Read what some of our lovely brides and grooms had to say about their wedding at Kirkley Hall.
To the Kirkley Hall Wedding Team,
Matthew and I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our wedding day so special and perfect. From booking the venue up until the end of our night the service we received from everyone, especially Rachel, Laura and Wayne, was second to none. We really can’t thank you all enough, our day was perfect in every way and we will remember it forever.
From Mr and Mrs Teah 04.06.16
To Rachel and Staff
Thank you for making the wedding day for Christopher and Maarjia so special. Everything was fantastic, food service, the way they were looked after.
From Mary & Alan Taylor, Maarja's Parents and Christopher, Maarja & Baby Erik x
To Rachel and Team,
We just want to say a massive thank you for everything you have done in helping plan and coordinate our wedding.
We can't thank you enough!!
The new Mr and Mrs Preston
Kirsty and Stuart
I would be grateful if you could pass on the following note of thanks to the wedding team: My son was married last Saturday at Kirkley hall. My wife and I and indeed all my family and friends (many of whom had travelled a long way) were so impressed with the day. The organisers were superb...Rachel and Wayne I think. They helped make this a special and memorable day for all. I cannot express how much we enjoyed the whole experience, the ceremony, the lihgt refreshments during photos, the meal and the evening entertainment. All of the staff were superb and I know Stuart and Kirsty had an amzing day they will never forget. Kirkley Hall will forever be a special place in our family memories.
Michael Preston (Stuart's dad)
Thank you to Rachel, Wayne and all the Wedding team for making our wedding day the most perfect day ever. We can't thank you enough. Everything was amazing!
Ang & Scott 27.04.16
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Kirkley Hall who made my day perfect! Everything from the decorating of the venue to the meal to the overall running of the day was 10/10 and I would recommend this venue to anyone wanting a lovely relaxed, perfect wedding day. A big pat on the back to you all.
Mr & Mrs Tullin 06.04.16
Thank you for such an amazing day on Saturday. Our guests all commented how lovely the venue was and how good the food was. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Wish we could do it all again!
Let us know what we can do to help you get venue of the year because you really deserve it.
Thank you so much for helping us to have an amazing wedding day! The staff were all brilliant - a special thank you to Wayne and Rachel for making everything run so smoothly and being so lovely throughout the day xx
We would like to thank all the staff at Kirkley Hall for a fantastic day on the 17th October 2015. You all made our daughter and her husbands wedding so special. Guests and family all were welcomed in a professional ,but most important friendly atmosphere . The venue and surroundings were brilliant the children could run around the grounds happily. We would like to thank Racheal and Laura for helping with the father's speech. The day before my husband went to kirkley to test drive the projector for his slide show, they can not do
enough for you. Thankyou girls you are fantastic.
The food was 1st class thanks to the chefs and staff waiting upon us at the meal. No one was rushed we were all relaxed , comfortable and most of all happy with everything you did. Evening celebrations brilliant food again and bar staff fantastic very helpful and professional. You even spread your magic to the weather the sun came out at the correct time, you are a clever bunch ha.
Also the next day you all had everything ready to pack and go for the family. It
was one smooth operation. A huge big thankyou to you all, we will never forget that day you made it so special thanks to everyone involved xxxxxxxx
Lynne and Rob Mooney
The brides mum and dad. 17.10.15
Dear Wayne, Rachel and all the team,
Thank you all so much for making our wedding day on the 13 August 2015 so amazingly special.
We were so focused on making it as relaxing and informal as possible to put all our guests at ease and you did exactly that. It was perfect.
Even now, people are still saying they had never been to a wedding like it and that is all down to you guys.
I’m sitting here trying to think of words to explain how thrilled we both are but I am literally lost for words. Amazing, fantastic, breath-taking, out of this world just simply don’t seem to be enough.
The attention to detail was perfect, the food was amazing and the staff were fantastic.
Please can you pass on our sincere thanks to all involved?
It was a day that Gary and I and all our guests will remember for a lifetime.
