We have a beautiful Winter Wedding to share on the blog today. Lorna and Adam were our first wedding of 2020. They married at Shottle Hall on Saturday the 25th of January 2020 keep reading to find out more.


When & where did you first meet?

We met at work at the academy at Port Vale Football Club. Five and a half years ago.

Tell us about the proposal. How long were you engaged for?

We got engaged in Iceland, at 1.00am in the morning, in a field under the Northern Lights - it was very romantic!  We were engaged for just over 12 months 

Why was Shottle Hall the perfect venue for your big day?

Shottle Hall was the perfect venue because it was exclusive and we could have everything on site. We loved the atmosphere both in the house and in the marquee. We especially loved the twinkle stars in the roof and with it being a winter wedding they looked magical throughout most of the wedding.  

Please tell us a little bit about….

Your ceremony

The ceremony was held in the house. We had a reading by a friend and also by the groom’s sister. Our 9 month old little girl walked down the aisle, which was especially magical.  

winter wedding ceremony

Your dress

My dress was from Elegance Bridal at Sandiacre. It had a lace bodice and had a full skirt. It was just the perfect dress for me. 

Who was your Florist?

The florist was Beauty of Flowers in Derby. We chose white and purple roses with eucalyptus, thistles and purple freasures.

Centrepieces, did you make your own or use a venue dresser?

We made our own, we went with a very rustic theme for the wedding, so we had log centre pieces with a milk bottle that had gypsophila, eucalyptus and thistle flowers with Icelandic-themed table names inside. Finally, we had silver tea lights around with wooden heart confetti on the tables.  

Wedding dress shottle hall

Any other venue styling you want to mention?

We had a sparkler guard of honour and the venue staff helped us, so that all the guests could participate in the photos in one go. 

Who made your wedding cake? What flavour did you have?

Oh So Sweet Catering. We had lemon drizzle, red velvet as well as white chocolate and raspberry.

Who was your photographer

Neil from Neil Bennett photography was our wedding Photographer and we have some wonderful images. 


winter weddings shottle hall

Tell us what menu you choose for the wedding breakfast?

We had tomato and red pepper soup for starter, Mediterranean chicken for main and the Bakewell tart for pudding. We had loads of comments from the guests about have lovely the food was.    

What entertainment in the evening did you choose?

We chose a live band for the evening, called The Lightmen. They got everyone up on the dance floor and were brilliant. 

first dance with band shottle hall

Just a few more questions....

What were the most memorable moments?

The sparkler guard of honour. 

The ceremony was amazingly aswell. 

The evening with the band in the marquee and the sparkling roof. 

magical weddings at Shottle

Can you sum up your day in one sentence?


What is your best piece of advice to pass onto other couples who are planning a wedding at Shottle Hall?

Less is more!