Gary Henderson, 14th September 2017
We had our wedding here on Thursday, the venue is the perfect setting for a wedding. It has a magical feel that takes you away to an almost fairy-tale place.
Everyone from South Farm who was involved with our special day did an outstanding job, everyone was so friendly, helpful and happy! Nothing was a problem and everything went like clockwork. The ceremony was not outside as we planned due to the weather being a little bit hit and miss, which was a little disappointing, but it actually turned out really nice having the ceremony in the Old Dairy.
The meal was amazing with so many complements from our guests to the kitchen staff, everyone really enjoyed what we had chosen for all three courses. The wine was flowing well and the barn was full of the murmur of all our guests talking, laughing and sharing jokes with each other, which is a sign that everything was perfect and everyone was happy. We had a singer walking around the tables singing some of our favourite songs for the background music which was really nice too.
Just to finish off myself and my new wife cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding day so very special. Our friends and family will be talking about this for months to come.
We love when our clients send us feedback, it makes all the effort so worthwhile for our staff and owners alike. Reputations are hard to forge and easy to lose. We are delighted that now, in our tenth year, nearly half of our enquiries are by word of mouth.
You can read our recent Thank You’s below, or take a look back at previous years.
Lesley & Stephen Stewart, 9th September 2017
Just a quick ‘Thank You’ to you and the team for making sure everything ran so smoothly last Saturday for Francesca & Ben.
Francesca & I were very happy when we heard we had been allocated yourself. As you know, it was you we met on our first visit!
The food was amazing and the staff great. We have been inundated with messages from guests who were blown away by the venue and the food.
I hope we see you all again as a guest one day!
Mr and Mrs Wright, 7th September 2017
Honestly don’t even know where to begin with this review but I’ll have a good go.
From the second we first drove into South Farm we knew it was something special and that feeling all but came amplified as we had a tour of the venue. We were stood in the barn with James showing us round and it was in that moment we knew we had found our venue (in fact the only one we looked at!)
The service we received from South Farm was nothing short of incredible… The communication, the customer service and the fact that no question was made out to be trivial no matter how silly we both thought it was!!
Flash forward to our wedding day and the whole day ran so smoothly. Jane was fantastic at co coordinating our day with us, making sure everything happened when it should and that everyone was in the right place at the right time! We were able to relax and enjoy our day and know that everything was taken care of.
The food was fantastic, even the fussiest of eaters enjoyed it! The ginger bread man place names for the children was a lovely touch which was really appreciated. We could not have imagined our day being any better and this is due to the love and hard work of the staff at South Farm.
The accommodation was immaculate and breakfast on the Friday morning was a lovely way to tie off our wedding day and received nothing but compliments from our guests who stayed.
South Farm will forever hold a special place in both mine and my now wife’s heart. Thank you all so much!
Cassie Woods, 3rd September 2017
We had the most amazing wedding day on 3rd September at South Farm! The venue is perfection, from the beautiful gardens to the stunning barn. The team were incredible both in the lead up to and on the day, special thanks to the lovely Emily whose hard work and support on the day made everything run so smoothly. The South Farm team are seriously good at what they do and we wish we could go back and do it all again!
Sarah & Tom x, 1st September 2017
We got married here on 1st September and we’re not being biased when we say that this is the best wedding venue we’ve ever been to – nothing else has compared!
Not only are the grounds absolutely stunning (we had so many lovely compliments from our guests saying how beautiful it is) and the food is exceptional, but the team here are amazing and offered us constant support ever since we first booked back in 2015.
Nothing is too much trouble (particularly catering for our millions of dietary requirements!) and everyone is so willing to help, and their flexibility ensures that your day is perfectly tailored to your own personal taste.
We wanted a wedding that was extremely relaxed and informal, and South Farm ensured we were given exactly that. They also provide a list of recommended suppliers which is really helpful – we highly recommend the Master of Ceremonies (Chris Jennings), Caroline Hancox, Izzy Wild and the Boho Booth!
Special thanks to our Event Manager, Becky Duncan, who was an absolute star and made sure everything ran smoothly on the day – we can’t thank you enough.
We hope that someone else we know gets married here one day so that we have the chance to go back!
Katie and David, 27th August 2017
Dear Carys and Becky,
Apologies for taking so long to write this, we went straight off on honeymoon and back to reality with a bump this morning!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating us the most perfect wedding we could only dream about. The day was perfect – the sort of wedding that you think only exists in films, because of course in real life things never quite go to plan! However under your and the team’s supervision you made the day run like a dream. I have no doubt things did go wrong but thanks to you both we and the guests were oblivious and everyone commented on what a perfect wedding it was, and mentioned you both by name for being helpful and lovely to all the guests (you even arranged the wedding for us!).
We had massive compliments about the food as well, which we both felt was completely outstanding and above and beyond what we would expect any venue to do for so many guests – even better than many top restaurants we’ve been to! Mariusz and his team are talented and impressive – the food was a massive bonus which made our day extra special, so thank you to all the chefs for the massive effort and prep which went into all the canapes and food.
All in all, Becky throughout this process you have gone above and beyond in your support, help and efforts to always think about how to give us our dream wedding – even when it was extremely difficult (ie: the gourmet bespoke food!). You along with the whole South Farm team and Carys are the big reason we had the best day of our lives, so thank you for giving us a day we will hold in our hearts and treasure forever.
We literally can’t think of anything negative to say apart from that you didn’t make time go slower on the day for us haha!
Thank you again so so much!
