Bigger is not always better when it comes to weddings

When many start planning their own wedding, thoughts of the ultimate guest list, and over the top wants, with the thinking that “bigger is better”, is not always the way to go. And with Covid thrown into the mix, it’s probably not the best idea.

We at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa believe there is something more memorable about having an intimate wedding with those who are really important to you, who have been there for you, and not about those who are just wanting to enjoy a party on your budget.

Granny Mouse’s General Manager, Sean Granger, provides some tips for that perfect intimate wedding.

The first tip: make it a destination wedding. You would far rather enjoy all of the wedding elements being in one place than having to trek from one place to the next. This would include the pre-wedding dress up, snacks, ceremony, pictures and that after-the-nuptials feast.

There is no need for mikes and loads of speeches, rather just include the important ones.

Have a table of unity where it captures the vibe of the area and scenery, especially for wedding numbers set from 10 – 20. Just the perfect no-stress wedding you could ever ask for. You can even experiment with different seating formats; consider picnic blankets, bean bags or alternating chairs.

For the foodies, the beauty of Granny Mouse and having a small wedding, is it allows you the budget to indulge in true culinary cuisine. The culinary artists at Granny Mouse are constantly creating bespoke foodie creations that will blow you away.

The best part about a small wedding at a bespoke destination is that no one needs to drive off into the night. With the Lockdown curfew in place, Granny Mouse offers luxury accommodation for wedding guests, so everyone can relax, take a few strides and head to their own bed, making for safe travels.

Whether you have a big or small wedding, why not explore all that the Midlands has to offer by enjoying a hot air balloon ride, visiting the quaint community farm stalls, finding local buys that are unique, indulging in some cheese, wine or beer tastings or just taking a walk in the countryside. This can all be done either before the wedding, to calm the nerves, or after the wedding, to allow you and your new spouse quality time together or additional time spent with family and friends. Whatever you choose, ensure it is the wedding you and your partner want, and that ends with your very own happily ever after.

To find out more about weddings and receptions at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa simply go to or give them a call on 033 234 4071


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