Testimonials

2017 testimonials

A massive thank you to all the team that made our day the most special ever. We loved every single minute of it, as did our guests. Emma was amazing and could not have done more for us so thanks again. Abbie & Tim - Sep 2017
We held our wedding reception at Shustoke Farm Barns on 2nd Sept 2017. It was the most amazing day thanks to the hard work and attention to detail of all the staff. The venue looked incredible, better than we could have hoped and everything we'd asked for was met perfectly. All the staff were friendly, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing, we've had so many comments from guests about how lovely it was, and how much there was! You will not find a better place to hold your wedding anywhere. Stuart & Kellie - Sep 2017
Myself and my husband were lucky enough to get married at Shustoke Farm Barns two weeks ago. We simply had the most perfect day, more than we could have imagined. Everything ran so smoothly thanks to the wonderful staff who work tirelessly at Shustoke to give their couples their dream day. The food was faultless and the venue simply stunning. Our guests were really impressed, and a great day/night was had by all. The build up to the wedding ran smoothly thanks to the efficient online notes system and nothing was too much trouble. Amy & Kola - Sep 2017
We honestly couldn't have had a more beautiful day! The venue, the attention to detail from the staff and the food were exactly what we wished for. All of our guests commented on how it was amongst best food they'd ever had at a wedding. They were awestruck by the venue's beauty and the stunning location also offered amazing photographic opportunities. The staff were super friendly and extremely helpful throughout the entire process and on the day. Laura & Andy - Sep 2017
I got married here and it was THE BEST experience ever. All of the staff are so attentive and they're the friendliest team I've ever come across. Emma was our day manager and she was brilliant, we didn't have to worry about a thing. She fluffed my dress for me and picked it up to save it from getting dirty/damaged. She was fabulous. Our night manager was Tom and he was just as good, so professional and friendly. The staff we had were all amazing, they're such a great team. They made our day run so smoothly, it was perfect. It's not just the wedding day that made this an amazing experience, it was everything from the day we booked our wedding. They're always happy to help and answered my many, many questions, constantly putting my mind at ease whenever I needed anything explaining. Nothing is too much trouble. The Feast Evening food tasting was the best food we've ever tasted, and they made us feel so special. They're so good at what they do, I had full confidence leaving my big day in their hands. Stephanie & Rajesh - Sep 2017
We had a brilliant time and our guests were full of compliments for the venue. Massive thank you to Emma and Kevin - they were both lovely and so so helpful! Katie and James - Aug 2017
These guys are the real deal. No messing about. The whole way through the planning process, the staff at Shustoke were excellent in their communication and very reliable. They always carried out what they said they would do and always responded to our messages promptly, usually within hours. We found that they made the planning process a lot more straight forward than it otherwise could have been. On the day itself, they were extremely helpful, friendly and professional. We felt very calm because we knew they had everything running smoothly. The venue itself - we only had simple table decorations and the 4 trees available for hire in the main room and it still looked breathtaking. The food and the beauty of the place made it stand out, for us at least. We had a lot of compliments on it. Particularly we recommend the cheese buffet as an evening option because our guests wouldn't stop talking about it. Thank you so much for making it one of the best days of our lives! Clare and Gideon - Aug 2017
From the moment we walked into Shustoke Farm Barns we knew it was where we wanted to get married. The venue is truly stunning & all of the staff are absolutely amazing. Nothing is too much not even when I phoned 100 times the week running up to our big day! Everything was perfect from the moment I arrived to marry my best friend right up until we danced the night away and left as husband and wife. I'd like to thank Ellis & Tom for an amazing wedding day it couldn't have been any more perfect if we had tried. You are all amazing Natalie & Greg - Aug 2017
