Wedding’s at Victoria Hall

We love Wedding’s here at Victoria Hall to give you an idea of how we can make your day super special have a look at few case studies from couples who loved us & who we loved too. Why not check out our Facebook page or Instagram for some more Wedding inspiration and reviews.

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Wedding Case Studies.

Beth & Jon

Tell us how you got together, we love a love story.

We met via match.com, luckily my friends encouraged me to give Jon the benefit of the doubt as I thought his message was a bit cheeky.  As I lived in Saltaire at the time we arranged to meet outside Victoria Hall. Little did we know the symbolism that would represent!

Who proposed and how?

Jon proposed on a beautiful winter’s day in York over an Afternoon Tea, the macaroon was in fact a ring case!

Remember back to when you originally booked Victoria Hall- why did you choose us?

Victoria Hall just felt right for us, not only because we first met between the lions but because of it’s grandeur, history and character.

Was there anything that specifically attracted you to the venue?

The main hall just had the wow factor for us. Our main meal and evening do were in there, with welcome drinks and cake in the Evans room.

How did you use the rooms?

We decked both rooms out with meters and meters of bunting, some hired and some lovingly made by my mum. We hired fairground style games and collected vintage jugs for the flowers. Jon made a Saltaire street sign for each table which looked fab.  Members of my sister’s gospel choir traveled from London and sang during the drinks reception, the atmosphere was really uplifting.  In the evening the amazing Daniel Coughlan sang for us and we had a ceilidh band and a DJ who kept the party going until the end of the night.

How did you find planning your wedding?

Planning the wedding was fun but a little overwhelming at times, the wedding team help you organise your thoughts so you soon start feeling more in control and focused.

What’s your favourite thing that the wedding team did?

The wedding team were extremely supportive, they were fully on board with what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble, you could tell they just wanted us to have the day we wanted.  Bunting was an important feature for us and Simon helped us design the layout so it didn’t cut off the view of the stage and worked well with the fairy lights – the result was stunning! Charlotte adapted the drinks package for us by including Saltaire brewery beers. Meaning the father of the bride was very happy.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known before planning your wedding?

If things start to get a bit stressful, make lists and try and do a couple of jobs each day.  Delegate often and don’t worry about asking for favors and making the most of your friends’ talents.

Any other tips for brides and grooms to be?

Don’t feel under pressure to do things just because it’s traditional/what’s expected.  Just make the wedding personal to you and the guests will love it, because they love you.

 

Beth & Johns Photo’s courtesy of: foxtailphotography.co.uk/

Monty & Sarah

Tell us how you got together, we love a love story.

We were set up in 2011 by a mutual friend who thought we were both nerds! As this was the sole reason he thought we were well matched neither of us had high hopes. We met at the High-Fi club in Leeds. We hit it off straight away and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

Was there anything that specifically attracted you to the venue?

When we both walked into the Main Hall at Victoria Hall our jaws hit the floor! We were both blown away by the grandeur of the room and we knew then and there that it was the place we wanted to get married. Right from our initial visit the staff at Victoria Hall were so accommodating and this cemented the deal for us.

How did you use the rooms?

We had a wedding ceremony in the York room upstairs. We had tea and scones after the ceremony in the Evans room. We had the wedding breakfast and reception in the Main Hall. We also used the lawns outside for photographs and lawn games.

What special touches did you do to make the day yours?

Our wedding was certainly a little different from the norm. We wanted to choose a theme that reflected our nerdy personalities so we went for a dinosaur theme!

Sarah hand-made all of the decorations for the day as we wanted to make it feel very personal.

We had tissue paper pom-poms lining the aisle and a vanity case of hankies for ‘happy tears’ in the York room. We signed the register to the Jurassic Park theme tune and we danced back down the aisle to 2 Unlimited.

In the Evans room we had two tables lined with vintage teapots, vintage teacups and vintage cake stands full of home made scones for our drinks reception. It was so nice to have a cup of tea after we’d said ‘I do’.

We named each table after a different species of dinosaur. We had vintage teapots filled with flowers stacked on vintage books as the centre pieces for each table. There were of course lots of little dinosaurs scattered around in the middle.

After the wedding breakfast we had a surprise for all our guests. When the speeches had finished the curtain was drawn back on the main stage to reveal a walking, roaring 8ft baby T-Rex! He certainly got a few looks from the residents of Saltaire!

We had our first dance to ‘walk the dinosaur’ and we even had two small dinosaurs on leads to dance around with.

How did you find planning your wedding?

We loved planning our quirky day and the whole team at the Victoria Hall were so helpful throughout the process. We were able to visit the venue as often as we wanted before the day and they answered all our questions in light speed time!

What’s your favourite thing that the wedding team did?

Is was Vicky’s idea to hire the giant walking, roaring 8ft baby T-Rex!

What do you know now that you wish you’d known before planning your wedding?

We couldn’t have wished for a better wedding day. The venue was perfect and we wouldn’t have changed anything with the benefit of hindsight.

Any other tips for brides and grooms to be?

Our only advice is to make the day as personal as you can. It’s worth putting the time and effort into all of the small details as it certainly makes the day more memorable for you and your guests.