Testimonials

We would like to say a very big thank you to all our couples and their family members and friends who have taken time out to provide us with such wonderful testimonials. Your words mean so much to all of us at Nettlestead Place and provide further encouragement to continue to do what we do…..and more.
Thank you.

Tasha and Gary – The Bride and Groom [August 2018]
“ Gary and I would just like to thank you for everything you have done for us over the past year or so when we first booked at Nettlestead. It was such a perfect day for us and everyone else! What a beautiful venue!! 🙂 we want to do it all over again!!”

Ed and Rebecca – The Groom and Bride [August 2018]
“ We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day. In spite of the changes in plans, the whole day still seemed to flow seamlessly and we are really grateful that you were there to adapt everything as necessary and for all you have done in arranging it all beforehand too.
We had a truly magical day and one we are really proud and happy to be able to remember for all our lives. Thank you so much for everything.”

Amie and Ben– The Bride [July 2018]
“ We were so glad to find Nettlestead Place, it was our dream venue! We couldn’t have asked for a better day! Sharon and the team at The Vine were amazing, they made sure the day ran smoothly from start to finish. Leading up to the wedding was a very enjoyable experience too, Sharon and Kathleen (from the Vine) made sure that they always kept in contact with me and I felt at ease! Overall, the whole day was perfect we feel so lucky that we were able to get married there. If anyone was to ask me where to get married, I would have no doubt in saying Nettlestead! It was simply Beautiful.”

Kristie and Daniel – The Bride and Groom [July 2018]
“ Thank you so much for helping coordinate such a wonderful day. Everything was just perfect and the staff were amazing. They were so helpful and accommodating, and nothing was too much trouble for them. ”

James – The Father of the Bride [April 2018]
“ Nettlestead is a tremendous venue – a beautiful house with a lovely garden and country views. Sharon Page, the event manager, organised a great wedding day, dealing patiently with the multitude of details and pressures from different people, with a calm smile and reassuring word. She made the whole thing very much easier.
The use of the grand bridal room on the first floor to get dressed and do the final make-up for the bride and bridesmaids is good. From there it’s a flight of steps to the Undercroft, with its log fire at one end. The space works well for the marriage ceremony. We had 100-plus in attendance.
After the ceremony, there’s a short walk through the gardens to the marquee. It’s big enough to have the music at one end and still be able to talk at the other end, which made for an excellent party in the evening.
In all, we had a truly memorable day at Nettlestead thanks to Sharon’s experience and unobtrusive management.
The real test is would we go there again if we had another wedding to organise. Definitely”

Clay and Jenny – The Groom and Bride [May 2018]
“ As soon as we found Nettlestead Place and saw it for ourselves, we knew we wanted to have our wedding reception here! It is such a special and tranquil place with the most beautiful gardens, which our guests enjoyed exploring during the day. We loved the way it had both formal gardens, such as the rose garden, and more informal parts – we particularly loved all the wildflowers, which fitted in with our theme beautifully! Sharon was such a pleasure to work with and was a calm presence in the run-up to the wedding, helping us to shape our wedding to suit what we wanted, even down to the ceilidh in the evening! Annabel and Roy made us feel very much at home and provided us with a lovely breakfast in the morning. Kathleen and Vine Events produced delicious food which all of our guests commented on and looked after our guests so wonderfully on the day itself. We had such a special day: Nettlestead looked beautiful in the sunshine and we can’t recommend Nettlestead Place enough. We didn’t want to leave! ”

