| WHAT’S NEW | Having a natter with Honeysuckle & Castle
The team over at Honeysuckle and Castle have a lot to celebrate. Not only are they embarking on their 10th year in business this year, they are also excited to be adding a new and rather gorgeous wedding venue to their curated collection of East Midlands wedding venues – The Kedleston. We have a chat with the sisters behind this successful business, Helen & Sally;
“It has always been a dream of ours to have our very own ‘Honeysuckle Castle‘ venue and as we enter our 10th year of business and our dream looks to be turning a reality, we couldn’t help but widely open our portfolio doors to the much loved Kedleston Country House. It seemed like the perfect time for us to not only add a new venue to our portfolio, but to put the ‘Honeysuckle & Castle‘ stamp on a wedding venue that was already established within the area”, says Helen.
She continues, “The Kedleston Country House is just a stones’ throw away from the historic Kedleston Hall; a venue which we also currently have the pleasure of coordinating weddings at. However, the National Trust have plans and projects here that have meant we have put a pause to the wedding bookings. This doesn’t stop us from using the breath taking grounds of Kedleston Hall for photos though, which is something we are offering our Kedleston Country House couples in our wedding packages*.
The Kedleston Country House is a stunning Georgian-Adams property and has been transformed into a modern country house with rolling countryside views. The house was originally designed in 1760, as the coaching inn for Kedleston Hall, and it was reopened in 2015 by Derby Brewing Company. Lovingly refurbished with unique touches from local craftsmen, the house is cosy yet inviting, with hidden nooks nestled in every corner.
“We are delighted to be celebrating 10 years in the wedding industry. We have had the pleasure of working alongside some amazing people, from our lovely brides and grooms – past and present – as well as fantastic, hard-working wedding suppliers too,” said Helen.
“Our team has expanded in the space of ten years and we are lucky enough to work alongside staff that are a real credit to Honeysuckle & Castle, and continue to allow our business to grow.”