Weddings at Greenock Manor

This is an Wedding Timeline Example

As the month and day starts to draw near it will become time to put a wedding schedule and wedding timeline together for your special day. Each bride and groom has their own list of meaningful events they would like to include in their wedding. It may be a small thing such as ‘saying grace’ before dinner is served or a ‘thank you speech done by the groom or best man’ at the wedding.

A rough draft of your wedding timeline should be put together by the bride and groom and then sent to your ‘On the Day Coordinator’ or Wedding Planner. They will then look over it and make a few adjustments and email it back over to you for approval. Once the Wedding Timeline is set this is then given to the following people :

Your Wedding Officiant, Groomsmen and Bridesmaids, the Photographer, the On the Day Wedding Coordinator or Wedding Planner, your Wedding Catering Team, the Wedding DJ or Band, and the Master of Ceremonies and immediate family members. (this will help everyone be on the same page on your special day)

Here is a Wedding Timeline example, please copy and paste it and make any changes, answer any questions on it and email it to so we can check it for you and let you know feedback if all works well in terms of times allocated



4pm : Arrive and unpack (Groomsmen to unpack alcohol into the drinks shed/bar area, Bridesmaids to unpack decor into Chandelier room) Bride to hang up her wedding dress in the Bridal suite.

4h30pm Groom to kindly hand Greenock Management envelope with your damage deposit, printed copy of your ABC license and your marriage license for your officiant.

5pm : Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal (All meet at the piano in the main Manor House)

6pm : Rehearsal Dinner (please state which location/restaurant?)

8h30pm : Final touches of decor / Seating plan final adjustment etc

9h30pm : Cleanup all areas in and around after the rehearsal (pack all boxes that are not trash into the Greenock Library opposite the piano)


8am : Breakfast set up in the Chandelier room (Is this self catered, catered or delivered – please state who is responsible for this?)

9am : Final touches of decor for wedding (Bridesmaids and family to check)

10am Hair and Makeup for the Bridal Party upstairs in the Bridal/Honeymoon suite

Tell your Makeup crew to head inside and straight upstairs as we have no Butler 😉

11am Florist delivers Flowers and sets up any floral decor and your Wedding Co-Ordinator comes on duty.
11h30am Groomsmen to do an ice run to buy ice from the local Gas Station or Food Lion and add to the bar area and start chilling drinks in the coolers.

11h45am Photographer arrives and to park on specific designated spot (Text 703 687 7641 on arrival) Photographer does grounds tour and event brief with Wedding Coordinator

12noon Photographer takes details pics of rings/bouquet, wedding invitation and wedding dress (this is done to building your wedding story for memories)

12noon ALL guests staying overnight at Greenock to meet Greenock staff at the piano with their car keys to move their cars to allocated parking spot (Very important)

12h30noon Photographer shoots Bride and Bridesmaids staged getting ready pics upstairs

1pm Wedding Cake is delivered to the chandelier room and decorated with cake stand, cutters and cake topper. Cake plates & forks set out etc. (Cake delivery person to text 703 6877641 when they are 30minutes away and again on arrival)

1h15pm Light lunch snacks for the Bridal Party (self catered, delivered to Chandelier room please state name of person arranging/responsible for this)

2pm Photographer shoots Groom and Groomsmen in the living room by fireplace or outside on grounds

2pm Bridal party cleans up ALL personal items and trash from the honeymoon suite and makes sure its 100% only the brides items in the room. PACK up EVERYTHING ELSE 100% clean.

2pm Caterer, DJ and all vendors arrive on site for set up (DJ and Caterer to text 703 687 7641 on arrival) and park on specific allocated spots

2h30pm Photographer shoots First Look with Bride and (Father or Grandparents) Upstairs in the Manor House OR in Fireplace Living Room downstairs.

3h30pm DJ to play background music for guests to arrive

3h45 All bridal party line up downstairs in Manor House in order ready to go! (Got your boutonnieres and bouquets?) DJ to announce all guests to take their seats at the wedding ceremony site

4pm Wedding Ceremony

4h45 DJ to announce the family and bridal party will now go for photos. Guests are invited to the balcony for appetizers and beverages.

5h45 Bride and Groom escape to Honeymoon suite for a restroom break/makeup touch up/quick break

Photographer to text 703 687 7641 and let us know photos are done (please don’t forget)

5h45 DJ announces: Guests to all be seated in the Wedding Reception area

6pm Bride and Groom (or full Bridal party) are welcomed to the Wedding Reception (type up list of names in order to be called in advance, make sure your DJ has this list)

6h15 Thank you speeches are said (please provide list of name of who is saying speeches)

6h30 Grace / Prayer (Please mention the name of the person doing this)

6h45 DJ announces : Dinner is served (Bride and Groom will be served first, followed by parents and then the guests)

7h30 DJ to announce anyone wanting seconds to head to the buffet or forever hold their peace!

7h45 DJ to announce : First Dance, Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son dance (please all gather round)

8pm Dance floor is opened!

8h30 DJ announces : Throwing of the Bouquet, Throwing of the Garter

9pm DJ announces : Cutting of the Wedding Cake in the Chandelier room

9h30pm DJ to announce last round at the bar (and location for after party)

9h55 DJ to play last song

10pm DJ to announce : We will now be doing a Sparkler ‘Guests Send-Off’ on front grass. Kindly take all your personal belongings and head to the front grass for a Farewell with Sparklers. Thank you all for coming and please drive home safely. Good night all!

10h30pm Photographer leaves (Chanel needs to know when they are booked to leave)

10h30 (all guests depart from venue except those staying over night to prevent additional venue hire charged)

10 -11pm Full clean up of the wedding venue, packing up of all decorations, cleanup of the bar area, full trash removal


8am Wake up everyone that stayed overnight at Greenock!

8h45am Clear all trash from the bedrooms and bathrooms and dispose into a trash can

9am Pack cars and check the grounds for any trash or decor that may have been missed from the previous night

9h20 Kindly report any damages or breakages to Greenock Management by texting 703 687 7641

9h30 Check out Greenock

Obviously no Wedding Timeline is set in stone – it may fluctuate naturally a little here or there. It is hence the job of your wedding planner or on the day coordinator to adjust the timeline accordingly and liaise these changes with all the vendors throughout your wedding. Be welcome to copy and paste this timeline and adjust it according to your own preferences and times. We wish you every bit of joy and many happy memories for your wedding day.

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