Unique venue for wedding ceremonies & receptions in the heart of the New Forest

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Jo and Kev August 2012

We just wanted to write a quick note to say a huge thatn your for everything you did leading up to the wedding and on the day. We had such a lovely day and you guys were brilliant! Everyone was so complimentary towards you and the way the day was run and we truly cannot thank you enough! Everytime I though of something that needed doing you were on the case and one step ahead of us. I have already had people making enquiries about the venue for theirs, or friends of theirs, weddings. All the photos from the day our on Paul Stott's website as you may want to put some on your website to show off the venue. Thank you again, you are all such lovely people and it was a pleasure to share our special day with you!

Jo and Kev

Karen & Charlie Parry

Hi Simon, Just a note to let you what a fantastic wedding day your staff helped to create for kirsty and nick on 22nd September 2012. The weather was fantastic but the venue was the most perfect setting for the dream wedding they wanted. All their dreams came true. Everyone who attended had the most memorable day and enjoyed every minute from arriving at 1.30pm until leaving at 12noon on Sunday. Even the BBQ breakfast under cover was fun and enjoyable, thanks to Harry for eventually getting the charcoal lit!!!!!
Once again I'd like to thank everyone involved with particular thanks to Laura and Harry, but also to all the bar staff who were extremely helpful without being overbearing. We hope you enjoy your end of season party and please do enjoy the alcohol!!!!!


Kirsty and Nicks Wedding

We have just had our daughters wedding reception at Weddings in the wood and I have only great things to say about the place.

The location is amazing as are the staff who organise the events.

We were extremely lucky with the weather as the day after was a complete washout but the breakfast cooked on the bar-b-q the followig morning made up for the weather. 

All the shepherds huts were used by guests after the event and I can highly recommend them for a laugh after sitting round the log fire then 30 second walk to your bed.

I can't thank the staff enough  for all they did for us, from organizing the reception to running the show on the day.

It definitely beats any hotel wedding.

A particular thankyou to Laura and the staff who worked on the day and again the following morning.

I would highly recommend this venue

Charlie Brides father

Thanks from the parents

We just wanted to give you our greatest of thanks for the way you and your staff organised Jodi and Brendans wedding day. We had such a wonderful day and we were so lucky with the weather weren't we! We really didn't think when we stood on the lawn the night before that we would be able to hold the picnic outside but when we got there on the Saturday, we were so pleased to see everything laid out as they wanted. The whole day went so well and I think everyone really enjoyed it (I know we did!). This, I'm sure, had a lot to do with the way you and your staff organised our day. I have to say, when you told me that I shouldn't have to do a thing on the day I didn't really believe that, but you were right! I was able to sit back and enjoy the day (perhaps a little too much when it came to the teapot shots!) and know that everything would be perfect. You should be very proud of your team, they were extremely helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Thank you for giving our Jodi and Brendan their perfect wedding day.
Kind regards
Chris & Jim

Chris and Jim

21 April 2012

To Simon and all the staff at the Nww Forest Outdoor Centre

We would just like to say a huge thank you for giving us such as wonderful wedding day at your beautiful venue. The whole day was care free for us and we were so impressed with everyone's friendliness, flexibility and professionalism. Thank you Simon for all your help throught the run up and your continued patience with my questions! Our guests were wowed with the venue abd we're so pleased we chose you guys. Thanks again, Simon and Abbi

Simon and Abbi

A massive thank you

Hi Simon
A quick email to say a huge thanks for all the extreme hard work yourself and your staff put into our special day on 21st July 2012. When we arrived on Saturday I was amazed to see everything set up for the outdoor blessing and picnic we wanted. It looked FANTASTIC and I know you and your staff had an awful lot to do with that. We were so lucky with the weather and the setting was perfect. The whole day and evening went without a hitch and nobody bothered Jodi or myself with any issues which again is down to the suberb organisation from your staff and our ushers. We have had many, many compliments from guests about the venue and the helpful staff which speaks volumes about your organisation. Thank you again for your contribution towards making our wedding every bit as perfect as we could have ever hoped.
Much love
Brendan & Jodi

Brendan and Jodi

Wedding April 2012

To Simon, Eliza and the Team,

Huge thanks to both of you and to everyone else for all your hard work for Sean and Hannah's wedding. Everything was organised so efficiently - the big day was just as they'd imagined it would be. I loved being part of the setting up on the Friday evening, so much nicer than just rolling up at some posh hotel! And you even remembered all our first names! You've helped to build wonderful memories for us all. Thank you again.

Wendy, mother of the bride

Wedding April 2011

Thank you very much for the hard work your team put into doing up the venue prior to our wedding it was very much appreciated, the toilets, bar and shepherds huts looked fantastic and lots of our guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and what a beautiful location it was.

For both of us, the venue really made it our dream wedding. As we are both outdoorsy types it was great to find somewhere where we could enjoy a woodland setting and be able to sit around a log fire in the evening but also somewhere we could add our own touches and be ourselves, such as having the Falconry and Ferret Racing as well as the opportunity to do our own catering and flowers.

Our guests commented on how friendly and attentive your staff all were on the day. They were also impressed with the choice of drinks at the bar and thought the prices were very reasonable. The fire circle was also thoroughly enjoyed by our guests as it was different. Those guests that stayed the night in the shepherds huts all really enjoyed their stays and loved being able to make themselves a brew on the wood burning stoves. They all said how soundly they slept and how lovely and warm they were.

We had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed our wedding reception at the New Forest Outdoor Activity Centre. It was a day Nick and I will never forget. To sum it up in the words of an 86 year old lady (Nick's Gran) it was the best wedding she had ever been to in her life. I think that's quite impressive. Please pass on our thanks to the whole team and everyone that helped make this day possible.

Sarah and Nick

Wedding July 2011

We just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all your work and help with out wedding. For us, it was a perfect day and we have amazing memories to treasure forever! We really felt you went the extra mile to let us do and have what we wanted and we are so grateful for that. Everyone who came thought the it was an amazing place! Many thanks again.

Mary & Graeme

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