Testimonials about Lyde Court
9th September 2017 (Bethan and Matt)
“To absolutely everyone at Lyde Court,
I can’t begin to thank you all enough for helping create the most amazing day for us. It was magical! You were so flexible and enabled us to achieve our perfect day … in fact it was more than we could have ever imagined!! You are all amazing people, and a special thanks to Zoe and Alix for all their help and tolerance 🙂 We received so many compliments about the venue and the staff. Lyde Court and its staff really are magical and create deams! Thank you so so much
Love, Bethan and Matt”
Friday 1st September 2017 – Wedding (Megan and Jamie)
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everybodies hard work on Friday it was amazing!”
22nd August 2017 – Wedding (Sally & Adam)
“Hi Zoe, We would like to thank you and your team for making our day so special. The venue was loved by all of our guests and the whole thing ran very smoothly no doubt as a result of your help and hard work.” – Adam & Sally
19th August 2017 – Wedding (Kelly and Darren)
“Hi Zoe, I just wanted to drop you an email to say again how wonderful Saturday was, you were so amazing and your organisation and calming persona was fantastic. We received so many comments on the venue being so beautiful, everything was perfect.” Kelly
16th August 2017 – Wedding (Donna & Woody)
“We had the best wedding day ever, cannot thank enough, you, the caterers, bar staff and anyone else involved through Lyde for such fabulous memories of our day.” Donna & Woody.
12th August 2017 – Wedding (Sally & Jack)
“We are really enjoying married life so far and are still loving looking through our photos reliving the day! ” Sally & Jack.
3rd August 2017 – Wedding (Helen and Dan)
Now all the dust has settled we just wanted to send an email (before our thank you card) to say thank you so much for what a lovely day it was. It all ran to plan and we have not heard a single bad word about it. In fact, some of our friends who never wanted to get married are now thinking about it! A lot of my dad’s side of the family aren’t used to a more traditional wedding and they all complimented how great the venue was and how well it was ran,so thank you!!
We have just come back from our ‘mini moon’ in Wales so it was a lovely way to round off our weekend. Apparently we’ve now ‘set the bar’ for all of our other friends weddings which is nice to hear!
Thank you to yourself, Gary, and the rest of the staff for everything!!!
15th July 2017 – Wedding (Rachael & Peter)
“Thank you all so much for helping to create the most amazing wedding day, from start to finish you all helped us feel so relaxed. Gary – you couldn’t have done more for us. Natalia – your input and co-ordination both before and after the day was incredible. Mike – you made the day run so smoothly, you were the Bride’s best friend, helping everything to stay on plan, nobody needs to have a worry in the world with you by their side and last but not least, Steve – a dream barman, along with Mike, Nat and Gary you made us feel like royalty for the day, you are a super team, thank you, thank you, and thank you again”. Mr and Mrs Wall
14th July 2017 – Wedding (Kerry & Matt)
“Thank you for everything that you did for us!!
It couldn’t have been more perfect and we had such an amazing day!” Kerry & Matt.
24th June 2017 – Wedding (Tammy & Michael)
“Thanks to you and the whole team for putting on an awesome day, we’ve had great feedback from our guests and we had one of the best days of our lives!” Tammy & Michael.
17th June 2017 – Wedding (Emily and Nathan)
“Fantastic from start to finish, help and support all the way to the finish, second to none service from management and wedding planner to bar staff and everybody else involved”.
31st May 2017 – Wedding (Rachel & Ad)
“Just wanted to say another massive thank you to you and all the team. We had such a great day and everyone was so helpful and friendly! Please pass on our thanks to everyone!” Rachel & Ad.
27th May 2017 – Wedding (Georgie & Andy)
“Absolutely amazing, our day couldn’t have been more perfect and it was all down to Lyde Court”
9th May 2017 – Party (Sarah and Rebecca)
“Dear Lucy and Gary,
Just to thank you enormously for an amazing event on Friday night.
We have had great feedback about the whole thing from venue and service to food. Lyde Court’s caterers, as ever, did not disappoint. They are superb.
We will pop in and say thanks face to face in the next few days.
Once again many thanks – we couldn’t do it without you.
Best wishes, Sarah and Rebecca”
29th April 2017 – Wedding (Sally and Jack)
“Lyde Court were wonderful from the very start. Very happy to show us around and very prompt with their communication in the planning stages. Everything was flexible and they helped us to see the different options we had for our wedding. I don’t think they said no to anything we asked for! The day was absolutely perfect which was mostly down to the amazing organisation and planning from the team. Our guests were blown away by the venue which was beautiful all day and looks incredible in our pictures. We couldn’t fault anything and want to thank everyone involved for helping to make the best day of our lives!”
22nd April 2017 – Wedding (Darren and Natalie)
“Our wedding at Lyde Court was simply amazing from start to finish! The setting is stunning, the staff (especially Zoe) were fantastic and everyone had such an incredible day!”
10th February 2017 – Wedding (Emma & Duncan)
“Myself and Duncan wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so special. It was everything that we wished for and more, it was just the perfect day that we wished for. Everything from start to finish was just fantastic. I thought I was going to be a nervous wreck when it finally came to the day, however all the staff at Lyde made me feel at ease and I felt the complete opposite relaxed and ready to celebrate our special day. The food that we chose for ourselves and our guests was outstanding throughout the day and the service from the bar staff was fantastic nothing was ever too much trouble. Thank you to yourself Lucy for all your hard work and making our day go so smoothly and let us enjoy it as much as we did. We wish you all the best and will highly recommend Lyde Court to anyone that has recently got engaged, it is the most beautiful wedding venue and a perfect location. We wish we could do it all again. Many thanks once again.” Emma & Duncan.
31st December 2016 – Wedding (Jessica & Nick)
“I wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for all amazing work you did in advance and during our wedding day – absolutely brilliant. You made us feel like we were in very safe hands and I really appreciated your efficiency and professionalism.”
“The staff at Lyde were wonderful and the venue was a magical place to celebrate our nuptials”
28th December 2016 – Wedding (Sarah and David)
“Hi Zoe and all the lovely staff, Thank you for making our wedding so wonderful on Wednesday. Everything was perfect. All the staff we really helpful and lovely, a lot of the guests have made comments about how great they were”.
“Lyde Court were brilliant from day one. Zoe was brilliant, made me very relaxed, always answered any questions and was very easy to get along with. The caterers were brilliant too, set my husband a table up so he could eat his dinner later on as he was too nervous before his speech. Can’t praise them enough”
10th December 2016 – Wedding (Claire & Richard)
“We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our day so special. We had the most amazing day and evening and everything was perfect. The venue looked beautiful and was perfect for our day. A lot of our guests wondered why we picked Lyde Court as it was quite a drive from the church and home, although when they arrived they understood why. We had so many guests say how beautiful the venue was. The meal, evening food and breakfast were all amazing and all the staff at Lyde court were so friendly as well. Everything was perfect and just wanted to say thank you to you, Lucy, as well, you were brilliant and I didn’t have to worry about a thing at Lyde as you had it all sorted.Merry Christmas and hope your all have a lovely break. Thank you again.”Claire and Richard x
“Thank you very much for a wonderful day last Saturday for Claire & Richard’s wedding. All went perfectly smoothly, just went too quickly. Many thanks for all your help.” Maureen (Claire’s mum)
12th November 2016 – Aspire Charity Ceilidh
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Lyde Court for making our Ceilidh so enjoyable on Saturday. We had a really great time and your team are fantastic. We’d love to do it again next year! Vicki Handley. Aspire Living (Charity)
30th September 2016 – Wedding (Danielle & James)
“Married life is fab thank you and our big day is still a topic of conversation among our friends and family! A few of my friends just got engaged and I’m trying to persuade them to get married at Lyde Court just so we can have a hint of our own wedding day again! It was so incredible thank you so so much again!” Danielle and James.
24th September 2016 – Wedding (Bethany & Sam)
“Hi guys! It was so lovely working with your amazing team for Saturdays’ wedding for Beth and Sam! I really really loved the venue and everything about your team! Please find a link to a blog post which will be completed as soon as their images have been edited. http://www.sarahbrookesphotography.com/lyde-court-wedding/ “. Sarah Brookes (Photographer).
