After the thrill of your engagement, comes the task of planning your dream day. Whether it’s 2 months or 2 years away, there’s a checklist of essentials to consider from deciding where you want to get married, to dress shopping, planning a honeymoon and organising your RSVP list.
When couples approach us, they normally have a date or time of year in mind and their search for venues is underway. They've come accross the Bingham either by word or mouth, or by looking for properties by the River, or spaces in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey or London (or nearabouts). If couples like what they see on our website, their wedding dates are available and we can accommodate their number of guests (we have capacity for 90-120 seated and 150 standing with 15 bedrooms), then we encourage them to come in and have a look. The 'show-around', a golden hour, allows them to view the house, meet the people who work with them all the way through and understand whether they can ‘see’ themselves at the Bingham surrounded by their friends and family.
Our show-around starts in the bar over a glass of fizz or a hot drink over which we like to hear how couples see their big day taking shape so we can tailor the visit accordingly. We’ll take a tour of the house; show some bedrooms (if available), the Garden Rooms, terrace, garden and river. We’ll walk through a similar journey to the one they've shared with us and show it from their viewpoint and that of their guests.
We leave a little time at the end to show images of how other couples have personalised the spaces and different layouts; advise on timings of the day and offer some insight on what might work for them. We can also talk about food, drinks and refreshments and how that tends to work.
By the end of the show-around, it's our aim that each couple know whether the Bingham feels right for them and we’ll be able to start building a proposal that fits with the purse strings and which we send on soon after.
Show arounds can be booked with a few days notice throughout the week, some evenings and over the weekends.