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Last-minute wedding planning made easy with Isaacs

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Planning a last-minute wedding in Ipswich? At Isaacs Weddings we’re here to make life a little easier for you.

They say spontaneity is the spice of life, and you’d think in today’s fast-paced world, organising things that are a little last-minute would be easy. Arranging a last-minute wedding needs a lot of attention, though, and it can be daunting. This needn’t be the case and, with a check list in hand, together with the help of the Isaacs Weddings Coordinators, they can be a piece of cake.

One of our happy couples talks us through their last-minute wedding experience.

“When we decided to tie the knot, we didn’t leave ourselves with much time to prepare – just sixteen weeks, in fact. We’re used to doing things with short deadlines, but it wasn’t until we started to list the things we needed to get done that we realised the scale of the task ahead. First, we needed to find a venue.”

However long the planning phase, finding a suitable venue that’s available for your wedding will be one of the first items on your check list. Located on the waterfront in Ipswich and boasting beautiful timber-framed rooms in an historic setting, Isaacs offers a stunning wedding backdrop.

“When we found Isaacs was available, we knew we’d be able to get everything arranged in time. As a part of their last-minute wedding package, we had the help of one of their Wedding Coordinators. They came armed with a full list of contacts for everything from bridal hair and make-up through to flowers and photographers too.

“Marcella was hugely supportive and helped us to work out what needed doing and when. We quickly sent out save the date texts to our friends and family, giving us time to get official invitations in the post. Then the planning started in earnest!”

With the last-minute wedding package at Isaacs on the Quay, you can rest assured that the main aspects of your happy day will be taken care of.

As well as your wedding ceremony, which takes place in the beautiful Sale Room, together with 72 guests you will be able to enjoy welcome drinks in the private gardens and the option of either a barbecue or a three-course wedding breakfast.

Your evening reception – in our top floor and private garden – can extend to up to 150 guests and includes a buffet too.

“With Isaacs, nothing was too much trouble. We explained what we had in mind and they set it up for us – right down to the food and drink we wanted on the day. Everything was perfect.

“Isaacs also had our wedding accommodation sorted. As well as needing a room for bride-to be beautification, with guests coming from far and wide, we needed a venue that could also put friends and family up. Merchant’s House was a home away from home for us. Perfect for the night before and for our wedding night and a great cost saving, too.”

Accommodating up to fourteen people, Merchant’s Guest House is a welcoming space just next door to Isaacs. For the bride-to-be, getting ready to tie the knot here is easy, with the space for hairdressers and beauticians to come to you in calm and comfortable surroundings.

“When we set the date for our wedding, we left ourselves with little time to prepare. But we can honestly say that, with the help of Isaacs Weddings, we wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

To find out more about last-minute weddings at Isaacs on the Quay and availability for the weeks ahead, please call us on 01473 284000 or visit us online today

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Last Minute Summer Wedding plans?

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Don’t worry we have Summer Weddings covered…

Now you think the hard work begins right?

Well you’re wrong. With our experienced coordinators here at Isaacs you will not have to worry, we have it all under control. All you must do is…turn up!  Here at Isaacs we are offering a great 2018 package, that will help you keep to your budget as well as not having to worry about every minor detail, as this deal has it all! Just call up or come in and speak to one of the wedding coordinators who will show you around the outstandingly gorgeous venue.

After showing you around we will make our way to our cosy coffee tavern to grab a hot drink to then go over any final details and requests.

All you need to do now is…

Sit back, relax, and get ready for the big day!

View A Masterpiece – The Isaacs Wedding Open Evening

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We think our Wedding Room is a masterpiece! Come and see for yourself.

We will be showcasing what Isaacs on the Quay has to offer as a Wedding Venue, set on Ipswich waterfront  creates the perfect location for your day. You will be shown around our wedding venue by a dedicated member of our wedding team, who will help you plan your wedding day from start to finish.

*we will be offering exclusive prices on the evening only*

We are also very proud to announce that Isaacs on the Quay our 2017 Weeding Industry Award WINNERS of the best wedding venue in East of England.

Free entry and a glass of Prosecco on arrival

And The Winner Is…

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And the winner is….

weddingawards_badges_nationalfinalist_4bMost people don’t enjoy going to work, Sunday evening comes and they’re already dreading their Monday morning commute. But that’s not the case for the Wedding team at Isaacs on the Quay, we love our jobs, helping people plan their most special day? What could be better?

Well, we’ll tell you…when you get an award saying you’re the best at it…yay us!

On Wednesday 16th November Marcella and Sarah put on their finest frocks and attended The Wedding Industry Awards (East of England) in the hopes of winning The Best Wedding Venue 2017 (Town/City). Tensions were raising as category after category were announced and then second  to last

‘and the award for Best Wedding Venue (Town/City) goes to…..’

sarah-marcellaIsaacs on the Quay!!!

Wow, what an achievement! With heads held high (and stomachs sucked in) we went on stage to collect our award, we couldn’t have been happier!