It is the most special place for a wedding as we found out yesterday 8th August when our son Andy married the love if his life, soul mate and best friend Lois. The venue, the staff, food, drinks in fact everything was perfect. The venue is absolutely beautiful, all staff were so good and could’nt do enough to help and accommodate our wishes. The food was AMAZING and the whole atmosphere was so wonderful. I would highly recommend Shustoke Farm Barns to anyone wishing to book a very special wedding day. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Wendy (Mother of Groom) - Aug 2017
Thank you to all of you to making our day so amazing. We had a brilliant time and were super impressed with the food, service, staff and everything! All our guests have been talking about how amazing Shustoke Farm Barns is and how they enjoyed the day and evening. Maria & Richard - Aug 2017
Well what can we say we fell in love with Healey Barn the second we stepped foot in the place and on our big day the venue and staff did not disappoint! Thank you for making our day perfect, the food was beautiful, the service was impeccable and we could not have asked for more. The staff couldn't have done more to help. Laura & Robert - Aug 2017
Can I just say thank you to all of your team for helping to make Annie and Steve’s wedding last Saturday such an enjoyable experience for them, us – her parents, and all of our guests.   From the moment of arrival, the ceremony, through to the drinks, food, any partying, it’s hard to see that it could have gone any better.   In particular, can I thank the young ladies working in the bar area and the young man who managed to arrange our taxi’s home, they could not have worked any harder.   Thank you again from all of us. Parents of the Bride   - Aug 2017
Tom and Emma, thank you so much to you and your team who looked after us on Monday, we had such a fabulous time sharing our special day with all of our friends and family. You all made everything so easy, we never once felt that we needed anything from you as it all came so naturally to you and everyone that supported you during the whole day, long into the evening. The food was fantastic and everyone commented on the atmosphere you helped to create on a day we will always remember, made even more special by your expert approach. Cheryl & Dominic   - Aug 2017
We are so glad we picked Shustoke Farm Barns as our wedding venue. From the minute we booked it, everything was faultless. In the run up to the wedding all the staff were so helpful and prompt in answering our questions and helped us plan the perfect day. On the day, the chef was fantastic, taking particular notice of my dietary requirements. The whole day was faultless and the staff were so efficient yet you didn't even know that they were there. We wish we could do it all over again! A big thank you to Ellis and Tom for making our day unforgettable. All our guests commented on how fantastic the food was, how plentiful the portions were and how seamlessly the day went. Thank you. Kirsty and Luke - Aug 2017
Ever since we saw Shustoke Farm Barns on a list of 'Top Wedding Venues in Birmingham' we put it down as our first choice. After we had viewed the venue, we couldn't say no; we were so impressed by the beautiful surroundings and the spacious barn conversion (we must add that the lighting around the barn and the venue as a background is just perfect for photos!) Throughout the whole planning process, all of the staff - who we communicated with - were pleasant and very helpful. The system they use (My Venue Online) is a useful tool that takes a lot of stress away. We often used the site to ask questions or change details and the staff would always respond and meet our needs quickly. On the day itself, once again the staff were simply wonderful. From holding umbrellas when it rained, to ordering taxis for the majority of guests, to setting out a number of fans when the dance floor got too warm - nothing was a problem (not even setting up our Krispy Kreme Doughnut Tower, which looked particularity challenging). On to the food and drink. Wow! I think every single guest had approached us and commented on how delicious the food was. We were more than impressed by the presentation and how tasty the food was. The bar was open until late -which many of our guests were pleased about. It was well stocked and the drinks were a reasonable price. Overall, we have absolutely no complaints with the staff and this venue and would definitely recommend it! For us it was the perfect place to get married and we hope that we are lucky enough to visit again as day guests so we can enjoy it all over again! Danielle & Daniel - Aug 2017
A huge thank you to all your staff for being so fantastic, helpful & cheery. Please pass on a special thank you to the chefs, as some of Bernie's family are retired chefs, and they were so impressed at how great the food was. Everyone was full of compliments about the venue, staff, food …… everything! We had the best day of our lives, so thank you. Bernie & Emily - Jul 2017
