Wedding Industry Awards Regional WinnerHirst Priory would like to say a big thank you to all our guests who have kindly passed on their comments for us to share.  Their reviews and support played a big part in our success in The Wedding Industry Awards for Wedding Venue of the Year (Countryside) 2018, Regional Winners:

We had our dream wedding here just over a week ago. We fell in love with Hirst Priory before we had even visited. Once there it only confirmed our love for it. From first contact hazel has been amazing.  Nothing was too much trouble. We spent the night before and the night of our wedding here. The day ran amazing, it was everything we could have dreamed for and more. We cannot thank hazel and her fabulous team enough so From the bottom of our hearts, thank you xx. 

Claire and Craig Hickson Jan 2018

The most magical day we had yesterday watching Craig our son and new daughter in law Claire get married at Hirst Priory.  From the first moments of arriving to the last seconds of the day it was perfect. Hazel and her staff were superb and worked so hard and efficiently to make it such a special day. Thank you so much!  The venue, food, entertainment were all 1st class Congratulations to you all. 

Judy Hickson Mother of groom 4th Jan 2018

Absolutely amazing venue!  Nothing was too much trouble for Hazel and team.  It was perfect for our family celebration, food was perfect and lots of it!   I can’t fault it at all and easily see how Hazel has won her award. Thank you so much! 

Caroline Caley (30th birthday afternoon tea) November 2017

We had our dream wedding at Hirst Priory, everything was absolutely perfect and Hazel was an incredible help in the organisation and run up to it! On the day everything went perfectly and ran smoothly, it was a dream come true. The venue is stunning and really has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing was too much for Hazel and the team, we want to say another big thank you for everything! 

Melissa and Nick Cooper September 2017

Mr & Mrs Fieldsend married at Hirst PrioryWe married at Hirst Priory and cannot recommend it enough. The venue itself is beautiful and the staff are fantastic, from the get go Hazel was outstanding, she answered all my questions quickly and was really helpful, she made recommendations and suggestions on what would be best.  Her attention to detail is amazing and on the day she did not stop, she was there from early morning all the way through to the end and we cannot thank her enough for being so attentive and providing such a brilliant service. It really was our dream day! 

Mr and Mrs fieldsend September 2017

If I could rate higher than 5 stars then I would!  Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and this was all down to Hazel and her incredible staff!  Hazel made sure the day ran absolutely seamlessly and nothing was too much trouble.  The venue is absolutely beautiful and perfect for our intimate wedding!  Thank you so much for everything you have done for us over the past three days! 

Emma Winder August 2017

Having our wedding at Hirst Priory was an absolute dream. Hazel is fantastic and puts you completely at ease throughout the whole process. Our experience from start to finish was as stress-less as it could have been.  Hazel and her team are a dream!  Brian was a particular hit on the day.  Had makeup by Hazel too, which was incredible.  If you’re considering this place, just do it, you won’t regret it! 

Tori and Jud Parker July 2017

Would like to give a massive thank you to Hazel, Brian and everyone at Hirst Priory! The help and support was amazing and the venue is out of this world! You made our day everything we could dream of and we are forever grateful. All our love 

Mr & Mrs Bateson July 2017

A Dream wedding venue !

From the moment we met Hazel nothing was ever too much trouble, a very organised and lovely lady. Our day was beautiful from start til finish and ran so smoothly because Hirst Priory is managed so well.

I stayed over the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids and the following morning had our hair and makeup done in one of the luxurious bedrooms whilst looking out onto the garden. Totally stress free!

We had our ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception at Hirst Priory and it was absolutely the right decision.

Looking back I would not change a thing.

Thank you to Hazel and all at Hirst Priory! 

Amanda and Paul July 2017

First dance at Hirst PrioryFirstly I would like to say a massive thank you to Hazel!!  She was a star, she answered questions quickly and efficiently, helped me if I was struggling and settled my nerves.  On the day she was great and helped make sure everything went great so thank you!  All the other staff were amazing too and a special thanks to Bri who was a big hit with my tables! 

I was fortunate to start my celebrations early staying over Friday night with my bridesmaid and this was just lovely!

Hirst Priory is an absolutely gorgeous venue and will now hold a special place in our hearts! So many people commented on how lovely it was!  Thank you all xxx

Leanne Cooke (Bride) 1st July 2017

We had our same sex wedding here on 20 May 2017 and it was the best day of our lives. Thank you to Hazel and the Hirst Priory Team for everything. It is such a gorgeous place to get married and we didn’t have to worry about anything. I couldn’t recommend this place enough to anyone looking for a venue!

