The One with all the Thank You’s

Daria & Dougie – Mrs & Mrs Marsh est. 6th July 2019

“Dear Thicket Team,
This venue and your care and attention has made our wedding day unbelievably beautiful; fairytale magical and entirely unforgattable! Thank you for our wedding weekend!
Dr Doug & Dr Daria MARSH xxxxxxx “

Photography by Pink Lily Photography

Kate & Tom – Mr & Mrs Daykin est. 3rd August 2019

“We have had the most AMAZING wedding. A huge thank you to Anna, Zoe & Flame who made the day so perfect & seamless. It couldn’t have gone any better. Thicket Priory is the best wedding venue. Kate & Tom “

Photography by Pink Lily Photography

Daniel & Irram – Mr & Mrs Mohan est. 7th September 2019

…from start to finish, everything has been absolutely incredible. You guys made our dreams come true, everything we could have wished for you guys made happen. We could not be more grateful.
All our Love Daniel & Irram “

Photography by Phoebe Jane Photography

Rachael & Kyle – Mr & Mrs Hipperson est. 9th November 2019

“Thicket Priory!
Thank you for the most AMAZING Wedding! It was the wedding of our dreams!
Lots of love Mr & Mrs Hipperson x “

…also from Dan the Best Man:
“I was lucky enough to be best man for Rachael & Kyle. The venue is just out of this world. Think of a swanky English country home, and then double it, loved it so much. Tastefully decorated and really has the wow factor. Anna was so helpful for me and helped me plan a couple of things for my speech, without her it would have been impossible. “

Photography by Studio Lester

GHD Luxury Product Launch Event – 12th – 14th November 2019

“Absolute perfection! When can we move in?”

“The most amazing team, venue and overall experience. We cannot thank you all enough!”

“Thank you so much for helping us to throw the most wonderful global press launch event. All our guests adored the venue and we’ve had fabulous feedback from everyone who attended. Your team worked so hard to ensure the event was flawless; it really was an event to remember! “
– Global Head of PR at GHD


Georgina & James – Mr & Mrs Thornton, 21st December 2019

“Thank you for everything. We have has the best weekend. The Thorntons xxx “

“Thanks for a marvelous weekend. Happy, smiling, ‘no problem’ staff were stars! “

“Amazing staff and a beautiful building. I don’t know of a more picturesque place for your wedding and there’s so many areas for that perfect photo opportunity. “

“Stunning restoration inside, and the garden lake is the perfect backdrop for any wedding. “

Photography by Tom Scott Photography

Gosling Wedding, 22nd February 2020

“We have had THE best time! An amazing venue, amazing staff. The wedding of a lifetime!”

“Absolutely love the place, thanks for having us!”

“Had a wonderful stay. The wedding was amazing and the team at Thicket Priory is exceptional. Customer service second to none.”

“Wonderful, beautiful venue with the hardest working staff I have ever seen. Fantastic job! “

(In-house photographs)

Sarah & Pete – Mr & Mrs Crampton est. 29th February 2020

“My (now) husband and I were married at Thicket Priory on 29th February 2020. Words cannot fully capture how wonderful Anna and the team at Thicket Priory were from start to finish.
Every visit was like coming home and the love poured into the building by the owner Bruce can be seen throughout. Everything is thought through to the last detail; from the venue itself to each element of our wedding. We cannot express our thanks enough to everyone at Thicket Priory; it is truly the most special of treasures.”

(In-house photographs)

Kim & Tim – Mr & Mrs Barker est. 7th March 2020

“What can we say? Thank you all so much for making our wedding weekend so special! The venue, staff, food, rooms – everything has just been so perfect! Lots of Love Mr & Mrs Barker xxx “

…and also Father of the Groom, Terry. (Grandad to Theo, our honorary Member of Team Gryffin!)

“Thicket Priory – where’s that? Those were the words spoken to our son when we were on holiday last year and he announced that not only had she said “yes” but also that the date and venue for the big day were fixed. Sitting thousands of miles away, little could we imagine the treat that was laying in store for us.

Looking at the photographs on the website whetted our appetite but it was impossible to visualise the real thing so on our return to the UK we contacted Anna and arranged to meet her one cold September afternoon. She became the face of Thicket Priory for us. Her bright and bubbly personality with a casual, relaxed attitude but an underlying exacting eye for detail is exceptional. Having shown us the general layout, we were encouraged to wander around on our own, look into every room, and simply get lost for a couple of hours.

That was when the magic set in. Each room is unique with simple but beautiful harmonious decor and furnishings. There are also little anecdotes or a synopsis of their history over the centuries. We knew that our son’s wedding was going to be a very special weekend.