The venue was beautiful and the location was great. Food was lovely and the staff were very helpful. The wedding planning meeting answered all of our questions, and the staff were very helpful on the run up to and on the day itself. If we could do it all again, we'd definitely get married at Shustoke again! Josie & Adam - Jul 2017
I've been fortunate enough to attend a bunch of weddings all over the world and this is hands down one of the best venues I've seen. The people who run and work at Shustoke Farm Barns understand that the perfect execution of the simple (but high quality) elements of an event virtually guarantee that hosts and guests will have a brilliant time there. The food was of the very highest quality, the staff were courteous, helpful and friendly and the venue itself - including the beautiful courtyard - was truly lovely. Deepak - Jul 2017
A massive thank you to everyone at Shustoke Farm Barns for making our wedding day absolutely magical. The whole day was perfect thanks to the amazing staff. We had so many lovely comments from our guests about the delicious food (and how there was so much of it!) and how beautiful the venue is. If we could come back and do it all again we would, it was incredible from start to finish. Kazia & Dan - Jul 2017
Can I just say what a wonderful day we had on Monday, you all went over and above to give myself and husband such a perfect day, we are so grateful for how hard you all worked and how attentive you all were. A big thank you too to Emma for calming my nerves prior to the ceremony. Kate & Ian - Jul 2017
Thank you so much we had the most amazing day, we really appreciate the hard work your staff put into making our day run so well. Can you pass on our thanks to everyone for us, honestly it was the best day of our lives. Sarah & Simon - Jul 2017
Stewart and I would like to thank all of the staff at Shustoke for making our wedding day so perfect. It felt magical and everything went completely to plan. The day ran like clockwork which made us feel at ease, and allowed us to sit back and just enjoy the day. We had a large wedding party but the staff were so professional and organised it wasn't at all hectic. Our guests have all commented on how impressed they were with the stunning venue, food and most importantly all those working behind the scenes. We just wish we could do it all again and we shall be highly recommending you. Heather & Stewart - Jul 2017
Thank you for the best wedding day! It could not of been more perfect for us both, everyone had the best day and thank you to everyone that was working on the day it was the best day of our lives. Callaghan & Patrick - Jul 2017
When we read the reviews for this venue and saw the pictures online we were confident this would be the venue for us. Within 10 minutes of our first viewing it was better than we thought and we'd already decided we were booking. The day itself was an absolute dream. We were both a bag of nerves and full on deer in headlights in the morning, but the staff were just incredible all day with us and our guests. We all knew where to go and when, what was coming up and what would be going on. Seamless organisation, we can't praise them enough honestly. The venue was just beautiful day and night, our guests complimented it all day as being such a unique and totally awesome building. We chose not to put up any decorations just because the exposed brick, gorgeous oak throughout, candlelight and tiny lights in the ceiling beams were just stunning. FOOD!! Every single person had something to say about the food. "Best food they've ever had at a wedding" and our day guests had to have a good breather before even contemplating an evening snack. We had the British Feast with beef and everyone loved that the meat was carved at each table and the large portions of potatoes and veg were put in the middle for you to help yourself. Our guests did find a space eventually and the pizzas provided by Baz & Fred were enjoyed by all. To all the staff, especially Emma and Tom who were our main contacts on our day, thank you so much for giving us the best wedding ever in the perfect venue. Melissa & Phil - Jul 2017
Thank you for everything everyone did to make our day the best day of our lives. It was perfect and everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was and how brilliant the staff were. We can't thank you enough. Hannah & Gareth - Jul 2017
Thank you so much to everybody at the barns it's was absolutely incredible you were all magic. Adam & Hannah - Jul 2017
Thank you so much, we had the most perfect day. All the staff were amazing and I cannot recommend the venue enough. It was amazing. Laura & Shaun - Jul 2017
