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Thank you Martin and Orsi , One of the most memorable and cosmoplitan weddings of 2014 

“We had our wedding on 16 August in 2014 at Skipbridge Farm. the  team helped throughout the whole preparation process. They were professional and extremely helpful and chipped in with their own ideas for drinks, decoration and set-up. They accommodated all our wishes and last minute requirements. During the wedding day they managed to help in every way we needed without ever getting in the way of anything. As a result, the site looked impeccable and made the whole day fantastic.

The venue itself is a blessing. With animals and beautiful nature and features around you, like the lake, the hobbit hole, the whiskey shack and proper toilets. It is like having your own little boutique festival. I am not sure what more you could wish for in a wedding venue. I would not change a thing.”

Orsi and Martin, 16 August, 2014. Tipi wedding with 40+ campers.

 

 

 We were truly touched by these lovely comments from the Father of the bride :) 

 

When Ellie and Tony chose Skipbridge for their wedding we we’re delighted with the idea. And once we’d seen the site ourselves we were confident that with a Kata or two in place we be able to lay on a really original and memorable wedding - without having to ‘re-mortage our smaller yacht.’

The planning stage went well, and Ellie and Tony found Skipbridge a pleasure to work with. They were professional, helpful and reliable, as we’d hoped and, indeed, expected.

But what we hadn’t banked on was the state of the place when we arrived. They’d told us they’d make it nice and tidy - but what we got was pure magic. Everywhere you looked there were original - even unique - decorative touches, games and toys for the kids (of all ages), artfully grouped places to sit and chat, bunting, lanterns, sculptures and flowers. The site was pure delight - and our guests were equally enchanted.

This alone would have been enough to justify a glowing review - they’d certainly exceeded our expectations. But this was only the start. From the time we arrived on the Friday evening, though the day itself (with its challenging thunderstorm and deluge), late into the night as the youngsters sang to the stars round the fire globe - until we left, tired but very very happy, on the Sunday, the whole Skipbridge tribe were in constant attendance. They organised the bar, pedalled in the ice cream, supervised the caterers and the kata company, served the whisky in the whiskey shack and the coffee in the hobbit hole, emptied the bins, cleaned the loos - nothing was too much trouble, and everything was done pronto. They worked flat out, while appearing to have as much fun as we were - and that takes some doing at a country wedding!

As I said to Bronte when we left - they had exceeded our expectations by a factor of three or even four. I only wish I had another daughter, so I could do it all again!”  
July 2014 

 

 

Lovely feedback from Ellie and Tony , our first booked Papa Kata wedding <3

“I’d like to say thanks to all of you at SCW, there was truly nothing more we could have asked from you.  From all the support you gave us through the planning process to your quick thinking when the biblical rain started , Bronte and the team were on hand to deal with the little things as well as the big ones. The venue was even more beautiful on the day than we had imagined thanks to your early start getting everything set up and knowing there was a friendly face around on the day really took the pressure off me. Thanks again for all your hard work, we’ve already recommended you to friends and strangers alike and we hope to have an excuse to come back and see you in the not too distant future.”

July 2014 

Thanks Tom and Josh :) 

The main reason we chose SCW was that we really liked you when we met you (we also loved the site etc). We liked that you didn’t hide any costs and it just seemed like a nice family business. To add my ergonomic boring reasons as well, it was a really good location, the fact that you provided power and toilets was a massive bonus to us as we really wanted tipis and our guests to camp. 

Planning stage was pretty stress free (we are both probably too chilled out) and we appreciated all your ideas and help. 
Wedding day was amazing, we loved all the things you did and we really felt you put so much effort into helping. We loved all the little personal touches you put in particular the flowers and the drawings, everybody has sent us pictures of them so we think everyone loved them too. 

The only bad thing we can possibly think of, is that it all went too well and now were finding it incredibly difficult to go back to normality and to boring work 

Tom and Josh May 2014 

 

 Thank you for the vote of confidence Nicola , mother of one of our 2014 brides :) 

“As far as Skipbridge as a venue - it exceeded our expectations.  It felt very relaxed and held an unexpected surprise around every corner.  I think the katas really suited the site.  Beautiful but unpretentious  .My mother said it was ‘the best wedding she had ever been to’, and my sister in law said that it was ‘magical’. (They also loved the B&B.)

