I started doing research and ended up travelling around the country (with baby in tow) personally visiting 195 venues to get the inspiration for The Wellbeing Farm.
Many of the features within the farm were sourced from spending hours on EBay and scavenging around reclamation yards and auctions to provide the authentic characteristics which I hope you experience.
The farm took just over two years to be developed by a local builder and Stephen and I launched during British Butcher’s Week in 2013. This meant that everyone wanted to know about provenance of food, and with us having a cookery school on site, and a butchers shop with a 128 year trading history in the family, our focus on food grew and grew. Nothing makes you feel better, or helps your wellbeing, than something nice to eat.
At this point, I really must pay tribute to my brother Harry Gaze who not only designed the Barn, but also physically did all the work himself – he is amazingly talented.
Polly and Ryan’s wedding was held on the 5 July 2014 and we loved it and so did everyone else… I was then approached by Nina who lived in Edgworth who asked me if we could organise her wedding in two months – never one to turn down a challenge, Nina worked her magic on the Barn (through her amazing skills and styling experience) and her wedding was held in October 2014. I’ve got to admit Nina’s wedding put The Wellbeing Farm Weddings on the map. Love My Dress review of Nina’s wedding.
I had at last found what I was always meant to do with The Wellbeing Farm – Weddings….
In 2015 we doubled our size creating bespoke wedding facilities which included converting a former horse arena and stables in a new bar area, toilet facilities and an additional kitchen – at last we had a proper Wedding Barn which could cater for up to 260 guests. Thanks to Harry’s amazing vision, he helped me make it happen and I’ve got to say that every day when I open our blue steel barn doors (obtained from a Bolton steel factory) I am so proud!
So in summary, we transformed this neglected, run-down farm and have put such thought and care into what we have done – I hope you have enjoyed reading about our transformational story. We try not to be ‘just another venue’, we deliberately set out to be special and to “make the ordinary extraordinary” and we strive to be unique and I do hope that this makes us stand out amongst other wedding venues – our aim is to create an amazing wedding experience.
So to this end, we want our weddings to have the wow factor – a magical experience where our weddings are caring, enthusiastic, beautiful and emotional - WE CARE”