Wedding Awards Testimonials
Vicky & Adam 27/09/2014
Wayne and all the team at Kirkley could not have done enough for us, both on the build up to our wedding day and on the day itself. All of those little things you worry about as a bride to be, all of those little questions that pop into your head ('where is X going to go and how does X get from A to B and what time will X be etc), they manage to put your mind at ease because you know what? They've done this many times before and know exactly what should happen and are therefore able to offer advice and confidence. They were amazing and we didnt have to think of time at all on the wedding day as Wayne was there to guide us through. He even made us a cup of tea at the end of the night while we were waiting for our taxi! (which he also called by the way!). I'd highly recommend Kirkley Hall to any couple who havent booked their wedding venue yet. The staff are great, the food was delicious and the venue itself is beautiful.
Matthew & Hannah 24/01/2015
From our first visit to Kirkley Hall, the staff were welcoming, flexible and accommodating. We had a rather specific idea of what we wanted our day to be like and came to Kirkley with a list of things that we wanted to create or incorporate into the day. Nothing was too difficult to achieve for the staff there. They were so helpful and quietly confident that they could deliver the day that we were after. The venue is stunning with views over the fields, beautifully preserved rooms and lovely gardens to walk through and find photo spots! As if the venue and the staff weren't enough, the food was absolutely divine! Again, we came to the chef with an idea of what we wanted that wasn't on the set menus, but that wasn't a problem for them, we thoroughly enjoyed our tasting session and on the day, all our guests were full to the brim with delicious treats! Kirkley Hall really can deliver on all fronts. At first I was concerned that it would be too package-like and that we would not be able to create our own personalised day. But I was proved wrong by the amazing service and flexibility of the people at Kirkley Hall and I can't recommend it enough!
Emma & Adrian 08/08/2014
Where do I begin?? It starts with us being let down when our original venue went into liquidation in March 2014, with 4 months before the wedding it felt like our dreams for our wedding day would never be realised, we lost all of our wedding savings, having only paid the venue a few days before. I emailed all of the wedding venues in Northumberland to see if anyone could help us and almost immediately I had a reply back from Wayne at Kirkley Hall asking us to come down and have a look around. We were absolutely blown away by Wayne and Kirkley Hall, we had visited previously with our children but had not considered it as a venue. Wayne immediately set us at ease and promised he would take care of us, and he did. We moved our wedding forward by one day to 08/08/14 and started planning again. Throughout the planning the staff at Kirkley Hall were amazing, nothing was trouble to them. Wayne was on hand to answer all of our questions and worries. On the day, we couldn't have been more supported by Wayne and the team, from arriving at the venue to get ready all the way to leaving that night we were treated like royalty, like we were the only couple in the world getting married. The day ran perfectly with Wayne and the team always on hand, the timings were perfect and everyone comments on how wonderful the venue was. Several of our guests commented that the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding. I will never forget our wedding day and I truly believe it was made that much more unforgettable by the level of service and professionalism from the team at Kirkley Hall. This wedding venue should be the top of every bride to be's list!!!!
Amy & Joe 28/05/2015
Kirkley Hall made our day really special. From our first visit prior to booking Kirkley, to the day itself the experience and warmth from the staff continually put us at ease. They 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.The afternoon tea and BBQ organised were outstanding and exactly what we had envisioned. The Hall itself was beautiful leading to some stunning photos from the day. 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. The venue and staff were instrumental in making it such an unforgettable day.
Nick & Grace 22/08/2014
Amazing service and quality throughout our wedding planning and especially on the day. The staff from Wayne (planner) to the bar staff were all excellent and made us feel very special. Food was also amazing and we had lots of compliments from guests.
Keith & Suzanne 27/04/2015
The service, food and staff were extremely helpful we had to change our wedding at short notice and Wayne and his team couldn't do enough to help. My mother was in hospital but came out for the day and their compassion and caring attitude to help was outstanding. I cant thank them enough. The surroundings are fantastic the food was superb and the staff were outstanding. They deserve to win all awards going :-)
Kate & Zach 06/08/2014
All of the staff at Kirkley Hall went above and beyond to make sure that we had the perfect day. From start to finish everything went so smoothly and stress free and on the day of the wedding, Wayne was brilliant - we couldn't have asked for more!!
Rachael & Brian 27/12/2014
Kirkley hall deserve to win this award the staff are fully committed to your wedding day they offer an amazing service from start to finish and make sure you day runs smoothly. Food was amazing and they can offer packages for any budget. They offered the best customer service from any of the venues we viewed we immediately knew this is where we wanted our wedding and knew our day would be in safe hands. Wayne and his team were amazing! I couldn't thank them enough.
Vicki & Paul 30/05/2015
The overall service and running of the day was superb, if I could afford to do it all again I would! Kirkley hall made everyone feel welcome and made sure everything was perfect.
