Our perfect day
By Ann-Marie and Emma, on 30 May 2018Date of Wedding - 28 May 2018
From the moment we met Sam and her team we knew, without a doubt, that our wedding would be everything we wanted. Sam took time to get to know us so that she could provide us with the day we wanted and not a set wedding from a set venue. We are still reeling from just how amazing the day was, Sam managed to create a really smoothly run event, so relaxed and charming that just remembering it makes us smile out loud! The food was delicious, the drinks flowed and the whole venue was set out exactly as we had pictured it. The ceremony itself felt so personal and the room was wonderfully laid out. The garden looked beautiful - Sam put out bales, fire pits, blankets and cushions. We had the best fireworks and the most delicious wedding cake. All of our guests loved the hog roast and the cheese was delicious. In short, nothing was too much trouble and it was the perfect day, we will not just remember it, but cherish it forever. We were not sure what we wanted at first, but Sam listened carefully and tailor made our day. I know we are biased but we got exactly what we wanted... Thank you Skylark!
The most perfect venue
By Emma and Ronnie Prestwood, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018
I do not even know where to start to explain how much we loved this venue. We had looked at a number of venues and Skylark was both affordable and picturesque, then we met Sam to discuss wedding packages and that was that we were absolutely sold.
Sam could not have done anything more, she feels like part of the family helping to organize the wedding rather than the venue owner. Sam was always available to respond to my many questions (some of which were a bit stupid) and this really meant a lot because I was planning the wedding from overseas so we could not go in and meet as much as normal couples may do.
As for the day it ran absolutely smoothly, we loved that Sam came to the church to see us in which was a nice personal touch! We really appreciated all the little things that meant so much like reminding us to eat and making us a snack box to take back to the hotel at the end of the night! Dave and Sam were always working with photographer to ensure we were able to get great shots. I really just cannot express how much of a perfect day and venue it was!
We had so many compliments on the venue, the food (especially the canapes), how stunning it was, and how amazing Sam, Dave, Jake and the team were.
We would highly recommend this venue to anyone, our day was perfect and we could not have asked for anything more.
Thank you so so so much
Lots of love Mr & Mrs Prestwood xxx
The perfect place for a wedding!
By Becki, on 01 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Mar 2018
Sam and her team at Skylark Farm are just incredible! They made our day absolutely perfect. Sam is always on hand when ever you need her, whether it is for advice or asking about the little details, nothing is ever too much for her.
As for the venue, it is utterly perfect. The scenery and views are incredible and the barn filled with drapes, chandeliers and twinkly fairy lights (not forgetting the amazing dance floor) is just perfect for anyone’s wedding scene!
Not one of our guests (including ourselves) could not fault a single thing! They were all overwhelmed by the venue, the gorgeous food and the friendly staff and atmosphere!
We could never thank you enough for making our day so perfect and special ... so thank you Sam and the Skylark team!
Lots of love
Becki and James xxx
A venue that the wedding industry must hate!
By Poppy & Charlotte Heale-Holmes, on 04 May 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Mar 2018
When my partner and I began the search for our wedding venue, we were worried. The wedding industry seemed full of venues that charge vastly inflated prices for dull rooms and average food. Luckily, we found Skylark!
Skylark is a beautiful setting for a wedding, with rolling countryside on all sides and fantastic views. The barn (used for receptions) and ceremony room are simple, but really adaptable, allowing your taste as a couple to shine through. The ceremony room is full of light because of the full-length windows along one side, and was a beautiful setting for the start of our day. The barn is different - a big space, that somehow manages to be intimate - but in a good way, providing a cosy atmosphere for a reception. Although we didn't have the weather for it (Snow! In March?!) there is also outdoor space available if required.
The setting was enough to turn our heads, but it was Sam, Dave and the rest of the Skylark family that really sold this venue to us. Sam's dedication and attention to detail meant that every moment of our wedding was planned to perfection. She was flexible, cooperative and open to our ideas, knowing when to offer advice and when to leave us to make our own decisions. Her willingness to meet with us on a number of occasions in the 18 months before our big day meant we never had to worry about any of it!
Finally, a review of Skylark wouldn't be honest and true without a mention of the incredible food. The amazing pie that was served as our main course was mentioned by almost all of our guests in the aftermath of our wedding. The food cannot be adequately described by the humble written word alone!
By Ellen and Dan Taylor-Dyer, on 02 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2017
Sam and her team at Skylark are absolutely one in a million! Not only is the venue beautiful, they provided flawless service throughout the day to ensure that every guest was catered for every moment of the day, and we didn't have to worry about a thing. We can't thank Sam enough for all the help she gave and putting our minds at ease every step of planning our wedding at Skylark. All of our guests commented how stunning the venue is and how everything was perfect. Thank you Sam and team for making our day everything we dreamed of and so much more!
By dean hedges, on 28 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2017
From start to finish the day was perfect from the food to facilities all excellent, Sam's planning help was second to none, the day went without a hitch (excuse the pun) every guest I spoke to said that the atmosphere and venue couldn't of been better in any way, I will certainly never for get our wedding at skylarks.