Billy Yendall – Collings (Groom) 6th June 2017

We had our wedding here this weekend and it was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and although we were a huge wedding party everything went smoothly and to plan. It’s such a beautiful venue and Hazel and the team made sure our day was perfect. Thank you so much from Mr and Mrs Bebbington x

Bea Bebbington (Bride) 6th May 2017

The best by far.. we were made to feel at home as soon as we walked through the door!

An amazing wedding venue! Hazel thank you for all your help and support. We had a wonderful day and all our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was.

Thank you to everyone involved in our wedding at Hirst Priory that made our dreams come true.

Mr and Mrs Mableson 2nd June 17

Hazel and the team at Hirst Priory were superb! My family and I stayed there for Alice and Dan’s wedding and it was wonderful.

Robert Hillier – (Wedding Guest) 13th April 2017

Fantastic venue. Hazel was brilliant from making breakfast ,to make up and hair for grooms mother, her attention for detail throughout the day was excellent.  Food was gorgeous and plentyful, evening pizza amazing and flowers amazing.

Patrick Malloy – (Father of the Groom) 10th April 2017

Mr and Mrs MalloyOur perfect wedding was on 8th April 2017. Right from the start, Hazel and her team were amazing. We loved Hirst Priory when looking on the website, and when we arranged a viewing it did not disappoint. The gardens are stunning and allowed for superb photography opportunities, and inside was gorgeous and decorated how we wanted it. Hazel listened to how we wanted our wedding day to be, made recommendations and helped us make important decisions. She didn’t mind my needs and wants and went out of her way to ensure ourselves and our families were happy. The sun shone down on us, and we made many happy memories. I would thoroughly recommend Hirst Priory, the attention to detail will blow you away. Thank you so much Hazel! Xxx

Alice Katey – (Bride) 8th April 2017

Mr & Mrs Jewel-StoreDavid and I are over the moon with our wedding yesterday 23/12/16 it was the most perfect day from start to finish! Hazel and her team worked their socks off to make sure everything ran like clockwork and we didn’t have to worry about a thing! The tables and decorations were stunning and the food was to die for! We danced the night away with Duke and The Daisy and had the most fabulous time! Hirst Priory is the perfect setting for the most beautiful wedding, we are only sad that it is all over. We loved every single minute of it!

Vicky Jewel-Store (Bride) 23rd December 2016


Dear Hazel, We would like to send the biggest THANK YOU for such a magical day at Hirst Priory. Our wedding could not have been any more perfect. Hirst Priory was the perfect setting and you and your team (including your dad) were just fantastic. Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Maywood (Bride & Groom) 26th November 2016


We had our daughter’s naming ceremony here and it was an amazing day! Hazel couldn’t do enough for us and made it such a special day for me my husband our family and friends. I cannot recommend it more, they even helped us out when our God mother broke down on the way to the ceremony, thank you so much!

Kelly Glew (Private Party Hire) 2nd October 2016

We just want to say thank you for everything you have done for us. Saturday was amazing it couldn’t have been anymore perfect. You and all the staff were so helpful and everyone has commented on how nice the food and venue was. Really we can’t thank you enough we’ll definitely recommend you to anyone in the future. Thanks for everything.

Mr & Mrs Bruce (Bride & Groom) 17th September 2016

We got married at Hirst Priory recently and had the most perfect day. Anyone who is considering this venue go and have a look it’s beautiful. When we first went in we knew it was the right place for our special day and Hazel and the team lived up to every expectation. I also had my hair and make up done by Hazel which was amazing… she was even on hand for touch ups throughout the day in between everything else. Nothing was a problem (even when I was sending messages late at night and early in the morning… sorry Hazel!) All in all we can’t thank you all enough and would highly recommend both the venue and Halo by Hazel hair and beauty x

Vicky Lyons – (Bride) 3rd September 2016

Me and my wife were married here on the 13th August. It was the most perfect day in the perfect surroundings! We fell in love with Hirst Priory the first time we saw it and you will too!! Hazel is absolutely brilliant and always there when we needed her, she could not do enough and made sure our day went swimmingly, (which it did). The other team members were also fantastic, so friendly and nothing was too much trouble! Wish we could do it every weekend! Thanks again Hazel and the team!! X

Dave Wiltschinsky-Webster – (Groom) 22 August 2016

We have just attended a friend’s wedding here on 13th August and I can say it is an amazing place to get married. The house is stunning and the grounds are breathtakingly beautiful. The only downside was a lack of disabled access which was important to me as my husband is a wheelchair user, however this was actually no problem as the staff placed ramps on the steps and greatly assisted his access in and out.
All the staff were happy, approachable and made us feel as if nothing was too much trouble.
An excellent venue and employee team combination.

