Weddings at The Orchard at Munsley are completely bespoke, with our couples able to personalise every aspect of their day. This, of course, means that there is no typical timetable, you are free to plan your day just as you wish.

However, we also understand that starting with a completely blank sheet of paper can be a little daunting, especially for such an important day. Which is why we’ve put together an example timeline to help you structure your day.

The order of the day below is for a celebrant ceremony at The Orchard. Church services tend to be longer, so your timings would need to be adjusted. 

We will run through your day with you a month before your wedding – it’s all part of the package and just one aspect of the help and guidance we provide from the moment you book to waving you off as a married couple.

Don’t worry if your day looks completely different, this is just a guide. Happy planning!

1pm Ceremony – (tends to be anytime between 12-2pm)

1.30pm Confetti shot 

1.45pm Drinks reception/canapes/lawn games/music/photos/time to mingle

3.15pm Guests to be seated for the wedding breakfast in the tipi/couples’ photos

3.30pm Speeches (if you’re having them, traditionally three speeches). If speech makers are nervous it is a good idea to have them before food, so they can enjoy their meal after their speech.

4-6pm Wedding breakfast. Check in with caterers -depends on food style/number of courses.

6.30pm Evening guests arrive

7.30pm Cutting of the cake and/or first dance

8.30pm Evening food

11.30pm Last orders

12am Bed time!

This is the document we will run through with you in our planning meeting to ensure we have captured everything: