Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Every wedding is the 'best day ever' for each and every couple - so it's kind of tricky to answer this one! We believe that you should celebrate in the way that you want - so that your passions and interests are included. We love how couples use different parts of our venue over the course of a weekend - and I think that I love seeing how friends and family gather around to support each couple. It's such a privilege to be in the background and to see all your ideas and plans come to fruition!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't be bossed around by a venue that wants your wedding to fit in with them!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Paper flowers for the bridesmaids - using comic paper for a joker, maps for a traveller and sheet music for a musician! So thoughtful!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Rural Relaxed Beautiful Flexible Inclusive
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The willow cathedral, silver birch church, the knot garden and the gate between the meadow and the cutting garden.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
What’s your favourite canapé?
Lettuce cups filled with a poached & smoked salmon and cream cheese rillette with capers, pink peppers and dill. Yummy!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Smoked and roasted gammon sarnies with a sparkly slaw of savoy cabbage, carrot ribbons and purple onion - dressed with honey and mustard.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The hill-top 35m long willow 'cathedral' - a minute's gentle stroll through woodland glades (our lovely natural 'aisle' to the gorgeous party barn with views of the paddock and meadow.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Planting and growing a woodland of 8600 trees over 14 acres incorporating a silver birch 'church' and a willow walkway leading to the willow 'cathedral' = both are very special places to tie the knot.