3rd August 2019 | Kent
we have had many appreciative letters about the excellent and delicious food. The dinner was truly perfect…
Photo Credit: Home Gurr’own, Kent
Thank you so much for your email. We had a very good break walking in the Norwegian mountains – a perfect antidote to the busy time around the wedding. I am sure you are in need of a break yourselves!
I just wanted to reiterate our thanks to you, Sophie and your team for your wonderful food and help over the wedding. Throughout the planning process you were super helpful and gave us some excellent suggestions, but never forced any ideas on us. We really enjoyed the whole run up thanks to your calm, can do attitude.
On the day we appreciate we were a very large number and it can’t have been easy with drinks in a separate part of the garden to the dinner. Whenever I had any queries or questions Sophie was amazing, so smiley and quick to respond……and lovely to Patrick when he decided to do the group photo at the wrong time!!! The canapés looked and tasted wonderful and we have had many appreciative letters about the excellent and delicious food. The dinner was truly perfect – everyone has said that not only was it utterly scrumptious, but also that it was such a fun meal with all the different salads, meat and tarts to pass around and try.
At the end of the evening, Sophie quickly put extra staff on when the bar became ultra busy, and when the last few guests were still milling around, you had a super tall dark haired chap who was utterly charming working around us to close up the tent.You all left the tent beautifully for us the following morning. I was very touched that you had filled up the urns with water and put all those lovely salads and cheeses away so we could just put them out for the 70 people who came for brunch the next day.
Thank you! Thank you! Please let me know if you would ever like to use us as a reference. We would certainly ask you to help with any future weddings!
As for the small amount left from the deposit, please could you buy a nice bottle of bubbly with it and you and Sophie can crack it open and drink it at the end of the season!
With very best wishes and many thanks again,
13th July 2019 | Kent
It was without a doubt, the best day of our lives, and we both haven’t stopped laughing and sobbing (very happy tears) ever since.
Photo Credit: Three Flowers Photography
Dear Nicci and Sophie,
Thank you so much for the lovely email.
We are both struggling to find the words to express what Saturday actually meant to us. It was without a doubt, the best day of our lives, and we both haven’t stopped laughing and sobbing (very happy tears) ever since.
The overwhelming response from all of our guests, has been ‘Best wedding ever’. And we couldn’t agree more. And you and Sophie and all your wonderful team, were absolutely pivotal to that. As I walked around our tables at dinner, every single person I spoke too, said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. It completely blew everyone away. Your attention to detail…. the garnish on the cocktail’s; the presentation of the canapes; Sophie’s little 13th July staws (so adorable!); the edible rose petals accompanying the brownies, the tequila shots…. everything, everything was so perfect. Your staff were so friendly, so warm and so attentive. It was just amazing, and so so delicious.
You have made every point of contact easy, every meeting and tasting so pleasurable. Sophie was so supportive on the day. She calmed me down before the ceremony, when I was so nervous I thought I was going to faint, and her presence on the day, was so reassuring. I could see her trotting around, making sure everything was running smoothly, and it made me feel so relaxed. Sophie is literally the only person I would trust to touch my wedding boxes!!! She is an absolute credit to Home Gurrown and together you are such an amazing team.
So thank you so much for making our wedding day so awesome. When we started planning our wedding, I always wanted the food and drink to be the main focus. And that is exactly what you orchestrated, and the results were stunning. And thank you for making the whole experience so personable. We have loved getting to know you both, and enjoyed your company so much.
You will always have friends in Tony and I, and we will never forget what you have done for us, for as long as we live!
With so much love always
The Money-White’s xxxx
Hi, its Victoria’s Mum,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for making Victoria and Tony’s day so special, the food was amazing, your staff are so lovely and very hard working, every part of the day was so perfect, from the sun shine, the venue, the food, the drink and the staff, plus the band,.
There were a great deal of Victoria and Tony’s friends that we had never met before the day, but all of them made us both feel as if we had known them for many years.
If every we know of a couple looking for a catering company you would be the first we would recommend.
Thanking you all so much, please pass our thoughts to you staff.
