Jules & Alan

13th September 2021

Jules & Alan married at The Kennels in October 2020, with their love of Goodwood a big part of their decision to marry here.


“Shortly after we got together in 2007, Alan received his GRRC Membership, so over the subsequent years we have visited The Kennels on so many occasions and it has been a big part of our story. When we moved house we decided to come to West Sussex and certainly Goodwood, The Kennels and all the events were definitely a key part of that decision. We’ve loved visiting along with our Jack Russell over the years for lunch, drinks at the bar or coffee/newspapers by the fire. We both really enjoy the Motorsport events, but also horseracing and events hosted at The Kennels and over the years have got to know the team working there. When we decided to get married, The Kennels was the first and only place we considered.

“When we booked our original May date no one had any idea what was in store for this year. When events started to unfold we quickly made the decision to move our wedding forward to the end of October and Hannah was absolutely brilliant in moving all the arrangements to the new date, giving us complete peace of mind. We had only ever planned to have fifteen guests so thankfully didn’t have to make any difficult decisions regarding numbers.

“Goodwood took Covid security very seriously and Hannah took the time to explain what precautions were in place, helping us make changes to rooms and seating plans in order that the event fully complied. Although it meant the day was a little different to the one we originally planned it was still a really lovely, intimate day and the whole team really went out of their way to ensure it felt as ‘normal’ as possible and to ensure that we all had a great time.


“We were able to meet with The Kennels for their advice on food and wine pairings. We were given lots of menus to browse and were able to give our guests fabulous choices from a seasonal, local menu and the resulting food was amazing, beautifully served together with the perfect wine pairings. Our guests were all so very impressed with the food, wine and service.

“Hannah was brilliant from start to finish and the team at The Kennels really helped the day go smoothly from managing our ceremony music to announcing us to our guests. All through the day the team were on hand to help with every little thing we needed including delivering our new marriage certificate to us at the hotel as we’d managed to leave it behind!



“The highlight for both us was finally being able to get married after having cancelled the original day and having it at a venue that means so much to both of us. Oh and being congratulated by The Duke of Richmond as he walked past. If you ask Alan I’m sure a close second would be having his classic car displayed on the forecourt of The Kennels.

“We really wanted a relaxed, intimate wedding and to treat our guests to the beautiful surroundings, food and wine. The Kennels delivered this perfectly.”


Flowers: https://www.thefloralartisan.co.uk/ Instagram @thefloralartisan
Photography:  www.peggy-pollock.com/weddings Instagram @peggypollockphotography

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