Emma and Harrison

27th October 2021

After having to reschedule their wedding due to the pandemic, Emma and Harrison finally had their perfect day when they got married at The Kennels in June 2021.


“We have attended a couple of events at Goodwood previously and knew that the estate offers accommodation and multiple restaurants for those who were travelling long distance to share our day with us. There is also a wide range of activities for the wedding party the day before and after the wedding such as, Golf, the spa at the hotel and the ability to explore the grounds. That coupled with the fact that the estate and its surroundings are beautiful, we knew this was the place for us!

“The theme for our wedding was traditional and intimate with close friends and family. After the last 18 months of Covid restrictions we wanted to create a relaxed atmosphere for the guests as many had not seen each other for a long time. The table settings were based on British racing drivers who had raced at the Goodwood Motor Circuit which also tied into the photos displayed around the Kennels.


“We first met Rhiannon back in February 2019 and booked our wedding for the original date of 7th August 2020, however, due to the pandemic we sadly had to postpone it. We were given an alternative date in October 2020 in the hope that the pandemic would have passed, and weddings would be back to normal but sadly we had to postpone again. Rhiannon and the team were amazing during this time with keeping us up to date on the ever-changing restrictions and rules which would impact our special day. Three postponed dates and a year later we found out only two weeks before our booked date that weddings were permitted with more than 30 in attendance for the reception. This left us with little time to really understand what the new rules meant and whether it would be feasible to go ahead this time. During this unsettling and quite stressful time for us, Rhiannon and the whole events management team were brilliant. We were in constant contact with each other discussing the new rules, what it meant for our wedding and finding a way we could make it work. Fortunately, and after many phone calls, we were able to go ahead with our wedding and cannot thank everyone involved enough for making it possible, including all the Kennels staff as well as all our suppliers, who were able to get everything arranged and provided for with such short notice.

“The food and the service were impeccable. Every single guest commented on the quality and taste of the food.


“On delivering our special day, the Goodwood team were faultless. They were very attentive particularly to myself and Harrison throughout the day. They took care of absolutely everything, ensuring our guests were where they needed to be at all times, making it seamless and leaving us not having to worry about the timetable and intricate details of the day- we could both relax and enjoy the company of all our guests. We feel everyone working at the Kennels that day went above and beyond to make the day feel as special as possible even with Covid restrictions that were still in place and we cannot thank them enough for such an incredible day.

“Aside from us finally being able to tie the knot and have the wedding we were planning for two years, we cannot single out any one moment- everything was perfect. The whole experience was one big highlight for us both. Everything was beautiful and perfect and we couldn’t have asked for anything more."


Photographer: Bruce Neville

Florist: Mandy - Becki-Lou florist

Cake: Nikki - Nic’s slice of heaven

Make-up and hair: Arabella Hewitt

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