Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We have been very lucky to have seen a huge variety in the weddings that we have hosted so far. From festival vibes with outside dancing to a rustic extravaganza complete with pet sheep and even a country and western inspired day! The best weddings are definitely those where the couples embrace their individual style and passions.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Planning a wedding can be a very difficult time for couples to manage the expectations of others with pressure from many areas. I would always encourage couples to try and focus on achieving the day of THEIR dreams and to try not be swayed by the wants and needs of others.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
My favourite personal touch was when one of my couples decided to take some time out of their drink reception to find a quiet spot to re-read their vows to each other in private. I always advise couples to try and find a couple of little 'time outs' during the day together as the day can go by so quickly and you can find yourselves very busy hosting, with little time for each other. This was such a beautiful way of connecting in the moment on their special day.
...I must say, I did also love watching a room full of guests take a shot of whiskey during a celebrant-led ceremony to toast the happy couple - that definitely got the party started!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Friendly, rustic, scenic, flexible, versatile
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
With over 12 acres of parkland and fields and buildings dating from the 17th Century, there are so many options! With unbroken views for miles, the golden evening sun and particularly the Autumn sunsets with a countryside backdrop are simply spectacular - real mantelpiece stuff! My favourite spot is under the mature copper beech tree when it is in full leaf.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
What’s your favourite canapé?
I love a goats cheese and red onion tartlet!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
I have loved seeing the variety of evening treats that our couples have chosen recently, particularly some of the food truck offerings. Dirty fries always seem to go down well!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The long sweeping driveway definitely builds suspense before revealing the incredible flintwork and red brick walls of the barn but the most unique feature is probably the barn's original Grain Store and Hopper which have been retained in full, providing a point of interest for photographs.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our team. Curds Hall Barn is a family run business and even those of us who are not officially related feel like family now! The team work very hard behind the scenes and genuinely enjoy going the extra mile supporting our couples through their planning journey and on the wedding day itself. We appreciate our privileged position as a part of your wedding day, taking great pride in getting to know couples and forging some wonderful friendships along the way.