23rd September 2016 – Wedding (Vicki & Mark)
“I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for making my day so wonderful yesterday everything went so smoothly and I enjoyed my day start to end. The guests were all happy and the feedback was just amazing. You were really organised and took great care of myself, Mark and the guests. You made our dream come true and it was truly magical we can not thank you enough.” Vicki
17th September 2016 – Wedding (Hannah & James)
We just wanted to say a humongous thank you for all of your help both before and on the wedding day. Know you must hear this off everyone but we had the most incredible day and so many people have commented on how brilliant the venue and staff were! So thank you.
Also, I saw on Facebook the other day that you won the Herefordshire Wedding Venue of the year award – so deserved!!!
16th September 2016 – Wedding (Jasmine & Nicholas)
Just a little note to say thank you for the effort you made to make everything run smoothly on Friday. We all had such a special day and it could not have had a better day everything was lovely. If you could pass on our thanks to the whole team. We would not hesitate in recommending Lyde to anyone for their special day. We wish you all the best for the future.
28th August 2016 – Wedding (Asha & Andrew)
“We had such a great day yesterday, thank you!” Speak soon, Asha
“We were so, so happy with how the day went, thanks to you, Mike and everyone who made it so great. The way everything was organised, the food and the service from the team was fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, so thank you so much for everything!” Asha and Andy xx
21st August 2016 – Wedding (Cassie & Steve)
“Thank you all for helping us to have an amazing time at Cassie and Steve’s wedding. Everything was wonderful.” Sue & Martin (Cassie’s Mum and Dad)
20th August 2016 – Wedding (Nola & Max)
Phew! What a wedding – it was fabulous! We’ve had so many positive comments from friends and family. We are so grateful to you and your team. The beautiful setting is one thing but it takes so much more to make a successful day and you and your team delivered. So much good advice and so relaxed and efficient on the day. Well done and many thanks. Ken & Tesa (Nola’s parents).
12th August 2016 – Wedding (Teresa & Rob)
“We LOVED our wedding. It really was the best day for us!” Teresa & Rob
10th August 2016 – Wedding (Laura & Matthew)
“We cannot thank Natalie, Gary and the team at Lyde Court enough for our amazing wedding day xxx” Laura & Matt
5th August 2016 – Wedding (Sophie & Jon)
“Many thanks to you all for your care, helpfulness and humour at Sophie & Jon’s wedding last Friday. You were amazing working for so long too! Teresa & Keith (Sophie’s Mum & Dad).
4th August 2016 – Wedding (Sarah & Soroosh)
“I was one of the guests at Sarah & Soroosh’s wedding on 4th August 2016. I would like to compliment you all on the wonderful and timeless attention to all the guests, myself included. I am the guest with the food problems and I must thank you very much for the special meal which you provided for me. The venue is amazing, so special with all the lights, candles etc and of cause the staff. Thank you all once again, Joan.
4th August 2016 – Wedding (Sarah & Saroosh)
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special for us. We had a truly fantastic day. Everyone loved the venue! Natalie, thank you for all your help in the run up to and during the wedding, you were amazing. Thank you!
30th July 2016 – Wedding (Claire & Rob)
Thank you Natalie & Lucy so much for all your hard work on Saturday. We had such an incredible day and it wouldn’t have been as perfect as it was if it weren’t for your organisation and your understanding of exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Thanks again for everything it really was a perfect day, Claire & Rob.
28th July 2016 – Wedding (Liz & Mark)
Firstly we would like to say the biggest thank you to you, Gary and the team. We had such an amazing day and it all ran so smoothly. We really appreciate all your hard work that went into the day. Kind regards. Liz.
24th June 2016 – Wedding (Jessica & Adam)
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your staff at Lyde Court for our wedding yesterday we had the best day of our lives and your beautiful venue and team played a huge part in that. Everything was perfect.” Kind regards, Jess and Adam
23rd July 2016 – Wedding (Lucy & Kim)
“Our day was perfect, there’s no other way to put it. Everyone at Lyde Court should be so proud of the venue and the atmosphere that has been created. Every single one of our guests has said it was magical and we’ve been showered with compliments ever since which has kept a big smile on our faces!” Lucy & Kim
11th June 2016 – Wedding (Lyndzey & Michael)
“Just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for such an amazing wedding, everything went just as we wanted, compliments all round on the catering. I was very impressed by the professionalism of all of your staff and with how smoothly the day ran. Words cannot express how much we enjoyed ourselves and we have received so many emails/messages from our friends and family over the last few days saying just how much of a great time they had. Mike would like me to mention that Steve (the waiter/barman) was great and so was his colleague (didn’t get the ladies name) working late into the night arranging taxis for a lot of drunken guests. My wedding shoes may have been abandoned in the white room, if so please feel free to dispose of them, I never wish to be that tall again and I have my very muddy wedding converse for the memories. Thank you so much again for making it the best day of our lives. ” Lyndzey and Mike
4th June 2016 – Wedding (Laura & Luke)
Thank you Natalie, Carey, Gary & team so much for all your help and support and for making our special day so amazing for us. Your dedication and attention, from our first ever meeting all the way through to the big day was first class. We had such a perfect day from start to finish as did all our guests. It wouldn’t have been so good if it wasn’t for you and we are eternally grateful. Love Mr & Mrs Jordan
27th May 2016 – Wedding (Michelle & Andrew)
“We’ve arrived back after our mini-moon and I would like to take the first opportunity to thank you and your team for a truly spectacular day! Your efforts made the day such a joy and aided in quelling any and all nerves I had in light of my mobility issues! Thank you so much for that! Your catering staff, bar staff and front of house staff were also a compliment to you as a venue – Nothing was too much trouble for anyone and they mastered the art of being attentive whilst avoiding becoming overbearing/distracting from the events of the day. They were fantastic and the food? Well, that was another level entirely! We have had nothing but a shower of compliments relating to what was served on the day!! Which, considering the small issues we had with some guests on the run up made it more than a quiet victory for myself and Andy! Haha. In short, we have nothing but positive comments relating to the day, the venue and your team. It was a truly awesome experience that you all helped to facilitate so effortlessly. So, once again, thank you! You’ve been a joy to work with and I’m almost sad it’s over. Wish you all the very best for the future!” Mr & Mrs Williams
14th May 2016 – Wedding (Angharad & Anthony)
” I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a really, really wonderful wedding day. You put so much hard work into making it perfect for us and I cannot tell you how much we appreciate it. Zoe and Gary in particular – we could not have asked more of you. You were both so friendly, organised, calm and flexible. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the day and the venue (and the weather!). A few special thanks for the following:- sourcing the food – delicious! – wonderful bar staff – great breakfast – Zoe for calming my nerves before the big walk an organising that so beautifully – for letting us come early and on Friday – Karen for the beautiful flowers – making us both feel at ease and supporting us throughout the day.” Love from, Angharad and Anthony Fortgang xxx
7th May 2016 – Wedding (Caroline & Julie)
“Proper thanks later but quick note to say how delighted we were with how things went. You were amazing and so many people commented on that. We will write to the Chefs when we get back too, but please can you tell them how fantastic the food and service were.” J and C xx
23rd April 2016 – Wedding (Prita & Beshar)
“My new wife Prita and I want to say a huge thank you for everything you guys did this Saturday and over the last 12 months. We had the best day, and everything when pretty much to plan. We have been looking forward to this for so long, knowing how amazing the venue is and looking forward to seeing the reaction of our guests when they saw the barn. And as we expected they all loved it so much. A lot of our family friends are used to hotel weddings, as generally Arabic people go for these, so we knew this would be something knew for them and they couldn’t tell us enough how much the liked the venue! The food was great too, and the organisation in the day was seamless. If i needed you guys you were there and that put Prita and I at ease. Nothing seemed too much for you. We slipped into the barn on Sunday late morn after everyone was gone and took a few selfies of us in there, it was actually quite emotional knowing it was over and Lyde was no longer ours!! Anyway, you guys have been brilliant. I wish you all the best for the future. If you ever need anything from us, I don’t know what that’d be, but anyway, please let us know!” Beshar and Prita
27th March 2016 – Wedding (Anna & Luke)
Lyde Court is such a stunning venue and I can definitely see why you’ve won Herefordshire Wedding venue of the Year 2016. The staff are more like friends and the barns are beautiful; full of character and quirk. Congratulations. Anna
13th February 2016 – NHH Fund Raiser
A huge thank you to all the staff at Lyde Court for making our February fund raiser ball such a success.The team listened to our needs, understood what we needed to achieve, and attended to every detail We have been overwhelmed with compliments re the venue itself and the catering – which was superb. A few stayed overnight and enjoyed the convenience of the dorms and the excellent breakfast. We will be back next year. Jane Carr.