We can't thank the team at Shustoke Farm Barns enough for such a perfect wedding day. The venue itself is absolutely stunning and all of our guests commented on how beautiful the barn, court yard and surrounding area was. I'd definitely recommend the candle package as it gives it an extra special touch. The food was delicious, we chose the mixed grill for mains; chicken, sausage, burger and lamb chops. It was amazing and there was plenty of it! All of our guests enjoyed the meal and the evening food (hotdogs-delicious). The whole day went so smoothly. Ellis and Tom were our managers for the day/evening they were fantastic and lead a brilliant team. The staff are all so professional, friendly and accommodating. We had the most perfect wedding day, all of our guests loved it and we had the best day ever. Thank you so much Shustoke team, you are all awesome. - Jun 2017
We had an amazing day yesterday. A massive thanks to Ellis, Tom and the team for such a smooth and well organised day. We loved every minute - Jun 2017
Had our wedding here in May, absolutely stunning venue! All our guests commented on how nice it is and the staff can't do enough to look after you. From booking it to after the wedding day, such a professional easy service. The managers on the day were a pleasure, they really do take care of everything. Food was amazing and plenty of it! Would definitely recommend Shustoke Farm Barns as your wedding venue.  - Jun 2017
Thank you to all the staff for making our day so fabulous, it was the best day of our lives! All of our guests loved the venue and the way everything ran like clockwork. - Jun 2017
We can't thank Shustoke Farm Barns enough for our truly perfect day. The staff were incredible from the day we first stepped through the doors of this beautiful place, all the way up to the end of our wedding. Nothing is too much to ask and we couldn't have imagined it panning out any better than it did. We have been inundated with messages from all of our guests regarding the venue and amazing food the team created. This is a truly magical place and we cannot recommend it and the team enough! - Jun 2017
Thanks again for everything that you did for us on our wedding day.  Lisa & I, along with all our guests, had an amazing day.  Everyone had so many compliments about the venue and the staff. - Jun 2017
We can't thank you all enough for making our day so perfect, everything just ran so smoothly. Shustoke really is the perfect venue, the food and all staff, particularly Tom and Emma, were just incredible. - Jun 2017
We had an absolutely fabulous day. Thank you so much for all that you have done to ensure a stress free and happy wedding day. - Jun 2017
Where do I start? You gave us the most magical day, you really did make our dream a reality.   Your venue is truly spectacular and your staff are so attentive and professional. From the moment we booked our wedding date you were all extremely helpful and nothing was ever too much trouble.   On the day you looked after us and our lovely guests beautifully, everyone was complimenting the food, the drink, the service and the overall atmosphere.   Shustoke, you are such an incredible venue and I would highly recommend anyone wanting a unique wedding to step in your direction.    - Jun 2017
The venue was stunning, we had lots of guests complement on how beautiful the various rooms were, and everything was laid out as requested. The food exceeded expectations - portion sizes were very generous and the quality was superb. The staff were extremely well informed, friendly and couldn't do enough to make our day perfect. The day and evening managers (Emma & Kevin) were always on hand to answer any questions we had and deal with last minute requests. We would recommend this venue to any future brides/grooms as it was just the most special day. - May 2017
An incredible day, thank you to everyone involved. It was more perfect than we could have ever imagined. - May 2017
Simply amazing. Beautiful venue, brilliant staff. Everything we could've hoped for and more. - May 2017
We had a fabulous day, thank you so much for everything! It was all we could have wished for and more. - May 2017
Where do I start? You gave us the most magical day, you really did make our dream a reality. Your venue is truly spectacular and your staff are so attentive and professional. From the moment we booked our wedding date you were all extremely helpful and nothing was ever too much trouble. On the day you looked after us and our lovely guests beautifully, everyone was complimenting the food, the drink, the service and the overall atmosphere. Shustoke, you are such an incredible venue and I would highly recommend anyone wanting a unique wedding to step in your direction.  - May 2017
