Tenaxus Ltd
The Orangery in the Park


From those who loved coming to the Orangery and Bylaugh

The Testimonials

The testimonials have been sent to us via email or Thank you Cards and Letters.
We in turn would llike to take this opportunity to thank all of you who come to Bylaugh for your special, your very special events and bring such joy and cheer to this wonderful place. It is you that make it such a happy place for us all to work in - we all love it too.

We have listed these below the pic of Elvis (well, someone who sings and looks very much like Elvis).

It is always very pleasant when you write to us saying how much you enjoyed your event at Bylaugh Hall. It is also most generous to those who do not know Bylaugh Hall and are wondering where to book their own event. Thanks to all of you from all of us at Bylaugh.

Arriving at the Orangery by helicopter

We cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day the most amazing day of our lives. The ballroom looked fantastic; everything was immaculate down to the last napkin and favour. The staff on the day were friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. One month on and our guests are still talking about the food. It was absolutely flawless, cooked to perfection and presented with the greatest attention to detail. Our meals were perfect, just as we had envisioned, thanks to your chef.

Most of what made the day for us was what had gone on behind the scenes in preparation for our day and turning our dreams into a reality. Emma was the kind of wedding coordinator every bride needs. She answered every query (and I had hundreds!), attended to every detail and most of all made me feel relaxed that everything was being taken care of, so I did not have to worry. Over the weekend of the wedding, Nigel was incredible, he always seemed to be in the right place at the right time and we could be confident that everything was in hand. He made us and our guests feel completely at home throughout our stay and our every whim was catered for. Nigel worked unbelievably hard for us and yet he made it look effortless.

To all of those who contributed to our special day, especially to Anthea who was with us from start to end, thank you all so much.  Finally, to Stephen and Muffy, what can we say? Thank you for sharing your home with us and so graciously enabling us to feel like it was ours for the day. Your home is truly magnificent and your staff are a fantastic asset.

In looking for a venue for our wedding (and we went to lots), we wanted somewhere unique, with history and grandeur. We wanted people who would care about our wedding in the way that we did. No where else compared to Bylaugh on these things.

We would not hesitate to recommend Bylaugh to others and we would love to come back soon.

With many thanks & Wishes


Could it be Elvis performing at Bylaugh -sure- and he was enormous fun as well.


March 2006

Thank you all so much for making our Ruby wedding celebration so special - you could not have done more.

Thank you so much for helping to make our Ruby wedding celebration a great success! The venue, staff and food were excellent. The tables looked lovely and the cutlery just added to the ambience. The final touch - floral centre pieces, completed the theme.

Thank you once again. Yours faithfully

To all concerned at Bylaugh for Tim and Annes Golden Wedding Dinner. It was super. We thank you for a very good evening and look forward to eating with you in the near future.


April 2006

From the first in April...........

We just had to write to express our greatest thanks for making our wedding weekend so special at Bylaugh Hall. Emma, you were fantastic at organising us and the plans for the big day and we certainly had great confidence in you with your professional and friendly attitude. You had some lovely ideas which you shared with us to help us format our wedding day.When it came to the actual weekend we felt that Anthea did a great job at welcoming guests and showing them to their rooms. All the accommodation was clean and well presented and our guests felt very comfortable and at home which is just what we wanted.

Marco was absolutely brilliant on our actual wedding day, making sure everything stayed very calm and organised. Everything went very smoothly from organising the setting up of the Orangery for the ceremony to then transferring it to accommodate our reception. He was very polite and professional. It was a pleasure to have him around us on our wedding day. We would also like to thank the bar staff who did a fantastic job and were again friendly, professional and a pleasure to be with.

We are sure you will not be surprised when we say a huge thank you to the chef and his staff for doing such a fantastic job with food. The food could not have been any better - it was absolutely outstanding. There was certainly plenty of it too which was great. So many of our guests commented that it was some of the best food that they had ever had, particularly at a wedding so thank you for that.

