The Awards reward client service excellence and recognise
businesses that go the extra mile for their customers, providing
outstanding service and inspiring their customers to actively
Entrants were judged on customer reviews across a number of
- Service excellence
- Product quality
- Value for money
- Outstanding commitment
Wayne Vickers, General Manager, Kirkley Hall Ltd, said: "Myself
and all of the team are completely overjoyed by this fantastic
"We are always grateful just having the privilege to be
part of a couple's special day so to get recognition for first
class services provided by the whole team makes all the hard work
"Competition in our category was very strong seeing us up
against some extremely well established and credible venues so we
were honoured to make it through as a finalist. To go on and win
the award was unbelievable"
Wedding Venue for the North East 2015 was one of the most
hotly-contested categories at the Awards with ten other
Nick and Grace Charlton, who married at Kirkley Hall on 22
August 2014, said: "We received amazing service and quality
throughout our wedding planning and especially on the day. The
staff from Wayne (planner) to the bar staff were all excellent and
made us feel very special. The food was also amazing and we had
lots of compliments from guests."
Judges including Alison Wren, of Paprika Marketing, Tricia
Sheriff, of She Loves York, Wedding Services Provider Laura Murray
and Jemma Cochrane, of Chair Covers of Yorkshire, were also looking
for businesses, which exhibited the highest professional image and
Kirkley Hall is Grade II listed with several function rooms
available for weddings - all of which look out onto an Italianate
patio and the beautiful grounds and gardens of a seventeenth
century rural estate.
During 2014/15, weddings at Kirkley Hall hit a record high of 82
weddings taking place during the financial year.
The wedding party is given exclusive use of the main hall, patio
and lawn throughout their special day.
The venue prides itself on providing a personal service for
customers with the ethos that "no two weddings are the same." The
team tailors its service to meet the client's needs, creating
bespoke menu options at competitive prices.
You can find out more by visiting Kirkley Hall's wedding fair on
Sunday 4 October from noon to 4pm. Admission is free.
The venue's team of wedding co-ordinators will be on hand to
answer any questions about the venue, brochure and exceptional
packages. A number of the venue's selected suppliers will also