Reviews - what people say about Georgina's weddings... (at other venues)
What the bride and groom say....
....There really are no words to describe how unbelievably amazing the whole day was.
On top of the organising and all the support, on the day Georgina was in charge of cooking the food. She made cooking food for 100 people look like a doddle and it was absolutely delicious. Every single mouthful!
I really can’t praise this team highly enough. What you want on your wedding day is to relax, sink into the whole thing and enjoy every second. Georgina was in the background the whole time making sure the whole thing ran like clockwork so we didn’t have to worry about a thing.
We will never ever forget our wedding day and I know none of our guests will either, as every single person commented on the unique yet utter simplicity of the day, making it perfectly beautiful and I know that so much of that was because Georgina and her team made it possible for us.’
Leane and Sam 2011
We would just like to thank you. We had such a fantastic day and a huge part of that is down to you and your team. …..
Everything went so great we couldn’t have wished for a better wedding venue.
Your team were so great too, they couldn’t have been more helpful. Please pass on our thanks to them all. Once again, thank you so much. Megan and Dani July 2014
…..Thank you for having us at your beautiful venue for our wedding. It was truly magical and the best day of our lives. We couldn’t have done it without you. You were so accommodating of all our ideas and requests to make our wedding really individual. Thank you for your patience and kindness, for putting up with my endless emails whilst we changed our minds and added things throughout the planning stages! And thank you for incorporating all our requests for the food. The buffet was delicious and puddings absolutely scrummy. Your cooking is terrific Georgina and we all appreciated your generous helpings! Please pass our thanks on to your lovely team who were such a big part of our day and helped to make sure we were all beautifully well looked after. Many thanks again.
Suzie and Peter, July 2014
We wanted something unique, relaxed and licensed for civil ceremonies and with camping involved!
Georgina was very helpful and accommodating from the beginning allowing us to be in constant touch discussing all the different details. Over the next (many) months we visited on a number of occasions to create the plan for our perfect day. And it was!
...The reception was relaxed for us and our guests whilst Georgina and her team worked hard serving the food and drinks. All the staff were polite and couldn’t have done more to accommodate us and our guests. The canapés, starter platters and hog roast were delicious as was the pudding and cheese boards – this sustained the campers into the early hours!
Overall we couldn’t have asked for anything more..... we have had nothing but fantastic compliments from all of our guests – including those with children who commented it was the most child friendly wedding they’d been to.
Alice and James
Thank you Georgina and team for giving us such an amazing wedding. The best day of our lives! It was so reassuring working with you for the months leading up to the big day and we simply couldn't have done it without you.
Jenny and Scott 2017
Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so special. It was such a great day and everything we wanted it to be. We loved getting married in the beautiful arbour surrounded by such amazing countryside and our friends loved coming to such a beautiful part of the country to celebrate with us on your lovely farm. Tom and Jenni June 2014
Ellie and I both want to say a big thank you!
We had the most fantastic day, the venue was beautiful, surrounded by amazing views. ...... We wanted something a little out of the norm and boy did they deliver!
Georgina could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We asked for a lot and they delivered without fail.
The food, what can I say about the food! Not wanting a formal sit down meal we chose seafood paella (which was probably one of the best I’ve ever eaten!) with hunks of freshly baked bread and fresh leafy salads followed later in the evening by a Mediterranean buffet which our guests are still talking about. Once again I want to say a huge thank you for making our day so special.
Ellie and Toby Wilson, October 2012
Lee and I want to thank Georgina and everyone involved in our wedding day. It was so very perfect. Everything went so very smoothly, with amazing food..... we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We will be recommending Georgina without any hesitation.
Martyn and Lee Sanford Wedding – May 2013
Thank you very much for a fantastic day – the location made it very special for us, and we couldn’t have done it without you and your team – who were great.
