TESTIMONIALS

Sue Davidson
July 2019

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for making our special day even more special. The staff were amazing they were so friendly and attentive nothing was a bother to them everything we asked them to do was done. The food was amazing so I was told as I never managed to eat mine. I did get some chips and they were lovely the children enjoyed their food and the Bar man was really cool. He was so friendly can you thank him please. I would recommend AYLI to all of my friends. 

Sue Davidson

Diane and Mike Farrell
July 2019

We had a fantastic day filled with love and happiness.  It was the perfect venue for us.  We already knew the food would be amazing. Thanks to them too and all the waiting and bar staff.  Several of our guests commented on the fabulous food and how great the staff were.

Diane and Mike

Kelly Paterson-Cook
July 2019

It was amazing from start to finish, thank you so much for everything the team at As You Like It did to make sure our day was perfect. We have compliment after compliment from food to venue and exceptional service. I wish I could do it all again!

Cara & Chris
September 2019

We had the perfect day and definitely have the post wedding blues and want to do it all again!

Emily Francis & Shaun Land
May 2019

Just an email to say thank you to the Bailey and the Team on Saturday. 

Myself and Emily couldn’t find fault with anything that didn’t go to plan. Everyone commented on how they enjoyed the venue, food and had a great day.

Kind regards
Emily & Shaun x

Gemma & Jason
April 2019

It was the best day of my life. I would like to thank every single person who works there. The staff were amazing!! Bailey was amazing and made me feel at ease and you have made this occasion so stress free. I can’t thank you all enough. From the bottom of my heart thank you xxxxx

Kind regards
Gemma & Jason x

Laura & Stephen
April 2019

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff on our wedding day. We had an amazing day and you were all fantastic. Can’t thank you enough for all you did. Everyone commented how fantastic you all were, thank you for making our day perfect. Take care.

Laura and Stephen

Laura Douglas
April 2019

I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you & the team for the most amazing wedding day. From start to finish everything was absolutely perfect ! I couldn’t have imagined a more amazing day and it was beyond anything I had ever expected. All of our guests have commented on the venue how beautiful the food was, they all had the best day. All of the staff were amazing! So polite and helpful. Thank you so much you all made our day Perfect.

Laura Douglas

Claire & David
16/12/2018

I don’t even know where to begin in thanking you and the rest of the As You Like It team. Our day was perfect and Bailey and the team were absolutely amazing. Me and David never had to worry about a thing they totally took control and we both felt completely at ease all day.

Could not recommend As You Like It enough to anyone. All of our Family and Friends had the best time and couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful the place was.

I wish I could do it all over again it was magical.

Thank you again for all the planning beforehand, it was all amazing and came together perfectly on the day.

Kind regards
Claire & David x

Stephanie & Darren
29/11/2018

Hi Bailey!

Can we just say thank you so so much for the most perfect day ever. We have major wedding blues and want to do it all again, it was even more amazing than we ever thought it would be.

You were absolutely fantastic and we’re over the moon with everything.
Everyone commented on how unbelievable the venue looked and said the food was the best they’d ever had at a wedding and they’re dying to come back!

You’re amazing at what you do and you’re so lovely you put us completely at ease.
Stephanie and Darren xx

Danielle & Steven
11/11/2018

Hi Bailey

I just wanted to say thank you again yesterday was perfect. Steven and I had the best day of our lives and we could not fault the day. Everyone commented on how good the food was and the staff where amazing nothing was a bother. I would highly recommend you and As You Like It to anyone.

Thanks again

Steven and Danielle

Helen & Ian Hunter
05/10/2018

An amazing day!

We were married in October this year and chose to have our special day at As You Like It, and we are absolutely thrilled that we did so, as we had an absolutely fantastic day that surpassed our highest expectations.

