Why we chose Quantock lakes…

Location and views - We frequently visit the area and love it and so it was important for us to find a venue that complimented the area. The big open sided views from the barn gave us that feeling of being outside whilst being inside. . .and those moody, sunset views are just amazing!!
The physical venue - The wooden beams, stone floors and woodburners gave us the rustic cosy feel we were after but still with a contemporary finish. The size of the venue also enabled us to accommodate more guests throughout the day no matter what the weather.
Food choice and the fact it was locally sourced.
Onsite accommodation – enabled us to avoid worrying about logistics
The staff - We had that ‘feeling’ that this was the one…the wine fuelled discussions with Laura helped.

What we thought about the Venue…

Stunning, clean, modern yet rustic and warm/cosy
Blank canvas for decoration, however equally good if left to its own charm
Availability of snugs, alternative table layouts and furniture – we loved the fact we could have the trestles and thought it worked really well.
Being able to have the ceremony and reception in the same place kept logistics simple, and all under one roof is a bonus for the less kind weather days.
The size, even without the marquee, was spacious enough to accommodate everyone whilst still feeling intimate…and yes 100 guests for the ceremony was tight, it was a little narrow walking down the aisle two abreast, but nothing breathing in didn’t fix!
Parking and accessibility off the main road was great.
The use of the PA system worked well for the ceremony, diner and mingle stages of the day.
Andrew’s talent! We loved all the handcrafted elements of the barn & furniture

What we thought about the People...

What a wonderful team! Not a bad word can be said; Laura, Lynsey, Nadine, the caterers, the onsite help (ladder chap) all the staff serving and behind the bar and Andrew, were all amazing. Everyone was professional, helpful and cheerful which made the day feel a lot more personal to us. Customer service second to none! We really can’t thank everyone enough.

What we thought about the Accommodation...

Clean, luxurious, comfortable. All accommodation shared a harmony with the venue with regards to rustic contemporary feel which we liked.
All amenities and hampers were great.

What we thought about the Food and Fun...

Yum Yum Yum, we already had a good idea of what kind of meal we wanted for our day and your caterers exceeded our expectations. The catering boss lady was great and extremely accommodating with ideas. The choice and quality of food was brilliant. We felt the self-serving tagine style stew pots worked really well on the trestles and added to the feel of the day. Not one person grumbled!
The cheese and biscuits was apparently amazing also, however we were so engrossed in dancing and gassin that we missed it all…perhaps another fireside trip!

The Band, Voodoo Seven, was excellent and a great recommendation, we can see why!

What we thought about the Organisation & support...

Open house feel – Availability of staff, including flexibility to visit the venue to discuss thoughts and ideas or concerns was amazing, this kept us at ease and on track throughout the duration of the build up period.

Tasters – Amazing, and so worth having, we had quite a conundrum over food selection as it’s all so yummy. It’s a shame we couldn’t have a doggy bag
Planning meeting – Lynsey was meticulous and professional which is just what we needed at that stage especially if you saw Chris’ organisation (or lack of) in his magic folder. Lynsey was pragmatic and nothing was too much trouble (Table layout visit) again keeping our minds at rest.
Set-up day – All hands to the deck! We can only apologise for running over on the deadline (which is good to have, otherwise we would still be tweeking leaf formations now!).

Again we can only thank everyone who helped out to set up the venue…We think it was worth it.

The Big Day...

The fact that it went so smoothly is a credit to the team at Quantock Lakes. All of the transitions between different stages of the day were seamless and well executed as planned.

What we thought about the Clear up..

As discussed everything had been taken down in advance and was ready for us to collect. The hardest bit was leaving!

So overall…

Our wedding at the Quantock Lakes was incredible. Your venue is stunning, with a beautiful balance of rustic charm and contemporary cosiness giving us the perfect setting for our autumnal wedding. The expansive views complimented our vision of bringing the outdoors in. Sharing a hearty stewpot with friends and family by candlelight, catching up over a glass of wine in front of the woodburner and dancing the night away to an amazing band will give us treasured memories forever. The service & setup you provide offers a stress free experience from start to finish. Your flexibility, support and personal service are second to none and we cannot thank you enough for giving us the most memorable & magical day we could have hoped for. In one word.

Awesome!
— Chris & Leah | 20th January 2017
We had the most perfect wedding day at Quantock Lakes. Lynsey was brilliant and made sure everything ran smoothly on the day and leading up to it, she was always on the end of an email or phone if we needed anything and she made our family feel very welcome.

The wedding venue was lovely with all of the lights and the guests have commented on what a pretty venue it is! The bridal suite was the icing on the cake, a lovely room. The guests kept going over to the accommodation village to take a sneaky look at the amazing rooms. We will never forget our day and would recommend this venue to any future bride and grooms!
— Mr & Mrs Winstanley | 19th December 2016
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything that you did for us to help us create our perfect wedding. You went above and beyond to ensure that it was the most amazing and perfect day that it was. Nothing was too much trouble and you were always just at the end of a phone or an email away when ever I was having a bridal meltdown. You always put me back on the right track reassured.

