I am delighted to share with you the final part of my wedding photography shoot from the Aviator Hotel, Farnborough. Along with additional images from my shoot, Aviators very own Wedding Planner, Chelsea Loader kindly gave up some time to answer a few questions about the hotel and it’s approach to weddings, and also a little piece of advice for couples planning their big day.
I do hope you have enjoyed the posts from The Aviator and if you are planning your wedding in Hampshire, maybe my blog posts may have helped. Whilst we are Surrey Wedding Photographers, we do travel throughout the UK and abroad. If you loved the images, please take a further look around my site www.denisewinterphotography.co.uk , or call the studio on 07800 606802 to discuss your photography requirements.
Finally, a HUGE thank you to all the team involved in helping this shoot happen;
The Aviator (Special thanks to Lorraine Evans and Vikita Reddy)
Hair and Make-up by Hanna @ Hanna Wildman
Slim fit Wedding Dress by Louise @ Chobham Brides
Full fit Wedding Dress by Amanda @ Encore Bridal Wear
Flowers by Kate @ Funky Flowers
and my amazing assist, Sharon!
DW: Is there an events manager on the day?
A: Yes, on your wedding day you will have your very own contact from our experienced events team on hand to help with all aspects of your big day.
DW: What’s the maximum number of guests you can accommodate?
A: At The Aviator we can cater for wedding breakfast and evening receptions from 10 and 200 guests. We have a licence to hold wedding ceremonies upto 90 guests.
DW: Can you provide a room for me and my party to get ready?
A: Often our brides will stay the night prior to their big day, allowing them a more relaxed start to their day, otherwise yes we can arrnge a room to be provided on the day. One of our luxury Sky Suites is usually given to the couple for the night of there wedding complimentary.
DW: What audio and entertainment equipment is available? Will we need to bring in sound equipment?
A: All of the rooms at The Aviator are fitted with state of the art BOSE sound systems, providing you and your wedding guests with the utimate in sound quality. Life entertainment can also be booked for your wedding.
DW: Is there car parking at your hotel and will our guests have to pay to park?
A: We have complimentary parking to accommodate your guests.
DW: Do you offer rooms and public washroos that are handicapped accessible?
A: Yes all of our rooms and facilities are designed to be wheel chair accessible.
DW: Can we choose the vendors, or do you work exclusively with a certain set?
A: We do have our preferred list of suppliers but we appreciate that couples may have suppliers they would prefer to use.
DW: If a couple would like to personalise the wedding breakfast room, are they allowed to bring in decorations and candles?
A: Yes absolutely, and candles are also allowed too.
DW: Do you offer a family and friends room rate for guests who would like to stay on the wedding night?
A: Yes we can provide you with an exclusive rate for your family and friends who would like to stay.
DW: I throughly enjoyed photographing around your hotel, it really is an amazing venue. What do you think makes you unique from other venues in Surrey?
A: Our unique setting and contemporary style sets us apart from other venues in the area.
As mentioned in your previous Aviator post we offer PURE. The Aviators exclusive wedding experience that includes a bespoke, step by step wedding planning service for couples looking to create a unique yet memorable day. Whether it’s selection of luxury cars for the weekend, the couples own reportage photographer following them throughout their special day or private jet transport to fly couples in style to an exclusive honeymoon destination from the private airport next door, PURE promises to create lasting memories.
Many of the rooms including the wedding ceremony room and the SKY lounge, which is a popular choice for wedding breakfasts and receptions, all overlook striking views of the runway.
One of the most impressive features of our hotel is the unusual yet striking central rotunda and staircase, which is always a popular spot for photographs.
The wedding spaces at Aviator are well designed with a private entrance that can be hired and used exclusively to hold guests. This entrance also features a dedicated lounge area and provides immediate access to the intimate wedding ceremony room.
DW: What is the best piece of advice you can offer couples planning their wedding?
A: The best piece of advice I’d offer is to never stray too far away from their ideas and their own thoughts and opinions. Although sometimes it can be a challenge, it’s their special day so they shouldn’t feel they have to make decisions on make others happy.
DW: Finally, in no more than two sentences, can you tell us why a couple should consider The Aviator for their wedding?
A: Aviator is a bespoke and striking venue that offers an exclusive wedding experience created to inspire couples with something different.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post, I hope you enjoyed it ♥