28th December 2015 – Wedding (Charley & Steve)
“I wanted to say again what a wonderful day it was at Lyde Court and how excellent you staff and venue was. So many people have remarked at just how brilliant it all was. Thank you so much.” Justin Harley (Father of the Bride)
18th December 2015 – Wedding (Jo & Mark)
Thank you once again for the most amazing day we could ever have imagined, it really was off the chart in terms of our expectations, and everyone at Lyde Court made it so special, and the next day at the coffee shop (Left Bank, Hereford) was just perfect too, we can’t thank you enough. And all our guests have said what a great venue it was too. I finally got round to editing some drone footage, and put it on my YouTube channel, it was a bit of a grey day, but hopefully you’ll enjoy it/find some use for it (let me know if you want the original files sent over). We’ll definitely be back to Hereford at some point this summer and I’ll bring the drone if you don’t have an event on and it’s a sunny day.
22nd December 2015 – Wedding (Emily & Matthew)
“Thank you ALL for a wonderful day we shall never forget. The Ceremony was meaningful and emotional, the Venue lovely, the meal terrific and the staff in the kitchen behind the bar and everywhere behind the scenes were excellent.” Thank you all. George & Alison Davies (Groom’s Mum & Dad)
7th November 2015 – Wedding (Sarah & Paul)
“Just a short note to say a massive thank you all for making our wedding do so memorable! We had an absolutely brilliant day and all of our guests commented on what a fantastic venue Lyde Court is. A special thank you to Natalie for all her help in organising the day and making sure we were in the right place at the right time! Please pass on our thanks to the Chefs – the food was great, in fact my 95 year old Grandmother commented it was the best wedding food she had ever had!” Sarah & Paul
24th October 2015 – Wedding (Keri & Lee)
“I just want to thank you for everything you did for us on the day! It was amazing and we looooved it! The venue was just perfect for us. It went fair too quick! We will send you some photos and the video once its done!” Keri & Lee
17th October 2015 – Wedding (Rosie & Luke)
“Awww, thank you so much we had a perfect wedding day!! We cant stop smiling!! 😆 yes my mum put ivy down the tables, it was all so gorgeous we were so pleased!! Thank you so much again for all your help and support and reassurance, you are amazing!! And your team is fantastic!! We enjoyed every moment of our day!!! thank you we are looking forward to our honeymoon in Newquay just to chill and relax will be so nice. Thank you again for everything!! You really did help create our perfect wedding day!!” Mrs and Mr Williams xxxxxxx (Rosie & Luke)
12th September 2015 – Wedding (Laura & Owen)
“A huge thank you for last Saturday. We had so many comments on the beautiful barn, garden and setting not to mention the wonderful food and the staff were great. We had such a good time”. Pat & Ken (Parents of the Bride)
5th September 2015 (Nicola & Thomas)
“Hello! It’s now been 6 months since Tom & I had our wonderful wedding reception at Lyde Court and it’s only just occurred to me that I hadn’t shared any pics with you or thanked you properly. So firstly, thank you so very much to every single staff member who was present on our special day. It was perfect. It truly was! I would whole heartedly recommend Lyde Court to any one. We fell in love as soon as we saw it and the day was everything that I’d hoped for and more. I will follow this message up with a couple of snaps from our day. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the most important day of my life unforgettable for all of the right reasons.” Nic & Tom Dyson x
3rd September 2015 – Wedding (Rachel & Ed)
“Thank you so much for an amazing day yesterday, it was exactly as we wanted. Thank you all again for everything- it was perfect.” Rachel & Ed
“I would just like to say thank you for the way you looked after L last Thursday at Ed and Rachel’s wedding. L suffers from MS and is in a wheelchair. From the time we arrived the gentleman with the clipboard, Mike, made sure that we were well looked after all through the afternoon. Karen sorted out an acceptable bedroom, and Gary who helped me to get L upstairs in the evening and down again in the morning. B&L
29th August 2015 – Wedding (Kathryn & Christopher)
“Hi Gary, Dave and all the great staff at Lyde! Thanks for looking after me at Kath and Chris’s Wedding on Saturday 29th August! I always have such a great time at your venue! Our DJ setup suits the venue perfectly for couples wanting Boho and festival themed weddings. It is never any effort for us to come up to your venue, so please feel free to recommend Boutique Disco to future couples” Grant Reynolds
27th August 2015 – Wedding (Marlie & Philip)
“We would like to say a big thank you to you and all of the Lyde Court staff who have made our day a most amazing experience. We both feel you all have gone above and beyond expectations in helping us to organise our day, in particular Mike and Dave, who were there every step of the way (and frequently a step ahead!). You were most hospitable, helpful and caring. This allowed us to just relax and simply enjoy our day, which we greatly did. Lyde Court was everything we could have asked for and our guests readily agreed. Many have commented on how beautiful the venue looked and the vast outdoor space was great for our younger guests to run around in and explore. The food, both vegetarian and meat options, were delicious, the wine gorgeous and the evening buffet was devoured even after all the other food consumed! We also greatly enjoyed exploring the grounds with our photographer and using the environment to snap our pictures. Breakfast the day after was lovely and a wonderful way to reflect our previous day. Again, the staff member that cooked our breakfast, George, was most hospitable and helpful! We could not think of any way for you to improve! Many thanks and have a lovely bank holiday Monday”. Marlie & Phil
22nd August 2015 – Wedding (Sara & Daniel)
“I wanted to write to you to say thanks so much for helping to create truly magical day. It is your warm nature and relaxed attitude that allow Lyde to have such a relaxed atmosphere. All of our guests commented on what a special location it is! Thanks again for having us and helping us to create a day surpassing expectations!” Sara & Daniel
15th August 2015 – Wedding (Sophie & Richard)
“Thanks for the wonderful wedding venue we have received many compliments. Also a special thank you to Mike for making our day run so smoothly.” Sophie & Richard
31st July 2015 – Wedding (Sally & Matthew)
“We wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys. Everyone we’ve dealt with at Lyde Court from start to finish has been really great. And it was the best day ever! We really felt we got the wedding that we’d hoped for and more. We were very impressed with how smoothly everything went on the day. Mike and Dave did a fantastic job of giving us advice and organising us, whilst being really flexible, which was the perfect mix. It took away any of the stress involved and meant we could really relax and have a great time. Please thank the whole team for us for doing such a fantastic job. If you need any recommendations, etc, we’d be happy to do so. We’ll also send some photos through which feature the venue once we’ve managed to download them.” Best wishes, Sally and Matt
18th July 2015 – Wedding (Rebecca & Sam)
“Thank you Maddy, and thanks to everyone at Lyde court who made our day amazing! You were all fantastic on the day, making it run so smoothly. We loved it and will defiantly be recommending you guys!!” Becca
27th June 2015 – Wedding (Liz and Ross)
“Thank you so much for helping make our special day just perfect. Were so glad we stumbled on Lyde last year. We couldn’t have wished for a better venue. It was so relaxed and you and the staff made it all run so smoothly. We have so many happy memories! Thank you so much” Love Liz and Ross
26th June 2015 – Wedding (Jemma & Andrew)
“Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely wedding of our son Andrew to Jemma on Friday 26/06. The venue was outstanding, and all your staff very attentive. Loved the breakfast and the cheery chef, letting us make copious cups of tea, the setting is magical, perfect venue…thank you for the lovely memories.” Linda and Geoffrey (Mother & Father of Groom)
13th June 2015 – Wedding (Leah & Jonathan)
“Myself and me ‘new husband!’ Would like to send our thanks for helping us to have a perfect day on 13th June. You were all truly wonderful and we have had so many compliments.” Leah (Bride)
12th June 2015 – Wedding (Kate & John)
“We just wanted to pass on our massive thanks for hosting our special day and ensuring everything ran so smoothly. From the pre-organisation by Gary/Bryony, to the morning after breakfast set out by Karen – Lyde Court is the most amazing venue that allowed us to personalise as much as we wanted (the flower ball worked a treat!) and evokes such a relaxed atmosphere that carried through the whole day, enabling us to enjoy every second without a worry. Please can you also pass on our thanks to ‘Papa Smurf’ who kept the focus! All the caterers and serving team as so many people said it was the best meat they had ever eaten! Also not forgetting the bar staff who kept our thirsty guests in drinks! I’m sure the wedding season has been keeping you all busy and best of luck for the future endeavours” Kate & John
30th May 2015 – Wedding (Mimi & Luke)
“My son, Luke and his new wife Mim, had their wedding reception at Lyde Court after their marriage at Burghill. I know that Mim’s family did most of the table decoration on the day but this only enhanced what was already there. The barn is stunningly decorated and despite being a stone building still manages to be inviting and magical in the way you have adorned it with hops, candles, lamps, comfy sofas etc. The day surpassed all our expectations and your staff were always helpful, friendly and courteous without ever being intrusive. The Canapés, high tea and hog roast were all excellent and it was lovely to have an informal breakfast the following morning. On behalf of Luke’s family thank you all for helping make last Saturday such a perfect day, with memories to keep for ever. Thank you”. Jennie Edwards
25th May 2015 – Wedding (Joanna & David)
“I was the wedding photographer at Jo and David Abini’s recent wedding. I absolutely fell in love with your venue and I was wondering if I could use it for a styled shoot I am planning for publication in Rock My Wedding? I would absolutely love to be able to shoot this at Lyde Court. It perfectly embodies a shoot all about doing things your way, embracing YOUR style and being stylish not weddingish!” Katrina. Captured By Katrina Wedding and Portrait Photography
“We recently performed at Lyde Court for Dave & Jo’s wedding reception and had an awesome night! From the minute we arrived the staff were on hand to update us on the timings and guide us round the venue. They were super organised, polite and professional, which makes a change from some venues we perform at where the band can sometimes be looked down upon. The venue is beautifully decorated and equipped with a top end sound and light system, which makes our job a lot easier and means we can have a much faster turnaround from when we arrive at the venue to getting on stage. This may sound insignificant but as many weddings run over it can make getting the timings back on track a lot quicker! I think that how the band is treated at a venue says a lot about the venues general approach, I imagine that if the band are treated courteously, that the clients must be treated like royalty! I can honestly say that Lyde Court is now our favourite venue and we’re hoping we will get to play there again very soon! Many thanks”, James Rawson – Band Leader, “The Smooth Criminals”.
