I have been meaning to provide this review for some time. I can only appologise to the hotel and staff for its delay.- Tom James
Our Wedding day was perfect. From the time we checked into the hotel the day before, to the day after the wedding when we checked out. We booked the whole hotel, as we had a lot of guests who required rooms and also for the exclusive use of the hotel. We had the ceremony, meal and reception at the hotel.
The room the ceremony was held was made to look beautiful, the light shinning through the huge windows and the layout was fab. I had a string quartet playing while the guests arrived and were seated, as well as when the bride entered. Drew ensured the registrar and quartet were all set up and ready to go, and introduced me before hand. After the ceremony we moved out to the garden/ patio for photos, drinks and nibbles, the vast windows were opened and the quartet played on the patio whilst the guests enjoyed Pimms and photos.
In a relatively short period of time the room was transformed and became a dinning room. Again presentation was perfect and just as my wife had requested before hand.
The food was fantastic, every guest commented on it. Serving 60 people is no easy task. All food was served promptly, was hot, and above all the quality was fantastic.
After the meal, guests moved to the bar area. In this time, staff at the hotel transformed the room ready for the DJ and assisted him getting his equipment in. Before we knew it, the room was set up for the evening and the dancing had commenced.
Our wedding day was fantastic, I know i'm obviously slightly biased. But what made this day so good was the venue and its staff. Our guests have repeatedly told us how great a day it was. The staff were always on hand with drinks and food, the bar was well staffed. The staff were on hand at all times. At one point there was a crisis where my guests drank the hotel dry of Prosecco! However the staff popped to a local supermarket and ensured that the guests continued to enjoy it. Although the initial problem of running out of Prosecco could be seen as a negative, I think it was dealt with fantastically. I couldn't of asked for anything more. We had a lovely sunny day for our wedding. The garden looked fantastic and the whole property was well maintained. The layout (if you have the whole place) is also perfect for weddings and the evenings entertainment.
From a grooms perspective, my main concern was that this day was everything my wife wanted it too be. I can admit that i was slightly anxious prior to the wedding that something would go wrong, or there would be some issue at the venue at some stage. I need not have worried. It is clear that this place and its staff are well experienced in holding weddings.
I would recommend this place to my closest friends and family. I personally could not fault it and was delighted they made my wedding so special.