Say ‘I do’ to the perfect wedding day

Acres of Beautiful Countryside

A picture perfect
Lakeside Marquee

Alrewas Hayes - Say ‘I do’ to our modern, countryside wedding venue in the heart of Staffordshire

Nestled alongside the picturesque Fradley in Lichfield, you will find Alrewas Hayes, a grade 2 listed manor house and countryside wedding venue. Exclusively yours for the day, our Queen Anne residence will sit perfectly as the backdrop to your ‘big day’ and our modern, contemporary interior will offer you and your guests an unrivalled level of comfort, style and beauty in Staffordshire.

Our light and airy converted barns and marquee are well suited for both intimate and grand weddings accommodating 30 to 700 for the more lavish event. Start planning the first day as Mr and Mrs by getting in touch and having a look around.

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Story of your day

The start of the best day of my life

An hour before the alarm goes off I wake up with my bridesmaids to a fit of giggles, coughs (a long story) and butterflies knowing this will be the best and first day of day of my life – the day I get married and becomes Mrs Page.

Beauty and bubbles in the Bridal Suite

We got to Alrewas Hayes just after 9 and went straight to the lakeside marquee and was immediately wowed by the already half completed venue decoration. Excitement and nerves were kicking in which were immediately calmed by a glass of bubbly in the bridal suite where I spent most of the morning having my hair and beauty done alongside my mum and bridesmaids.

It’s time to say ‘I do’

I met my dad just before 2pm and could see his sense of pride, I begin to well up walking down the aisle in The Gallery and never realised how poignant being ‘given away’ would be. Just thirty minutes later, our wedding ceremony is over, the registrar says ‘you may kiss the bride’, we become ‘Mr and Mrs’ surrounded by our closest family and friends.

Picture Perfect Canapés and Cocktails

After waking my little boy up who slept through the ceremony, it was time for a couple of photographs in the courtyard followed by lots of conversations, cocktails and canapés.

Laughter with Friends

Our day was only just starting as we headed into the beautiful Lakeside marquee for speeches. After an hour or so (which seemed like minutes) everyone (including myself) was both in laughter and in tears -the perfect appetiser for a hearty wedding meal.

The Wedding Breakfast begins…or should that be supper?

Seated beside my new husband overlooking the beautiful lake, our chosen dinner of Pan Fried Chicken arrives accompanied by our very own wines. After our meal, we snuck off for some additional, romantic photographs - set in the Hall and the Gallery at Dusk – which are now my favourites!

Let’s get the party started!

And relax! Seventy more friends and family arrived just after 7:30pm and that’s when the party started. Our beautifully decorated marquee came alive with our very own playlist and the venues changeable lighting set the mood for the evening.

Cutting the moves (and the cake) on the dance floor

After greeting more guests, it was time cut the cake and hit the dance floor. Our ‘first dance’ as man and wife was to <<song>> and I fondly think back to our wedding day when I hear it on the radio.

Shake your tail feather

Just after 9pm, our favourite soul band came on and got everyone up dancing.  The pretty big dance floor was packed and we had the time of our lives – literally.

Time for a nightcap

After a few last drinks at the bar, we headed off to the Bridal Suite, kicked off our shoes and had a long, relaxing, soothing bath in the stunning roll top and chatted about our amazing day and how we’d do it all over again if we could!

Peaceful, Rural Seclusion

From the moment you wake up you are surrounded by acres of countryside and wheat fields.

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