Everybody has commented how beautiful the venue is in the marquee/barns and the grounds. Everybody is still raving about how fantastic the food was and asking where the piccalilli came from as they want to buy some. I have told them it was your fantastic chef. You should set up a small farm shop to sell your pork pies and chutneys.

The accommodation is five star luxury. You can see how much time and effort has gone into it and the breakfast was supreme. Just what the doctor ordered after the night before!

Once again thank you so much for everything that you did for us and making our special day such a beautifully perfect and memorable one.

Love
— Mr and Mrs Vigar | 10th September 2016
Stunning venue, situated amongst breathtaking views of the countryside.Staff are friendly, welcoming and professional.

Would highly recommend.
— Emma Lambert | 9th September 2016
Stunningly beautiful venue, very unique - would highly recommend for a special wedding christening or party. Hard to beat this in the UK! X
— Linzi Bettridge | 9th October 2016
Thank you to all the staff at Quantock Lakes and especially Laura Watts. We attended an event at Quantock Lakes this summer and it was brilliant. So well organised and everything down to every detail was taken care of! It’s beautiful surroundings and professional staff made it such a pleasure to be there. I can easily recommend such a place.

— Melanie Hawley | 8th September 2016
We had a lovely time at a birthday party held at Quantock Lakes earlier this year.

Everything felt like it went extremely smoothly and everyone had a great time!

The venue is stunning with a great outside space.
We stayed in the accommodation over night and it was perfect. Spotless with a stunning view.
If you’re looking at holding and event or are considering getting married in Somerset then I would definitely recommend Quantock Lakes.
— Zara Wright | 11th September 2016
Having been to parties & weddings as a guest as well as providing beauty treatments to bridal parties before & on the day of their wedding I can honestly say what a truly stunning venue Quantock Lakes is. The attention to detail throughout the venue & accommodation is extremely high & well thought out. The staff are very attentive, views & general feel of the venue are just amazing. Simply a perfect venue which I would highly recommend.
— Fay Venner | 15th Sptember 2016
We visited Quantock Lakes for a party during the summer and fell in love with the beautiful venue.
The lakes are stunning, especially with the wonderful bubbles from Bubble Man floating over them during the party.
The venue was very clean and felt homely with the big fire place and comfortable chairs. The marquee was a good size and I’m sure would look great for a wedding.

In the barn we all enjoyed the traditional games which kept in keeping with the venue.
The staff were very friendly and looked smart which I think is very important.

Overall a great venue, beautiful buildings with perfect scenery for a party, wedding, family function etc.

Thank you all for a lovely afternoon x

— Andrea Pimm | 15h September 2016
I have provided flowers as a local florist to Qauntock Lakes weddings for several years and have always found the staff very friendly and professional the venue is situated in a stunning location where you can use a Marquee overlooking the lakes and the buildings are beautifully finished and offer a high standard for weddings,it is always clean and very well organised, Kind regards Wendy Symes

— Wendy Symes | 20th September 2016

I fell in love with Quantock lake’s from the moment I walked in. It is just stunning! Five mins in I had decided where my cake was going, which decoration was going where. I just knew this was the perfect setting for our wedding. And it was we had the most perfect day. The food was outstanding it tasted and looked amazing! We couldn’t have asked for more from Nadine and the team. Thank You

— Jenni Woolgrove | 22nd August 2016
The venue itself is magical stunning views and the most perfect place to get married, I can’t wait to marry my best friend here

— Kira Renenhan | 23rd September 2016
From the first time me and Dan seen quantock lakes we fell in love with it and knew we were going to get married there.

We met Laura for our viewing and couldn’t feel more welcome. Dan was sold when he seen there was thatchers in tap and he was offered a free drink lol! It had a very family feel and we loved that.

The grounds are Beautiful along with the venue and the accommodation. We are really looking forward to the 23rd of October to show our parents quantock. Can’t wait to start planning our special day with everyone there
— Sophie Rich | 23rd August 2016
We got married in May at Quantock Lakes and we had the most wonderful wedding day and stay. Nadine and Lynsey were such an amazing support and gave us lots of help and ideas on the run up to our big day. The day itself ran so smoothly it was stress free and we feel so lucky to have got married at this beautiful venue. The venue, atmosphere and the food was exactly what we hoped for, our guests had a great time and we look back on our wedding day with great memories.

— Lynsey Borlase | 20th September 2016
Although we haven’t our special day here yet, so far I honestly could not recommend Quantock Lakes enough. The venue is absolutely stunning and the scenery speaks for itself.

Everyone (especially Laura & Lynsey) has been so helpful and get back to you quickly on any questions you may have.

We were even more pleased when we found out the accommodation has been built - it is beautiful!

We are extremely looking forward to our planning meeting in a few months time and tasters in February, June 2017 cannot come soon enough.

— Abi Chidgey | 23rd September 2016
I used Quantock Lakes this weekend to host a memorial ball for my dad and to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity! We had 240 people for canapés, 3 course meal, auction and live band. The venue was absolutely perfect and the food was outstanding.

I have had so many people contact me saying what a beautiful location and how much they enjoyed it.

I would also like to mentioned Nadine and Lynsey who couldn’t have done more to help. They also helped come up with some great suggestions which really helped with the planning.

