Clifftop campsite wedding reception at East Runton

Newlyweds Kate Parnell and Neil Missen with their guests, and tents at their reception venue, the Wo

Newlyweds Kate Parnell and Neil Missen with their guests, and tents at their reception venue, the Woodhill Holiday Park at East Runton - Credit: Archant

A north Norfolk clifftop camp site is usually just a place for happy holidays.

Newlyweds Kate Parnell and Neil Missen at their reception venue, the Woodhill Holiday Park at East R

Newlyweds Kate Parnell and Neil Missen at their reception venue, the Woodhill Holiday Park at East Runton, with a VW camper van. - Credit: Archant

But the shorts and tee-shirts were replaced by dresses and suits when a couple staged their wedding reception there.

Neil Missen proposed to Kate Parnell last year at the Woodhill Holiday Park in East Runton which has stunning views of the coastline. So the couple, from Haverhill, looked no further than the site for their reception venue for 30 guests - and their honeymoon.

Kat, 25, said: 'We just love visiting north-Norfolk and have holidayed at Woodhill every year for eight years so it holds a very special place in our hearts.

'We're not a conventional couple so wanted to do something a bit different for our wedding reception and, with Neil proposing at Woodhill, thought it would be romantic, as well as unusual, to hold our reception there.


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'At first we thought that we wouldn't be able to because of health and safety rules but when Woodhill agreed that we could hold it there we were over the moon.'

The couple tied the knot at Sheringham Methodist Church before holding the reception in the marquee in the holiday park grounds alongside 30 camping pitches for wedding guests.

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Park manager Nigel Carr said: 'Many visitors return to Woodhill year after year but this was the first time that we've been approached about holding a wedding reception here.

'We are absolutely delighted that they have chosen to make Woodhill part of their special day.

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