Mud Lovers ball
Thanks to everyone who came to the Mud Lovers Ball on Saturday – it was fab to see so many of you getting in the party spirit!
We'll post a couple of photos from the night below but also wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the great feedback we've been receiving – we're delighted that you enjoyed yourselves!
Some of your feedback from the night:
"Thank you very much for an evening of huge fun on Saturday. Enjoyed so much, the ambiance, meeting new people and the fact they were really good humoured. In fact the event reminded me of university ball and YFC days! How about a similar event towards the end of the year / new year? I sure you’d have plenty of takers! Much looking forward to another MM event."
"Awesome night – thanks girls! And I've got a date on Saturday!!"
"I just wanted to say thanks for running such a great event. I had a fantastic time, met loads of new people and would recommend it to anyone else who asked."
"Thank you for putting on a great event on Saturday, it really was a good night!"
"The Ball was great fun, thoroughly enjoyed myself – spent all evening chatting, dancing, bouncing* & shooting with a lovely chap."
"Thank you once again for a brilliant event which really had a very warm atmosphere."
"What a great event you organised the other day! Congratulations for all the effort you must have gone through and thank you for pursuading me to come, I had a great time and made quite a few sociable friends as a result! Keep it up! "
"Just a quick thank you for a fab night on saturday night. It was brilliant, totally like a YFC party everybody was so friendly and the games were such an ice breaker. Next year I think we'll bring more of the muddy theme into it. Great to me the Eastern rep, she was lovely too. "
*In case you're wondering, we had a bouncy castle!!
The Mud Lovers Ball came about when Muddy Matches co-founders Lucy & Emma decided they were tired of going to parties and balls where you only end up chatting to people you already know and that it was about time that someone launched a new breed of countryside-focused social event that placed an emphasis on meeting new people. Now in its third year, the ball seems to be going from strength to strength with hundreds of people travelling from across the UK and Ireland for this annual knees-up.
Book alone or with friends?
A large number of guests book on and attend the event alone, confident that lots of people will be in the same boat and they will have many opportunities to meet new people, both at the Pre-Ball Activity arranged by Muddy Matches (this year it’s a clay shoot) or at the ball itself with the welcome drinks and mixed table seating plans that provide initial introductions, as well as many other ice-breaking ideas throughout the evening which give you the opportunity and confidence to chat to other people.
Equally, many people get a group together and book with their friends, either spreading out over different Mixed Tables so they all meet as many new people as possible, or booking Private Tables and organising their own seating plans.
If you’re thinking about booking and undecided about what option would suit you best, give us a ring on +44(0)1933 311500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to discuss it with you.
Hangar One, Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN. Click here for a map.
Sywell is well connected by road, rail and air. If you wish to drive and either have space in your car or would like to get a lift, you are welcome to contact us after you have bought your ball ticket and we will try to put you in touch with anyone in your area looking to share a lift.
Mixed Table tickets range from £61.50 and £68.50 depending on what type of ticket you purchase. Private Tables cost £615.00 and seat a maximum of 10 people. Check out our website for details of the various ticket options.
To book on the event, you can visit the event page by clicking here and buy your ticket online, or you can book over the phone by ringing us on +44(0)1933 311500.
Make a weekend of it
Knowing that a lot of you will have to come a long way to attend, we are doing everything we can to make it worth the journey. Not only will it be a cracking night, but we are also organising a couple of other events to encourage you to stay for the whole weekend, so why not join us for our Pre-Ball Clay Shoot on Saturday and/or our Post-Ball Lunch on the Sunday.
For more information and bookings, please click here .
Thanks to everyone who came along to our second Mud Lovers Ball on Saturday – we hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did!
Thanks to everyone who has got in touch with their feedback on the night – we’re glad you enjoyed yourselves and also very impressed that so many of you have already planned (or in some cases already been on) a date with someone you met at the ball…we love success stories so keep us posted!
Some of your feedback from the night:
“I just wanted to write to say thank you for a fantastic evening. The venue was great, the band were particularly excellent, the food was lovely and everything ran really smoothly. I really liked the table quiz idea which served its purpose of allowing us to talk as a group and that the men moved round the tables [...]. I had a brilliant time and met some lovely people and will probably be meeting up with one particular member again!”