We booked our wedding in February, and throughout the whole process, from booking the wedding, to planning, to the day itself, the team at As You Like It were so professional, so meticulous and above all friendly. The whole process was carried out with style and flair. They helped us plan the day that we wanted, from the food (the tasting experience was fantastic too, allowing us to try our courses before the day), the drinks, the decor, and so much more. What we really appreciated was the team taking the time to explain how everything would work and look on the day. Whenever we had any questions they responded quickly and with excellent answers. The day itself was beautiful. The room looked stunning, our guests and ourselves were really taken care of and looked after.

All of our suppliers like cake, florists, band were given excellent access to the venue so all went off perfectly. Our wedding manager on the day, Bailey, was terrific, friendly, fun and a really calming influence throughout. She made sure we had time to ourselves on the day, to reflect and enjoy it. The food and drinks were all excellent as expected, serving staff were fantastic. We could not recommend As You Like It highly enough, our only regret is that our wedding day is over.

Karli & Lee
30/09/2018

Maddie helped us to create the best spec and offered ongoing support and guidance throughout.

Bailey was brilliant on the day, so professional and friendly and warm.

The food was phenomenal, the service friendly and attentive….

The venue is an absolute DREAM!

I’m gutted it’s over & want you to than each and every member of your team on our behalf for giving us such a beautiful day

(I think my sister wants her wedding there too 😉)

Thanks again xxx

Angela & Chris
15/09/2018

Chris & I want to say the biggest thank you to everyone at As You Like It who made sure that our wedding was the best day. 

We chose the venue because we absolutely love the venue, the style and the food, but everything looked 100x better than we had planned or imagined and every one of our guests had an amazing time – they all thought AYLI was stunning and were impressed with the food and drinks (especially the size of the Yorkshire pudding!) and everything together helped create a great atmosphere. 

It was the service that made it extra special, and it was fantastic all day – so we want to thank everyone from Bailey and Maddy who have been so helpful and friendly helping us organise the day, to those who set up the tables so brilliantly and the waiters/waitresses who were lovely and efficient and the bar staff who were lots of fun! Thanks to the chefs who must have worked very hard to get 90 plates x 3 out which were all fantastic. 

We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated everything and wish all the staff well for the future. 

Thanks, 

Mr & Mrs Pritchard x 

Charlotte & James
10/08/2018

Better than we could have hoped for

Thank you! We had the best day and all of our guests have gone out of their way to express what a fabulous day it was. I couldn’t fault the team at AYLI, they were smashing. Our wedding manager (Bailey) did a fantastic job, I can’t praise her enough. She was so kind and attentive and totally put us at ease.

You have a wonderful team at AYLI. The bar staff were so friendly, my husband James said one in particular I think his name was Ben was lovely and friendly and went out of his way to accommodate us. The food was amazing, we had requested the white sangria for our top table and it was better than we remembered. The set up of the room was better than we could have hoped for. Overall one of the best days of our lives that we will always remember. Thank you so much for this special venue, we hope we’re at another wedding their soon.

Amy & Chris
04/08/2018

From start to finish I have been so impressed with the service we have received from as you like it but most of all the staff who were a huge part of our special day yesterday were absolutely amazing. Literally you took all the stress and pressure away and not only made myself

But all of the guests at ease the food and service was outstanding along with the bar staff and decor. Bailey you made me feel so at ease and were a pleasure to have alongside us  Everyone should be extremely proud of the service they give to their clients so a huge big thank you from myself, Chris and all of our guests we will definitely be seeing you soon for Sunday lunch 

Thanks again!

Laura & Adam
29/06/2018

We cannot thank you enough

We just wanted to thank you both so much for all the help and support that we received for our wedding day. Sophie, your help with everything on the run up to the day was amazing. You were always quick to respond to my many emails even if they were silly questions. Bailey, your calming manner and the attention to detail to ensure that the whole day ran smoothly was incredible.

We loved how everyone, yourselves and suppliers worked so well together. The venue and the service was fantastic and everyone commented on how good the food was. We can’t thank you enough, we had the best day and so did all of our friends and family. It was such a pleasure meeting you both.

