Heather & Martin said ‘I do’ in October 2022 in front of a small, intimate number of guests.
Their wedding weekend was centred around close friends and family, enjoying good food, good wine and good company.
We caught up with Heather & Martin to learn more about their wedding celebration and what made it so unique and special for them.
How did you discover Huntsham Court and why were we the venue for you?
Heather – I spent a lot of time searching the internet and communicating with venues for the ideal location, we were not to fussed about specific location, we just wanted it to be right for us and our guests who were travelling from various locations across England.
We had an idea of what we wanted, ideally exclusive use, intimate and just the right number of bedrooms for the number of guests (25).
A lot of venues came up short with either too many bedrooms or not enough, location too remote or too central, no flexibility, very rigid in their offerings and we just didn’t get the gut feeling ‘this is it’!
Huntsham appeared on my last search, we looked at the website and liked the look of the house, the grounds and thought location would be reasonable for all the guests.
So we booked an appointment to view.
As soon as we were greeted by Jennifer (our eventual wedding planner) we were 50% there with our decision. After introductions and a brief review of what we were hoping for our day, Jennifer gave us a full tour of Huntsham. The team were in the throws of turning the house round from the last event in preparation for the next, everyone we came across was welcoming and friendly.
The house was wonderful, a home to relax in but grand with it, quirky in places with everything that you would need and more on hand.
Above all, we were able to see our vision could come true here.
The rooms were totally individual and beautifully decorated throughout.
We sat in the bar area after the tour and chatted some more about what was available. Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and had the perfect balance of interaction. There was no sales pitch, purely this is a home that you can make your own.
What I really liked is this is the only venue that was so flexible, with different levels of hiring the house, fully staffed, some help, pick your suppliers, all exclusively yours! We only required the smallest number of bedrooms and it all seemed so easy, simply closing of the additional bedrooms that aren’t required.
With options of where the ceremony could be held, we were sold on the Great Hall in front of the fire place straight away!
We took one look at each as we walked to the car and knew we had found our dream venue, but we left without booking…
As soon as we drove out down the drive I looked up mid Devon registrars, made the call, they sent me an email to complete the booking (we couldn’t book Huntsham in case we were unable to secure a registrar!) by the time we had reached our overnight accommodation, the registrar was confirmed and we went straight back to Jennifer to secure our dates!
From start to finish Huntsham made everything simple and enjoyable to plan, the level of professionalism, knowledge, support and guidance was second to none.
Our wedding was everything we wished for and more!
Heather and Martin, how did you pick your suppliers?
We have a mantra we try and stick to, always go by first thoughts and gut feel. We selected all our suppliers from the extensive list of options Huntsham offer.
You kept numbers to an intimate mix of just close family and friends, which created a beautiful atmosphere on the day. Tell us more about your decision to keep it to a select group of guests and why it worked so well for you.
What were those special moments during your stay that you look back on now?
There are so many, it’s very hard to choose. We had a relaxed, fun Friday eve with magician entertainment which settled everyone into the ethos of the house.
Milkshed, catered for the whole weekend in the end, we were only going to use them for the wedding breakfast, but once we spent time with them it became clear we wanted them to cater for everything and they didn’t disappoint. They made some very personal touches for us that really resonated, showing their care attention to detail and dedication.
Martin loved the laser clay pigeon shooting with Brian on the Saturday morning along with all the guests that took part, as this provided a distraction for those without ‘wedding tasks’ before getting ready for the ceremony.