Jenny & Dan September 2013
I don’t think we have properly thanked you for the wonderful wedding day we had at your farm all thanks to you and your team. We really couldn’t think of anything else that would have made it any better. It was a truly perfect day and one which we will always treasure. We are so grateful to you for everything you did for us and all the help and support we received from you during the months before. With us being in Australia it was really reassuring having you at the end of Skype and e-mails whenever we needed help. Thanks for your patience and understanding! Also thank you for being so welcoming to our families who were helping to organise the wedding with us being so far away. You made the whole experience friendly, warm and inclusive which led to us having the day we had dreamed of. The food was terrific Georgina – and lots of our guests have commented on how tasty it all was. Thank you so much for everything.
Anna and Nathan, August 2012
Our wedding was everything we wanted and more. The most perfect day with a relaxed and informal feel and the most fantastic food which was presented beautifully and tasted absolutely wonderful.
Tom and Jane 2017
…..thank you so much for such a wonderful day. We couldn’t have wished for anything more for our wedding. Your input was invaluable, from the planning stage right through to your home made pies and the amazing cheese board in the evening. Everyone loved the venue and many of our guests commented that the food was terrific and your staff were superb. We wish you all the best.
Tom and Anna. May 2014
We want to thank you for making our day so memorable and special. All the hard work that you put in leading up to and on the day itself, is so appreciated. We’ve had so many compliments on our Devon themed wedding. The wedding breakfast that you served was sensational and easily the best meal we have ever had at any wedding, and wouldn’t be out of place in a top quality restaurant!
Dean and Frances Elso, May 2013
We want to say a huge thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding as perfect as it was! You guys were all completely fab – from beginning to end your help was priceless! The hog roast was delicious and the pudding made with your own fruit was really great too. Thank you so much – you will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Ellie and Dan Pearce July 2012
Thank you so much Georgina for making our day the best we could have hoped for, stunning location, brilliant tipis. The best party. It was everything we could expected and more.- Tristan and Kate May 2016
Our wedding was truly delightful. Although originally from the UK we live in Berlin and relied pretty much on Google to find and arrange everything for our wedding. We were both very keen on an informal setting and we booked it without having even seen the venue.
We visited the venue a few months prior to the wedding and couldn’t have been happier with our choice. We were stunned by the rolling hills and gorgeous views – a complete antidote to our busy city lives.
Most of the planning was done via a string of emails with Georgina, and I felt like she was always very on top of arrangements, accommodating with any whims and really helpful with advice at all times.
The ceremony was just perfect, the sun coming out on us exactly as we exchanged rings. Guests sat around on haystacks and benches and there were kids of all ages playing about so we managed to completely escape the formal feel and relax.
The guests enjoyed delicious homemade lemonade and cream teas made by Georgina and then went on to play games we’d set up in the adjoining field. We had complete freedom to organise it as we wanted and what was really good was the amazing calmness and flexibility of Georgina.
The food was delicious, the atmosphere was magical and the feedback we had from everyone about the day was all wonderful. Just wish we could do it all again.
Elizabeth & Rob Wood August 2012
We had a great wedding and really loved every minute of it. Thank you so much for making it wonderful.
Jo and Mark, June 2013
What the mother of the bride has to say....
Sheela – Mother of the Bride
Dear Georgina, Thank you for the most perfect day yesterday. It was everything that we all dreamed of and was the ideal start to Loelia and James’ married life. You run a superb venue and the unfailing efficiency and charm of you and all your family made my daughter’s wedding a magical event. We will never forget it. Thank you. With very best wishes. Rupert September 2014
Thank you once again. Everything came together exactly as Rachael and Chris dreamed it would. Everyone was happy,laughing, chatting and smiling throughout the wedding day. The food was most excellent.
Anne Dockerty – Mother of the Bride June 2013
My daughter and son-in-law’s wedding was a truly terrific day and we couldn’t have asked for anything more from Georgina and her team of staff who all worked so hard before, during and after the big day. The food was fantastic and extremely good value with canapes to start, a hog roast with all the trimmings and buffet, a desert with fruit and all beautifully presented. Georgina is a superb cook and was careful to make sure the vegans and vegetarians were provided for with delicious alternatives.
