Such a memorable day…

February 14, 2014 - Helen Chivers


On a day when love is in the air, when best to share memories of a wonderful wedding day held at the American Museum. Newly-wed Helen Chivers tells of her experience.

Are you considering where to hold the most important day of your life?  This is the decision myself and my fiancé had to make in 2012 after he proposed.  My now husband had been to the American Museum and loved the views and wondered if we could get married there.  We found out it was possible and put the wheels in motion.  We were in regular contact with the Deputy Director to discuss what we could do and what the Museum would do for us.  We were given a list of caterers and able to choose the food we wanted.  We were given the choice of just having the Stables or having the Stables as well as the Coach House.  Even though we were having a small affair we wanted everybody to enjoy the full environment offered by the Museum.  This is also the reason we wanted the wedding on a Monday so we have full use of the grounds without the visitors observing.

Chivers Cars

We both visited the Stables and Coach House the day before and everything was in order and we were reassured that everything would be organised by the following day.

My husband arrived early and was happy to find both rooms decorated as we had requested, the chairs arranged and the caterers in full preparation mode.

By the time I arrived everybody was just waiting for me!  I didn’t have anything to worry about it was all organised and I was allowed to enjoy the day, even though it went so fast. 

We wanted to use the Stables for both the ceremony and the meal.  This was achieved without any hassle or inconvenience.  We had no problems throughout the day, whether that be for the caterers, our photographer or the guests arriving.

Chivers Speech

It was such a memorable day and I wish I could do it all over again tomorrow.  The location is perfect.

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