The Ultimate Groom’s Handbook

Gentlemen, amidst the whirlwind of wedding preparations, it’s essential not to overlook the significance of your own journey as the groom. With everything marketed towards females, you may feel at a loss and struggling with where to put yourself during this process of wedding planning.

So, it’s time to forget about the stress and let’s dive into how Woodhall Manor sets the stage for an unforgettable groom’s experience, from the pre-wedding shenanigans to the morning after.

Round Up Your Squad

groomsmen at woodhall manor

Before anything else, it’s time to gather your crew – the ones who’ll stand by your side through thick and thin. Your partners in crime for the wedding planning, the stag night, and beyond.

But let’s not just shoot them a text; let’s make it memorable. How about personalising a bottle of whisky or perhaps some bespoke cufflinks for the big day? Get creative, show them just how much they mean to you.

Pre-Wedding Retreat

woodhall manor

So, the stag do’s over, the butterflies are fluttering, and the wedding day is mere hours away.

Picture this: Your arriving at Woodhall Manor, the sanctuary before the storm. This is your chance to unwind, bond, and get prepared for the festivities ahead. And what better way to kick things off than with a selection of top-notch whiskies to set the tone for the big day.

If you are looking for alternative accommodations the night before your wedding, then why not consider our sister venue Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa?

The Groom's Hangout

groom with groomsmen at the rock bar

Come the wedding morning, gather your tribe at Woodhall’s own Groom’s Hangout, a.k.a. The Rock Bar. This spot sets the vibe just right – stylish yet laid-back. Exchange gifts, grab a bite to eat, and raise a glass to the day ahead. With a bar, jukebox, and vintage style dodgem in the manor bar and the other ground floor rooms boasting lounges and a pool table, it’s your chance to rock out in style.

Sealing the Deal

dovecote outdoor ceremony at woodhall manor

Whether you’re opting for an indoor intimate setting or the scenic outdoor backdrop, Woodhall Manor provides the picture-perfect locale for your vows. Take your time exploring the options and find the spot that speaks to both of your visions. Rest assured, our team will go above and beyond to make sure every detail aligns with your dream day.

The Speech – Heartfelt and Genuine

groom giving speech at woodhall manor

When it’s time to take the mic, aim for the perfect balance of sentiment, speed, and sweetness. Keep it between 5 to 7 minutes to keep your guests engaged. Express gratitude, share anecdotes, but above all, let your love shine through. This is your chance to show the world why your partner is the one. Keep it real, keep it heartfelt.

Let the Party Begin!

party at the garden lounge woodhall manor

As the day rolls on, let loose and soak in every moment of celebration. Dance, laugh, and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. And boy, do we have the ultimate party space. The Garden Lounge! Along with Woodhall Manor’s stunning settings and impeccable service, your wedding day is bound to be nothing short of magical.

Post-Wedding Revelry

rock bar at woodhall manor

Once the formalities are done, head back to Woodhall’s Rock Bar for the ultimate afterparty. Keep the spirits high with a curated whiskey selection, and toast to the memories made. Indulge in midnight snacks of your liking, this is your chance to unwind, revel in the joy, and bask in the glow of an unforgettable day.

The Morning After

suffolk breakfast

As the sun rises over Woodhall Manor, wake up to the tranquillity of Suffolk and indulge in a delicious breakfast with your nearest and dearest. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the whirlwind of emotions and adventures that unfolded.


Woodhall Manor offers the ultimate groom’s journey, from dusk till dawn. With every detail taken care of and every moment cherished, your wedding experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Here’s to the beginning of a beautiful chapter!


Your journey starts on Saturday 25th May 2024 | Book your private tour today!

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