Here at Ann’s Designer Cakes, we are really proud of the relationships that we have built up with the wedding and events venues that we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years.
Successful events don’t just happen. Communication, organisation and an abundance of co-operation are needed to ensure that our client’s requirements are met to the highest standard. So it’s crucial that venues and suppliers work well together in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Which is why we like to show our appreciation to our fellow wedding and events suppliers and introduce them personally as our partners within the industry over here on the blog.
We’ve been so fortunate to work with some amazing venues and today we’d like to introduce a venue that has been so supportive and loyal to our business for many years now.
A unique wedding venue that feels like a home from home and one that we absolutely love recommending, Nonsuch Mansion.
Situated within the beautiful, manicured grounds of Nonsuch Park, the Mansion is a hidden Georgian Gem. Dated back to the late eighteenth century, the venue is steeped in history. It is now a Grade II listed building, available to hire and host an array of weddings and celebrations.
The venue prides itself on being an exclusive use venue where there will only ever be one wedding per day, giving couples that all-important unique feeling and focus that most hope to receive on their wedding day.
A Unique & Intimate Wedding Venue
We recently invited Michelle Kimpton from the lovely events team at Nonsuch Mansion, to give us more insight into this beautiful hidden gem of a wedding venue.
Introduce us to Nonsuch Mansion for anyone who is new to your venue…
Nonsuch Mansion has some wonderful history – standing on the east side of Nonsuch Park close to the site of Henry VIII’s infamous Nonsuch Palace.
For many centuries, all that remained of the palace were ruins, memories and the name – Nonsuch. The unusual name derives from the old English language as Henry VIII describes there is “nonsuch place to rival its beauty and magnificence”.
This spirit was reborn under the reign of George III when a series of wealthy families built their mansion homes within the park, evolving it over time into the fabulous Grade-II listed building that you see today.
Steeped in History
The original building dates from the late 18th century, but the greater part, including the south front and the staterooms, were rebuilt for Samuel Farmer between 1802 and 1806. He commissioned visionary architect Jeffrey Wyatt to recreate a “modern echo” of Henry’s Palace, elegant staterooms, striking parapets and stunning gardens, all graciously mirroring their majestic predecessor. Wyatt’s distinctive Tudor Gothic style can also be seen at another well-known event venue, his masterpiece Windsor Castle.
The Farmer Family owned Nonsuch Mansion until 1937. It was then sold to a group of local authorities who still manage the park today. This means that the site can now be the venue for your next great event!
What’s been your most unusual or quirky wedding request?
A couple wanting to arrive at the venue by hot air balloon!
What themes or styles work best at your wedding venue?
The really special thing about Nonsuch is that all themes and styles look incredible. We have had the bright and bold, country garden, minimal with natural touches to vintage classic and all perfectly suited the venue.
What would you say makes Nonsuch Mansion unique as a wedding venue?
We have a truly dedicated events team. We assist couples throughout the planning process along with running the whole day from start to finish.
For more information or to inquire about availability and rates at Nonsuch Mansion visit their website here.