'We had the most amazing day - the venue was so perfect and versatile. It has its own beauty and character but also scope to have your own unique wedding depending on how you wish to decorate it. The most important thing for me was to create a good atmosphere - a real celebration - and the venue was such a big part of this! The Gildings Barn team are also fantastic. Penny was so available for any question no matter how small and super quick to reply to everything - super efficient! Penny is also extremely helpful and was around when setting up for any queries and just making sure everything was ready to go smoothly. Hilary was also amazing and went the extra mile whether it was scoping out the stage for party games and just being around for some reassurance and help around the day. For both of them - all done with kindness and a genuine enthusiasm! Also special thanks to Richard who no doubt did a lot behind the scenes!
The whole thing was stress free and I always felt like I was in a very safe pair of hand and the results were incredible! Every guest loved it and so did I - thank you so much!'
'We had a truly amazing wedding at Gildings. Penny, Hilary and Richard, you have all been so supportive during the planning and implementation/ logistics of our wedding day! We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and efforts!'
'We had such a great day on Saturday - Gildings Barn was perfect and everything we imagined and hoped for. The lights looked great in the main barn and everyone commented on the great atmosphere it created. Thank you for all your help in organising the event both in the run up and on the night. Richard you were great along with Hilary in ensuring the temperature was comfortable. We will certainly be recommending Gildings Barn to other couples.'
'To Penny & Richard, We just wanted to send you both a quick email to say thank you for all of your assistance in helping us in the organisation of our wedding.
We had an amazing day and all of our guests absolutely loved Gildings. It couldn't have gone any better for us.
Thank you to both of you again.'
'We can't thank Richard, Penny and Hilary enough for their help, both before and during our wedding. Gildings is beautiful - it was the perfect venue for us and we knew as soon as we visited that we wanted to have our reception there. The set up of the venue is great, with enough space in each barn so that even if it is bad weather no-one will get wet! Many of our guests complimented the barns, particularly how interesting and original the Threshing Barn is.
Hilary was very helpful when we visited the barns during our planning stages, and gave us some great ideas for decorations. We used Chris Moon for catering - the food was great and Chris and his team were amazing so we could properly relax and enjoy the day without worrying about anything. Thank you to all at Gildings!'
'Just wanted to get in touch to say thank you for the use of the Barn on our wedding day. It really was magical. Also, thank you so much to yourself and Hilary for helping make our special day the best day of our lives.'
'Our wedding was absolutely perfect! So many people said it was the most beautiful venue they had ever seen! We had the most amazing day! Thank you so much for making it possible. Thanks Penny! xx'
(photographs: Kady Eliza Photography)
'We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our wedding at Gilding's barn earlier this year. We fell in love with the simplicity and charm of the barn the first time that we saw it and it really was the perfect wedding venue for us. The barn itself is lovely and the surroundings of the barn are so picturesque. We have some amazing photos to remind us of the fantastic day that was enjoyed by all.
Hilary - we would like to extend a special thank you for all your assistance in the setting up, clearing, generally being on hand to answer all our many queries and just making the day run so smoothly.
Chris Moon Catering - your help in the lead up to our big day and the day itself was truly invaluable. From our initial meeting you made us feel completely at ease and as soon as we had the tasting we knew we wanted you to be our caterer. All of our guests were so complimentary of the food that was served. We would highly recommend you to anyone and especially for any events at Gilding's, where your knowledge of what works and what doesn't really added to the overall smooth running of our day. We would also ask you to extend a massive thank you to Dawn and her team, who were amazing on the day. No one wanted for anything, everyone was so attentive and the addition of the bar in the evening was great.'
(photographs: James Grist Photography)
'Gildings Barn provided the absolutely perfect venue for our wedding - Penny and Hilary made everything so easy from start to finish, with lots of visits before the day to run through everything, prompt responses to emails (and all our questions) and always so friendly and accommodating. The wedding was the best day of our lives and the venue was central to this - a relaxed setting that we could completely put our own stamp on, with total flexibility in how we ran the day, enough space for our guests to spread out in and we were so lucky with the weather so that we could really enjoy Gildings at its best. It was absolutely idyllic. Lee and his team were fantastic - so attentive, so professional and so easy to work with - nothing being too much trouble. Lots of people had seconds, even thirds and we've had lots of compliments about how much people enjoyed the food - the best wedding food ever is definitely a compliment we've had a few times! All in all - we were delighted with everything.'View more images »
'Thank you so much, working with you to create our special day was an absolute pleasure.'
