Stacey & Callum's Wedding Story
The Ford park staff were great. Everything ran smoothly on the day with only a couple of things I was a little gutted with but nothing that spoilt the day, such as: we had hands made most of the wedding. Both me and my (now) husband worked on making over 50 bottle balancers (just a piece of wood cut at 45 degree angle with a 38mm hole drilled through the middle near the top) we painted them and even engraved then with a laser. I asked one of the members of staff to please put a couple of bottles in the balancers so that my guests would know what they are. However due to the fact that the members of staff dealing with the wedding kept changing this detail was not passed down. Nonetheless my two bridesmaids and mother all showed the people of their tables how they worked and I eventually went table hopping to have a quick chat with everyone and showed the other two tables how they worked. As well as leading by example of the top table I had both bottle balancers in use.
Other than that the venue was lovely the staff were friendly. Especially when the CEO came over and introduced herself and assured us everything would go smoothly, and also attended the day to do so.
After my evening venue cancelled on me, I turned to Facebook and asked all the local groups for help. Liam, the owner of the Custom House (Barrow-in-Furness) got in touch with me and said "come in have a look around and we will do whatever we can to help make it a great night for you, if you're interested."
The decor is stunning, elegant and perfect for the occasion. With having the main restaurant as our eating, drinking and chatting room, we had access to the cellar which we had as our "games room. The venue have recently done a cocktail bar that they turned into a fun and trendy dancing area, which most people didn't want to leave. To top it off we were also given access to the play zone area for the kids to go and burn of all the sugar fuelled energy of the sweet table we set up.
The staff were so lovely, fun loving and went above and beyond such as:
Simon (the absolute legend that took care of everything) who not only had such a calm demeanour about everything, took everything in his stride and anytime anything seemed to be a problem he had x,y & z solutions.
We gave our guests bottle balancers as wedding favours, Simon grabbed some fun looking bottles, stuffed some lights inside and had them balancing all over the venue, when all I requested was a couple of empty wine bottles (got so much more, looked so much better).
I'm afraid I didn't get the ladies name that was present when I discussed with Simon about cutting the cake.
I asked Simon if they had any cake cutting knives he showed me a couple of chef knives (I was more than happy to use) as I lived away I didn't want to buy some and then have the stress of one more thing to remember. His colleague then came over and said, "I have some from my wedding, you're more than welcome to use."
Unfortunately I personally didn't get chance to taste the food (until the next day which was still very tasty) but all of my guests were raving at how amazing the food was, especially how the chef made a separate table of gluten free and vegan food. My GF and V friends were very happy about this as they don't usually get such a selection.
So from the bottom of my heart I would like to say a huge, well done and thank you for hosting your first wedding and making it a huge success of fun and laughter. Could not have been any happier with the service.