Today, we’re so excited to bring you the first of a series of articles we’ll be writing about Staffordshire’s newest wedding venue.
We’ve been talking to Abigail, the Senior Events Co-ordinator, and this is what she told us about Standon Hall.
“Joanne and Andrey Magiy purchased Standon Hall over Christmas as a new venture to embark on in 2019, as they both live and work locally in Eccleshall. Joanne already has a vast amount of experience with the Staffordshire wedding market, as owner of Buttercups & Daisies floristry.”
“Standon Hall was originally built in the 1900’s to the design of Liverpool architect James Francis Doyle. As you pull into the sweeping driveway, you will be greeted by the serene, green grounds and the beautiful large stone exterior of the Grade II listed building. We are hoping to perfectly juxtapose the historic grandeur of the exterior of the former Manor House with modern, contemporary and unique designs for the interior.”
“We will be keeping a nod to its yesteryears by utilising many of its original features, such as the stone mullions and carvings, rich wood panelling and large open fires.”
“The Hall has sadly been unused for the past 3 years and we are currently working on converting it into a bespoke wedding venue, which will be exclusive-use, and are hoping to be ready by 2020.”
“We are already working on ideas for the renovation, while the architects work on the plans; we have three amazing spaces that we think would make for lovely function rooms, and lead couples and their guests through their day easily. All three rooms are light and airy with a central feature of the original fireplace and wooden panelling.”
“We are hoping these rooms and our Bridal suite, together with a couple of suites for guests, will be ready as part of phase 1 of the renovation.”
“In the future, as part of phase 2 and beyond, we are hoping for more guest suites, a gorgeous pavilion for outdoor ceremonies, and a landscaped lawn to top off the surrounding greenery of the countryside.”
“There is one particular spot that we are most excited about – it is the striking wooden staircase set in front of large panels of stained glass windows – we can already envisage the photo opportunities.”
“The venue is currently undergoing the licensing process, which we hope to achieve in September. When we have achieved the licensing we will be able to take bookings, but until then we can answer any questions and take enquiries by email.”
Well, we think Standon Hall looks absolutely stunning, even before the renovations, and we can’t wait to update you on progress in a few months’ time.