We could not have asked for a better wedding weekend as everything went to plan and was perfect for us (you even managed to arrange some sunshine!). We have so many fantastic happy memories from the weekend that we will remember for years to come and a lot of that is down to the efficient and professional attitude of all staff at Bylaugh Hall. A huge thank you to everyone involved on our wedding and all the best to you all. Hopefully we will come and see you again soon ....maybe a Christening party!!

To all the wonderful staff at Bylaugh, thank you for your excellent management of our wedding group (April 2006) and amazing hospitality.

From organising rooms to ensuring guests’ arrivals late into the night and also allowing a suite to be a floristry  haven during the course of our stay – it was all excellent service from all staff. The breakfast on the Sunday was delicious and well catered too.
We wish Bylaugh Hall all the best with its business – We are sure it will be a great success based upon our experience of your facilities, staff and beautiful


Thank you again,

All the best

In April too...........

I wanted to write to you both and say a big thankyou for helping arrange our wedding, we had a great day and everything was wonderful, so many guests came up to us on the day and after to say it was the best wedding they have ever been to, we both have wonderful memories of our wedding and honeymoon which we both will treasure forever, so thankyou both again

May 2006

Thanks so much for your time.

It was so refreshing to talk to someone who really seemed to care and who seems interested in making our day as much fun as possible. You dont get that very often and Alex and I both feel that our wedding is in safe hands. 

Thank you.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for making Rebecca and Simon’s wedding day absolutly wonderful.

The Pimms, Cream Teas and the Evening meal were prepared,served and cooked to perfection and were praised by our guests. Emma, and Nigel have worked so hard to make everything flow so well.

Thank you to both of you.

With our warmest wishes


To everyone at Bylaugh Hall - we would like to thank you all for the fantastic weekend we had with you - celebrating our daughters wedding in May. Everything was arranged so nicely - food was great - all staff - from front of house to back room were delightful and helpful - please do give everyone involved our thanks for making it such a memorable occasion. Thanks once again, Best wishes to all

The atmosphere and location was absolutely superb, the service was first class and the staff were all very friendly"  The team was splendid

22nd June

I am writing to say what a lovely day we had on 17th June.

Your friendliness made us feel at home.

The food was very nice, and there was plenty of choice.

We have had several Thank You Cards, saying what a lovely time they had. They also thought the setting was wonderful.

Many thanks to all who were involved in giving us a memorable day.


 August 2006

We are writing to say a big thank you to all the team at Bylaugh for making our wedding date so perfect.  The organisation of the day was brilliant and the whole day went without a hitch.  Your friendly yet professional staff provided us with every confidence during the day and nothing was too much trouble for them, allowing us and our guests to relax and enjoy the day.  We have received many compliments from our guests since the day about the venue and the service, but it was the food which has received the most praise. Henry did an absolutely amazing job with the catering and many guests have commented that the food was of much higher quality than any other wedding they have been to. 

We would be happy to provide other couples with a reference if necessary.  Please get in touch. The help we received from you was excellent and enabled us to plan the perfect surprise birthday lunch. Everybody commented on the excellence of the food and the service was very friendly. Every effort was made to ensure our day was just as we wanted. The setting is also lovely, and having the lawn just outside was great for the kids to run about on. We all had a great time - thanks so much!

We'll certainly think of you in the future should we wish to plan a similar event and would gladly recommend Bylaugh Hall to friends and family,

Just a huge thank you really for the wonderful evening me and my 7 fellow tablers had. After sorting the details with Madeline and Vicky, Anthea gave us an informative tour, cathryn waitered on us beautifully and the chefs cooking was superb. What a fantastic venue. We wish you all the best and hope to return to view more progress. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation from all of us.

Whilst writing I would like to add that as local residents we think the work you have done to restore Bylaugh Hall is excellent, and were so pleased to find such a beautiful venue so near to where we live. I would also add that you have excellent staff who are always very polite, and Vikki our wedding co-ordinator has gone out of her way to be helpful at all times.

Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. The day went perfectly and it is testament to the team at Bylaugh that it went so smoothly.

Everyone commented on how lovely the food was and both myself and T thoroughly enjoyed the food.

The venue was beautiful on the day and provided a perfect backdrop to our pictures…

Thanks again to everyone involved on the day and beforehand.

