We booked our wedding at New House Farm just before lockdown came in 2020! We fell in love with the venue immediately, it was just what we wanted. The new ceremony barn was getting built when we 1st viewed, when we went again to see it we were blown away! To say the next 2 years were a bit nerve wrecking would be an understatement. But Hazel was always on hand to keep us updated and settle our nerves. We had some phone calls and countless emails over time checking in and discussing plans for the wedding, and what ifs/buts. Also on hand to recommend suppliers from tables, chairs, linen etc. Extremely luckily for us, our original wedding date went ahead – 12th March 2022. No restrictions necessary!!
What a weekend!!
Hazel kindly allowed us to drop some bits off on Thursday, then we arrived on the Friday morning ready for the best weekend. We had guests arriving at the venue and we had also booked Scale Hill, which is owned by Hazel’s family – definitely recommend booking this too!! The rooms are amazing! Even though we were here, there and everywhere and multiple people coming and going Hazel was so friendly and accommodating to everyone, and little Henry was an added bonus. The most cuddly, friendly little pooch!
All the rooms at New House Farm are fantastic, we struggled to decide which to sleep in!!
Having a same sex marriage we wanted to keep the surprise of seeing one another until walking down the aisle and Hazel was amazing at helping us do this, helping with timings, meeting of the registrars etc. She was just so helpful with every aspect! Keeping us topped with prosecco too!
Our day was absolutely perfect, it went like a dream and the blink of an eye. We always wanted a laid back wedding, not rushing around and timed to a certain itinerary and think Hazel helped with this massively. We disappeared for an hour or so to get some pictures by the lake with Spike (do it!! We loved this). When we got back the drinks were flowing, guests were chatting and laughing. Was absolutely perfect!
We sat down to eat and do speeches about 4pm and Hazel and the team kept all the wine flowing, toasting drinks topped up too! Coming from a family of talkers our speeches lasted a little longer than expected and our night guests were due to arrive but Hazel came up with a quick plan which worked a treat – it meant we got to greet all of our evening guests one by one and everyone have a little mingle. The night went without any problems, everyone dancing and music playing! Hazel even letting us know the bus had arrived and giving those guests a good kick up the backside to not miss the bus.
Hazel is such a bubbly, chatty character that I think she will get on with everyone, you can tell she absolutely loves her job and it shows! We cannot fault our day, it truly was the best day of our life, we loved every minute. If we could go and do it all again we would, and we would not change one thing!! We will back on our wedding anniversaries to try out the amazing baths and bag some Wainwrights.