Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The most perfect summer day, with the gardens full of poppies and daisies and cornflowers, and a beautiful, sweet natured bride marrying her special guy. Happy tears from the mother of the bride, and relaxed and contented guests with time to appreciate the special beauty and peace of Devon and Dartmoor.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
If you are happy, your family and friends will be happy. And nobody will ever notice that the napkins didn't match!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Great big tubs of flowers, specially grown by the father of the bride, placed at the entrance of the marquee.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Spacious - flower-filled - friendly - personal - beautiful
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Meadow view to Dartmoor
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
London night club owner
What’s your favourite canapé?
quails eggs with celery salt
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Fresh fruit salad - mangoes, pomegranate, blueberries and chia seeds for preference
What is your venue's most unique feature?
View to Dartmoor
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The whole of Monks is gorgeous! I think I value most the continuing friendships with our brides. I love that they drop into Monks for tea, to tell us about pregnancies, show us their beautiful babies, or just revisit a place which holds such very special memories for them.