All our married love,
Sarah & Sam (Adele & Michael), 20th August 2017
Dear South Farm Team,
Thank you so much for all of your hard work & making my amazing wedding run so smoothly. We could not have done it without you & we are so grateful for all of the help, smiles & dedication you have shown.
Your team is amazing & you have all gone above and beyond.
I honestly can’t say thank you enough.
The Scares (Sam and Sarah- 20th August 2017),
I took the wedding very, very seriously. I looked at 130 places online that I whittled down to about 20. Those I showed to my partner and then we went to see 11. South Farm, was our back up. They didn’t quite have the large numbers we were looking for, but I threw it in as the wild card. I remember driving up the driveway like it was yesterday. I was already hit by the honest beauty of the place. It felt natural, and like home. I remember turning to Sam and whispering ‘This is it!’ He told me ‘To hold on, as we hadn’t got inside yet’! I was hooked, and by the end of our show around and meeting he was hooked. A week later we brought my mum and dad and of course they were hooked. Now my Mum is as crazily thorough as me and the first places she looked at were the toilets and kitchen!! All passed her tests of cleanliness. Everyone we met was welcoming, open and friendly. The food….I don’t even know where to begin. It is AMAZING. The kitchen team really know what they are doing and I had some very hard dietary requirements to contend with! All problems were met with a smile and dealt with, with no questions asked. They have such a slick team and really know what they are doing. Alli and Carys looked after me on the day and they spoilt us rotten. They were so friendly, kind and always helpful. The day ran without a hitch (at least I didn’t notice one) It was a dream come true wedding for us and I will always be grateful to the hard work, effort and love that South Farm put into their weddings. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Carlie Homer (Wedding Guest), 15th August 2017
Well where do I start, I have to say the service from start to finish was amazing in every way. They really looked after us and were on top of everything though out. The food was to die for I just wanted more and more. The setting was lovely and just perfect for anyone looking for a beautiful wedding venue. I would like to thank everyone for making the day amazing and thank again for such a lovely day.
Claire Braxton, 9th August 2017
We got married here on 9th August and it was the most amazing day. From the first time we walked around we knew that it was the perfect venue for us. The gardens, the farmhouse, the old dairy, the barn, the rooms and the caravans everything is just so beautiful and so well looked after.
Our planning meeting with Alli was great and she helped us to achieve our wedding dreams. The staff at South Farm are exceptional and even helped find my Nan a blanket and changed a pudding last minute for a guest on the wedding day. Nothing was too much trouble and all the guests mentioned how fantastic all the staff were.
A big thank you to Carys and Jane who managed our wedding day, they were amazing!! We had such heavy rain on our wedding day but it was stress free and we were so well looked after; so many umbrellas followed me everywhere to stop me from getting wet, thank you!
I did not feel stressed at any point of the day and I could just really enjoy the venue and being with our guests.
The food was so delicious and one of the best parts of the day. After our lovely food tasting evening I couldn’t wait to eat more of it!
We would recommend their suppliers; we used Dana as our florist (she’s fab!) and DJ Gary kept the dance floor busy all night. Thank you South Farm, we had the BEST day!! X
Ian Patrick Harris, 5th August 2017
As part of a band that played there, for a wedding, I must commend their attention to detail, with a separate dance floor that had automated disco lighting, very good ventilation, and all the necessary accessories to install a sound system.
The staff were all on hand for a smooth running of the day’s activities with an easy and calm disposition.
Having played hundreds of wedding venues I can confirm this was one of the best.
Mark Bavington, 4th August 2017
AMAZING! Supportive, helpful & caring.
Mark & Hayley Bavington,
A huge thank you from Hayley Bavkins and I for making our wedding day the best day of our lives and one we will never forget. Special mention to Alli… Amazing, helpful, calm yet forceful with the ushers when needed! We felt as if you were fully committed to us and personally cared that we could relax and enjoy the day. Alli is a fantastic asset to South Farm. Many thanks once again.
Keith Allen Slater, 29th July 2017
We got married here on Saturday and had the best day. South Farm run a really slick operation and nothing is too much for them (including sending someone to Royston to get more helium when ours ran out). Special thanks go to Alli, our planner for the day who was amazing. Professional, friendly, calm, she made our day so much easier. Thanks everyone for the best day of our lives and anyone who is thinking about South Farm for their venue just do it, you won’t regret it.
Keith & Sam,
We are currently in California on our honeymoon but wanted to thank you again for Saturday.
The whole South Farm team was excellent but you were amazing. You made our day so much easier with your friendly, professional and extremely calm manner. So many people commented on how in control and calm you were.
We fell in love with South Farm the first time we came to look round and you delivered, it was the best day of our lives! We’ll be seeing you again at your open evenings!
Mr & Mrs Avery :) !, 27th July 2017
To Alli, Summer and all of the fabulous South Farm team,
Where do we start? Thank you doesn’t seem to cut it! You helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect. The attention to detail and organisation meant we had a no-stress perfect day and did nothing but laugh, smile and have fun. The minor weather glitch was exciting – something we will laugh about for years!
Please thank everyone on our behalf. You truly are amazing.
Much gratitude and love,
Stephen & Rachel,
We just wanted to express our absolute gratitude for how hard everyone worked to make our day so perfect.
When we searched for a wedding venue, we saw South Farm first. We fell in love with it, it was absolutely perfect, beautiful & what our dreams were made of. Trying to be sensible, we viewed several others. Nothing compares!!
This venue has so much space, flexibility & choice. It’s quirky, relaxed, beautiful, friendly & is head and shoulders above other competitors. We can’t recommend it enough; the wedding coordinators, the staff, the catering staff, the cleaners, gardeners – all fantastic. We couldn’t have done it without them! They think of things you haven’t thought of!
