"I wanted to send an initial email to say thank you so much for pretty much everything for not just on the day, but all the days leading up to the day.
It really was a wonderful day for the both of us and our friends and family (although, let's be honest, the venue itself sells itself!!). Everyone had a fantastic time and we are grateful to absolutely everyone involved in the day, from yourself and Kate, to the wait staff, bar staff, fantastic chefs (the food was top notch) and those tidying up (til so late we noticed).
I would also like to say that both Steve, the toastmaster and Steven, the DJ, was both great. Both again, so approachable and amenable to everything.
“Oh my God, I have to say that we are still living off the incredible day that our wedding day was.
We feel so privileged that Horsley Towers was the backdrop to our wedding. Every time we visited in the build up to the wedding it became more and more perfect. We now feel there is an affinity with the place that will probably last our lifetime – it really has become that special to us.
I look back now and realise that everything we asked was catered for and planned perfectly to make our day perfect.
Even the night before you managed to lay on the champions league final in the conference room (hopefully it proved successful for the bar takings?), and then on the morning of the wedding there was a great story that some guests thought the wedding service was at the Towers and not at the church and so one of the staff gave them a lift in their own car to the church – you can’t buy that service. Absolutely brilliant.
On the rest of the day itself, the bar was always well staffed and the decorations and tables had all been set out as we wanted. You were so relaxed and flexible to how we intended our day to go that even setting up a tennis court on the lawn wasn’t a problem, and it added to the laid back enjoyable atmosphere that we really wanted our guests to enjoy.
We then had Steve who found a perfect balance of blending into the background and being authoritative when he needed to usher people in for dinner or offer tours around the Towers which was a lovely touch.
By the sounds of it the only thing we didn’t get right was how much fantastic food to order in the evening. All the guests loved it and clearly scoffed the lot before we had any and maybe that central lay out in the hall meant that it worked really well connecting up the Sopworth room and the bar, but the passing trade meant that we needed to increase the food?
One thing you didn’t control but we feel blessed to have benefitted from was the weather. It was due to be thunder storms all day, but we ended up with blue sky and sunshine which was amazing and really showed off the Towers to its full potential.
We should be receiving our pictures back this weekend or next, so we will of course be happy to share them with you and we would like to pop in and thank you all.
We can’t speak highly enough of all the team at Horsley you have made our day.
Thank you all. The day went perfectly. We had fun, memories to look back upon and our guests were very happy and all thoroughly enjoyed the day.
We had comments of "the best wedding we have ever been to" which was extremely gratifying. All of you played a massive part ensuring that we received the perfect wedding. A big thank you to you all.
Sarah and I are now on our honeymoon visiting various islands in the Caribbean cruising with Royal Caribbean on a back to back cruise. Today we visited St Kitts and are currently docked in Basseterre preparing for the evening meal. Tomorrow we head for Antigua then St Lucia followed by Barbados. We get back on 8th July so a little way to go putting our feet up!
Thanks once again and we look forward to, but not too quickly... our return to celebrate our one year anniversary.
The wedding day was fantastic and we had the best day! Thanks to you and the team for all your help.
The day went really smoothly and the team were integral to making that happen. The hotel manager upgraded my room from the Horsley Place to the Towers the night before which was really great and the events manager on the day was really helpful too.
I would definitely recommend Horsley Towers to anybody else looking to get married. The venue itself was also beautiful and all our guests were impressed!
Thank you again and I'll be in touch for the anniversary stay
Special mentions to... • yourself of course for handling or chasing every little detail either over the phone or on email, • to the chef and his team for not just the vegetarian / vegan meals but for providing an extra main and dessert option as EVERYONE complemented the food, • to Natasha as mentioned above for taking on way too much work for just herself but still absolutely delivering on it, • our toastmaster Steve was amazing and was the icing on the cake from when we decided upon your venue way back at the start of last year, • the hotel, the grounds, all the little extras like the surprise cakes and champagne in our room and breakfast for all the guests in the morning. Your entire staff from cleaners to catering were all fantastic. • having the grounds exclusively to us was just perfect. • the barman staying after his hours to take our (very drunken) friends and familty on some late night ghost tours was amazing, he really didn't have to do this and we received so many positives about his and his teams service throughout the night • allowing us to pack away the DJ kit in the morning, and of course letting us set up all the TV's and projector in the first place too! • the Christmas decorations were so tasteful and made all the pictures look fantastic. I think one grand summary of the above, is that we loved how flexible the entire team and venue was from the smallest request to the largest.