Jess & Rhys
09/06/2018

We are still on cloud 9

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you have both done. Saturday was amazing and everything went so smooth, honestly it couldn’t have been more perfect. A lot of people have commented on how attentive the staff were on the day and that it was the best wedding they have ever been too.

Seriously you should both be proud of yourself for how much of an amazing job you do. We are still on cloud 9, it’s amazing. Thanks for everything.

Blair & Brad
12/05/2018

1 billion times better than we had hoped for

Our Wedding was the most perfect day we could have asked for and we owe most of that to your fantastic staff. It wasn’t what we hoped for – it was 1 billion times better. Our day ran seamlessly from start to finish and this is because your staff are just amazing. Nothing was too much for them. They were polite, pleasant, and helpful. They are an absolute credit to the business.

The meal was served in a timely manner and was perfect. We even lost count of how many of our guests commented on how amazing it was! Our cocktail reception was superb and I was delighted to be approached by a member of staff with a fresh cocktail once we had finished taking photographs. It was little things like this that really shone for me throughout the whole day.

We would like to give the biggest credit to Maddy. She was amazing from start to finish. We honestly cannot thank her enough. She really is a credit to the company and such a lovely lady. We were very nervous leaving the day in someone else hands but those nerves were diminished the second we met her on our drop off. She did everything exactly the way we asked her and everything we had planned beforehand with Sophie was done effortlessly and perfectly.

We would recommend As You Like It to anyone considering getting married. We are so pleased we decided to have our special day here. Not only was the price extremely reasonable, but it is a beautiful venue with by far the best staff we have ever come across in a wedding venue (and we visited quite a few before choosing here). Sincere thanks to everyone involved in making our day so special.

Gill & Kevin
11/05/2018

Magical

We had the most amazing day and everything exceeded our expectations. The service, room and food were all superb. MAGICAL 🙂

Stephanie & Tom
05/05/2018

A wonderful atmosphere and top notch service

We had such an amazing wedding day. The venue is just perfect, everyone was so helpful, and we received such amazing comments on the day from our guests. There was such a wonderful atmosphere and the quality of service was top notch.

We couldn’t have wished for anything better, and if we were doing it again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks so much to you and your team for all your help and support.

Sally & Collin
06/04/2018

Certainly a day that we will never forget

The day was perfect from start to finish and we appreciate all the hard work your amazing team all put in. The day ran like clockwork! I particularly want to thank you for putting me at ease before walking in for the first time, my shaking bouquet showed how nervous I was but your kind words and making me giggle melted the nerves away.

We have received so many compliments on the great service, delicious food and quirky and relaxed venue across the day which we wanted to pass on. We are so glad we chose As You Like It for our wedding day as it was exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for being part of our day, it will certainly be a day we will never forget.

Amber & Nick
26/01/2018

It was perfect and went without a hitch

Our day was amazing – it was perfect and went without a hitch. Everyone had a brilliant time and commented on how lovely the day flowed. The team were lovely and very attentive, the food was fantastic, and everyone enjoyed the drinks.

Maddy was fantastic. She was there from start to finish and nothing at all was a problem for her. Absolutely spot on. Overall the service was fantastic and we would recommend the venue and the team to anyone.

Emma & Keith
31/12/2017

Everything we had hoped for and more

We had an absolutely fantastic wedding at As You Like It. We honestly could not of chose a more perfect venue. The wedding day was everything we had hoped for and more. All of our guests enjoyed themselves and commented how wonderful the venue was. On the day, all of the staff were very helpful and friendly, especially our Wedding Manager, Maddy, who ensured that the whole day ran smoothly.

Everything went just as planned. Both the food and drinks were fantastic and went down great. Many of our guests sampled the cocktails, and loved them! Our wedding coordinator, Nicole, was amazing – I cannot thank her enough! She was great from the point of booking the venue right the way through to all the final details. She always responded promptly to my emails and was great at communicating with us. She was a pleasure the whole way through and could not of asked for anyone better. It was truly a fantastic day and I would recommend the venue to anyone.

