, who tied the knot on March 19, added: “The key thing to remember is that as a bride you have organised just one wedding – whereas Shottle has organised thousands. They are the experts and you are in totally safe hands.


The bridal ambassadors having hair and make-up applied Haire and Make-up


“I felt quite stressed in the run-up to our wedding because I didn’t feel as if I had given Shottle enough information. But absolutely everything went like clockwork and exactly as we’d planned it. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be an ambassador – to reassure people. And, of course, to wear my dress again!”

Marketing manager James Davis said: “We get some really wonderful thank you cards and the idea of asking some our brides to represent us came from reading those terrific comments.
“Nothing speaks better to a potential bride than the genuine first hand experiences of someone who has recently married here.
“We are very privileged to have our ambassadors, they all are full of enthusiasm and it makes us very proud to hear how much they enjoyed their special days.”


our four lovely bridal ambassadors at Shottle Hall "Meet the Bridal Ambassadors"

Meet our Bridal Ambassadors at our next Wedding Open Day
Sunday the 9th of October
11.00 am - 4.00pm
Free Entry


View more pictures from the day at our Facebook page



With Thanks

Hair Stylist : Sally Montague and Angel Montague Sayers
Make-up : Claire Lowe
Photography: John Hindmarch
Public Relations : Sarah Newton

Shottle Hall staff members Alice and Sally for all their help on the day