Testimonials

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.

Hi Summer,

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!

Sue x, 22nd 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!

Thank you!

Clare & Craig, 14th 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!

Kind regards

Mr & Mrs Newell :), 12th April 2017

Hi,

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!

Lauren & Tom, 6th 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.

Sharon Elliott, 4th April 2017

Hi Becky,

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!

Lynsey & Dave, 1st April 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

Hi Helen,

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.

Best wishes,

Claire & Stuart,

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 Beck, 30th 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.

Kevin Barnes (Groom’s Father), 29th March 2017

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!

Lauren Hayfield (Bride’s Sister),

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,

Steve & Katie Thomas x, 26th 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

Charlotte Eastman, 24th 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.

Libby Hinton, 18th March 2017

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.

Gary Curshen (Father of the Bride),

Hello Alli,

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

Libby,

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 & Vinny, 4th March 2017

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.

Best wishes,

Shalini & Vinicius,

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.

Melanie & Joe, 3rd March 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.

Thank you,

Janet & Bernard, 25th 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!

Mr & Mrs Milton, 14th February 2017

Dear Becky,

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!

Very best,

Anna & Aaron xx, 12th 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.

Mr & Mrs Ledger, 4th February 2017

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.

Very best,

Cat & Kevin Ledger,

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.

Lorena & Jack (The Sumpters) x, 3rd February 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!

Best wishes,

Alex & Mieke Topsom, 6th 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

Frances & Arthur, 2nd January 2017