3rd May 2015 – Wedding (Zoe & Paul)
“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Lyde Court particularly Mike who kept Zoe and Paul’s wedding to schedule like a Swiss watch. What a fantastic place for a wedding I will be recommending it to all the couples who come and see me, What a gem I hope to see you all again soon.” Curtis (Curtis Jenson Photography)
2nd May 2015 – Wedding (Danielle & Rob)
“Thank you for a fantastic day on Saturday at our daughters wedding, Danielle and Rob had the best day ever, as did all of us,” Tracey (Bride’s Mum)
24th April 2015 – Wedding (Jenny & James)
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all Gary, Emily, Mike (nicknamed magic Mike by my bridesmaids) and everyone else involved in making the day special. Everyone I spoke to really enjoyed themselves loved Lyde Court and the food, really enjoyed toasting the marshmallows, the band were grateful for us introducing them to Lyde Court they love it as a venue. Most importantly as well we had a great day everything was relaxed and ran smoothly which meant we were free to enjoy the day and make the most of it!” Jenny & James
18th April 2015 – Wedding (Emma & Ryan)
“We would just like to say thank you for such a wonderful day, all of your staff were just amazing!” Emma and Ryan
“A big Thank you to all the staff at Lyde Court. You helped make Ryan & Emma’s Day extra special on Saturday”. Regards, Julie & Martin (Ryan’s Mum & Dad)
17th April 2015 – Wedding (Sarah & Glenn)
“Thank you so much for giving us the best day of our lives on Friday. We were so pleased with how it all went. All the planning seemed to come together. Everyone loved the service and the venue. It really is the most beautiful place for a wedding I think I’ve ever seen and to top if off you and your staff are so friendly and relaxed. Every time we visited it felt like coming to see friends rather than wedding planning. Thank you Karen for the flowers they were beautiful. Thank you Richard, you were so patient with us putting up those lanterns and for all the help you gave us. Mike was also very efficient with keeping us informed on the day. The food was delicious so thanks to the catering team. Sorry about the few drunken guests – people’s other halves! You must have handled it brilliantly as I wasn’t aware of any of it until the next day! Thanks again to everyone for all the help and hard work. I can definitely see why it is such a popular venue in Hereford.” Sarah & Glen (Bride and Groom)
4th April 2015 – Wedding (Zoe & Simon)
“I had my wedding at Lyde on 4th April this year. It was a magical day. We’ve had so many comments from guests that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to.” Zoe.
3rd April 2015 – Wedding (Kate & John)
“Thank you so much for the excellent service provided by you and your staff yesterday at the wedding of my son John to Kate, thank you again” Claire (Mother of the Groom)
2nd April 2015 – Wedding (Laura & Andy)
“We have just settled back into normal life and for the last week we have been reflecting on how amazing our wedding day was at Lyde Court. We really couldn’t have wished for anything better, and all our guests kept commenting on how fantastic and mesmerizing the venue was. Thank you for everything all of you have done to help us put together the wedding of our dreams” Best wishes and see you soon hopefully. Love from Laura and Andy
“More magical moments that we couldn’t imagine could have been felt anywhere but Lyde xx” Laura
21st March 2015 – Wedding (Ursula & Xavier)
“Thanks a lot for the weekend – it was really awesome. We loved the venue and our guests really loved the venue as well. Food was excellent. We had the perfect wedding!” Xavier
14th March 2015 – Wedding (Lauren & William)
“I would just like to say thank you so much for making Lauren and Will’s wedding such a wonderful day. Also, could you make sure Dave the Chef knows that everyone enjoyed the meal. A fantastic day from start to finish 🙂 ” Deborah (Brides Mum)
31st January 2015 – The Blockheads live at Lyde Court
“Probably the best gig I have ever been too. To have such a great band in such an intimate enviroment” Rob (Guest)
31st December 2014 – Wedding (Andy & Emily)
“Thanks so much for helping put on such a fantastic day on the 31st December. Emily and I had the best day you could imagine and everyone loved the venue and how it all looked.” Andy
8th November 2014 – Wedding (Camilla & John)
“Thank you very much for everything! We had a wonderful day – everything we could have hoped for!” Camilla & John
31st October 2014 – Wedding (Sophie & Mark)
“Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you all for helping us create our perfect day just over a week ago, everything was perfect, just how we had hoped it would turn out. Everyone has been sending us emails and messages as to how impressed they were with everything at the venue from the setting to the food and just how relaxed they felt the day was. Special thanks to Gary , Maddy, Kyle, Emily & Mike for what was the most incredible day. I’m sure we will pop down many times to see you all and to see the changing face of Lyde Court.” Regards Sophie & Mark
19th September 2014 – Wedding (Anna & Mike)
“Thank you so much for making our wedding so special, we had a fantastic day. We would both very much like to thank you for all the hard work that you all put in. The day was just as we imagined and it was beautiful”. Anna and Mike Weston xx
7th September 2014 – Wedding (Leanne & Wayne)
“THANK YOU! what an incredible venue made even more special by fantastic staff. A huge thank you to Gary and the team, chef dave and a massive shout out to Mike Mike, papa smurf, father christmas!! Xx” Leanne and Wayne
We cannot thank you all enough, for all your help in enabling us to have the most perfect wedding day! We loved every minute! Lyde Court is a beautiful venue with fantastic staff, a special mention for Mike as he was fantastic and all our guests keep telling us so! we hope your success continues for the future and for your new venue! Leanne and Wayne
6th September 2014 – Wedding (Emily & Andy)
“Thank you so much for all your hard work which resulted in us having a beautiful, relaxed and fun wedding day. So many guests complimented us on our choice of venue. All the very best for the future” Andy & Emily Willerton
22nd August 2014 – Wedding (Kate & David)
“We had a fantastic day and all our guests are raving about it. Many have said “Best Wedding Ever” which is just brilliant. Thank you all so much for all you and the team did to host the day for us.” Kate and David (Bride and Groom)
16th August 2014 – Wedding (Catherine & Richard)
“Thank you to everybody at Lyde Court for such a wonderful day. We enjoyed it so much and everybody was so helpful. About 10-15 guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and that was mostly down to Lyde.” Catherine and Richard
10th August 2014 – Wedding (Adele & Neil)
“Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. The barn looked absolutely gorgeous and the atmosphere was just perfect. All of our guests had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and everyone loved it! You were all so brilliant to work with and you transformed our dreams into reality and a perfect day. We are so very grateful, thank you, thank you, thank you!” Neil and Adele
8th August 2014 – Wedding (Emily & Frank)
“Thank you so much for making our wedding day everything we could have wished for and more. We were so lucky with the weather, so we could have the outdoor ceremony I had dreamed of and then we could take full advantage of all your incredible gardens. All our guests who are already married, wished it has been at Lyde Court and all those who aren’t, are already in the planning. Thank you again” Emily and Frank
“We had a lovely time – Lyde Court is magical and a perfect location for a special day”. With kind regards Gillian Bowers (Guest)
3rd August 2014 – Wedding (Sam & Terry)
“Many thanks again for all your help, I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful our day was and we had so many comments on how fabulous Lyde Court is – couldn’t agree more! Again, we can’t thank you all enough – our day was amazing and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue – so glad we found you!” Sam & Terry
2nd August 2014 – Wedding (Beccy & Richard)
“Thank you so much for giving us a fantastic wedding day that we will always remember! The grounds were beautiful! Beccy & Rich
24th July 2014 – Bulmer Foundation – Orchard Art
