Wow! Where do I start?
I remember finding this amazing venue when we first got engaged. At that point it was still is development.. We only saw concept art but could already tell it was going to be incredible and would have to visit.
Fast forward to 2021 we began to plan our wedding. We arranged a visit, and it ended up being the only venue we viewed. Even though there was still a tiny bit more work to be done, and no official weddings as of yet, the place completely took our breath away. We could imagine every little detail for our day, and all our family and friends around us. I remember saying to my partner as soon as we got home that we simply had to reserve our date.
From the minute we booked our wedding, even 2 years ahead, the team at Stretton have been nothing short of remarkable. The level of communication and care from Amanda, and everyone was a weight lifted off our shoulders. We couldn’t ask more from anyone. Amanda was our coordinator on the day and she was simply outstanding and couldn’t do enough for the both of us! The day before she was there helping us set up, and on the day of, organising everyone, fluffing my train and helping me walk across the car park a nervous wreck before our ceremony, and just having the most fun with us. We can’t thank her enough for everything she has done to make our day so special.
The barn is a lovely mix of contemporary modern and rustic, giving off a really warm atmosphere. I had always dreamed of an autumn, barn style, rustic wedding and here all of my dreams became real. What we love about Stretton Manor Barn is that you are encouraged to style it however you want, and show off your personalities. But in truth it doesn’t need much doing to it at all, it’s just stunning by itself. Table runners with scattered candles and flowers made ours the dream we had visioned for ourselves right from the beginning; we wanted to show off the tables, chairs and beautiful wooden arch that just makes the venue what it is. There are so many extras included with the barn as well that we didn’t realise; the Mr & Mrs sign really added to the vibrancy of the atmosphere.
The food is on another planet. Phenomenal. The starter was sublime; light and flavourful with a lovely bruschetta each. Gorgeous humous, olives and a lovely range of breads. We went for the Char-Grilled Chicken for our main and Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. Both were out of this world and portion sizes were huge for everyone! We got to try the dessert at the Prosecco & canapés night a couple of months prior and knew we were on to a winner! I only wish I’d of had a bigger appetite on the day as everything was just delicious! We went for the pizzas for the evening option which were again just beautiful! I can’t remember going to a wedding, let alone being my own where the food was THIS GOOD.. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about it, even days later! From the variety of options available to the portion sizes, there is something for everyone and not to be missed!
The day itself was just perfect. Everything just went exactly how we dreamed with little to no stress at all. The weather was gorgeous too which was an added bonus! From the getting ready, photos, food and dancing, everything felt so seamless. We would like to thank everyone involved for helping to make our day so magical, from the coordinators and chefs, to the bartenders, waiting staff and our DJ on the night, you are all absolutely wonderful and really make the barn somewhere truly special.