My favourite wedding venues & suppliers

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As a wedding planner, I am very lucky.  In my quest to create the perfect wedding day, I get to work with countless venues & suppliers. There’s a HUGE array available, & I best match people to venue / supplier with no bias. However I have to admit, there are some wedding vendors who come to mind time & again. Now, don’t worry, I don’t get commission on mentioning names! I just want to share a bit of love.




For a barn venue – I highly recommend The Thatch Barn in St Neots, along with The Cruck Barn in Milton Keynes. Both beautiful buildings, with a lot of history. The owners are lovely too (which makes things even better!)

For an outdoor venue, I HAVE to recommend Flaxbourne Gardens in Apsley Guise (just 5 miles from Milton Keynes). Amazing venue with fascinating features.

For something more compact, I love working with hotels. Stevenage Holiday Inn have a beautiful space, suitable for any size celebration. Needham House in Hitchin is also great, it has a contemporary feel after a big revamp.

Mansion houses provide a posh backdrop – check out Moggerhanger Park in Bedford. I always felt like Lizzy Bennett from pride & Prejudice when I visited!

Where else? Oh! Golf & Country clubs are still popular. They tend to be more formal but still enjoyable to celebrate with. Try Chesfield Downs in Stevenage, or Mill Green in Welwyn Garden City. Their function rooms have beautiful views over the Herts countryside.




Oh now this is tough! There are SO many I can list here, I’d be here all day. So I’m just going to start & see who comes to mind first… In no particular order:


Dresses – Roses Bridal & Kate Joseph Bridal

Decor – Add a Little Sparkle

Flowers – Blossom & Blooms

Cake – La Belle Cake Company

Photography – Leigh Spary Photography & Lorna Newman Wedding Photography

Suits / menswear – Allens of Olney


Ok that’s enough to get on with. I have a list of over 1000 suppliers & venues that I’ve worked with over the years, so there are hundreds more people that I can bring together to create your perfect wedding day. These names come to mind easily for me, because I know where to look & what to say. However for you, it’s more difficult. You don’t have the time or the contacts & it’s a huge frustration. So, stop your fretting & email me TODAY on – I will take all your visions, your ideas & from that create THE most unique, exciting day.