Philippa & Charl 20/07/2015
We celebrated our wedding on Monday and I cannot find words good enough for Wayne, Rachel and team. The whole day was magical. Plans rolled like clockwork and everything was perfect. Our guests commented on the delicious food and fabulous level of service. We loved every moment of our day and because of Wayne's amazing commitment, passion and attention to detail, we didn't have any last minute nerves. The venue and the grounds looked stunning. It was the most perfect place and we would highly recommend getting married there - you couldn't surpass Kirkley hall.
Julian & Auline 22/07/2015
Wayne, Laura and Rachel were hugely supportive and friendly in the run-up to the wedding. On the day they worked tirelessly yet discretely to ensure a smooth event. A feature of their service is their flexibility; a willingness to adjust the programme of events, even at the last minute, with no fuss. The venue was superb. We got married in the open air on a sunny day(thank heaven)in the patio of this attractive house. The food was outstanding. One of the great benefits of Kirkley Hall is that guests can walk off the excesses of their celebratory feasting by wandering through beautiful gardens afterwwards. Children make a wedding special, but they can become fractious after enduring the straight jacket of exhibiting so much good behaviour! Kirkely Hall has a mini-zoo and this is guaranteed to provide a welcome diversion for them (and the adults). It was a splendid day - I cannot praise the staff or the venue enough. A worthy winner of any prize going, I would say.
Marc & Sarah 11/07/2015
We could not rate Kirkley Hall and it's wedding team any higher than we do, the building and grounds are absolutely beautiful and in beautiful surroundings. The three main wedding rooms inside are immaculate and stunning each with their own style but in a way that they still compliment each other. We were extremely pleased that although there was plenty space for our guests to mix and spread to the two main rooms and also the beautiful courtyard outside overlooking the lawn and gardens (which were also immaculately cared for) and then onto the countryside views we never felt that our guests were either apart from each other or that the group was disjointed or separate, whether you were outside or in you still felt part of the party and the fact that Kirkley Hall only do one wedding per day meant everybody was extremely relaxed and comfortable milling around the venue. The wedding team were brilliant from the very first visit to view the venue to the day after the wedding to pick up our things. They were patient and relaxing and more importantly always available to take our questions and requests while we were organising our day which could of been stressful if we had been waiting for people to get back to us, for this a special mention to Rachael must be made, a very professional and lovely lady who was always there for our questions and to walk us through the process of organising our wedding a true pleasure to deal with. A mention to Wayne also who conducted and managed our actual day with perfection and attentiveness, constantly popping up when needed and making sure my (Now!) Wife was ok as if by magic as the rest of the time he melted into the background and made sure everything was running smoothly without us knowing it. The service on the day at the reception was both prompt and excellent; the staff all seem to be relatively young but outstanding, professional and friendly. The food was beautiful and the organisation exemplary. We could not of asked for our day to go any better and the only complaint we have is that it's all over, as not just myself and my wife, who are obviously biased! but also many of our guests have commented on it being the best wedding they have ever attended. I will say though that my new wife is already of the opinion that we should renew our vows in five years time, and even though it is stressful at times planning a wedding, there is no venue we would rather do that at than Kirkley Hall. It may not be five years maybe more like ten but who knows as the saying now goes "happy wife, Happy life"! A truly beautiful venue with a fantastic team and long may it continue to give other couples the joy and memories it gave us on our wedding day. Superb.
Suzanne & Kevin 11/10/2014
Excellent service and value for money
Keith & Suzanne 27/04/2015
Following my future mother in law having a major operation for throat cancer, our original wedding plans were thrown into turmoil.We decided to move our venue to Kirkley Hall, and from the first meeting with Wayne he assured us that they would do there up-most to make sure our wedding day would be special. Every step of the way, we received nothing but the highest standard of assistance and compassion from Wayne,Laura & Rachel.The wedding venue was perfect and the wedding breakfast was of the highest standard, and all the staff involved were superb. Two of our guests were wheat intolerant and there meals were fantastic. My brother in law said the gluten free desert was the best he had ever tasted.We even managed to get Suzanne's mother to the wedding from hospital for a few hours, and Rachel managed to sort out some privacy for her to receive some medical care that she required.The whole day was outstanding and full of very happy memories from myself and my new wife. All the staff at Kirkley Hall fully deserve to be nominated for this award and in my opinion would be really worthy winners of such a prestigious award.
Amanda & Kristina 26/07/2014
The venue is beautiful and the staff are professional and know exactly how to ensure the day runs smoothly and transitions well from one stage to the next. The food was well priced and potion size was excellent value for money.
Sarah & Alfie 14/12/2014
Because when our wedding fell through at longhirst hall they went above and beyond to make sure our day was the day in which we envisaged. They helped whenever it was needed, provided delicious wedding breakfast and evening buffet & they whole day ran faultlessly. Can't praise them enough!