P.S – I hope I wasn’t too much of a Bridezilla!!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Marc & Gary Cave-Reynolds 13.08.15
On Saturday 1st August, we celebrated our wedding at Kirkley Hall and we wanted to send an email to say thank you. From the room decoration and the attentiveness of the staff to the quality of the food, everything was better than we had hoped for. We were hoping for a relaxed yet traditional wedding celebration and that was exactly what we got.
Please pass our gratitude onto the waiting, bar and kitchen staff.
Hayley and Carl 01.08.15
To Wayne, Rachel and Laura
On behalf of Andrew, Louise, Alan and myself I want to say a huge thank you for all the effort and hard work you put in to make the wedding such a success. Everyone commented on what a great day it was and a lot of that is down to your effort. Although you could have done something about the weather!
Sorry we could not see you properly at the end of the evening but just wanted to say thank you to all of the waiting staff.
Thanks for being so patient with the rather stressed mother of the bride, Patricia. 25.07.15
To everyone at Kirkley Hall who made our wedding so special on the 20 July 2015.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you all. We had a magical day and loved every moment.
It certainly looked as though all our guests had a brilliant time and we continue to receive messages from friends and family, full of praise for the beautiful venue, delicious food, wonderful service and the great party.
We are so glad we found Kirkley Hall, everything was perfect and you all went out of your way, in the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself to make everything so perfect and as easy as possible for us.
We couldn’t have wished for anything more.
We greatly appreciate your hard work and dedication.
With thanks and best wishes.
Charl & Philippa Pienaar xxx 20.07.15
Wayne and all of the team at Kirkley Hall,
Thank you so much for an amazing day!
Everything ran so smoothly and the food was delicious.
I would like to thank the girls who looked after Isla too during the speeches – it was very kind of them and meant Craig’s Mum could listen and be involved.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kirkley as a wedding venue to anyone getting married.
Love Carys and Craig x 29.05.15
To Wayne, Brodie, Rachel and the rest of the staff at Kirkley.
Thanks for helping to make our day so special.
From our first visit prior to booking Kirkley, to the day itself your experience and warmth continually put us at ease. You took our ideas onboard to help us shape a day that was unique to us which is a service very few venues seemed able to offer. Everything was planned in advance including things we hadn't even considered. The day itself was completely stress free, with last minute changes such as moving the ceremony indoors being handled smoothly and professionally. We particularly appreciated your suggestion to move some of the decorations into the ceremony room to add an extra personal touch. The afternoon tea and BBQ you organised were outstanding and exactly what we had envisioned. The Hall itself was beautiful leading to some stunning photos from the day.
Your staff kept us informed throughout the day to ease our minds without being intrusive. Several of our guests commented that it was the most relaxed wedding they've ever attended which is exactly the day we were hoping to achieve.
Thanks for making it such an unforgettable day.
Mr & Mrs Bell 28.05.2015
Hi Wayne and Rachel
Myself and Keith would like to thank you very much for the day of our wedding. We all had a fabulous day and thanks for taking the taking the time for getting things prepared for my Mam in her wheelchair. The meal was fantastic compliments to the chef or chefs. In fact everything went very smoothly.
I would recommend Kirkley Hall to everyone.
Once again thanks.
Not enough words to say a big thank you for everything for our big day.
You have been amazing.
No idea how we would have done it without you.
You made planning our day easy, always there to help.
Thank you, Carl & Megan xxx 25.04.15
On Saturday 11 April my husband and I were delighted to attend our daughter Amy’s wedding at Kirkley Hall to David Hope.
The wedding was a fantastic occasion which we will always treasure in our hearts and minds. The main reason for its huge success rests with your amazing staff, who worked so hard at all times to deliver the highest quality, friendly and professional service. They were also very obviously so keen to please and establish very positive relationships with everyone. Their attention to detail and conscientious attitude shone through; as did their obvious training and corporate pride.
Every one of the staff did an excellent job, however of particular note the family would like to mention the following individuals:
Wayne – the wedding organiser whose approach was exemplary throughout.
Natalie Wilson and Rachel Johnston were excellent.
Brodie Dodds – proved to be an immense asset to Kirkley in so many ways during the day and on the following morning she helped us pack and collect all the wedding paraphernalia and take it away.
I am sure that the staff are involved in many, many weddings but their genuine support, advice and interest made us all feel special and valued.
