Describe the best wedding that happened at Wilde Lodge?
Although we love all our weddings, one of the best was with a lovely couple who started with an intimate dinner on the day they arrived, got up and went for a walk and a swim with their loved ones, truly making the most of the countryside. The morning after their big party and plenty of dancing, the guests woke up, had a game of croquet in their pyjamas and dinned on a big BBQ lunch! Seeing the bride, groom and their guests being able to relax and make the most of the venue is what we love most.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
One of our most recent couples had a love for literature and had a book swap set up in our long barn where guests were encouraged to bring a personal favourite read to swap and share with other guests. It was lovely to see guests get involved in the gesture and take a moment to share the interests of the Bride and Groom.
Describe Wilde Lodge in 5 adjectives
Unique, Magical, Relaxed, Wholesome, Intimate
Where’s the best photo spot at Wilde Lodge?
There are so many glorious spots, but we have seen some amazing photos taken down by the river at golden hour with the beautiful welsh hills as the backdrop. But we are also very lucky to have our rustic barns which make a great feature in our photos too!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Wilde Lodge?
What’s your favourite canapé?
It's hard to choose a favourite canape from our caterers CSONS, but would definitely have to say the five spice duck pancake with peanuts, sesame, pickled cucumber and plum is up there. From amazing barbequed meats, to vegetarian and vegan dishes CSONS manage to bring together flavours to create an unforgettable dining experience
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
It would have to be toasted marshmallows on our fire pits outside the barns. It is a perfect midnight snack to keep you toasty next to the fires to give your feet a break from dancing all night long! But if you're after a bit of a bigger bite to eat our caters do amazing chicken shwarmas or delicious burgers to keep you going all night!
What is Wilde Lodge most unique feature?
Our most unique feature would have to be the beautiful grounds that we are set on. On 15 acres of land which is all available for you to use throughout your whole stay for games, family walks, photos and everything in-between, this would have to be our most unique feature.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The way my husband and I have built this business from the ground up! When we first took over the Lodge it required a total renovation that we did ourselves, which we have constantly been building upon since then. To be able to watch couples and guests arrive and enjoy the site that we have given our time and hearts to is the best part about what we do!