“Thank you so much for hosting the event yesterday and for all the trouble that you put in to make it successful. I have been receiving some very positive feedback, including about the venue and your generosity in hosting the event. I hope that your success continues, and look forward to seeing the fruits of your work at Left Bank in due course.” Dave Marshall. The Bulmer Foundation
“We are so grateful to you for allowing us to hold our orchard celebration at Lyde Court. I was sad not to be able to join you but by all reports it was a highly successful and moving afternoon. I hope you enjoyed it. The Barn will have made an excellent backdrop. Our heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for all that you did to help with teh planning and delivery of the event. Yours truly.” Edward Bulmer
19th July – Wedding (Jessica & Pierre)
“Can’t thank Lyde Court enough for everything they did for our magical day. x” Jessica
“Thank you for being part of our amazing adventure, for making our dreams reality and for everything you did to help us before and during the wedding day. We wish you all the best of luck with your new “Left Bank” project and we hope to see you again some day in the near future”. Mr & Mrs Chays (bride and groom)
11th July 2014 – Wedding (Naomi & Craig)
“We just wanted to send our thanks to you all at Lyde Court for making Craig and Naomi’s wedding reception run so smoothly on Friday 11th July. We really enjoyed the whole event and couldn’t fault it at all. The setting was perfect for this occasion. We would certainly recommend Lyde Court. Many thanks again.” Mr and Mrs Neil Robertson (groom’s parents)
“Just a quick note to say a big thank you to all of you at Lyde Court for providing us with such a fantastic wedding venue. All our guests were very impressed with what they saw. Special thanks goes to Papa Smurf for all his fantastic help on the day. It truly was a great day for us and one we will never forget.” Mr & Mrs Robertson (bride and groom)
9th July 2014 – Film – 5 Years in the Fifties, the Frank Dale Collection
“This is just to thank you for such a wonderful evening at Lyde Court yesterday. The setting was perfect, the weather helped and everything looked marvellous – the magnificent building and everything looking so neat and tidy and well cared for.
I could tell it was the first time at Lyde for many people – you knew by the way they walked in, looking around them and then often asking where they should go to see the film. And they were very impressed, even before they had seen the film. So that was the best possible start we could have had.
We were delighted that there were at least six members of the Dale family there, including two of his great-granddaughters – and a cousin who had come over from Moreton-in-Marsh. It was such a happy evening of family reunions.
As for the film itself, it was technically complicated with the music, film and commentary all having to be interwoven so that the audience could see, hear and understand……….
and it worked like a dream!
So, thank you again for all your help towards giving everyone such a lovely experience.” Anita Syers-Gibson
5th July 2014 – Wedding (Lisa and Matt)
“Thank you so much for everything our day was perfect. All your hard work and help made the venue and day everything we wished for!” Lisa & Matt
29th June 2014 – Wedding (Naomi and Richard)
“Mazal tov on your first Jewish wedding! Lyde Court is the most wonderful venue and the day was just perfect. If future couples are considering getting married at Lyde Court, our advice would be simple: put your deposit down today before someone else takes your date, these guys will do what it takes to give you your dream day.
Thank you to the whole team for the care and dedication you gave us in the run up and on the day – nothing was too much for you. Thanks to VIP guest Dell the horse too of course x”. Naomi & Richard
21st June 2014 – Wedding (Andrea and Tim)
“Dear Everyone at Lyde Court, We just wanted to send our thanks to you for making our day absolutely perfect! Upon finding your venue and instantly booking you helped us to make all our aspirations come true over the 18 months we waited for our day. We felt like we became part of the family and loved visiting regularly to continue planning our day. On the actual day your staff were so helpful (especially Papa Smurf!) and you all transformed the barn into the perfect venue. Many of our guests complimented us on the venue and many told us it was the best wedding they had been to. Thank you for making our day so wonderful and we look forward to celebrating 25 years there!” Andrea and Tim (Bride and Groom)
12th June 2014 – Pop up Opera – Cosi fan Tutte
“Hello All, Compelled to write…Thank you – Perfect evening, everyone very welcoming, food great, atmosphere great. Opera performance was excellent. Well Done All.” Regards Donna Stanbridge
“Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful event.I’ve often longed to go to Glyndebourne, but dismissed the idea because it would be too difficult, too expensive, too long a journey, too “stuffy” – and as my husband has a profound hearing loss and can no longer (to his great regret) appreciate and decipher music, it would be a waste of our joint energy and resources. Now I needn’t think of that anymore. No Glyndebourne wishful thinking –we have opera in an amazing setting here. We’ve had opera beautifully sung by excellent professionals at Lyde Court. What a harmonious atmosphere you create. How well organised – from Maddy’s enthusiastic and friendly phone conversation when I rang up to enquire, to the moment of our welcome by your very pleasant car park attendant and smiling bar staff.
AND my husband thoroughly enjoyed it! The company’s energetic and superb acting, which was so audience inclusive…………….he laughed so much when Despina tickled his nose with her feather duster………….and of course there was the screen up front with all its funny commentary to keep him in the picture and tell him what it was all about. Needless to say we were all grateful for that ,most of your audience not being fluent in Italian! As an amateur singer for many years, I was truly immensely impressed by the technique, voice production and also acting abilities and agility of such excellent professionals. What a successful evening.
I would certainly like to “spread the word” about how good it was and will put a note in the Early Music Forum newsletter. Do you advertise at the Cathedral? I no longer sing with the Choral Society or Three Choirs Festival, but I will certainly tell all whom I meet that Pop-up Opera is great and to watch out for its return (I hope) to Lyde Court.
Meanwhile, thank you for noting that with Roy’s hearing disability , we needed to be at the front – we were well positioned on Table 1, and thank you for organising a great evening. All good wishes”. Hannah and Roy Davies – Hereford.
6th June 2014 – Hereford Cathedral Junior School PTA Ball
“I just wanted to thank you and Karen for a wonderful evening. So many happy parents! Many thanks again” Helen (organiser)
26th May 2014 – Wedding (Andrea & Jake)
“I painted a picture in my mind and with your barn my dreams and my vision my dream came true, thank you so much for helping that happen, you, your family and the venue are truly amazing all my love Andrea and Jake”
23rd May 2014 – Wedding (Donna & Paul)
“Hope you are well and keeping busy throughout the hectic wedding season and also the purchase of your new venue ! We have now been on our honeymoon to Mexico and I can confirm it stayed dry ! Well, 99% of the time ! Please express my huge thanks once again to each and every one of your staff who made it such a very special day for both of us and all of our guests. Despite the torrential downpour the sun shone brightly through the love of all our nearest and dearest and talk is still rife amongst everyone about the entire day. Withouth yourselves and Maddy, Lauren, the bar staff and catering crew not to mention papa Smurf who all who played a massive part in what will be the most magical day of our lives. Thanks you once again. Hope to one day come back and visit. All our Love”. Mr and Mrs Hughes (Donna & Paul)
18th May 2014 – Shakespeare in the Garden
“Hi, my daughter and I saw I Peaseblossom and I, Caliban at Lyde Court today. I just wanted to email to say thank you. The production was absolutely fantastic, a mesmerising performance that engaged us all from the outset. The setting was glorious and the cream tea a delight. It was a truly wonderful experience for us both on so many levels. It is wonderful to see such quality work on our rural doorstep and I am grateful to Arts Alive for continuing to offer such incredible work in such difficult arts funding times. Am simply blown away by such a great afternoon. Thank you”. Toni Cook, Hereford.