 I also think that the SCW team should take credit  I know that you work as a team but as far as I; as a novice mother of the bride; was concerned , I was confident from our first meeting, that you knew what needed to be done ,especially guiding me through what should happen when.  The journey was also hassle free because you worked so amicably with our caterers and Papakata” 

What a lovely message from the mother of one of our lovely brides:

“We’ll give you the best day of your lives”. That’s a tall order for anyone to live up to but Skipbridge Country Weddings managed it in full. They were very helpful, easy to work with, and their flair, creativity and attention to detail were second to none. Our special day was truly wonderful.

          Thanks to all of you , see you soon Jane x

 Kind Words from Lydia and Simon , thanks Guys :)

 Dear Super Skipbridge team (including Pancake and friends!).
It is difficult to convey how much we appreciate all the work you put into our wedding on August 24th 2013. Despite having a turbulent time yourselves leading up to our wedding you made us feel reassured and helped us to iron out and fine tune the final prepa
rations.

The minute we saw your venue we knew it would be perfect for our family. You showed us a range of options and were very keen to listen to our ideas, work on them and share your own experience and expertise.

The day before the wedding was such a team effort. It was so lovely to witness your family and friends all pitching in to create such a beautiful scene. Everbody agreed that the marquee was finished to a extremely high standard and the way the outdoor areas were decorated was lovely.
Our guests have said they had a fantastic day and could not believe the hidden gem of Skipbridge Country weddings with all its quirky features. Thank you so much for making our wedding such a special day. We really do feel like you are our friends now and along with our wedding guests, we will share extremely fond memories of our special day.

Special thanks should also go to Tom and his well stocked bar. He sourced everything we asked for which was especially great for the real ale lovers!
We would definitely recommend your venue to anyone getting married. It really is a magical place. Thank you once again.

Lydia and Simon x

Just Wow :)

I have never known a business who, with such professionalism, are like family!!! Our wedding wouldn’t be the same without them. After myself and husband married in secret 3years ago all alone, we couldn’t wait to finally plan our special day and have the perfect fairy tale wedding with all our loved ones! Skipbridge Country Weddings made that dream come true! With an Alice in wonderland theme, woodland ceremony by candle light, hay bales and hunter’s wellies, lots of bunting, and of course pancake the duck along with the many other welcoming animals to roam around greeting the guest’s, everything we have ever imagined to have a wedding like no other, could become a reality! In fact, we actually couldn’t imagine any other venue or such friendly, loving, warm staff, delivering such highest standards, planning this experience with us. And our new family definitely fit in with “we’re all mad here”. I’ve never felt such at home! Enthusiastic, quirky, beautiful, helpful, dedicated, generous, affordable, equipped, whimsical, supportive, inspiring and smiles are just a few words to describe this enchanting place and team. It really is my WONDERLAND!

Love Jessie

 

2015 

Lisa and Ian 

 I can’t speak highly enough of you all! Everyone had such a fabulous time. We had the most magical day, and you were all a big part of making it so special. Our families and friends all felt so welcomed by you, and it was great that everyone felt so relaxed. I think a large part of that was how personable you all are, and truly you made us feel like extended family whilst we were with you all.


All our guests loved the experience, and had never been to a wedding that they enjoyed as much as ours. Largely because the venue was so special and unique!  The grounds looks amazing. All the finishing touches, and care and attention you gave really set the site off to its best.
In regards costs/facilities - I think that the value for money is remarkable. The site fee is so reasonable for what you offer, and all the other services you provided were great! 

Charlotte and Eddy <3

THANK YOU FOR THE BEST DAY EVER!

We have had messages flooding in all day praising the venue and praising you! From the whisky hut to the toilets, everyone was bowled over! I’ve never seen so many selfies with chickens!!!

Even our photographers were raving about how amazing it all is and they’ve been to a lot of weddings… 

It was an incredible day and we couldn’t have done it without you. Your attention to detail is impeccable and you should be very proud of all your hard work! Bronte and Georgina we’re absolute stars and I’m so glad they could have a little dance too! 

