Ask the Experts


Planning your wedding can be minefield. It’s the first (and hopefully the last!) time you will ever do it and there are ‘a hundred and one’ factors to be taken into consideration.

The Deer Park Hotel is delighted to have a team of acclaimed experts, who, over forthcoming months, will be answering some of your common questions about planning your big day. From colour schemes and themed weddings to contingency plans for wet weather.
If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to


Peter Yon: Deer Park Hotel

Peter has 20 years experience in the hospitality industry and has been General Manager at the Deer Park for 11 years where he has hosted many weddings. He understands every wedding is different, and so knows the importance of providing a wedding service which is individual to the client.


Venetia Norrington: Firetop Photography
 With over 8 years experience in the wedding photography industry and over 120 weddings ‘under her belt’, Venetia Norrington truly is an expert in her field. ‘Falling into’ wedding photography Venetia discovered a love and a passion, she never thought possible from a career. 


Kate Walker: Kate Walker Bridal
With over 10 years of bridal expertise, having been the designer of the award winning Designer Bridalwear label Kate Sherford, Kate is now in the second year of business after opening her luxurious bridal boutique in Honiton. 


Clare Hassall: Haughty Culture
Clare has been running her successful flower business Haughty Culture for over 9 years. She trained with the world leading florist Jane Packer and worked with numerous west London florists before deciding to set up her own business in the West Country.  

Hair & Make-up

Amy Stuart: Amy Stuart
Amy specialises in wedding hair and make-up.  She originally qualified as a Beauty Therapist and has always had a huge passion for makeup. It came very naturally to her, and she has enjoyed achieving stunning looks for numerous brides over the last 8 years.


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