Vicki Clamp – (Wedding guest) 14th August 2016

An amazing venue to work with… I am a cake decorator and the level of communication from Hazel and assistance on the day setting my cake up for my customer was a breath of fresh air… and to top this off it is the MOST beautiful place!

Nikkie French – (Wedding cake supplier for Mr & Mrs Medrek) 23rd July 2016

From the first moment we saw Hirst Priory when it was being renovated 2 years ago we could see past the dust and paint tins and totally fell in love with it and knew it was going to be perfect for our wedding day. It was the only place we even looked at and it was absolutely the right choice! Hazel and Kevin helped us all the way through and then a month ago when the big day eventually came, It was everything we dreamt it would be. The venue was dressed exactly how we wanted, it looked beautiful and us and our guests had an amazing time. Thank you Hirst for making our day so special xx

Louise Freebury (Bride) 11th July 2016

Me and my husband could not thank Hirst Priory enough for all their hard work. From the moment we looked around the venue we knew that it was perfect and more for our wedding. Hazel has been brilliant from the start to the finish, helped us out so much before and during our wedding. Couldn’t have asked for anyone nicer. Mr & Mrs Brumpton

Laura Jane Brumpton (Bride) 20th June 2016

Myself and my new Husband could not put into words how amazing Hirst Priory are! From the first initial meeting with Hazel, we knew we had found the place and it delivered all our expectations and more for our wedding! A beautiful building in serene grounds with a team of people that worked their socks off to give us the most perfect day! Hazel and the team were there every step of the way, from a little question via email during the planning, to calming me down and sorting me out on the actual day! I could not recommend Hirst Priory enough to anyone, we will certainly be back to attend some of your events and even to planning some ourselves in the future, Thank you for everything!!! Xxx love from Mr & Mrs Barley xxxxx

Sally Barley – (Bride) 26th May 2016

Yesterday a friend got married here… all I can say is wow!! What an amazing venue, beautiful in every way! The staff were so helpful and did anything and everything to go above & beyond! 10* not just 5* xx

Hollie Coggan – (wedding guest Mr and Mrs Barley) 14th May 2016

What a fantastic venue! Hazel you’re a gem! All the efforts you and your staff go to are just beautiful!

Kell Hackett – (wedding guest Mr and Mrs Dancer) 30th April 2016

Perfect location, would definitely recommend this venue to anyone. This is the perfect hidden gem for a wedding or christening! Great communication skills with Hirst Priory

Jade Fillingham – (Christening) 10th April 2016


Held my 40th Birthday here on 12.3.16 and it was amazing!! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and Hazel and her team on the night looked after everything for me. From bar staff to the setting out of the buffet and then clearing it up afterwards to opening the door welcoming guests to having a ‘bouncer’ on the door all night escorting people to taxis etc. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. We will be back!! xx

Donna Ford – (Birthday Party) 12th March 2016

Absolutely amazing venue. We have just had our son’s first birthday party here and we’ve had the most special day we could have asked for- we booked the venue and didn’t see it until the day and we were certainly not disappointed. Hazel has looked after us from the first point of contact and has been so helpful. Catering was excellent. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you x

Laura Southworth – (Birthday Party) 9th January 2016

What an amazing venue right here in the Isle of Axholme. Hazel and her team made everyone very welcome for my Mum’s surprise Birthday party. Very well organised, nice friendly staff, very professional and such a perfect setting. Mum was competely overwhelmed with the evening. Thank you very much. Highly recommended.

Mark Glew (Surpirse Birthday Party) September 2015

An amazing venue and perfect hosts. Best wedding I’ve been to! Highly recommended.

Shirley Morrell (Wedding Guest) September 2015

I approached Hirst Priory when looking for a place to hold a photoshoot for my online Vintage clothing business. Hazel and her team at Hirst Priory were very accommodating and made sure the day ran smoothly. The beautiful house and grounds were the perfect setting for the photoshoot and I am delighted with how the photographs turned out. I would certainly recommend Hirst Priory to businesses that are looking for a photoshoot venue.