I can honestly say (as a bit of a stressy control freak at times) our day was literally perfect & stress free. I didn’t have to think about a thing & we spent the day smiling and laughing. It went so fast & as soon as it was over we wanted to do it all over again. The food is truly exceptional; the hog roast still has people talking about it 4 weeks on; the vegetables were exquisite & tasted of vegetables!!!
Their appreciation of dietary needs made everything easy, especially with several different needs – nothing was too much trouble.
I could carry on for hours about how amazing South Farm is. Whether you’re having an intimate affair or a bigger bash, if you like the countryside and want a rustic & relaxed wedding (and maybe a bit of piglet tickling in your wedding dress) then this place is for you.
We loved it, we still love it, we’d do it all again if we could. Amazing. Thank you SO much South Farm.
Our dreams came true having our day with you.
Emily Oliver, 20th July 2017
We had the most beautiful and fantastic wedding day, many thanks to South Farm for; the wonderful venue, the delicious food, and the flawless running of the day! If I could do 10 stars on Facebook I would!
Sally & Peter Conway xx, 17th July 2017
We got married here on the 17th July 2017…and absolutely loved it!!!
We only looked at two venues and this was the first… The second made us realise it was perfect so why continue looking… We knew it was an amazing venue and the atmosphere would be good but nothing prepared us for how incredible the day would actually be!!
The venue is stunning for us outdoor and nature enthusiasts it’s perfect and helped us created that rustic charm we wanted perfectly… The sun shone for us and we had the wedding we dreamed off. The venue is stunning and looked after with so much care, love and attention to detail… There’s lots of different areas to utilise and wow your guests with…
The staff are so helpful and friendly… Our wedding planner Helga was so lovely and remained calm and helpful no matter what (even if the groom and his men run late due to the difficulties of tieing a bow tie…haha!)
The food from start to finish was delicious from the dinner to the breakfast… It was outstanding and all the guests were complimentary of it!
We just love this place so much and want to relive it already! Highly recommend it! It’s pretty special!
Claudia and Sam Barrett xx, 16th July 2017
We got married at South Farm on Sunday 16th July 2017. To say that the venue holds as many weddings as they do each day on your day you truly would not feel like that. There is no rush to get you out for the next couple.
From our very first visit to the farm we knew straight away it was our venue. The team that work there are so passionate and are open to explore options and ideas to help make your day special. Our guests were blown away with the food and we’ve had so many comments how our food was not like typical ‘wedding food.’
Letty our Event Manager was fab! Our day absolutely ran to order and if anything had gone wrong during the day we would never had known!
We also booked Chris Jennings (MC) he was absolutely amazing at making sure our guests were in the right place at the right time and the best money we had spent! Our guests absolutely loved him!
Origins Floral Collette was absolutely incredible. She knows the venue so well and knows exactly what works where and well. South Farm is so pretty we found it didn’t need too much in the way of flowers and Collette was great at helping us work out what we did need.
We had a little rain on our day just as we were about to have our photos, however the venue has some beautiful spaces indoors too!
We wanted our day to be relaxed, informal, and fun and that is exactly what we achieved.
Thank you so much South Farm for memories that will last a lifetime J
Carmel xx, 13th July 2017
We had the bestest day and you were amazing! Can’t thank you enough!
Dave & Carol Green, 8th July 2017
To all at South Farm,
Carol & I want to thank you so much for making the wedding of Julie & Peter such a wonderfully memorable occasion. Everything about the venue was perfect.
Emily couldn’t have done more to guide us through – please thank her from us. Chris Jennings the MC was delightful. The catering was superb – the best hog roast (and crackling) we’ve ever tasted. Of course to cap it all off the weather was glorious. It was the perfect day in every sense.
Once again thank you so much for everything you did on Saturday. It was a wonderfully perfect day which we will never forget.
Julie & Pete xx, 8th July 2017,
WOW! Pete and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone at South Farm but especially you, you made the day run seamlessly and everything was perfect.
We can’t tell you how much we enjoyed ourselves and how lovely all the staff were. Our guests were bowled over by the farm and all the little touches that made it so special, the canapes were delicious and the hog roast was amazing!
You really did pull out all the stops to make our day perfect and we just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for all your hard work.
We will see you soon, take care.
With love from
Steph & Steve x, 6th July 2017
Dear all at South Farm,
We don’t know how to thank you all enough for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. Special ‘Thank Yous’ to Philip, Alli & Letty who were so helpful and always there when we needed them.
Our friends and family are still raving about the venue, the food, the service, the lot!
Please can we do it over again?
Lots of love,
Hannah and Amy, 5th July 2017
We had such a lovely day, it was everything we hoped it would be. A big thanks to Helga also as she was great on the day.
Chloe, 30th June 2017
We are now back from our mini moon & I just wanted to send you a note to say a HUGE thank you from Liam and I.
We had the most amazing day and loved every moment of it. Everything ran so smoothly and I know that doesn’t happen without a brilliant Event Manager – you!!
Thank you for all your hard work on the day & the constant emails in the lead up to it. Even organising the tandem bike with my Dad (I still can’t believe that happened!!).
You have been an absolute star & it was lovely to finally meet you on the day!!
Emma and Jonny xx, 18th June 2017
Greetings from a very rainy Phuket!! 🙂
We had the most wonderful and magical wedding day at South Farm and both want to thank you and all the team for making it so special and run so smoothly!