We had an amazing day! Your venue is stunning and all of the staff were so welcoming and friendly all my guests commented on how good everybody was. Food was delicious and plenty of it! Both us and guests will definitely be recommending your venue to others.   - May 2017
If you're looking for your dream wedding venue, then look no further - from the moment we saw the venue online we fell in love. Our expectations were exceeded when we walked in though! From the moment we started planning we knew this was the venue for us, and now the 'deed is done' we can certainly say we made the right choice. Where to start... The food was totally fabulous. All of our guests commented on the high quality, and generous portion sizes both for meat eaters and vegetarians. All left feeling incredibly full, but very satisfied. A number even commenting on never attending a wedding with food this tasty. The canapés were also a huge hit during the reception, as were the Pimms and ginger ale beverages. The pork baps; huge but again so tasty! Definitely worth every penny. The team that served us on the day were extremely warm and friendly - both us and our guests felt that they could not do any more for us. Ellis and Kevin ensured that the day ran smoothly, to plan and that we were happy throughout. Kevin helped our guests arrange taxis, and rallied groups together to share cars back to their hotel. We found the experience leading up to the wedding positive, with prompt responses to our questions and responses via the notes system. It was a great way to track communications, especially with many things going on at once when planning a wedding. It was a dream come true for us, and we are looking at our photos as we speak feeling extremely warm and contented. Thank you to all of the team who made our dream come true. - May 2017
Our daughter got married at your beautiful venue.  My husband and I would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making it the most wonderful of weddings.  You all worked incredibly hard and the politeness and friendliness from you towards all our guests was fantastic.  The food was exceptional as was the constant replenishment of wine and bubbly.  Superb service at all times .... we were able to relax with our friends and family without having any worries about anything else.  We really are so incredibly grateful that both our daughter and son-in-law had the most happiest day, and that all tireless preparations during this last year worked beautifully. We shall never forget the part you all played in achieving a fairytale to remember. - May 2017
We got married at Shustoke in May 2017 and it was the best day of our lives! The venue is absolutely stunning! The staff are so friendly and helpful, and helped the wedding run like clockwork. Meaning that we could just relax on the day and enjoy ourselves. We have had so many compliments from our guests saying the food was amazing, how great the staff were and what a great wedding it was. Thank you so much Shustoke for making it an unforgettable day.  - May 2017
We had an amazing day, thank you! Everyone commented on how lovely the venue and food was, and how attentive all the staff were. Thanks to everyone for making it such a wonderful day. - May 2017
We would both like to say a massive thank you to Ellis, Kev and the team at Shustoke for the most incredible day of our lives. It really could not have been any more perfect and a lot of our friends and family have been saying it is the best wedding they have ever been to! We will remember it for the rest of our lives and wish we could relive the whole experience again. It is safe to say we will be on cloud 9 for a long time! - May 2017
Thank you so much. We literally had the best possible day, so thank you for making it so amazing. - May 2017
Thank you so much for making our day so special. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. The food was beyond amazing (everyone loved those Brownies) We will be sure to recommend the venue to everyone we know getting married!   - Apr 2017
Thank you so much for yesterday. Your hospitality was amazing, nothing was too much trouble. All our guests commented what a perfect venue it was. We really did have the best day ever and cannot thank you enough.   - Apr 2017
Thank you so much for all your hard work on the day. It was honestly amazing! So many of our guest said it was the best venue they had ever been to. - Apr 2017
We had a great time, the venue was amazing, staff really friendly and so much food. - Apr 2017
We wanted to say a massive thank you for all you did to make our wedding special. All of our guests not only commented on the beautiful venue but also everything else - the professional and helpful nature of the staff, the quality of the food and drink and the way the whole day ran incredibly smoothly. You made us feel very special on our day - the little touches like making sure we had food and drink, through to the help in setting the venue up made all the difference in making our day incredible. - Apr 2017