We would also be most grateful if you would pass on our enormous thanks and best wishes to your staff team.
Jorie Griffiths 11.04.15
To Wayne, Rachel and all the team at Kirkley Hall,
Thank you for making our wedding day magical. The food was fantastic and the service given to our guests was brilliant. From the first visit to Kirkley Hall to the end of our wedding day, the communication we received was great and the wedding ran like clockwork. In particular, we felt very looked after on the day, including Wayne’s calming breathing exercises!
Altogether, you helped to make it the best day of our lives.
With thanks – Michelle & Jake Thomas xxx 08.04.15
A very big thank you to you and all your staff for help making Laura & Lewis’s day so extra special! Everything went so smoothly due to your attention to detail and organisation, nothing was too much trouble.
Many Thanks – Mr & Mrs Knowles 28.03.15
My daughter and (now) son-in-law got married on 7th February. I would like to say how impressed we were with the staff on that day. Everything went as we'd hoped. Thank you to all the staff.
Christine Owen 07.02.15
We wanted to say a very big thank you for everything - the day could not have went better.
You were great and our wedding could not have been in better hands than yours, you made sure that everything was perfect.
Maegen & Greg 31.01.15
To Wayne and all of your wonderful team at Kirkley Hall
A very belated, but massive thank you for helping us to have our perfect wedding day!
You were all so friendly and flexible, fitting in with exactly what we wanted, from the awesome canapés and pies, to the beautiful decoration and lighting all of the candles that the children blew out!
Kirkley Hall was a stunning, perfect venue, we can’t thank you enough.
Matt & Hannah Couchman 24.01.15
I realised I had never written back to you regarding the level of service that we had received from yourself Rachel and all the staff at Kirkley Hall you made our day so perfect. From the first meeting and our visit to the booking to the setting up and then the smooth running of our day everything was ran with organisation and precision and we couldn't have been anymore impressed. We want to thank you again for all your hard work and dedication making out day the very best it could be.
Rachael and Brian Henderson 27.12.14
We both want to thank you for ensuring we had an amazing day.
Rachel, you did a great job making sure I was a calm and happy bride so thank you.
Wayne you ran the day with such poise and professionalism it went like a dream so thank you.
The new Mr and Mrs Dunn 13.12.14
Wayne & Team
We want to say thank you for Matt & Hannah’s wedding reception – it was perfect in every way.
We really do appreciate all the hard work everyone at Kirkley Hall put in to make it their special day.
Joanne & Pete Couchman 26.01.15
To you and all of your team members,
Me and Alfie would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, our wedding day really was the most special day. You helped me to calm down in the 15 minutes up to the wedding & your attentive team constantly checked that both myself and Alfie were ok, including checking where I would like things to be placed, not that I worried as I knew everything would be perfect!
The meal was absolutely delicious, an area which a lot of our guests commented on & the whole day ran as smoothly as we could have wished.
Thank you again for making our day everything we wanted & more!
Love Mr and Mrs Stanley xxx 14.12.14
To Wayne, Rachel and Staff
Thank you all so much for making our day perfect.
Couldn’t have asked for a better day.
The new Mr & Mrs Dobson x 28.11.14
On behalf of my Husband and I, I would like to thank you so so much from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us and the role you played on our big day.
I know you must hear this a lot but you truly are amazing. You made me feel calm, anxious free and so happy. I could not of wished for anyone else.
Thank You so much and please pass on our thank you to all of your team but especially Brodie she is an asset to your team, she was fab so professional and amazing.
Lots of love,
Kayleigh & Mark xxxxx 29.11.14
To Wayne & the team,
We can’t thank you all enough for helping to make our wedding day as wonderful as it was. You took care of us, guided us and took care of all the little things so we didn’t have to. We will be recommending Kirkley to all our friends!
Love Vicky & Adam Laffey 27.09.14
To all the staff at Kirkley Hall, particularly Wayne and Natalie,
Thank you for making our day so special and stress-free. We had an amazing day and could not have asked for better.