All of the guests have said how amazing the wedding was and how beautiful the venue, how delicious the food was and how attentive the staff were – lots have also said it was the best wedding they have ever been to! 😀
Honestly, it was just perfect and Jonny and I wish we could do it all over again! 🙂
Best wishes and thanks again for everything – our wedding day was just what we had hoped for and wanted – it was a dream 🙂
Kerry & Paul Dyment, 15th June 2017
Hello South Farm folk,
We have been meaning to send an email along to you… We got married at your beautiful venue on Thursday 15th June 2017 and we cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful day. We found your venue online and made our first visit to see yourselves, what feels like a lifetime ago. We didn’t look anywhere else – we didn’t need to, and knew that we had found what we were looking for.
During our planning stages we heard really positive feedback about the venue, the staff, the catering from others who had gotten married at South Farm – those reviews were not wrong!
We are so thrilled with how perfectly our day went – not a hitch in sight. Emily is an absolute treasure and was so helpful, cheery and attentive without hurrying us or being pushy. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer lady to help us on the day. In fact everyone was kind, helpful and supportive during the planning process and on the day. We are so humbled and grateful for that.
We had a magical time and have had so many lovely comments from those who joined us at our wedding, our guests were very impressed, as are we. We don’t know who, what or where to start first with our thank you’s!!
The food was divine – sadly I didn’t eat so much of it as I extremely nervous! But everyone enjoyed their meals and we still have comments on the beef and the canapes now! The man who waited on us for breakfast on the 16th was just the epitome of politeness and the service was impeccable. We were amazed that the decorations were all packed away and it was so easy for us to move our things into the cars. From start to finish our experience was wonderful.
You made our day so very special and we really cannot thank you enough for that. Our thank you card is on the way to you!
Dave Girling, 14th June 2017
Firstly, on behalf of myself and Veronica, we would like to say a really big thank you to all the team at South Farm, everything was wonderful and the team worked hard on the day to make the girls wedding a very memorable day. All of our guests loved everything. I would really like to say a huge thank you to the kitchen staff also as they worked very hard to produce amazing food in very hot conditions.
Eleanor Sclater, 13th June 2017
To Everyone at South Farm,
A very big thank you from the Garden Committee of the Red Cross for organising a really spectacular evening for us all.
Everything was perfect – the setting, the food and drink, the weather & the music – you’d all worked so hard to put on a wonderful evening for everyone to enjoy. Thank you so much.
Thanks to you all we made £1,600 which is really great and such a help for local causes!
Jules & Sarah, 10th June 2017
To the finest squadron of organisers ever assembled,
Whilst I’m sure and hope, that you superheroes are bombarded with thank you messages on an almost hourly basis, I just wanted to take a moment for Sarah and I to extend our gratitude.
I was tempted to describe South Farm and the amazing folks who work there as a well-oiled machine, but that strips away all the beautiful human qualities that are in your business at its core.
The way you all made my wife (YES!) and I feel so so special is a sentiment I’ll never be able to properly communicate.
Every single email or phone request we sent you, of which there were probably thousands, were dealt with the level of kindness I’d expect from an old friend. You coped with the challenging personalities of my family in a way we are yet to master!
Last Saturday we felt like the venue had been built for us, and we would be the only people to ever marry there.
A key message our guests relayed to us (who also all felt like rock stars) was that the tone of the venue was just perfect. You tread the line between elegant, relaxed and yet welcoming so magnificently, in fact almost as well as my wife!
I want all of you to win the lottery, so you get to feel the same rush of magic that we felt as a South Farm Bride and Groom.
I’d just recommend one small change to your setup if I may be so bold. Please alter your tag line from “Distinctly Different” to “Head and Shoulders Above Anywhere Else on the Entire Planet.”
Huge amounts of love all of your team,
Jill M Hepple, 10th June 2017,
As Mum of the Groom I can’t say a big enough “Thank You” for the wonderful wedding we attended on 10th June 2017 at South Farm.
Everything was perfection: the weather, the ceremony, the music, the food, the entertainment, the general atmosphere….
Your staff were stunning! Efficient, friendly, helpful (I lost jewellery which was found), cheerful and smiling; nothing was too much trouble.
Your venue was breath-taking in the sunny weather. The little ones loved the animals and the older ones could sit in peace if required without being left out of anything.
Everyone who attended had the highest praise for the day.
What more could we ask?!
I am only sorry I have no more children left to get married!
All good wishes,
Charlotte and Tim, 26th May 2017
To all the wonderful staff at South Farm,
We just wanted to drop you an email after our wedding day on Friday to say what an absolutely incredible day we had. The best of our lives! We are very grateful to South Farm for everything – for the amazing pre-wedding communication, seamless on the day running of the event, delicious wedding food, wonderful thoughtful staff working on the day as well as the lovely, never intrusive, Jane managing the event! We had so many comments about the beautiful venue, food and flow of the day.
Thank you so so so so very much!
With best wishes,
Charlotte & Tim,
We got married at South Farm in May 2017 and really cannot recommend the venue more highly. The thing we particularly loved about South Farm is how intimate our wedding felt despite the grounds very comfortably being able to cater for our 120+ guests with its extensive beautiful gardens and stunning barns!
The communication in the lead up to the day was 5*, we felt like we were sending millions of questions but nothing phased South Farm and they responded so quickly. The food was exceptional and the South Farm chefs were great at accommodating our menu request of personalised pies (thank you!).
A particularly big thank you to Alli for showing us around initially and for all her helping on email on the lead up to the day and also to the lovely Jane who was our Event Manager, so calm and helpful. You truly helped us to have the best day of our lives and make many happy memories!