By Emma Anderson, on 15 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017
Skylark Farm made all our dreams come true and more! From the moment we went to look at Skylark we fell in love & knew it was the venue for us ! The venue is beautiful and views are breathtaking, but the thing that made it so appealing to us was the welcome we received from Sam & Dave. Sam is approachable, friendly, down to earth and was always willing to help & answer any questions we had with a quick response. The day it's self, was everything we dreamed of! The service we received was fantastic, food was delicious, all of our guests commented on how nice the food was, service was prompt and we felt like they couldn't do enough for us and our guests. The staff paid special attention to our little guests and the children were spoilt and well looked after. A special mention to Hazel as she was fantastic on the day in making sure they were OK at all times. Thank you Hazel. There was an outside bar for our guests after our ceremony, this was something we hadn't asked for and we were really pleased with as it enabled our guests to stay outside and enjoy the sunshine and kept the reception room secret and untouched before we went into eat. These are the small touches that Skylark think of for you and really make the day run smoothly. Over all we had the most amazing day and if we could would do it all over again! I would recommend this venue to anyone, Sam and Dave and there staff are what make it so special and nothing is too much trouble!
Our perfect wedding day
By Robert and Kelly Whitfield, on 21 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Aug 2017
We knew instantly that Skylark Farm was the reception venue for us. Sam is so warm and welcoming (as are Dave and the rest of the staff).
The venue is on a working chicken farm and we love the reindeer and sheep who live there too. The zipwire was enjoyed by many of the guests too!
The views are stunning and they can actually be enjoyed all day and night as the outside area is covered, lit, has ample seating and blankets are thoughtfully provided for when it gets chilly.
The barn is amazing - a lit-up dance-floor, great lighting and the freedom to move furniture and add whatever decorations you wish.
The food was amazing-we attended a tasting evening so were able to try so many things before deciding. All of our guests loved the food-but particularly the vegans!
There was an unfortunate road accident outside of our venue on our wedding day that blocked the road outside Skylark for at least 7 hours. When it got to midnight and guests were still struggling to leave the venue to get to the local hotel, Sam, her husband and another member of staff took it upon themselves to drive all of our remaining guests and ourselves the half hour trip around to get to the hotel that was really only 5 minutes away. We knew that we could trust Sam completely to make our wedding day so special and we were right-even when things beyond their control went wrong, they stepped up to help us.
We can't recommend Sam and her team at Skylark enough. She really cares about her weddings and her couples and our guests also have so much praise for this fantastic venue and hosts.
5th August 2017
By Stuart & Charlotte McClarty, on 25 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2017
We had the pleasure of having our wedding at Skylark Farm on 5th August 2017. We first visited this venue 18 months prior and was blown away by the views. We had visited several venues before our visit here but no venue came close to the scenery, venue and staff.
Sam & Dave are genuine people who have a real passion for their farm and will do anything possible to ensure you have that one special day. We had some unusual requests when we booked the venue and they were able to accommodate every one.
The day it self was as magical as we expected and with the help of Sam and the staff everything ran as smoothly as possible. Sam & the staff are experienced in Weddings with this venue being booked up for years ahead. The food we experienced at the tasting evening and on the day was of high quality and service was swift throughout.
The major selling point of this venue is its flexibility. You will never be just another wedding to them. Nothing is ever too much trouble and you have that peace of mind knowing that everything will be dealt with professionally.
29th July the day Sam made our day perfect
By brett sutton, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017
Sam & Dave and all the skylark staff were flawless from the moment we booked to the moment their son drove us back to the hotel. The sheer passion they put in to making our day special was shown by the atmosphere and was noted and commented on by all our guests. The setting is beautiful, they happily worked with the quirkiness to our wedding theme, and the food was bob on, the hog roast in the evening went down a treat, with the evening guests, the bar prices was reasonable and fairly well stocked for a typical wedding bar. Both my wife and myself loved what skylark did for us that day, and love them for it. if your looking for venue please visit these guys yourself, you will come away with a positive outlook for your big day, in the knowledge that your in safe hands.
Thanks again Sam for hosting us. Love from Brett and Bex.
Wow what a place!
By Rebecca Sutton, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017
I could not think of a more perfect place to get married. Thanks to Sam and the staff at Skylark our day was perfect a wedding to remember. All the guests commented on how lovely the place was. Sam is so enthusiastic and what ever you want to do she will try her hardest to accommodate. They have made lifetime customers out of my husband and I. You cannot good wrong with skylark farm for a venue for your wedding.
By Cake maker, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017
My friends had chosen a great venue for their wedding. The room for the wedding party had a beautiful veranda looking out to open countryside and was perfect for the couple to welcome their guests and for the photographs. The room itself was tastefully decorated and there was a bar at one end and a small dance area in the middle. Staff appeared helpful and amenable.
I had made the wedding cake, a 3 tiered heart shaped arrangement and for an amateur, I was immensely proud of my accomplishment. I was disappointed however, that, without consultation with the bride or her party, it was decided not to cut it up until the supper, when many of the
guests had left. It was left to the bride in the days following the wedding to distribute the cake to a great many of her friends and family. My husband and I also noticed staff removing full bottles of wine from the tables around the supper time, without explanation and even though there were still guests sitting there. I was aware that the wedding couple had paid separately for the wine.
I also felt that the supper, (comfort food) was very poor quality, brought out piecemeal and not reflective of the high price paid.