Meet our rockstar wedding planner, Kirsty

December 5, 2018

The George Washington Hotel is a stunning wedding venue in the North East. We have hosted weddings of all shapes and sizes so whether you imagine having a lavish party with more than 200 guests or just a smaller intimate affair, we can make it happen.

Kirsty, our in-house wedding planner, has the experience and good taste to make your dream wedding day a reality! What better way to get a feel for our wedding experience than getting to know our wedding planner?

Find out a bit more about Kirsty:

How did you end up at The George Washington Hotel? How long have you been with us?

I started at George Washington just after I had my little girl. I have been in the hotel trade for 12 years and I have been working at the George Washington Hotel for over 3 years.

What inspired you to become a wedding planner in the first place?  

I really can’t explain how fulfilling it is to help, share and plan someone’s special day. Making someone’s dream come true is what inspired me.

Got any predictions for 2019’s hottest wedding trends?

Weddings at the George Washington Hotel


I believe the entertainment factor in wedding receptions is getting really popular. For example, I am having my wedding next year and we have hired a rodeo bull, a beer bong and a vintage ice cream van.

Rustic and earthy decorations are also making a comeback. For wedding trends in 2019, plants, ceramic and wooden decorations will be used to enhance the look of wedding reception tables.

How many weddings have you planned in your lifetime?

I have lost count.

What’s so special about weddings at the George Washington Hotel?

We have a stunning venue in an ideal location – just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Sunderland and Newcastle. We are licenced for outdoor weddings to take place in our dreamy Pavilion on our 10th tee and we have three stunning function spaces that cater to all party sizes and tastes.

Our high standard service is well known and is part of the culture here at the George Washington Hotel. Our Head Chef has been with us for 30 years and it’s for a reason – his food is outstanding and everything that leaves the kitchen is close to perfection.

We really are something special, a resort hotel on your doorstep.


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Which aspects of wedding planning are you typically responsible for?

I am responsible for everything, from start to finish.

What’s the one thing that brides and/or grooms always forget when it comes to their wedding day?

Grooms always forget their shoes for the next day and brides forget to take safety pins for any wardrobe issues.

Are you the kind of person who cries during weddings?

I have shed a tear at a few weddings.

Have you got a ring on it? Did you plan your own wedding?

I have an engagement ring on me and yes, our wedding is next year!

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I would like to mention that the George Washington Hotel is offering an exclusive 10% discount on all new Wedding Packages in 2019. So, if you are interested to have a look around please call us or drop us an email on


Intrigued? Email Kirsty on or call the hotel directly on 0191 402 9988.


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