This resource will hopefully address everything, but if you have any questions that are not covered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Jon (not Jenna) at +1 415 524 3689 ;)
What can I expect?
Even if you've never been to the UK, you're probably already familiar with what is stereotypical British weather (temperate, changeable). But a glorious sunny summer's day in the English countryside is unlike any other (manifesting blue skies and a slight breeze!). 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.
What should I pack?
Are events taking place on grass?
What is considered Black Tie attire?
It is recommended to bring a shawl or light jacket with you to the events as the English summer evenings can be chilly. *Rain wear?
Most events will have elements occurring on grass or uneven surfaces (gravel pathways, cobblestone etc.). Ladies, please keep this in mind when selecting your footwear (chunkier heels, wedges, flats are recommended)! The wedding reception and after party will take place on a hard surface.
Please find a Pinterest board of formal event attire below; this is purely meant to be inspiration so far as it’s helpful, but do you!
- Cocktail Inspiration
- Black Tie Inspiration
When should I arrive/depart?
Where should I sleep?
What should I do?
We, of course, would like you to partake in as many of the events as possible, but we suggest arriving no later than Friday evening, Sept 8th, to join us at the welcome reception before the wedding on Saturday, September 9th. *If you are planning to arrive earlier in the week and are interested in our itinerary, let us know!
We know that most people usually want to travel and get back home on Sunday, so there will be no formal event. We will be providing catering at the Cottage complex if anyone wishes to join. If you'd like, feel free to stop by anytime between 10am - 1pm.
Please reference the Travel & Stay page to select your accommodations based on your preferences.
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?
How should I get from the airport to the Cotswolds?
What's the best way to get around the Cotswolds?
Is there parking at Sudeley Castle?
All of our wedding activities will be within a 15-20 minute drive and transportation will be provided to and from all of the events (Pick Up/Drop Off Points: Sudeley Cottages, The Lion Inn, No. 131 Cheltenham only).
If traveling directly to the Cotswolds from Heathrow, we recommend a taxi/car service or the train. See the Travel & Stay page for more information.
While Uber is available in the area, it can be difficult to connect to drivers in the countryside, sometimes with long wait times (especially in the small town of Winchcombe). We recommend using the local Taxi companies listed below and booking any ground transportation in advance.
- Spa Taxi - 01242 807666 spa-tax.com
- Starline Taxis - 01242 250250 starlinetaxis.com
- A2B Taxis - 01242 580580
- Cheltenham Taxis - 01242 790019 727
- Taxis - 01242 523523
- Dial a Cab (7 seater) - 01242 242424
Sudeley Castle offers free on-site parking (address below):
Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Can I bring a plus one?
When is the RSVP deadline?
Where can I note dietary restrictions?
We'd love to give all of our guests the chance to let their hair down without having to worry about little eyes and ears, so we politely request no babies or children on the wedding day.
Regretfully, due to venue limitations, we are only able to accommodate those named on the invitations.
We are encouraging early RSVP's, but the official last date to RSVP is 1 June, 2023.
You may note dietary restrictions on your RSVP.
There will be photographers for the day but we think the best candid photos are taken by guests. So that we can see these, please upload your photos to our Google Drive if you're sharing photos/videos of the day.