Thank you very much
Kate & Gene Hunt 22.11.14
Choosing the beautiful Kirkley Hall for our wedding was one of the best decisions we have ever made. From the very start we were put at our ease with the obvious expertise, experience, professionalism, warmth yet truly personal service we received. We were told that we needn't worry about anything and it was true. The Kirkley Hall team took care of everything, even the things we hadn't thought of like a very nervous groom. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes with real passion for what they were doing and they created an amazing experience for all our family and friends. The proceedings went along seamlessly and they treat every one of our guests like a VIP making sure they were catered for to their individual needs. The food was delicious and the drinks flowed. The day was highly organised yet seemed effortless and the attention to detail was awesome. We can't thank them enough.
Mr and Mrs Evans xxx 10.10.14
Just wanted to say a massive massive thank you for helping to make mine and Andrews wedding day so special on the 18th October. You are absolutely brilliant at what you do. The whole day ran so smoothly it was everything we dreamed it would be.
Laura and Andrew Bullen 08.10.14
To Wayne, Rachel and Team
Would just like to say thank you so much for all your help and planning of our wedding Kirkley Hall on Friday 3rd October.
You and your team are fantastic and made our day so very special. Everything was just perfect and we loved every minute of it. Everyone commented how great everything was, especially the food which was amazing!
You all helped our day run so smoothly and I wish I could do it all again.
So thank you so much very much for everything. You gave us a day to remember for the rest of our lives.
Lots of love Mr & Mrs Bell 03.10.14
To Wayne, Rachel and all your team,
Just a little note to say a HUGE THANK YOU!
We had the most wonderful day at Kirkley Hall on the 20 September 2014, which was in no small part all due to your hard work. It surpassed all of our expectations. The food was amazing and all the staff were so friendly and attentive.
We want you all to know we will be eternally grateful.
With very best wishes,
Kathryn & Jon
(Mr & Mrs MacLaren) 20.09.14
Dear Wayne and the Kirkley Hall Team,
We hope you are all very well. We have now come back from honeymoon and are back to reality.
We just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help on our wedding day. Thanks for keeping us organised and making our decorations look so good in the hall and outside. As soon as we arrived everything seemed to run like clockwork and the whole day flew by. The food was brilliant, our compliments to the chef and kitchen team. There was so much food and all really well presented and tasty there was certainly no risk of anyone going hungry.
Thank you for accommodating all of our wishes so easily and with such flexibility. We had a brilliant and unforgettable day.
Jenny and Ben 23.08.14
I would just like to thank you and the whole of your team for all the care and attention you gave to us all on the occasion of my daughter Grace’s marriage to Nick on Friday 22nd August.
The whole day was perfect and we have received many positive comments from our guests regarding the food, location, staff etc.
From the start of the day to the end of the evening you and your staff went out of their way to ensure a good time was had by all, in a friendly, professional manner. Nothing was too much trouble.
I especially appreciated you taking the time to show our two very small flower girls where to go etc., putting them at ease, which I’m sure helped them carry out their duties beautifully!
I know that the photographer also appreciated the care and attention you gave her during the day.
As well as a beautiful wedding breakfast and canapés (I especially appreciated the gluten free options) the evening barbeque was also very well received and plentiful.
All in all we had a fantastic, stress free day, mainly due to yourself and all your staff, and I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Kirkley Hall as a perfect wedding venue.
Many, many thanks again, Susan Winning 22.08.14
We could not have picked a venue better than Kirkley Hall. From the planning through to the big day, everything ran smoothly. Our wedding day was amazing, the staff were so helpful and friendly. All our guests commented on the lovely venue and the incredible food! The day went like clockwork, no problems or stress! We can't thank Wayne and the team enough.
To Wayne and all the team at Kirkley Hall.
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everyone’s recent help with our wedding which was on 6th August.
Everyone went out of their way to make our day so special, everyone was so helpful and accommodating!
Wayne you are a star! You put me at ease when I was nervous before the ceremony and all day long you made sure the day was perfect for us. We can’t thank you all enough for helping to make our day everything we had ever dreamed of and more!
Love from Kate & Zach St Ledger 06.08.14
To Wayne and all staff,
A very big thank you for all your efforts in making Richard and Megan’s wedding day so special. The room looked wonderful, the meal was excellent and we were able to make use of the lovely outdoor area. Everyone had a wonderful time especially Richard and Megan. We have lots of great memories of the day. Thanks you very much indeed.
