Thank you to Chris & Kate for hosting our wedding celebration at Old Church Farm. From the welcome canapes, through to breakfast, everything was just perfect for our wonderful occasion and we can’t thank you enough for making our stay so enjoyable and pleasurable. Old Church Farm was the perfect place to celebrate our special day with Family and friends.
As it was a lovely evening we had our early evening photo shoot in the gardens.. moving from one garden to another to enjoy the various background garden scenes. Afterwards Kate’s lovely home made canapes were served indoors and outdoors. There is a skittles alley in the adjacent building – which we all (competitively!) enjoyed playing before dinner.
Leading up to our special day we had spent some time with Chris and Kate planning the occasion. Kate was marvellous in helping and advising us when choosing our dinner menu choices. And both Chris and Kate spent time helping us to plan the day, offering ideas and helping to choose the drinks etc. which worked out perfect.
Dinner was in the magnificent large wood panelled dining room. Seating 16 around the splendid dinner table, this was a perfect setting for us with our Family and close friends. We had arranged to have three options to choose from for each course (in advance of the evening) and considering all the different choices we had made, Kate (who is a cordon bleu chef) prepared and produced the amazing dishes to everyone’s delight. The dishes including local produce and some with home grown produce.
All the bedrooms are individually appointed with comfortable beds, antique furniture and luxurious drapes. We had room 7, the Alveston. This is a huge bedroom and bathroom, which has the most wonderful aspect of the local countryside.
Breakfast was served again in the lovely dining room. Fruit juice, a range of cereals and fruit to tempt the pallet before the cooked breakfast options, all freshly made to order using local produce.
There is so much history of this amazing place going back nearly 900 years! And so much character and interesting stories about how it ‘evolved’ over the centuries. Until relatively recently it was owned by Rolls Royce… which I thought was quite appropriate considering the majority of our party work within the Aerospace/Defence Industry!
All our guests have since commented on how much they enjoyed staying in your lovely amazing Country house. Old Church Farm is the perfect place for a small intimate wedding party. Thank you for being so accommodating and making our special day go so perfect! We had a fabulous time and the fond memories of our special day will stay with us.,. Mike & Sue