Getting to Know – Ribby Hall Village

Venue Name: Ribby Hall Village

Location: Wrea Green, Near Preston and Blackpool, Lancashire

What type of venue is Ribby Hall Village?

Located in the heart of Lancashire in more than 100 acres of countryside, Ribby Hall Village is a modern and sophisticated wedding venue within a 5 star holiday village.

The wedding venue is 14 years old, built in 2004 to accommodate a growing demand in weddings. In 2009 we opened the doors to our Garden Room, with stunning views of our manicured gardens through the largest windows we could find. 2010 saw the complete refurbishment of our largest room, the Woodland Suite, to ensure all aspects of the venue were consistent with a more modern feel.

Over recent years our Rowan Suite has also had an interior design makeover, with textured wall papers, mirrored console tables and mood lighting.

Bride and Groom Kissing Outside Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall VIllage

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Ribby Hall Village?

We have three suites to choose from for weddings at Ribby Hall Village. The Woodland Suite is the largest with a capacity of 350, The Rowan Suite can accommodate 200 and The Garden Room holds 110. We also have an outdoor ceremony feature, the Summer House, which can accommodate 10 people inside and additional guests on the patio area.

Wedding Ceremony in The Summer House at Ribby Hall VIllage

Do you offer exclusive use as part of the packages?

No, we do not offer exclusive use.

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Getting to Know – Sandhole Oak Barn

Venue Name: Sandhole Oak Barn

Location: Near Congleton, Cheshire

What type of venue is Sandhole Oak Barn and how old is the building?

Sandhole Oak Barn is a breathtaking barn wedding venue that provides a relaxing and romantic setting with truly idyllic surroundings. Set on the banks of a private lake and with rolling Cheshire countryside all around, you’ll struggle to find a more picturesque place to tie the knot.

Sandhole Oak Barn wedding venue in Cheshire

Tell us a little about the beautiful venue’s history.

Sandhole has been home to the Worth family for five decades. Originally all farmland, Sandhole began hosting weddings in 1995 and is believed to be the first farm in Britain to do so. In 2005 the stunning, oak-beamed barn was built and now provides an enchanting setting for country weddings. Sandhole is still family run and we take immense pride in our venue and our collective bespoke approach.

Couple by lake at Sandhole Oak Barn

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Sandhole Oak Barn?

Couples will find plenty of space for up to 140 guests for both ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. In the evening, you’re welcome to invite a further 40 guests.

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Getting to Know – Warble Entertainment Agency

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Company Name: Warble Entertainment Agency

Interview With: Joey Burdon

Location/Coverage: UK and Europe

What does Warble Entertainment Agency do?

Warble Entertainment Agency is the home of the UK’s best wedding acts and entertainers. Everything you need is in one place to make planning your wedding entertainment easy and stress-free.

The Jet-Setters, Warble Entertainment Agency Act

How did Warble Entertainment Agency get started and how long have you been going?

Warble Entertainment began in 2007 with the vision of helping couples find the perfect wedding entertainment for their big day, regardless of budget, theme or style.

Our ethos from the beginning has always been one of reliability and passion. We know how stressful wedding planning can be so we always aim to make things as easy as possible. A lot of couples are surprised at how simple and straightforward the process is! I also find it’s part of our role to make the process fun. Too much of wedding planning can be notoriously difficult or joyless. Wedding entertainment is one of the most exciting parts; we know this and like to share it with you.

Bride Dancing

Where do you cover?

Our awesome team of wedding entertainment brainiacs are based in Cheshire, however our entertainment options cover the whole of the UK, Europe and even Worldwide!

Couples planning a destination wedding can choose from a huge variety of wedding entertainment with experience in performing abroad too.

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Bride with groom sitting on bonnet of Jeep - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Getting to Know – Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Bethany Lloyd of Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Company Name: Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Interview with: Bethany Clarke

Location/Coverage: Based in Yorkshire but travel all over

How did your business get started and who works at Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography?

Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography is Bethany Clarke and Matthew Lloyd. Wedding photography was a natural progression from our career as photojournalist. We have both been full time professional photographers for over 10 years, and have photographed hundreds of weddings.

Bride with groom sitting on bonnet of Jeep - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

Yes, being a photojournalist was always my dream job. I’m lucky to have travelled the world for some incredible publications, as well as capture some of life’s most important moments for many families.

Bridesmaid pulling out bride's long veil - Picture by Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

Based in Yorkshire, Bethany Lloyd-Clarke Photography covers the north of England and London (we lived in London for many years), but we’re happy to travel. We also shoot a couple of destination weddings each year.

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Getting to Know – The Prop Factory

Company Name: The Prop Factory

Interview with: Carys Jenkinson

Location / Coverage: Based in Exeter but cover all areas of the UK

Introduce The Prop Factory

The Prop Factory is a seven year old amazingly unique prop and furniture hire company. We hand-make beautiful items to hire for weddings and events from nearly 90% recycled, reclaimed and second hand materials. We don’t use any nasty chemicals and say “NO!” to fibreglass. Most of our items to hire are handmade from wood or fabric and a little bit of metal. We don’t sell any of our products either so you’ll only find them here.

Bride sitting on pink sofa available to hire from from The Prop Factory

Who works at The Prop Factory and what are your roles?

We are a small team of six working in the heart of Devon, obsessively foraging, creating, following trends, setting trends, drinking tea and being generally inspired and excited by all things pretty, weird and fun.

  • Carmen: Director, Prop designer and Marketing Manager
  • Adam: Director, HR and Customer service manager
  • Jim: Logistics Manager
  • Laura: Prop Maker
  • Carys: Stylist
  • Tricia: Website Creator

Cream and gold candelabra available to hire from from The Prop Factory

What’s your story? How did The Prop Factory come about and how long has the company been running?

The Prop Factory started in 2011 by 23 year old single mum Carmen Croxall, while she was at University. It has now grown into a warehouse of wonders.

Carmen started in the industry with a small vintage china hire business, and soon after had the passion and knowledge to create something amazing with prop hire. The company began as ‘The Very Vintage Hire Company’ and then changed face to ‘The Prop factory’. This is indeed an accurate description as we are a Factory making wonderful Props.

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