Thanks from the Mother and Father of the bride (Maddy and James : June 2015 ) 

“Now that we’re back home after a week’s holiday in Yorkshire following the wedding, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you to you and all of your team for your part in what was a fantastic wedding celebration. Had lots of comments at the wedding about what a fantastic venue it was. Everything went off without a hitch on the day (even the Yorkshire weather just about co-operated!), thanks in no small part to your organisation, the children enjoyed the games, we all enjoyed the glamping and had a lovely breakfast in the marquee the following morning. The whole thing seems a bit unreal now, but I guess that’s the nature of big things like that. Just need to find something else to do now that our lives aren’t filled with wedding preparation activities”

Vance and Julie Hunt 

 

Lovely message from Laura , sister of the groom ( July 2017 )

“Just want to saying a very big Thank you for ensuring the wedding of Alex and Amanda was as magical as can be! You guys are fabulous and just have everything you need to make it spectacular and more! A very highly recommend magical place to hold any special occasion. Well done team SCW !!!

Rain , Rain , Rain 

 Being an outdoor venue , people often ask us about the weather and what happens if it rains , this last weekend ” it rained ” and we were really happy to receive lovely feedback from the bride , as we say to potential customers please read our reviews , you can’t beat the feedback of real life people , it speaks for itself . thanks Angela xx

“Amazing!!! we got hitched and danced the night away at the beautiful skipbridge country weddings venue! where two families and a heck of a lot of friends got cosy in a yurt in the rain and thunderstorms. massive massive thank you to the SCW team all smiles and so happy throughout even when soggy and when the heavens opened they looked after us all so well. thank you love Mr and Mrs Wright xxx”

Angela and Richard Wright ( August 2015 ) 

 

Richard Johnson October 2015 

“We were invited to the wedding of Helen and Nigel at SCW on the 10th October. we booked to stay on the site with our campervan and dog on the Fri and Sat but we went early and arrived on the Thursday at about 3pm. When we arrived the marquee had been erected and the lighting and heating was being installed. The field was very wet due to six days of heavy rain and we could not take our campervan into the fields. but we were made very welcome and Eric and Lesley from the B&B next door, they let us stay on their gravel drive.

 The next day the whole SCW team put in an amazing amount of work to get the water off the field , they moved animals , laid matting so guests could walk in their tidy shoes from the marquee to the toilets (very clean and tidy) and across the field. Saturday morning every thing was Ship Shape and Bristol fashion and as things should be. When the guests started to arrive everything looked fantastic with the whole field had been made into a wonderful wedding venue. During the whole day the SCW team were at hand to make sure everything went smoothly. late in the afternoon I heard a guest say that it would have been great to have had some marshmellows and sticks to toast at one of the lovely log fires, hey presto Miss Hall arrived with Marshmellows and sticks. If I wore one I would take my hat off to the SCW team and all concerned with Skipbridge Country Weddings.”

Jody and Paul 2017 

“Having recently received our official photo’s, we really wanted to share a few with all the fantastic team at Skipbridge, and to say the hugest of thankyou’s for providing us with simply THE PERFECT wedding day! When we booked the venue on a rainy January day, it took a lot of imagination to visualise the boggy field as a beautiful wedding venue, but when you see the team transforming the site on the days leading up to the big day, it is really something special. Skipbridge really is as magical as the photos appear. The team organised everything with such ease and calm, and every single one of their recommended suppliers that we used, were fantastic. It is quite simply, the most unique, laid back, quirky venue we could ever have wished for. Thank you for surpassing our dreams for our day”, Jody and Paul xxxx 

Ryan : Shutter Go Click

Now let me talk to you guys about the venue for a moment. Just on the outskirts of York & ran by the most bloody lovely family you’re ever likely to meet is this wild flower infused, animal adorned, hobbit hole hidden spectacle that is Skipbridge Country Weddings. It’s pretty rare as a photographer I’m as welcomed by staff as one of the guests. But these guys & their beautiful little pocket of Yorkshire countryside have it all.