September 2007

Couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear

Everything about Bylaugh Hall was perfect. The co-ordination both before the wedding and on the day was always professional, even when the “unexpected” occurred, it didn’t phase anyone, and the whole team ensured everything went without a hitch. The staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, and everybody commented on how fantastic the meal was. In addition to this, what really set Bylaugh apart was the beautiful setting even in the wind! and the fact that all our family and friends could stay on site in the fabulous accommodation: it made the whole event seem like a wedding weekend rather than just one day, and it was wonderful to meet everyone again in the morning for breakfast. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bylaugh to any couple.

Once again thank you so much for making our day the best day of our lives. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding, everybody has been raving about it for weeks and we just couldn’t stop grinning from ear to ear. You are also a real asset to your company as a co-ordinator. Please also give my thanks to the evening team who gladly tolerated all my incessant demands for more champagne!

We wish Bylaugh Hall all the best, and look forward to returning in the future.

Dear Vikki,

Thank you so much for all your hard work to ensure that our wedding was the amazing day it was.

Bylaugh Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding for many reasons.

The views over the Wensum valley provided an amazing backdrop to our wedding ceremony and celebrations.

The staff were all so friendly and welcoming and treated us like real people, not just another bride and groom. We were able to develop ideas and produce our perfect day, rather than following a set format. And the staff who worked on the day were absolutely charming too. The food was fantastic, and many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had.
Big thanks to everyone all round!


Dear Anthea, Emma & all at Bylaugh

Greetings from paradise. We are having a fabulous, lazy time here in the South Pacific. Thank you so much for all your hard work in preparing our wedding. The whole weekend was perfect – we wouldn’t have changed a thing!

Hi Vikki

Just wanted to say a really big thank you to everyone there for making our wedding day really fabulous.  We really enjoyed ourselves and will remember it forever!  Feedback from guests has been good too everybody loved the surroundings and especially loved the food.

Thanks for all your help and best of luck for the future

Dear Vikki,

Well we are back from our honeymoon and had a great time.

We want to thank you for a great day, the staff, food and weather was fantastic.

Thanks for all your hard work.

October 2006

Hi Emma,

We’re back from honeymoon and I wanted to thank you for a smooth, well run day. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed every minute of it.

All the guests loved the venue, the food and accommodation!

Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved.

Dear Vikki,

Please pass on my thanks to all the staff and especially yourself for your help in making our ladies night a wonderful evening.

We shall be making a recommendation for your website and I will ensure that the rest of <cityw:ston>Norfolk <placew:ston><placetypew:ston>province of <placenamew:ston>Freemasons knows about the facilities.

Yours truly

 November 2006

From the initial contact of arranging a meeting, having a guided tour of Bylaugh Hall and discussion of what would be possible to arrange and the choices available to the end of my 60th party was very professional, and nothing was too much trouble. We highly recommend this as a most exciting, and atmospheric venue.  The organisation of the event and the room presentation was first class thanks to Vikki. The food was excellent and very well presented. Our compliments to the chef. The evening was just perfect.

A conference testimonial

Hi Vikki,

Please thank all of your team for their hard work yesterday in helping to deliver a successful event. We enjoyed the day and I believe most if not all the delegates enjoyed it too. As for the choice of venue I can give you some very positive feedback.

The food was very good and the bedrooms very comfortable. Your team worked extremely hard and this was visible. I will certainly recommend you as a venue and would seriously consider using you again in the future. The Director enjoyed the event and sends his warm regards.I wish for you and the team a bright future.

Best regards

Dear Vikki,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for organising the wine tasting and look round last Saturday. I’m sorry there was such a crowd of us. I hadn’t expected everyone to care but I think they are all getting excited about the wedding! I felt it all went well and they all really liked the venue – and the wine! So thank you!

Best wishes,

Dear Vikki

Can you please thank the rest of the team for me. I nearly forgot they also played a part in the success of my party.

It was so good, all my friends are still talking about it and we shall always remember how wonderful it was.

I don't think anyone could better it ever!

