Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
One of our very first Wedding hosted here was a 3 day Wedding weekend, inclusive of an animal themed party on the first day for 150 people followed by their ceremony and reception on day two and finished with a free room zoo day on the final day.
Although very tiring, it was truly the most spectacular Wedding I have ever been involved in...in which they managed to turn a day of celebrations into a 3 day festival of love & admiration!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The key to a successful Wedding day is our old friend 'Organisation'. Being organised from the very start willl make the journey much smoother! Secondly, work out a budget that you can afford for your ideal Wedding and tailor your inclusions to meet this budget, things like making your own decorations to match your theme will save you a lot of money and is a rather fun hen get together activity!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Due to the rising costs of Venues and services, we have seen a lot of brides and grooms unleashing their inner creative selves by making their own table decorations. We've seen brides browse the local charity shops for old hardback books and pocket watches to match their Alice in Wonderland theme but we've also seen innovative yet vintage Wedding favours such as homemade jam's instead of the classic name place cards.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique, Accomodating, Personal, Scenic, Natural Beauty
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Goodamoor Lawns with views beyond
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Celebrity Guests include;
What’s your favourite canapé?
Parma Ham, Watermelon & Smoked Cheese skewers
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
The echoing howls of the Iberian Wolves.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The tremondous roar of Jasiri our male lion.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Benjamin Mee's international bestselling book 'We Bought A Zoo' which is based on Dartmoor Zoo has been reproduced by Hollywood studios into the family film starring Matt Damon & Scarlett Johanson.