“Just mailing you to thank you for putting together a fantastic evening, i`m sure it was helped by a lot of hard work behind the scenes and also the beautiful weather, we all had a great time, i have since had a date with one of your guests(Sunday evening) [...] PS The band and singers were brilliant!”
“The ball was brilliant – very well organised indeed. Makes a change to have a good venue, good food, good music and excellent company – normally you only get one of those things! Well done to you and your team!!”
“Thank you to all the team for such a well organised and hugely enjoyable time.”
“Just a quick note to say thankyou for a great night at the Muddy Ball, we three lads from Shropshire had a whale of a time and enjoyed it loads. It was a great night and good meeting loads of people who were all enjoying themselves.”
“I just wanted to email you to thank you for organising the ball. It was a lovely evening and a really good venue. I thought the food was lovely and all the staff had worked so hard getting everything ready. I also enjoyed the walk the next day.”
Here are a selection of photographs from our successful Mud Lovers Ball.
More and more of you have been sending your feedback about the night and we are delighted that so many of you had such a good time.
We are also quite excited by the number of people going out on dates as a result of the evening – good on you all!
Thanks to the band, who were amazing and kept the floor packed from the moment they started to the very end of the night.
A big thank you also to Ian and Sandra for running ‘Strictly Muddy’ during the band break and showing us all some new moves…they were also responsible, we think, for a number of new partnerships on the dance floor!
Thanks also to all of the welly companies that helped us with our table decorations – well you can’t have a Mud Lovers ball without wellies can you?!
Aigle - www.aigle.com/uk
Ariat - www.ariat-europe.co.uk
Barbour - www.barbour.com
Brasher - www.brasher.co.uk
Dickies - www.dickiesworkwear.com
Dubarry - www.dubarryboots.com
Dunlop - www.dunlopboots.com
Evercreatures - www.funky-wellington-boots.co.uk
Fred’s – www.fredsclothing.co.uk
Gelert – www.gelert.com
Girlie Gardening – www.girliegardening.com
Hoggs - www.hoggs.co.uk
Hunter - www.hunterboots.com
Jileon - www.jileon.com
Joules - www.joulesclothing.com
LeChameau - www.lechameau.co.uk
MuckBoot - www.muckbootco.co.uk
Muddies - www.muddieboots.com
Toggi – www.toggi.com
Some of your feedback from the night:
“What a fantastic Ball. A huge success – well done. Sincerely hope there will be others. What struck me was the buzz in the hangar, and the fact that the dance floor was full as soon as the superb band struck up. You would not have thought it was a room full of strangers – everyone got on so well! Great venue, amazing band, good food and brilliant atmosphere. Not bad for your first Ball. And, I met someone – seeing him later this week and we wouldn’t have met on the site as we are just a bit off the map, but having met it seems its worth the effort!”
“Katherine, Tricia and I just wanted to say THANKS for a fab weekend – it lived up to…..no, exceeded our expectations!!! Cannot tell you how much we all enjoyed it from start to finish and talking to others there I think that was the view shared by most. Can’t wait till the next one!!”
“I just wanted to email and say what a fab time my friends and I had this weekend. We had so much fun and met lots new and interesting people!! The shoot was a great idea (even though I didn’t hit a thing) to break the ice before the ball and the band were fantastic. Think it’s safe to say it was a complete succes and I know my friends and I are looking forward to the next event!”
“Just a quick note to say a big thank you for a wounderful day and an even better night. Alot of fun was had on the
toggi table and cant wait for the next one.”
“Just wanted to say that the Ball on Saturday night was a brilliant event. My friend Joanna and I enjoyed it so much! So Congratulations for organising such a successful event. Hope you enjoyed yourselves too. Could you please keep us informed of any other evening events that you organise.”
“I would just like to thank you both for putting on such a good show last night at Sywell. I thought you did an exhaling job. i really enjoyed my self.”
“I would just like to thank you two ladies for an excellent weekend that you organised. I know there is a lot of work in organising such an event but you did it brilliantly and it is very much appreciated we had so much fun!”
“Thank you for a fantastic evening on Saturday nite,good food,good music,far too much too drink,and even more important good company!”
“Dear Muddy matches team – just wanted to thank you all for putting on a fun and interesting party last night,it was great to meet so many diefferent people from all walks of life!”