Testimonials from our couples
What others have said
You don’t have to take our word for it, have a look at some of the lovely testimonials from our past couples about their special day at Down Hall!
At Down Hall, we understand how unique and special your day is and our Wedding Coordinators Anna, Nichola and Marie will work with you every step of the way to turn your dream into perfect reality. We pride ourselves on recommending only the best suppliers to whom Down Hall is like a second home. We include the services of Mark Greatbatch, our resident Toastmaster, in most of our packages as his valuable experience will ensure your day runs smoothly and within the timings you set.
Our Special Day
Down Hall was without question the perfect setting for our wedding in March of this year. We both fell in love with the location as soon as we arrived, driving along the beautiful drive, up to the magnificent house and well maintained gardens. Internally, the decor is luxurious with lots of ornate detailing and an abundance of natural light. Externally, the grounds are a perfect size with lots of interesting features for some memorable wedding photographs. The staff are extremely attentive both during the preparations and also on the big day itself. We felt confident that everyone knew exactly what was expected from them and nothing was too much trouble when you needed something. Particular mention must go to Maria (Wedding Coordinator) and Andrew (Toastmaster) who were exceptional throughout. Whether you are having a large wedding or more intimate day, we have no hesitation in recommending Down Hall and its staff, who went over and above making our wedding day so perfect. Ryan & Annabelle
Annabelle & Ryan
The Ideal Spring Wedding Venue
Down Hall was the first and only venue we visited as it was so stunningly beautiful and such fantastic value for money that my husband to be insisted that we book it on the spot!! We were not disappointed; throughout all the planning, the night before, the actual ceremony, the wedding breakfast, the reception and the morning after we were guided, looked after and reassured by the wonderful Marie. (I honestly don’t know how I live the rest of my life without her!!) The food was fabulous as were the gorgeous rooms and of course the setting was just breathtaking, but what really made our day was the wonderful staff, especially Marie and the ever charming toastmaster Mark. They went above and beyond to ensure that our day was beautiful and stress free, everything was taken care of without any request from us, even to the point of bringing a guest hot tea and laundering their clothes free of charge when they were involved in an accident on their way to the wedding. We cannot recommend this venue highly enough and are so looking forward to spending the weekend there on our own for our first anniversary!! It is simply perfect!!.
Nick and Chloe (09 Feb 2015)
We had the most amazing wedding day at Down Hall, it was simply perfect. From the very first planning meeting we knew we were in good hands. The wedding planners, Anna, Marie and Nichola were wonderful, they knew exactly what they were doing and what needed to happen while being friendly and approachable leaving us feeling relaxed and know that the day would be perfect, which it was. The hotel and all the staff were so accommodating, it just felt like it was a home from home and Nichola, who looked after us on the day and Mark, the Toastmaster made the day go seamlessly from start to finish. My only wish is, that I could do it all again, it felt like a dream and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Emily & Allan (09 Feb 2015)
The most perfect day we could have ever imagined
My Husband & I had our wedding reception here on 15th November 2014. Marie, Anna & team were fantastic from the get go. My husband is Italian & has a huge Italian family, but anything we asked was never too much. Everyone at Down Hall accommodated us in every way possible. I bombarded the girls with email after email & they helped me immensely. If you are thinking about having your wedding here then GO, have a look round, any of the staff are more than willing to show you & certainly speak to Marie & Anna about weddings, you will not be disappointed! The grounds are stunning & the house itself is a idyllic country house hotel. The food is faultless & the general atmosphere is wonderful. We had many people tell us its the best wedding they have been too.
Briony & David (07 Feb 2015)
A wonderful winter wedding!
We had an amazing day at Down Hall December 2014. The venue is just stunning and we were lucky to have a sunny day so we could make the most of the beautiful gardens. The toastmaster and the planner ensured everything went smoothly. We stayed the night before as well which meant we could make our special day last a bit longer! I would definitely recommend Down Hall.
Annaliese (06 Feb 2015)
Perfect Christmas Wedding 22nd Dec 2014
Where to start?? We had the most amazing Wedding at Down Hall. I really cannot speak highly enough of our wedding Co-ordinator (Marie) and the rest of the team and hotel staff. Our Toast Master mark was also the best! Our day was made so special at Down hall. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt completely relaxed on the day knowing that Mark and Marie had the reins! I truly enjoyed every minute. Our guests commented how relaxed the day felt and the little touches made the day (including santa arriving during wedding breakfast). As before an amazing perfect christmas wedding xxx