The perfect wedding venue
By Becky & James, on 07 Oct 2012
We married at Parley Manor on 1st September 2012 and we cannot recommend the venue highly enough. From the start Gwen and all the team did a fantastic job assisting with all of our wedding planning and ensuring that everything went to plan on the day. Merlins did an amazing job with the catering and the day itself was faultless. We were also lucky enough to have the Bournemouth Air show taking place on the weekend of our wedding, which made the day even more special! Thank you to Gwen and all the team for making our wedding day a day we will never forget.
Finest wedding venue for many miles
By Brian Hunt, on 17 Sep 2012
I recommend Parley Manor most highly to any prospective brides & families. My daughter was married there 5th September 2012 and
their highly professional team & fabulous venue easily puts all others to shame. The entire day was absolutely faultless; the amazing grounds - the magnificent house - the stunning marquees - the beautiful atmosphere and the professionalism of all their staff are all truly wonderful thank you. The entire day raced by faultlessly & magnificently; my only regret is that it all past much too fast.
Our dream wedding
By Ali Simpson, on 29 Jul 2012
We cannot begin to describe how perfect our wedding was at Parley Manor. From the minute we saw the venue for the first time we fell in love with it and knew that no other venue would compare. We had the day of our dreams last week, it was truly magical and we are still on cloud nine. We cannot thank Gwen, Ann and the caterers enough; all were fantastic. Parley partners are also highly recommended as they all allowed our day to flow seamlessly and stressfree. All of our guests were impressed with Parley and many people commented to us that our wedding should have been featured in Hello or Ok magazine! The grounds are immaculate and the cermony chapel is beautiful. Thank you to everyone at Parley, you made our dreams come true x
A truly lovely experience
By cas gray, on 05 Jun 2012
Our daughter Ali was married there on 16th may and the attention to detail and being looked after was second to none so thank you all who took care of us. :)
nothing can beat parley manor
By Raymond Young, on 21 May 2012
the wedding of my daughter michelle to her fiance dan warden on 14th may 2012.
Thank you to Gwen & all her staff involved in the wedding.You make everything seem so effortless that what start's as nerve's & slight panic turn's into the most relaxing of atmosphere's.All flowed so smoothly that it did'nt appear to happen.This is down to the superb organisation & skill of all the staff from top to bottom.Every guest said it was the best wedding they had been to for venue/food/staff.Thank's for a wonderful day.
Beautiful, first class venue
By Lucy and Stephen Jackson, on 24 Feb 2012
Parley Manor - the most wonderful day in the most gorgeous of settings. Private, tranquil and beautifully kept.
Our wedding was perfect, Gwen and her team provide a first class service.
The decoration and catering teams are also first class. Timings were spot on. They made the dream a reality. We were able to relax and enjoy the day in the knowledge that the Parley Manor team had everything in hand. The best day or our lives.
We can not thank you enough
By Mrs C-K, on 21 Nov 2011
From start to finish you get so much help from the owners, constant email contact, and on the day there really is no worries because they are so professional and calm with their approach everything went perfectly. I was walking on clouds all day in this most beautiful, and reasonably priced, setting.
A dream venue for your dream wedding
By Alice Metcalfe, on 21 Oct 2009
We got married at Parley Manor in May 2008 and the sunny weather and beautiful gardens made it the perfect venue for us and our guests. The marquees, both for the service and reception, were tasteful and romantic and also meant that we would have been okay if the rain had set in. Gwen puts her heart and soul into making sure you have all your questions answered on the run-up to the wedding and that it all goes smoothly on the day itself. She also has a great list of local contacts for all the rest of your wedding needs.
Amazing day at an amazing venue.
