Shaun & Vikki

Shaun proposed to Vikki on the 20th December 2018, what a 30th birthday present and just as their little boy had turned 2 months!  What a year!

The wedding was then booked for the 28th March 2020 at a different venue to Thief Hall & the plans had started! Colour schemes chosen, dresses and suits bought, table plans prepared, favours & all of the finer details.  Alongside the wedding planning, Vikki was on her own journey with Slimming world. Joined the month before the engagement & determined to feel fantastic on her wedding day! By the beginning of 2020, Vikki had achieved 5 and a half stone weight loss!

On the weekend of the 14th March, Shaun & Vikki were getting really worried. The news was scary & covid was very much on the rise. A few days passed & they made the decision to bring the wedding forward to the 21st March. The next few days were tough but with the help of friends, family & suppliers they managed it and moved into their venue...


Then it struck! Boris had made the announcement that all hospitality had the close that night.  Vikki headed home & just cried, she cried for a week solid! By this point the country was in full lockdown. Then the heartbroken couple decided to put a new wedding date in for October 2020, 'surely by then everything will be back to normal'? Months passed and they carried on planning for their new autumn wedding but unfortunately things started to turn again, this time with their new chosen venue (different from the first).

When the government said weddings could go ahead with just 30 guests, Vikki and Shaun decided to still go for it however this new 2nd venue had different ideas. They made things extremely difficult and told them that if we were to go ahead they would lose thousands of pounds due to the cut in guests!  They were refused an evening party or any refund for the 34 guests that now couldn't attend.

Once again left completely devastated & unsure on what to do but still desperately trying to go ahead, especially feeling unwelcome at this venue anymore!

After a lot of upset the decision was made to just get married at the local registry office and celebrate later when plans could take shape.

This was when Vikki reached out to Jessica at THIEF HALL at the end of September to see if they could stay in one of the luxury cottages after the legal ceremony at the registry office, giving them at least some special family time with their children after they were married!!!

Jess was just amazing from the minute Vikki sent that first message reaching out. There was a venue visit organised to have a look at some of the accommodation and this led to planning the day Vikki and Shaun were hoping for and now their 4th wedding date and venue!

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Jess put together a plan following the registry office and celebrating after within the Covid rules at Thief Hall. Government guidelines had changed again by now & the rules were down to 15 guests but nothing was going to stop them now!!

They still daren't dream though as it seemed too good to be true!

The day before the wedding arrived. Finally Vikki allowed herself to get excited, to believe it was actually going to happen.

Thief Hall had gone above & beyond to make everyone feel welcome and at home as the wedding day arrived. 22.10.20. The morning went by so quickly for Vikki & before she knew it she was walking down the aisle to Shaun. Emotions were high with so many tears!

When they arrived back at Thief Hall, they were blown away!!!! The venue looked stunning, every little detail was perfect, Vikki just wanted to hug Jess & tell her she was amazing!! But wasn't allowed due to Covid. There were surprises along the way all day! After everything they had been through to get there, is was so very special and emotional!

Thank you Thief Hall for giving us the day of our dreams.

Thank you for allowing me to be a bride & to finally marry my best friend.

We will forever be grateful for what you did for our family!


Had we not been on that crazy rollercoaster, we would never of the day we had. Everything happens for a reason, even the really shocking stuff!!!! We went through it & that gave us THIEF HALL. We will be forever grateful. I mean that x x

Mr & Mrs Westwood 22.10.20

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Kind Words


"We had our wedding at Thief Hall and it was perfect right down to the last detail. The entire team at Thief Hall are amazing! Thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend!”
- Wayne & Louise Morton

“We have had the most wonderful time here, celebrating our wedding! Everyone has been fantastic and the cottages are utterly stunning; everyone of our family and friends loved it. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!”
- Danielle & Steven Bell

“I don't know where to start!! The most perfect venue for our wedding! A total blank canvas to work with and so much scope to make your wedding personal!”
- Lizzie James

“What can we say! Jess and Phil are outstanding! The attention to detail, support and service from the day we booked 18 months ago right up until now has been faultless.”
- Dan & David Whitelock

“OMG! Me and Ollie have had the best wedding ever, you have made it just perfect. Jess and the team, we could not have asked for more. Thank you se very much from the bottom of our hearts. All of our love and thanks xx”
- Ollie & Chelsie Anderson

“To Jessica, Katy and all the amazing team, Thank you so much for all of your help to make our wedding day so special! You helped everything flow so smoothly and couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive. All our guests loved a Cottages and it made such a difference celebrating with everyone together all weekend. Thief Hall is a really stunning venue and you and the team do an amazing job making the wedding is truly spectacular for everyone. Thank you for all your hard work”
- Caroline and Paul

“To Hannah and Jess, Thank you very much for everything. Our wedding couldn’t have gone any smoother, there wasn’t a single hair out of place you were amazing. Everyone of our guests complimented on the venue and the way everything was arranged and organised. This weekend has just been magical. We are both still on cloud nine. It has been a photo of a wedding from start to finish. A big massive thank you to Jessica, you are a dream. You have made this weekend the happiest of our entire life. You are a superstar, Hannah, you looked after Stevie and I from start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner. You kept me calm throughout the day and always check that we had everything in hand. Once again thank you for the special weekend/wedding day XXX”
- Debbie and Stevie

“Jessica and all in the amazing team at Thief Hall, what can we say? Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. Our wedding was everything we dreamed of and more. You guys were amazing from start to finish & we can't thank you enough. For such a popular venue with weddings more weekends and mid-weeks you do everything to make the bride and groom feel so special. There were so many extra thoughtful touches that made the weekend so special. Jess, You are some kind of wizard in keeping the day running so smoothly and thinking of things that we completely over looked. Our guests had the best day yesterday and those staying in the cottages and glamping tents all said how wonderful everything was. The welcome hampers are a lovely touch. We can't wait to come back and perhaps have a slightly more relaxed stay!  Thank you SO SO much!!!!”
- Gavin and Helen

“Thank you so much for all the hard-work over the last 9 months and for always being there for us with any query or question we had! This weekend has been a dream come true (a wacky very colourful dream but a dream of ours!) and your "blank canvas" made the perfect backdrop for it all to take place! From dropping of car loads on the Thursday to supporting us on the Friday, from stealthily making out day run like clockwork to allowing us to stay an extra night on the Sunday to enjoy the beautiful sunset! you guys have all been amazing! We thank you all a million times over!”
- Sam and Will

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