The day itself went without a hitch. The sun shone. We had photos in front of the rhododendrons and overlooking the view at the top of Good Friday Hill. The room looked amazing for both our ceremony and then our reception
When looking for a wedding venue, we really wanted the New Forest as it is such a beautiful place and we have spent many lovely days there. We have big families so had over 110 guests so not that many venues could accommodate us, and those that could were often very expensive. Then we came across Sandy Balls.
We immediately liked the Woodside Suite as we wanted a big room that had a bar in it as we wanted a great atmosphere and didn’t want people spread out over several rooms. Sandy Balls talked us through several menu options and we settled on a sit down meal for the wedding breakfast and a hog roast for the evening. They even helped us find the perfect disco.
I would say that the whole day was perfect, but as we ended up having a whole wedding weekend, I would have to say the whole weekend was perfect. My Mum and sisters and I spent the afternoon being pampered in the beauty salon on Friday. Then most of our guests arrived on Friday night and we arranged to all meet up in the restaurant for dinner the night before the wedding which was lovely as we got to spend some extra time with people we hadn’t seen for a while.
The day itself went without a hitch. The sun shone. We had photos in front of the rhododendrons and overlooking the view at the top of Good Friday Hill. The room looked amazing for both our ceremony and then our reception. We had a drinks reception in the Courtyard whilst they prepared the room for dinner and the staff were all great.
The DJ was brilliant and the atmosphere was really buzzing. I don’t think the dancefloor emptied all evening. It was a day that we will never forget.
And to top it all off, our families and some of our closest friends stayed on for the Sunday night too so we had a lovely BBQ on our veranda of our lodge.
Once we arrived at Sandy Balls, everything was so easy as it was all in one place and lots of our guests commented on how nice it was to make a weekend of it. We can’t thank Sandy Balls enough for a wonderful wedding weekend.
Carol & Rich,
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