Yes this is the 6month before the wedding metting! So we went down and met with Laura, She was lovely, it was our first time metting her, we had been dealing with Anne but she will be off on Mat leave soon!! THe main reason for the meeting i suppose was getting the second deposit!!
We had printed out the checklist they had sent and decided on a lot of it, but she said no worries if we change things nearer the time.
So they wanted to know times of wedding and arrival etc. what our plan was for drinks reception and if we wanted any extra drinks or food. We went trough the room layout and named who would be at top table and they asked whether we would supply centrepieces, table plan etc, if we were having a sweet table or anything else that required setting up. They took names and numbers of videoman, photographer, cake baker, band and any extra entertainment too. We decided on a menu too, we are fairly decisive so had alot of these decisions made before we went in. They do a his n'hers dessert (he got to pick what the boys would have and i picked what the girls would have) I thought this was a great idea!!!
Anything we asked was not a problem, they are very good to deal with!! They also wanted a list of who was staying in the castle (we booked this out ourselves-kept it for family and paid for their rooms) so we assigned the rooms when we were there!! The only thing is we have a couple of familys going (parents with 3ish kids) and theres only one family rooom in the cottages and theres a liimit on the fold out beds/cots that will fit in the castle... so I dont know how we will work that one, will see nearer the time!!
Feels much more real now, after going through all that with them!!!
Hope your plans are coming along well!!!