Michaela & William
Dear Shelagh and Debbie,
A rather overdue email to thank you both for an outstanding day at Arley on 4th November.
From first contact we sensed that you were 'safe hands' and we have been proven right! Most of us have had little experience of planning a big 'bash'; we were no exception. So we were grateful that you had the right mix of responsiveness and unflappability; and also dealt with minor, and sometimes rather silly worries, with respect.
We felt so 'at home' in Arley; it was most odd, we really felt like it was our home. Now that is surely a huge accolade? More than that, our guests were delighted by the surroundings, and felt truly welcome. Being able to circulate through all the rooms was a huge plus because we had that sense of space and freedom.
The Chapel is glorious; Alec felt like an old friend; we will be back.
Ashley, as you know, is a super star. I mean, is there nothing he can't do?? Barretts were fabulous, period. Everything was just perfect; even the (imperfect) weather screamed "England" to our US guests, in contrast to the intense sun of St Louis!
So, thank you all, and long may you continue to manage the magic!
Sue and Mike (Grooms parents)
Meg & Matt
We wanted to send a HUGE thank you to all of you for the absolute best day of our lives. It was better than we could ever have imagined.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we fell through the door of Chapel House…it was just perfect!
our heartfelt thanks to everybody involved. We can’t wait to share pictures galore with you.
Lots of love from Meg and Matt, the new Mr and Mrs Houghton!
Rachel & Alex
Just a quick note to say the wedding went really well and we were so pleased with the excellent organisation on the day. It worked perfectly and all the staff were extremely attentive and helpful at all times. The food was delicious too, and a credit to Barretts. We were very lucky to have perfect weather too!
So a big thanks you to you and all the team.
Oliver & Laura
The Sinclair Wedding! What an absolutely fabulous venue and corner of the world. We arrived single people and are leaving as a married couple with just the BEST memories. The staff are all amazing and we have just had the best stay in Chapel House, we will be returning for more visits - AMAZING PLACE!
Lucy & Ross
Thank you so so much! We loved every second of our special day, Millie is an absolute star, so grateful for everything she did. Thank you to Ashley for coordinating the evening. All of our guests love Arley and the cottages. We will cherish these memories forever!
Hannah & Ben
Thank you so much to Millie, Ashley & the rest of the Arley team for a fantastic time. Getting married at Arley has been so special to us and we cannot thank you all enough. Our guests have loved staying in the other cottage on site. Thank you for helping make these few days some of the best of our lives.
Maciej & Anita
We honestly can't thank Millie and the team at Arley for all their help and support with the wedding from day 1 of planning. We had such a perfect wedding, Arley Hall & Gardens is stunning and everything felt like a dream come true. Thank you so so much for everything and for the amazing coordination on the day. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in Chapel House on the night - such a perfect finish to the best day of our lives. We're so grateful and will be back in the future.
Joanne & Andrew
I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Arley Hall for making my daughters wedding such an amazing day Everyone was so friendly and professional and the day was just perfect Arley Hall was just beautiful being from London I didn’t do much of the running about because of the distance and I had only visited once prior to the wedding The staff members we had were delightful and a credit to Arley Hall
Thank you again.
Janet Gaffney (Mother of the Bride)
Becki & Natham
Hi Shelagh, Ashley and to all the Arley Team
Hope all is well, what can I say, there are not enough words to describe our wedding at Arley on Friday, it was perfect, every single guest who attended our wedding commented and how perfect the day was, how the wedding ran so smoothly, and how amazing the staff were. It was described as one big family.
The staff were so professional. We had the best day of our lives, from start to finish and I wanted to thank all the Arley team, I know it is a long day for the staff and when they say dreams come true, I really do mean that. It was absolutely beyond anything I had envisioned
I would like to Thank you for the annual pass – it is something we are going to take advantage of and hopefully we will see you soon as we come back to see the gardens and have some lunch in the Gardeners Kitchen
Thank you for everything.
Ann & Barry
Once again, how can we thank you enough. Arley really does have something very special. A unique venue, yes; but its you, the people who organise and enable the most perfect day. completely "in tune" with us.
Every little query is immediately addressed; and sorted. After an optimistic Autumn the wedding was in danger of falling apart again, due to COVID, but you made it the most joyous of days, with all stress and sadness forgotten.
We will be forever grateful & Arley will always be in our hearts.
Quite simply, thank you.
Mother and father of the bride.
Megan & Simon
I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you all for enabling 2 of the most exquisite days of my life! When I came in February 2020, I simply didn't need to look anywhere else - it was warm, inviting, beautiful & felt like home. Enabling a ceremony of 15 in Dec 2021 was extremely special, you went above & beyond resulting in an extremely intimate ceremony - thank you to Shelagh for her reassurance! On to our 'big' Wedding in December 2021 - every detail was calmly accounted for. I'm in awe of Ashley who always said 'I'll do that!' Thank you also for our pass, a lovely surprise. Arley Hall will always feel like home to me - I could do it every year! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything, I can't wait to return!