I work in Farms Admin here at The Donkey Sanctuary. When my partner, Ralph, proposed at the Candlelight carol service in December, it seemed the perfect place to get married the following summer. As my place of work, I felt proud to get married here and all my friends and family know how much it means to me.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a very special place. The view, the people, the relaxed nature of the donkeys - it all makes it very special indeed.
For me, it was very emotional having the donkeys involved as they are such a big part of my life - it was like having more friends and family there! It is difficult to explain what is so special about donkeys, but you only have to meet one to understand.
Our guests loved the venue and the fact that the donkeys were involved - they all kept telling us different, lovely and relaxed it was in such a beautiful setting. Everyone had such a fantastic day - we didn’t even feel the cold!
I would absolutely recommend The Donkey Sanctuary as a venue to get married. If you want a natural, beautiful wedding, that is a bit different and everyone will be talking about for years, then do it!
Leyla and Ralph