Godwick Great Barn is a very special place. You don’t have to visit on a perfect, sunny, calm summer’s day to realise that. We first went there in deepest darkest November and the building work was not yet finished. There was a pile of rubble in the middle of the floor, under the old beams, surrounded by the ancient brick walls. Despite the grey, damp skies and chill, howling wind – we felt the warmth of this place. Maybe it’s the glorious countryside it’s set in. Maybe it’s 500 years of history. Maybe it’s the sheer beauty of the original structure and the more recent renovations. Maybe it’s the wonderful Garner family that have made this place into the most intimate, elegant and peaceful place to get married. Whatever it is, saying my vows to the man I love in Godwick Great Barn is something that will stay with me intensely all my life. James and Sue let you get on with it – there aren’t too many rules and as a result, our guests were well looked after but totally relaxed. These two are such nice people that they gather around them others of the like – the staff from both Hatters and Julie Abbs catering were exceptional and became another glorious thread to the woven tale of our day. One of them turned up on the back of the tractor, driven by James – with a platter carrying Champagne and enough glasses for everyone having their picture taken at the ruins. Stuff like that just happened. It was seriously impressive. The next day I looked out from the Godwick Hall window, towards the barn and felt a wave of love towards the place. Godwick Great Barn is a very special place – and it has a very special place in our hearts.
Wendy Hurrell, Bride – September 2013
“Godwick was truly the perfect wedding venue for us and we are so glad we found it! It is such a beautiful and special place and we loved having the freedom to make it our own. We were very grateful to James and the Godwick staff for their help and support, their flexibility, and for their passion and enthusiasm which really showed throughout. So many of our guests commented on how amazing the barn and the location were, and said that it was the loveliest place to have a wedding celebration.”
Ellen and John – August 2013
Fantastic! This is quite simply a stunning venue to host any occasion. We chose to hold our wedding reception here a year before we actually got married as James’s vision for the work he wished to carry out sounded ideal for what we were looking for (the pictures speak for themselves!). The barn is amazing and you cannot fail to be impressed by its history and charm. The staff at Godwick were brilliant and made life extremely easy for us from running the bar and providing the catering staff (who were excellent!!) to putting us in contact with local suppliers. We were allowed to put our own stamp on the venue and decorate it to our liking. Godwick simply couldn’t of been more accommodating and we couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Many thanks to James and all the people at Godwick.
Steve and Jen- April 2013
A beautiful venue and excellent, helpful staff made the day perfect
Angela Cutbill, Mother of the Bride – October 2012
It was a fantastic day. I just wanted to say a big thanks for your flexibility towards the event -it made for a perfect experience, very positive and memorable
J Brown, Usher at Mick and Alice’s Wedding – July 2012
THE place to get married in Norfolk – Simply Superb!
Tom and Anna – June 2012
Tom and I would like to say a huge thank you for an amazing day. The barn is gorgeous and on the day looked even better than I imagined. Our guests had a fantastic time and really loved the venue and its uniqueness. Great things about the day: tractor ride to the ruins great parking attendant with a very cool pipe posh toilets sheep in the paddocks excellent outdoor space for guests and safe for kids all the help given during the whole process how easy the day flowed
Aloma Tiriamia – June 2011
Quite simply Godwick Great Barn was the perfect venue in every way. The setting is extraodinary, the barn is totally unique and the help before and on the day was invaluable. We really couldn’t recommend a wedding at Godwick Great Barn highly enough. It really was the best day of our lives and the people and the place played a key part in that.
Nancy Edwards – September 2011
We were delighted to be able to use James Garner’s barn at his family farm at Godwick late summer 2008. Our son and daughter-in-law had held their small church wedding ceremony in Cambridge six weeks before but we needed a larger venue to invite family and friends to share in their happiness. Being local to us, Godwick Great Barn was perfect. Our family have always loved the romantic setting of the barn and they were keen to show off their village vicinity to more visitors on this special occasion. James’ efficient flexibility and his wonderful barn provided the perfect combination of the professional assistance you value on these occasions with the personal touch and atmosphere of a private function. I have no hesitation in recommending Godwick Great Ban for the perfect wedding or other party venue.
Madeleine Collett – 30th August 2008