Original Wedding Date : 11th July 2020
Wedding Status : Celebrations pending for July 2021
Our original wedding date was booked for 11th July back in 2020. We loved the venue’s intimate atmosphere, exclusivity and fabulous décor and immediately knew it was the venue was for us. Their 2-night wedding experience was just what we were looking for and we loved the idea of being able to have all our family with us the night before and the night of the wedding.
When lockdown hit in April, it became clear our wedding would be impacted by the COVID pandemic. Throughout the national lockdown, the Team at Ellingham communicated with us regularly and were transparent and honest with us from the beginning.
One of the best things about this whole situation was Ellingham allowed us to put a backup date in place a couple of months before our original date was due to take place. This reduced a lot of anxiety/worrying and enabled us to make a decision that was right for us, when it was right for us. There was some relief but also a lot of gratitude to the team at Ellingham for making it possible – we cannot thank the team enough for all they have done for us, when they say they are only a phone call or email away they really mean it. Since the point we moved our date, we have felt excitement towards our new date.
The Ellingham Team have been amazing throughout – they have done their best to accommodate all our needs and requests, and they really do have their couple’s interests and feelings at the core of what they do – I actually feel like I have made some good friends!
Looking to July next year, we really cannot wait to have our closest family and friends around us for a couple of days. We feel we are going to appreciate the happy times so much more. One thing we are the most excited about is the arrival the day before the wedding and having a BBQ with everyone the night before. I also can’t wait to Wendy a big hug!
If there’s any advice we could give to couples finding themselves in the same position, it’s to communicate with your venue and suppliers; if you are not sure what to do- ask them, if you are feeling un easy about something- talk to them. The way Ellingham and our suppliers have been with us has been amazing, we could not ask for anymore. Finally, remember everyone is in the same situation, be patient and kind; the happy times will return.