Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The most memorable weddings are always the ones that showcase the couple's personalities. If you are colourful, loud, creative, musical, nature-loving, athletic, then ensure that you incorporate something that reflects this into the celebrations. We are constantly inspired by the creativity of our couples, and we do embrace different! Do it your way and you can't go wrong.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't sweat the small stuff. Detail is important, but if something doesn't go to plan, unless you've publicised it in advance, chances are no-one will notice. The most important things are a great atmosphere, great food and drink and a happy relaxed couple surrounded by friends and family.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Bespoke enamel mugs, beautifully designed, well made, so that everyone could have a brew the morning after the wedding at the communal tea station with their special souvenir mugs. We love functional favours!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, rural, outdoor, crafted, magical
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
All of the ceremony locations are stunning - the ancient slate quarry, the giant hat tipi with sides up and uninterrupted views or the intimate tiny pub are our favourites.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We've had our share of famous musicians and familiar faces from tv and film, but we aren't ones to gossip!
What’s your favourite canapé?
If I had to choose, then Parmesan shortbreads with goats cheese & fig chutney . But they're all great.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Home made hot sausage rolls in flaky pastry with mustard mayo
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Just one? The huge communal firepit, the teeny weeny candlelit pub, the cedar barrel sauna hidden in the woods, the atmospheric quarry, oodles of fabulous bespoke accommodation including the onsen dome with outdoor Japanese-style cast concrete soaking tub .........
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The testimonials. Just proves that 12 years of designing, building, researching, decorating, tasting, growing and hard slog has all been worth it. And our staff - although the venue is truly magical, most of our compliments are directed towards our wonderful team and we couldn't do it without them.