The unique thing about TWIA is that you are voted for by your bride and grooms from the past year, the hardwork, dedication and love we put into each wedding has been recogised by the people that matter the most to us and it feels us with such pride for the venue that we work at.

Next stop, National finals…

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Wedding Fayre April 2016

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Come Along for a chance of winning a honeymoon worth up to £3,000

Isaacs Weddings is having our 2016 Wedding Fayre and Open Day on Sunday 24th April 2016 between 11am-3pm

We will have our dedicated wedding team on hand to show you what Isaacs has to offer as a Wedding Venue.

Photo Courtesy of Andy Chambers Photography

 

DIY Weddings

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When it comes to your wedding there’s nothing better than the personal touch, but how far do you go?

There is a trend for many couples to do a DIY wedding, making everything from the invitation to favours and cakes to even the dresses!

Making certain elements for your wedding can add a personal touch, you can create your own centrepieces using items that have inspired you throughout your life together or you can make your own flower arrangements using the flowers and plants from your garden (be sure to check for bugs!). By making your own items it will make for a special and unique taking point…not to mention saving you a few pounds!

But the more you do the more stress and worry this may cause you. Maybe it’s not what you know but who you know!

BBQ and Hog Roast…the new Wedding Breakfast?

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There has been a trend of couples wanting something different from the traditional wedding breakfast. Isaacs on the Quay have recognised this trend and are happy to offer more than a formal 3 course meal.

After the ceremony, you’re having your pictures taken in our wonderful Private Garden and suddenly your tummy starts to rumble. You were too nervous to eat before the ‘I do’s’ but now you need food…and then you hear the magical words ‘The BBQ is served’…hooray!

Isaacs can offer a BBQ or Hog Roast with lots of yummy side dishes. Not only is a BBQ and Hog Roast a very tasty option, it’s also less stress and worry. There is no need to spend hours working on a sitting plan and writing out all those name cards. A BBQ and Hog Roast allows your guests to mingle and chat to everyone.

Of course that’s not to say we don’t still do a 3 course wedding breakfast, our food is of exceptional quality and with a choice of stunning rooms as a sitting, at Isaacs on the Quay you really can have you cake (or Hog Roast) and eat it!

Same Sex Marriage

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As of 29th March 2014 marriage became the union of two people, whether it is a man and a women or a same sex couple.

We know that many same sex couples have been married to each other in their minds and hearts for a long time and here at Isaacs on the Quay we celebrate love without prejudice and embrace the devotion between two people.

We can personalise your Civil Ceremony to reflect who you are as individuals, there’s nothing too small or big that we can’t handle at Isaacs on the Quay. A Civil Ceremony general lasts about 20 minutes depending on if you have any readings or even someone to sing you down the aisle. Isaacs on the Quay can accommodate up to 74 guests, the Ceremony Room’s enchanting ambience makes it the perfect place for a wedding ceremony and can be arranged to your taste and to suit your number of guests.

However, it’s not about us and what we can do. It’s about you, you are unique. Your wedding at Isaacs on the Quay will be special. Our team are here to listen to you, support you and help turn your thoughts, ideas and wishes, into a truly special experience.

At Isaacs we can deliver a great same sex marriage, a day you and your guests will really treasure

Tips and Timing for an Evening Reception

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The party can start as early you’d like however generally speaking an ideal start time for the evening wedding reception would be 7pm. Guests will arrive at Isaacs on the Quay’s main entrance and be greeted by a member of the Isaacs Wedding Team to guide them to the privately hired area of your choice. Then you, as the recently married couple will welcome them with open arms.
Then we’re onto the cutting of the cake, this gives your nearest and dearest the opportunity to enjoy this fine moment and maybe take a picture or two.

After that special moment has been captured the Isaacs Wedding Team will happily cut and serve the cake to your guests at no extra charge.

Got your dancing shoes on? – Good because party time is now starting. It’s time to hit the dance floor for the magical first dance…only if you wanted to that is!
Next, everyone’s favourite part of the evening, the buffet. We have a wide range of options from starting from the classic buffet to a good old hog roast.
Now your guests are fed and happy it’s time to cut some shapes on the dance floor and celebrate the night away…

Skype your Wedding!

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Let those who can’t be there enjoy the day – Skype your wedding

When a loved one can’t attend your wedding, consider live streaming the ceremony so far away guests can still celebrate with you.

At Isaacs on the Quay we have the facilities to Skype your wedding ceremony to anyone in the world. As long as they have a good internet connection they will feel as if they are sitting in the front row!

Whether you have friends overseas or elderly relatives that aren’t able to attend, Isaacs on the Quay have it covered. Our tech-savvy staff  will sort everything out for you so you won’t have to worry, you all need to do is say ‘I do’.

After the ceremony Isaacs on the Quay will provide you with the means to have a face to face (or computer to computer) chat with your nearest and dearest, making them feel special and making your day complete.

Skype your wedding with Isaacs