(photographs: The Hendrys Photography)
'We had an absolutely fabulous day and had so many comments about how wonderful the barn was. Hilary was really helpful, and the food by Anise was out of this world. Thank you so much for everything, we couldn't have hoped for a more magical wedding day.'View more images »
'We had the most fantastic day at Gildings, it was truly magical!! The barn was absolutely perfect for us in every way and all of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue it was! And a big thank you once again to you, your prompt email responses made all the difference during the planning stages and you couldn't have been more helpful! We really appreciate it.'View more images »
'We had an absolutely magical day and the barn was exactly what we wanted - stunning in its simplicity and natural beauty. Thanks so much for letting us spend the best day of our lives at Gildings - we will forever hold it dear to our hearts!'
'Dear Penny and Richard, we had the most magical Christmas wedding that couldn't have been more special. Gildings is one of a kind and from the moment I saw it about 6 years ago I fell in love with it and I hoped that one day I might be able to have my wedding reception here. Thank you so much, we now have memories for a lifetime and you've both made that possible. The caterer Chris Moon exceeded expectations...so many guests commented on how delicious the food was. I wish I could have eaten more!! All in all, it was a once in a life time day in a beautiful and extremely special barn. Anyone else who gets married at Gildings is extremely lucky. Thank you. Love from Emma and Ollie'
Photographer's blog: www.cjmann.com/gildings-barn-surrey-winter-wedding
'We had such an amazing Wedding day in September 2016. It really was all we could hope for. The barn is absolutely beautiful, all our guests were overwhelmed at the stunning location and the beautiful surroundings, and gorgeous rustic decor. Thanks to all the staff from Brown's Kitchen too, our day was run so smoothly, and everything was absolutely perfect! Such a beautiful, relaxed and stunning venue! Everyone was always so helpful and reliable. We really can't thank you enough.'View more images »
'Thank you, thank you, for making our wedding day so special. Your barn was the only venue we needed to see and it created the most amazing day for us. Hilary was outstanding in her communication with us. You were both fantastic from start to finish. Allowing us to get married this year despite being fully booked. Your enthusiasm, Penny, whenever I asked a question was always such a lovely response and you seemed to genuinely care that we had the best day possible. We were very impressed with Lee and would recommend him and his team 100%. So professional and helpful to our guests and the food was amazing! Just wish we could do it all again!'View more images »
'Sophie and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the use of your fantastic barn last weekend!
It was a truly amazing day and being able to style the space just as we liked meant that it had a great personal touch and so many people commented what a great place it is.'
'I just wanted to say thank you! Our day was absolutely fantastic- the barn was just perfect and so beautiful! Many people commented on how great the venue was and how great the food was! It really couldn't have gone better - so thank you.'
'Just wanted to reiterate how fantastic our son Shaun's wedding to Millie went at Gildings Barn. The venue is amazing; wonderful memories will be had forever. It was truly fabulous. The food from Chris Moon's team was also fabulous; staff so polite and extremely attentive and the overall ambience was amazing. We loved the way it was transacted with the canapes on the lawn with the doors to the barn shut then when we all came through to eat it looked absolutely magical. We cannot thank you enough for it being so well executed - it will always remain a special memory. Just fabulous and keep up the good work.'
'We were lucky enough to have our wedding at Gildings Barn in June 2016, and right from our first enquiry, Penny and Richard were an absolute pleasure to work with. The barn itself is the most beautiful venue we have ever seen (and we have been to a lot of weddings) and we knew it was the place for us as soon as we saw it. It has immeasurable character and our guests were amazed! Penny and Richard are incredibly flexible and really allow you to put your own stamp on the place (another big selling point for us). All of the peripheral services in the area are fabulous, from caterer extraordinaire Chris Moon to celebrant Jenny Knight - Gildings barn was the perfect venue for us, from ceremony through to the last song. We couldn't recommend it more highly.'View more images »
'Our wedding day was absolutely fantastic. Feedback has been fantastic and I know our guests are spreading the word on the barn being an ideal venue for a wedding.'Read the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog »
'We had such an incredible wedding day. The barn was absolutely stunning with everyone commenting on how magical it was. It is packed with so much charm and character that you only need the simplest of decorations. We cannot thank Chris Moon enough for all his support in the run up to the day and providing us with delicious food! He really is the nicest chap and we couldn't have planned the day without him. We'd also like to thank Dawn and the rest of the team for making everything run like clockwork.'
'Thank you so much for letting us have use of your wonderful barn. We had an amazing day and everybody commented on how beautiful the venue was.'
Read more about it at: Magical Spring Relaxed Barn Wedding | Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.
