What people are saying about us and our wedding venue in Broadhembury
I’m not really sure words can do justice to the incredible time we have had. From our first phone call to the night of the wedding, your compassion, joy and kindness have been exceptional. We had a vision, but without you and your stunning venue, we never could have had the wedding of our dreams. We will never, ever, forget this magical place, and the wedding elves that are you two! The dogs also had the best time ever and we think life will always have a bit more colour in it thanks to you.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
xxx Scarlet and Dan xxx
‘Me and my husband waited over two years to have our wedding reception at Green Acres. It was totally worth the wait. The whole weekend was exactly what we wanted: relaxed, rustic, laid back and totally us. All of our guests commented on how much fun they had, and many even said it was the best they had been to.
Fiona and Gerry are wonderful, as is their home. They are just the nicest people, nothing was too much. Their enthusiasm and positive energy is infectious and they ensured that everything was in hand. If you are after something a little different to your bog standard wedding, with a chilled out, earthy, green vibe, then this is the place! We can’t wait to visit again.
Laura and Karl xxx
From the moment we met Fiona and Gerry we knew Greenacres was the perfect spot for our special day! The relaxed, positive environment is so apparent as soon as you pull up! Our day ran so smoothly with no worries about anything. Fiona and Gerry had it all under control. The bar area was one of our fave spots of the weekend, the help yourself Vibe went down fab (we supplied our own alcohol) with our friends and family taking it in turns to play barman/maid which was rather entertaining the later it got. The food that was arranged was absolutely perfect and complimented the day so well! The weekend we spent at Greenacres is completely unforgettable, we cannot wait to go again and party, laugh, reminisce with Fiona and Gerry. We thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding the most unforgettable weekend!
Jade and Lewis xxxxx
A perfect weekend filled with sun and laughter. Music, jugglers and circus skills, drumming, dancing, jamming sessions, Lebanese food platters, and plenty of Budweiser! What more could we ask for!
Hope you have both recovered!
Bec and Kiri x
Dear Fiona and Gerry, from the moment we met you at Ridge farm we knew we had found somewhere very special. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting and with the loveliest of people running things. Everything was so stress free and so well thought out. We can’t thank you enough for all of your help in creating the ceremony we dreamed of.
Jackie and Mike xxx
The Mexican Swan-Fest Fiesta Wedding!
Dearest Fiona and Gerry. Our wedding will go down as one of the best days of our lives. You were so supportive, flexible and understanding with us, giving us free reign to transform every inch of your beautiful home into our Mexian Wonderland. We were blown away by the natural beauty of your farm. You helped us make the planning process go so effortlessly, and if ever we had a wobble, you were always there to pick up the pieces and put us back on track. Thank you for sharing the laughter and tequila with us!
Love always, Alex and Graeme
The Tied Knot Festival ! Well, where to begin….. Thank you so much for having us Fiona and Gerry. You’ve been the most caring and giving hosts. Thanks for all your help during our festival, creating so many unforgettable memories. It wouldn’t have been the same anywhere else. We look forward to coming back in the future. Love you both dearly !
Gary and Peter
Fiona and Gerry, thank you do much for making our wedding day so perfect. We couldn’t have hoped for a more beautiful setting and you both made the day and planning before it, as stress free as possible. You are both helpful, kind and supportive and easily handled how unprepared we were in the detail of the day !! All of our guests loved the whole day and we couldn’t have been happier. Lots of love and hugs
Matt and Jo
Wowzers! Thanks so much to Fiona and Gerry. My 40th birthday party weekend was unforgettable. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. An amazing venue, wonderful people and you two were the cherry on top! Thanks for everything. It was super special.
We want to thank Fiona and Gerry for letting us have our amazing WedFest on their beautiful farm. They could not have been more helpful and the farm could not be more beautiful ! We loved every moment of our wedding and will have so many amazing memories which will stay with us for ever. It didn’t matter how quirky or wacky our ideas ! GreenAcres have such an incredible venue and being able to camp for the weekend made it the WedFest we had dreamed of! Thank you so much for all your help and support – and thank you for our beautiful Bohemian Bell Tent !
Farid and Kitty
Gerry and Fiona – We had an idea of what would be our perfect wedding. That idea was delivered…. and we are 100% sure that there is no where else this could have happened ! You provided excellent service and ideas en route to our wedding day. No stress and no fuss, just fun in the best way possible. We, our family and guests, felt so at home, and none of us wanted to leave. Thank you for the best weekend of our lives !!!
Love Dan and Sam (Mr and Mrs Watts !)
To Gerry and Fio,
We are leaving your beautiful farm elated. We knew it would be wonderful but it surpassed even our expectations. Your heart and soul is everywhere we looked. Added to the fact that the sun shone and everyone we loved fell in love with the place meant that there truly could not have been a better weekend. We will never forget our time here. We can’t thank you enough.
With so much love
Kellie, Fitz, Sam and Kira xxxx
Wedstock!! The moment we met the GreenAcres “dream team” we knew that you were our kinda people! It’s been an absolute joy planning the wedding due to the endless enthusiasm, positivity, shared vision, creativity and generosity of spirit. In just 10 months we’ve planned and delivered an event which will stand in the collective memory as a truly unique and joyous occasion. For Steve and I, the cliche of ‘happiest day of our lives’ couldn’t ring truer. Ridge Farm is an extraordinarily beautiful place run by extraordinarily beautiful people. THANK YOU !!
