Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We couldn't possibly choose one. It amazes us that every wedding is different and always very special in its own way. We are constantly inspired by the creativity of our couples, and we do embrace different!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't sweat the small stuff. Detail is important, but if a small detail 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?
The pre-ceremony woodland walk down to the heart of the camp, followed by the "altar" in the giant hat tipi, with the sides up and the backdrop of an uninterrupted view out across the fields.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We've had our share of celebrity musicians, including a well-known lead singer. We've also been in discussion with a celebrity bride for a winter wedding, but can't possibly say more than that!
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.........
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.