5th July 2019 | Kent
We can’t stop looking at all the pictures and wishing we could do it all over again!!
Photo Credit: Ross Hurley
We are still on such a high, that was honestly the best day of our lives. I know its so cliche, but it truly was so perfect, from start to finish!
We can’t stop looking at all the pictures and wishing we could do it all over again!! Sad to think its all over, but we are overjoyed to now be starting married life together and we are so excited for the future. Roll on the honeymoon!!
Words cannot describe how grateful we are to Home Gurr’own. You should be extremely proud, your food & service was second to none. From the moment we booked, you and Sophie have been so wonderful, you truly helped to make our day so perfect!
The food was incredible and the presentation was spectacular. Everyone commented on how nice it was and they loved the show stopper puddings! The menu and the service provided made our wedding breakfast so unique and we had so many compliments on how great and delicious it all was! Even down to the tiny detail of having our names on the chutney spoons, just brilliant!
All your staff were so helpful and smiley. They looked fab and it was such a joy having Anna serve our top table, she did a fantastic job!
I cannot thank Sophie enough for all her help on the day. She kept us on time and nothing was ever too much to ask. She was so calm and happy, she helped fluff my dress up and got everyone in place when they needed to be somewhere. We honestly couldn’t have done it without her, she was amazing!
The whole day was just beyond what we could have ever dreamed of, and a massive part of that was thanks to you and your beautiful team!!
I shall be sure to show you all the pictures and videos when they are available. Please feel free to use any for your website or social media. I will forever spread the word at how great you all are!
Once again, thank you so much for everything!
Mr & Mrs Tims
15th June 2019 | Kent
My sis in law said it was best wedding meal she’d ever had and probably the best meal she’s ever had!!!
Hi Nicci and Sophie,
A note to say a very big thank you for Saturday!!!
We had so much positive feedback from everyone re the catering and service! My sis in law said it was best wedding meal she’d ever had and probably the best meal she’s ever had!!!
Sophie was brilliant front of house as were many of the staff, partic the tall chap who covered our table! (sorry didn’t catch his name)
And we made it just in time inside before the rain thank goodness.
We’re just on way to airport now to Japan so will be in touch when back.
Many thanks again for all your hard work and the team. Thank you also for the lovely wedding card and yummy leftovers which we ate last night!
Francesca and Martin
16th April 2019 | Kent
We had so many compliments from our guests …
Photo Credit: Livvy Hukins
Dear Nicci, Sophie and the team
Thank you so much for all your help in making our wedding such a success! We had a perfect day and the food was the icing on the cake.
We had so many compliments from our guests, not only on the food but on the excellent service from the waiting team.
We really enjoyed working with you all!!
Beth and Paul
18th May 2019 | Kent
I loved the theatre of the pavlovas arriving …
We just wanted to say a really big thank you for the wonderful catering service you provided for Rachel and Jack’s wedding at the Great Barn on 18th May.
The food was delicious and commented on by so many. I loved the theatre of the pavlovas arriving too! The venue looked amazing and Sophie and the rest of your staff did a superb job.
You gave us everything we wanted and then went a step further. We could not have been happier with the choice of you and your team and wanted you to know how much we appreciate it. The whole day ran so smoothly and everyone had a fabulous time.
Cathy and Ed Penfold
6th October 2018 | Kent
The food was incredible…
Dear Nicci, Sophie and all the team from Saturday,
The words ‘thank you’ are simply not enough to capture all that you did for us on Saturday. The food was incredible, service slick with nothing being too much trouble. Sophie’s help with sorting the heating was invaluable.
The tent looked incredible and the tables were laid beautifully.
We are so lucky to have found you. You are all amazing and made our day super special.
One guest has returned an orange napkin. Apparently, they found it in their bag. I will return it through the post when we get back.
Amy and Tom xx
22nd September 2018 | Kent
You, and your team, were phenomenal
Photo Credit: Lemonade Pictures
Hi Nicci – we’re still getting used to being the Barkers, but loving it all the same.
What a day, and weekend, we couldn’t quite believe how serendipitous so many small things came together and worked really really well. You and your team were phenomenal given the weather! I hope none got a cold from being soaked all the way through!
