At the Lord Thompson Manor, we provide you and your guests a private environment where, over the course of the weekend, you can utilize the Manor and Cottage House for your Rehearsal Dinner, Late Night Gathering, Spa, Wedding Reception, After Party and Farewell Breakfast. We consider four essential elements to making each of these Wedding weekend events extraordinary – Food, Staff, On-site Planning and Coordination and Romance. The flow of a Wedding at the Lord Thompson Manor is structured to create a Party, rather than a conventional “sit-down” style Wedding Reception. Following your Ceremony, begin your reception with a Champagne toast, typically from our Side Garden Balcony. After the toast, Cocktails and Hors d’ oeuvres are served across the property, encouraging your guests to mingle and explore the Manor. When it’s time, we seat your guests in the Dining Rooms for a Dinner that features our Chef’s Duo Entree Plate. After only about an hour, we initiate a first dance, Cake Cutting or any formalities you would like to include, to get your guests up and off their dining tables and together in the Conservatory. The Music takes it away for the rest of the Reception. Cake, Coffee and dessert are served at Stations so there is no need for your guests to go back to their formal tables. A Party, just the way we like it, where your guests are participants throughout the evening rather than spectators at their tables.