December 2006

Dear Madeleine

Thankyou for arranging such a lovely Christmas party - the service was first class and the food delicious, especially the petit fours! The staff were so helpful, every wish was granted, whether it was finding an iron or a room for the babysitters!

Please also pass on my thanks to Vikki

Kindest regards

Dear Vikki

I have to say we had a fantastic night, the atrium looked lovely, the room was great and the evening ran really well. I had lots of comments  re the food as was very good quality, generous in portion size and very tasty - so please ensure the chef/s know how pleased we were.

Thankyou so much fr all your help, the tables looked lovely and the settings etc perfect, so thank you for all your help.

If I dont email/speak to you again, have a fantastic Christmas and a lovely break.

Dear Vikki

I have written a few lines in summary of the views held bythe members of our party.

The venue was fantastic- very clean, with high quality furnishingsand, at that time of the year, a cery festive feel. For a small party such as ours, the suite in which we held our function was ideal.

The food was enjoyed by all, and gave a modern twist to a Christmas meal without losing festive tradition. The choice was sufficiently varied to cater for all members of the group.

Best of all however, I think, was the great service we received. Just the right amount of contact was given to ensure our needs were met throughout the evening with a friendly and personal approach. All credit to your staff who served the tables that evening as all courses arrived together and tables were cleared effeiciently.

All in all, we were very impressed with the way in which Bylaugh tailored the function to our needs and delivered a fantastic evening with a personal feel.

Many thanks on behalf of all our staff.



March 2007

Copy of letter sent to the Eastern Daily Press

Dear Editor

I wondered whether your readers would like to share my daughters fairytale wedding held on March 3rd 2007.

We were let down last minute by the wedding venue that wed booked, but luckily the owner of Bylaugh Hall, Mr Stephen Vince, came to our rescue and he and his staff arranged a fantastically beautiful reception for us at Bylaugh Hall, (near Swanton Morley, Norfolk)

When we arrived at Bylaugh Hall we had photographs in the grounds before entering the great door to the Hall and Atrium before entering the Ballroom for the wedding breakfast.

The Ballroom was out of this world, there was plush red velvet seats and crisp white  cloths on the top table and guests tables. Tea lights were arranged everywhere and snowy white fanned napkins stood proudly at ours and all the guests places. It was like going to a reception for Royalty, and indeed we were treated just like Royalty.

The food and wine was superb and the MaitreD was highly skilled in all the hospitality which we enjoyed. The Barman and staff were also very welcoming and polite, and nothing was too much trouble.

But what was so special was the warm atmosphere that pervaded the whole place, and everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The hall seemed to have a special ambience all of its own, and after standing for over 200 years it seemed to spread its own peculiar magic over all of us, on such an important day in our lives.

Stephen Vince and his wife have spent several years restoring the hall to its former glory, and have put everything into it, not only money, but their heart and soul, and we all shared a good portion of that dedication on Saturday, on one of the most wonderful occasions of a parents life, their daughters wedding.

The magic still didnt end there, as my daughter and her new husband had the bridal suite for their wedding night, and we stayed over as well. Our rooms were what I can only describe as top notch, whilst everything was set out and arranged to perfection, from the crisp sheets and duvets to the pristine ensuite shower and soft white towels.

I have to say once again that I was sorry to leave, as I could so very easily get used to living like a queen. I am sure none of us will ever forget our time at Bylaugh Hall, my daughter will have the most unforgettable memories of her wedding day and so will we.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S

Dear Vikki

My daughters party last Saturday went very well. Thankyou for all of your hard work in organising it. I would be grateful if you would passon our thanks to Danni, Marco, Bev and Wendy and all the other staff who worked so hard to make the party the success it was. Your chef is amazing, to produce such a lovely mealfor 90 is a real feat.

Thanks again for all your help. We all had a lovely evening.

April 2007

24th April

Hi Vikki,

Everything today went brilliantly and our HR and Social Director was VERY impressed with your facilities.  Dawn very kindly showed her the accommodation, and I showed her the function rooms downstairs.


11th April

Dear Emma,

We would like to thank you and your team so much for an absolutely fabulous wedding day on the 11th April. Everything went perfectly and we will be recommending you with gusto! I’ll be in touch later in the month to ask about available dates for a party.