With best wishes from Susan and Malcolm Anderson. (Grooms parents)
Richard and Megan 15.08.14
I wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for all your help with our wedding.
We had the most perfect day at Kirkley, it was everything we hoped for and the team were just outstanding! You and the team had everything under control and we were able to completely relax and had so much fun. We’ve had so many compliments from guests on the lovely setting, the amazingly helpful staff, and the outstanding food – a lot of our guests have said it’s the best wedding food they’ve ever had! The beef wellington, cheese boards and ham and pease pudding sandwiches seem to have been particularly popular. Please do pass on a massive thank you to all your team from us (they’re ace!) and an extra special thank you for all your help and advice in the run up to the wedding, and on the big day itself - we really couldn’t have done it without you!
Vicky & Charles 21.06.14
Wayne and the staff at Kirkley Hall were invaluable in helping us to ensure that our wedding day went completely smoothly, and was more perfect than we could ever have hoped for. We had a fairly DIY wedding, with the table centre pieces and decorations being organised by ourselves and our family. Although there was a wedding at Kirkley the day before our own wedding, Wayne reassured us that if we brought all the necessary decorations and drinks, he and his staff would ensure that the hall and tables were decorated as we asked and everything would run smoothly. I was a little sceptical about this given the scale of what was involved. However, upon arrival at Kirkley following our ceremony we could not have been more pleased. The hall had been decorated beautifully, including fairly lights being strung on the pagoda, and the “pew end” decorations from the church were placed in the windows without a second thought. The hall looked amazing and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The staff were courteous and professional and ensured all our guests’ glasses were full throughout the day and night.
The food was lovely and, as far as I am aware, all dietary requirements were catered for without a problem.
Wayne provided us with a service level second to none and ensured that if there were any hiccups (which I’m not sure there were!) we were none the wiser, leaving us to enjoy our day and our time with our guests. The day ran like a beautifully decorated, prosecco-fuelled, well oiled machine and this was purely down to the professionalism of Wayne and his staff.
Alys & Patrick - 31.05.14
Firstly I would like to thank you so much for everything yesterday!
The day went exactly as we hoped and we had the best time of our lives!
You were great, and we felt very looked after,the service you provided throughout the day was well organised and conducted very smoothly.
Once again thank you for helping make our day special.
Neveen - 18.05.14
Our son and his fiancé (at the time) got married last Saturday and had their wedding celebrations at Kirkley Hall. The wedding breakfast, followed by the evening party with hog roast, was deemed one of the best weddings the guests had ever been to. The staff were attentive throughout, glasses were always kept full during the arrivals reception. The food was served piping hot with extra bread and vegetables. The tables were cleared swiftly, although we never knew how or when. It just happened. Wayne Vickers ran the wedding like clockwork. Laura, Natalie and the rest of his team excelled in all areas. This and beautiful surroundings as well - what more could a young couple ask for as a start to their married life?
We wish Kirkley Hall continued success, doing what it does best – making people happy.
Tim & Monica Woods - 26.04.14
Dear Wayne, Laura and Team
Just a short note to thank you all for making Heather and Colin’s wedding on 14 February 2014 a very memorable occasion.
Every detail was perfect. The food was delicious and your attention to detail was first class. Everyone who attended the wedding all complimented us on our choice of venue and the fabulous food.
I would highly recommend Kirkley Hall to anyone looking for a great location for an event.
So once again thank you and all the Team, for a wonderful day.
Anne Davidson - 14.02.14
Having looked at many venues in the search for the "perfect one" we discovered Kirkley Hall. From the outset we felt that Kirkley Hall provided a warm welcome, oozed character and charm and gave us the "exclusivity" that we wanted. What also supported us with our decision was the attitude of the wedding team who took the time to understand what we wanted from our big day and were extremely flexible and accommodating in taking a genuine interest in these.