We also stayed at the accommodation and it is stunning and really is of the highest quality. Everything from the bed linen through to little extras such as dressing gowns in all rooms - just makes them so comfortable we didn’t want to leave.
All in all I think Quantock Lakes is somewhere special and I feel honoured to have held the ball there. Thank you.

— Louise Hogg | 26th October 2016
We just wanted to write and say a massive thank you for helping to make our wedding day in July so special and memorable. From the moment that we chose Quantock Lakes as our wedding venue back in 2015, you and your staff were on hand to answer any questions give advice and deal with my bridezilla moments. Organising our wedding from overseas made things much more difficult, however, with your support and guidance the whole experience was amazing.

Our wedding day was a truly memorable day and one that we will cherish forever. From waking up on the morning of the wedding in the gorgeous Wagon House Barn to the ceremony in the wedding barn, to drinks and canapés by the lake, to the delicious 3 course meal in the wedding marquee and the hog roast in the evening, everything was just perfect. The setting was amazing as was the food and wonderful service by all of you at Quantock Lakes. Thank you for making our dreams become a reality. We wish we could do it all over again!
Warmest regards
— Katrina and Chris Lamb | 16th October 2016
First of all thank you so much to Laura and Lynsey for helping us put on such a special day for ourselves, friends and family. It really was amazing and a day we’ll never forget.

It really is a Beautiful venue, they are amazing people to work with who all go above and beyond your usual “conveyor belt” wedding venues. Couldn’t do enough for us and were always there to go that extra mile to help us do everything we wanted and more.

If you’re thinking of getting married here, don’t even think twice about it. Get it booked ... You won’t regret it. Couldn’t be happier with the team here and how it all went.

The accommodation is brilliant and great to have a family bbq the evening before the big day after setting up the venue.

This place has everything - ceremony room, bar area and dance floor, marquee, on site accommodation, camping fields, fire pit, beautiful grounds, a lake .... What more could you want?!

Thanks again to everyone who helped us with our special day!
— Ryan Clark 6th September 2016
Wow!

What a day you helped put on for us! Honestly from the bottom of our hearts thank you for everything you did from the get go.

Great people, great venue, great food, everything was perfect.

All our guests commented on how amazing you were and how beautiful the venue was.

Please thank all the bar staff, caterers, waiters and waitresses for us. They all made our day. We will definitely be coming back to celebrate our anniversary at some point!

Thank you so much again.

We loved every single second of it.
— Ryan & Leanne | 18th August 2016
We have just returned from our lovely honeymoon in the Maldives and I wanted to write to you and say a massive thank you for all your help and support in the run up to the wedding and on the actual day.

From the moment we booked Quantock Lakes you have been on hand to answer my questions and deal with my bridezilla moments! The day was wonderful and we enjoyed every second and so did all of our guests. So many of our guests have commented on how lovely the venue was, on how gorgeous the food was and how well organised everything was.

On another note, the accommodation was wonderful and added a little something extra to the weekend. I am now facing a pile of dirty washing and the prospect of going back to work next week and feel like I want to get married all over again!

Please can you pass on our thanks to Lynsey, the chefs and all of the bar staff and waiters and waitresses. Thank you, thank you, thanks you!
I will send my bank details on when I have got over my jetlag etc.
— Katrina and Chris | 20th September 2016
Hello Laura & The Team

Firstly we would just like to start off by saying how stunning Quantock Lakes is as a venue, we have received so many comments from both guests and friends who weren’t at the wedding (but have seen photos) who have said how it is simply beautiful. 

We can not fault our whole experience of getting married at Quantock Lakes. From first meeting you to the wedding day itself.

We loved the fact you stayed late on the Sunday so Josh could come and visit the venue, it was lovely for you to do that. We both felt very relaxed around you. We enjoyed the fact that you didn’t do the ‘hard sale’ and just guided us of what our day could include. 

We loved our wedding planning meetings, it was amazing to get to come to the venue numerous times before the big day to help make our thoughts and ideas into a reality. Every time we came, we felt so welcomed and as if we could spend hours there. We never felt rushed or as if you had another appointment after us. Plus it was lovely to have a good cup of tea every time.  

Family and friends who stayed in the accommodation were blown away by how lovely and homely it is (and how much yummy food you provide). My Dad would love to buy the Wagon House haha. Having the accommodation the night before meant family who hadn’t met got to meet before the wedding. It helped us all relax and enjoy each other’s company before the big day. 

We love the fact we could come and dress the venue on Friday. In fact that was one my favourite part of planning. You and Lynsey kept us both very calm. It was also lovely of the Owner to take the time to chat to my Mother in law on the Friday. 

And of course the big day !! We can not fault Lynsey she made us feel so calm and relaxed. We knew that we where in good hands so didn’t worry about any of the details. We just enjoyed our day.  

We honestly had the most amazing day and a big part of that happening was the venue and everyone who works at the venue.  

We can not thank you all enough for helping us plan and have our dream wedding in 4 months. 

Zoe & Josh 
— A Happy Couple, Zoe & Josh, Saturday 28th May 2017