Very best wishes,

May 2007


Just thought I’d drop you a quick email to thank you very much for organising everything so well for my party on Sunday. Everyone had a fantastic time, the food was excellent, as were the Casino & Disco and several people commented how friendly and helpful the staff were. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of your team.

On another note, one of my guests staying in room 6, are missing a three colour gold bracelet, and although my wife called yesterday, I wonder if you could make sure your team have a good look around please. She apparently spent some time sitting on the <placew:ston>Burgundy sofa and wondered if it had fallen down between the cushions!

Thanks again.


27th May 07    Murder Mystery Weekend


Just a note of thanks to you and all the staff at Bylaugh for making us so welcome.  I hope that you had some good feed back from people and that you might be able to use us again in the future.


Thanks again for everything and we wish you great success so much has been achieved.  Keep up the good work.


Best wishes


Wedding on the last Saturday of May

Dear Management and staff,

We would like to say how much we appreciated all the hard work and organisation that made our stay, last weekend, at Bylaugh Hall so special.

Our grateful thanks to Vikki and her team for making our daughters wedding arrangements run so smoothly. The day was all we could have hoped for, and more.

Thanks too, to Richard who obliged as toastmaster, and made three very nervous gentlemen deliver their speeches with ease.

Bylaugh Hall is a wonderful venue for such a memorable occasion, and we are glad that Anita and Mark chose it for their wedding.

It was a real pleasure to find everyone so helpful and attentive which made all our guests, family and friends feel very welcome.

Mr and Mrs MR


June 2007

Lisa & Matt Becker

Wedding – Friday 15th June 2007

To Emma & the team at Bylaugh,


Thanks so much for making our wedding day special. The food was delicious and the weather superb! Thanks again


Lisa & Matt Becker

July 2007

James Bond 007 Evening

in July from Diane Edwards:

Emma, I want to thank you and all your team at Bylaugh for all your hard work for the event. It was a fabulous evening and Martin & I and all our guests had a fantastic time. The food was also excellent.

One again, many thanks for all your help.


Kind regards,   Diane

The Wedding of Friday 13th July

Michelle & Stuart Clack (small notelet received in post). Wedding date Friday 13th July 2007

 ‘To all at Bylaugh Hall who made our day very special. We thank you very much.’

 August 2007

Dear Emma,

We had a wonderful day on Saturday (4th August 2007) with absolutely everything going exactly to schedule. Good, detailed planning certainly pays off, so our thanks to you for the extremely professional way that you developed & executed the programme for Hannah & Tom.

The whole team worked tirelessly & attentively to meet all our needs on the day. A venue as splendid as Bylaugh Hall goes a long way to ensuring the success of an event but it is the team within the venue that really makes it all work.

Our guests had nothing but praise for the facilities at Bylaugh and for the relaxed & efficient way that the afternoon and evening were managed.

We will not hesitate to recommend Bylaugh to anyone searching for an exceptional venue.

One again, our thanks to you and to your colleagues for ensuring the total success of the wedding. 

Very sincerely Ian Black

On behalf of Tessa Black and also Hannah & Tom. 



February 2008

Thank You -

Emma, thank you so much for all your help in making our wedding day so special. Everyone had a fantastic time and it was the helpfulness and relaxed friendly attitude of all the staff at Bylaugh hall that made it such a wonderful occasion. The chef cooked amazing food and his sausage rolls are legendary! With all best wishes. Jo & Shane Holdaway

To a great team - thank you

We just wanted to say thank you to you all for helping us with our special day. Jo & Mark


Dear Emma

Thank you to you and your team for a really great evening on Saturday, we all had a great night, thanks to all your care and attention.

All the staff present on the night did a super job and we have had a lot of very favourable comments, please pass our thanks on.

The DJ you hired via the agency was also a great success and played music to all tastes and had people on the dance floor all night, so a success! The photographer worked well in the space they used and they seemed to have sold a good number of pictures.


I am sure that we will be seeing you all again at Bylaugh Hall in due course.


Again many thanks

Regards Mr & Mrs Charles and Victoria Norris