Kathryn and Steve
Dear Fio and Gerry
We cannot thank you enough for a stress free weekend of love, laughter and total joy ! The rain did nothing to dampen our spirits, and you guys made everything so easy. Our wedding has been the best weekend of our lives, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Lots of love from Jo and Rhea Cousins xxx ♥♥♥
Dear Fiona and Gerry, Thank you so much for all your help in creating our dream festival themed wedding. We have had a truly fabulous time and now have new found friends. We couldn’t have asked for a better place and such wonderful people to help us plan and create our special day. It was perfect from start to finish.
Lots of love Lisa and Mike
GreenAcres was perfect for us. As soon as we walked into the amazing barn we knew that we’d found the right place. Fiona and Gerry thought of absolutely everything and made our wedding magical. Thank you so much for creating our special day which we’ll always remember.
Ali and Sarah (Mrs and Mrs Johns!)
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us and our families and friends. It has been the wedding weekend of our dreams! You have the most amazing place here, it has been a total joy to spend time here, we cannot imagine saying our vows and getting married anywhere else. The bell tents are utterly gorgeous and so comfortable. But more than this, more than the tents, the amazing views and the great organisation – the warmth of you both and the extraordinary lengths you went to to ensure our day was magical was above and beyond. You are wonderful people and we are so thankful for everything.
All our love Rachael and Macca
Dear Fiona and Gerry – Thank you so much for such an amazing wedding. We could never have imagined it would have been so perfect. Your venue is amazing and the image of everyone gathered around the fire with the bar, marquee and oak tree lit up and decorated, was so magical and will stay with us for life. You have both been such superstars. We never believed we would find people who would constantly just say “yes no problem” to all our crazy ideas. Everything was perfect, we will never forget a thing xxxxx
Emily and Kirsty
WOW ! The most perfect wedding ever ! So much laughter, fun, joy and happiness. Silliness was welcomed here so we felt very much at home too ! Thank you so much to Fiona and Gerry. You guys are magic and you rock ! We’ll never forget the special time we had. You really did make it unique. So much love from us.
Sinead and Ross
Dear Fiona and Gerry and all of the GreenAcres team – Thank you for a fantastic occasion ! The day was perfect, the setting was perfect, the people were perfect and so was the weather – and the falafels ! Such a lovely place to help us celebrate the wedding of my daughter Abbie and her fab husband Elliott. Thank you for helping to make it such a memorable day. Very special – as are you lot !
Mandy Hawkins (Bride’s Mum) xxx
We can honestly say that we have never found such warm and welcoming people. The magic of Ridge Farm is something that this motley collection of homesick South Africans will not forget! We leave here with the highest opinion of you all, happy indeed to call you friends. Always stay as wonderful as you are!
Suzanne and Keir
Wow ! What a day…. Best venue ever ! Fiona and Gerry are exactly the kind of people you want to help you with your wedding – laid back, quirky and most of all Fun ! We have had the least stressful time planning our wedding all because of the reassurance, help and guidance from them. THANK YOU for making our magical day exactly how we imagined and wanted it to be. We have made some awesome wedding memories here – lets get divorced so we can do it all again!!
Matt and Katie
What a wonderful wedding celebration we had. It was fun from the arrival of Kate and Suzanne on a tandem to the lighting of the fire pit at the end of a truly lovely day. Fiona and her team are amazing, ever present to help and able to keep the fun going all the time… I never saw them without smiles on their faces throughout the 12 hours. That takes some doing ! Do have your celebrations at GreenAcres, you won’t be disappointed.
Trisha – Kate’s Mum xxx
“We held our wedding reception at Ridge Farm on the 25th May 2013. We chose to do so because we didn’t want a standard reception – we wanted a venue that would allow our guests, and us, to really relax and enjoy the day. And that’s what we got; a wonderful, two day party for 200 guests, many of whom said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. The location is lovely, with wonderful views and plenty of space, even for the most ambitious reception (and ours was ambitious). Fiona and Gerry organised the lot, from the marquee to the caterers to the posh loos and it all ran like clockwork.”
Jim & Sue
“Ridge Farm was a dream wedding location! We all gathered around under the oak tree for the blessing which was incredibly special, surrounded by beautiful green fields and trees as far as the eye can see. All our guests were blown away by its beauty.
Fiona and Gerry organised everything so well, worked so hard and were always so enthusiastic and easy to deal with. They met all our requests without a hitch, from marquees to child entertainers, from hog roasts to our music stage. Thank you both so much for the day and the memories!”
Claire and Mat
Fiona and Gerry could not have made our day more wonderful. We had been let down at another venue so were feeling pretty annoyed and desperate about the whole thing and GreenAcres totally came to our rescue helping us both mentally and physically! They made our wedding day so special with their cheerful and positive approach – nothing was too much for them. The venue is amazing with the most gorgeous views all round ! So beautiful – and we loved the sheep! Sitting around the firepit later on was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much GreenAcres !
Kirsty and Darren
“I was involved with the ‘Circus Revels’ event which Fiona Cathcart organised for our parish. Her organisation and co-operation with others involved was exemplary. I would not hesitate to invite her to spearhead another such event.”