Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The best weddings are where the couple are incredibly happy with their day. We have had glorious big budget weddings and weddings which by utilising the particular skills of the couple and the talents of friends and family cost significantly less but are really personal and 'them'.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! Hopefully you only do this once and no one expects you to know what you are doing. Your venue (and suppliers) should be more than willing to discuss your options and point you in direction you want to go. We are always happy to give as much or as little help as you want or need to plan your day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We are always amazed by the originality of our couples .. but if we had a list at the top might be the Harley Davison Ice Cream Trike or the food served from a dinghy under sail or the family singing troupe the list goes on ..
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Historic Romantic Rustic Natural Personal
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Probably the evening sunset in the arboretum and wild flower garden although in mid October / November our 'green lane' becomes the red, russet, amber lane and is truly breathtaking .. and our little oak bridge by the medieval fish ponds .. the list goes on.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes, several but we maintain high standards of privacy.
What’s your favourite canapé?
The one everyone else has already eaten!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Knowing that everything has gone to plan, our couple have had the wedding they wanted and we've helped them get there
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Wildlife! The Barns are surrounded by organic farmland and we have Buzzards wheeling overhead, a myriad of deer, hares, badgers and bats!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our reputation - we are a family business and do not have a high turn over of weddings. This means that we get to know all our couples individually and even after the wedding many come back to revisit the venue (and us) year after year with their growing families.