Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We lost our barns, it was storm Eunice on a Friday. We lost four of our bedrooms, including the bridal suite. We had to rebuild the wedding from scratch on that day, within the space of about 3 hours. We managed to pull it off, and it was one of our most special weddings, the couple were still so happy and it has stuck with us. This is a reflection of how hard we work for our couples, to ensure they have the best day possible.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Try to avoid saying we 'should' do this, take a step back from this question and make sure it's exactly what you want for your wedding. Be true to yourself.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Star wars shoes, they were R2-D2!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, flexible, natural, special and scenic.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
By the Oak Tree - it is 400 years old!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We do a lot of work with Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, and one day the character 'Morph' came in, we lost it!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Shredded sticky duck, with plum sauce and spring onion and chilli.
The tempura king prawns with sweet chilli and lime.
Crispy corn tortilla, avocado and coriander salsa.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Mac and cheese bar, with sprinkles. Bacon, cheese sprinkles. Crispy onion sprinkles too!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We are owned by Avon wildlife trust, so all of our profits are gifted to charity.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our personal element to what we do here for our couples, we really do go the extra mile, we're not solely a wedding venue, so we do far less weddings. Which means they are so much more special. You also have the ability to change absolute anything you want for your wedding day.