Judith & Lee
19/11/2017

No words can express how grateful & happy we were

“Nicole – we just want to say a massive thank you to you, your staff and especially Maddy who not only made an amazing job of the room which exceeded all our expectations but kept me right throughout the day helping to calm my nerves.

No words can express how grateful and happy we were and what an amazing day we had. We’ve been to a few weddings but dare I say it, mine was the best and it was down to the excellent service we’ve received, your hard working staff and their dedication, they put their all into ensuring everyone had a good time. The service was impeccable. Therefore can you please pass on our sincere thanks onto your team they truly are amazing and deserve credit for the job they did.

Cathleen & Graeme
29/10/2017

Better than I ever could have expected

“Our wedding went better than I ever could have expected! The whole day was so smooth and seamless, I never even had to think! We enjoyed every minute. Everyone loved the venue and had an amazing time. People thought that the venue was the perfect location for our wedding theme which was Halloween.

Everyone commented on how nice and intimate the ceremony was when the curtain was drawn and they were all blown away when it was opened in the evening to reveal a huge dance floor and live band! Bailey was absolutely wonderful, she made is feel completely comfortable and at-ease right from the moment we met her the day before the wedding. All the staff were lovely and attentive!

Nicole was amazing in helping us plan the big day and Bailey helped us execute it perfectly! It could not have gone better, I truly believe that! I would recommend As You Like It to everyone”

Natalie & Andy
28/10/2017

We really couldn’t have asked for anything more

“Nicole – we don’t even know where to begin we have so much to thank you and all of the As You Like It team for! We had the most amazing day on Saturday, way beyond anything we could ever have imagined! The venue, the food, the service were all absolutely perfect and we were totally blown away by it all!

We received compliment after compliment from our guests on every part of our day – they thought the room was stunning and the food was some of the best they had ever had! Thank you so much for everything you have done for us over the last 2 years, our big day wouldn’t have been the same if it hadn’t been for your help. I’ve felt so relaxed and confident knowing everything was in such good hands!

Please also pass on a massive thank you from us to Maddy! She was amazing on the day and ensured everything ran so smoothly. Finally please thank all of the bar and waiting staff, they were all fantastic and so friendly! We really couldn’t of asked for anything more!”

Abbie & James
15/09/2017

I wish we could do it all over again

“Our wedding day was perfect & every single one of our guests have commented on what a fantastic venue we chose along with how fantastic the staff were & how amazing the food was!

It was superb & ran smoothly from start to finish, I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day, you & your team are fantastic & I’m so happy we had our special day at AYLI – Please thank all your staff from myself & my new husband, we are forever grateful for everything you have done for us!

Everything was just perfect, everyone commented on how amazing the venue was, how tasty the food was and what a great day it was for us both. It was a great time for all age groups, all the old people had a great time as well. Service was spot on, I wish we could do it all over again. Will be returning to the restaurant and recommending to everyone!”.”

Hailey & Richard
18/08/2017

So much more than we ever though it would be

“Our day was so much more than we ever thought it would be. All of our guests had an amazing time and all loved the beautiful venue.

The service on the day was brilliant from all members of staff – food was fantastic! The drinks were lovely and cocktails that people had were amazingly good. Nicole has been amazing helping us plan our wedding.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Maddy, she looked after us the day of our wedding and she was absolutely fantastic. Everything ran as smoothly as it could have and she kept us both calm before the big I Do’s. She really did make what was a fantastic day a whole lot better and made us feel so special.”

Rachel & Greg Wood
10/04/2016

With regards to our day as a whole; not a single thing could have been more perfect! Everyone enjoyed themselves, and complimented how everything ran smoothly with no “lulls” or “boring bits” as there often is at weddings.

Not a single member of staff could be faulted for anything at all; everyone was happy, friendly and always willing to help if it was needed. We certainly had no complaints and I’ve not heard a single bad thing said by any of the guests. Everyone was perfectly professional.

