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Supplier Spotlight: Cley Windmill

This month on the suppliers spotlight is the amazing Cley Windmill. I think there are some amazing places to get married in Norfolk and this is one of them. It is such a nice little venue.

I’m totally delighted to introduce Laura so that she can tell you a little bit more about her business ….

Business name: Cley Windmill

Your name: Laura Brady (General Manager)

Email address:

Contact number: 01263 740209

Please Tell us about yourself

I have worked at the Windmill for just over a year now, and I can honestly say I am one of those very fortune few who can say they love their job. You cannot help but fall in love with the Windmill and the surroundings. And I have always enjoyed providing people a brilliant experience, giving them the break we all deserve! But what really makes it the best job is the team I have the privilege to work with, we are a small team who truly care for each other. As cheesy as it may sound, it is like a family and each day it is a joy just to be with everyone in such a fantastic place.

Your business

How long you been in business?

The Windmill has been running as a bed and breakfast in this current way for 16 years now.What made you want to set up your business?

I wanted to something that worked around my children and to be creative. I’ve always admired the nail industry

What’s the best part of your job?

The work team

What’s the worst part of your job?

Keeping the sails from turning!

What’s the weirdest request you’ve ever had from a client?

Can my cat stay with me?

What’s been your favourite ever weddings you’ve worked on?

One of my first outside weddings last year, the couple were so in love and everyone was so friendly, it didn’t even feel like work. It was so relaxed but when the bride walked down the aisle, everyone had a tear in their eye.

You’re surrounded by beauty in your job. What do you find beautiful?

Being able to create the setting and be part of so many couples special day that they will remember forever.

Anyone you particularly admire in the industry?

We have a lovely lady in the village, Bev who does nearly all of the decorations for our weddings, she is and she really is brilliant!

Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Make sure you enjoy what you’re doing, even at work!

Best piece of advice to offer those getting married

Do not worry about exact timings, because it will always change on the day!

Where do you call home? The North Norfolk Coast

Favourite restaurant? The Smokey Grill House in North Walsham

Favourite Film? Love Actually

Cocktail/Drink of Choice? Cosmo, every time!

What super hero would you like to be and why? If it was purely who’s powers would you like, it would have to be Baby Jack from The Incredibles – he can do everything!

Do you collect anything? Good smelling candles.

Where do you go to let your hair down? Usually the Gunton Arms and then off to Norwich!

Thank you so much Laura for taking the time out and telling us all about you. Look forward to being back at the Cley windmill soon


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