Private Parties Testimonials

Hello Georgia
It’s been exactly a year since my 40th at the North Cadbury Court and the memories are imprinted forever. Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had.
I will like to once again say a huge thank you to yourself and your team for your love, support and accommodating us all. 
Wishing you all the best. Thank you.
Lola George

Lola George

Dear Georgia,

Thank you for everything you did to ensure our stay was memorable.  Archie asked us to write in the visitors book which we unfortunately couldn't find but I would be pleased if you could write the following for us:-

Our family and friends enjoyed the most magical weekend at North Cadbury. Everything ran like clockwork thanks to Georgia the events manager and we have booked again for next year as we enjoyed it so much. The caterers (Victoria Blashford Snell) were amazing and we were treated to a wonderful gourmet meal on the Saturday night and a fabulous barbecue on the Sunday. The court itself  provided us with endless entertainment with all the activities on site. The only downside....... we had to go home on Sunday!!

Many thanks to everyone who made our weekend fantastic!!


Soraya Leat

Wow, what can we say.  Thanks for helping to bring our vision alive.  The house was perfect.  The staff were outstanding.  Words are not enough to express our gratitude.

Lola George

Dear Janet and Georgia,

We all arrived back in the US and France after a such a great stay at North Cadbury Court, thank you!

Every time I visit, it's a special experience and fun to see all the new things you've done to make everyone's stay so enjoyable. The pool and spa area - such a great addition. The guys never got tired of playing golf, yard games and clay shooting was a hit!


The girls helping with the meals and clean up were wonderful- so easy to work with and a great support for our chefs. Thanks for storing my 2 Raclette grills in the back room. It was such a great dinner, featuring Jamie's cheese, that it'll be a regular event to look forward to when we come in the future.


All the best,


Anna Juhl

Morning Georgia 

Hope you are well. I will like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to yourself, Archie and Janet as well the entire staff of North Cadbury Court for giving myself and my family the opportunity to celebrate my 40th in the house.

We had a fabulous time and have memories to last a lifetime. Your staff members were helpful, friendly and extremely supportive of all our requests. I appreciate you stepping in particularly on Saturday to ensure things didn't fall apart. Thanks a lot. Appreciate you all.. have a great week.

Lola George

Lola George

Hello Georgia,

I just wanted to write and say what an absolutely amazing time we had last week. We're all still in shock at having  to return to the real world.

I hope we left everything in a good state. It all looked good, but as it took nearly an hour to do the final room check walk around, we could easily have missed something!

We'd also like to say how wonderful the staff were throughout and the marvellous caterers you recommended. We did a whip round for the house staff, which I left on your desk to be shared out. And the chocs are for you.

Could you let me know what availability is like for next February and April please? The only thing keeping us all going is planning a return trip next year...

Thanks you SO much for everything,

All the best,

John Handscombe

Thank you so much for your help, support and advice to ensure we have a great weekend at NCC for my 50th!  It was the most amazing weekend an we have memories that we will treasure forever.

Please pass on my thanks to all the staff and to the owners for making their house available,

Much love, Stella





Stella Morris

We used North Cadbury Court for my husband's 50th birthday party and it was everything we had hoped for and more. Impeccably organised by the lovely Georgia (do listen to all her recommendations for caterers, DJ etc) it all just felt so easy, even though we filled every room and had only booked about 6 weeks in advance. The house itself is glorious with something for everyone to do, a place for everyone to relax and equipped with everything you could need. The bedrooms are all wonderful and lots of our guests said it was the best night's sleep they had ever had! 

We didn't want the weekend to end and I just wish we could do it all again next week.  Thanks to everyone at NCC for helping to make it so perfect.

Hope we get the chance to come again sometime and thanks again.


Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Hi Georgia..

Brilliant weekend! You have been already showered with thanks but just one last one from you and your fantastic team!

Mother had the time of her life, literally and it was the best party she had ever been too..and she has done quite a few parties!!

Anyway..thanks again 



Deborah Meaden

Dear Georgia,


A brief note to thank you and all your lovely staff at Cadbury Court for providing the stage on which we could celebrate Sonia's milestone birthday. I'm sure that I speak for everyone when I say that it was a huge success largely because of your help, advice and guidance.


Sincere thanks and best wishes,


Brian Meaden

Brian Meaden

A truly breath-taking long weekend, every requirement more than well catered for.  The background is maginificent and the maintenance of such a wonderful old property and the bringing of it up to date a huge credit to everyone involved.  All in all a perfect setting, thank you all so much.

Andrew and Veryan Gould

Thank you so much for letting us use your family home over the weekend. We had a truly wonderful time and it knocked my venue of 10 years ago, taking over a Michelin starred hotel in France, into a cocked hat! You have done a truly splendid job in melding the historic with lovely interiors, interesting objects and then adding loads of toys.
Your team did a super job and certainly we did not feel pressured to leave. It was more a case of, in the words of Bob Hope, coming off the stage when everyone is shouting encore.
Thank you also for your personal support. Your tour brought the venue to life for all of us. Many thanks also for helping on the shooting and archery.
What a treat!

Chris Jones


Thank you so much for your help in planning the recent party.   Please will you pass on my thanks to Mr Montgomery for the use of his home, and for the bonfire in particular. I had been worried about this, but he provided everything I could have wished for. Everyone loved it.

