Jenny Knight is the Surrey wedding celebrant and founder of Knight Ceremonies. She writes and conducts completely bespoke and personal ceremonies for couples across the south east. Professionally trained and insured, she has 22 years experience as a wedding planner and consultant which allows her to guide you through the flow of your ceremony, and indeed can provide useful information to enable you to plan the rest of your special day.
Unlike registrars, celebrants are able to conduct ceremonies, anywhere, at anytime and containing any music or wording that you choose. The ceremony can be as formal or relaxed as you like, and can include elements of the traditional (exchange of vows and rings etc), and even more unusual or off-beat ideas!
Kimberley is an experienced freelance makeup artist. During her time as a makeup artist she has had the pleasure of working with many brides, helping to create their perfect wedding day makeup. Kimberley takes pride in her work and ensures each bride has an enjoyable make-up experience. She loves creating different makeup styles as wedding makeup can range from natural and fresh or glamorous and celebrity inspired looks to vintage and smokey eyes. If you'd like to book a makeup trial or find out more about the services Kimberley provides, please get in touch.
Tania is a highly experienced mobile Makeup Artist specialising in Airbrush Makeup and has over 20 years experience in the makeup industry.
Weddings are her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge regarding them having worked with hundreds of Brides/Bridesmaids and Mum's of the Brides over the years.
She loves to show her clients how amazing they can look on their wedding day and can create looks to suit every clients requirement whether that be soft and natural or full on glamour.
Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist for 2014/15/16/17 and 2018 for London and the South East.
To find out more information and to see pictures of her Brides visit her Website or Instagram page.
Dorking based Dapper & Suave stock vintage bowties from the 1960s and 70s but more importantly have embraced self-taught creativity skills to handcraft lapel pins, bowties, ties, cufflinks and pocket squares. Get in touch with Rob and Jason to buy or create unique accessories for your special day or just your everyday look.
Mobile: 07757 76004
A stunning bridal boutique in the heart of Dorking, located in the main shopping high street. Offering first class service, a friendly and warm welcome and private appointments, Hannah offers her brides an exclusive and unforgettable experience with their nearest and dearest. With a wide variety of unique and stylish gowns, BRIDE by Aster offers a relaxed atmosphere and the chance to feel totally at ease in your very own fantasy dressing room.
Tel: 01306 880 567
Hetty's Cake House creates beautiful cakes of the highest standard, whilst combining a fair price for the quality of work received.
Helen specialises in traditional to contemporary wedding cakes as well as designing and making pretty cookie favours which can each be personalised and used as table place settings.
Complimentary tasting consultations are available to book on request, please get in touch for more information.
Tel: 01403 790376 | 07825 987084
Cake Designer of the year 2018 in the South East - The English Wedding Awards.
Nominee for BrideBooks wedding awards 2019! Please leave me a review if you have a moment.
Stable Cottage Cakes is a trusted and recommended wedding cake supplier for many local venues.
Ink & Thimble is a bespoke Wedding Stationery and Embroidery service created by illustrator and designer, Julia Bethan. Specialising in illustration, calligraphy, and bespoke embroidered items, this service prides itself on handcrafted authenticity and customer experience. inspired by individuality, Ink & Thimble is wholly committed to creating unique and memorable items to both enhance your special day, and be cherished as keepsakes for many years to come.
Nicola is one of the UK's busiest wedding harpists, with years of experience providing beautiful music to accompany extra special wedding days.
The harp can provide beautiful, romantic music for different parts of your special day. From making a magical entrance, to entertaining during a drinks reception or providing soothing background music during the wedding breakfast, music can be tailored to create the atmosphere that is right for your day with Nicola arranging music specially for each couple who she plays for.
Tel: 07792 202654
Altitude Events is a family run business supplying a wide range of indoor and outdoor games and activities such as the 9-Hole Crazy Golf, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, a Magic Mirror, Giant Scalextric and many other Inflatables, Pub Games and Electronic Games. We will add a huge fun-element to your wedding day, ensuring your guests are kept entertained.