The food was outstanding. Even though the kitchen staff had a large number of people to cater for, the high standards were still there! Everything we ate was on par with what we experienced at our menu tasting, which is fantastic and mustn’t be easy to do! Most of the guests, us included, took great advantage of cocktail menu – how could we not?! Each wine that was provided as part of our wedding breakfast was also lovely and well received by everyone.

Our wedding coordinator was fabulous! Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was always there to help me and answer my (stupid) questions and she made nothing seem like too much trouble. She made everything about planning the wedding a lot less stressful and much easier than I anticipated! I couldn’t be more thankful to her!

We all had such a great day, it was fun and we wouldn’t change a thing. All the AYLI team are mostly responsible for that, and I cannot praise them enough!

Terri & Patrick Brosnan
31/03/2016

“The day itself was brilliant, Emma was great on the day as were all the staff they were all lovely. We really liked that Emma came as said Goodbye to us towards the end of the night and she communicated with us brilliantly on the day.”

Gemma & Chris Houghton
25/03/2016

“Thank you very much for your support during the planning. I’ve really appreciated your prompt replies and all the attention to detail towards our wedding.”

Shelley & Andrew McPhee
18/03/2016

“Fantastic day, Nicole helped a huge amount prior to the day and Emma was great on the day. All of the staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble.”

Rebecca & Ben Oliver
28/02/2016

“Ben and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Emma (you were right, she was fab!!) and all your wonderful staff for everything you did to make our day perfect.

Everyone commented on how amazing everything was and you all made the day all we wanted and more. We really could just relax and enjoy our day as you did it all.

Many thanks once again – Rebecca and Ben X”

Lucy & Anthony Elliot
19/02/2016

“Our wedding day was fantastic – the staff were very friendly and catered to what we had asked for. It was a memorable day for both of us. The food was fantastic, and the guests were in agreement about this. Both Nicole and Emma were fantastic in helping to prepare and run the day. Emma was always available during the day when we needed her.”

Julia & Jack McArdle
16/02/2016

“Brilliant day!”

Leanne & Jon Rowell
06/02/2016

“Thank you so much for all of your help Nicole!!! You’ve been a star, totally taken the stress out of planning!!  Leanne  “

Lucy & Kevin Glister
31/01/2016

“Just wanted to say a huge huge thank you to Nicole, Emma, the Chefs, Kitchen Porters, Service Staff and anyone else at AYLI involved with our wedding.

Everything was perfect and the team were amazing. The food was beautiful, the service went smoothly and everyone was attentive and helpful. We couldn’t have asked for more!

As You Like It will definitely come recommended from us to anyone we know that’s planning to get married (we know it turned a few heads with some of our guests).”

Emma & Dan Brown
29/01/2016

“HUGE thank you to all the staff involved in making our wedding day so special yesterday! We couldn’t have asked for anything more, they went the extra mile to ensure everything ran smoothly and everyone’s needs were catered for. Can’t believe it’s all over now, want to do it again!!”

Louise & David Baron
23/01/2016

“The day was brilliant… better than I ever expected”

Rachel & Gary Jones
17/01/2016

“Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! It was everything we had planned for and wanted, we really wanted a cosy relaxed day which it was.  The venue looked amazing and the staff paid so much attention to detail setting out the room, the tables looked amazing and the kid’s area was great.  I was really pleased that the kids were able to have their own area and wander about because trying to get children to behave at a wedding is actually impossible!! The staff were great and the coordinator was so friendly and helpful.  The food and drink was great everyone loved it.  We would definitely recommend the venue to others it was a fantastic day.

Thank you – Rachel Jones x”

Tracey & Nicola Seymour
27/12/2015

“We just wanted to thank everyone involved in the wedding especially Anna and Richelle. The decor was fantastic and they did a wonderful job of using our arrangements to make the place look even more amazing. Everyone thought the food was outstanding too. We have recommended the place to several friends.

