OLD DOWN ESTATE BLOG

There are so many ways that you can make your entrance on your wedding day. Your choice of carriage to the venue may be extravagant, budget minded, or free! We’re all different, but if you’re struggling to make a choice, here are some of our favourite...

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Wondering whether you should be buying gifts for your wedding party? Wedding party gifts show sincere gratitude to your bridesmaids, groomsmen and parents. It’s a great way to reward the people who helped make your wedding day special. Your bridesmaids,...

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‘The weather outside is frightful, but the fires in the Manor at Old Down Estate are so delightful’…! See what we did there! There are so many lovely ways to embrace the season and make your wedding stand out during these chilly months! Check out our favourite things...

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Whether you’re more black-tie ballroom, barbecuing by the barn, or somewhere in between, here are our top tips for pulling off a gorgeous, glam wedding. The Venue Our magnificent Manor offers instant glam with its grand marble staircase, crystal chandeliers and...

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Last week, Clarence House announced the exciting news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now engaged – bringing a celebratory end to the proposal speculations that has surrounded them for many months. We couldn’t be happier for them and we are so...

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This week, we take a step back in time to explore the history of Old Down Estate; what it was and what has made it the stunning 5* wedding venue that it is today. Built in 1856, Old Down Estate was originally known as Fern Park before being sold to William Hartford, a...

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We have taken inspiration from Brides Magazine to bring you the wedding dress trends that will be huge in 2018. Your wedding dress is unique to you and your special day, so we recommend trying on as many different styles as possible – so you can see what works...

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Vintage weddings never go out of fashion; and quite honestly we can’t get enough of them! Whether you love 1930’s Art Deco and Great Gatsby-style luxury, or prefer a more homespun 1940’s look, a vintage wedding theme always looks great. The great...

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