Love Emma xxx, 24th May 2017
I will write to you, but for now I just want to say a big thank you (although I’m not sure it’s enough!)
Our dream for our wedding was to have a relaxing, stress free, fun & memorable day with our closest family & friends.
So many people told us on the run up to our wedding that it was unrealistic & would inevitably end up stressful & with a load of hick ups that we couldn’t foresee. However thankfully they were wrong.
Thanks to you & the whole team, for Dan & I Wednesday was absolutely perfect. We wouldn’t change a single moment & I know how hard you must have worked because I didn’t have to do a single thing! You (and Chris!) had everything sorted and we couldn’t thank you more.
Like I say I will write but as we are off on our honeymoon it won’t be for a few weeks and I didn’t want you to think we weren’t really really grateful because we are!
Hannah Taylor, 22nd May 2017
When we first looked around South Farm it was a bleak windy November day but even then we could tell we had found something special. The venue itself is stunning and received so many compliments from our friends and family. The staff have been so helpful in helping our wedding day run as smoothly as it did and we honestly from the bottom of our hearts know we made the right choice coming here. Thank you!
Hannah Lucas, 22nd May 2017,
We wanted to say to you and the entire team who helped with our wedding yesterday a heartfelt thank you.The venue itself had the most amazing comments from guests and everyone has been so helpful! The service and friendliness of everyone yesterday made it for us the magical day it was so thank you x
Amanda & Jack, 20th May 2017
Thank you so much to yourself and the whole team for giving us such a wonderful wedding day! It was more than we could have ever imagined and that was down to you and the venue.
We have received countless compliments on the venue – it really doesn’t compare to anywhere else!
Rafi & Sophie, 14th May 2017
Hi Summer & Becky,
Thanks again for a wonderful day.
We thought that the whole day ran like clockwork. The staff were super friendly, not invasive at all and they made it a real pleasure. The staff also seemed to be really enjoying the service which transmits so positively to the guests. Everyone said how wonderful the food was, too!
Overall we absolutely loved it, as did all of our guests, and I can’t thank you enough for all of your support in making it such a magical occasion.
We’d recommend South Farm to absolutely anyone.
Sara Cooper (Groom’s Mother), 14th May 2017,
My son, Rafi, got married at South Farm last Sunday 14th. It was an amazing occasion made extra special by the fact that every aspect of the venue was perfect, the setting, the food, and the attention to detail. Becky was simply wonderful, everything was done perfectly and without any fuss. Thank you so much.
Adam & Becca, 7th May 2017
Dear South Farm,
Thank you so much for helping to make our day really special! Everyone was great from start to finish, but especially Alli, who ran the wedding day seamlessly, as if it was her own! Nothing was too much of an ask, and she accommodated all of our last minute requests. You guys truly were amazing and we were so lucky to have all of your help!
Louise Jenkins, 6th May 2017
I have been meaning to review for a while – we just received a 1st anniversary card from South farm which is a lovely touch and reminds us of the fantastic job everyone played on the day. South Farm is such a beautiful and peaceful venue with amazing food, super friendly staff and friendly animals! We couldn’t recommend South Farm more x
Alice Gregory, 6th May 2017,
We got married at south farm on the 6th of May and would absolutely recommend the venue a million times over. From our first look round, through every step of the planning (thanks Emily and Alli) to the day itself (thanks Letty!) everyone was incredible helpful, and helped us create a perfect day, just exactly how we wanted it.
The team were happy to help make any of our requests happen, answered my many, many questions and helped us every step of the way meaning the whole planning process wasn’t at all stressful. The day itself ran perfectly but in the most natural and relaxed way. Thank you everyone at South Farm, we have so many special memories to treasure for years to come.
Josie, 29th April 2017
We had the most brilliant day thank you so much – Terri was incredible and all staff on the day were so attentive. We couldn’t have hoped for a better day!
Elliot & Hayley, 26th April 2017
Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for yesterday. We had the best day and both you and Helga were so helpful and made it so easy for us. South Farm is an unbelievable venue and everyone absolutely loved everything about it.
Sue x, 22nd April 2017
Thank you so much for your email.
The day exceeded all our expectations and there was absolutely nothing we would change. You guys are awesome!
Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was and how friendly and helpful the staff were, so thank you to everyone there for making it so perfect!
Clare & Craig, 14th April 2017
Hi Helen & Alli,
I just wanted to thank you both and the whole team at South Farm!
We had a brilliant day, thanks Helen for your patience and hard work during the day! Everything ran smoothly and everyone had an excellent time thanks to your hard work!
Alli, thanks also for all your help during the build up! That helped a lot to make sure everything went well.
Craig and I (and all of our guests) had such a memorable day. All of you staff were brilliant and all of our guests commented on how good the venue was!
Mr & Mrs Newell :), 12th April 2017
Hello South Farm,
Jay and I would like to thank you for a wonderful day – it was absolutely perfect and ran so smoothly. All staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and professional, especially Helga who was super calm and kept me relaxed most importantly in the morning! There was always someone nearby to help when needed but didn’t intrude.
We were fortunate enough to have nice enough weather for the ceremony to be outside which we were so pleased about and the setting was just stunning. The umbrellas and blankets were a lovely touch and thank you for the bottle of bubbly in our bridal suite.
The food was delicious and timed perfectly to tie in with having the speeches first. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone and neither would any of our guests – they couldn’t speak highly enough of the venue or team!