Glad the crew were good. It’s always a bit of a risk when you’re not 100% sure on whether they will be divas or not!
Can’t believe it’s all over!
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Thank you thank you thank you.
George and Charlie.
8th September 2018 | Kent
You guys were absolutely amazing.
Nicci and Sophie
Wow. What can we say?!
You guys were absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our big day go without a hitch. It was perfect. The food was unbelievable and we lost count of all the compliments we got for how brilliant it all tasted – so many “that was the best wedding food I’ve ever had”.
All the extras too were just so special (the little personalised spoons and amazing order of the day sign) so thank you for those lovely little touches.
We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. Nothing was too much trouble and you put us at ease from day one.
You guys deserve a well earned rest (but no doubt you’re already into the next one!)
Thank you thank you thank you!!
Hattie and Tom xx
14th July 2018 | Kent
hands down the best food anyone has had at a wedding.
Photo Credit: Jackson and Co
Dear Nicci and Sophie
We don’t know how to thank you both enough, we can’t put into words how perfect our day was.
From our first initial meet, we knew that you not doing our wedding wasn’t an option.
We have been inundated with compliments about the food, hands down the best food anyone has had at a wedding. The decorations and flowers were stunning. We had so much faith in you both, it made our day totally stress free and we could just relax with our friends and family.
You have both totally blown us away, the day was above and beyond anything we could of ever dreamed of.
It’s been such a fun, exciting and wonderful journey planning our special day with you both. We’re really going to miss you. Regular G&T meetups will be required.
All our love
Mr and Mrs Oxley
7th July 2018 | Kent
giving us absolutely nothing to worry about
Dear Nicci and Sophie
Thank you for every you did towards our wonderful wedding
It was an absolute breeze for us as the pair of you had absolutely everything sorted from the very first meeting – giving us absolutely nothing to worry about.
We have had countless comments and compliments – the general consensus seems to be that it was the best wedding food that anyone has ever had! And we don’t disagree. It was all absolutely amazing.
Thank you both so much
Tom and Georgie x
16th June 2018 | Kent
the most perfect day we’ve ever had
Dear Nicci, Sophie and all the team at Home Gurr’own
Thank you so much in helping us make our wedding day the most perfect day we’ve ever had. From start to finish in all aspects, you were amazing and made our lives as stress-free as possible.
We have had as many comments from how great the food was to the table service, to the bouquets and all the little touches too!
So, thank you once again. We really appreciate all the hard work and effort you put in.
Love from The Underwoods
23rd September 2017 | Kent
we had the best day of our lives…
Photo Credit: Livvy Hukins Photography
Hi Nicci and Sophie,
Thanks so so much to you and your team for all they did at the weekend we had the best day of our lives and it felt so relaxed for us which was down to all the organisation from HG!
I’m sure you will get them off Livvy anyway but she took some great photos of the day which we will also send on to you. Link to preview is here:
Once again thanks so much!
James and Jess
26th August 2017 | Kent
Sophie was an absolute legend from start to finish
Thanks for your email, sorry about the glasses 😬.
Carly and I both wanted to say how amazing you guys were on Saturday and how smoothly everything ran!
We had so many compliments about the food which was amazing! Also, the flowers looked stunning, again we had lots of compliments and they really make the photos that we’ve seen so far!
The staff were great, and Sophie’s mum in particular looked after us on the top table so well. Please also thank Liz for all her help on Thurs, Fri & Sat.
Finally, I think I the biggest thank you / compliment I can give you and Sophie is the fact that Carly and I had no stress in the run up to the big day. You both made it such a fun process from start to finish and we came away from all of our meetings excited for the big day.
Waking up to a box of beautifully packed leftovers on Sunday was also one of our favourite wedding presents! We are, in fact, still enjoying the lamb and cheese as we speak!
Sophie was an absolute legend from start to finish and even managed to solve a last minute crisis with one of the waistcoats, she has many talents!
Rest assured, if anyone ever asks for a recommendation for caterers we will be quick to pass on your details!
