Bride & Groom Spotlight: What advice would you give to couples on their wedding day?

One of the best things we love about hosting weddings at Grassfield Hall is meeting such amazing couples. We take lots of time to get to know our wedding duos as much as we can so that we can tailor things to be exactly the way they want on their big day.

It’s important to us that all our couples feel confident and supported throughout their whole wedding planning journey as well as on the day itself. Therefore, we thought it would be nice to catch up with a few of our previous couples to see if they had any advice for future brides and grooms getting married here. Oh, and of course, we also asked them what their favourite thing about Grassfield Hall was too. After all, we all like to receive a few compliments sometimes don’t we?

Alex and Beth

“The best piece of advice from our own wedding would be to relax and go with the flow! It rained on our wedding day and because Lisa had the foresight to have umbrellas at the ready (something we didn’t think about) we made the most of it and took some wonderful photos. They ended up being some of our favourites from the day!

The best thing about having Grassfield Hall as our venue was the intimate feeling of the whole day. We were treated like part of the family which made every single one of our guests feel valued and relaxed. The family team at the Hall and the high-quality, local vendors couldn’t do enough for us which is something we still talk about 5 years later. It’s rare to find that kind of personal service. We couldn’t have wished for anything more, a truly stunning venue in every way.” 

Gayle and Shaun

“The best piece of advice would be – don’t waste any time or energy on stressing out. It’s a wasted emotion. You are marrying the person you love and want to spend the rest of your life with surrounded by your chosen nearest and dearest family and friends. The day is all about you as a couple celebrating your union so enjoy and indulge in all the positive energy. Also, every few hours, take a step back, look around and take a screenshot memory in your mind, and think wow, just how lucky are we – because it goes so fast.

The best thing about Grassfield Hall itself – being the stunning restored Georgian building, set in the beautiful Nidderdale countryside with elegant, opulent, yet unique and individual rooms would be enough in itself, but the best thing about having GH as our venue was Lisa….. the powerhouse who was willing to listen, be open to ideas, and driven to make our dreams aspire into reality.

We got married during the pandemic so, after 3 cancelled dates during what could’ve been the most stressful time, Lisa continually worked alongside us to keep everything calm, and with her expertise and guidance all those involved in the day remained co-ordinated in their approach to the final goal.

The day itself could not have been more perfect. From start to finish our guests felt welcomed, relaxed and “treated” We were complimented all day on the atmosphere with friends and family noting that, despite being surrounded by luxury, style and elegance……they didn’t feel out of place, and it genuinely felt homely. Each and every member of the team worked to give us our dream day and with Lisa’s recommended suppliers it was poetry in motion. We simply can’t praise Grassfield Hall enough. We started as clients, and we feel we’ve made friends.”

Murray and Jade

“The best piece of advice from our own wedding day would be…plan your wedding your way! It’s so hard to not get wrapped up in making sure that everyone else is happy, but it’s so important to put yourselves first and plan a wedding that reflects both of you…as at the end of the day, that’s who your loved ones are there to celebrate! On the day, stand back and take everything in that you finally get to see come together. You did that, be proud and soak it all in!

The best thing about having Grassfield Hall as our venue was…the venue is just stunning, with the most amazing views from all around. The gorgeous rooms where all your nearest and dearest can stay with you, and of course Lisa and the team at Grassfield who made our whole experience a dream from start to end. It had such a warm, family feel, and we loved how intimate our wedding was. It meant we could completely relax and spend time with everyone without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. It really was the best day of our lives and a lot of that was down to Grassfield Hall!


Anna and Kevin

“The best piece of advice from our own wedding day would be to relax and soak it all in! You’ve spent so long looking forward to it all and fretting over the details, make sure you enjoy the magic you’ve created and trust your suppliers to take care of everything else. As a couple, we took a few quiet minutes to ourselves throughout the day just to enjoy it with each other and watch it all go by. The day will fly by so cherish and enjoy every moment.

The best thing about having Grassfield Hall as our venue was EVERYTHING! It’s a gorgeous home from home where everything is personalised to you and just the way you want it. Lisa and her team are absolutely fantastic and work with the best suppliers. We felt so relaxed checking into Grassfield the day before knowing that our wedding was in the best hands, and we could enjoy all the celebrations with our friends and family. It was a truly perfect few days.”

Holly & Stuart

“The best piece of advice from our own wedding would be…do it your way! Focus on the reasons why you’re getting married to each other and celebrate those. You don’t have to include all the usual wedding traditions, create your own and make it unique for you.

Don’t stress about the little things. When you think back to your big day afterwards the memories you have will be what a beautiful wedding day you had celebrating with all your loved ones. Enjoy, have fun, and savour every moment of your special day together ❤️

The best thing about having Grassfield Hall as our venue was…the house is such a beautiful venue and it truly felt like it was our own home for 24 hours. We were able to plan our day exactly how we wanted and make it really personal. It was perfect for celebrating a smaller wedding and Lisa & Alex were brilliant from the planning in the run-up to the wedding to make sure it was perfect on the day!”


Courtney and Liam


“Our advice would be – do what you want and don’t let others have a say. Remember it’s YOUR day.”

What did you love about Grassfield Hall? “We cannot just pick one thing, Grassfield has the full package – from how well we were looked after, the scenery and the all-round hospitality to give you your perfect day! The venue feels like your own home for the weekend.”



For more info about weddings at Grassfield Hall and to check availability, please give Lisa a call on 07958 038134 or email