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Now that our wedding day has come and gone it’s only fair that we wrote a few words of our deepest thanks to Julia and her team at Garthmyl Hall for making our wedding the dreamiest of dreamy, Pinterest worthy, magical wedding days we could of wished for.
Neither myself or James wanted to have a long engagement so with just ten months to plan a wedding we found it increasingly difficult to find a venue that ticked all of the boxes. In fact, between us we emailed over 25 venues and discarded them before we even went to view them. After a LOT of googling we stumbled across Garthmyl Hall! We both liked the images on the website (which don’t give it justice btw!) and it sounded like just what we wanted; flexibility, whole weekend hire etc and after a few emails back and forth to Julia we arranged a viewing (not getting our hopes up). As soon as we arrived we both were completely blown away, we do not feel that there will ever be words to do justice to the little corner of paradise Julia has created!
We not only fell in love with the venue but Julia also made us fall in love with her story and the back story to Garthmyl. As a business owner and a career girl James and I completely got Julia and instantly resonated with her determination, work ethic but laid back demeanour (ultimate girl boss!). Which is SO important when you are picking a venue, who wants a wedding coordinator that you don’t vibe with!
In the very beginning Julia provided all of the support and advice we needed; for example we didn’t know you had to book your registrar so quickly after you book the venue – basically she had our back from the start! We were able to contact Julia over email in run up to the wedding and she was generally always on hand to answer any queries/questions we had over the weekend details and was happy to offer up suggestions on things but not in any way pushy.
During the weekend of the wedding we completely felt at home at Garthmyl and Julia has created such an intimate/personal feel to the house that you can’t help but relax.
Much like us our guests were completely blown away with the venue and finally realised why we had dragged them all the way to wales for our wedding. On the day we had nothing to worry about apart from the fact that it was 100degrees (exaggerates). We did have an issue with the centre pieces on the day and also a very bossy photographer but again Julia remained calm and took it in her stride.
Ultimately we haven’t once had the wedding blues and we really believe that this is because the day/weekend was that perfect, to do it again wouldn’t ever compare. The greatest compliment we can offer to Julia is that you have provided us with the greatest day of our lives and it exceeded all of our expectations and was quite simply amazing.
We feel incredibly lucky to have found Garthmyl Hall and were able to get married in a place of such unbelievable beauty.
Testimonial left on 11th August 2017 by
We got married in July 2017 and could not have been served better. All of the staff were attentive and did everything they could to help us. Julia assisted us in the arrangements and provided lots of advice. She did a great job on the day and stepped in to help with our cake crisis and went the extra mile to put up balloons etc. Toys were also found for the children. All the rooms were impecable and decorated to an excellent standard. All of the guests were very happy and the venue added an extra touch to our wedding day. If we could get married again we would not hesitate to choose Garthmyl Hall.
Testimonial left on 8th August 2017 by
Rhian and I had the most amazing wedding in July. We both knew as soon as we looked around the hall and grounds it was where we wanted to celebrate with our friends and family. Julia has been great in helping us plan and organise the big day answering all our queries, offering advice and suggestions. Even with a late cancellation of our band, Julia put us at ease straight away and sorted a replacement for us within a couple of hours. They were amazing and we danced the night away in the ballroom.
We really enjoyed showing our friends and family around the Hall, Walled Garden, bedrooms and the Cellar Bar (which was a fantastic surprise for the fellas in the evening). All our guests had an amazing time over the whole weekend and we were sad it had to come to an end. Rhian and I look forward to returning for one of the dinner weekends in the future.
Testimonial left on 1st August 2017 by
We got married here on 20th May 2017 and could not have wished for a more perfect day/weekend. From the first day we saw the venue, even though it was not complete and wasn't open yet, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. Julia explained her ideas and how she wanted it to be and she made it the stunning place it is today. We couldn't have asked for anyone better for our special day, she always answered our questions and gave us ideas. Not just a wedding planner, more like a friend now to us. All the staff are amazing and so friendly. Garthmyl Hall will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we can't wait to come back soon! Lots of love Mr and Mrs Jenks xxx
Testimonial left on 2nd June 2017 by
"From the moment we drove up to Garthmyl Hall we knew it was the venue for us. Julia was a calming presence throughout the planning stages and on the day itself. Nothing was too much trouble and she went above and beyond in making sure we had everything we wanted. She replied really quickly to the many emails I sent, asking a million and one questions, and sorted queries out straight away. I never felt alone in the planning and I felt that she was as excited as me (well almost!) on the day. Garthmyl Hall is such a beautiful wedding venue with each and every room decorated to an extremely high standard and the gardens are a joy to explore. It has so many amazing places for wedding photos and has a special charm and elegance that we fell in love with. I couldn’t recommend Julia highly enough, she is a special lady who has the personality and skills to plan a truly magical experience. And she certainly did that for us. Thank you Julia."
Testimonial left on 8th April 2017 by
AMAZING!!! Garthmyl hall is THE most perfect wedding venue!! The grounds are beautiful and the hall itself is spectacular!!
When planning and organise our wedding, Julia was fantastic, professional and so supportive! Nothing was too much trouble which made the lead up far more calm and enjoyable!! Being local to the hall and with our guests being local, they were absolutely amazed by the hall, the grounds and the service they received during the day.
Julia pulled out all the stops to ensure our day was just perfect - this even included actually marrying us!!!!!!!
We were and still are so glad we chose Garthmyl Hall as our wedding venue as it was just 'perfect'.
I would recommend Garthmyl Hall, along with Julia and her team over and over again!
Thank you again Julia, our day was just perfect and this was down to your coordination and professionalism!
Testimonial left on 15th November 2016 by
From the moment Adrian and I set our eyes on Garthmyl Hall we fell in love with it!!!!!!
In Early January 2016 myself and Adrian met with Julia in what can only be described as a building site...knee deep in mud...we looked around this magical place. Julia talked us through the whole renovation that was taking place, showing us fabrics, wallpapers etc that she had in mind and promised us that our wedding on the 2nd July 2016 that everything would be completed, true to her word IT WAS!
We both loved the fact that when we booked Garthmyl Hall we would have it to ourselves for the whole weekend and with family and friends coming from all over the world. We wanted a place we could all meet not only on the wedding day. All I can say is the rooms are simply spectacular, decorated with style and elegance...with added little touches like Molton Brown products and goody bags with delicious Macarons!!!!!! yum. We also loved the fact we could have our own caterers, supply our own wine, choose the band etc etc.
It truly felt like we were having our wedding at home.
Julia from the out set was outstanding, not only with her knowledge of everything we required, but also her patience when allowing us to decide exactly what we wanted (and believe me there was lots of head scratching).
The day itself was simply wonderful, the ceremony was held in the garden under blue sky, followed by a champagne reception on the lawn, then a fabulous wedding breakfast for 120 guests and finally evening celebrations for 200 dancing the night away into the small hours!!!!!!!
Garthmyl Hall will always be a special place to Adrian and I and Julia a life long friend. Thank you Garthmyl Hall for giving us the wedding of our dreams, Julia and all the team for being just perfect. Much love Adrian and Marcus xx
Testimonial left on 9th July 2016 by