“The theatre was great – we all loved it as well as the tea and cakes! Would happily support more of the same. All the best”. John Martin
9th May 2014 – Hereford Marches Rotary Charity Ball in support of St Michael’s Hospice
“Thank you so much for your support and hard work for our Charity Ball on Friday evening – we had a great night and raised just over £4,500 for St Michael’s Hospice.” Gill
5th May 2014 – Wedding (Simeon & Eloise)
“Last week we attended the wedding of Simeon and Eloise at Lyde Court and as the grandparents of Simeon, we would like to thank you for a most wonderful occasion in the setting of Lyde Court. Everybody was so helpful not only when we arrived with directing cars to parking, but also setting up the barn for the wedding, followed by the food and again for the disco and the buffet at the end of the evening. We were very impressed by your professionalism and surprised to be told by Karen that you’d only been running as a wedding venue for two years and were so booked up, which shows that you are running a very successful business which is evidence of your excellent service.
Thank you also for allowing me to put my head down for an hour, giving me a little more energy back for the evening.
Thank you for all the help given to Simeon and Eloise in organising their wedding and making it such a success.
We’d like to wish you all the very best for the future.” Tom & Judy (Groom’s Grandparents)
20th April 2014 – Wedding (Mike & Catrin)
“Thank you for our magical day at Mike and Catrin’s wedding reception. The venue looked spectacular and you and all your staff worked so hard to make their day so special. It was a day we will always remember”. Dave and Julie (Grooms Parents)
19th April 2014 – Wedding (Victoria & Will)
“Thank you again to everyone at Lyde Court, we have had so many compliments from friends and family on the venue and service. We are so incredibly grateful to you all for helping to make the day so special, we truly enjoyed ourselves!” Tory & Will
“You really made us feel at ease right from the start. We loved the day, your organisation was excellent so it is with certainty that I say that the day would not have been nearly as good without you. Many thanks and lots of love.” Will & Tory
18th April 2014 – Wedding (Tracy & Paul)
“We could not have asked for a more wonderful venue and staff for our wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect from the beginning to the end. Your hospitality and thoughtfulness throughout, made our day so special, we cannot thank you enough. Lyde Court will always hold a special place in our hearts and we are truly thankful for everything that you all did to help us have such a fantastic wedding” Tracy & Paul
12th April 2014 – Wedding (Lisa & Tristan)
” Thank you to all of you who made the day so amazing for us both, we just can’t believe that it’s all over now, but we’ve got some amazing memories from that day. I’d love to see some of the photos that Gary and Lauren took if possible? One of theirs with the horse went up on the Facebook page which looked amazing!”
5th April 2014 – Wedding Anniversary & Birthday Party (Rebecca & Jonathan)
Dear Maddy and Gary. We want to thank you and all the team at Lyde Court for making our party such a memorable and fabulous occasion. You have all gone the extra mile to help us throughout the planning process, and your support has made everything possible in a really manageable way.
Lyde Court is a wonderful venue. All of our friends and family fell in love with it, to the extent that our cousin Mark started talking about his daughters’ future weddings and wishing that you were in Kent!
The balconies, gardens and seated areas, just make it the perfect place to party, relax and crash afterwards.
The food was exceptional, and the service from all your staff with drinks, coffee and food was suberb.
We were quite exhausted afterwards, but if we’re honest, I think we all wish we could do it all over again.
With so many thanks and much love, Bec, Jonathan and Joe Blackman xxx
29th March 2014 – Wedding (Heather & Dan)
Thank you all so much for working so hard at making our day so incredibly perfect. We will never forget the memories we created that day!! Heather & Dan
Thank you Gary & Karen for all your help & support and everyone else who was involved in making their (Heather & Dan’s) wedding day so special. Chris & Jacqui Shenton.
15th March 2014 – Wedding (Lizzie & Edward)
“Thank you so much for all your help to make yesterday so much fun. It really was such a wonderful day – we couldn’t have asked for better and really appreciated all the effort from your side to make it so. Everyone thought the venue was really fabulous and we also had a few compliments on how great the service was.” Lizzie & Ed
14th March 2014 – Wedding (Sally and Matt)
“Thank you for everything you did to make our day so special. We feel very lucky to have been married in such beautiful surroundings and looked after so well. All our guests have commented on what a wonderful venue Lyde is, and we couldn’t agree!
For us in particular, your relaxed approach and flexibility were a godsend. The table decorations were lovely, the creme brulee sublime, and you can’t imagine how grateful we are that you put in that order for sunny weather!” Sally & Matt
8th March 2014 – Wedding (Zoe and Matt)
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us have the perfect wedding! Everyone said how beautiful Lyde Court is and that it was the best wedding venue they had ever been to! The bunting and flowers in the barn looked lovely, the food was amazing and I could not have wished for a better wedding reception. You really helped to make the planning process stress free and really enjoyable, it just went too quickly! We really couldn’t have pictured having our reception anywhere else, it was the first and only venue we saw! Many thanks, Mr and Mrs Reynolds!
1st March 2014 – Wedding (Claire and Daniel)
“Thank you so much for your superb organisation, personal touches and everything you did to make our wedding day so special. We had the most wonderful day, that was just what we wanted and more!” Claire & Daniel
21st December 2013 – Wedding (Kalpana & Matt)
“Thanks so much for all your help, support, kindness and advice as we prepared for our wedding. We had a magical day and will forever hold Lyde Court close to our hearts.” Kalpana & Matt
A Christmas Card – 6th July 2013 – Wedding (Zoe & Simon)
“This card comes, not only with our love and fondest wishes for Christmas, but with our deepest, most sincere thanks to you for playing such an importatnt part in our beautiful wedding.
Though we are flying towards the sixth month of our marriage, it doesn’t feel like it! To us, the memory of our wedding – The sharp tang of the lemonade, the smell of the flower garden, the purity of the affection and love from those around us and the feel of the sun as we took our first steps as newlyweds, still feel as clear as if it were yesterday.
We cannot find the words to express how truly grateful we are for your support, your overwhelming generosity and your kindness.
We hope the Christmas season finds you well and indulging in some festive cheer and we hope to see you soon.
On behalf of my wife and myself and for every memory of that balmy summers day in July that we will always cherish, we are sending you all of our gratitude and love and we wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Love, Mr and Mrs, Simon and Zoe Parker”
14th December 2013 – Wedding (Anna & Ben)
“Thank you for everything, it was a magical day and such a beautiful venue.” Anna (bride)
4th December 2013 – Rat Pack Christmas Spectacular
Just a quick email to say that my partner and I had a fabulous time last night with ‘The Rat Pack’. Loved it!! Izzy Mitchell
30th November 2013 – Christmas Party Night
“A huge thank you from us all for another brilliant party. Please pass on our thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it all happen – Joyce who ensured everyone’s food arrived with military precision, patient and good humoured bar staff, excellent cooks, great disco, beautiful decor…….. oh and smashing car park attendant! It was all perfect. Thanks again”. Gill and the Bargates girls
15th November 2013 – Wedding (Becky & Lloyd)
“Thank you so so much for making our wedding day run so smoothly. It was simply perfect! So many comments on your beautiful venue, we loved it! Many thanks again for all your hard work”. Lloyd & Becky
9th November 2013 – Wedding (Tory & Becky)
“Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everyone had a wonderful time. A special thank you to Gary for putting our room back together after the ushers turned it upside down”. Love Tory and James
Just a quick note of thanks to you and Gary in particular for the relaxed introduction to Lyde Court last week. The venue is super and the flexible way you approach each wedding and meeting the different requests you get from each couple, allows for a very special and individual day for each bride and groom. Just splendid. Thanks again. Harrison’s and McDiarmid’s
26th October 2013 – Wedding (Duncan & Natalia)
“Thank you for a wonderful day celebrating Duncan and Natalia’s wedding. It was a privilege to witness the very special ceremony. We loved partying afterwards, the pumpkin soup was delicious and you added so many lovely extras – tea and cake at midnight and Nat’s singing that added a very special touch.” Karen & Robert Watkins
“Just a note to say thank you for the lovely day we had celebrating Nat & Duncan’s wedding. We really enjoyed ourselves and the whole day had such a happy atmosphere.” Jane & Nigel Powell
21st September 2013 – Wedding (Jennie & Dom)
Just a quick note to say thank you for everything on Saturday! We had the best day ever, and all our friends were absolutely stunned by how beautiful the setting was. We felt totally relaxed all day – I even managed to eat some of David’s lovely food, which everyone had assured me as a bride I would be to nervous to enjoy!! I’m so glad the sun shone for us so we could make the most of the barn’s surroundings. It was also lovely to have breakfast outside with our friends the next day. We had lots of comments about how nice the bar staff were too. We’re really glad we picked Lyde Court, we couldn’t have imagined it better. Jennie & Dom
I just wanted to thank you and your team for the wonderful wedding at Lyde Court on Saturday. The barn looked superb and everything ran very smoothly. Jennie is the first of our daughters to get married, so we are real novices at weddings! We were very pleased with the catering too, both the quality and service were faultless. The meal, cheeses and hog roast were all very well received and enjoyed by all. The bunk room sleeping arrangements also worked well too and contributed to a very relaxed atmosphere. The bar and kitchen staff were all very pleasant and kept things running smoothly. Thanks once again for making our special day so successful. Best wishes, Jayne Clark
30th August 2013 – Wedding (Steve and Alison)
Firstly would like to say a massive thank you to you all for Friday. I always thought that it was going to be a brilliant day but we couldn’t have done it without your help and in the end it far exceeded my high expectations.
