Private Parties Testimonials

Had a fantastic 7 days over Christmas. Had the gorgeous house to ourselves. And as for the chef OMG OMG OMG. We still salivate over his amazing cooking.

We first thought, why here-why not Jamaica but our son, based in NY did us proud by booking your magnificent home.

A glorious week, so many thanks.

Kindest regards and a happy and safe new year to you


Valerie and David Lee

What an amazing house with amazing facilities. It feels like they have thought of everything and the house is set up for FUN.  Our group of 70 stayed over 3 days and we got great use from everything on offer. We organised a live singer to keep us entertained in the evenings with after party in the downstairs disco. Daytimes were full of activities, including archery on the lawn, 3 hole golf tournament (teeing off from the roof was fun), croquet, local walks and use of the pool, sauna and jacuzzi.



Clive Price

Dear Georgia

I would like to thank you for everything you've done to help make my big birthday weekend such a memorable and wonderful event.  It was a very special time for Simon and I to have our extended family and close friends with us and they all loved North Cadbury Court ... so much so, that they're asking if we can all come back for my next big birthday!!

A huge thank you again and very best wishes to you,


Tracey Radford

Dear Georgia and all at NCC  
Just a quick note to thank you very much for all your help in making our celebration weekend at North Cadbury Court so memorable and such fun.  
It really is an incredible house and clearly an enormous amount of thought and work has gone into making it such a special place to stay.  
All our guests were stunned and I think some o them may be coming back as corporate bookings in the future.  
Best wishes,


Joe Saumarez Smith

Dear Georgia, 

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the work you and the team put in to making my 21st birthday celebration over New Years so special. I truly had the most fantastic time and NCC is such a special place. The staff were all amazing and the whole thing from start to finish went better than I could have possibly imagined. 

Thanks again and Happy New Year! 

Love Hattie xx

Hattie Muncey

Dear Georgia and Wendy

Apologies for delay in this letter, but we wanted to say a really massive thank you for making our stay at North Cadury Court so special, fun and memorable.  I remember coming down with Hattie a year ago to look at it - we met Georgia and on leaving we knew we had found the best place ever to host what we wanted for the 21st celebrations.  It was perfect, but all down to the friendliness, reliability and patience of you all!  In the planning we were given so much information and all the contacts for suppliers we needed.

On arrival Wendy was a star - showed us everyting and left us in the capable hands of the team.  Taking on a large group of 21 year olds is no mean feat and we thank you for allowing us to come in that grouping  I know they weren't the quietest or tidiest, but I do hope they treated you all and the house, with the respect it/you deserved.  

We have had so many thank you letters from the guests and they were blown away by the few days, it was huge fun.

I literally cannot think of a simple thing that I would change (other than stay for a week at least!).  You have managed to combine the very best of a historical house and grounds with modern comfoerts and a relaxed and wonderful atmosphere.  It was so special, Thankyou.  Now looking for the next event we can find a reason to come.. three daughters, all loved the idea of a wedding, will start saving now - help!



Muncey family


As ever NCC surpassed itself this weekend and we had a truly great time.  Well worth the five year wait!  Can you pencil us in for 2023?!

Thanks again for all your help.  The place is now even more a part of our lives, friends very excited to come back again and now we have double the memories.  Stay in touch.


Just wanted to add my thanks. As Fraser said we had the most wonderful weekend and your help in advance was massively appreciated as always. 
Everyone left with high hopes for a reunion in 5 years so I think we’re committed!  Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer
All the best

Ruth and Fraser Handcock

Dear Georgia,

Well what can I say. We had a truly magnificent week, and it all went so smoothly because you organised us all and helped us with your decisive fuss-free approach to arrangements. No drama, just your certainly can-do approach, we love that and are truly grateful for it.

Kim and Will and the others kept a clear thread through the whole week and each of us considered them not only totally charming but also part of the family. Housekeeping was excellent and tolerated us with grace and equal charm.

We had a great laugh, the week flew by. Such a special time and there was a deserving winner of the top prize in the Casino night, arising from a huge poker win. Second and third were very close. Scott, Gavin and Danny were wonderful croupiers. Pickers’ food was superb, everyone thought that. Thanks to Pippa for taking some photos and to probe it see below... Chip van

Weather was perfect for every time we wanted to be outside and the flying!

Please pass on our sincere thanks to Archie. His tour was fabulous, his house is fabulous and he’ll never really appreciate how grateful Joe was for the hot air ballon space. I have never seen someone put their hand up so quickly when I asked after dinner who fancied it. Such good fun to see it take off from the lawn. Thank you Archie for the use of the airstrip, for us this was very very special. It was a privilege to be in residence and I now hold NCC to be the top such house in all of England.

Let me know any open issues, I think we owe you something for extended housekeeping on a couple of nights and please let me know if and where any testimonials would be appropriate or desired (or anyway please extract from this message). The disabled toilet frame left in Mary’s room is a gift to the house, we didn’t have enough space in the car to take it and it’s inexpensive anyway. (Bernadette ended up in in Mary’s room in the end as we had a last minute drop out allowing this. The room was perfect.)

With love,

Anthony and Ruth xx

Anthony and Ruth Millington

Bringing the whole family to North Cadbury Court is an unforgettable experience.  When we looked at places where we could all gather, and truly relax and have fun together – hotels just didn’t work.  Not just because of higher pricing, but also the fact that there just wasn’t anywhere with enough space for us to just be ‘at home’ all together.  We love North Cadbury Court for its homely feel, its beautiful grounds, and the fun we can all have there.  There were so many things there to do, and we even used the airstrip extensively. Memories are made here – I would recommend it to anyone for a family gathering, reunion, celebration, or team get together.  

We wouldn’t normally return to the same place but we are already discussing the return! Everyone is still talking about our week there, and the superlatives on the thank you cards are endless, Its such a very special place.’

Tony and Ruth Millington

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

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

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

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)