Prior to the big day we met with both Laura and Wayne to go through every detail - and they had a lot to get right. We planned on a helicopter entrance which heavily relied on exact timing and co-ordination with air traffic control, speeches in between courses (if they got this one wrong our guests could be eating a cold dinner) and an extravagant Fire show. When we look back we were probably asking for a lot but we were made to feel that everything was possible but more importantly not a problem. On the eve of our wedding we dropped in on preparations and left with the confidence that everything was going to plan. At this point I would like to note Wayne's attention to detail - extremely reassuring to see that such care and attention was being made to make the venue perfect.
On the day of our wedding it was simply perfect. We did not have to worry about a single thing - it just happened as planned. Our guests were awaiting our "touch down" and from stepping out onto the lawn and being presented with our arrival drinks it was perfect. We did experience a minor "hiccup" when the magician we had planned to entertain our guests at the end of our wedding breakfast didn't arrive as planned. Wayne took this in his stride, established and resolved the issue.
We had a number of surprises for our guests - one of which was a fire show on the patio. I still have no idea how Wayne smuggled in the team of performers and how they actually went un noticed until our guests were invited outside.
Wayne took a genuine interest in ensuring we had the day we had planned - and exceeded our expectations and gave us more. I could never have imagined our day would be so perfect.
During the evening I unfortunately took ill and can I just say how fantastic Wayne was - again. He knew my whereabouts at all times (being the bride you may expect that) however he did everything he could from bringing me water, getting me fresh air and tracking down guests for me. His main priority was clear and that was ensuring I was ok. I'm not sure if you would get this level of personal care and attention else where.
I could never truly do the wedding team and in particular Wayne justice in the way they conducted our wedding breakfast and reception, and went above and beyond in making everything run to plan. All we needed to do on the day was turn up and enjoy.
Kirkley Hall has so much to offer - exclusivity, flexibility, professionalism, a genuine interest in making your big day special, attention to detail and a warm, friendly welcome and the best Wedding team lead by the fantastic Wayne Vickers who I have to say again is simply amazing.
The most impressed and grateful bride and groom in the world
Mr and Mrs Beston - 01.03.14
To all of the staff at Kirkley Hall
Thank you all for being amazing and helping our wedding day run smoothly. The venue was perfect for us, the food was delicious and served quickly and every one was very flexible with helping us with personal touches. We will visit again with fond memories.
Lots of love
Roberta and James (Mr and Mrs Branson!) x x x
Can we just say that from start to finish your staff were outstanding and we mean that with all our hearts. I have never been involved in anything of that number of people and been able to say everyone was happy but this is a first. Thank you with all our heart.
Ian and Julie Burt
PS - By the way the feedback on the sticky toffee pudding was it was out of this world!
To Danni & All the staff at Kirkley Hall, A huge, huge thank you for your organisation and efforts on our wedding day. The hall looked beautiful, the food was outstanding & all the staff were very helpful. We had the perfect day. Thanks again.
Chris & Rebecca Ewen xxx 21.09.13
All the staff at Kirkley Hall were excellent. We had a brilliant wedding, everyone had so much fun and everything looked fab. Thank you so much to Danni for all your help leading up to and on the day of our wedding, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Helen & Jamie Pryde 06.07.13
A very big thank you for all your help and advice with Michelle and Tony's beach theme wedding. The fact that friends and family are still talking about Kirkley Hall and it's glorious setting, even now is a credit to you and your team.
Michelle & Tony Simons 29.06.13
Kirkley Hall and their staff helped to make our day as special as it could be. Danni was a fantastic help and provided us with all the support we needed for it to run smoothly. Without them it wouldn't have all been possible.
Melissa & Jason Thomas 26.06.13
Our day was perfect and went better than we could have hoped. All of our ideas were accommodated. Danni was great and the staff were friendly and helpful, te pricing was very reasonable. We couldn't ask for any more.
Sally & David Carmichael 23.03.13
Fantastic day from start to finish. All the staff were very helpful, friendly and worked so hard throughout to give us our perfect day. Excellent team work. All of our guests commented on the venue and really enjoyed the wedding breakfast. Thanks for all of your hard work to enable us to have a fab wedding day.
Kathleen & John Bickerton 05.01.13
To Rachel and Team,
We just want to say a massive thank you for everything you have done in helping plan and coordinate our wedding.
We can’t thank you enough!!
The new Mr and Mrs Preston
Kirsty and Stuart