"My husband and I" got married at Grim's Dyke at the beginning of June and we couldn't have been happier with our choice of venue.
First of all, the venue is absolutely stunning. If you're after a traditional, sophisticated venue with amazing grounds, you can't go wrong - go and see it! We had both the ceremony and the reception/ evening do there (in the music room) and we've had so many comments about what a beautiful place it is. If the weather is good (fortunately the rain that was forecast for our day didn't materialise!), the grounds are wonderful - they give great opportunities for lovely wedding photos.
Then there was the food....wow, it was amazing (almost 2 months on, people are still talking about the lamb shank!). There was a large selection of dishes for us to choose from, we got to taste 2 starters/ mains/ desserts of our choice (plus 1 sorbet) at a menu tasting and we were really impressed with the food. I'm sure we'll go back to the restaurant sometime for a meal.
The hotel has a list of recommended suppliers for weddings, e.g. florists, DJ, suit hire, make up artist, string quartet, photographer, chair covers etc. Where we could, we used people off this list and, without exception, they were all excellent.
Last, but absolutely by no means least, the staff at Grim's Dyke are fantastic. It's obviously a big job organising a wedding, but my main contact (Dani) was SO lovely to deal with and nothing was too much trouble for her. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with her (and actually, everyone else that we dealt with was lovely too!) - Dani even managed to keep me (relatively) calm on the morning of the wedding :-)
Grim's Dyke isn't a cheap place to have a wedding, but compared to other places I looked at, you get decent value for your money (some other places were a very similar price, but nowhere near as nice!).
So overall, a massive thumbs up...and a huge thank you from us!! less