After visiting Wilde Lodge to see the facilities and location, and discussing the options with Jemma, we decided to hold our wedding here last month. When we told Jemma the sort of day that we wanted, she gave us lots of suggestions and recommendations for things to ensure a truly wonderful day, including local suppliers for everything from a bar to portable loos and the yurt.
We took over the whole house, and the weekend started with dinner for the family in the dining room on Friday evening, all prepared and served by Jemma and her staff. Some of our guests joined us for a walk from the Lodge on the hills on the other side of the river on Saturday morning, and when the time came for the ceremony to start, everything was in place. We hired a yurt which was erected on the lawn in front of the lodge, and held the ceremony in there and used it for dancing in the evening. The wedding breakfast served in the long barn was amazing - all local produce, with wonderful slow-cooked lamb as the main course. We had tried all of the courses and canapés at a tasting a few weeks before the event, and were really impressed by the quality of the catering. The barn and the yurt were decorated with local wild flowers and greenery by a local supplier recommended by Jemma, and the flowers were beautiful. Exactly what we wanted for a relaxed but stylish wedding in the countryside.
Wilde Lodge is in a stunning location, and Jemma and her team fulfilled all of our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble, both on the day and in the months leading up to the wedding, and every one of our guests commented on just how perfect the weekend was. It helped that we had a glorious sunny day - but if the weather had changed, Jemma had contingency plans in place. Nothing was left to chance.
We had a truly wonderful day, thanks in no small way to Jemma and Wilde Lodge itself. Thank you.