Natalie and Graham – The Bride and Groom [September 2017]
“ Wow. Where do we start, Nettlestead Place was the perfect venue for our wedding, we fell in love with the beautiful house and stunning grounds as soon as we arrived to look round. We chose to get married in The Undercroft, despite the availability of the lovely rose garden, as The Undercroft has such a unique feeling about it, slightly medieval but romantic and cosy at the same time. We had the fire lit for our ceremony which made it feel even cosier, despite having 100 guests, it felt like a small and intimate ceremony, as well as smelling absolutely gorgeous! The Marquee was by far the nicest of all marquees that we had seen, and has some great options for customisation. We opted to have a curtain between the main section and the dance floor, and then the star lit ceiling. All of our guests commented on how much space there was and how pretty the marquee looked when the dance floor was revealed. We cannot fault the venue caterers, they worked with us to meet any special requests and were flexible around menu choices and drinks packages. The food was superb and quite frankly excellent value for money! It rained during the afternoon, and the caterers swiftly moved our canapes and guests inside with no fuss! We hired the beautiful and spacious bridal suite for the morning and night of our wedding, and it really made the day run smoothly, enabling our wedding party to have a base to access anything they needed! Sharon and her team supported all of our ideas from day one, we didn’t feel pressured into choosing any of the available options, and she had some great ideas to help us make our day even more special. We can’t put into word how grateful we are to Nettlestead Place, Sharon and her team and The Vines catering team who worked hard to make our day amazing. Our family and friends loved our venue, loved the food and most importantly we felt relaxed knowing that we were in good hands, and that on the day everything would be taken care of. Simply a wonderful experience planning our day with such a great team. Lastly a huge thank you to Annabel and Roy for letting us use their beautiful home for our special day. ”

Kirsty and John – The Bride and Groom [September 2017]
“ Nettlestead Place was our dream venue, we knew instantly from the moment we looked around the place on a dreary January day. Sharon met with us and shared the stunning photos of previous weddings and the plans for their gazebo in the rose garden which was built this year. Sharon instilled us with confidence and reassurance that nothing was too much trouble and she really is super organised! Our wedding day was the perfect day and everything was seamless. It really is the most gorgeous venue if you’re looking for a Kent country garden wedding ”

Sarah and Martijn – The Bride and Groom [August 2017]
“ We had a fantastic weekend. Our guests continue to message us about how beautiful the wedding was and we’ve even had some comments that it was the best wedding ever! I can certainly say that was the case for me and my new husband! Thank you for reminding me to slow down as I charged up the aisle!
The afternoon tea tables worked a treat. There was enough seating to make it comfortable for those wanting to sit and still room for those more inclined to stand to chat and circulate. Using the gazebo for the cake cutting and little speeches also worked really well as everyone gathered right up to the rail and got a good view. The cake was set up beautifully.
Thank you for your help and guidance in trying to get it just the way we wanted it.”

Joanna – The Mother of the Bride [June 2017]
“ ……… We had a really lovely day and appreciated being left to sort everything as we liked. We felt very much at home in the big bedroom getting ready and having our pre nup picnic. The undercroft was stunning and the registrars could not have been more helpful and friendly, really entering into the relaxed spirit of the ceremony. The marquee looked lovely – Suzanne did us proud with the flowers. I hope the ceili music and dancing didn’t resound too loudly through the whole of Nettlestead- it was extremely boisterous and huge fun! All the guests thought the venue was absolutely gorgeous- I wish I’d had time to do more exploring myself; I expect we’ll come to one of your open garden events to have a good look around.”

Zoe and Antony – The Bride and Groom [June 2017]
“ We had a beautiful day thank you. The weather turned out perfectly and allowed us to make the most of Nettlestead. It was truly beautiful.
We would like to thank you for all of your help with the planning and being there every step of the way, we are really pleased that we chose Nettlestead as our reception venue. Thanks again.”

Anjulie – The Bride [June 2017]
“Thank you for your help so far in organising our day. I wanted to let you know that the gardens looked fabulous and Annabel and her daughter were really helpful on the Friday and Saturday. We were almost too lucky with the weather! Our friends and family really enjoyed the day and loved the setting………Kathleen and her team were excellent. The food was great and they worked very hard and efficiently, whilst being super accommodating and friendly, on what was an unbelievably hot day.”

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