We knew from the minute we stepped foot out of the car in the car park of The Oakwood that this was where we wanted to be married. The setting and the venue have been so carefully curated, thought has gone into every element, every positioning of things, and this thought and attention to detail meant that the day ran absolutely seamlessly. If we needed further convincing this was our venue, Jess was the one to do it. Her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for our happiness was exactly what a new engaged couple needs! It was clear within the first 5 minutes that she knew what she was talking about, and she knew what needed to be done to ensure the day runs as planned. We discussed details, how it would run, and available dates... and booked it within hours!
During the run up to our big day, Jess was always contactable for any queries, and she helped us to make sure that we had everything planned when it was needed.
Cue the big weekend. On arrival on the Friday afternoon, everything was ready and looking absolutely radiant. Jess was there to greet us and show us where everything was, and then she left us to it! The rooms were STUNNING. Every single guest commented on how beautiful their room was and how excited they were to get dressed in the morning. We all congregated in the shared living space and it was just perfect - some people were playing games, we had people preparing the food (we planned jacket potatoes and toppings which worked really well) and we had a little group finishing off stamping our confetti. The room flowed brilliantly, everyone was involved with what was going on, and it was an evening filled with fun and laughter. On the Saturday morning, the bridal suite was bustling and again it all flowed brilliantly. There has clearly been a lot of thought put into the get-ready space and it was an absolute pleasure getting ready there. We were also allowed to bring our Dog of Honour for a bit of the day which was just such a kind addition as she is our baby!
There are so many spots that make for beautiful photographs, both inside and outside. Again this has been so well thought out, without it being particularly “posed”. Our guests’ jaws were on the floor as they wandered around the different areas of The Oakwood, and we were so proud to show it off as ‘our’ venue.
We really could not have chosen a better venue to spend our special day and weekend. One of the best things they gave us throughout was the complete lack of any worry. We knew we were in safe hands. We are so incredibly happy with everything about the day, and a large part of that is due to Jess and The Oakwood. Thanks so much everyone! xx