The Secret Garden - our favourite wedding venue

Last weekend we were invited back to The Secret Garden in Gringley for an open day to celebrate 10 years of events held in this beautiful setting- guests included couples who had been married here and those looking for the perfect venue to hold their big day in the near future.

Weddings are held here between May and September in the stunning Orangery, with receptions and other events in the marquee provided by local company Mudford Marquees. Wedding parties of up to 120 can be catered for on the day, with an extra 40 in the evening, but as well as civil ceremonies you can also celebrate christenings, birthdays, anniversaries and even afternoon tea events.

In the Coach House Bar just off the French Courtyard, we had a taste of the amazing food produced by the in-house team, who really do give the place a welcoming, family-run feeling - they offer catering including canapes, hot food and posh picnics. Even the children were helping out on the day, offering guests headphones to sample the silent disco, making sure we were all happy and comfortable and even decorating tables in the marquee to show off the different venue decor ideas they all had. The whole team made our visit a pleasure, and we really enjoyed our day - so much so, we started thinking about The Secret Garden for our own wedding day!

Patricia, the owner of the house, and her personal assistant Rebecca were on hand throughout the day to answer questions, show people around and welcome back previous couples and their little ones. Other local businesses helped to decorate the marquee, including Patacake from Misterton - we LOVED the two stunning cakes they had on show! The balloon display from Balloons Away was gorgeous, and other suppliers advertised included May’s One of a Kind Crafts wedding decor and Ray of Light Letters.

We’d like to say a massive thanks to Pat and the whole team for making it such a lovely day.

For more information on wedding bookings and other events, contact the team on 07852 324706, email, find them on Facebook & Instagram or visit As a recommended supplier for The Secret Garden we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about booking us for your wedding or party here.

Jay & Amy xx