Thank you for answering our many questions in the lead up to the day and for allowing us to visit when we needed and stay/set up the night before which was such a treat for myself, my sister, mum and auntie and meant I could look forward to the day even more the night before!
Finally, all of the suppliers (recommended by you or not) were wonderful – I will be emailing them all personally but would like you to know that we were 100% happy with them all including those from your website.
I will get round to leaving a lovely review on your Facebook page very soon as I’m sure some family and friends will too!
Lauren & Tom, 6th April 2017
Please pass our heartfelt thanks on to Emily, Helga & the rest of the team for such a fantastic day on Thursday!
Everything ran like clockwork and we didn’t want for a thing.
All of our guests commented on how fantastic the service and venue were.
Many thanks for giving us such a fantastic day!
Sharon Elliott, 4th April 2017
We had 28 kids at our wedding ranging from 3 months to 15 years with mostly 3-4 year olds. The venue was absolutely perfect for this. It had just the right amount of indoor and outdoor space to keep everyone occupied and entertained. We set up the Horse Barn as a kids play area which, with the blinds open between rooms, meant that parents could see their children while still dancing away in the Old barn.
Everything was managed so professionally in the build up to the wedding and the team (notably Emily & Alli) were so accommodating and willing to find ways of making some of my more ‘interesting’ requests happen.
Having the event manager on hand (Becky) just took all the stress of the day away (and using the services of Chris Jennings as the MC certainly helped keep everyone organised). The Tuk Tuk rides for the kids during drinks reception and coffee were inspired and very much appreciated by children and parents alike!
We chose ‘sharing’ food and everyone thought it was amazing – having the ‘carver’ at the table got everyone chatting and giggling. A number of our guests have commented that it was the best wedding they have ever been to (including their own!) – now much of that was down to me (of course!) but the venue was the truly stunning part of the day. I shed a tear driving down the blossom-framed driveway, as did many of my guests.
Thank you South Farm.
Lynsey & Dave, 1st April 2017
We had a fabulous day on 1st April- the sun was shining so brightly!
You had asked me to provide feedback. I have now had a chance to gather my thoughts and chat to guests and I have some points.
A number of guests have commented on how lovely and organised Emily was. I know she is fairly new, it must be such a tough job to get large groups of people moving in the right places but she seemed to manage it in a calm and very polite way. She also came up with the idea to hang the table plan and this looked really cool, and she did it for us too 🙂 We also had a hilarious moment in the Bridal Suite pre registrars which I am sure wouldn’t have been she will be asked to do often!!
Beau Di was brilliant, he found everything we had misplaced, cake stand etc. He came out to say goodbye and was just so polite and friendly. A great asset.
My bridesmaid Catherine commented on how lovely Sarah was on the morning prep. I also found this on the day I dropped our corkage wine off.
Any additional staff I have missed have always been so quick to respond to emails/ calls from me and always so lovely.
Food- amazing! All of my guests have commented that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. Breakfast also fantastic. I wish I had thought to get up earlier though to sort out the hire items and my personal items that were packaged up for me in the horse barn as I could have kept going at that buffet!
Rooms- the recent décor updates were beautifully done. We just wished we could have stayed for longer 🙂
Thanks so much for an awesome day! We loved the venue, the animals, the staff, the food, everything! I knew for a long time I wanted to get married at South Farm, you have a stunning venue. I just now want to be invited back as a guest of someone else!
Claire & Stuart, 31st March 2017
31.03.2017, what an amazing day we had celebrating our wedding. The sun came out to play which let us have our dream ceremony in the Summer House and allowed a brilliant flow for the guests around the property. We couldn’t have asked for more from the South Farm team. Everyone was excited about the food which was amazing on the day and at breakfast.
Our planner on the day Helen did a great job of being there without being noticed. I think they are taught ninja skills. We could not offer enough praise to South farm. Thank you for making our day the best day ever.
Claire & Stuart, 31st March 2017,
Claire and I just wanted to thank you for all that you did for us Friday to make our day run smoothly and be a great day. We have had so much positive feedback about South Farm and how well it all went.
From our perspective the day was perfect and you and the team made that happen.
We cannot thank you all enough.
Amy Beck, 30th March 2017
Alex and I got married at South Farm on the 30th March this year and words cannot express how amazing the day was from start to finish. We actually live in the midlands so our guests were all asking what made us choose it as our venue, but as soon as they all arrived, every single person could see why!
The grounds, the buildings, the food, the animals, the ethos. Everything was just what we wanted from a venue and although it was only the second one that we looked at, we knew we didn’t need to look anywhere else.
The comment that keeps coming up again and again is how relaxed the whole day was, and how this atmosphere made the guests enjoy the day even more. This is because the whole team work so well together, seamlessly communicating throughout the whole day making life a dream for the Bride and Groom!
Although all of the staff we have come into contact with have been excellent, Alli was our coordinator on the day and our main point of contact leading up to the wedding. We were both so impressed with her efficiency, professionalism and attention to detail on the day and during all the correspondence beforehand. She is a real credit to the venue.
We would 100% recommend anyone to get married at this fantastic place, no request or alteration is too much.
We are so glad we found it and would love to relive our day all over again!! Thank you South Farm for making our wedding the best day of our lives so far!
Amy & Alex xxx,
Well, where do we even start? You are amazing!!
We were so blown away by how fantastic our wedding day was, and it really wouldn’t have happened without you! From months before you have been a click away; always answering our questions and requests within a day – if not hours. You made all of the planning so easy and exciting which I’m well aware is not always the case!
We were so glad it was you who was our Events Manager. It really just put the cherry on top of our cake. You were absolutely fantastic throughout the entire day, sorting everything out without us even realising it, and always making sure we had a drink to hand!
