Weddings at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts involve spending your special day in a variety of stunning rural and urban locations, where you and your guests can make use of all encompassing event, dining and accommodation spaces.
We spoke to Caroline, Wedding & Events Manager at Houstoun House, who explained how her role ensures everything runs smoothly on the day.
Meal and Evening Entertainment
Once the bride and groom have seen their room and are happy with everything (after I've moved all their luggage to the Honeymoon Suite and placed in a card and bottle of fizz from all the staff) - it would then be time to make sure everything is right in the main room.
This includes making sure the favours are where they should be, and that the décor and table places are all correct. The piper would start playing again and point guests into the room for food and speeches - the latter of which would usually last around half an hour.
Once the meal and speeches are done, we turn the room around for an evening of entertainment on the dance floor. It's been great that we get to do this again after COVID-19 restrictions.
I always watch the first dance, this is a really special moment to me. I get to know my couples on a really close level, so to be able to watch their first dance before I leave is one of my favourite parts of the day and often leaves me emotional!
"Everything was perfect from the weather to the setting, the interior of the Houstoun suite, the food, drink, our singer, the entire staff, especially you. We were so lucky to have you as our wedding co-ordinator and we would never have had such a memorable experience without your loveliness and amazing attention to detail. It was just a pleasure so thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Des & Ryan
Made by Caroline
We really want people to make it their own and bring their personalities and their love story to the day in as many ways as possible – because it’s what makes it unique and it brings everyone together.
Caroline - Wedding Co-ordinater