Thanks again and we look forward to visiting again – Nicola and Tracey.”

Rebecca & Michael Brookes
18/04/2015

“It’s taken a while to write this review, but what a day we had! Everything went perfectly from the way our families were treated to the hot tea after dinner! We felt very well looked after. The service was just magical – we were looked after from the day we booked to the morning of the wedding. Our families still talk about this day nearly 1 year after it happened. Amazing food and drinks! Definitely the best place to get married in Newcastle. The first and only place we looked at. Thanks again guys!”

Mr & Mrs Mitchell
25/04/2015

‘We are back from our honeymoon now and we had the best time both on our honeymoon and on our wedding day at AYLI. I just wanted to email you to say thank you so much for helping everything to go so smoothly on the day and to take all the stress out of our plans. The whole day went just as we wanted it to and everyone at the party had a really good time. Jess along with all the other staff were also extremely helpful on the day and also made sure that everything went smoothly. I will definitely recommend AYLI to other people as a venue for a party and look forward to returning there as a guest in the future!’

Mr & Mrs Bennett
03/04/2015

‘Thank you Katherine & Anna for all of your hard work, giving me and my husband the best day ever. The whole day went without a hitch, it was perfect. It was such a happy and relaxed atmosphere. A day we will never forget and we’ll always hold As You Like It close to our hearts. We would 100% recommend it as a wedding venue and the wedding planning service!’

Mr & Mrs Phillips
02/04/2015

‘It was the most amazing day, more than we could have wished for. I’d like to say a big thank you to Kat, Anna and the rest of the wedding staff who ensured our day ran smoothly. The food was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. All of our guests were full of compliments about the venue, food and staff. I cannot recommend AYLI highly enough and if anyone is thinking of getting married here I would tell you to go for it! Thank you AYLI, we will be back soon for cocktails and food!’

Mr & Mrs Cunningham
01/03/2015

‘We just got married at As You Like It and all we can say is the biggest thank you to all the staff for making it the most amazing day ever! We were blown away by the whole day! The staff are amazing, professional and friendly, they couldn’t do enough for us on the day! The wedding team were lovely, kept me calm on the day and were helpful and professional. So many of our guests have commended on how fab the venue was and how amazing it looked. We would highly recommend As You Like It! No doubt about it, our wedding was the most amazing day! Thank you to all!’

Mr & Mrs Hudson
08/11/2014

‘We would just like to say that we had the most amazing day on Saturday! You made it so easy to plan our day and Saturday could not have gone better thanks to the amazing team at As You Like It’

Mr & Mrs Morrison
01/11/2014

‘I just wanted to say thank you to you, and Anna, and all your amazing staff for helping us have such a wonderful day last weekend. It was everything, and more, than we ever dreamed of! Your staff were so brilliant on the day, even replacing my sons ice cream when he decided he “hates red sauce!”. Such a fusspot. It hasn’t been easy planning a wedding from so far away, and I’m sure it was probably just as difficult for you! But you have been brilliant, and I’m so happy we decided to get married at AYLI. So thank you again, it’s been a truly magical experience.’

Mr & Mrs Nicol
05/10/2014

‘We just want to thank you and your amazing team for our dream wedding!! Everything was just perfect and Jess was fantastic on the day!!you really went out of your way from the very start to make sure we had the perfect day! Everyone laughed from start to finish it really was the best day ever!!!!’

Mr & Mrs Sanderson
27/09/2014

‘Just a very quick email to say a massive thank you for all your hard work in making our wedding day so wonderful. The day went perfectly! The room looked amazing, the food was lovely and the staff were fantastic and couldn’t have been more helpful. Many many thanks!!’

Mother of the Bride
02/08/2014

‘I’d like to send a big thank you to Katherine, Anna and everyone who was involved in making my daughter and new son-in-law’s wedding such a fantastic success. The guests all agreed the meal was gorgeous and commended on the generous portions! The staff were excellent and did a great job, we really couldn’t have asked for a better day. Thank you so much!’

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