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Case Study: The Perfect Wedding -
Private Train between Cathedral and Country House

Train Chartering has operated a private train for a wedding party from London's Southwark Cathedral to a stately country mansion in the English countryside.

Two hundred passengers travelled in first class carriages from London Bridge Station in south London to King's Sutton, a rural station close to Banbury in Oxfordshire. Train Chartering's clients were GSP Ltd, an event management and production company.

The passengers were the bride and groom and guests at a marriage in Southwark Cathedral which is a few minutes' walk from London Bridge. They were expecting to have to travel all the way to the wedding reception in Aynhoe Manor in buses; the charter train was a well-kept secret.

En route to King's Sutton, a classic English cream tea was served by uniformed stewards - fresh finder sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, delicate cakes and small tartlets and of course the finest tea.

Sarah Sigré, the event manager and producer used by GSP, is enthusiastic "The train looked fantastic, the guests had an unbelievable experience, and the bridal couple were immensely happy with everything."

Simon Pielow of Train Chartering said "A cathedral wedding and an English country house reception, linked by a cream tea in a private train; of such are life-long memories made."

Since 1998, Train Chartering has specialised in quality private trains for charter / hire, as well as offering private carriages in scheduled trains and private rail cars attached to regular train services.

Train Chartering provides catering and other onboard services as well as facilitating the branding and theming of the train or carriage. This creates a memorable and unique event for every charter. The company's delivery of project and guest management services is unique in the rail industry; caring for every aspect of the event, from first contact through ground handling in stations and transfers to the post-trip event.

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