Auline & Julian 22/07/2015
The wedding staff at Kirkley Hall organised our wedding from start to finish with a perfect mix of professional attention to detail and a friendly manner. Excellent food and beautiful Venue. Our wedding was small by comparison and we wanted an intimate feel. This was achieved and a memorable time was had by all. The ability and willingness of the staff to cater for all sizes and types of wedding is what makes kirkley Hall a perfect choice.
Laura & Shaun 13/07/2015
We organised the whole wedding from abroad and were so relieved to have such a committed team promptly answering all our questions and making us feel at ease. They were also very arranging and flexible with our special requirements (for example allowing us to have a craft workshop throughout the day in one of the rooms as long as we protected the floors and tables), even making a few changes on the day when requested. The place itself is absolutely beautiful both inside and outside and amazing value for money. I never expected to have so many compliments about the wedding experience from virtually all of the guests!!
Kayleigh & Mark 29/11/2014
Kirkley Hall is a fantastic venue, with the most amazing team of people working together to make wedding days perfect in every way. They go the extra mile before, during and after the Big Day! Fantastic value for money and the food was amazing. Wayne and his team are amazing!!!!
Neringa & Daniel 08/07/2015
It is a gorgeous venue. All the rooms have a unique look. They also have a terrace for outside ceremony, gardens, wonderful views and most importantly the staff who will support you along the way. All the space in the venue is used at its best, allowing guests to have quieter time to chat, refresh outside or drown in a disco.All the spaces are separated but at the same time next to each other. The venue has a lot of character and a really romantic feel to it. All Kirkley Hall staff including the florists were very professional, truly listened and advised where necessary. We had a wonderful day. Thank you to Kirkley. Hall
Nikki & Ross 06/06/2015
The staff where amazing they made the room look spectacular and made the whole day go with out a hitch, the venue was amazing and so was the food, the price was so cheap I have been to other weddings where they have cost a lot more money and have nowhere near been as nice as Kirkley hall
Michelle & Jacob 08/04/2015
From our first visit, through to the end of our wedding day, nothing was too much hassle for Wayne and Rachel. They were very helpful with ideas and communication during planning stages, and accommodated for our every want. Our day ran smoothly, exactly as we wanted it to be. From start to finish it was perfect.
Tania & Daniel 23/07/2015
From the day we went to look around, we were welcomed by the wedding coordinators, who I must say always had a calm, relaxing and assuring presence. They were always available to answer any questions needed and helped us from the beginning to the end. We always felt supported and reassured. We never once doubted them. Most of all we were given the bespoke wedding we have always wanted, an outdoor one. I wouldn't change anything with my experience with Kirkley Hall, infact I would love to do it all again!
Andrea & Graeme 04/07/2015
Making mine and my new husbands big day so special. Resolving any issues that popped up quickly and efficiently and the guests were none the wiser.
Megan & Carl 25/04/2015
This company were fantastic Wayne was amazing great value for money everything was perfect great scenery nothing was to. Uch trouble Wayne was just at the end of the phone for any stress we had we met a few times to discuss things and put our minds at ease.
“From the moment we decided on kirkley hall as the venue the staff couldn’t have been more helpful and easy to contact whenever you needed anything. On the day of the wedding everything was so organised and it just flowed from one thing to another without any effort. The staff serving the meal made it an impeccable service. I even had people comment how amazing their service was. People really enjoyed the space of kirkley having so many rooms to spread out in. I couldn’t find one fault at all.”
Mrs Rebecca Mockett (Bell)
“The venue was exactly what we was looking for, with the option for a bespoke package and at an excellent price. Wayne was really focused on us and what we wanted our day to be. It was a really relaxed day there was nothing to worry about as everything was under control and gave us the chance to really enjoy our day.
Mrs Amy Bell (Johnson)
“Everything was extremely well handled, planned and executed perfectly. The professionalism of the staff was amazing. I would definitely recommend Kirkley Hall to anyone planning to get married!!!”
Mrs vicki smith (miller)
“We booked this venue at short notice due to family illness. The venue was superb the staff were fantastic nothing was too much trouble. They catered for my mam who was in a
wheelchair recovering from major surgery, The food was out of this world in fact my brother in law and niece who were both gluten free said it was the best pudding they had ever had. I would recommend this venue to anyone in fact we have already done so,.”
Mrs Suzanne Graves
“From start to finish the staff were exceptional! Our day was amazing. Can’t even put it into words. Phenomenal. First class. Amazing”
Mrs Jessica Mordue
“Wayne and Rachel gave us all the advice we needed to be able to create a beautiful day. Our wedding could not have gone better, and there were added touches from the venue which showed they really went the extra mile to make our day extra special.”
Mrs Catherine Pemberton (Thomas)
“Superb service, loved that they didn’t just do a one size fits all wedding and exceptional
value for money. They accommodated all our wedding wishes from letting us have a BBQ for the wedding breakfast to having Jagerbombs for the toast drink after the surprise bridal
speech. I really wanted our day to reflect us and Kirkley Hall supported us to make our
dream day a reality.”
Mrs Clare Joyce