Helen – Mother of the Bride
What they say about Clifford Barton and the accommodation....
Absolutely Wonderful! The house, location, owners were all lovely. We loved the house, so beautifully decorated, with so much care to detail and the location was amazing. You can walk out from the house to fantastic walks and pubs for lunch. Or a short drive and you are on Dartmoor for more stunning walks and amazing scenery. The play barn is a fantastic addition, full of fun things for the whole family and plenty of bikes for everyone to go out cycling on. The owners have thought of everything and more that you could need or want for a wonderful family holiday. Thank you so much and hope to come back again soon. 6th Jan 2017
Really couldn’t be better. Everything about our stay far exceeded any expectations. The cottage was warm, comfortable, spotlessly clean and contained all you could need. Our children loved their room, mezzanine and games barn and made the most of exploring the grounds.
The location is beautiful and idyllic yet perfect for exploring the area and beyond as well. Owners Vicki and Gavin could not have been more welcoming and helpful so that we could make the most of our stay. May 2016
Peaceful Holiday. Great attention to detail is shown in this delightful cottage which is so attractively furnished. Everything was so accessible in the kitchen and Vicki is a very warm hearted hostess who had baked a lovely cake for us and supplied a bottle of local apple juice. One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in and we hope to return again. May 2015
May 2017 Wedding. We were able to book all three cottages for the wedding party. Vicki was friendly and helpful. The cottages were clean, comfortable, and the self-catering enabled us to cook meals when we didn't feel like going out. The kitchen was well appointed and had everything that we needed. We enjoyed being in the heart of Dartmoor and visited a number of lovely pubs within a short distance of the cottages! We wish we had more time to wander on the lovely walks from the cottages. All in all a successful trip thanks in part to Vicki! 6th June 2017
Fantastic Cottage. We arrived at Mardon late on the Friday night after a long drive, the hosts had been in and put the lights on to welcome us. The cottage was warm and welcoming and a beautiful cake and local apple juice was on the table which was an unexpected and much appreciated surprise.
We booked the cottage as we were attending a wedding near by and Vicki had helped me with booking of taxis etc..
The cottage is beautiful and has everything you could need and more. The decor is lovely and the finishing touches simply gorgeous.
The small touches were really appreciated ( ice tray full, water ready in the coffee machine heating and lights on for when we arrived).
The beds and bedding were perfect and we genuinely had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back. Thanks again for such a memorable stay. Oct 2017
A delightful break from reality. An idyllic base from which to explore one of Devon's most beautiful regions. The cottage was incredibly comfortable, offering all modern amenities, and felt like a genuine 'home from home' - one of the first times we could say that about holiday accommodation. Vicki and Gavin were wonderful hosts, and bent over backwards to ensure that our family - including the children aged 10 and 1 - settled in immediately. Clifford Barton is very well located to explore most of Devon within an hour (by car), so when combined with the quality of the welcome & lodgings, stunning natural scenery, and the overall sense of peace & quiet, it made for a near-perfect venue for our holiday. Last but not least, the owners have made major investments in making their property as sustainable as possible, which was an additional 'feel good' factor about our time spent there! Aug 2015
A beautiful place to stay. On arrival after a long journey, worried that we had missed our tesco delivery & unable to contact anyone, we found that it had already been delivered and put away for us! Fantastic!
Bridesmere was absolutely lovely, charming, spacious and welcoming - the homemade cake and apple juice waiting for us were delicious, thank you so much Vicki.
The games room was popular with us all and such a bonus addition especially for my 3 sons (16-24) who love a bit of competition!
Nothing was too much trouble for Vicki and Gavin and they were extremely helpful and professional. We had a relaxing and fun holiday, thank you! 8th Aug 2017