A big indication of how good it was have been all the super positive comments from our guests (best wedding ever has been mentioned a few times) and your tireless work on the venue, your helpfulness in all situations, the speed behind the bar means you really were a big reason of why everything went so right and so smoothly on Friday. So again, big thanks and I hope to see you all at an event soon. Steve & Ali
25th August 2013 – Wedding (Michelle and Luke)
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help over the last 9 months! Your team are wonderful! We had the perfect day and so many amazing comments about Lyde! I will be sad it’s all over, but we are still over the moon right now. We wish you all the best for the future weddings xxx. The Semples (Michelle & Luke)
Thank you all so much for providing such a wonderful venue for Luke and Shell’s wedding on 25 August. Everything was perfect and everyone was so helpful and welcoming. It really was a truly unforgettable day. I wish we could do it all over again!
Gail and Keith Semple
Hi, I just felt compelled to drop you a quick email to express how impressed I was with Lyde Court and all those involved with the running and organisation at Shell & Luke’s wedding on Sunday. Lyde Court has come up in conversation through enquiries from couples and through discussion with others within the wedding industry over the last year and although I have a policy of not cold calling on new suppliers or venues I was very much looking forward to seeing what all the noise was about! Simply to say that I fell in love with the place, your charm and lack of pretention is a breath of fresh air and I very much look forward to returning to you firstly in November and then again in 2014. Russell (Photographer)
18th August 2013 – Wedding (Jane and Paul)
Thank you so much for helping to make our perfect wedding a reality! Your whole team were superb! It was the perfect venue for the most fabulous day Jane & Paul xxx
Gary and the team went above and beyond to make the day run smoothly, their relaxed manner made us feel at ease throughout the planning process, then they work like Trojans on the day to pull it all together, with so much attention to detail. Jane & Paul
“I photographed Jane and Paul’s wedding back in August this year and just wanted to say that you guys put on a fantastic wedding, the place looked great which makes my job so much more enjoyable. I’ve got another wedding at Lyde Court in December which I’m really looking forward to” Colin Nicolls
17th August 2013 – Wedding (Katie & James)
James and I would like to thank you for making our day so special. The surroundings and barns are truly stunning!! We will never forget our wonderful day xxx. Katie & James
We attended the evening do of Katie and James yesterday and I just wanted to say how magical your venue is. The grounds are truely breathtaking and makes for such a relaxing and intimate wedding venue. All your staff were helpful and accommodating. Who ever chooses Lyde Court as their wedding venue is in for a treat got to be the best venue in Hereford hands down. Laura
11th August 2013 – Wedding (Olivia & Jacko)
Thank you guys so much for a magical day. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Truly amazing! We wish you all the best for your thriving business, you have done so well for yourselves, you should be proud! Olivia and Jacko Thomas x
10th August 2013 – Wedding (Sam & Dan)
Thank you so much for your efforts on 10th August and in the run up. We had an absolutely wonderful day – everything was brilliant, thanks largely to your hard work and effort. You all made the planning and preparation a joy. Hopefully see you at Lyde Court soon for a wine tasting or concert; and thanks again for making it a brilliant wedding. Dan and Sam xx
I was lucky enough to photograph a wedding at your beautiful house a few weeks back. I Hope to work again with you. I will try and get a blog going soon with the photos on and will mention your venue! Best wishes, Nanette Hepburn
9th August 2013 – Wedding (Natalie & Martin)
YOUR VENUE BLEW OUR MINDS! Hello, My name is Chris Barber, I’m a wedding photographer based in the West Midlands + across the UK. Firstly I’d like to “thank you” for welcoming us to your beautiful wedding venue for the wedding of Natalie + Martin, we had so much fun photographing their wedding + your venue really helped to make the day something special.
“As a guest at the above wedding. I cannot recommend your venue highly enough, it was amazing, although the couple and the band were too, it truly is a magical place.
I know that Martin and Natalie, with the help of family and friends, spent a lot of time decorating the venue, which was as unique as the venue itself, and made it feel so special.
Food was fantastic and the staff were great. The majority of the people who attended were from the Midlands, but it was so easy to get to, so please, please go there! A truly, special day. Many thanks.” Nicki
2nd August 2013 – Wedding (Rose & Darren)
“Thank you SO much for all your help and effort that made our wedding so wonderful! Everyone commented on the beautiful venue and how lovely you all are. All the thanks in the world” from Rose and Darren xx
“I was the photographer at this fantastic wedding. Everyone says what a great occasion it was and the venue was something else – including the weather! Kind regards” Graham Taylor
26th July 2013 – Wedding (Gemma & Phil)
” My wife and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for your help on Friday and for your support over the last few months. We’ve had so many wonderful comments from people about the venue and the atmosphere and it was truly the best day of our lives. There’s loads of pics starting to appear on facebook so feel free to use any for promotion. Kind regards” Phil & Gemma
“Hello I am the mother of the Groom and I would just like to say how WONDERFUL the venue was for my son and daughter in law’s reception. The combination of rustic charm, attention to detail, and accommodating hosts made the day complete. Thank you!!! I would recommend Lyde Court without hesitation” Ruth
24th July 2013 – Wild Hare Club – Tom Russell
“Only just back from holiday, so the first opportunity to say how impressed my wife and I were with the friendliest and most hospitable of welcomes, and the splendid venue you have there. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and overnight stay. We will not hesitate to recommend you to all our (few), friends, and will be keeping an eye on your future events in order to revisit.” Stuart & Jan (Swansea)
“Two of us travelled last night from the edge of Wales in Aberystwyth for the Tom Russell concert you provided. I cannot thank you enough at Lyde Court for such a wonderful experience. It was my first time travelling to Herefordshire and I thought the facilities at your place were first class. Without knowing her name, may I thank you in particular one bar staff member who was very knowledgable in making me choose the right kind of cider to drink especially when it came to the volume of the contents.
Excellent experience in a wonderful setting. Will certainly look forward to visiting again when something similar to last night is being held.” Aled.
20th July 2013 – Wedding (Mat & Sadie)
“Thank you so much for making Mat & Sadie’s wedding day so perfect. The barn looked amazing and many guests said it was the best, most relaxed wedding they ha been to. Thank you Karen for the lovely flowers on the tables, it exceeded our expectations.” Lyn & Bob
21st June 2013 – Pop up Opera performance of Rita/La Serva Padrona
“What a fabulous evening all round – amazing performance – lovely atmosphere – fab fab fab thank you all.” Penny Thompson
15th June 2013 – Wedding (Helli & Richard)
“Gary and Maddy – First of all, a massive thanks again to you and all of your team. Our day was absolutely fantastic and many of the guests that we’ve spoken to even went so far as to say it was the best wedding they’d ever been to (it was certainly the best one we’d attended!).” Richard & Helli
” We are still buzzing after the wonderful wedding on Saturday. Everything was just how the Bride and Groom wanted it to be. I don’t think they stopped beaming from one end of the day to the other.
