Describe the best wedding that happened at Roodlea Barn?
Oh this is a hard one as there has been so many amazing ones. However as we opened during the covid pandemic it meant our initial weddings were on a smaller scale with some restrictions, so for myself our first full wedding back in 2022 was a particularly special one. Seeing the barn finally used for what it was intended and being able to see friends and family unite again it definitely holds a space in my heart!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
This might be a boring suggestion to some, but its definitely a logical one - make a spreadsheet for EVERYTHING! The best way to keep on top of suppliers and budget is to make a spreadsheet and make sure you include absolutely everything on it.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Being a DIY barn venue I get the pleasure of seeing a lot of personal touches and effort that couples put into the place which is amazing, even the smallest details such as homemade tablet for your favours make a difference. However, I had one particular wedding where the groom built a train track which sat on top of our beams and made its way round the room, with the stops on it being a memory of the bride and grooms travels which was quite amazing!
Describe Roodlea Barn in 5 adjectives
Romantic, Rustic, Unique, Versatile, Modern
Where’s the best photo spot at Roodlea Barn?
Our decking which looks out over our pond and our grounds, its also perfect place for getting your group pictures with all your guests!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Roodlea Barn?
Unfortunately not yet, but fingers hoping some day soon!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Can't go wrong with some Haggis Bon Bon's or Tempura in my opinion - always people pleasers! I do also love salmon or caviar blinis with crème fraîche.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
The best evening snack we have had in my opinion was simply grilled cheese & ham toasties on sourdough bread - they were delicious and just what everyone was looking for! We have also had a Taco food truck which done Mexican style snacks like nachos which also went down very well and their food van looked amazing too!
What is Roodlea Barn most unique feature?
Either our floor to ceiling window that overlooks the pond and grounds, or our grand double-sided fireplace which goes between the main hall and our bar and provides a warm cosy feel!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We are a small family run business and we all work really hard to make it a happy, friendly environment for our staff. We often get comments on how welcoming, helpful and friendly our staff are and to know they love their job also makes everything run smoothly and we have fun doing it too! Therefore I would say the environment we have created is something I am really proud of!