Thief Hall’s Fly on the Wall – June

Before I begin, I must fill you in, this could be a strange thing to read! You’ll be like “why? Who is this fly?”

Well, let me explain with some speed. To spread some good cheer, whether far or near, I thought I would make myself known I am the one who sees all the fun watching couples get wed on their throne. A pleasure it is, to watch as I whizz and fly across, ceiling to wall. Then share it with you for a laugh, smile or woo, peeking behind the scenes at Thief Hall!

I’m back with another flutter of the goings on behind scenes at the fabulous Thief Hall.

Now, as the world has enjoyed another month of taking it slow, I sure have missed seeing the usual hustle and bustle of people enjoying themselves here, but, that certainly hasn’t stopped Jess from doing her best looking after our beloved bride and grooms through the great power of zoom!

So, this month, I wanted to share with you what’s been going on with Thief Hall’s Virtual Wedding Planning sessions. So, strap in honey, and come fly with me!

Before lockdown, one of my favourite mid-week activities at the hall was Jess’s ‘Wedding Planning Workshops’ – my goodness, the excitement and joy in the room during those times was enough to keep me flapping for days.


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The Virtual wedding planning workshop

The brides (and the occasional groom!) who were needing a bit of help planning their wedding would come along and spend an evening, sipping bubbles and getting all giddy creating and planning their perfect day.Then, obviously when lockdown happened and so many poor brides and grooms had to postpone their wedding day, it’s no wonder that spirits were low and planning took a back seat.

Well, in an attempt to keep spirits up, Jess decided to take the fun online, and so the virtual wedding planning workshop was born! Running up to 3 sessions a week, I saw Jess take great care putting together helpful and enjoyable online sessions, which seemed to go down really well with the brides who attended.

In one session, one bride booked her photographer (Dawn Caroline photography) and make-up artist (Kate Howard artistry) within minutes. So, what do these free virtual wedding planning workshops look like?


What needs to be booked and when... : If you still have a lot to plan for your big day, and you’re not sure where to begin, then rest assured, the main thing you’ll get from attending one of these workshops is total clarity, and a helpful timeline of what needs to be booked and when.

Starting with the big things, such as venue, registrar, or church, and finishing off with the luxuries, such as photobooths and entertainment, Jess breaks it all down to reduce the overwhelm.

Preferred Suppliers ... Jess also has a lovely little address book of wedding suppliers who she has seen shine and shine again during weddings at the hall, so, if you are ready to book, she’ll help you with that too!

Also, the best bit is that you do not even need to have booked your wedding at Thief Hall to attend. Jess is sooooo passionate about helping bride and grooms create their perfect day, that she opened the virtual wedding planning workshops to anyone, irrespective of where their venue is…she really is a gem like that.

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Well, that’s it from me for now. Thanks for flying with me. Take good care of yourself!
Thief Hall’s (butter)fly on the wall!

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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