Bassmead Manor Barns, in Staploe, has been awarded the prestigious title of Countryside Wedding Venue at the Wedding Industry Awards 2017. Through a combination of feed-back and judges opinion, the team behind the venue triumphed over seven other regional winners to be crowned best in the country. Cordelia Squire, who owns the venue with husband Richard, was delighted with the news. It means a huge amount to both Richard and I as venue owners and the whole team here, Mrs Squire said. This national award is a highly-regarded achievement and demonstrates the hard work and dedication that goes into creating the perfect wedding for couples at the venue. Mrs Squire added: We are passionate about delivering a beautiful venue, wonderful serv-ice and the days of our couples dreams. It is humbling to know we have fulfilled this for so many couples, and, of course, we will strive to continue to do so in the future. The venue, which sits on more than 1,600 acres of idyllic gardens and farmstead, was first set up by the Squire family 15 years ago. It now plays host to weddings throughout the year. www.bassmeadmanorbarns-weddings.co.uk.