The day was absolutely perfect and the venue and staff were nothing less than amazing. - Apr 2017
Thank you so much for an amazing day. Your staff were incredible and everyone loved the venue.    - Apr 2017
We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone for helping us have a fabulous day. The amount of great feedback we have had from people is overwhelming. Everybody worked so hard to make the day great. Your staff were so friendly to our guests, and it was lovely how they felt part of the wedding party. We honestly can't thank everyone enough for making our wedding the best day ever.  - Apr 2017
It was amazing. Your staff are a real credit. Kevin was fantastic as was the front of house manager. We wish we could do it all again! - Apr 2017
Thanks for all your help, support and organisation yesterday. We had an amazing day and everybody said how wonderful the venue and it's staff were. We really appreciate everything you have done for us.   Again, we cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. - Apr 2017
Everything was absolutely first class - thank you. So many compliments about the venue, the food and the staff. A perfect day. Our thanks to all. - Apr 2017
We attended a wedding at the barn yesterday. We had the most wonderful night and were very impressed how efficient and friendly the staff were. In particularly I’d like to point out how great Kevin was, nothing was too much trouble and he was a lot of fun. We will be sure to recommend your establishment to other friends and family members. - Mar 2017
Thank you for an amazing day Saturday. It was amazingggg! Everybody raved about the venue and how wonderful the day was! - Mar 2017
We had an incredible day thank you!! We really appreciate all your hard work. - Mar 2017
Last Friday was brilliant, everything was perfect and we would like to thank all your staff for making it such a great day and night for us and our guests!! - Mar 2017
What a day - we're still on such a high!! Thank you so much for everything everyone of you did to make it the best day of our lives. - Mar 2017
Thank you for such a lovely day. Emma and all the staff were amazing! - Mar 2017
Words don't do this venue, nor its staff justice! From the moment we walked into the barn we knew it was perfect. Absolutely stunning in every way possible! The whole process from start to finish was seamless, the staff are incredible and the food out of this world! Our friends and family are saying it is the best wedding and most amazing venue they have been to and we ofcourse agree! Thank you everyone who made us truly have the happiest and most unforgettable day of our lives! Much love, Mr and Mrs Palmer-Dobbs xx - Feb 2017
Thanks so much for a great day. It was everything we planned for and everyone loved the place and the food so thanks so much. - Feb 2017
Oh my gosh we can't thank you all enough! Hopefully you saw our review on facebook but i'll say it again- saturday was truly the happiest and most unforgettable day of our lives! From start to finish everyone has been so amazing. - Feb 2017
Thank you so much for Thursday. It was amazing and the staff are lovely. - Feb 2017
Thankyou all so much we had a wonderful day and you looked after us so well . The venue looked stunning and we had so many compliments about it . - Feb 2017
Firstly, can we just say thank you - we had a fantastic day, everyone loved the food and venue, and the team were brilliant. Everything ran like clockwork, - Feb 2017
Friday was literally amazing! It was the BEST DAY EVER! We couldn't of wanted it to go any better and for it to be any where else than at the Barn. It was just the best, words just don't do it justice. Thank you to everyone involved at Shustoke. We have such happy memories now that will last a lifetime. We had so many people say to us how beautiful the venue was and that its the best wedding venue you they have seen. - Feb 2017
Thanks to Emma and Kevin and all the staff for giving us a great day - Feb 2017
Once again, thankyou so much for helping to make our day run so smoothly. We have had so many comments from guests saying shustoke is the best venue they have been to and particularly mentioned how amazing the food and staff were. - Feb 2017
Thank you so much for everything on our wedding day it was absolutely amazing and everyone commented how stunning the venue was. Please thank Ellis for all her help in the day she was lovely. - Feb 2017
Thank you so much for a lovely day - Emma, Beth and Kevin were amazing and day was everything we dreamed of. Mr and Mrs Birch - Feb 2017
An incredible day, thank you to everyone involved. It was more perfect than we could have ever imagined. - May 2017