Tel: 0330 1330900 | 07832 227571
From exciting wedding bands that will keep you dancing all night to intimate ceremony music that will take your guests' breath away, All Town Music work closely with you to provide live music that you will never forget. Providing everything from PA systems to DJs to microphones, taking care of all the nitty gritty details behind the scenes, you can focus on what is most important - celebrating your marriage with your family and friends!
Tel: 020 7043 2343
www.alltownmusic.com | www.youtube.com
Uptown Showdown deliver the biggest Pop, Soul, Motown, Funk and Disco hits with an infectious energy that will keep you dancing until your feet hurt! Equipped with wireless microphones, the band's vocalists and horn section roam onto the dance floor and engage your guests in sing-alongs, dance choreography and unique audience participation, even performing your First Dance live for a truly unique & personal night of entertainment.
Tel: 020 7043 2343
www.alltownmusic.com/live-music/show-band-for-hire | www.youtube.com
Sweet Tonic are a dynamic and versatile duo putting their own twist on classic hits from the 40's up to the current chart hits. At home creating a contemporary jazz sound, or adding a laid-back modern vibe to
many pieces, they are perfect for weddings, parties, corporate functions and public events of any occasion. Combining Laurens stunning vocals with Matts exceptional piano skills, Sweet Tonic will provide the perfect soundtrack to your special event and are guaranteed to give you guests a day to remember.
Mobile: 07715 991327
www.laurenaustinvocalist.com | www.youtube.com
Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the UK's finest live bands for weddings and events. Their select roster features professional party bands and musicians in a range of styles from Soul/Motown to Indie/Rock and Jazz to Vintage/Festival style. Contact Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat about what they can do for your special day.
Tel: 0800 564 2240
d'Arcy Spice are one of the best ceilidh bands performing in the
south-east and have built up a huge following in the 30 years that they
have been playing their unique blend of music. When you book d'Arcy
Spice you can relax in the knowledge that they bring with them a
complete package of wonderful music, caller, PA system and lights.
Climax Ceilidh Band have had thousands of satisfied clients since forming in 2003, playing barn dances at weddings, parties and corporate functions, as well as major folk festivals in the UK and Europe such as Sidmouth, Towersey, Chippenham, Rudolstadt. Ceilidhs are great fun and suitable for everyone, no matter what age or dancing ability. You don't need a partner so everyone can be included.
The Melody Gal is a vintage vocalist who has a repertoire of over 2,000 songs. I perform music from the 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's - Modern day, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Big Band and Country & Western. All shows are bespoke and tailor-made for your special day. With over 20 years experience, I pride myself on my professionalism, warm & engaging personality, vintage look and sound. Various wedding day packages available.
Tel: 07538 724047
The Lightmen are an exhilarating, upbeat festival folk trio who are the perfect complement to your rustic barn wedding. These talented acoustic musicians will have everyone dancing right through the night with their extensive repertoire of folk-flavoured pop, rock, indie, soul, funk and Motown. Also offering optional daytime lounge sets and evening manned DJ sets, The Lightmen are the ultimate act to supply sensational music throughout your special day.
Tel: 0800 53 000 35 (Entertainment Nation number)
The Redfords are passionate about making the best day of your life even better! As well as music that will keep you dancing all night long - we offer a variety of packages to suit every couples taste, DJ, photos, party hats included as standard, all resulting in the same thing - a party to remember!
The Redfords acoustic duo. During the day, The Redfords acoustic duo are able to play live music during the ceremony and drinks reception. This would include music before your guests take their seats and around 5 songs of your choice for the ceremony. Then approx. 3 x 35 min sets during drinks reception.
