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How to ensure your bridesmaids dress to impress

We recently spotted a photo from the States with bridesmaids in black dresses. That might not immediately strike you as appropriate, but actually they looked great! And it got us to thinking about how you choose from the many colours and styles available for your bridesmaids. Reflect the season Seasonal colours are always a nice […]

Bake Off prompts thoughts of wedding cakes

You’ve probably noticed that Bake Off is back – and what a way to start, with glorious cakes galore! Including the iconic Bake Off intro chocolate cake with its infamous ‘missing raspberry’. Did you notice that one of the layer cakes was cutely designed as a mini wedding cake? Which got us thinking about all […]

Your Wedding Website

Over recent years it’s become more of a thing to have a dedicated wedding website. But is it something you really need? Wedding websites provide a central place to include details about your wedding day, from location, dress code and travel and accommodation suggestions right through to wedding gifts. Wedding websites really can save you […]

Spring weddings at Escot

Despite a drizzly start to Spring, we have had some sunny days and the weather is slowly warming up. Our wedding season is soon to start and we have our fingers crossed for clement days ahead. Each season brings something special to a wedding, the long, heady Summer days, the Autumn colours, Winter’s intimacy. Spring […]

Wedding photography at Escot Part One

We’re just in the process of creating a new photobook to show couples visiting Escot for showrounds. It’s a great way to give a really good feel of how the house can look when it’s all primped up for weddings and receptions. For the book, we’ve chosen mainly images from weddings over the past couple […]

Popping the question at Christmas

Popping the question at Christmas

It might seem surprising that the most popular day for someone to pop the question is Christmas Eve. Most of us assume that it’s Valentine’s Day – but that trails behind Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve! So, what might you need to think about if you’re going to propose on Christmas Eve? Privacy Do […]

Our most requested wedding food

At Escot House, all our wedding food is made by us, on the premises. Lady Kennaway aka Lucy heads up the catering herself. We thought it would be fun to ask Lucy which dishes were most requested over the past year. It turns out there’s a real mix! Top 4 Starters Smoked mackerel pate Mozzarella […]

How about a Harpist for your wedding?

Live music at a wedding adds to the magic of the day. And while there are many different genres to choose from, one extra special type is the harp. The instrument has been around for thousands of years, allegedly further back than 3000 BC in ancient Mesopotamia. Harp music has an ethereal quality that brings […]

Getting married during a heatwave?

We often talk about what you can do to keep you and your guests warm and toasty if you’re getting married in winter – but what if your wedding falls during a heatwave, as we’re experiencing at the moment? Being too hot is almost as bad as being too cold. If you know in advance […]

Local gin for a tasty wedding favour

Wedding favours come in all shapes and sizes these days! From sweets and treats to wildflower seeds, trinkets and candles – there’s so much choice. Or how about a snifter of alcohol! Here in the West Country we’re fortunate to have lots of wonderful artisan spirits made locally by independent producers. Black Cow Vodka, Black […]

The Wedding Express

We love discovering new ideas for our wedding parties to consider – and this one is a real winner! The Wedding Express is a portable miniature railway that can come to Escot as part of your wedding fun. It can be used as an unusual backdrop for your wedding photographs, or as a wonderful ride […]

Wedding Package

There’s no doubt that weddings can be pricey – estimates vary but a ‘typical’ wedding can cost as much as £30,000. But as the cost of living rockets, couples may prefer to spend a little less on their wedding day and keep funds safely tucked away for a rainy day. Here at Escot we are […]

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