Ashley Hague, (Proprietor and Designer, Ditzy Day) August 2015

Whilst Hirst Priory is an ideal venue for a wedding or other special occasion, it is also a perfect venue for a business meeting or conference. Having used it now for a couple of meetings, I find the friendly and accommodating nature of Hazel and her team work well to make the day efficient. Good proximity to the motorway network is also a great advantage and the setting makes for a refreshing change to the usual ‘business centres’.

Carl Woodier (Cain Wharf) August 2015

Situated in its own private grounds, Hirst Priory provided us with everything we needed for our perfect day. Many of the guests have complimented us on the venue and the truly relaxed atmosphere throughout the day and evening. As for Liz and I, we had a magical day which was truly personal and exactly as we had wished for.

Thank you for your organisation and support in the months, weeks and days leading up to the wedding. Your attention to detail on the day, allowed us to relax, and truly enjoy the moment, knowing everything was taken care of. When asked the question “What would we have changed?” the answer was simple – NOTHING!!!

Chris Wraith (Groom) July 2015

I don’t even know where to begin to thank Hirst Priory, Hazel and her team for mine and my husbands wedding on July 3rd, right from booking the wedding to the big day they were on hand to help. We couldn’t have asked for a better day it absolutely exceeded our expectations and was the most fantastic beautiful day. Hirst Priory is a little gem! Keep up the brilliant work and thank you for everything. Xx

Lucy Moore (Bride) July 2015

From the minute of walking into your beautiful venue, everything seemed so right, not at all intimidating, as some large venue’s sometimes make you feel , but very inviting and relaxed.

The room we were allocated for our stay was beautiful and so large, room for everything!!!

We were so lucky to have the weather on our side and so took advantage of the beautiful grounds, Pimms on the lawn etc and even into the early evening, guests were still able to wander around the grounds, again creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Overall we couldn’t fault a thing and had the best day ever, everything flowed like clockwork, absolutely perfect in every way.

Thanks so much.

Teresa Ladden ( Mother of the groom ) July 2015

I recently photographed a wedding at this gorgeous venue and I am so impressed with it. The setting and decor ooze quality and charm, it’s welcoming, not intimidating as some large houses can be. If you are looking for a wedding venue you will be thrilled with Hirst Priory and your photographer will love it too.

Kevin Laden (Photographer) July 2015

Thank you Hazel for making our day so special. Could not have chosen a better place as our wedding venue! All of it – just beautiful! Now just can’t wait to see the photos from Sarah Folega, I’m sure they will be absolutely stunning. Also thank you for the make up you did, I very much enjoyed it!

Gabby Deans (Bride) June 2015

Well what can I say what a fantastic place, great for a special day, afternoon teas are one of the best I have been too. Hazel you have worked hard with your special team. Well done.

Denise Newton (Afternoon tea guest) May 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful evening on Valentine’s Night.. The atmosphere was perfect, female singer “Charlie” spot on for the occasion. Food excellent and scrumptious. Looking forward to forthcoming events, Hirst Priory is a beautiful Hall and is the place to watch out for in the coming year… Well done Hazel…

Sue Bradwell (Valentine’s Charm Guest) 14th February 2015

Myself and my partner decided to get married and was looking for a venue with something different but still quite traditional. After searching and searching along came Hazel and Hirst Priory!!

After our first initial meeting it became apparent that this partnership of Hazel and Hirst Priory had a very special connection and with Hazel’s expertise in the wedding industry we decided this was the person and venue for us!

The venue is one of the most amazing places in our area, we searched over the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas and nothing compared to Hirst Priory. From the look of the priory, the grounds, the location and ambience……nothing else compared!

When the day finally came around all the planning and work Hazel and Hirst Priory had put in the day totally shone! Hazel was a tower of strength and Hirst Priory stood tall, beautifully elegant whilst our day was completed and lead us into a wonderful married life.

Should anybody be wanting a unique venue with character, ambience, warmth and versatility and a wedding planner who has bags of knowledge, amazing connections, amazing suppliers and vision…….. Look no further Hazel and Hirst priory are the place for you!

Many Thanks to Hazel, Hirst Priory and her dedicated team!

Aaron and Troy Simpson-King (Grooms) June 2014

Hirst Priory is a beautiful venue in a gorgeous setting, it has that grand feeling you expect from such a large property yet it feels very peaceful & relaxed! You’ll most definitely be guaranteed to be looked after by the fabulous people that run it, high quality & standards are what they are all about!

Misty Rowe-Elliot

Beautiful venue in such a peaceful setting. Wonderful people running it who will do anything to ensure your event is of the highest quality. Highly recommended!

Tom Elliot