Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The best? Impossible! Our venue is such a blank canvas that every wedding is unique, personal, fun and we have loved them all!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Ask questions! We are always around to answer the quickest of questions, the longest chain of questions, the amazingly bizarre questions, and the most obvious, mundane or confusing questions - but we know that every question answered reassures the couple immensely; so never be afraid to ask, ask, ask away!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We love the 'find your face to find your place' seating plan - the couples must take ages gathering photos of all the guests, and it reminds the guests of times spent with the happy couple.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed. Informal. Rustic. Rural. Fun!
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Overlooking the rolling Northumberland countryside on our stunning lawn, under our canopy of Mulberry trees.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
That would be telling!
What’s your favourite canapé?
You decide...http://www.crippshealey.com/canapes-menu/ ! They are all delicious!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
We love cheese and ham boards, but our favourite dance-floor snack is our Roasted 4-day marinated pork roll & apple sauce.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The buildings - they are old farm buildings, and are just stunning. We especially love The Long Barn; used for civil ceremonies and dancing in the evening, has spectacular oak beams, candelabras, fairy lights and stone fireplace creating an enchanting and romantic atmosphere.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our food! Our formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. We like to make our food dramatic as well as delicious, so there’s an 8-spit rotisserie visible through a glass screen from the Dining Room, and large mobile BBQ which can be moved in and out of sight as appropriate. Our food is served 'feast-style' on boards and in bowls to the centre of the table for guests to just dig into! Yum!