You just slipped into the background ensuring everything was going smoothly but your hard work and attention to detail did not go unnoticed by Alex and I, or our guests.
Also, thank you so much for accommodation my friend’s Mum and her new born baby – it made her day so much more enjoyable.
South Farm is an incredible venue – a truly well oiled machine. We could not have asked for a better day and are eternally grateful.
Lots of Love,
Kevin Barnes (Groom’s Father), 29th March 2017
Incredible venue, staff were magnificent and accommadation was spot on, the food was plentiful and very tasty
I would definitely recommend this as a top wedding venue.
Lauren Hayfield (Bride’s Sister),
I was a guest at my Sister’s wedding. What an amazing venue, so beautiful and we all had an amazing day. I also stayed at the farm and the rooms are gorgeous!
Samantha Elkington, 27th March 2017
We got married here on 27th March 2017 and it was absolutely perfect! From the venue, to the food, to the staff, everything was outstanding!
The venue is absolutely beautiful, our two young boys especially liked the pigs and sheep! Everyone on the day commented on how delicious the food was, in the day time and evening. The staff really helped make the day as perfect as it was, excellent customer service skills and they all went that extra mile to accomodate our needs.
Very special thanks to Emily our coordinator for the day, I would have been lost without her! From her keeping me informed with everything that was going on to getting me a glass of water before I walked down the aisle!
Also thanks to Alli for keeping in touch before the big day through email, despite us being difficult to get hold of and the last minute plan changes!
Once again, thank you to all at South Farm, you have made sure we have wonderful memories of our wedding day to treasure forever!
Steve & Katie Thomas x, 26th March 2017
We got married here on 26.03.17 and can honestly say it was the best day of our lives! South Farm is an amazing venue and truly did us proud on the day! The day ran so smoothly without a hitch and everyone was so helpful and friendly! The timings of the day was impeccable and the food was outstanding! All our guests keep asking where we found the venue and how delicious the food was! One guest has said that he will be bringing his daughter back to look at the venue!
We only looked at two venues and knew this was the one! All our other venue viewings were then cancelled! If we could, we would do it all over again and that is purely down to the venue and staff that made our day!
We would like to say a special thanks to Alli who was there via email to help organise the day and answer any queries. Helen was our allocated event manager on the day and was truly brilliant. She was so calm, reassuring, organised and professional. She ensured everything was done when it should be and treated us like royalty!
This venue is run like a well-oiled machine and you can tell they are top class in the wedding field. Although they do weddings every day, you are still made to feel as though your wedding day is the most important!
The venue was spotless and the rooms were immaculate. You’d never know there was a wedding held there the day before!
Again would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the day a truly magical and memorable one! Without you, we wouldn’t have had the day we did! We truly believe no other venue can compare to this!
All our love,
Charlotte Eastman, 24th March 2017
Me and Arron got married here on the 24th March 2017 and we can honestly say that it was one of the most amazing days of our lives.
As soon as we set eyes on this beautiful venue we just knew that it was the place for us. Everything about it is so beautiful and each and every member of staff are truly amazing at what they do. From the moment we booked, contact was spot on, with emails and meetings so we always knew what was happening. On the day we were looked after by Helen who was amazing! She was always making sure we had everything we needed and made sure the day ran smoothly. We really can’t thank her enough for this! The food is just out of this world 🙂 the chefs really do know how to put together the most mouth watering dishes.
So thank you to all of you wonderful people at South Farm who helped make our day special, we really do appreciate it 🙂 xxx
Libby Hinton, 18th March 2017
I would recommend this wedding venue to anybody planning their big day. The whole experience from start to finish was exceptional. The venue is stunning, the food was delicious, the staff are professional and slick, the wedding day was absolutely brilliant due to the amazing planning of it all, thanks to both Becky and Alli. We cannot thank you enough for making the day perfect for us! A truly amazing experience.
Gary Curshen (Father of the Bride),
Hello again Alli,
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you, to you and everyone else involved.
That place of yours and the way it works is something to be proud of.
My daughter’s wedding was a pleasure to be part of.
I cannot thank you enough for yesterday and the whole run up – it was an absolutely brilliant day and even more amazing than expected! Thanks for calming me just before the ceremony too! – I was an emotional wreck walking down the aisle!! – I cannot thank you enough xx
Shalini & Vinny, 4th March 2017
Alli, Helen, Rebecca, Christine, James and the countless others at South Farm – you made our day PERFECT!!
We knew South Farm was our venue from the moment we drove up. You made everything so seamless, perfect and easy for us. Since the wedding, we’ve had so many compliments about how stunning and intimate South Farm is, how delicious the food was (the poached pear was to die for!) and how brilliant and accommodating you were to everyone.
Alli, you’ve spent months answering every single question we have, helping us make decisions and inspiring us when we found ourselves at a loss. Most importantly, you were the swing vote which got me the Jurassic Park theme music playing as we left the ceremony – our guests all LOVED it.
Jane, you made the evening magical by smoothing out every single thing that came up. For anyone planning a wedding, you’ve already made the right decision to consider South Farm as your venue – we’d now encourage you to make the best decision of your lives by booking your big day with them.
Shalini & Vinicius,
Choosing South Farm to be our venue was honestly one of the smartest decisions we’ve made, I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the day! Our guests were so impressed by everything, and our special thanks to Alli, Helen, Rebecca, James, Christine and the countless others who work so hard for each and every wedding.