Lyde Court is such a unique wonderful venue and not just because it is beautiful , but because you guys are so warm, laid back and welcoming. Special thanks to Gary for his unflappable presence before and on the day . To Karen for the catering to go with the hog and keeping the tea and coffee available all day. To Lauren for the bar and for buzzing round doing lots of other jobs too numerous to mention. To ” fairy godfather “Mike for looking after everyone. To the other folks I don’t know who all worked so hard and last but certainly not least , Maddie for all the organising, answering our questions hand holding etc. Before the event. You are a wonderful team.”
Thank you Chris and Hazel (Brides Mum and Dad)
8th June 2013 – Wedding (Jenny & Mark)
“We’d like to thank you so much for all your help and hardwork for making our wedding so special. It was a fantastic day and we have many memories to treasure. Everyone loved the venue and complimented on what a beautiful find! The band loved it too! All the best for another year of fantastic weddings and events”. Jenny and Mark
26th May 2013 – Wedding (Laura & Will)
“A short very belated note to thank you all for the wonderful day that we all enjoyed at Lyde Court. In fact it was not just the day but the whole experience from our first meeting when Laura and Will decided instantly that they wanted their wedding to be at Lyde Court (so much that that they cancelled future viewings elsewhere), through the open invitation period of further meetings/revisits to maintain the excitement or develop the plan (I was never sure which was the main motivation), to beyond the wedding and the morning after breakfast.
At all times you were all so relaxed/relaxing and helpful. Nothing ever seemed any trouble or effort and your gentle guidance offered in friendly conversation proved invaluable without ever feeling like guidance. We thought they were all our ideas.
In essence the venue and the people at Lyde Court really did create the very special day that Laura and Will dreamt of. I can honestly say that it never felt like business dealing with you. Thank you all. With very best wishes for the future at your special venue.”
Roger & Karen
“I just wanted to write a quick word to say THANK YOU so much for this weekend. The wedding was just perfect and you were all just so wonderful and made everything easy and enjoyable. It was great to be able to stay onsite and everyone I talked to said that they had a brilliant time. Thanks again. All the best.” C (wedding guest)
“It was a great day out for everyone. All my friends and the many youngsters agreed that you all helped to create a special and very relaxed atmosphere for William and Laura for which you have my sincerest thanks. They will remember the day with a lot of pleasure I’m sure as will us ‘oldies’. We will of course highly recommend Lyde Court to anyone in the area we know who are in need of an excellent venue for celebrations.” C (Grooms Family)
“I recently attended Laura and William’s wedding held at your fantastic venue. What a great day, everyone had a really good time and Laura and William both looked so happy!” Sarah
18th May 2013 – Wedding
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for this weekend. We absolutely loved the venue, the comfy bunk beds and delicious breakfast. I loved the setting and everything was perfect, so thank you.” J (wedding guest)
11th May 2013 – Wedding (Sophie & Jeremy)
“If Carlsberg did weddings….. Hi guys, Just to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us last weekend. It was the best day of our lives. Friends and family have commented on how wonderful the venue is and that is was probably the best wedding they had been to. We can’t thank you enough for being part of our day and making it work for us! Thanks again”. Sophie & Jeremy
27th April 2013 – Wedding
“Just to say many thanks for hosting Gregg and Mel’s wedding. Many guests said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to and the venue couldn’t be beaten. All our requests were met and we appreciated your helpful presence throughout. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lyde Court”. Mr & Mrs Frank Price
26th April 2013 – Pop Up Opera – Don Pasquale
“I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the whole evening yesterday. The barn was beautifully warm and comfortable, the food and bar were good, as was the jazz band and, above all, the Pop Up Opera. I do hope you will be able to book them again” .
“Just a quick note to say how much I and the group of friends I went with enjoyed “Don Pasquale” last Friday night. I hope you will put on similar events in the future”.
“May I say how much my wife and I enjoyed Don Pasquale on Friday? We found the entire evening a delight”.
21st Birthday Party
“We held our Daughters 21st birthday party here, and I cannot stress enough how helpful, friendly & relaxed Gary and Karen were. Nothing was too much trouble and they let us use whomever we wanted, in the end we used two different caterers and Karen filled in the gaps with some good quality vegetarian & vegan dishes for just a few of our guests.
We sent two days decorating the barn, and again Gary and his team were happy to help or make suggestions, he even managed to track down two specific Real Ales that I wanted served.
Our 180 guests all commented on the warm candle lit atmosphere of the barn, which lends its self to be the ideal venue for parties. There is plenty of room for dancing without having to move the tables and chairs around, and the acoustics are excellent, with no rebound off the back wall. You could hear the band clearly with the added bonus that around the corner you could talk without having to shout. And there is a good sized low stage with a well tuned piano available.
The bar area with its suspended low ceiling gives a cosy rural pub like feel to it when you walk in, plus it creates an upstairs platform which acts like a cosy snug for the less energetic party goers.
The outside was well lit and there was a Kadai (Fire Bowl) burning which was very welcoming when you walked in, not only does it look great but apparently acts as a focal point for the smokers among us, to visit periodically thought out the evening to have a chat and stay warm.
I can’t believe this place has only been open for 9 months, there’s something new every time I visit. The only negative point I can think of, is that they need some more ladies loos, but Gary assures me that this is at the top of his “To Do List” and he hopes to have them in place by this spring. The Ladies Loos are now fully functional (Gary)
We had such a memorable evening, we would definitely use this venue again”
Charlie & Jenny Rees
“Thanks so much for a wonderful evening! Everyone has said what a lovely venue it was and how fabulous the food was! We had an absolutely great evening. Our thanks to all the serving staff and the chefs who prepared the delicious meal.” BT
“Just wanted to thank you all for a wonderful Christmas party. Everyone had obviously worked so hard to make it a night to remember. Our girls are quite experienced party goers to say the least and without exception Lyde Court now tops their list.” GB
“My friends and I would like to thank you and your staff so much for the fabulous Christmas party that we attended at Lyde Court last Saturday evening.
The barn looked lovely and our chosen location on the mezzanine floor was perfect for our party of 20 as it provided us with a private dinning area while enabling us to enjoy the party atmosphere of the whole venue.
Dinner was first class and you staff were friendly, attentive and served our meal quickly and efficiently which was no mean feat with our forgetful guests, most of whom who had forgotten what they had ordered!
The band was brilliant and played some great numbers that had just about all of our friends on the dance floor at one time or another – even those with two left feet! Thanks once again for great night.” Harry North
“Thank you for making the day so special. The barns looked beautiful, the catering was superb and the staff very helpful. Everyone commented on the unique venue and how it provided the perfect wedding setting”. Mr & Mrs AT
Music & Art Events
Caught a screening of Tune for the Blood last night in the magic setting of Lyde court barn. An all round marvellous experience. Vintage Mobile Cinema
Popping up the cinema for Tune for the Blood at lyde court-perfect place for to watch it. Anne Cottinger – Film maker
Arrived Lyde Court for tonight’s entertainment, Breathtaking. Naomi Vera-Sanso – Exexutive Director – Borderlines Film Festival
“Could you please pass on to Gary and all his team how much we enjoyed the Pop Up Opera on Friday. On every count, we could not have enjoyed the evening more. The cast of the Opera were wonderful. Just the right amount of general buffoonery, along with excellent voices., and a really imaginative production, with audience participation ! A very appreciative audience, and spectacularly good weather, all combined to make a wonderful evening. Thank you all very much indeed” – Mr & Mrs C
Pop Up Opera at Lyde Court It was smiles all round in the sunshine on Friday 25th May at Lyde Court. As people flooded into the courtyard from 4:30pm there were gasps of surprise at the sheer beauty of the barn and lawn in the sunshine. The smell of stone baked pizzas and sounds of jazz music and laughter only heightened the sense of excitement for the main event. The Arts Alive groupies, opera fans, locals and friends gathered eagerly to take their seats and as the show got underway everyone was drawn in by the voices, the humour and comedy of the characters. Pop Up Opera were a joy to watch and a brilliant new take on opera. If they pop back to Arts Alive be sure not to miss out! Eleanor Brick – Arts Alive
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