Thank you so much,
Mr & Mrs Young x
24 June 2017 | Kent
Everyone has said that it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding…
Photo Credit: Floral Footsteps Photography
Hi Nicci and Sophie,
We just wanted to say the biggest thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so very special.
The food was absolutely incredible; it was even better on the day than we remembered it from the tasting, if that were possible. Everyone has said that it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding – but we knew that already!
You had thought of everything, and the extra little foodie details were so special; it was particularly lovely to have mint tea after dinner, and to have so many stunning edible flowers on the dishes. The croquembouches were such a massive hit – here are a few pictures in case you’d like to see.
We wanted to say a special thank you for catering so wonderfully for our guests who have allergies. Having been to so many events where my celiac Mum has been given a sad plate of potatoes and vegetables, and fruit for dessert, it was so lovely for me to see the effort you had made for her meal, and she was absolutely delighted. She said it made her feel special for once, rather than being a pain with her diet, so thank you!
We are so grateful for all the effort and thought you put in to our special day. Sophie, you ran everything like clockwork! The tables looked incredible, and the drinks reception was even better than we had imagined; of course everyone loved the canapés! We loved all the little details you surprised us with, including the personalised straws in our glasses of Cava for the reception – that actually made it possible for me to have a drink while talking to everyone!
We’ve had so many comments on how wonderful everything looked. Your waiting staff were a total credit to you; they were so professional and friendly. It was just wonderful going through the day and knowing we didn’t have to worry about a thing, though Sophie I’m so sorry I kept asking about the time – turns out that I have no ability to judge the time without my phone or watch!
Finally, thank you also for making the set up and take down so seamless. It was brilliant that my godparents and parents could just relax yesterday. Thank you also for packing up the leftovers; it was so nice for us to be able to taste everything again (I’m not sure we totally took it all in on Saturday night!) and my Grandad certainly enjoyed his third massive helping of croquembouche!
Sorry for such a long email, but we just wanted to let you know how wonderful it all was.
Thank you so much again,
Mike and Gisela
17th June 2017 | Kent
Our wedding was just truly perfect…
Photo Credit: Sam Yardley Photography
Hi nicci and sophie,
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you have done for us.
Our wedding was just truly perfect and everything we wished for and more. We couldn’t have asked for better people to help us achieve this.
You have an a amazing company nicci and one I will be recommending to everyone!
And sophie thank you for being so efficient with everything, and being straight there with the vanish stick yesterday- lesson learnt- don’t drink red wine whilst wearing a white wedding dress!
Thanks nicci 😊
6 May 2017 | Kent
From the responses I’ve had, my guests were stunned by the event, presentation and food…
What can I say? You and your team transposed my thoughts, desires and aspirations into beautiful reality. I always knew I had nothing to worry about, but you surpassed my expectations!
What a charming group of people you have gathered around you, it was good to see them enjoying the occasion too!
From the responses I’ve had, my guests were stunned by the event, presentation and food.
Most of all I felt the atmosphere you conjured up was magical!
Please pass on my sincere thanks to Sophie for her artistry and organisation, Bryan, Liz, ‘the Aussie’ and your husband (for the great raw ingredients), the chap with his spectacular loos and the very efficient tent men!
You’ve enabled me to bank some marvellous memories!
28th April 2017 | Kent
our guests have all said how amazing the food was…
Photo Credit: Lemonade Pictures
Sorry for the delay!
A thousand thank you’s once again for everything. Tony & I realised some time ago that you were the people for us! So amazing from the very start. Sophie is wonderful (as you know) & we just feel that we can’t thank you both enough. You are both truly incredible!!
Your staff were fabulous & our guests have all said how amazing the food was & the staff, so friendly & professional. I can’t find the words to express how we feel, but you get the gist. Thank you Nicci, really outstanding.
I’m gonna miss you both 🙁 We will definitely stay in touch & 100% will be recommending Home Gurr’own.
Natalie & Tony xx
3rd December 2016 | Kent
a very enjoyable evening which ran incredibly smoothly…
Photo from this event:
Home-made sloe gin & damson fizz
Thank you so much for all yours and your teams hard work on Saturday.
Tim and I had a very enjoyable evening which ran incredibly smoothly thanks to Sophie and her team.
