Catherine & Daniel's Wedding Story
When my husband and I decided to finally tie the knot we hadn’t really given much thought to the how and the where.
We have been members at Trent Bridge since we met and to be honest it’s such a special place already that having our reception at the ground felt like a perfect fit. Whether you are a cricket fan or not Trent Bridge just takes your breath away.
From the moment we met with Jo to look around we knew it would all be perfect. We wanted a low key but romantic feel. We wanted less fuss and whilst we did our best to be organised, we were still very last minute in our decision making but Jo just made it work every time.
We loved everything about the venue. The room was perfect, big enough for all so it never felt like there were empty spaces but no one was on top of each other. A perfect dance floor with the most spectacular view! We had beautiful candles, white linen, so many fairy lights!!! It looked classy during the day and at night it sparkled.
The staff were so brilliant and served the most wonderful menu. Mass catering can be such a risk but I have to say the food was superb and we had so many people compliment the menu which really made our day. Nothing was too much trouble and the bits we wanted to add were done seamlessly and with such attention to detail I couldn’t quite believe our luck!
We started the weekend on such a high too as we were invited out onto the pitch at the T20 on the Friday night, the night before the wedding. It made us feel thoroughly at home. Dan met us and introduced us to the players and officials and the photos he took of us out in the middle are a lovely memory we will treasure. Such a nice and unexpected touch.
We were so lucky that we also got to watch the Riverside festival fireworks from the best place - we all drifted in and out with drinks in hand in the warm summer evening breeze. It really was such a special day.
A real ace for the day was playing cricket on the outfield with all the kids ..... everyone joined in and we had a ball!
We waltzed out that night and when we drifted back the next day everything we had brought in to decorate had been carefully collected up and was ready for an easy collection. We came and went in the run up to the wedding and were, without exception, assisted by the kindest staff ever. Nothing, literally, was too much trouble.
We still have the pleasure of saying hi to those who helped us with our big day every time we go to the ground - it’s such a lovely and continuing touch of kindness.
We have had so many compliments on the food, the people and the venue. What more can I say? It was perfection. The best decision we made, aside from deciding to get married of course!
I think the photos show how happy we were!
To anyone considering this as your venue don’t hesitate you won’t regret it.
Thank you and thank you again to Jo and all the team at the ground who made our day so very special.