'Thank you to Richard and Penny for allowing us to have the wedding of our dreams. We are so unbelievably thankful for finding Gildings and Richard and Penny. It truly was a magnificent venue - and we were delighted with how everything came together! The florists, Nordic Twigs, were unbelievable, and did a stunning job. We have had so many lovely messages and comments about the venue from our friends and family... without exception everyone was completely amazed at the wow factor going from one area to the next!'
'A wonderful winter wedding feast took place here on the 5th December and despite the elements testing us slightly, we were adamant of our wintery celebration. A beautiful rustic & romantic barn naturally lending itself to be the setting, with mulled wine, warmed cider, bubbles, suckling pigs, local beef & lamb and yummy apple crumble, which adorned the feast table served on beds of Eucalyptus, Myrtle and Mistletoe. Festoon lights subtly suspended and candles in globes in secret places.
Chris Moon our caterer was outstanding and totally on board from the start with our exciting and unique ideas which he embraced. Dawn, Tara & Jacob also totally rose to the challenge and busily attended to our guests making sure glasses were filled and plates were full. The log burners kept us all warm and cosy, the live music from The Cash Cows seemed to get everybody jiggling and created a wonderful lively atmosphere.
I remember running into the kitchen at 10pm and hugging Chris Moon & Dawn and saying ''we did it'!! We just had time to enjoy and share our beautiful 'Tower of Cheese' cake before it was lights out and time for bed. A wonderful memorable romantic evening that will be cherished forever, with huge thanks to everybody.'
'We fell in love with the barn as soon as we first visited it and it really was the most perfect venue for us. It was absolutely beautiful and there was such a magical atmosphere, especially in the stunning main barn. We just wanted to say the most enormous thank you to Chris Moon for everything he did during the run-up to our big day. He was absolutely incredible from the first time we met him, and the day simply wouldn't have happened without his help and support. He has been so much more than a caterer to us and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to absolutely anyone.'
'From the moment we walked into the barn we knew it was exactly what we were looking for and the decision for it to be our wedding venue was instant. The owners Penny and Richard were incredibly welcoming and friendly. The barn is the perfect combination of warm, stunning and rustic and perfect for a wedding, creating a warm and friendly party atmosphere. We could not have asked more of the venue. Lee Brown the caterer was an absolute Godsend; professional and friendly, he provided excellent food and service, as well as advice for the bride and groom who were all a bit clueless!'View more images »
'We would both like to thank you for the use of your barn for our wedding. We had the most amazing day and had so many comments on how beautiful the barn was. We also couldn't praise Chris and his amazing team enough, from start to finish they were so attentive, very professional and the food was exceptional!!! We just wish we could do it all again!'
'Thank you so much for letting us use your barn for our reception, it was amazing! More than I could of hoped for, and most importantly we all had an absolute blast!
Once again, thank you for letting us use Gildings barn, we had so many compliments and lots of people asking how I found such a beautiful place :)'
'Gilding's Barn was our dream wedding location, the moment we saw the barn we fell in love and we knew we wanted our Wedding Reception there! In the lead up to the wedding, Penny and Richard were extremely accommodating and we felt we could ask them anything.
They also put us in contact with Chris Moon (our caterer) - who was also faultless. He was so helpful in the run up to the wedding, the service and food was beyond our expectations. Gilding's barn is a beautiful location and we really had the best day of our lives!
Thank you both for everything.'
'I was fortunate enough to hold my 40th birthday party at Gildings Barn. I had the most fantastic evening. The barn was beautiful, lit with all the lights on the beams, it looked magical. Many of my guests remarked how pretty it was. It was very atmospheric and we all had a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend using Gildings Barn and would not hesitate to use it again in the future.'View more images »
Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding (January 2015)
Venue: Gildings Barn, Newdigate, Surrey. Photographer: Murray Clarke
'As a wedding photographer covering many barn venues in Surrey, Gildings Barn is by far my favourite to shoot at. Set in beautiful surroundings the barn features original lofty beams, authentic stone flooring and farming implements in every corner so there's lots of details throughout to capture. The barn is warm and cosy with plenty of charm and character whilst the fields outside feature beautifully restored horse-drawn farm wagons that make for fantastic photography during the couple portraits. By adding their own personal finishing touches it's very easy for the bride and groom to decorate the interior and exterior to suit the theme of their wedding.'
Vintage inspired Barn Wedding (May 2014)
Venue: Gildings Barn, Newdigate, Surrey. Photographer: Tom Halliday
'The minute we stepped through the door we knew this was our dream venue. The barn itself was absolutely stunning inside and set in beautiful grounds. It was in a very private rural location which was exactly what we wanted.'
'Penny and Richard the owners are such lovely kind people, we felt very lucky to have found such a wonderful place.'