Our special thanks also to the chefs, the dishes they create are absolutely amazing, we are still getting compliments about the food. And finally, thanks to your staff serving various food and drink and those who keep the rooms immaculately clean – what a fantastic bunch of friendly and professional individuals.
Melanie & Joe, 3rd March 2017
Just a quick note to say thank you so very much for the terrific tasting evening! It was a wonderful showcase of the amazing work you do and the whole experience gave us every assurance that we have picked the perfect venue for us.
Your friendly and relaxed approach, while having such a complex event running (and running so smoothly!) was inspiring and a joy to be a part of. I have no doubt our guests will have an equally fantastic time in the Summer!
Thanks a million times to everyone who contributed and made the tasting evening such a delightful experience.
Janet & Bernard, 25th February 2017
We would like to thank you for such a lovely party, we both really enjoyed it as I am sure everyone did. The food was delicious, excellent service, everything was perfect.
It is such a wonderful venue, I can understand why it is so popular for weddings.
An evening we will both remember for a long time.
Holly & Will (The Hills), 18th February 2017
Dear Alli & the South Farm Team,
A big ‘Thank You’ for all of your help and hard work making our wedding day the best day of our lives!
We were blown away by your professionalism, kindness and willingness to go above and beyond – we are truly grateful.
Alli, you were BORN to be a wedding planner and are one of the nicest people we’ve ever met.
All our thanks,
Mr & Mrs Milton, 14th February 2017
It has been an amazing day! Thank you to everyone for all their help. The food was amazing! The staff were brilliant and very helpful to everyone. Big thank you to Emily for being the star of the day!
Anna & Aaron xx, 12th February 2017
How on earth do we put into words how impressed we are with you and the South Farm team?!
Your unique blend of professionalism and warmth made us look forward to working with you at every stage, and gave us total confidence that the day would be fab. And it was! It surpassed all our (high!) expectations – we had such a wonderful time, and have received so many compliments on the venue over the past few days. All the staff were fabulous (the waiter congratulated us when he came to serve the top table which was so sweet), the whole day was super slick and the relaxed vibe (despite how much hard work was going on behind the scenes) was very impressive.
The food was, as always, amazing. We overhead people saying it was the best kosher food they’d ever tasted. Please also tell Matt that I made sure to try the new recipe lychee ice and it was delicious!!
I’m not sure if we ever told you, but we chose South Farm because of you. There were other venues that were as pretty, but none of them had a Becky 🙂 We most definitely made the right choice. The run up to the big day, and the day itself, were calm and relaxed – we were sure that irrespective of what we were planning, you would make sure the event ran like clockwork and that everyone would have a lovely time. Plus, on a personal level, we think you’re just wonderful (I have a serious competency crush!) – it felt like having another friend at the wedding.
So a huge thank you, to you and your fabulous team!
We’ll miss you!
Mr & Mrs Ledger, 4th February 2017
Dear South Farm,
Many thanks to all your staff for helping to make my Son’s wedding day such a happy occasion!
You obviously all work very hard to maintain high standards, and the thought and preparation that went into the day ensured that everything ran smoothly and made it so enjoyable for bride and groom and their guests. The food was delicious, and it worked very well having the fruit pies instead of a wedding cake.
You have a superb wedding venue, and we thought that the addition of the dance floor area (which was in progress when we visited a year ago) was fantastic.
A fabulous and memorable day – thank you.
Cat & Kevin Ledger,
Dear Alli, Helen and everyone at South Farm,
We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding day as perfect as it was, we had so much fun! From the first day we came to look around, through the whole planning process and the seamless work of all of the staff on the day, you have been faultless. Special thanks to Alli for answering our numerous questions ahead of the day and making us feel like the only people you were dealing with, even though we’re sure you answer the same questions day in and day out! Also, thank you to Helen for your professional, kind and efficient running of the day, particularly as we know you weren’t feeling well. My parents would also like to pass on their gratitude for upgrading them to a room in the house, which they appreciated very much!
I can’t count the number of our guests who commented on how much they loved South Farm and the food in particular! One guest said the pie was the best dessert she had ever had – not even the best pie..the best dessert! You have really thought of everything to make the day easy, from the music facilities in the Bridal Suite, to the iPad for the lighting in the Horse Barn and the lovely touch of a bottle of fizz waiting in our room at the end of the evening.
Once again, our sincere thanks.
Lorena & Jack (The Sumpters) x, 3rd February 2017
Dear everyone at South Farm,
Thank you so much for the perfect wedding day. We loved every single second and would not change a single thing.
We knew South Farm was the perfect venue for us the minute we arrived and felt so relaxed leading up to and even on the big day.
All our guests could not believe how smoothly everything ran, how good the food was and how beautiful the venue was.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Alex & Mieke Topsom, 6th January 2017
Dear Emily and the rest of the team at South Farm,
What can we say? We had the most amazing wedding day at South Farm and would like to thank you for all of your help on the day. Everything went so smoothly, you and the rest of the team did an amazing job!
We truly enjoyed everything and our guests gave us many compliments about the venue, the food and the service!
Thank you again, you made our day extra special!
Frances & Arthur, 2nd January 2017
Dear Becky, James & everyone at South Farm,
Arthur & I would like to thank you all so much for the wonderful experience of getting married at South Farm. It really is a unique venue and the support and care you provided us since we booked our wedding up to and including the ceremony itself was amazing. It felt like nothing was too much trouble for you, including collecting the cakes stands on the wedding day itself! The food was wonderful and I had wanted to go and thank everyone in the kitchen. Can you please thank them for us.
We wish you all a very happy 2017.
With best wishes