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Hardwick Moat weddings – discovering the site…

 

All four team members from Hardwick Moat weddings have worked in the wedding industry, collectively for 10 years. We are a family run business made up of two brothers and their Fiancé’s. We had spent the past few years working flat out during the wedding season providing marquee structures, mobile bar services and photography packages. Although each of these businesses were successful, they were also exhausting. Joe and I have a large family with 5 girls and were struggling with the work/ family life balance. We loved working in the wedding industry and knew this was the industry we wanted to continue to work within. That is when we made the decision to invest in some land to create our own wedding venue. Somewhere we could all work together and be based in one location, offering our couples a package and our collective experience.

What we thought would be a pretty easy process turned out to take a few years. The plot of land needed to be special and turns out I am fussy! Two years of searching when I happened to mention to local farmer, we were looking for a plot for our venture and he offered to show us around his farm. Over 400 acres to choose from was slightly overwhelming and then we stumbled across Hardwick Moat. From over 40 years of growth, out poked the roof line of the old barn. We jumped out the car and walked around the front of the moat area on a miserable October morning. Even on the most miserable autumn day the views across the fields towards the woodlands was breath-taking. I could not help but notice there was not a single building of power line in site. The whole site was completely secluded. That was the moment when I decided I wanted my own wedding in this exact spot! Yes the site needed lots of work, turns out far more than we ever anticipated but standing in this same spot today, a year on, it was so worth all the pain, sweat, rain (lots of that) endless hours and investment. Hardwick moat weddings view never fails to wow our visitors!

Our next Blog will include Hardwick Moats History and development process…

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