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Winning Couple’s Wedding Reception In Wanborough’s Great Barn

Published on: 9 Aug, 2022
Updated on: 9 Aug, 2022

Winning couple, Shani Elliott and Pete Bennett, celebrated their wedding in the magnificent setting of the Great Barn at Wanborough after tying the knot at St Mark’s Wyke in Normandy on June 25.

They had come second in a competition for free use of the barn for three days as well as Wanborough Village Hall. But lucky for them, the winners had to pull out leaving them with the wonderful star prize.

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Now Mr and Mrs Bennett, the stunning bride, Shani and handsome groom, Pete, in the Great Barn at Wanborough on their special day.

The stunning bride, Shani said: “We both feel incredibly blessed to have celebrated our wedding at the Great Barn Wanborough, it really is a hidden gem.

“The barn is firmly rooted in my family history and it seemed fitting that we celebrated our wedding there, it provided us with everything we wanted and more.

“Kim, together with the local suppliers that we chose to cater, decorate, and photograph all worked together to give us the best day of our lives.”

Groom Pete Bennett said: “It is a day we simply did not want to finish and easily the best day of our lives.

“Thank you so much to everyone at the barn for making this day possible and giving us the most beautiful backdrop for our celebration. We can’t thank you
enough – this day, and this place will forever be in our fondest memories.”

Mr and Mrs Bennett and their guests at the Great Barn in Wanborough.

Great Barn volunteer Kim Eden said: “We are thrilled that the couple and their guests had a fantastic day.

“Shani and Pete are a special couple, the day was filled with thoughtful touches for others. They have been a wonderful couple to work with. From all of us on the Wanborough Barn Committee. we wish them all the best for their new journey together.

“Thanks so much to The Guildford Dragon NEWS for reporting our celebration of the wedding industry, which is such an important contributor to society and the economy.

“There are approximately 280,000 weddings every year in the UK. Over 260,000 weddings were postponed in 2020. Over 250,000 people depend on work related to delivering a wedding day itself. It is a worthy industry to celebrate for this and so many more reasons.”

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Responses to Winning Couple’s Wedding Reception In Wanborough’s Great Barn

  1. Kim Eden Reply

    August 10, 2022 at 10:50 am

    It was a brilliant day. The suppliers in this industry are amazing and this was a great example.

    Hannah Macgregor photo and film, hayloft floral, prestige lighting, total hospitality, rsvp, wise monkeys and many more. Contributing to a beautiful celebration.

  2. Pete Bennett Reply

    August 10, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Thank you so much for posting this, we had such a fabulous wedding day at Wanborough.

    Thanks also must be given to Total Hospitality (caterers) who did a fantastic job of feeding our guests, Hannah MacGregor (photographer) and Caroline from Hayloft Floral who created the most wonderful arrangements for the church and barn and the Wise Monkeys (amazing local band).

    Kim Eden from the barn was superb in helping everything happen smoothly for us. We couldn’t have wished for a better experience on our wedding day.

    Thank you again!

  3. Mary Adkins Reply

    August 10, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    What a lovely article. It’s great to read some good news in our community. The Great Barn at Wanborough looks stunning, and so do the happy couple.

  4. Stephen Callender Reply

    August 11, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    I’s amazing that such a wonderful wooden building has survived for 630 years and what a great place to enjoy a wedding. So grand, so full of history and yet so perfect for a celebration!

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