The canapés were delicious, the scallop one was particularly commented on! I personally drank far to much of your gin fizz and was suffering the next morning!
Tim and I are now enjoying the left over cheese board and pork pie (can I freeze some of this?)
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Thank you so much again!
22nd October 2016 | Kent
We’ve had so many people comment on how good the food was…
Photo Credit & More Photos: Livvy Hukins – Wedding Photographer
We are having a wonderful time. The Amalfi coast was beautiful, warm and sunny so made for a perfect start to our recovery. Florence was wonderful, so many amazing things to see. And.. Venice has lived up to expectations too. We’ve been very lucky with the weather almost to end but it is now raining quite a bit so we are enjoying a lazy day in our apartment in Venice.
I’d just like to say thanks again for all the work you and Sophie did – we’ve had so many people comment on how good the food was (I wish we could do it all again) and how brilliant (& professional) Sophie was at keeping things under control.
I’ve also had a few comments back on your staff too, who were amazing. The lady serving us on the head table and the young girl running around supporting my sister and my nephews in particular! They all did a fantastic job and made the day one we will never forget.
(In case you’re interested Livvy posted up some pics on her blog so you can get an idea of how it all went for us – http://www.livvy-hukins.co.uk/2016/sam-tom-wedding-day-previews/)
Many thanks again!
Tom & Sam
27th August 2016 | Kent
We couldn’t have imagined a better day…
Photo Credit & FB Post: Matt Parry Photography
Dear Nicci and Sophie
Wow, what can we say?
We had the most wonderful day and constantly had people coming up to us saying how amazing the food was and how lovely all your staff were. Thank you.
We couldn’t have imagined a better day. You made it all so perfect. Do you have a place where we can write a review?
We are still in the area, and cleared the final bits from the barn yesterday. Thank you again for taking everything down and making it all so easy for us! Do you know when the lighting is coming down? We’d like to keep the lanterns if poss so we can pop down and collect those if we know when is best?
Lots of love, and thanks again
Ali and Bruce HAY xxx
13th August 2016 | Kent
The venue was fabulous and the food exceptional.
Photo Credit: Joshua Atkins
Thank you so much for returning our cutlery. It has prompted us to email you, which we have been planning to do since returning from France, which is over a week now.
We have found ourselves telling everyone that Tom and Hayley’s wedding was the best wedding we have ever been to. The venue was fabulous and the food exceptional. The fun we had decorating the barn made the setting inside magical and Hayley’s insistence on making it child friendly was a master stroke.
Alan and I cannot thank you and Sophie enough for the care and time you took to liaise with us about the food and general organisation and for then delivering on the day to a very high standard. In fact faultless.
I keep thinking about how we can have another party and book you to cook for us … my 60th birthday next year perhaps!
As the baby sitter was so good I am happy to let you have her details in case she can be of assistance in the future.
Good luck to you and your team in all you do.
Jane and Alan Heyes.
30th July 2016 | Kent
All the guests were blown away by the food and the wonderful service …
Your food for my parents party was absolutely stunning – really delicious and looked beautiful.
Graham and Jo were absolutely fantastic – so professional, they arrived 90 minutes before serving drinks and yet seemed to have been part of the planning from the start. They ran everything so smoothly and were skilled in appearing just when they were needed but never when they weren’t.
All the guests were blown away by the food and the wonderful service so much thanks to all your team for making our night so special.
All the best
4th June 2016 | Kent
Our guests have all said it was the best wedding food they have ever had …
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Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you both for Saturday.
You have both been incredible throughout the entire process. You’ve kept us calm and collected and I feel like every bride needs a Nicci and a Sophie to depend on. The day could not have been more perfect and we have you to thank. Our guests have all said it was the best wedding food they have ever had and I’m sure you will get a few more bookings from it.
I’m going to put something lovely on your Facebook page – let me know if there is anywhere else that you would like a testimonial or anything. I’ll tag Home Gurr’own into the photos so that you can see J
Such a beautiful day – I want you both to plan and cater every family event we have from now on haha!!!
Josie & Ash (Mr & Mrs Doe J )