Call Matthew on 07967 125091
www.theredfords.com   |   www.facebook.com/theredfords
DJ2K are a Multi Award Winning Professional Wedding DJ & Mobile Disco Specialist. As trusted suppliers for Gildings Barns, DJ2K are experienced and very passionate about the entertainment for your big day. Consultations available free of charge upon request.
Winners of Best DJ Category - London and the South East - The Wedding Industry Awards 2014. Voted in the Top 5 Most Popular DJ Companies Worldwide - Wedding Expert Awards 2015.
Tel: 0800 783 2928
www.dj2k.co.uk   |   www.facebook.com/DJ2Kevents
Creative Spark is a family run company specialising in lighting and sound for weddings and events. With over 15 years' worth of experience and knowledge, working with you to help create the day you've dreamed of is our main priority.
We are very proud to be a preferred supplier at Gildings Barn and love the effect that lighting has in all of the different spaces. Dan and Claire have lots of suggestions to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day so get in touch and see how we can help.
Tel: +44 (0) 1342 457220
Strobe Events exists to help you get the most out of your day. Whether you're planning a wedding, birthday, corporate event or something different, we have a wide selection of event equipment hire that will add that extra something special. We're also on hand to offer advice or guide you through the various options available to you. From star cloths to a mirror photo booth, sound equipment and lighting, we can add that wow factor to your venue.
Tel: 01403 839017
Hedgerose & Honeysuckle design and deliver exquisite floral installations using luxury silk flowers. Specialists in creating romantic settings, they work with a huge variety of high-end silk flowers. These installations include floral garlands that can adorn the barn entrance or twist around the columns within. The floral archways, Moongate or crescent make unforgettable backdrops for romantic ceremonies, top tables and evening photos.
The beauty of silk flowers is that they are flexible, forgiving, reusable and affordable. Hedgerose & Honeysuckle will build these wonderful installations at your convenience then remove, repack and be on their way the next day.
Tel: 07810 640749
Our team are passionate about gorgeous flowers. We offer a first class consultation service from the very start of your creative journey.
We have excellent relationships with leading growers and suppliers, offering reassurance that the scent, colour tone and overall look is stunning.
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Tel: 07813 171806
Ranmore Wines are a local independent wine merchant stocking wines from around the world and with a big emphasis on French wines especially champagne. We can offer you advice on wine selection with a tasting at our premises, free loan of flutes and wine glasses, sale or return for part of your order and delivery to site. We offer a personal, friendly and efficient service with wines we have selected with great care for their quality and taste. Many of our wines are imported direct from small growers we have worked with for many years. Please contact us to discuss the perfect wines for your special event.
Ranmore Wines, Unit 17 Dunley Hill Court, Ranmore Common, Dorking RH5 6SX
Tel: 01483 284584
The White Horse hotel in the heart of Dorking High street has just re-opened following a £4 million refurbishment. There are 56 en-suite rooms from doubles to decadent suites. Located just under 7 miles from Gildings Barns our front office team will be more than happy to assist with organising taxi's to and from the Barns. To take advantage of our preferential rates please call and quote 'GILD19' or click here to book on line.
The White Horse, High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BE
Tel: 01306 881138
A 4 Star Silver Award family run Bed and Breakfast offering 6 spacious en-suite rooms, located just a 5 minute drive away from Gildings Barns.
Mrs. Julia Roberts, Trumbles Guest House,
Stan Hill, Charlwood,
Surrey, RH6 0EP
Tel: 01293 863418
Beautiful large Edwardian Bed & Breakfast. Art deco themed interior, with individually appointed guest bedrooms. Exclusively for adults aged 21 and over. A convenient 20-minute drive from Gildings, or the delightful owners are happy to arrange taxi transport for you.
Tel: 01293 775 998
Due to the remoteness of the location, guests at Gildings needing taxis at the end of an event are strongly advised to book in advance. We have had several instances of people being stranded until the early hours. The following are local taxi firms familiar with the venue:
B&D Cars (Brockham): 01737 842446