All of the suppliers I used were top notch.  Alison Jump from Jump Events did the catering - the quality was exceptional throughout and she did exactly what I wanted for everything. Everything was prepared exactly on time and she seemed very calm throughout and willing to help me with a number of ad hoc issues.

Transport from Destination Travel; everything worked great, all transport exactly on time.

Shooting from your recommended Matthew Nimmo worked well, instruction was good. People who had been shooting before said these people were particularly good, and those new to it also enjoyed themselves.

Ceilidh by your recommend Dorset Ceilidh was also top notch.

I am already planning the next party. I hope we can come to North Cadbury Court again!


Paul Whiting

Hi Georgia,

I just wanted to say a huge thanks for last week. We had the most amazing time. That house is just incredible, everyone LOVED it. It was worth all the effort. The kids were all in tears when we had to go. 

Are you already booked for the same week next year? We'd love to find a way to come back, it's got to be the school holidays for us as everyone has children. 

Thanks once again. 



Anna Blue

Dear Georgia
I just wanted to send a note to say thank you for all your help in planning our birthday celebrations at North Cadbury Court. We had a fabulous weekend and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, kids and adults! What people most talked about was how they felt at home in the house, it was a very relaxed environment and we all chilled out and enjoyed ourselves. All of our service providers were excellent, they were prompt, efficient, friendly and each of their specific services was executed brilliantly.
Thank you so much from David and I .....we are trying to figure out what the next celebration should be!
With sincere thanks and best wishes for 2016.

Abigail Bralee

Dear Georgia,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for a wonderful stay at North Cadbury. The owner Archie was lovely and made us feel extremely at home and welcome. There was so much to do and the house had so many features that made our stay really unique and special.

Thanks for all your help too


Rachel King

Dear Georgia

Thank for you for all the help in organising the week for us - we had a tremendous time! Could you also pass on my thanks to Amelia and the housekeeping team who did a wonderful job.
Victoria and her entire team were true professionals (especially given all our demands). They really made the holiday for us. Helen from Punch Events was amazing too, I do not think we could have got through the week without her. I would definitely recommend both Victoria and Helen and would be happy to be a reference for you at any time.

We have also passed on the details of the Court to various people looking to book family holidays so I am sure you will be getting a lot of enquiries soon.

We are back home in Toronto now and missing the house, people and the amazing grounds!

Kind Regards


Sona Shah

Dear Georgia

Thank you so much for all your help with our party.

Everyone had a marvellous time and loved the house. All the arrangements worked smoothly and sun shone all the time. Your recommendations for Judith and Alison could not have been better and the food was delicious and the flowers just perfect.
Everyone had a different highlight: putting from the roof, swimming, sitting in the hot tub, playing tennis , walking the grounds and canoeing. John felt the clay pigeon shooting was well organised and your idea of using the barn whilst we had bacon butties etc worked well. 

Please thank Amelia and her team who I could not have managed without! 

I would recommend you as the perfect venue. If North Cadbury Court ever needs a reference please ask.
Best wishes



Catherine Hartz

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our weekend at North Cadbury Court. It was the perfect venue for my birthday celebrations and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Everyone was raving about how wonderful it was and many people mentioned the very comfortable beds and sumptuous bed linen and duvets. Thank you very much for all your help and for recommending the excellent suppliers for the food, flowers, treatments etc. It is a very special place and has given us many happy memories.
Many thanks.

Rachel and Duncan

Dear Georgia.
Thank you so much for all your help in preparation for our stay in The Court last week. It was all a huge success, and I have had nothing but praise from all our reunion friends. The kitchen was so comprehensive to use and had everything in it to make the catering and clearing-up easy. Thank you and especially to Amelia, your housekeeping manager, who was so helpful. We will certainly promote North Cadbury Court at every opportunity.

Sarah Snell

I would like to say the weekend was as I'd hoped it would be, but I can't honestly say that. I can only say it was far better than we could have expected and the service was amazing. Amelia is a Godsend and I can't praise her enough but all the NCC staff were really great. We were delighted with Parsnip and Mash as were all our guests even though most of them were carnivores ! Trenchermans food was perfect and everyone loved the lunch, cheeses were top notch, as was the rest of the food. Even the breakfast croissants and pastries were perfect and our French friends gave them top marks. Pizzas won everyone over (even our Italian friend) and it was great to have that relaxed affair on the front lawn on Sunday after the party. The wine delivery from Quantock was great, archery man Matthew was a real winner and he was very lovely and friendly and even Waitrose entertainment food was great. I've never used them before but I certainly shall from now on. We used Waitrose Entertainment (as well as a local Oxford supplier to us) for cakes on Saturday afternoon and just had a huge assortment of different cakes in the morning room which was a big hit with everyone. (Good tip for your future guests maybe). And finally, the house itself just knocked us all out and was a delight to indulge in. It is tastefully and beautifully decorated and I think there was a continuous tour of the house all weekend long. All in all, the weekend greatly exceeded our expectations and many were hinting at the return party, although we told them it was supposed to be a once off! Never say never...
Thank you for all your help and please pass on our gratitude to all.


Here for a 90th and 85th birthdays of two sisters, celebrating with all their offspring. The happiest weekend imaginable in a setting which can’t be beaten. Thank you. A magical house!

Charlie and Amanda Ellingworth (and 48 family members)