Friends and family gathered at Woodhill Hall wedding venue to celebrate Natalia and Steven’s wedding day. Somewhere between traditional and informal, this couple toasted to the future in a setting that’s completely unique to the North East.
“Our overall plan was for all the important people in our lives to be there and to have a great time. We always intended on getting married in the UK so Natalia’s Nanna could be present and as we are both from the North East, we had to get married here.
We wanted a day that we would always remember with an atmosphere somewhere between traditional and informal. We wanted people to enjoy our day and leave with as many happy memories as we knew we would have.”
“We first heard about Woodhill Hall when I was at a wedding fair with Steven’s Sister. We loved some of the photos we were shown and organised a visit to an open day back in 2014. We had looked at a couple of other venues in Northumberland, but as soon as we looked around Woodhill, we knew it was the perfect venue for us and wanted to book straight away. It had everything we were looking for. Somewhere quirky and different, unlike any venue we’d seen or been to for other weddings. It had beautiful surroundings for photographs and as we could have the venue for the whole weekend, it would allow guests to stay and enjoy our entire wedding weekend with us.”
“We would and will recommend Woodhill Hall to anyone we speak to. The staff were fantastic, the food was unbelievably delicious and we and our guests fell in love with the setting. The wedding all went amazingly well and couldn’t have gone any better and our perfect venue truly gave us the perfect day. We received so many comments from our guests saying how the venue was unlike anything they’d been to before and many comments saying our wedding was the best wedding they’d been to. This is so nice for us to hear and we couldn’t agree more – it was a magical day. We wouldn’t have wanted to get married anywhere else in the north east and if you are looking for an informal venue, with beautiful outdoor space and endless scope for your big day – this is the place for you!”
How did you choose your photographer?
“We had seen Chocolate Chip Photography at one of our friends’ weddings and instantly liked how they worked on the day. They were fantastic with all the guests and when we saw the finished photographs we knew they were the perfect wedding photographer for us. We loved their own unique style of photography, capturing special moments in such a wonderful way. Now that we have our wedding photos back, our decision has been 100% justified as our photos are beautiful and Chocolate Chip captured all our special memories and much much more.”
Advice for other brides and grooms when it comes to wedding planning?
“The day will pass you by so quickly so try your hardest to take in as much as you can and savour every moment. Your venue and your photographer are really your two most important decisions, as it’s the venue people remember and your photographs are the one thing you have left after it’s all over. So choose wisely and don’t settle for second best. Don’t get hung up on little details on the day because you’ll end up being too busy to notice and your guests will certainly not notice and think it is all perfect anyway.”
What was your highlight of the day?
“It’s too hard to pick one single aspect of our day as everything went amazingly well and there is very little we could change. The venue, the outfits, the photographer, the band, the flowers – everything was fantastic and looking back writing this, we can’t believe how long ago it seems already. It was a truly beautiful day in every way and the perfect way to start our married life together.”
Diane Hassell Fine Footwear