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When should I arrive/depart?
We suggest arriving no later than Friday afternoon, September 8th, in order to join us at the Welcome Party before the wedding on Saturday, September 9th. If you are stopping by for the Cheerio Brunch on Sunday, September 10, plan to request a late check-out that morning if you want to depart the Cotswolds that afternoon. Details of all events are on the Weekend Events page to help you plan your travel accordingly.
Where should I stay?
Please reference the "Where to Stay" page to select your accommodations. Options range from cottages for groups, B&B for something casual and cozy, and luxury for those who need a bit of comfort and style.
What should I do?
We've created this Google Maps as a resource for those looking to check out more of the Cotswolds Villages and surrounding area!
Will transportation be provided?
All of our wedding activities will be within a 15-20 minute drive and accessible via Taxis. Please note that there will be arranged transportation to/from some of the events. Please visit the Weekend Events page for more information on timing and pick up/drop off points.
How should I get from the airport to the Cotswolds?
If traveling directly to the Cotswolds from the airport, we suggest booking a car transfer service in advance. See the "Getting to the Cotswolds" page for more information and recommended companies.
What's the best way to get around the Cotswolds?
While Uber is available in the area, it can be difficult to connect to drivers in the countryside. Please see the "Once You're There" page for recommended local Taxi companies.
Is there parking at Sudeley Castle?
Sudeley Castle offers free on-site parking (address below). If you choose to drive to the Castle for the wedding, you can leave your car overnight and come back after 10:00am Sunday morning to collect it by going through the Visitors Centre to gain access.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens
What should I pack?
Most events will take place in an outdoor (covered) space so it's recommended to bring a shawl or light jacket with you to the events as the English summer evenings can be chilly.
Are events taking place on grass?
Some events will involve grass or uneven surfaces (gravel pathways, cobblestones, etc.). Ladies - please keep this in mind when selecting your footwear.
What is considered Black Tie (Optional) attire?
Black Tie (Optional) is a formal affair, typically featuring long dresses/evening gowns for ladies and tuxedos or lounge suits for gentlemen. All colors, fun hats and fascinators are welcome! See the Pinterest board HERE for formal attire inspiration. This is purely meant to provide inspiration but by all means, you do you!
What is considered cocktail attire? and do i need to dress in masquerade theme?
Cocktail attire is a semi-formal affair, featuring party dresses for ladies and pants and button downs for gents. Dressing up is by no means mandatory, and accessories will be provided for ease - but we encourage guests to lean in and have some fun! A little context on what inspired the theme choice: our venue, Hotel No. 131 in Cheltenham, is a Regency-era building, which was a period in time well known for the mystique and charm of Masquerade Balls and costumed fun! See the Pinterest board HERE for cocktail attire inspiration, with a Masquerade twist!
What can I expect?
Even if you've never been to the UK, you're probably already familiar with stereotypical British weather (temperate and rainy). But a glorious, sunny summer's day in the English countryside is unlike any other (manifesting blue skies!). If we're being technical, the average temperature for September is 65º F (18º C) with chilly evenings. Most events will take place outside (weather permitting) so best to check the forecast in advance.
In order to keep numbers within venue capacity, we are unfortunately only able to invite children of immediate family who will be in the wedding party. We also thought you might like a day off!
If you are traveling with children, please note that they are more than welcome to attend the daytime events - Pub Lunch and the Sunday Brunch. For the wedding day, we have been given the names of these local babysitting services: The Hotel Nanny, Little Step Agency or Elf Sitters.
Can I bring a plus one?
Regretfully, due to venue limitations, we are only able to accommodate those named on the invitations.
When is the RSVP deadline?
We're encouraging RSVP's to be sent by the end of June but if you need a little extra time, just drop us a line. Also, if it's easier, feel free to RSVP via email and just be sure to note your entrée selection.
What if i have food allergies?
Food allergies or restrictions can be noted on your RSVP card. If you forget please let us know via email.
Wedding party details?
International travel support?
We know international travel is a lift and would love to make things easier on our guests wherever possible. We can direct you to several resources which are useful for finding affordable transatlantic fares. One airline in particular, Norse Airways (formerly Norwegian), recently opened up their full US flight schedule into London Gatwick and offer non-stop, economy roundtrip fares at affordable prices. For more information on Norse Airways, read here.
We would also be happy to help coordinate those individuals and couples who are sharing cottages to make things more cost-effective. We strongly encourage you to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Who is your on the ground contact?
You may get in touch with our fabulous wedding planner, Grace, at +44 7795 096226, if you need more urgent assistance.