By Sarah & Simon Cooper, on 23 Jul 2009
From the moment we went to Parley Manor we knew we wanted to hold our wedding there, it was the first and only venue we visited! Our wedding was in May this year and were really blessed with the weather even thhough it wouldn''t have mattered as every eventuality is planned for!! Everything about Parley Manor was fantastic, Gwen was absolutely brilliant she made everything so personal, which considering how busy she is running around making sure everything is perfect is no mean feat!! Nothing was too much trouble so it enabled us to make the day exactly as we imagined. The gardens were beautifully kept and our pictures were absolutely fabulous. The caterers were very good and the BBQ buffet went down very well with our guests. As we would have to go up to the bbq to be served we were a little worried our guests would be lining up and waiting for a while for their food. But we needn''t have worried as the front of house staff were very organised and it all ran very smoothly. The marquee was absolutley fantastic, all that I had dreamt about a marquee wedding since I was a little girl!! We had so many compliments about our wedding day and 2 of our guests are probably having their wedding there as it was so great. Everytime I drive past the lane that leads to Parley Manor all the lovely memories come flooding back. It is definitley the areas best kept secret as a top class wedding venue and we would strongly recommend anybody to hold their wedding there.
Parley Manor for the Perfect Wedding Day
By Mike and Sandra Young, on 17 Jul 2009
Everything about our wedding was made perfect at Parley Manor. The facilities and the location are superb, and the catering and floral support were equally impressive. With Parley Manor, Gwen and her team really make you feel that everthing has been done to make your special day truly unique. The Wedding venue and the beautiful marquee make you feel that you should be in OK Magazine! Merlin Catering who are catering partners move heaven and earth to ensure the service and quality and quantities of food are just right. On our day the entire staff could not do enough for us. Everything from the Pimms on the lawn to puddings in the marquee was perfect, and the range and quality of drinks were excellent - and very competitively priced without breaking the bank! The Childrens'' menus, drinks and evening buffet were excellent. All in all, we cannot recommend Parley Manor more highly, and we plan to renew our wedding vows there - if that day has the same ambience as our Wedding Day, then it will be truly spectacular. This venue is one of the best kept secrets in Dorset yet the service and experience is one you and your guests will always remember as being truly first class. Believe us, you will not be disappointed if you choose Parley Manor Weddings!
A simply perfect wedding venue - book it!
By Andrew and Ann Corke, on 09 Mar 2009
We went to Parley Manor for my daughter and son-in-law''s wedding reception last summer. It was simply wonderful. All that the other reviews say about the venue, the service and the ambiance is true - it was simply wonderful. One extra thing I would add is that, although the venue is beautiful and very impressive, you might expect that you would then need to have lots of expensive extras having to use their florists, marquee decorators, over priced food and wine. We did use their people to decorate the marquee and it was in fact very reasonably priced. But if you want you can simply hire the venue and have as simple or lavish a reception as you wish. You do need to use their caterers but they offer every possible choice and price of food. We wanted special wine and drinks from the bar which we provided at a very modest corkage charge. We even provided our own fireworks not sure if they allow fireworks now. So you get an amazing venue and very attentive service at a really reasonable price. So many people said to us that this was the nicest wedding they have ever been to. Truly a fabulous place. We would be happy to give anyone interested a personal reference if you wish.
you've dreamed of a wedding like this now you can have it.
By Sue & Roy 14th August 2008, on 04 Sep 2008
Parley Manor made us feel very special, from the months before of planning to the day of our wedding, and were also there to advise and support us every step of the way. The venue is absolutely stunning, what ever the wedding may be like rain or shine and really provided a breathtaking day, truly unforgettable. We felt like a king & queen all day at Parley Manor. Our guests were free to roam through the grounds throughout the day, especially the children which was lovely, and enjoy the beauiful gardens and how beautifully kept they are. The Pavilion Marquee, where the ceremony took place was truly a magical place for our wedding ceremony, and well looked after. The toilet too, well, you feel like your in a 5 star hotel. The whole venue is truly an exceptional venue!!! We would recommend Parley Manor to anyone who wants a fairly tale wedding day. We fell in love with the venue the day we saw it! We hope you do too!