That weekend has just passed. Thicket Priory become “home” to our two families and their guests. From the informal meal in the Old Kitchen on Friday lunchtime through to breakfast on Sunday morning, nothing was too much trouble for Anna and her Team. We were able to chill outside in the sun on Friday afternoon, wander round the grounds and lake, and simply absorb the wonderful ambience of this lovely old building.

Saturday morning was equally relaxed despite the comings and goings of hairdressers, florists, caterers, photographers and registrars alongside more guests. Even with so much activity, there remained an air of tranquillity befitting our special occasion. The wedding itself was delightful. Little touches such as Anna letting our Grandson strike the gong to commence proceedings made it extra special.

We thoroughly enjoyed the entire time that we spent in this stunning and lovingly restored old house. It’s a shame it all went so quickly.”

Photography by Caitlin & Jones

Lauren & Matthew – Mr & Mrs Hall est. 14th March 2020

“We got married at Thicket Priory in March this year, literally just before lock down, and I cannot speak highly enough of the venue or staff. Just writing this review brings back so many wonderful memories and a little happy tear to my eye!

It has taken me a little while to write this review because it really does all feel like a dream! We could never have imagined a more perfect wedding among our family and friends – and since lock down hit, we almost think did that even happen – was that seriously our wedding? Luckily, we have the pictures and our treasured memories, and we really hope to go back one day to stay at Thicket Priory – or maybe just a little visit!

I found Thicket Priory online just after we got engaged in May 2019, it was not even open yet, and hadn’t even had its first wedding, but I couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have found a venue so perfectly suited to our style, taste and values. The interior is incredible, every little detail has been so well thought out and the restoration has been exquisitely done. We were in antique heaven, and on our wedding day our names were printed onto the old bells in the Kitchen (make sure to look out for the bells when you view!) and we just fell in love with the style of this magnificent building.

It was the only wedding venue we viewed, because there really is nothing better or more unique – especially if you are looking for an exclusive use venue with enough accommodation on-site for 70 guests and a stunning quaint little chapel! As soon as we met Anna and stepped inside into the hallway of TP, we knew that we had found somewhere truly magical and it really did feel like home!
Anna really sums up the whole essence of Thicket Priory, she made the whole experience so special and easy. She always had time for us, and we loved roaming around TP viewing all the bedrooms, the stunning chapel and quirky features as a couple – we actually never wanted to leave each weekend we visited! But seriously nothing was ever too much for Anna and the team.

Anna is an absolute expert in her field and always greeted us with a huge smile and loads of advice and tips. We really do feel so blessed to have got married at Thicket Priory and it was amazing to have the whole place to ourselves from Friday to Sunday. From the catering by Baba Ganoush (which was so well organised by the fabulous team and delicious) to organising suppliers on the day, sorting the little details like a FaceTime to guests who were unable to make it – nothing was EVER too much. I could go on and on about all the special things the TP team did for us, but this review would get far too long.

If I can recommend you do one thing, please go and VIEW Thicket Priory, meet Anna & the team and I promise you will not regret it! There are so many wedding venues out there which are special, but none live up to the qualities which TP holds between its many walls. It just has the most incredible wow factor yet also a homely vibe which makes you and your guests feel so relaxed and comfortable the whole weekend. It also has all the essentials you need for an amazing party – even in a 5* hotel you could not get more luxurious rooms and wait until you see the pantry kitchens throughout the building!

Thicket Priory is utterly magical, and you really do need to see it to believe it. One of the best things we did was choose an exclusive use wedding venue with accommodation and a chapel on-site! We got to spend so much time with our guests and I could not think of one thing I would change – I just wish it could have gone on longer….

Sending lots of love to the Thicket Priory team, Mr & Mrs Hall xx”

Photography by Nicola Dixon Photography

Catherine & David – Mr & Mrs Wheatley est. 14th October 2020

“Wow, what an incredible journey we have been on together! Everything came together so perfectly and we have had the most magical experience, more than we could ever have imagined. We have felt like the luckiest people in the world. Thank you for everything you’ve done, from start to finish you’ve supported us every step of the way and we are eternally grateful. A piece of our hearts will always live here with you all. A global pandemic can’t stop this love! Here’s to happily married and dreams coming true!
Love, always Catherine (now Wheatley!) The Bride! Xxx”

“The venue of our dreams for making our wedding dream come true. Thank you for being amazing hosts and making us forget the world whilst we had our magical day with our family and closest friends.
The Thicket Priory team are like our extended family and we had such a celebration together. My wife 😊 and I, love this place and it will always have a special place in our hearts! All our love, David xxx The Groom.”

Photography by Carla Whittingham Photography

…That’s all folks! Here’s to many more, bring on 2021!!

Anna & the Team xXx